Something a bit different from my usual fare, just to get my Kisekae muscles moving again.
This here is Zoe Santiago, my character from a campaign in the Secret of Zir'An RPG. I love SoZ, it's diesel-punk, techno-fantasy world
is my favorite RPG setting ever. And this time, I managed to sneak just a little bit of my "magical realm" into the game...
Zoe is 18 years old and hails from Talus, a country most simply described as a mix of romance-era Spain and ancient China.
She's actually the heir of one of the Talusian noble hoses, but run away from home at 15, to follow in the footsteps of her older sister,
Carmen, who is currently the most famous thief in the world. Also to avoid an unwanted arranged marriage...
Zoe is an excellent thief and rogue, with remarkable skill in pick-pocketing, lock-picking, stealth, and acrobatics, and also con-work,
scamming, and fast talk. She can also hold her own in a fight, being quite good with knives (including throwing ones) and other short
blades, but she's not really a warrior, and prefers a quick smoke-bomb aided escape to combat.
Like a pretty stereotypical Talusian, Zoe is passionate, impulsive, romantic, and energetic. Also quick-tempered, snarky, sensitive,
and highly inclined to holding grudges... Anyone daring to slight her can expect to be the target of some serious pranking!
The girl is a cleptomaniac and adrenaline junky, always hunting for the next big score to fuel her expensive lifestyle. See, Zoe is greedy,
but she doesn't hoard riches. She steals big, and then spends just as big, quickly going through whatever money she acquires in persuit
of the finer things in life, like gourmet food, accomodations in expensive hotels, designer clothes, and partying in only the best clubs.
Her personal code of honor precludes her stealing from poorer people - unless she just couldn't find a good score for a long time and can't
contain the withdrawal jitters of her clepto addiction...
For now, she has somewhow managed to keep her thieving a secret - she's not quite ready to go big time public like her beloved sis,
and cut off normal ties to the legal side of society. But she also craves fame as a thief, aiming to one day be just as high-profile as Carmen.
How to reconcile the two? Zoe's answer is an alternate identity she uses when comitting her thefts, leaving behind calling cards with
the name of "Material Girl". This way she can build reputation as a criminal without giving up her public persona - or relaying on the family
connection to her big name sister.
As to the "magical realm" mentioned in the beginning? Well, see, Zoe sufferes from some truly terrible bad luck. It doesn't really interfere
much with her succeeding at her "professional" endevours... But it does make sure she's often left humiliated in some way, even in success!
Leave it to Zoe to snag her panties when climbing over a fence, and give herself a hanging wedgie! Or make her escape by jumping out of
a window to have a soft landing - in a full dumpster! Need to pee real bad, and not able to find an unoccupied toilet until it's far too late?
Accidently sit down on a cactus? Dive to hide into bushes, only to realize they're full of poison ivy? Even being shot by a guard in the butt?
Been there, done that! Such pedestrain things as stepping in dog poop, or beeing pooped on by a bird, are not even worth mentioning...
Zoe was in many ways inspired by Yuffie Kisaragi out of Final Fantasy 7, and it does show in her design.
Aslo, "little thief", 'casue she's just 155cm tall. Favorite outfits showcase, left to right:- casual- mission outfit- clubbing- formal- pajamas- underwear
Staying true to the spirit of my work here, I may in fact make some pics with Zoe and her humiliating adventures sometime...