I was in need of some powdered crystals for the mixing of some of the enchanted colors I use in the tinting of Eerduz’s work. My normal supplier, a surly Arimite, had gone out of business, and I was directed to the shop of the charming Ela Anaria.
(Truth be told, she was recommended to me by Kantrix, the Pharesian.)
We chatted, and I told her about the Feast of Ardan. I mentioned that we’d yet to depict a Gnomekin, dropping many a hint that she would be perfect; perhaps she would like to pose for us? I fully expected her to reject my proposition, but to my surprise, she agreed.