Isn’t she just the cutest thing ever?
Meet Acanthia, my new monk. She actually started out with black hair, but most of my (non-Even) toons have black or very dark hair so I splurged on an amber hair dye.
I’m seriously freaking LOVING her monkish-ness. And her cuteness – just look at her! She’s adorable! I do have another halfling toon – Liai, my pint-sized barbarian on Ghallanda – but I tried to make her look tough. I wasn’t particularly trying to make Acanthia cute, she just turned out that way (don’t disagree or she’ll kick you where it hurts – just ask the trogs in the Pit!).
Up until now I’d always kind of scoffed a bit at people who were overly concerned – or so I thought – with how their armor looked as opposed to how well it worked. Then along came Acanthia and all the cute robes and outfits. My Sarlona wizzy, Vicriia, also wears robes rather than armor, but I rarely play her (I don’t know anyone on Sarlona and it’s damn hard to solo with a level 1 wizard), plus while she’s attractive enough in her own right, she doesn’t have that cuteness factor, and I’ve never given much thought to what she was wearing, appearance-wise.
Oh, how things have changed. Acanthia is my first toon to start out at level 4, and I really liked the disciple’s robes she got as starter equipment. But starter equipment isn’t useful very long, so I went to the AH to see what I could find for her. Picked out a couple of robes and outfits, started trying them on and BAM! I’ve become a virtual clothes horse! I thought my online fashion sense was limited to Second Life™ – guess not, because even after paring down the stuff she probably will never use, Acanthia still has nine robes and outfits in her inventory plus probably about eight more in the bank that she’s not levelled high enough to use yet. I actually took her to House K and ran around posing her in different places wearing different stuff while I got screenshots.
Any fashionista knows the value of accessorizing. Even recently completed her first epic, Under the Big Top, and everyone in the group passed their Big Top Hats on to her. Since they’re BtA and not BtC, she passed one on to Acanthia, who looks really utterly SUPER cute in it… plus it can cast Otto’s Irresistible Dance once per rest.
Speaking of Even, she’s been quite the busy girl getting flagged for raids, running raids, learning about green steel crafting, pondering her true reincarnation and all that. I’ll post more about her one of these days. Meanwhile last night I couldn’t sleep – again – so I finally dusted off ALL my neglected toons except poor Dissy and ran each of them through at least one quest.
And because I did promise proof, here you go: