Shallow: City of Crime
The Black Bitch
A rumour. But one you would be careful in mentioning...
It portrays a cold woman adorned all in black. Her pale skin is but one of the many contrasts found to an observer with a keen eye. The delicacy with which she holds the bird in contrast to the disdain she has for the observer or artist; the crow itself is studying her in a much closer fashion than the artist may have been able to.
Many have claimed whilst looking at the portrait as to being judged by an absolute power.
None have ever died from staring at the painting, unlike the events surrounding many of the portraits found in the Silent Guild….
— Archivist Altrus Pickt, Keeper of Forgotten Memories, University of Shallow
It’s all damned rumours, fluff and nonsense if you ask me. Which you just did. So feck off and get a statement from someone else.
— Grook Finst, First Historian of Shallow, The Council of Seven