She was originally just a pencil sketch that I created while spending a boring day at my technology-hating grandmother's house. I hadn't intended for her to be African-American in appearance but that's how she came out. I REALLY like her. Her name's Maple and she's a half breed halfling. . . standing at about 5'1". She's fiesty and easily flustered and, in the story I just started typing up, she provides the comic relief. . . she's like the Regis of this story. . . without the black hole for a stomach! I drew her with pencil, inked her in with a ball point pin and coloured her with crayola markers. . . and GASP!!! IS THAT A BACKGROUND!?!?!?!?!?! Yes, it is. . . I did it in photoshop and I absolutely LOVE it!!!!