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Ghost Rustler by Kisaki-Shattoriboshi Ghost Rustler by Kisaki-Shattoriboshi
Class (Fantasy/Western): Ghost Rustler

Description (General Person Generator - Anime Female): This gentle girl has hooded white eyes that are like two pearls. Her luxurious, curly, amber hair is neck-length and is worn in a handsome style. She is short and has a thin build. Her skin is light-colored. She has a domed forehead. Her wardrobe is no-nonsense, and is completely green.

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Done for Seventh Sanctum's Cross-Genre Characters Contest [link] . I didn't have too hard a time imagining what a "ghost rustler" might be... This is what I came up with:

A Ghost Rustler can be seen as a kind of "Ghostbuster" of the Old West. Without modern technology (or even 19th-century technology -- this IS a Western, after all), she instead uses magic based on the shamanism of the Native Americans to exorcise and remove evil spirits from cursed places. The talisman she uses to capture evil spirits is called an Asabikeshiinh and resembles a kind of dream catcher ("asabikeshiinh" from the Ojibwa word meaning "spider web" or "net"); It draws ghosts towards it, allowing good spirits to pass through while evil spirits become trapped.

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This was the first time I've ever tried coloring a manga-style drawing with pastel chalks, but I like the result! The original lineart can be seen here [link] (I did brighten it up and change the resolution with my computer, as I usually do, tho). I really, reeeeally wanted to make her Native American, but I had to go by the description given to me by the generator and I didn't want to get points deducted for straying too much! So I guess she is either part Native American or maybe she isn't but was abandoned as a baby and raised by Native Americans and learned their ways? Or maybe she's a scholar of Native American mysticism and has put it to practice in other ways?

I'd better stop thinking about it, or this "Artist Comment" could go on forever!
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