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Amarantos: The Curious Confectioner by cocoaferret Amarantos: The Curious Confectioner by cocoaferret

It's done!! Finally, my competitor character~ I meant to keep her situation straightforward for now. Her Husband's NPC app is TBA :>

Name: Madame Aguurata Ban-Kaur
Age: 37
Species: Mjusi
Occupation: Shopkeeper/ candy maker
Specialty: suspicious sweets, curious candies, miscellaneous mayhem
Tools of the trade: said candy and a potpourri of bizarre ingredients

:bulletpurple:History: "Look, here now, this weed from the sea!" she gestures to the strange ocean plants strewn across the table, snapping one up in twiggy fingers, "Very sweet, very good. A good fragrance, very good to taste." Splaying the stalk open with a set of merciless blue nails, she grins a razor sharp smirk. Her backdrop is an idyllic little tourist district candy shop, with rows of glass jars and pleasing pastel wallpaper; but her practice looks quite like voodoo. Sliding over a basin of some sugary concoction, she gathers the brutalized herbs in a bundle, smiling again before dumping the bouquet into the mix

"Very good to taste, but! Don't taste too many. Too many means a nasty rash"

'Witch doctor' and 'candy maker' are two occupations that should not be uttered in the same sentence. But Madame Ban-Kaur was never one for proper syntax. Or proper occupations. Or proper anything, for that matter.

Certainly not in the Mjusi way of things. For when one's hobby is brewing sea stars into sweet puree, 'cultural expectations' are certainly on the back burner.

It began as a cute diversion, before evolving into an alarming infatuation: Little madame was obsessed with researching sweets. Suffice to say, Her orthodox kin had their work cut out for them. They offered, forced, bade, and begged Aguurata, growing frightfully stranger by the day, to show some sign of standard isle-people behavior. Clam fishing, as opposed to blending seaweed syrup. Net weaving rather than, devoid of volunteers, getting violently ill from testing the mixture herself. Anything to curb the sugary (and frequently hazardous) science experiments… All to no avail.

But after 17 years of confectionery chaos, Aguurata was of age; the Ban-Kaur clan let out a collective sigh. On the threshold of relief, a decisive match was made: their letdown of a daughter with an equally disappointing Mjusi boy. While oceans away from an 'ideal' spouse, the youth seemed responsible enough to keep Aguurata out of their kitchens and out of trouble. Quickly, in a ceremony of the most unremarkable variety, perfect strangers were wed. The be-all end-all to mischief… On that little island, at least.

Love at first sight is the myth of human novels; love at first bite is the story of Mme. and Mr. Ban-Kaur's life. A remarkable bond between two odd individuals with a bizarre passion for candy- true and plain as day. What then, could be made of this? Candy is, after all, something to be shared... however unorthodox that candy may be. Amarantos was where the young couple sought success. For if a flower could thrive on the edge of an unforgiving desert and a raging ocean, why not then their humble dream?

20 years to the day, with a bustling candy shop in full swing; the confectionery mischief has only just begun.

:bulletpurple:Personality: Ask any regular- in a shop of abnormalities, Madame Aguurata Ban-Kaur may very well be the main attraction. Bright roving eyes, a hodgepodge of fashions, and a flair for concocting questionable candies makes the lively Mjusi woman nothing short of eccentric. For Madame Ban'Kaur has only three loves in life: happy customers, her husband, and candy. At times the madame's blissful ignorance of her own whimsy, too, proves captivating to most customers… Or perfectly absurd to others. For in all madame's good-natured oddities, she cannot help but foster an unreasonable contempt for those who dislike sweets.

-questionable grasp of english; makes for peculiar grammar
-Sharp teeth
-Upon arriving in Amarantos, Couldn't decide whether she prefered traditional or human garments- somehow settled for both
-fond of lace


Fonts: Vtks Caps Loco, Things We Said, Typography Times
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BeetleBeebs Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my lordy she's so perfect * v *
Atlanta-Lemento Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
I love how your characters are all so unique! You've got great imagination. :)
Mikko90 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Awesome chara!
Shiiwolf Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
dianakhan Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
you should be writing books :) this description is so fascinating...
Luna-pon Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She's LOVELY, Cocoa!
And her description is just ashgahdgad
TruancyCity Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ooooh mmmy godddd i was waiting so eagerly for this! i love this so much its so intriguing and exciting (for me, that is)
thank you for making it!!! :iconkissingplz:
PunkOz Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I am so tempted to join this now Lexa. Oh no oh no too many OCTs. whatdoIdo

She's absolutely lovely by the way <33
Ink-Jam Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
This is amazing. I just woke up so i'm horrible at talking right now, but I really enjoy how original her design is and the color palette you used.
mi-spark Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You have good vocabulary c:
Naphula Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That is quite the character you have have there. This should be interesting.
ShinjiRyuu Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
EEEEEEE i love it ;3; <3 it looks so awesome!
waywardsailor Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
This is as excellent as it is creepy. Looking forward to seeing more!
BriarX Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, she is stunning. Absolutely fantastic character design. I especially love the upward slant you gave to all of her facial features. Not to mention the colour palette. There's just something great about teal and gold.
Is Mjusi a species you created? I tried googling it, but all I found was Mjusi is swahili for lizard. I would love to learn more about her species. ovo
Zhoid Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mjusi are a species created by ~TameraAli for the amarantos oct this character is for too. Check the group for the species reference sheet.
BriarX Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, cool. I think I'll go do just that. :dummy:
mod2amaryllis Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist
Holy crap I love her, ugh there's so much personality in her face and posture and design UGH I CAN'T STAND IT
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