Imori (left) and Aseri (right) are twin apothecaries from the East, both insanely stoic and disciplined to a fault. Mori acts the older sibling most of the time, being more well-spoken, delicate, and eloquent, but his sister is his protector and sustainer, possessing much more vitality behind her expressionless face.
They've been raised in a religious monastery since they were children, Imori specializing in magic casting while Seri specializes in hand-to-hand combat.
They're on a journey to find a sick childhood friend who has gone missing.
Huge revamp from their previous iterations
, I decided that I wanted the Eastern Humans to have a specifically Thai influence in their culture.
I based these two on traditional Thai dancers/performers, using the female garb for Mori's design, and the male Garuda costumes (with a mix of Buddhist monks and Muay Thai fighters) for Seri.
Mori's tattoos are based on Mehndi-- more popularly known as Henna, which is the marriage-specific version of Mehndi as far as I know.
And Seri's are based on those of Thai Buddhist Monks'
The Eastern humans live in harmony with the Elves of the area (known as Dryads) who are Qing Dynasty-inspired. They live in giant trees that grow out of the Eastern Marshes, the Dryads in the treetops, and the Humans at the roots. The status structure of that area is directly correlated to the elevation of the housing.
The poorer communities of Humans live on the water, and are well known for their floating market (see what I mean with direct influence?)
More of this fantasy world also be found in this gallery
_____Edit [11/10/2014]: minor edits on facial features and body type