When hunters became a necessary to fend off the growing population of beasts. Some kept at it for far too long. These hunters eventually drained of their humanity. They BECAME the beast. They sought to not only kill beasts but other hunters. When this happens enough, someone takes up role to keep such foes in line. Eileen the Crow would bring them down and give the former comrades a 'sky burial' to expose them a closer ascension back up to the Hunter's Dream for them to find their peace.
So this character is a semi hope that we'll get pistol offhand and sword in the main. I wanted this character with a Bloodborne themed look. Using the Mini Failed Attempt to mimic the Celestial Larvae in the that game. I was surprised when Anet delivered on my request for us to get something more bird mask and such, and 2 months after I suggested it in forums. I had a lot of fun working on this character's looks, but I may change their eyes and face later when I get a makeover specifically for this theme. At this moment, they are using axe/torch as that's the closest I can get with Necromancer. With the colors, I typically don't like using Shadow Abyss on dark themed characters because it's too dark or too generic, so I mixed and matched for a tone effecting blend in terms of hue with the given pieces. I noticed the feathers got kind of yellow/brownish with Shadow Abyss, so I opted more toward Night Shade