So this is what I posted as my rationale:
Tyris was originally written as a fun summer project as I hadn't coded anything for a while. I'd just played Golden Axe Beast Rider (which I'd picked up for a fiver) and was having a Sega Mega Drive nostalgia trip. So basically I took the apearance from Beast Rider (as it's slightly more tasteful than *that* bikini) and wrote her backstory based around the old Mega Drive games, the cheesy 90s comics with little bits taken from Beast Rider where they didn't clash with the rest of the canon. And obviously some stuff is just made up to flesh her out (as it were).
I also saw it as a bit of a mission on my part. Once I'd decided it'd be fun to write her I was determined not to make her stick out like a sore thumb. While I can't say I suceeded 100% I'm happy that I managed to insert her in a reasonably credible way and not have her Mary Sue her way through the game in the manner of some half-angel, half-drow, half-dragon demi-goddess (who apparently doesn't understand fractions).
Now, the mod is not intended to be sexist in any way nor is it intended to be my erotic fantasy (as that would be... weird).
Clearly the original Golden Axe design is very much in the style of those shameless, 80s fantasy settings where all the guys are in leather pants with oiled pecs and the women leave little to the imagination. I couldn't shy away from that as it would be something completely different to what was originally there but I used the Beast Rider asthetic as at least it's a little bit more tasteful (if still rather impractical).
I couldn't ignore the fact that the creators wrote her to be shameless in her dress so I decided to make it her choice. She's not like that for men, she's like that for herself (just the same as people I know who like to wear corsets when they go out). She's a woman who is a shameless flirt who, for lack of a better term, knows what she likes and likes to have a bit of fun doing it. She's not intended to be submitting to the PC, a sex object or anything horrendous like that. She just, you know, likes having a good time but on her terms.
As for bringing in more of the Golden Axe canon, I've tried my best to insert references in dialogue where appropriate but I chose not to have a "Death Adder invades the Forgotten Realms"-style quest as I thought it would break the Bhaalspawn's story (and it is just that, the Bhaalspawn's story). I've also tried to reference the fact that she clearly doesn't spend as much effort as she should trying to get home, something that pays off in some of the ToB talks and in the "final choice"/epilogues. And yes, my sense of humour is heavily sarcastic and whimsical so bits do break through now and again.
So, that's it. I'll happily answer any questions or criticisms you have. I've got a thick skin so I won't be offended if you say you didn't like it, because as I said, it was my pet project to take a break from work and as a change from my other creative outlets. That said, if you enjoyed it for whatever reason, I'm glad it gave you some entertainment.
All the best,
Please, please, please don't go on there and bash them for anything they've said - everyone's entitled to an opinion and I've got a thick skin. I've just posted this here as I thought it was interesting.