Friday, May 15, 2015

White Armory Andraste, Elf-y style

Imagine if you will, a redhead obsessed fashionista visiting the page of the Blogging Elf Arica Storaro to see what lovely fantasy, roleplay and non-fantasy items repurposed for fantasy roleplay items she is wearing.  Because after all, she is an Adorable Redheaded Elf who Shops... a LOT.

Then imagine you see something like this recreation of a non-redheaded Elf, which while very pretty, is NOT redheaded and your whole worldview of Adorable Redheaded Elves who Shop collapses.

The CC as a Blonde Elf Archer

It made the CC cry......Not really, of course. I'm joking.  The Blogging Elf looks good as a blonde too, has been blonde for months, and as everyone knows even redhead obsessed moi goes blonde now and then.  But there is just ....something... about a redheaded elf, and if the Blogging Elf ever goes back to red.....I will SQUEE.  Until then... well I have ears, and a bow and on rare ocassions do fantasy looks.

The CC as a proper redheaded elf-y archer.

In actual truth this blog post was inspired by seeing the White Armory Andraste set and thinking it was "Blogging Elf-y".  Though with that name it's obviously "Dragon Age-y", meaning Dragon Age the game. (No, I don't have Dragon Age: Inquisition yet)  Anyway, I can't remember where I saw it, but I finally figured out it was from White Armory (which is familiar to me) and picked it up.   My guess is that it's based on a template, since it looks somewhat familiar, and I know that White Armory has other template based items.  That said, they DO skillfully texture their template items, so even if you DO see the same templates somewhere else, you might want to pick up the White Armory versions as well.

Then I decided I needed some armor/bracers of some kind and boots.  As not-coincidence would have it, White Armory puts styling info in their packaging so you can easily find what they accessorized it with in the displays.  Which is a GREAT idea with cross-marketing potential that more designers should do.

In this case it was the Lassitude & Ennui Thylacine boots, and the Iktharus Bracers/Cuffs/Collar in Brimstone from Plastik.  I've been a L&E fan for years, and know Jackal Ennui does good work so ran right over to look at the boots and pick them up.   The Iktharus armor set comes in a LOT more colors, but I liked the Brimstone the best and it goes best with the Andraste

The Bow and Quiver are the PFC Black Sorrow, which I've shown before.  I'm rather liking this picture of me relaxing against a large tree root.  Peaceful and Sylvan.

The hair is Wasabi Pills Sandy, a hair that The Blogging Elf  wore in March reminded me of it.  Eyes are the IKON Deadshine eyes in Moor. Skin is my usual Belleza Betty.  Ears are from Siyu Suen's Illusions.


Wasabi Pills Hair

Belleza Skins

Siyu Suen's Illusions

IKON eyes

The White Armory


Lassitude & Ennui at Nouveau est. 2005

PFC, Pucca Firecaster Creations

Sax Shepherd's Jorogumo Jewelry/Accessory/Shoe set, for the Drowgirl in every one of us.


We, the Dark Elves of the Undercaves, approve of the Sax Shepherd Jorogumo Jewelry/Accessory/Shoe set.  It is an attractive homage to all things Spider Queen-y, including our Goddess Denise.  Who strangely prefers business attire instead of nipple covers and jewelry as lingerie, but never mind that.  (Inanna Staff from Tekeli-li)

The one quibble, we the great Dark Elves of the Undercaves, do not like is the fact that this set is currently a Gacha set. There are both common huds with few colors and a Rare Hud with more colors. There are a total of 6 metal/shoe color options and 12 jewel options.  The shoes are for the Slink High feet and you'll use the footshape that comes with the feet.  Any great Dark Elf of the Undercaves would want the Rare HUD.  Because after all, as that pale shiny-faced redheaded fashionista says: How many colors do you need?  All of them.

The ensemble has the following pieces:  Crown, Choker,  Anklets Left and Right, Spider Anklets left and right, Armbands left and right, Belly gem, Belt, Nipple covers, Bracelet, Earrings, Ring, and Shoes.

Those Nipple Covers are Maitreya body compatible, you might have to adjust manually a touch if  you don't use a Maitreya body.  (One of the reasons I don't have a Maitreya body is that I'd have to go skin shopping.....again.)  That is the Pink Fuel Drow skin in Night.  Hair is Truth Thalia.

As I said, the stilettos are for the Slink High feet and are modern in style.  Your traditional supermodel-y stiletto sandal...if said supermodel was a Dark Elf.  The funny thing is, most traditional depictions of dark elves does make them look a touch supermodel-y.  In fact, IIRC Dark Elven Priestesses of Eilistraee (of the Dungeons and Dragons Forgotten Realms milieu) wear even LESS than this.

And just so you know, there will be no peace with you Surface-Worlders while that pale Shiny-faced red-haired fashionista named CC lives. She told our Matron Mother of Menace, Tiffany, that she should put on a cover up while shopping.  Yes, Our Goddess Denise said the same thing, but no surface-dweller will comment on our tendency to wear as little as possible!  It's a Dark Elf thing, that you Surface-worlders do not understand.  We will rule you all, and bring representative democracy!  Matriarchal Representative Democracy mind you, we're still The Great Dark Elves of the Undercaves.

 FYI, "jorogumo" is a japanese term for what in western terms would be described as spider-queens.  Half spider, half women.  Practically every video game or tabletop RPG has them.  Llolth, the Spider-Demon Queen Goddess of the Drow in Dungeons and Dragons, Cydaea of Diablo 3, The Spider-witch in Ghostbusters the Video Game are all of the same mythic cloth that inspired this set.


Sax Shepherd Jorogumo available at the Fantasy Gacha Fair



Truth Hair

Pink Fuel