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The Battle for Azeroth may be coming, but for now, we are still dealing with the Legion. I still have lots to do in the Broken Isles — and even more Transmogrification ideas. Hallow’s End is over, so everyone who got dressed up for the holiday needed to change their clothes. It had been long enough since I changed some of the others’ clothes that I was getting bored of what they’d been wearing. Once I’d changed everyone else, I did the last two or three just so they wouldn’t be left out.

Illidari Matron

Illidari Shoulders & Boots, Prospector’s Chestpiece, Waistclasp of Unethical Power (LFR), Gloomtalon’s Spare Kilt, Fuzzy Gloves + Flame Juggler’s Armbands, Blade of Savagery
Because of this sword, I wanted to do a “Shivarra Matron” outfit for my Demon Hunter. The NPC outfit is quite unique, however — only the sword and shoulders are available as drops for players, and the shoulders are plate — so my PC outfit is a series of approximations at best.
I’ve had this outfit planned for quite awhile, but I had to wait until she was level 110 to make it because of the belt.

Dalaran Watcher

Robes of Antiquity, High Councillor’s Sash, Zaetar’s Gloves, Replica Magister’s Boots, Helcular’s Other Rod, Kirin Tor Tabard
I tried some shoulders with this kit — I particularly liked the look of the Stiffened Corpse Shoulderpads — but in the end decided to leave them off.

Dalaran Nurse

Replica Devout Mantle, Noble’s Robe, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Communal Stave
This robe, now a drop from the Stockades, was once a reward from a low-level Blood Elf Priest class quest. The “Dalaran Nurse’s Gown” sold by Angelique Butler looks like this robe, but it is not Transmogrifiable.

Serendipitous Seraph

Warmongering Gladiator’s Mantle of Cruelty, Robes of the Guardian Saint, Astralaan Pants, Pyrotex Ignition Cloth + Cuffs of Unrelenting Anguish, Ringo’s Blizzard Boots
I’d made outfits for Kaelinda with the other three colors of this robe style, but I hadn’t used this color yet because I wanted to use The Stars’ Design, the Hidden appearance for Felo’melorn, with it. I’d been hoping that it would just drop for me in the course of ordinary Suramar zone and World questing, without having to “go back” to farm for it after I’d completed the zone storyline (including the 7.1 Insurrection story) — and lo and behold, it dropped.

Maleficent

Fel-Infused Helm, Hatefury Mantle, Robes of Necrotic Whispers, Enumerated Handwraps, Saltarello Shoes, Iceward Cloak
It struck me that this helm looked rather like the headdress of the villain from the Classic Disney rendition of Sleeping Beauty.

Ymirjar Battlelord

The Crusader’s Resolution, Raging Behemoth’s Shoulderplates (N), Carapace of Imbibed Flame (N), Verdigris Chain Belt, Legguards of Lost Hope (N), Taldaram’s Plated Fists (N), Blood-Soaked Saronite Stompers (N)
If Keija is going to be the Battlelord of the Valarjar, she might as well look the part (for a little while, at least).

Nifflevar Berserker

Brutish Shoulders, Barbaric Iron Breastplate, Earthswell Belt, Legplates of Dominion, Gauntlets of Enforcement, Loam-Stained Greaves, Nifflevar Bearded Axe, Lifeforce Hammer
This axe, a Northrend Vrykul Archaeology rare find, and this mace, which is crafted, have sufficiently similar styling that I’ve long thought that they ought to be used in a dual-wield kit together.

Justicar

Justicar Armor with Void-Warped Oshu’gun Mace, Aldori Legacy Defender, and Aldor Tabard
I finished the whole Draneor!Nagrand main storyline with Karaelia just so that I could have photo-ops with Yrel in the future.

Freezing Rain

Salt-Scorched Shoulderguard, Field Plate Armor, Replica Soulforge Belt, Legguards of the Emerald Brood (H), Flash Freeze Gauntlets (H), Life Force Chargers (H), Saber of the Ebon Blade
The Saber of the Ebon Blade is surprisingly bright and pretty, for a Death Knight weapon. The original appearance of the model was as the weapon wielded by Al’Akir in the Throne of Four Winds; it’s also used as the Sunsoul Sword that Paladins get from the Warlords Salvage Yard.

Storm Light

Warmongering Gladiator’s Ironskin Helm & Legguards, Poison Protocol Pauldrons (N), Spell Fencer’s Jacket, Brown Belt of Humbling Gravity, Frostwolf Mitts, Warmongering Gladiator’s Boots of Victory, Sonic Spear
I got this new chestpiece and thought it would look great with these white pants. It looks rather different on my Monk than it does on my Demon Hunter, who was the one who actually acquired it, though. If I tried the same combo of chestpiece, pants, and hat with my Demon Hunter, the rest of the items in the ensemble would probably end up being entirely different.

Dunestrider

Mask of the Unforgiven, Broodmother Armor, Eighty Silver Links, Warmongering Gladiator’s Leggings, Runic Leather Gauntlets, Marius’ Soles of Slaying, Cloak of the Shrouded Mists, Keen Marshfang Slicer
I’m not too fond of the pants that are in the set with this chestpiece — but these pants look great with it!

Guardian of Cenarius and G’Hanir

Cenarion Raiment with Belt of Cheapened Lives, Cloak of Enthralling Darkness, and Wildfury Greatstaff
The Cenarion belt has always seemed too bright, somehow. I like the overall effect better with this darker belt.

Finder of Unseen Paths

Gorrog’s Serene Gaze, Stormforged Shoulders, Trailseeker Vest & Greaves, Replica Beaststalker’s Belt & Pants, Talhide Lined-Gloves
I love the pretty gilded edging on this hood.
I wanted to use a long green cloak with this kit, but it clipped too badly with the quiver — as in, it almost completely covered it!

Runed Copper

Runed Copper set with Mantle of the Golden Forest and Engraved Boots
This is one of the first armor sets that a Blacksmith can learn to craft. It is mail, but the rest of the color schemes for this armor style are plate.

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This series of posts began because I set myself a goal to document new Transmogrification outfits in a more timely fashion. As soon as I create a new outfit, I write it up in a draft post. As the weekend approaches, I start working on taking fashion screenshots, processing them, and updating “Things my [Class] Wears” posts. On Sunday — though not every Sunday — I publish the collection of my recent efforts. Then I begin the next “Sunday on the Promenade” draft post.

Occasionally, I have ideas for themed Transmogrification collections that take several months to completely assemble. Thus, some of these outfits might get re-posted at a later date as part of such a themed Transmogrification collection.

If any of you, my dear readers, have kits that you’d like to share, I’d be happy to add you to the show! Just email me your picture(s), along with a list of the items in the outfit. I don’t regularly check my blog email, though, so if you’ve sent me an outfit, please make a comment on the most recent Sunday Mog Show post so that I know to check my blog email for your contribution.

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Part of me is all a-squee with excitement at some of the new things that will happen in the game and the beauty of the new environments shown in the various screenshots. More of me, however, is feeling not particularly excited about the Battle for Azeroth (Blizzard Watch report; Wowhead report) — even less excited than I was about Warlords of Draenor following its initial announcement, truth be told.

Although I’d been a bit spoiled on what the new expansion was probably going to be about by having read the prologue chapter from the upcoming Christie Golden book that was posted on Wowhead earlier this week, I still had a sinking feeling of “oh no, not this faction crud again” when I read the beginnings of the new expansion announcement in the Blizzard Watch liveblog of the opening ceremonies.

I guess I can kind-of get behind the Horde making an effort to fully claim Kalimdor — though I do feel rather uncomfortable about displacing the Night Elves, who have held their lands in Kalimdor since antiquity. And I guess I can kind-of get behind the Alliance making an effort to reclaim their territory in northern Eastern Kingdoms — though what will happen to the Blood Elves in Eversong Woods? But the dissolution of the Order Hall-centered, faction-ignoring class-congeniality of Legion still makes me sad. Update from the Q&A: Blood Elves will retain Silvermoon and Draenei will retain the Exodar; there will be story quests in place to explain this.

I am much more interested in Kul Tiras than in Zandalar. I’m already sad that I will never, ever be able to use any of those gorgeous locations in Kul Tiras as a backdrop for a Transmogrification photoshoot with one of my Horde characters. Kaylynda the Human Mage will definitely have to get leveled to 110 now — and go see Anduin’s development in the Divine Bell questline from Mists, which I still haven’t yet managed to do — so that she can go explore Kul Tiras and meet Jaina’s mom. Doing so will still be last priority after leveling the twelve classes to 110 and finishing their 7.0 Order Hall questlines, however.

I’m guessing that Red Kalimdor and Blue Eastern Kingdoms will be phases for level 120 characters, so as not to require another vast overhaul of the low-level questing on those continents. I do like the idea of bracketed level scaling in low-level/early expansion content — it might even encourage me to go do some more questing with the Minor Mages, some of whom have zones that they would like to do for the storyline but have already outleveled.

The Island Expeditions sound like fun. Don’t know if I’ll bother to do Warfronts, though. Might depend on how important they are for getting endgame stuff as a casual player.

So, will the choice to PvP be automatic in, manually toggle to opt-out, or automatic out, manually toggle to opt-in? Hopefully the latter. Probably someone will ask that for the Q&A tomorrow and we’ll find out then.

The Allied Races just make me feel exhausted. I don’t think I have it in me anymore to want to roll six (or more…) new characters, even just to see their starting experiences (I might just let Wowhead & Blizzard Watch coverage of the beta spoil me on that) — let alone to level six (or more…) new characters all the way from 20 to 110 just to get Heritage Armor for Transmogrification. Besides, with the renewed, heavy faction emphasis, I doubt that the Heritage Armor appearances will be available cross-faction — my Tauren Warrior will probably not be able to use the Dark Iron Dwarf armor; my Tauren Paladin will probably not be able to use the Lightforged Draenei armor; my Blood Elves will probably not be able to use the Void Elf armor; my Alliance Mages will probably not be able to use the Nightborne armor. Update from the Q&A panel (Blizzard Watch report; Wowhead report): Heritage armor will be specific to that character, not account-wide, partially because they know folks would want to level Allied Races alts just to get the armor for Mogging, and they don’t want that to be a burden on Mog aficionados (my interpretation of the news site paraphrases of the questions & answers on this subject).

I’ll certainly still roll and level a Highmountain Tauren, though. She’ll be either a Hunter or a Shaman, because I have fewer mail-wearing characters than any other armor type (there are three cloth-wearing classes of which I have a double of Mages; three plate-wearing classes, of which I have a double of Death Knights; and four leather-wearing classes; but only two mail-wearing classes). If she’s a Shaman, she will probably completely replace mini-Kam (whom I RP-designated as a Highmountain Tauren around the time that Legion launched). If she’s a Hunter, I’ll probably keep mini-Kam around and revert her (mini-Kam) back to being a regular Kalimdor Tauren.

Charlotte’s Robes

I like the netted sleeves and the gradient stripes on the skirt of this robe. I’m not so fond of the giant spider. I’ve used the tunic version quite a lot for Hallow’s End outfits, though.


Arachnidian Robe, Hibernal/Venomshroud Robe, Chan’s Imperial Robes, Watcher’s Tunic

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Arachnidian Robe

Cloud Spinner

Arachnidian Robes, Belt of Arcane Storms (N), Replica Virtuous Gloves + Leywalker Bracers, Slippers of Serenity, Used Bar Rag, Order of the Cloud Serpent Tabard, Staff of Athen’a

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Hibernal/Venomshroud Robe

Shadra’s Burning Scroll

Burning Scroll Hood & Mantle (LFR), Hibernal Robe, Sorcerer’s Belt of Final Winter, Shimmering Gloves + Goldenvine Wraps, Ikeyen’s Boots, Formal White Shirt, Inscribed Serpent Staff

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Chan’s Imperial Robe

Mistress of Flame and Shadow

Jewel of the Firelord, Silver-Thread shoulders gloves & boots, Chan’s Imperial Robes, Durable Belt, Staff of the Left-Hand Path, Stylish Black Shirt

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Watcher’s Tunic

Festival Corsair

First Mate Hat, Death Speaker Mantle*, Watcher’s Tunic, Clutch of Andros*, Nobleman’s Pantaloons, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Buccaneer’s Boots, Orange Martial Shirt, Dying Light

Fire Witch

Jewel of the Firelord, Mantle of Closed Doors (N), Watcher’s Tunic, Braided Manastring Cinch, Vileweave Leggings, Black Mageweave Gloves + Elastic Wristguards, Saltarello Shoes, Amber Filigreed Doublet, Teebu’s Blazing Longsword, Igniter Rod

Bonfire Watcher

Circle of Flame, Balespider’s Mantle (N), Watcher’s Tunic, Clutch of Andros*, Legwraps of the Master Conjuror, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Landfall Silk Treads, Crystalfire Spellstaff (3-660)

Watcher of the Dark Coven

Shoulders of Mercy Killing (25H), Watcher’s Tunic, Ritual Belt, Plaguebringer’s Stained Pants (25H), Mir’s Enthralling Grasp, Saltarello Shoes

Hallowed Watcher

Jewel of the Firelord, Duskhallow Mantle, Watcher’s Tunic, Astralaan belt pants & boots, Black Mageweave Gloves + Bracers of the Black Dream, Torch of Austen, Grayson’s Torch, Orange Mageweave Shirt

A Cleansing Fire

Mantle of the Cleansing Flame (N), Watcher’s Tunic, Sash of the Burning Heart, Embersilk Leggings, Black Mageweave Gloves + Supplicant’s Discarded Bracer, Sorcerer Slippers, Red Swashbuckler’s Shirt, Kyparitic Staff

Being tired of doing nothing but the mission table and World Quests with Kamalia and Kaelinda, and having heard that the demon invasions were great XP for leveling characters, I decided to start taking Kiralaira to demon invasions if one was up at a time when I could play. It seemed only right, from an RP perspective, to level a Demon Hunter through the demon invasions… She had, after all, sacrificed everything that she had previously been to become a keenly honed and focused weapon of demon destruction.

Kira had gotten to level 104 already from the “get first Artifact — push through the Stormheim opening scenario — get to 102 to get other Artifact(s) — get to 103 to do Chapter 2 of Order Hall Campaign — do Val’sharah to get Artifact tint” routine that I did with all of the One of Each Class set of characters, plus miscellaneous other questing. It took about a week of doing demon invasions whenever I could catch one to get her to 109, which is where she was sitting after the demon invasion last night. There was a demon invasion going on when I got home from work this afternoon, but it was over by the time the wee one went to bed.

Besides, I wanted to do all of the Tehd & Marius encounters as part of the leveling process. She’d already done the one at Felblaze Ingress as part of my earlier questing. I went around Azsuna to pick up the other three in that zone, then visited Val’sharah and Stormheim. The last one, in Highmountain, required level 110. By the time I’d finished the others, however, she still had about three-quarters of the level to go — she hadn’t been very far into 109 when I started.

Kira had a couple of leatherworking quests to collect stuff from the vrykul in Hrydshal. So I went to Stormheim and picked up where she’d left off at Havi’s hut near Yotnar’s vault, and played through the zone quest chain until she’d gotten the stuff she needed for her leatherworking quests. After turning in the vrykul armor pieces, I decided to keep following the leatherworking chain for awhile. Soon she was sitting right on the cusp of the big ding — so I decided to go kill some demons at the Faronaar Front so that she could ding from doing what she’s best at rather than from the profession quests.

She turned in the profession quests, then headed straight out to Highmountain to help Tehd and Marius deal with the Feltotem’s pitlord.

These guys… I’m glad the devs thought to put in a look at how a Demon Hunter and a Warlock might get along with each other.

Kiralaira is my third level 110 character. Her goals, now that she’s reached 110, are to become Exalted with the Wardens so as to thumb her nose at them for having put her on ice at the Black Temple, finish her 7.0 Order Hall Campaign, follow the Xe’ra questline up to the point where she has to collect a huge pile of oojimies from dungeons, go to the Broken Shore for long enough to get her last Champion, and then go to Argus.

Last year at Hallow’s End, I went crazy making Horseman’s Helm kits for all of the plate-wearing characters in the Big Fourteen.

I love the Watcher’s Tunic for Hallow’s End, so this year, I’ve made Watcher’s Tunic kits for all of the cloth-wearing characters in the Big Fourteen.

Festival Corsair

First Mate Hat, Death Speaker Mantle*, Watcher’s Tunic, Clutch of Andros*, Nobleman’s Pantaloons, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Buccaneer’s Boots, Orange Martial Shirt, Dying Light
Although I like how black sleeves look with the rest of the design of the tunic, black shirtsleeves underneath do obscure the lacy design of the sleeves of the tunic itself.
I’d been trying to decide between these boots and plain black shoes; when I remembered that I had this hat, then these boots were the obvious choice.

Fire Witch

Jewel of the Firelord, Mantle of Closed Doors (N), Watcher’s Tunic, Braided Manastring Cinch, Vileweave Leggings, Black Mageweave Gloves + Elastic Wristguards, Saltarello Shoes, Amber Filigreed Doublet, Teebu’s Blazing Longsword, Igniter Rod
I kept the Flame Orbs of Felo’melorn toggled off for most of Legion — but for this outfit, they were just what was needed to amp it up to eleven.

Watcher of the Dark Coven

Shoulders of Mercy Killing (25H), Watcher’s Tunic, Ritual Belt, Plaguebringer’s Stained Pants (25H), Mir’s Enthralling Grasp, Saltarello Shoes
Kishalla makes another appearance to wield Ulthalesh for this spooky Hallow’s End outfit.

A Cleansing Fire

Mantle of the Cleansing Flame (N), Watcher’s Tunic, Sash of the Burning Heart, Embersilk Leggings, Black Mageweave Gloves + Supplicant’s Discarded Bracer, Sorcerer Slippers, Red Swashbuckler’s Shirt, Kyparitic Staff
Oh, hey, I found a use for these shoulders — the only piece from the Firelands Priest set that I actually like.

Jolly Jade Giant

The Horseman’s Horrific Hood, Crafted Dreadful Gladiator’s Dreadplate Shoulders, Jade-Skull Breastplate, Felforged Waistplate, Greaves of the Shatterer, Thatia’s Self-Correcting Gauntlets, Crafted Dreadful Gladiator’s Warboots of Cruelty, Shawl of the Old Maid
I thought I’d use the green tint of the Blades of the Fallen Prince for Kregga’s Horseman’s Helm kit this year, but it was not quite as bright a green as I had expected it to be. The greens of this particular armor set work rather well as a more saturated version of the green of the swords, though.

Evil Pumpkin King V

Hallowed Helm, Pauldrons of the Wardancer, Silithid Carapace Chestguard, Girdle of the Endless Pit, Greaves of the Shatterer, Ooze-Ridden Gauntlets, Boots of the Colossus, Blade of the Prime
I wished, a year or two ago, that the Hallowed Helm would be made Moggable. Now it is! Well, at least for the duration of the Hallow’s End holiday, which is quite enough.
These big orange Klaxxi swords just begged to be used in a DW Hallow’s End outfit. I tried the outfit first with the Horseman’s Helm, but it just didn’t click until I used the pumpkin helm instead.

Stormwind Costume

Imperial Plate set with Pauldrons of the Promise, Girdle of Uther, Jouster’s Gauntlets, Crazy Cenarion Cloak, Blade of the Silver Hand, and Maximillian’s Shield
Before Warlords, when the Stormwind Set was made available through the Dwarven Bunker Garrison building, the crafted Imperial Plate set was the favored way to imitate the look of the Stormwind Guards.
These shoulders were mail before patch 7.0. I wish that plate lookalikes had been added instead of converting the mail items to plate, because I would still like to be able to use the blue and black versions of this shoulder style for my mail-wearers.

Illidari Warp-Storm

Cursed Vision of Sargeras, Bladefang Spaulders, Shroud of Nature’s Harmony, Shifting Sash of Midnight, Cinderweb Leggings (N), Fuzzy Gloves + Bracers of Shattered Stalactites, Zierhut’s Lost Treads, Green Trophy Tabard of the Illidari, Warp-Storm Warblade
Certain Legion structures bear a remarkable resemblance to this Burning Crusade dungeon-drop weapon…

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This series of posts began because I set myself a goal to document new Transmogrification outfits in a more timely fashion. As soon as I create a new outfit, I write it up in a draft post. As the weekend approaches, I start working on taking fashion screenshots, processing them, and updating “Things my [Class] Wears” posts. On Sunday — though not every Sunday — I publish the collection of my recent efforts. Then I begin the next “Sunday on the Promenade” draft post.

Occasionally, I have ideas for themed Transmogrification collections that take several months to completely assemble. Thus, some of these outfits might get re-posted at a later date as part of such a themed Transmogrification collection.

If any of you, my dear readers, have kits that you’d like to share, I’d be happy to add you to the show! Just email me your picture(s), along with a list of the items in the outfit. I don’t regularly check my blog email, though, so if you’ve sent me an outfit, please make a comment on the most recent Sunday Mog Show post so that I know to check my blog email for your contribution.

A collection of Transmogrification Kits actually worn in-game by my Blood Elf Demon Hunter. Outfits are listed from most recent to least recent. Items that are no longer obtainable are marked with an asterisk (*).

22) Illidari Matron

Illidari Shoulders & Boots, Prospector’s Chestpiece, Waistclasp of Unethical Power (LFR), Gloomtalon’s Spare Kilt, Fuzzy Gloves + Flame Juggler’s Armbands, Blade of Savagery
Because of this sword, I wanted to do a “Shivarra Matron” outfit for my Demon Hunter. The NPC outfit is quite unique, however — only the sword and shoulders are available as drops for players, and the shoulders are plate — so my PC outfit is a series of approximations at best.
I’ve had this outfit planned for quite awhile, but I had to wait until she was level 110 to make it because of the belt.

21) Illidari Warp-Storm

Cursed Vision of Sargeras, Bladefang Spaulders, Shroud of Nature’s Harmony, Shifting Sash of Midnight, Cinderweb Leggings (N), Fuzzy Gloves + Bracers of Shattered Stalactites, Zierhut’s Lost Treads, Green Trophy Tabard of the Illidari, Warp-Storm Warblade
Certain Legion structures bear a remarkable resemblance to this Burning Crusade dungeon-drop weapon…

A collection of Transmogrification Kits actually worn in-game by my Blood Elf Mage. Outfits are listed from most recent to least recent. Items that are no longer obtainable are marked with an asterisk (*).

43) Serendipitous Seraph

Warmongering Gladiator’s Mantle of Cruelty, Robes of the Guardian Saint, Astralaan Pants, Pyrotex Ignition Cloth + Cuffs of Unrelenting Anguish, Ringo’s Blizzard Boots
I’d made outfits for Kaelinda with the other three colors of this robe style, but I hadn’t used this color yet because I wanted to use The Stars’ Design, the Hidden appearance for Felo’melorn, with it. I’d been hoping that it would just drop for me in the course of ordinary Suramar zone and World questing, without having to “go back” to farm for it after I’d completed the zone storyline (including the 7.1 Insurrection story) — and lo and behold, it dropped.

42) Fire Witch

Jewel of the Firelord, Mantle of Closed Doors (N), Watcher’s Tunic, Braided Manastring Cinch, Vileweave Leggings, Black Mageweave Gloves + Elastic Wristguards, Saltarello Shoes, Amber Filigreed Doublet, Teebu’s Blazing Longsword, Igniter Rod
I kept the Flame Orbs of Felo’melorn toggled off for most of Legion — but for this outfit, they were just what was needed to amp it up to eleven.

41) Magistrix of the Kirin Tor II

Arcanist Crown, Elder Wizard’s Mantle, Sketh’lon Survivor’s Tunic, Magister’s Belt, Soothsayer’s Kilt, Jumanza Grips, Marshfang Boots, Lavender Mageweave Shirt, Ward of the Violet Citadel, Tabard of the Kirin Tor
An upgraded version of Kaelinda’s earlier Kirin Tor kit, worn while finishing the Legion Mage Order Hall Campaign.
It was hard to get a good clear shot of the off-hand because of how badly it clips into the skirt in the idle standing pose.