I could see this more on the Dire side, and only if it was made to look more dark and sinister. Discolored flesh tones, scars, chipped and broken nails and other characteristics that match the wicked Dire style. Maybe make the ropes that secure the chest out of rusted chains, entrails or patched hair?
The model is looking good, though I'd like to see more accouterments; little ornaments or details (much of which you can sell in the texture map).
Keep it up, and post updates as you go!