Sadly, this lion seems to be the only blue tattoo available in game so far, apart from some blue-black body paints and facial markings which just didn’t cut it for me. I’d definitely pay for some blue Celtic inspired tattoos.
I imagined her as a fantasy Celtic woman with pale red hair, dressed in dark blue. Traditionally, I don’t think Celts would have painted lions on their chests! Though while playing her in game you can’t really see it’s a lion, just a light blue tattoo. Perhaps I’ll recreate this later on if they bring out traditional Celtic markings. Woad is a plant that was used as a dye particularly in the British Isles. It’s use goes back to ancient times and is still used today. While woad is not a collectible item in ESO, it is a Nord racial ability called ‘Woad Shield’ In Oblivion and Morrowind.
-Braided Strip Circlet
-Dark Red Lip Dye
-Imperial Twist Earrings
-Light Blue Covenant Lion Marking
-Glenmoril Witches Robe (Crown Store)
(Dyed Ransacker Blue, Coldharbour Ash Black)
“Stros M’Kai, famous for it’s Beaches, Rum, and of course grilled seagull”
Here once again with one of my favourite modelling toons, who has a the unfortunate name of ‘Carrybags Alt’. Adventuring in the sunny (and sandy) streets of Stros M’Kai, possibly my favourite starter zone. The city isle tunic dress never appealed to me until I saw a lovely lady in a dungeon who had it dyed dark red. Same with the Loose & Combed back hairstyle, which I didn’t appreciate until I was looking for a hair with a windswept look.
-Topaz Nose & Earrings
-Long & Combed Back Hairstyle
-City Isle Tunic Dress
(Dyed Master Gold/Craftmaster Gold)
“The fleet that now threatens Auridon, we have learned, calls itself the Sea Viper… The opportunistic Maormer now seek their own victories in the war between the alliances.”
-Fang of the Sea Vipers by Telenger the Artificer
Maormer ships are said to be insectoid with membranous sails. I hope for a Pyandonea expansion some day, as it sounds far more alien than Vvardenfall.
I sometimes wonder if that’s why we where given the oracle eyes cosmetic, as if those blank eyes where winking at us to create some beautiful Maormer characters.
-Balding but Distinguished Hairstyle
-Noble Suit (Crown Store)
(Dyed Dolmen Deep Blue & Starlight Gold)
“…tradition holds that only one Mane can be alive at any one time; indeed… there is only one Mane, who is simply reborn in different bodies.”
-Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition/The Elsweyr Confederacy
‘This one’ has been brainstorming ideas for her Khajiit costume ideas. Of course, I had to do a regal lion. His armour is from the Imperial Battlemage pack, complete with red diamonds. I’ve always avoided the Beast races of Argonians & Khajiit, thinking I’d never make a nice enough looking character. I’ve found the Hero face shape works the best for my felines. These photograhs are taken at Khenarthi’s Roost.
Traditionally, the Mane should be covered in the hair of all the tribe as if he where some kind of giant fuzz-ball kitten. Currently impossible to replicate such a look.
-Medium Shoulder Mane
-Pact Dragonclaw Circlet (Crown Store)
-Battlemage Palatine Armour (Crown Store)
(Craftmaster Gold, Starlight Gold)
“A rather sensitive situation brewing, and I need someone I can trust… a disgruntled, and possibly deranged, scribe of mine wrote a biography of me which my worst enemy would call cruel… it was wisely suppressed and its author executed… One chapter of the book has been purchased by the orcs of Orsinium… I need it removed.”
-Barenziah, First Queen of Morrowind, TES2 Daggerfall
I really enjoyed Barenziah’s Biographies and couldn’t get enough of the Dark Elf Princesses adventures. I don’t want to talk too much about her story, as It’s quite enjoyable and I’d never want to spoil it. Barenziah’s first in-game appearance was in Daggerfall, where she is originally shown with human eyes & skintone, which was later changed to fit the lore in the Andyfall update. I’ve based my outfit off this look, with a flowing blue & gold dress and red jewelled circlet.
-Tousled Bard Hairstyle (Crown Store)
-High-Collared Coin Ball Gown (Crown Store)
(Craftmaster Gold, Motif Master Blue)
“Ka Po’ Tun is the “Tiger-Dragon’s Empire”. The cat-folk here are ruled by the divine Tosh Raka, the Tiger-Dragon. They are now a very great empire, stronger than Tsaesci.”
– The Mysterious Akavir
Kahjiit of Tamriel are usually only known to be thieving, moon worshipping skooma addicts, however in Akavir they are one of the fiercest warrior races on the entire continent.
The Ka Po’Tun are a tiger-like race of Khajiit who worship dragons. While they’re not a playable race, it’s quite easy to replicate one in character creation by making a Khajiit with Tiger stripes.
Every once in a while I’m lucky enough to come across a well dressed citizen of Tamriel. Over the weekend, I ran into this wonderful Khajiit named Ka’to San’jir, who was nice enough to let me take some screenshots of her Akavir armour.
I’ve always had trouble creating Khajiits & Argonians and this amazing costume has completely inspired me. An item I never thought I’d be interested in -The Pact Battle Crest hairstyle – suits this outfit so well I’m considering purchasing it for myself.
-Akaviri Heavy Armour & Sword
-Pact Battle Crest (Crown Store)
“..drink the blood of Coldharbour.”
I’ve been reading about Coldharbour lately since completing the Mages Guild and discovering the realm of Molag Bal. One thing that has me intrigued is the Azure Plasm pools found all over the landscape. During the tutorial I thought it was poison, and avoided the ice blue ‘water’. After reading many lore books I discovered the Blue was more than just aesthetically pleasing rivers and streams, but the ‘lifeblood’ of the local Daedra – upon their death, the Azure Plasm seeps into the corpse, reforming & reanimating it.
I’ve also learnt about the Mind Shriven, the bright blue veined humans & creatures exposed to a poison called Coldharbour Blood. Is Azure Plasm the same as Coldharbour Blood? Can’t find anything confirming this, however I’d like to think it is.
Mind Shriven is not to be confused with Soul Shriven, which gives the recipient colourless almost ‘Zombie-like’ decayed skin. I must say I am enjoying Coldharbour, It’s a nice change from the green leaves of Grahtwood, though if I stay there too long I start to feel.. overwhelmed by the blue.
-Mind Shriven Skin (Crown Store)
-Evening Dress (Crown Store, dyed Lamae White)