This man is currently a very wealthy merchant in the southern trade city-states. Only recently has he come into power as an independent financial force. Originally married into a position as treasurer of the powerful Culnacci family, he was privy to many a goings on in the region. Made aware of the date planned for a riot and coup to overthrow the administration of a neighbouring city-state, he surreptitiously snuck off to the troubled area with the Culnacci seal. There he proceeded to use the family’s reputation to take out huge loans from the city’s major banks. He paid a fraction of this wealth to several cutthroats and promised more on the condition that they burn to the ground every bank specified amidst the chaos of the impending uprising. When the uprising came, all proceeded well, and the records of the loans were destroyed. He had his wife poisoned, invested his gains, had the rogues hanged when they returned for their pay, and now lives comfortably hopping from one riverfront property to the other with his twenty concubines. He dresses in the expensive, but worn clothes of a style that has become laughably out of date. His cane is actually a smooth bore matchlock musket. The barrel employs the Gerlich effect, which prevents the ball from falling out the end (as he always keeps it loaded after a Culnacci made an attempt on his life).
A question, I wrote a short omake (that happens semi in) bloodborne and I was wondering if I could use this image as its front page to use it for on a fanfic website? Do note that I do also twitch involuntarily when I hear the word fanfiction, but trust me. It ain't that kind of fic. If you aren't sure I can send you a drive link to the short story so you can make sure it ain't improper or nuthin'.
I ain't getting any profit from this. This is merely a story I wrote for a forums quest which I liked enough that I felt I might as well share it more.
If not, then that's that. I won't use the image as a front page.
The drawing is incredibly intricate and detailed--well done! He comes off as a sly, delicately maneuvering, yet conniving character. =3 Using the lighter yellow hues for the coat clasps and other ornaments he carries really makes them stand out.