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Rich Man's World by Acaciathorn Rich Man's World by Acaciathorn
More art for our Star Wars campaign! Edge of the Empire has a feature called "Obligation" which represents a debt a character owes, or a force which drives their life. This is the second in a series of four drawings depicting the Obligations of the player characters.

Jastra (my character) is a Bothan from the tropical colony world of Kothlis. Bothan culture is all about playing The Great Game - spying, character assassination, power-grab alliances, prolonged and masterful deceit...whatever it takes to get ahead. Unfortunately for Jastra, her clan is 'unregistered', meaning that she and her family have no political capital and few prospects for advancement. Jastra's mom operates a tourist resort on Kothlis, where they cater to (and spy on) the rich and powerful, without ever having access to wealth or influence themselves.

Jastra's Obligation is her debt to Koskit, who she met at the age of 8, when his rich-ass family began taking their summer vacations at her resort. They became friends almost immediately and spent subsequent summers getting into all sorts of mischief together. The bond of trust they developed was a heady, intense experience for two kids raised in such a paranoid society - it was especially important to Jastra, because he was the only 'person of quality' to ever treat her like she mattered. As the two of them became adults, however, the dynamics of their relationship changed. Koskit grew more and more distant as he took his place within the family business - he became a master spy and accomplished slicer, and at some point, he joined an alien crime syndicate. Jastra was unable to overcome her fun-loving, chaotic nature, and she drifted from interest to interest, accruing skills but mastering none.

Nowadays, Koskit continues to support Jastra financially and politically, but he rarely reveals his secrets. In exchange, she acts as his agent in the field, gathering intel and performing dangerous tasks. Koskit is everything Jastra wishes she could be - ruthless, brilliant, calculating, and hella fucking rich. She is fanatically devoted to him and would do pretty much anything to secure his approval and affection. Her antics seem to amuse him, but it remains to be seen whether he genuinely loves her, or whether he just views her as a particularly useful piece in his game.

Others in this series: Drown Your Sorrows by Acaciathorn Collateral Damage by Acaciathorn The Reason Why by Acaciathorn :iconpatreon:SUPPORT ME ON PATREON

EDIT: Holy crap! Thanks for the DD! :wow: Jastra would be thrilled to know that she's finally getting the attention she feels she deserves :XD:
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Rich Man's World by Acaciathorn ( Suggested by TheLitanyofRa and Featured by PixlPhantasy )
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Veek13 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That's some nice work. Characters are pretty neat
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks
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gossj10 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow nice work what i really like about it is that it kind of says a story about these two :) great job nd keep it up
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconpokkin:
Pokkin Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THis is really cool! DO you think we could do an art trade?

You can find an example of my art here: pokkin.deviantart.com/art/Jerr…
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the offer, but I'm already doing an art trade with brandyrosa
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:iconpokkin:
Pokkin Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh okay!
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Ururuty Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017
Congrats
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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:iconladyofazzaroth:
LadyofAzzaroth Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Student General Artist
Gorgeous Art :heart:
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks
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salyssong Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I work all night, I work all day, to pay the bills I have to pay
Ain't it sad
And still there never seems to be a single penny left for me
That's too bad
In my dreams I have a plan
If I got me a wealthy man
I wouldn't have to work at all, I'd fool around and have a ball...

Money, money, money
Must be funny
In the rich man's world
Money, money, money
Always sunny
In the rich man's world
Aha-ahaaa
All the things I could do
If I had a little money
It's a rich man's world

A man like that is hard to find but I can't get him off my mind
Ain't it sad
And if he happens to be free I bet he wouldn't fancy me
That's too bad
So I must leave, I'll have to go
To Las Vegas or Monaco
And win a fortune in a game, my life will never be the same...

Money, money, money
Must be funny
In the rich man's world
Money, money, money
Always sunny
In the rich man's world
Aha-ahaaa
All the things I could do
If I had a little money
It's a rich man's world

Money, money, money
Must be funny
In the rich man's world
Money, money, money
Always sunny
In the rich man's world
Aha-ahaaa
All the things I could do
If I had a little money
It's a rich man's world

It's a rich man's world

"Money Money Money"-Abba
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha yup
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martyrex Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your drawing looks amazing.
characters great background looks awesome.
title of piece made me immediately look for the abba song money money.
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was listening to that song whIle drawing ;)
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AnimalCogitantium Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lookd good lad
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing work - Congrats on the DD.
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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OPFreak34 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 15, 2017
I- ship it. I didn't want to, but it just happened, because of his smile :iconlazycryplz:
The story sounds really interesting and I'd love to read more about it, because the mere picture is amazing :happybounce:
I love the style and how you linked the two characters with the jewels. Really well deserved DD!
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Edited Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconflyingheartsplz::iconrubcheeksplz::iconflyingheartsplz:

Now if only our GM would ship it, instead of making me suffer... ;P
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LeviaDraconia Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Professional General Artist
:deviantart: Congrats on the DD! :heart: :clap: :deviantart:
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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Tears-of-Xion Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017
Hey, congrats on the DD! It was well deserved. :)
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Kida-neechan Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations on the well-deserved daily deviation, dear~ :love:
Have a fabulous day~ :star: :iconfabulousplz:
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy crap...I didn't even realize...thanks so much for letting me know! :wow:
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Kida-neechan Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're most welcome! :D
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xfumikux Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Those lovely colors~!
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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Tears-of-Xion Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017
Beautiful! I love the emotion behind the peace; her obvious pain and longing contrasted against his more indifferent expression. The backgrounds are well done, each showing a bit more for the character that it surrounds, and the poses are amazing.
I think her right hand looks a little odd, but that might have to do more with how it contrasts against the shirt than anything actually wrong with the positioning.
Anyways, great job! Looking forward to more!
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! I think it's actually her boob that's wrong, as opposed to her hand ^^; lol
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Tears-of-Xion Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017
Fox emoji - whoops
Looking at it again, that is probably it. xD
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TheElvishDevil Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017
This is so beautiful :heart: I love the colours and the textures that you have created throughout. The way that you have drawn the jacket of the top character particularly works very well. Great work :D
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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Scott-A-T-art Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
nice colors and detail :)
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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Scott-A-T-art Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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Siartha Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Goddamn that's a beautiful background, the contrasting colours really make it pop. And you managed to give them really relatable facial expressions.
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I had originally drawn him with an unreadable poker face, but then I was like "nah, this fucker needs a smug grin"
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MarbleMoonCat Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, the characters are well drawn, especially for the traditional style, and I do love that a lot :) however, my favorite part about the piece is the way that the two are placed in the picture - you can see their relationship clearly in the way they look at each other. I also especially love the connected background between them - very well done :) keep up the great work!
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much! :hug:
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MarbleMoonCat Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome! Hope that made sense ^^'
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hydella353 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing, the colors and posing complement very well. Keep up the great work!
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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Fennbothan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017
Nice! Loving the contrast in the two, makes for an awesome pic for sure. Almost like a humorous turn on the "Creation of Man" painting, only with space-cats and shinies. Much better!

 Epic ABBA reference by the way. :p
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol I was thinking of both those things while drawing this. Impressive that you noticed!
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:iconfennbothan:
Fennbothan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017
Great minds think alike!

But naw, seriously, the Creation of Man bit got a bit of a laugh; was it what you were going for? Would definitely seem like it, Koskit being in the position of power there. And oh yeah, gotta love some ABBA.
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did seriously think of that when drawing the hands :XD:
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Fennbothan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017
Haha, well, either way it came out well. 

There you go, a re-do of that painting for the Bothans handing over the Death Star II plans. If the EU books are anything to go by, that's probably how they think it happened! :p
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josesebastian Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017
I like your drawing, and beautiful, you have potential and talent
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