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It didn’t take long to get from Thunder Bluff to the Echo Isles – Ankona took advantage of a wyvern so she could think and plan before getting to her destination. She had information to confirm with the spirits – was Gromnor dead? Was he really in the northern part of the Eastern Kingdoms, somewhere […]

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Something Really Special
comment 4 Written by on October 31, 2008 – 1:41 pm

One of the things about being avidly into the character and storyline of my Warcraft characters is that I get rather attached to them.  They get fleshed out, and they get descriptions and histories that make them more than just the pixels on the screen (in a way).  One of the ways that they become unique is through actual physical descriptions – which has always been something that I and other people that interact with me have had to use our imaginations for (since all of the Warcraft models for Female Human are exactly the same).

That is, until today.

You see… one of my new guild mates happens to also be a fantastic artist. And he’s offered his artistic talents to the guild in the form of black and white character portraits in exchange for in-game gold (something most people would have to pay real life dollars for).

I got to look at some of his earlier work, and was totally blown away – so I sent him my gold and a character description for Aelflaed. What I got back was way beyond anything I could’ve expected, especially for someone that I’ve only just met, and who (to my knowledge) doesn’t read this blog.

Meet Aelflaed:


I could easily go on and on for paragraphs about how well this captures the character I’ve created, and how her personality shows up in that half-grin and cocked eyebrow, and how she’s pretty like the “girl next door” without being “hawt”… but I think it pretty well speaks for itself.

So thanks Lans (who is really Joe Rinaldi, and to whom I give ALL credit to this picture) – you’ve totally made my week.

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4 Responses to “Something Really Special”

  1. Hahah!

    I guess I COULD be charging the cash, but see, this is my cunning plan to never actually have to do a day of honest farming or crafting to buy my mount upgrades and other expensive crap with each successive expansion pack.

    As a result, I still have no idea how WoW’s in-game economy truly works, despite having literally played since launch day. Go me!

  2. Bartering FTW.
    Thanks Anna for letting us see Alfie.

    By Flowersz on Oct 31, 2008 | Reply
  3. Darn! I just fell in love.

    You post does bring up something I’ve been thinking about, namely, finding someone to craft a portrait of Garilos. Sure, he’s got an in-game avatar but I already see how the drawing of Aelflaed goes beyond the in-game avatar.

    Lans, does your offer extend to non-guild members?

    Garilos Durocs last blog post..Special Cargo

  4. This is great 😀

    By Parsi on Oct 31, 2008 | Reply

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