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--Birth and Such: Hatched in 1878 in an arid part of California where the hills still have eyes, Madame Van Der Zee was born from the unlikely pairing of a succubus and a renegade time lord.

--Formative Years: Tutored by the brightest minds across the 13 realms, the madame quickly found herself proficient in many of the high magical arts. Alchemy, Divination and many others were mastered with ease and the same pattern followed when blades and other weapons found their way into her hands.

--Endless study has also lead our lady to become rather skilled in such non-lethal arts as cloth craft (sewing), soap making, jewelry craft, knitting/weaving, painting, collage art, photography & botanical alchemy.

--Adult Years: She formed The Shadow Guild while in her twenties and embarked on a adventure filled journey as a…

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  • Born on August 12
  • Joined May 13, 2009

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velvets, muslin, silks, brocades, cottons, buttons, eyelets, pearly snaps, oils, alchemy, goats milk, skeleton keys, oh my

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About

--Birth and Such: Hatched in 1878 in an arid part of California where the hills still have eyes, Madame Van Der Zee was born from the unlikely pairing of a succubus and a renegade time lord.

--Formative Years: Tutored by the brightest minds across the 13 realms, the madame quickly found herself proficient in many of the high magical arts. Alchemy, Divination and many others were mastered with ease and the same pattern followed when blades and other weapons found their way into her hands.

--Endless study has also lead our lady to become rather skilled in such non-lethal arts as cloth craft (sewing), soap making, jewelry craft, knitting/weaving, painting, collage art, photography & botanical alchemy.

--Adult Years: She formed The Shadow Guild while in her twenties and embarked on a adventure filled journey as a bounty hunter/ assassin for many years. She also made her first move into the realms of the merchant class at this time as well, solidifying investments in the trade of spice, magical components, rare books, poisons, textiles & information. Dealings of this sort tend to make a person rather handy to people in positions of power. Quick to take advantage of opportunities, she began to make herself available as a paid advisor & oracle and still offers such services to this day (though she seems to be taking a break from bounty hunting...for the time being). In the year 1999 our lady settled down a bit in Austin, Texas, with her bound consort. The turn of a century is always an exciting time and she found the place to be a suitably bizarre area to reside in despite being situated in the mundane material plane of Earth. Her next choice would have been New Orleans, but her 200 yr. Oracle calender showed that New Orleans would be under 300 feet of water permanently by 2020. In the early winkings of the year 2014, she heard the call of the snow-capped mountains, and as if drawn to the very rim of the sky, the Madame pulled up the roots of her moving castle and washed upon the ethereal shores of a place called Colorado Springs, Colorado.

--How Pixxxie Pie & Posie came to be: One fateful trip to the Underworld, around the turn of the current century, opened Madame Van Der Zee's eyes to idea of parlaying her various creations to a wider audience. The Pixxxie Pie Emporium was born around twenty-ought-three and Pixxxie Pie & Posie materialized from the Ether around Spring/Summer twenty-ought-nine.

--Stylistically: One could say the Madame brews up a magnificent mutation of combined styles that she has fallen in love with over the years. There's a bit of the medieval bubbling in the cauldron, with a few handfuls of the Neo-Victorian, a pinch of India, nestled tight with a healthy ladle full of SteamPunk & AutomicPunk sensibilities. There's about four parts Gypsy passion to six parts Vampire's grace. And of course there's a few vials of of Voodoo charm tossed in for good measure too.... let us not forget that.

Other interesting things baking in the Pixxxie Pie ovens:

The Pixxxie Pie Propriotor can be found on FaceBook too: Raquel VanDerZee

Other identities: In the world of art Pixxxie Pie is also known as Melorah-Viollet of DeviantArt.com

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