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Blingtron 5K finally coughed up the last encoded message after I-don’t-know how many duplicates (I didn’t save them). Now my Engineer can move on to leveling her Legion engineering and learn how to make Blingtron 6K.

Meanwhile, the mog farming continues. I am managing to cross items and raids/dungeons to be run off my list. I am starting to get kind of tired of doing nothing but mog farming, though.

Thus, I have been thinking about taking Kamalia down to the Broken Shore and starting to work on gaining Legionfall reputation, so that I can have flying as soon as my Mage gets through Suramar, and also so that I can see what’s up with getting Magatha Grimtotem as a Shaman Order Hall champion. Despite — or perhaps because of — Magatha’s betrayal of Cairne and attack on Bloodhoof Village and Thunder Bluff, Kamalia would prefer to have Magatha and the Doomstone close to hand so that she can keep an eye on them — she was very unsettled by Kaohana’s report of events in Thousand Needles immediately following the Shattering and has remained uneasy not knowing where Magatha and the Doomstone are.

I have also been thinking about just going out and doing Troll Archaeology until I get that blasted Zin’rokh, Destroyer of Worlds. I have a Mog idea, maybe two, that I’d like to use it for. I guess it would be more productive to do Broken Isles/Draenor/Pandaria Archaeology and turn in crated artifacts for Troll fragments instead, though, so that I could work on my Pristines collections at the same time.

And I have been thinking that I ought to go through all my alts and work on their Professions until they reach the (first) point at which they have to go run a dungeon or two. Then I will be able to get the most efficient use out of the dungeon running I will have to do for their Order Hall campaigns.

Only a few new kits this week — just changing the characters who were wearing special outfits for Noblegarden back into less holiday-themed clothes.

Headmistress

Elder’s Hat, Stiffened Corpse Shoulderpads, Masquerade Gown, Vestal’s Irrepressible Girdle, Exiled Dabbler’s Gloves, Footfalls of Memories, Shadowvine Cloak of Infusion, Greater Magic Wand, Igniter Rod
This is my “Albus Dumbledore” outfit.
Alas, there are no Artifact wands in Legion; given that Kaylynda is semi-retired (for the time being), however, she can wear a wand outfit if she wants to.
The”Headmistress” title would of course be the most appropriate to wear with this outfit, but I didn’t bother to try to get it when the Key to Nar’thalas Academy was the hot new shiny from Archaeology, so the “Professor” title will have to do.

Overgrowth Tender

Mantle of Gnarled Overgrowth, Shaladrassil Tunic, Overgrowth Cutter Belt, Giant-Friend Kilt, Master Brewer’s Gloves, Kihrawr’s Scratching Post
I was looking for a chestpiece to wear with this matching kilt & shoulders from Northrend that wasn’t the set chestpiece; I was looking for something to wear with this chestpiece that wasn’t the rest of its set. I noticed the perfect congruence of the colors and voila! I love it when an outfit comes together this neatly.

Draenor Beast Master

Blast-Proof Cowl, Wayfaring Shoulderguards (2-655), Netherstrike Breastplate, Dreadhawk’s Girdle, Leggings of Beast Mastery, Triumphant Gauntlets, Radiant Boots, Permafrost Cape, Glaive of the Pit
I love the combination of blue, green, and gold in this Outland chestpiece and leggings.
This is an outfit I have wanted to make for my Hunter for, like, ever. Unfortunately, I couldn’t at the time I first deisgned this kit because the chestpiece is a BoP-to-the-crafter leatherworking item. I did make a very similar outfit for my Shaman instead (see outfit 5 on the “Things my Shaman Wears” page). But now, with the account-wide Appearances collection, I can! I did spruce it up a little from the initial design with the Warlords helm and shoulders, though.

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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.

Not being all that keen on being a Stormwind Guard or an Orgrimmar Grunt for a day, I was going to give this micro-holiday a pass until I read that the transformation worked for guards in all of the major cities.

It’s part of my Warrior’s RP story that she spent several years serving first as a Bluffwatcher,

then as one of Cairne’s Honor Guards.

So on this day of acknowledging the service of the city guards, it was natural that she’d want to return to Thunder Bluff and assist the Bluffwatchers.

I was surprised that the first City Attacker that appeared after I got the guard transformation was a male Troll in Dragonstalker gear.

Why would a Horde person be attacking a Horde city? I had expected the City Attackers to be enemy NPC races such as centaurs, harpies, troggs, naga, or mogu.

Soon, I saw that there was a group of transformed players standing around near the inn, and that City Attackers were rapidly spawning near them.

I joined the group and fought until I reached the commendation for 50 kills… but by then I was already getting kind of bored of the activity.

I observed that all of the City Attackers were player races wearing T2 armor. As well as the male Troll Hunter, I saw a female Undead Priest, a female Human Mage, a female Draenei Shaman, a female Tauren Druid, a male Blood Elf Paladin, a male Orc Warrior, a male Goblin Rogue, a male Tauren Death Knight, and a Gnome Warlock that I didn’t get a close enough look at to determine if it was male or female. After I’d thought on it for awhile, I concluded that this choice of appearances for the City Attackers was meant to emulate fighting off a PvP raid on the city — though it still seemed very strange to me that my Horde city should have Horde attackers. I think it would have made more sense for there to have been two groups of City Attackers — a Horde group that would only spawn in Alliance cities, and an Alliance group that would only spawn in Horde cities.

I’d been sitting on my level 100 boost, not knowing quite whether I wanted to use it on an existing character or save it for a new character concept. This weekend, it occurred to me that I often wish that my Dwarf Paladin, who’d been stagnating at level 63-ish ever since I faction changed her from a Blood Elf during Cataclysm, were higher level — so why oughtn’t I just spend the boost on her?

To be sure, I just want her to be higher level so that I can use higher level stuff to make outfits for her, but it’s not like I’d be spending the boost on a character I’d actually play if I used it on any other character — any other character I boosted would be just for the purpose of being a mannequin, too. That’s how I spent my level 90 boost, after all — on the Male Tauren Warrior, so that I’d have a male model to dress up on occasion.

So I did it.

Doing the boost meant I got to see the “how to play your DPS spec” tutorial (which seemed very rudimentary indeed) and do the Alliance version of the Broken Shore scenario again. The Alliance version feels more emotionally powerful to me. I tried to take screenshots of things I might have missed the first time through, with Kaylynda. As I was taking pictures of the Weary-Eyed Mourners at Varian’s funeral and being impressed by the variety of their outfits, I remembered someone saying that the mourners are actually Alliance Garrison followers. I’m less familiar with the Alliance Garrison followers than the Horde ones, but once I thought of that, I began to recognize them — or at least their clothing, from their Horde equivalents.

Anyhow, here is the outfit I’ve been longing to make with this character that she needed to be higher level to wear. I like the Alliance versions of the Trial of the Crusader gear so much better than the Horde versions…

Turalyon’s Charge

Turalyon’s Plate with Lightbringer Greathelm, Sunsoul Girdle, Truesteel Boots (3-670), Brilliant Hexweave Cloak (2-655), Ironfoe, and Maximillian’s Shield

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.

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
The “Sha Stalker” kit in the “Fel Camouflage” collection I posted about 13 months ago was intended to be a mock-Demon Hunter outfit. I chose the Monk T15 lookalike Raiment of Silent Stars chestpiece for that kit to evoke the effect of Demon Hunter tattoos. When I decided to put that outfit on my real Demon Hunter, she needed a chestpiece that would reveal her actual tattoos. The original outfit also used a fist weapon that I thought looked as close to a warglaive as a non-warglaive weapon could get; because Demon Hunters can’t wield fist weapons, I’ve somewhat ironically instead chosen some rather Monk-like swords of jade-colored mist for this version of the outfit.
I should note that I didn’t actually kill the Sha of Anger myself for this screenshot; I went out looking for it and discovered it already down.

Wood Elf

Blighthound Master’s Hood, Shoulderpads of the Forgotten Gate (N), Midnight Chestguard, Refurbished Demolisher Gear Belt, Leggings of the Empty Throne, Overgrowth Cutter Gauntlets, Barkchip Boots, Green Workman’s Shirt, Enchanted Azsharite Felbane Dagger*
The shoulders, hat, and belt I’d chosen to go with the blue & brown version of this chestpiece work equally well with the green & brown version, so then it was just a matter of finding pieces for the other slots.

Bold & Brassy

Amberplate Headguard, Shoulderplates of the Deconstructor, Breastplate & Legplates of the Bold, Earthswell Belt, Pillager’s Gauntlets, Treads of the Common Man, Blade of Savagery, Bulwark of Redemption
Ya know, maybe I should just use my level 100 boost on my Dwarf Paladin so that she can wear Alliance-ish outfits like this.

Ruby Dragonsworn

Faceplate of the Forgotten (N), Temporal Pauldrons, Truesteel Breastplate (3-670), Ogre Beater’s Belt, Elder Tortoiseshell Legplates, Gloves of Gnomebliteration, Ramkahen Front Boots, Ashkandi, Greatsword of the Brotherhood
Somehow, this kit just needed to use Ashkandi.
The purples of the High Chief’s set work quite nicely with the maroons of the shoulders, chestpiece, and leggings in this kit. I wanted this to read as a red outfit, not a purple outfit, though, so I opted to bring in some brighter reds instead. Those burning orange eyes in the helm also help to brighten up the overall look of the ensemble.

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.

Office Egg Hunt

Last fall, when BTH & I found out that we would be adopting, I negotiated a parental leave agreement for this semester that involved me teaching just one class — organic chemistry — instead of my usual load. I would take two weeks completely off when the baby arrived, during which time a colleague (who is also my Dean) would teach the class. For the once-a-week three hour lab component of the class, I would attend the first half-hour and get the students going, after which my Dean would “babysit” the students for the rest of the course.

Yesterday afternoon, for their Lab Final, I gave my students an assignment to use the chemical knowledge that they have developed over the past two years of studying chemistry to a) extract pigments from spinach, raspberries, and blackberries and b) use those pigments to dye hard-boiled eggs. I told them that I wanted to see pretty pictures of the results in their lab reports.

My Dean joked that instead of taking pictures, they should show me the eggs by hiding them in my office — with each student’s grade being dependent upon how cleverly they hid their eggs.

This morning, I walked into my office and saw this:


I burst out laughing. They actually DID it!

The rest of my morning was lost to finding the rest of the eggs:










I remembered that there had been sixteen eggs, but after I found these fourteen, I searched and searched all over my office and just could not find the last two.

When I went to class, my students were amused at my tale of how they had caused me to thoroughly waste my morning. They told me where to find the fifteenth egg:

The sixteenth egg wasn’t actually in my office. It was still in the lab because the student was trying to intensify the color by soaking it overnight in the dyebath he had prepared. He went and got it, to complete the set:

The eggs dyed with the natural pigments really quite nicely, especially the ones dyed with the blackberry pigment mixture. The really brightly colored eggs, however, were done with standard food coloring, which we keep in the lab for a handful of lower-level experiments.

I love my OChem students (and my boss)!

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.

Yogg-Saron’s Disciple of Chaos

Greathelm of the Voracious Maw (H), Pauldrons of the Great Ettin (N), Warleader’s Breastplate, Girdle of Heated Deeds, Crafted Dreadful Gladiator’s Dreadplate Legguards, Endwyn’s Flickering Gauntlets, Symbolic Greaves, Sword of Justice
This outfit is a variation on a theme I first designed about five years ago to the prompt “Anti-Paladin of the Old Gods”. It combines ideas from the main outfit I made for the prompt, as well as some of the other ideas I explored along the way.
As I thought about where to start constructing an outfit to fit the “Anti-Paladin of the Old Gods” persona, I soon realized that it would be an ideal use for that ridiculously goofy T12 Death Knight helm. Because saronite ore/metal is teal-colored, I decided to use the teal-colored heroic version of the helm and have my anti-paladin be a minion of Yogg-Saron.
I finally managed to get the hat last week, so now I can at last make this outfit!

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
Although I thought initially that this would be an “Al’ar” kit, the shoulders remind me of Rukhmar. It seemed appropriate somehow to use the “Talon Queen” title while wearing this outfit.

Noblegarden begins tomorrow! Here’s this year’s bouquet of pastel-toned outfits for the occasion.

Pink Petals

Commander’s set with Blood-Stained Pauldrons, Girdle of the Fallen Crusader, Cloak of the Hollow, and Skettis Curved Blade
This pink outfit could be used for either Noblegarden or Love is in the Air (though I’d use the Bloodscale Belt for that holiday).
I like how this particular green cloak complements both the green Tauren DK fur color and the red tones in the armor.

Iridescent Scales

Bog Epaulets, Skettis Chestpiece & Footwraps, Sundered Waistband & Gauntlets, Green Dragonscale Leggings, Giorgio’s Caduceus of Pure Moods (LFR)
This style of mail armor also comes in gold (the Burnished set). It would be perfectly lovely for Noblegarden (and Love is in the Air) if it came in pale pink, too!

Genesis Wave

Tracker’s Headband, Cenarion Spaulders, Genesis Vest & Boots, Archer’s Belt, Forest Leather Pants, Wasphide Gauntlets, Pink Mageweave Shirt, Staff of the Verdant Circle
I came up with this concept while working on some pink outfit ideas for Navimie and thought that it would be quite appropriate for Noblegarden. Because the chestpiece and boots were already Druid-specfic, I decided to go ahead and use these Druid-specific shoulders, too.

Spellflower

Nightvale Mantle, Spellfire Robe, Silkwood Cord, Widow’s Clutches + Goldenvine Wraps, Ruby Slippers, Giorgio’s Caduceus of Pure Moods (LFR)
This pretty tailored Burning Crusade recolor of the Priest T2 robe pairs beautifully with the Val’sharah quest set shoulders to make a lovely spring outfit.

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.