So I heard there was a masquerade? I picked out the nicest outfit I've got and the mask to match... it's traditional for my mother's clan... well was
I suppose... These kinds of robes were worn during the most important ceremonies; the coming of the rainy season which brought prosperity to the Desert Lands, Weddings, and in celebration of children graduating into adulthood. The mask is supposed to ward off evil spirits which are attracted to festivals and can make people sick or discontented, and even poison the plants. The two large beads on the sash are supposed to promote strength, stability, and good fortune, but so far all they've done is give me back pains... The mask doesn't fit as well as I would like either... it's made to fit someone with a snout.
My mystery name is "Delila Amaranthine"
This pic took about three and a half hours and was drawn with Join.me up for people to watch, though the chat kind of degenerated into an RP forum...
Thanks to all my buddies for keeping me company while I worked.