The childhood of a half-elf can be a lonely one. Venutia was never fully accepted by either humans or elves. She realised one day that people pay attention to those with power and thus set upon learning the arcane arts. To distinguish herself from others further, she took up the darkest arts, the most reviled and the most difficult to control. She wages endless battles against the denizens of the nether realms and planes who are constantly trying to eat at her very soul. Others who practise the Dark Arts despise her for maintaining her youth and beauty, for flaunting the very things they had to sacrifice to attain their level of power.This is the first drawing I did of Venutia. More recent renditions may be found at The instant before... and at Nether Skull.