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  • AmarillysAmarillys Posts: 797Member @ - Epic Achaean
    Not actually planning on submitting this, I just whipped it up for fun.

    appearance:
    a plate of what appears to be chocolate chip cookies
    dropped:
    A plate of what appears to be chocolate chip cookies lies here in danger.
    examined:
    A large plate of steaming hot cookies rests here, small brown dots of flavour suggesting chocolate chips. Upon closer examination, the cookie's rough exterior clearly stems from the use of oatmeal in the recipe and the dots do not melt. Instead, they sit proudly, little raisins teasing you with what could have been.



    BluefYaeTirui
  • BluefBluef DelosPosts: 2,176Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited December 2014
    Because everyone needs an ugly Logosmas sweater (inspired by the inhabitants of Actar and the surrounding region):

    a festive, red Logosmas sweater

    Lengthy wisps of wool pool around a festive, red Logosmas sweater.

    Mohair from an unruly mountain goat envelops the wearer's form in lengthy wisps of scarlet wool. Stiched in emerald thread across the tufts on the front of the sweather, a Logosmas tree takes form. Appliques resembling black-feathered crows, young deer, and large rabbits cover the shaggy spruce. Dominating the apex of the conifer, a large, heavy-lidded eye glares wildly.
    Shara
  • BluefBluef DelosPosts: 2,176Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited December 2014
    Embracing the priestly aspect of being a shaman (healer), I decided to create something I could don for important ceremonies. The emblem is the heraldry of the Curia Spiritus, of course:

    a pendulous prayer sash

    Ebon silk pools where a pendulous prayer sash has been cast aside.

    Whisper thin ebon silk drapes across the collarbone in a sweeping, crescent shape. Coiled at the base of the throat, the aphotic emblem of a sinuous viper emerges, shedding its spectral shroud amid flame-like tongues of silvery nebulae to assume solar prominence. Ghostly chiffon tendrils sewn with shadowy asterisms of ebon pearl depict the many known star constellations and trail down the wearer's back like liquid shadow.
    Shara
  • AmarillysAmarillys Posts: 797Member @ - Epic Achaean
    appearance:
    a sable and crimson knee-length dress
    dropped:
    A delicate satin dress is in in danger of being ruined here
    examined:
    Sable satin forms the bodice of this simple dress, providing a glossy sheen to the dark coloured garment. Formed from two sheets of fabric, the bodice covers the front and back of the body, hugging tightly to show off the form beneath. Laced along the sides with alabaster ribbons, the two separate parts join together, leaving space for the crimson linen that lines the insides of the satin to peek out along the sides. A small bit of space is left between the crimson cloth to show off a strip of skin along the sides of the wearer where they fail to connect. The onyx satin forms a high collar to this dress, running up the entire length of the neck and laced together similarly to the sides of the bodice. The shoulders are left bare, providing free range of motion to the arms, though several nearly invisible strands of spider silk fall down the shoulders to attach to the separate sleeves of the dress that begin a few inches above the elbows and terminate about the wrists, encasing the arm in blackness. Sewn to the high collar, a crimson hemmed hood of satin provides cover for the head. With extra length added to the cowl, it can be pulled low about the eyes for extra  shade or mystery. A simple skirt of black cloth attached to the end of the satin bodice falls loosely to just above the wearer's knees.




    TrillianaShirszaeShara
  • KeiKei Posts: 315Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Designed for the officiator at a recent wedding, she liked it enough to keep wearing it after <3

    Appearance (short_desc)
    frost-rimed silver snowflake robes
    Dropped (long_desc)
    Like a folded pile of frost, a set of icy blue robes twinkles here.
    Examined (extended_desc)
    Fine spider silk dyed a vibrant, icy-coloured blue sets the base of this elegant robe. Long swaths of cloth, folded carefully, give the appearance of an almost liquid movement of ice as specks of diamond dust and silver dust sewn into it catch the light. Fine snowflake clasps carved from scoured white horn run down the right side, holding the breast tightly closed and stopping just below the waist to allow the legs to flow freely under the shimmering silk. Two fine slits in the back, cleverly concealed by a layering of silk, allow a pair of wings to stretch freely. Stitched just inside the back of the neck rests a marking of a female human ensnared and bitten by a serpent.

    Bydar, a garish-looking trader says, "I'm not a man, I'm an experience."
    SharaBluefShirszae
  • KresslackKresslack Florida, United StatesPosts: 5,635Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I have a satchel designed, but I can't for the life of me come up with a short-name for it. I blame insomnia. Time to chug coffee and brainstorm.


  • SharaShara MidlandsPosts: 196Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    edited December 2014
    Kresslack said:
    I have a satchel designed, but I can't for the life of me come up with a short-name for it. I blame insomnia. Time to chug coffee and brainstorm.
    A sultry scarlet satchel of scandalously smuggled supplies

    You're welcome. <3 
    Kei
  • BluefBluef DelosPosts: 2,176Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited December 2014

    Made for Bluef to wear to the Warlocks Logosmas party recently:
    a timeless ebon gown with a feather skirt

    Lying where its wearer stepped from its voluminous folds, an ebon silk bodice rests upon the soft, feathered skirt of a timeless ball gown here.

    This vintage ball gown features an empire waistline that drops slightly, giving way to a strip of simple ebon silk wrapping around the torso amid a smattering of smoky obsidian pearls. The beaded waist provides a clean transition between the strapless bodice, tapering down the sides and leaving the back open to allow freedom of movement, and the curling pennae of the a-line skirt. Billowing around the legs, layers of feathers gathered from elegant black swans and sewn in an unhampered design arranged by the wind itself cascade to the floor. The overall effect is one of timeless, swirling shadows that move silently, swishing with barely a whisper as the wearer moves.

    a smoky obsidian pearl choker

    A shadowy choker lies here, displaying the constellations of the night sky.

    Whisper thin ebon silk encircles the wearer's neck. Sewn with a smattering of obsidian pearls, the choker depicts the shadowy asterisms of the Cygnusina constellation. Unfurling at the base of the throat, a night-blooming orchid is rendered in translucent stone. The glassy petals curl back upon themselves to form the flower's familiar triune of whorls amid a smoky-tipped lip.
    delicate quartz slippers

    A pair of heeled quartz slippers sits here.

    Made of a milky smooth crystal, these delicate slippers shimmer with any light that graces them. Small crystal heels, thick enough to withstand the weight of the wearer, allow their feet to maintain a delicate balance amid soft, purposeful steps. Unnaturally resistant to breaking or scratching, the slippers are a testament to the resilience of true beauty.
    Shara
  • AtalkezAtalkez Posts: 4,045Member, Secret Squirrel @@ - Legendary Achaean

    Gleaming silver rings interlock to create a complex yet elegant weave, giving the chain of this
    necklace strength and durability. Secured by another ring of silver, a platinum pendant depicting a
    firefly landing upon a black rose hangs. The petals of the rose have curled up slightly, almost
    engulfing the firefly as if to extinguish its' life. The pendant sparkles in the light, from the
    diamond that is in place of the fireflies bulb. Etched into the the base of the firefly, elegant
    wording in Mhaldorian can be seen. The script is in black lettering, standing in stark contrast to
    the beauty of the piece.
    Engraved on it are the words:

    Strength, Dignity, and Integrity.



    You hug Aurora compassionately.
    SharaKyrraBluef
  • KresslackKresslack Florida, United StatesPosts: 5,635Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Aerek said:
    Technically, it only says "Home awaits within my arms."

    I assume it's because after me, you'd have no Strength left.
    Inappropriate.

    Also, here's a sheath I designed exclusively for the Shadowsnakes some years back:

    a serpentine sheath

    Fashioned from wood wrapped in black-dyed leather, this sheath is designed specifically to house the long, needle-pointed blade of a dirk. Winding around the length of the sheath is the detailed body of a golden serpent, its tail curling around the pointed bottom. The head of snake extends past the opening of the sheath and turns sideways, mouth opened to provide a secure hold for the dirk hilt. Dark, glittering onyx jewels stand in for the eyes, their depths holding innumerable shifting shadows.

    It weighs about 3 pounds and 8 ounce(s).

    It bears the distinctive mark of Ysvour, the hoarder (a denizen).




    SharaTrillianaShirszaeBluef
  • BluefBluef DelosPosts: 2,176Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    a pale pot of shadowed spirits

    Dancing shadows and flecks of light effuse across a pale pot.

    Dancing shadows overwrought with dusky penumbra flow across this pale pot. Poignant silhouettes, their darkness provoking imagination and fancy, depict the tenebrous figures of the forest spirits. Far above the deep, resonant scene of night and mirth, amid branches of twisted ash and ghostly willow, the ethereal lights of familiar constellations flicker.
    KyrraShara
  • BluefBluef DelosPosts: 2,176Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    The pot above inspired a designing spree. Whee!

    a delicate, smoky-grey tribal dress

    A pool of smoky grey silk reveals a a delicate tribal dress.

    Ethereally pale in hue, this tribal dress features shadowy shades of grey silk. Soft ribbons trace the bustline of the dress, modestly holding the off-the-shoulder garment in place. Iridescent ebon tatting effuses across the bared midriff like delicate henna tattoos, joining the upper garmet to its flowing skirt. Slits appear on either side, allowing the dress to flare and slide along the wearer's body with ease.


    an intricate headdress of heron feathers

    Its surface reflecting hints of blue and grey, a feathered headdress is here.

    Deep blue heron feathers have been wrapped around a slender bone band to form this intricate headdress. The iridescent surface of the feathers reflects subtle shades of deep blue and soft grey with the movements of the wearer. On the front of the bone band, an obsidian flame has been carved amidst the image of a large willow tree.


    a night-blooming orchid stud

    Night-blooming orchid petals flourish here amid a glassy stud.

    Unfurling at the navel, a night-blooming orchid stud is rendered in translucent stone. The glassy petals curl back upon themselves to form the flower's familiar triune of whorls amid a smoky-tipped lip. Whisper thin silver securely anchors the shadowy jewel.


    a shamanic healer's satchel

    Fragrant aromas of sweet incense and medicinal herbs surround a small satchel.

    Bundled tightly by grey doeskin, this small satchel emits fragrant aromas of sweet incense and medicinal herbs. Soft leather, intricately embroidered with the swirling gyre of a helix, spans its supple shoulder strap. Ebon beading flows across a sheath folding over the satchel's top, forming shapes of elegant swans in flight and quiescence. Brushed pile along its lower seam tapers into long, pliant wisps of pelage.

    SharaKyrraKresslack
  • AdetAdet Posts: 273Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Some things I wrote a while ago...

    A hat: This was going to be a wedding gift for a friend, but he went dormant, so it never got beyond the draft stage (looking back, I can see a couple of things I'd like to change).

    Appearance:
    a plumed hat of fine black felt

    Dropped:
    Blending with the shadows, a black felt hat lies here.

    Examined:
    Fine felt has been dyed darkest black to create this tall, wide-brimmed hat.  Obviously designed with a tall, slender individual in mind, this hat would look ridiculous on a stout man.  On someone with the necessary stature, however, it accentuates the natural grace of the wearer. On the right side of the hat, the brim has been pinned up, forming a space from which a large azure plume protrudes.  The crown of the hat has been adorned with a wide silk band, which has been dyed a rich silver.  A large carmine buckle, carved from wood and polished to a glistening shine, adds a striking dash of colour to the piece. At the pinnacle of the hat, the felt has been gently pinched together, giving the headpiece an instantly-recognisable profile.  The inside of the item has been lined with dark purple satin, the voluminous folds of material making it difficult to determine the interior size.


    I also wrote a library room for the Dawnstrider estate.  I figure since it's currently at the bottom of the ocean ( :( ), I'm not spoiling anything by sharing this.  It was altered slightly before implementation.

    A sandstone chamber
    Drapes of silk and linen adorn the walls of this airy library.  The floor has been left bare, a stylised asp carved in relief serving as the only adornment.  A bookcase of sandstone stands to one side, melding into the floor and ceiling as though it is a part of the rock.  Wide slits have been cut into the southern wall, affording expansive views out over the Notic Ocean, and also allowing shafts of light and a cooling breeze to fill the room.  Across the ceiling, an elaborate mural shows a map of Sapience and the surrounding islands, thin lines of blue crossing the continent haphazardly, and the locations of the six major cities picked out in inks of various colours.

    BluefSharaKresslack
  • TrillianaTrilliana Posts: 1,978Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    for @Amarillys‌
    a one-shoulder dress of daffodil chiffon

    A pool of daffodil chiffon resembling a dress lies here.

    Sewn from flowing daffodil chiffon, this dress rests on a single shoulder while the remaining chiffon wraps around the chest and back. Several layers of chiffon are sewn under the wrap, resting comfortably over the wearer's torso without being tight. A luxurious a-line skirt begins around the waist, falling to the knees in flowing chiffon, which ruffles softly around the waist.

    meh


    SharaKyrraShirszae
  • KresslackKresslack Florida, United StatesPosts: 5,635Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Couple of designs I did for Aodfionn:

    Short: a luminescent tower shield
     
    Dropped: Gleaming mysteriously, a gargantuan shield has been abandoned here.
     
    Examined:
     
    Wide ashwood planks have been set together and banded in thick iron, forming a sturdy scutum of monstrous proportions. Easily the size of a full grown man, this monumental shield has obviously been specially crafted for an individual of enormous size, allowing protection from neck to knee of even the heftiest of mortals. The surface has been crafted to easily deflect blows, exhibiting a curved, cylindrical surface. In contrast to the light gray of the wood, blackened iron has been wrought into the semblance of a large tree, the nearly barren branches of which snake sinuously to the sides and top. Set into the wood, behind the wrought iron is a pattern of fractured amber, catching and exuding light behind the twisting branches so that it appears a bright sun flares ceaselessly. The interior of the shield has been lined with thin, oiled leather, and two thick, adjustable leather straps have been affixed to allow it to be secured firmly to a forearm.
     
     
    Short: a gilded greatsword
     
    Dropped: Impaling the earth, an enormous sword has been grounded here.
     
    Examined:
     
    Honed meticulously to a razor-edge, this magnificent sword appears to have been forged of bronzed steel, burnished to magnificent shine. Roughly two hands widths wide and tapering only slightly to a gleaming point, this massive glaive features a cylindrical hilt of corrugated steel, affording a secure grip under even the slickest of conditions. Set firmly into the pommel is a large, multifaceted amber gem, glowing brightly with each ray of light that dances across the blade. The gilded crossguard has been etched to resemble the first rays of a rising sun, fanning out towards the reinforced fuller which has been expertly embossed into the detailed image of an ancient tree, stretching nearly the full length of the blade.




    TrillianaBluefHerenicus
  • KresslackKresslack Florida, United StatesPosts: 5,635Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Just finished these up tonight after getting a request for one item, which turned into two:


    Short: a finely tooled baldric of black leather

    Dropped: Tossed aside, a black leather baldric collects dust here.

    Examined:

    Fine Tomaculan leather has been dyed black, meticulously tooled and crafted into a sturdy looped baldric. Designed to be slung over the shoulder, it features a large, blackened iron buckle which holds the strap together, with a range of holes punched through the thick leather to offer an adjustable fit. Promising a secure fit against the waist for any weapon, a large bear paw has been masterfully carved and woodburned out of dark mahogany and affixed to the leather device. A section of deep, black bear fur has been attached onto the opposite end with durable gutcord stitching, ensuring a comfortable fit and easy bearing of weight. The gleam of freshly applied oil affirms this baldric will neither crack nor stiffen under regular use and exposure. Along the back, two small loops have been affixed to the top and bottom ends, allowing versatility in how a weapon is carried. A miniscule wolf paw has been stamped into the top of the iron buckle.


    Short: a polished band of black iron

    Dropped: Gleaming mysteriously, a black iron band has been lost here.

    Examined:

    Having been wrested from the mines, rough hematite ore has been skillfully refined and cast into a thick, polished band of black iron. In an impressive display of ingenuity and craftsmanship, the large band has been crafted to include a smaller band of gleaming white gold which wraps around the middle, allowing it to be turned. Runes have been engraved into the middle band and the two flanking sections of the ring, filled in with gold and waiting to be properly aligned. A mysteriously strong presence exudes from the metal, alluringly whispering promises of power. Stamped into the inner surface is a miniscule wolf paw.

    Reaction to TURN RING

    1st person: Lining the inner runes up with their outer counterparts, you gasp as the roar of a bear thunders in your head, rejuvenating you and filling you with vigour.

    3rd person: Turning the inner portion of a polished band of black iron, $Person stands straighter, eyes gleaming with rejuvenation.




    KyrraBluef
  • ExelethrilExelethril moar theta decayPosts: 3,101Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Trying to decide, what do you guys think would be the better choice? :)

    • a frost-edged blade/longsword etched with runes
    • a frost-edged blade/longsword with engraved runes
    • a frost-edged blade/longsword with flowing runes

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  • HerenicusHerenicus The Western FrontPosts: 1,734Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    ...for your consideration
    • a frost-edged blade/longsword with eldritch runes. 
    "Flowing" is your best of three: an active metaphor for both the runes as represented and a graceful description of swordplay.
    TrillianaExelethrilValaria
  • KerriaKerria The Red LionessPosts: 1,120Member
    Appearance: a roaring lioness figurehead

    Dropped: The carved figure of a roaring lioness rampant is mounted upon the bowsprit.

    Examined: This figurehead depicts a magnificent lioness, carved from a great hunk of redwood in great detail. She stands on her hind legs, great paws outstretched to attack with sharp, dangerous claws. A tuft of red fur crowns her head, leading toward perked, alert ears. Her mouth gapes in a mighty roar, teeth bared with her lips pulled back, whilst her eyes glisten with a navy sheen. Her sleek form ends with her back paws on the carven block, her long tail held up behind her in defiance. Each splash of the ocean water makes her appear as if covered in blood, the gore dripping from her teeth and claws.
    TrillianaAmarillysBluefKresslack
  • AgriasAgrias WisconsinPosts: 223Member
    a morningstar with an amethyst simulacrum

     Amethyst glowing softly, a morningstar has been discarded here.

    Hardened oak wrapped tightly with padded leather serves as the handle of this formidable weapon. A silver cap attached to the wood secures a strong, mithril chain ending in a pulsing amethyst shaped into a rough resemblance of the wielder.


     a morningstar with a red ruby heartstone

    Red ruby pulsing, a morningstar has been left here in the dust.

    Hardened redwood wrapped tightly with padded leather serves as the handle for this imposing weapon. A silver cap attached to the wood secures a strong mithril chain ending in a fist-sized ruby in the shape of a heart. The heartstone pulses with a crimson candescence when wielded.
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    TrillianaSybillaBluefShara
  • BluefBluef DelosPosts: 2,176Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Purchased an Epicurean sash at long last and decided to use my last figurine to make it pretty:
    a celestial sash of the ancestors

    Pale stars of the night's sky shimmer along a celestial sash here.

    Faint whispers of ancient wisdom emanate from the dark silk of this tapered sash as it winds its way around the wearer. Adorned with long braided ends ornamented with smoky obsidian seed pearls, the many pale stars of the night's sky the ancestors have called home are appliqued in familiar patterns along its length, celebrating the shamanic connection to the cosmos and worlds beyond.

    Woohoo! :smile: 

    TristynSharaKresslack
  • TristynTristyn Posts: 125Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    edited February 2015

    Another design I did recently, I feel like I spend hours doing these. I'm jealous of people that can do one in minutes!

    Short: An ethereal bronze phoenix amulet

    Dropped: Sparkling in the shadows, a phoenix amulet lies here expectantly

    Examined: Rising above the depths of a genuine crystal, this amulet is a delicate, yet authoritative, characterization of the legendary bird.  As it reaches for its destiny, the cast-in-bronze phoenix sweeps its wings overhead and forms a bale for a bronze link chain to secure around one’s neck with a finished lobster clasp. Each feather is hand etched, polished, and heat treated in order to give the appearance of being aflame. Encased in the vast swirling tail feathers of the figurine is a faceted crystal shard that slowly graduates from vibrant amber to a striking fiery orange. Hand stamped on a miniature tag, and nestled against the lobster clasp, is a single flame emblem.

    Focus on results and you'll never see progress. Focus on progress and you'll see results.
    TahquilJeslynBluefKresslack
  • JeslynJeslyn United StatesPosts: 482Member @ - Epic Achaean
    Tristyn said:

    Another design I did recently, I feel like I spend hours doing these. I'm jealous of people that can do one in minutes!

    Short: An ethereal bronze phoenix amulet

    Dropped: Sparkling in the shadows, a phoenix amulet lies here expectantly

    Examined: Rising above the depths of a genuine crystal, this amulet is a delicate, yet authoritative, characterization of the legendary bird.  As it reaches for its destiny, the cast-in-bronze phoenix sweeps its wings overhead and forms a bale for a bronze link chain to secure around one’s neck with a finished lobster clasp. Each feather is hand etched, polished, and heat treated in order to give the appearance of being aflame. Encased in the vast swirling tail feathers of the figurine is a faceted crystal shard that slowly graduates from vibrant amber to a striking fiery orange. Hand stamped on a miniature tag, and nestled against the lobster clasp, is a single flame emblem.

    When I heard you were designing for @Eica , I got jealous. Forget him! Make me something! ♥
  • TristynTristyn Posts: 125Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    A fun one just for you, @Jeslyn

    Short: A massive iron cage of trapping

    Dropped: Glistening with the remains of fresh tears, a massive iron cage awaits its next virtuoso.

    Examined: Shaped like a dome, this human sized cage is crafted from a cold cast solid metal. Each metal bar has not been refinished and exhibits a warm weathered patina making it an ideal home for those rustic loving designers in your life. It features a primitive padlocked door which can open on occasion to lure in unsuspecting creative geniuses with copious amounts of weed and cheap coffee. The base of the cage slides out for easy cleaning up of tears, crumpled paper, and motivational posters. An optional cloth cover is included to allow your confined guest some quiet time, but it is not truly necessary as most are insomniacs due to illusory deadlines. 

    Focus on results and you'll never see progress. Focus on progress and you'll see results.
    TrillianaJeslyn
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