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Clockwise from lower right: Kaelinda, Ianestin, Kaelyla and Ishaleron (newlyweds, but not completely insufferable about it). Tigerlily the cat is a library resident who has adopted this group of students; she was adopted in turn by Ianestin after the fall of Silvermoon.

My Void Elf Mage, Kaelyla, has been one of Kaelinda’s friends since their Academy days. After some initial tension, their friendship survived the disruptions of the expulsion of the group who would become the Ren’dorei from Silvermoon following the near-disaster of Alleria Windrunner’s visit to the Sunwell and the subsequent migration of the Ren’dorei into the Alliance.

Only Kaelinda’s clothing is meant to evoke an in-game item; it is a less skimpy version of the Light Silk Robe.

I drew this picture as an illustration for a story that I’m writing. I’m posting it on its own, though, so I can more easily link it on my “Drawings” page.

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Many non-raid Burning Crusade items were simply recolors of Classic styles. Here, I’ve collected some styles that are unique to Burning Crusade, but may only be available in one, or at most two, colors.

Soulcloth Vest, Anchorite’s Robes, Mana-Etched Vestments, Hallowed Garments, Chemise of Rebirth

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Soulcloth Vest

Soulmate Searching


Mantle of the Locusts, Soulcloth Vest, Wizard’s Belt, Titan-Forged Cloth Leggings of Salvation, Wraps of the Persecuted, Shattrath Jumpers, White Swashbuckler’s Shirt, Staff of the Skymagi

Soulspark

Cloudscorcher Cowl, Angkhal Amice, Soulcloth Vest, Wizard’s Belt, Manaspark Gloves, Cerulean Filigreed Doublet, Staff of the Redeemer

Soulwind

Netherwind Crown, Shoulderwraps of the Enthralled, Soulcloth Vest, High Councillor’s Sash, Darkweave Breeches, Sage’s Gloves + Crystalweave Bracers, Enumerated Sandals, White Swashbuckler’s Shirt, Staff of Divine Infusion

Another Blue Dragon Princess



Frostwind Mantle, Recruit’s Robe*/Soulcloth Vest, Sprite Darter’s Sash, Celestial Kilt, Replica Sorcerer’s Boots, Spire of Coagulated Globules (LFR)

Aura of Twilight


Mantle of Closed Doors (H), Soulcloth Vest, Sprite Darter’s Sash, Bonecaster’s Sarong, Suspicious Slippers, Chelley’s Staff of Dark Mending

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Anchorite’s Robe

Karabor’s Shadow



Blood-Cursed Shoulderpads, Anchorite’s Robes, Sage’s Gloves & Boots, Apostle of Argus; Tabard of Summer Skies/Aldor Tabard

Homesick Warmage

Draenic Silk Robes, Gossamer Belt, Lightforged Tabard, Nimboya’s Mystical Staff*
This non-Moggable recolor of the Anchorite’s Robe is sold by Hakmud of Argus, the vendor on the Alliance version of the Traveling Tundra Mammoth.

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Mana-Etched Vestments

Tide-Etched

Mana-Etched Regalia with Beach Party Thong, Master’s Boots, Tabard of Kul Tiras, and Staff of the Royal Wizard

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Chemise of Rebirth
This item is also cross-listed in the Snazzy Sweaters collection.

Chemise of Celestial Rebirth

Feralfen Amice, Chemise of Rebirth, Willow Belt, Celestial Kilt, Heavy Linen Gloves + Celestial bracers, Arakkoa Divining Rod, Book of Many Blessings

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There are several handsome green and brown leather kilts of which I am quite fond.

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Giant-Friend Kilt

Roiling Gardens

Shoulders of the Roiling Inferno, Blessed Elunite Coverings, Dragonmaw Emergency Strap, Giant-Friend Kilt, Marshseeker Gloves, Staff of the Verdant Circle

Overgrowth Tender

Mantle of Gnarled Overgrowth, Shaladrassil Tunic, Overgrowth Cutter Belt, Giant-Friend Kilt, Master Brewer’s Gloves, Kihrawr’s Scratching Post

Navispam

Guise of the Tidal Lurker, Hateful Gladiator’s Wyrmhide Spaulders, Shroud of Nature’s Harmony, Orgrimmar Belt, Giant-Friend Kilt, Thunderlord Gloves, Stolen Idra’kess Drape, Green Workman’s Shirt, Thunder Eagle Staff

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Breeches of Natural Aggression

Jungle Chronicler

Shoulders of the Roiling Inferno (LFR), Sunglow Vest, Dragonmaw Emergency Strap (LFR), Breeches of Natural Aggression, Shardtooth Gloves, Zangarra Scepter, Sunsworn Transcription

Gaudy Conifer

Darkbrand Shoulders, Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater, Toenail Belt, Breeches of Natural Aggression, Oilrag Handwraps*, Boots of the Flowering Earth, Brutality Blade

Fir-cone

Darkbrand Shoulders, Grizzly Jerkin, Toenail Belt, Breeches of Natural Aggression, Oilrag Handwraps* + Efrem’s Bracers, Boots of the Flowering Earth, Brutality Blade

Conifer Cone


Darkbrand Shoulders, Grizzly Jerkin, Toenail Belt, Breeches of Natural Aggression, Oilrag Handwraps* + Cataclysmic Gladiator’s Bindings of Meditation, Conifer Cone Staff

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Nature-Stitched Kilt

Misty Moss

Feathermoon Headdress, Wild Shoulderpads, Imperial Leather Breastplate, Green Belt of Hushed Wisdom, Nature-Stitched Kilt/Blackfathom Leggings, Ranger gloves, Swift Cenarion Footwear, Aspirant’s Staff of Harmony/Scar-Shell’s Scintillating Staff

Samaramon’s Black-and-Yellow


Contender’s Wyrmhide Shoulders, Pozzik’s Vest, Serene Yellow Belt, Nature-Stitched Kilt, Frostwolf Scout’s Gloves, Gouging Staff

Fel-Stitched

Somber Shawl, Headhunter’s Armor, Thatch Eave Vines, Nature-Stitched Kilt, Runesworn Grips, Sablehide Footwraps, Illidari Warglaive

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Clefthoof Hide Leggings

Everlasting Efflorescence


Crown of Boundless Courage, Cenarion Spaulders, Chestpiece of Malorne, Vine Waistband, Clefthoof Hide Leggings, Forest Leather Gloves, Forestlord Striders, Gossamer-Spun Greatcloak, Staff of the Verdant Circle

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Kilt of Immortal Nature

Nimble Serpent

Bladefang Spaulders, Nimbletoe Chestguard, Green Belt of Hushed Wisdom, Kilt of Immortal Nature, Throat-Ripper Gauntlets, Drape of Smoldering Dreams, Gouging Staff

Alunaria’s Adornments


Conquerors Nightsong Cover, Mantle of Gnarled Overgrowth, Shaladrassil Tunic, Hozen-Speed Waistband, Kilt of Immortal Nature, Shardtooth Gloves, Dreadlord’s Tattered Wingcover (LFR), Embroidered Shirt, Tabard of the Dreamweavers, Warmongering Combatant’s Battle Staff

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Blazewing’s Furious Kilt

Flickering Forest

Guise of the Tidal Lurker, Flickering Shoulderpads, Supple Vest (2-655), Green Belt of Hushed Wisdom, Blazewing’s Furious Kilt, Poorly Styled Gloves, Smoot’s Shredded Smock, Halberd of Desolation

Sha Stalker

Cursed Vision of Sargeras, Supple Shoulderguards (1-640), Raiment of Silent Stars, Cord of Sha Savagery, Blazewing’s Furious Kilt, Gloves of the Blind Stalker, Fist of the Deity

Slayer of Manifestations of Negative Emotions

Cursed Vision of Sargeras, Supple Shoulderguards (1-640), Serpentskin Armor, Cord of Sha Savagery, Blazewing’s Furious Kilt, Gloves of the Blind Stalker, Treads of Illidari Supremacy, Ethereum Phase Blade

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This lovely piece is a Burning Crusade recolor of the Classic Wildheart and Feralheart kilts.

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Feralheart, Wildheart, Springrain

Feralheart; Wildheart

Replica Feralheart Raiment with Staff of the Verdant Circle; Replica Wildheart Raiment with Staff of the Verdant Circle

Springrain

Springrain Armor

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Kilt of the Night Strider

Blind Sage

Cursed Vision of Sargeras, Examiner’s Monnions, Warpwood Bark Vest, Red Belt of Unspoken Warning, Kilt of the Night Strider, Pirate Sinker’s Gloves + Fire-Chanter Bindings, Cranedancer’s Staff

Dangerous Liason

Shadow Heart Spaulders, Tunic of the Nightwatcher, Brown Belt of Humbling Gravity, Kilt of the Night Strider, Heth’Jatari Battlegloves, Wu-Lai, Bladed Fan of the Consorts

Spring Nights

Springrain Spaulders & Belt, Cuirass of Calamitous Fate, Kilt of the Night Strider, Duskbat Exterminator’s Treads, Springrain Staff

Raven’s Sight

Tsanga’s Helm, Poison Protocol Pauldrons (N), Frostwolf Tunic, Replica Wildheart Belt, Kilt of the Night Strider, Fuzzy Gloves + Glowing Wing Bracers (N), Boots of the Forked Road

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These styles are worn predominantly by Farstrider NPCs in Eversong Woods and the Ghostlands.

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Ghostclaw Leggings

Sin’dorei Duelist


Terokk’s Mask, Silvermoon Tunic, Pilgrim’s Belt, Ghostclaw Leggings, Bonechewer gloves & boots, Dazzling Mithril Rapier

Silvermoon Torch Runner

Bloody Bandanna, Silvermoon Tunic, Burning Blade Devotee’s Cinch, Ghostclaw Leggings, Bonechewer Spikegloves & Shredboots, Yaungol Fire Carrier

Blazing Sunreaver Herald

Bloody Bandanna, Shoulderpads of Vehemence, Primalstorm Breastplate, Burning Blade Devotee’s Cinch, Ghostclaw Leggings, Razzeric’s Racing Grips, Murkblood Boots, Scarlet Filigreed Shirt, The Sunbreaker, Sunreaver Tabard

Farstrider Sentry

Cutthroat’s Mantle & Boots, Burnt Leather Vest, Sentinel Girdle, Ghostclaw Leggings, Fletcher’s Gloves, Scarlet Filigreed Shirt

Tracer




Bronze-Tinted Sunglasses, Spireflame Spaulders & Chestguard, Supple Waistguard (3-670), Ghostclaw Leggings, Gazlowe’s Gloves + Ghostwalker Bindings, Goat Hide Boots, Rustic Workman’s Shirt, Spellfire Longsword

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Explorer’s Leggings

Teal Farstrider

Clefthoof Cover, Fizzy Spaulders, Rigid Tunic, Pilgrim’s Belt, Explorer’s Leggings, Clefthoof Gloves, Cenarion Expedition Boots, Dreadblade, Stung

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Lookout’s Gear

Eversong Lookout

Lookout’s Tunic*, Lookout’s Pants, Bonechewer gloves & boots, Stung

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Bonechewer Ripleggings

Falcon Watch Lookout


Bonechewer set with Pilgrim’s Belt, Dreadblade, and Rune Sword

Rolfsen’s Right Hand



Mighty Spaulders, Dementia Vest, Slayer’s Belt, Bonechewer Ripleggings & Shredboots, Runic Leather Gauntlets, Rolfsen’s Ripper

Al’ar & Rukhmar’s Lovechild

Passive Resistor Spaulders (H), Whisper Jerkin, Thatch Eave Vines, Bonechewer Ripleggings, Rope-Grip Gloves, Enchanted Leather Sandals, Claw of the Phoenix

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Leggings of the Sly

Silver Covenant Razor

Supple Shoulderguards Waistguard & Gloves (all 3-670), Lo’ap’s Tunic of Muck Diving, Leggings of the Sly, Crafty’s Gaiters, Steelforged Dagger (1-630)

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These sporty leather pants are so stylish that until the account-wide wardrobe was introduced, I made each of my leather-wearing characters complete the Netherstorm quest chain from which they are an end reward.

Captain Azeroth

Fleet Commander’s Hat, After Hours Pauldrons, Protectorate Assassin’s Tunic, Burning Blade Devotee’s Cinch, X-52 Pilot’s Leggings, Bandit gloves & boots, Zorbin’s Mega-Chopper

Lorewalker

Bonechewer shoulders gloves & boots, Silvermoon Tunic, Red Belt of Gentle Persuasion, X-52 Pilot’s Leggings, Lorewalkers Tabard, Staff of the Hidden Master

Stylin’ Songbird

Stylin’ Purple Hat, Songbird Blouse, Ruffian Belt*, X-52 Pilot’s Leggings, Rope-Grip Gloves, Rapscallion Boots

Gold Digger

Stylin’ Jungle Hat, Prospector’s Chestpiece, Ruffian Belt*, X-52 Pilot’s Leggings, Pirate Sinker’s Gloves + Cranefeather Bindings, Rapscallion Boots, Shovel of Mercy, Garden Hoe

Gaudy Runner

Bloody Bandanna, Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater, Burning Blade Devotee’s Cinch, X-52 Pilot’s Leggings, Runesworn Grips, Noble’s Fancy Boots, Miniature Winter Veil Tree

Avast, Ye Lubbers

Puncture-Binding Spaulder, Burnt Leather Vest, Batskin Belt, X-52 Pilot’s Leggings, Bandit Gloves & Boots, Stagheart Warglaives

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In her recent post on the imbalanced gender representation of NPCs in Azeroth, Akabeko said:

In Cata we met the sweet Tol’vir cat dudes, who lacked for dudettes but not offspring (I like to think they reproduce by budding those magnificent pecs.)

which reminded me of something she said in her early-Cataclysm review of Uldum:

No female Tol’vir? Would it really be so hard to shrink their biceps, strap some watermelons to their chest, and bring it all together with a tastefully tattered leather bikini?

That quote — and the image it spawned in my brain — has been stuck in the back of my imagination for over a year now, so when her new post brought it to mind again, I really couldn’t delay putting it on paper any longer.


I have too much of a stylistic preference for more realistic anatomy, however, and the best I could manage was coconuts, not watermelons.

Then I started thinking about other NPC races that really ought to have females represented among them.


Male Tuskarr are so round and roly-poly that I bet female Tuskarr would give great hugs — perhaps the best hugs that any adventurer would ever get (at least until they meet the Pandaren)!


The male Broken model uses the same armature & animations as the male Tauren model, so it is really quite easy to imagine a female Broken by making similar alterations to the female Tauren armature.

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I drew the lineart for this picture in February 2008. Around February of this year, I decided it would be a lot more interesting with some color. I’d always mentally titled it “Kids in Shatt”, thinking of the children from the orphanage in Lower City, so I filled in the background with an appropriate screenshot. The wrong angles and sizes of various ears and the Draenei boy’s missing chintacles are due to the early date of the drawing. Fortunately, the much-too-small size of the Gnome girl’s head in the original lineart was easily remedied in Photoshop. I’m not sure anymore whether the Troll youth was originally intended to be a boy or a girl. The idea for the sign he-or-she is carrying came from my very poor recollection of this classic Norman Rockwell painting.


A doodle from February 2009. I’m not entirely satisfied with it because I drew the Gnome child first and then all the other children ended up looking much older than him. The gender of the Night Elf child is intended to be ambiguous.

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A couple of pieces of gift art I’ve done recently.

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Millya, Vidyala, and Vosskah

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the Ysiel’thar sisters, Saxsy and Traxy, from I Like Pancakes

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One of the first Draenei Archaeology artifacts I found was the Anklet with Golden Bells: “This slim loop of purple metal is adorned with seventeen tiny bells and larger yellow beads of blown glass. It might have been worn by a dancer or a young socialite.”

This description was just begging for a drawing. I doodled one up on Sunday afternoon and posted it right away. After I got it posted, however, the more I looked at it, the more I disliked it. I liked some of the individual elements of the picture, but the overall image was clunky. For example, the dress, which was copied from one I saw IRL, was a lot of fun to color, but I think it would look a lot better on a Troll, a Gnome, or a Goblin than it did on a Draenei. Eventually I decided to take down the whole post and try again. I’m a lot happier with how this one turned out:

Once I’d decided to do a back view, this picture threatened to go all Degas on me. I had to sternly talk myself out of putting her hair in the little buns, or I would then have been very tempted to put her tush in a tutu.

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