The characters are inspired by my four Everquest characters, clockwise from top middle: Astrida the magician, Mandi the enchanter, Trentazra the cleric, and Winlet the wizard. Depending on who is asking, they’re either a quartet of sisters or lovers. 😛
I somehow managed to stretch this one out over nearly a year. I kept coming back to it with better ideas. Maybe it’s better for it? 🙂 Looking back on where it began, I’m inclined to believe that.