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[COMMISSION] Keri 1.0 - Tiefling Bard

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Keri was abandoned shortly after birth, being born to a human mother and father, with her tiefling background being the result of a recessive infernal bloodline. She was discovered as a crying infant on the streets by a cleric of Sharess, and taken in and raised by her in the festhall. She likely lived only a few blocks from her birth parents, unbeknownst to her. 

As she grew, she was given a basic education, as well as lessons to defend herself in the world, especially given the hostility many may have towards tieflings. Her stepmother taught her fencing and the use of a crossbow. Keri spent her childhood diligently earning her keep in one of the city's festhalls of Sharess, as a serving girl and helping in the kitchens. As she grew older, she discovered a love of dancing. Her adoptive mother found teachers and instructors to help her hone her talent, both out of love for her adopted daughter, and service of Sharess. 

Keri has also become a go-to for anyone who hurt themselves within the festhall, be it a sprained ankle from a stunt, or a stabbing from being mugged, and has become very proficient at taking care of those in need, aided by the blessings of her goddess, in addition to spreading joy and pleasure.

Now in her mid twenties, Keri has decided it is time for her to leave her home, and spread the joy of Sharess throughout the world, as well as helping care for the hurt and injured wherever she can.

Although she was taught that discrimination, hostility, and malice are very much a thing, she's never really personally experienced it. She's instinctively distrustful at first, as most tieflings are, but is much quicker to overcome it, and very joyously welcomes new friends once she trusts them. Unfortunately, given her sheltered upbringing, she is a bit naive with what sorts of people and places to avoid. This has led to her being abducted into slavery by some less-than-savory individuals when she was travelling through a bad part of town. After all, she's just a tiefling, who will miss her? She'll be perfect for the pits.

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Soulafein, she turned out perfectly! In this image and the alternative version!

~ Brass
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Both excellent works, and this one even brought her to life more than what I had in my head! s0ulafein is amazing! Will definitely be commissioning her next time I want a character brought into the world. Which, with a year overseas at a very slow duty station, and lots of extra income in the near future, is a likely result!
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My only complaint, and I wasn't giving the best description to s0ulafein, with the first version was that she had too much dangly stuff on her clothes, and she was a bit too big in the boobs and butt - Keri's a dancer, she's more lithe and slim than that. Personality, face, everything else was spot on in the first version. The second version captured her perfectly in every aspect.
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Ahh, I see Magic! I agree with you that Soulafein already did a good job (in itself), even if the first picture wasn't true to Keri - or not completely. For a fellow commission-taking artist like me, and just a fan of Soulafein's works in general, it's interesting to hear the feedback of a commissioner. I'm glad and grateful you replied!

Based on description and depictions, your character is amazing! That she's in the Forgotten Realms is just a sweet bonus :)

~ Brass
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Хороший персонаж)))
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s0ulafeinHobbyist Traditional Artist
Спасибо! Сегодня выложу второй вариант - на нем она еще лучше :D (Big Grin) 
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