The Last Mage finds Tachi's mirror (she's being held captive at the time) and realizes how much her journey has worn at her (from my book). Gouache paint. 'The little piece of shiny metal and glass reflected somebody quite different than she had expected. Kimberly had always liked to imagine herself in a refined and dignified light. She was supposed to be regal, graceful, and moderately pretty. The face that looked back was tired and cast with an unhealthy bluish tint. Dark splotches loomed beneath her eyes as if she had not seen peace in many days. The hair that had once been a cascade of auburn curls was frizzy and flecked horribly with mud. A few odd wisps of it stuck out awkwardly in mockery of the image Kim had expected. Even her eyes themselves seemed changed-changed beyond repair. They were sad and dead looking, as if the joy they had once held had been stolen from them.' Okay, so she looks more surprised than melancholy. I tried. She is supposed to look bad.