it makes sense dw :) i would be curious to know how she absorbs them? do she have to kill or is just able to steal bit of life energy from other via some ritual/action?
Early on she can only absorb through touch. She doesn’t have to kill, it’s like energy sapping. She SHOULD be eating them but Yesenia learns to just take what she need. Eating replenishes her magic faster and makes her stronger.
Yesenia eventually learns to separate a soul from a body. She pulls or pushes them out. No big ritual but depending on the person it could be hard to do. Some souls are very tied to their physical body. Separating a soul from a body is the easiest way to communicate for her. The physical body can produce lies and shy away from a question whereas the soul cannot. It’s open, emotional and vulnerable. However speaking to a soul and saying the wrong thing can also be dangerous. They can attack a person and fighting back can be tricky if you’re trying to be mindful of not killing it. She’ll learn magic to subdue them eventually but it’s still scary for her. Fooling around with souls is like juggling fine china during an earthquake. Most people’s souls are fragile. Easy to mold and break. Yesenia starts to become a little cunning her abilities but she never lets her power go to her head. In the begining Yesenia will feel like some monster but then realize she can do so good with her powers. A lot of good actually.
Yesenia also will learn to capture souls.
This is an old sketch but she has these chains which she uses to yank souls out of powerful people and big monsters. The chains are a trait carried over from her father. Her dad is this world’s Hades if you will. He drags souls to their fate. He is executioner and savior. He collects lost souls (ghost/zombies/wandering souls) and brings them back to this world’s “hell”. (I’ll figure out a name later) Good souls get released and returned to nature/ the cycle.
Yesenia will learn to capture souls and use them to fight alongside with. Her father rarely lifts a finger if someone tries to fight him. He has a 1000 souls he’s collected and transformed to fight his battles for him. Souls captured become linked to the user and the stronger the user becomes the stronger the souls become. They’ll take on new forms too.
Oh man, so I want to design a humanoid monster (sona?) like yours and fuckingmonster's beasties, and I have no clue where to start! I like to think I'm decently versed in art, so that's not the hard part, but I am so deadstalling on a design.
I assume you’re looking for advice on how to come up with a design? I’m probably not the best person to ask, but here’s what I can say:
1. the meaning behind my url 2. a picture of me 3. tattoos i have 4. last time i cried and why 5. piercings i have 6. favorite band 7. biggest turn off(s) 8. top 5 (insert subject) 9. tattoos i want 10. biggest turn on(s) 11. age 12. ideas of a perfect date 13. life goal(s) 14. piercings i want 15. relationship status 16. favorite movie 17. a fact about my life 18. phobia 19. middle name 20. anything you want to ask