Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and happy holidays from Yet Another SL Blog. and the White Rangers!

This outfit, Ichabod, including the hat, courtesy of Harm's Way, can be found at Gothmas by Gaslight in Cursed. :)
The walking stick is a Gatcha from CPD, ALSO can be found at Gothmas by Gaslight.

You've still got a few hours to get them. Its all mesh, and is texture change.

The pin is from LAST year's CPD Gotchas at Gothmas by Gaslight.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

More Game of Thrones inspired Men's Clothing and Swords

I will admit my guilt... I am a complete SF\Fantasy geek (note the self-righteous use of SF in place of the more vulgar term "Sci-Fi") and I have never seen the Game of Thrones TV show, or read the novels.

I will stand here for one minute while abuse and garbage is heaped upon me. *Stands with head bowed in shame.*

Now that that is over, I'm pleased to report that The White Armory virtual seamstress extraordinaire, Queen, and all around great person, Bee Dumpling, has released 2 more Game of Thrones inspired outfits for Men.They are partial mesh, and based on the same designs as her earlier "Wardens of the West - House Lannister" designs.

These new outfits represent 2 of the other houses, Stark and Baratheon, and feature their crests on the clasp of their cloaks. Naturally, Colton has released matching swords, with the same crests emblazoned on the pommels.

The detail and texture work are up to the usual high quality standards of the White Armory, the cloaks lookig distinctly like dyed wood, while the remainder of the clothing is rendered in softer fabrics. The lacework at the throat is understated, and subtle, but very fine.

The Winter is Coming, House Stark outfit is done in blue-grey colors, muted in tone, but rich nevertheless.

The Lord of Dragonstone Keep, House Baratheon outfit is Earth-tones of green and brown, which give it a nice 'outdoorsy' quality.

The swords are very nice back-drawn 2-Handed weapons, with the Crest and motto of the House on the pommel. The swords are based on the design on the earlier House Lannister 2-Handed Sword, and the colors of the hilt and the scabbard compliment the outfits nicely, with Stark's appearing as a purplish leather, and Baratheon's being more yellow in color. These use the latest Angels and Demons combat engines in them, v5.21 with a 2.21 HUD.

For those of you who bought the 2013 Commemorative Sword, which was also based on House Stark from Game of Thrones, this is a completely different design.

The only minor quibble I have with it is that since the swords are worn on the back, they tend to get lost under the cloak of the outfits, with only the hilt protruding. I wonder if perhaps a Side Drawn blade might not have worked better with the outfit. However, as I said, this is a minor issue, and you can easily adjust the position of the sheath so that it rests outside the cloak... and of course, if you wear the outfit without the cloak, it doesn't become an issue.

The outfits are a mere 500L$, while the swords are 849L$. Both can be purchased at the White Armory.
SLURL is secondlife://EMERALD/164/127/25

By the way, these pictures were taken in and around the White Rangers Battlefield, on Emerald. It can be reached through the teleporters in The White Armory, along with the Tavern, The Arena, The Tiltyard, and the Ballroom! For more information on the White Rangers, IM or send a notecard to me inworld: NullandVoid Resident. Or, visit the White Rangers display in the White Armory Main Store, and pick up some information there. We're as good group of people who compete across SL in Jousting, Sword and Archery, and most of all, have a lot of fun doing it...

Monday, October 21, 2013

This is Halloween....

Halloween is, frankly, the greatest day of the entire year. You can keep Christmas... I'll take Halloween any day. :) It is, of course the one of the year where being a little dark is OK. We honor the spirits of the departed, and we let the monsters out to play.... joining them in costume for safety, but recognizing that there ARE things out in the shadows that a frightening, and need to be respected.... and fears that need to be indulged.

So... for this special Halloween entry of Yet Another SL Blog, I'm bringing you treats from the White Armory weapons cache.... and tricking you by modelling some great outfits from some other designers that were *perfect* for the season. Lets see what you think...

Here we have a rather vicious werewolf.... he doesn't look pleased to see you, does he? And what is that he's picking up? Its the 2-Handed sword "Claws of the Wolfpack" by the White Armory. This is an unusual sword, but don't let that fool you... its just as deadly as the others from the White Armory. Take a look at the hilt details:

The texture on the handle resembles old bone, and the fittings are brass... in place of the usual crossguard are a pair of Rose Quartz wolf's paws, complete with claws. Any self respecting Lycan would look great wielding this weapon. I will refrain from making the cliche'd "Something to howl about remark, and insted give you this picture :

The Werewolf avatar comes from Boxed Heroes, and can be purchased at their Main Store for a mere 500L$. It is 100% mesh, and I can also recommend the Werewolf AO that is also purchasable there for an additional 350L$.  Here is the SLURL:

And now, from the frozen wild wastes, to the crowded modern streets of Kowloon, where you often find, lurking in the shadows, spirits and creatures best left undisturbed. One such is this one...

A Samurai Mummy stalks the neon lit back alleys of Kowloon, out looking for revenge against the descendants of the Chinese Soldiers who killed his lover, Hime Kagome millennia ago.... and he's using the latest release from the White Armory to do it! This is the Darkened Embrace katana... Purple edition. It comes with two scabbards, one black and one white, and both with purple accents that match the hilt of this astonishing, but deadly, work of art. 

Look at the great textures used in this weapon, from the purple silk cords, to the white rayskin underneath, and the beautifully damascus like rippling of the golden Tsuba. This is truly a gorgeous weapon. Whats more, this is a one hand draw, two hand fight weapon, so it can be worn with the same elegance that all such blades had, at the hip, and will be held correctly in the hands during a fight.

But that is not to sell short the costume, which comes from BareRose Designs and is amazing in and of itself.... Look at the full costume:

The whole outfit, minus the sword, is a mere 150L$ at their main store:

And finally, what Halloween celebration would be complete without Vampires? So, from Kowloon, we travel to the Carpathian Mountains, home of the undead, where we find THIS gentleman:

He is wielding Colton's "Carpathian Slaughterer", a menacing looking blade with a light wave to it... not exactly a flamberge, but similar. This sword says "Intimidation" in a universal language. Take a quick look at the hilt of the sword:

The cross-guard is heavy, and looks like it could be used to crush skulls on its own. The blade is topped with a pentagram, and some gold decorative scroll work. The hilt itself is made of some mysterious multi-colored spiral material. 

The outfit here is from Avid, my favorite Gothic clothing store in SL. Its called "Marauder's Prince" and there is more to it than what I'm wearing here. You can find the store here:

And as always, you can find all the White Armory things at the White Armory Main Store, here:

So... there's a look at some monsters, and their weapons of choice... I hope you liked the Halloween Special. Any questions or comments are always welcome!

Happy Halloween...

Monday, October 14, 2013

All about the House of Lannister

All new from the White Armory, a new MEN'S outfit from the incomparable Bee Dumpling....

This is the Wardens of the West: House Lannister Tunic outfit, right out of the Game of Thrones. The outfit is partial mesh, and features the crest of the House of Lannister on the shoulder of the cloak. It fits well, and looks very very nice...

In this picture, I've paired it with the House of Lannister sword, by Colton Drechsler, also available from the White Armory. It is one of the series of Game of Thrones swords he has been making available.

Both are presently available at the White Armory; The Tunic outfit is 500L$ and the sword is 849L$.

Fans of Game of Thrones or just medieval fantasy in general should check them out... they are both of the same high quality you've learned to love from the Armory's designers...

And.... *looks back ad forth carefully to check who's listening*
Be on the lookout here in the near future for my special Halloween entries...

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Just a reminder, and some news about A&D Weapons updates...

Hi folks...
This is just a reminder to order your 2013 Commemorative Sword soon! I heard through the grapevine that only 20 or less remain....  Get yours today!

Also, for those of you who have been affected by the latest bug from LL in the A&D weapons engines, you've probably noticed that LL has been kind enough to roll this bug out to ALL its servers! Oh wait... that's not a good thing...

Luckily, Norton Burns has managed to update her A&D engine with an emergency fix, so there is hope. This is unfortunate news for poor Colton, who has to know scrap all the updates he'd been doing, and start over at the beginning, using the new fixed update.

So, if you see Colton around, make sure to give him something stiff to drink... he probably needs it....

Sunday, June 23, 2013

More Pictures from the SL10B Event today!

Our Second event at the Second Life 10th Birthday bash was a success, and today, there were no Griefers!

So, here's some more pictures from the event, taken by me....