Yamamoto Matsu: Female Kitsune Sorcerer, Neutral
Str 8, Dex 14, Con 18, Int 11, Wis 15, Cha 19
This Kitsune Sorceress has inherited her magical powers from her Draconic bloodline. Matsu has taken up shelter on an island in the middle of a lake, where she works on magic scrolls in the company of her adopted Human daughter, who was orphaned when her village was attacked by a tribe of Gnolls. The child is learning to become a Wizard using Matsu's scrolls, as she doesn't have the natural casting prowess as her parental figure.
When coming up with the idea for this character, I decided to take elements from Hikaru and Rakusha (two older ideas of mine), and make them into one character. I took the sorcery and Kitsune aspects from Hikaru, while taking the adopted human child idea from Rakusha. Also decided to downplay their position in the world. Where Hikaru was a Court Mage, and Rakusha a Divine Guardian, Matsu is just a Sorceress who is practically a Hermit, living only in the company of her adopted child.
In designing her outfit, I used Quetzalcoatl's New Years Kimono from Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid as the main inspiration. I then gave her a headband, and touched up the headband and kimono with patterns to evoke a sort of "Ainu" feel towards it.
When drawing her, I wanted to try to replicate the style of Rui Araizumi, the illustrator for the Slayers Light Novels.