Thursday, August 31, 2017

New Blog!

Are any of you Rift gamers?

If so, you might like to come over and say hi, as I migrated toward Rift last year and have finally started a blog about my characters' adventures in Telara. It is a combination of what I posted about on Anou's Armoire and Diary of a Gnome Spy, all rolled into one. :D

Hope to see you soon at The Daily Gwed!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016


Good morning to all from Southern England!

Somewhere around the middle of 2014 I stopped playing WoW because I had a new project on my plate: moving to the U.K. from Canada. By the end of 2015, our hard work paid off, and we set foot in this country the 30th of December, me for the first time. Since then, I have dreamed of playing WoW again, but my time just doesn't allow it (for now).

We are always out and about, discovering local sights and travelling further west. In the short time we've been here we've been to Scotland, France and Italy. Our upcoming trips include Wales and another stay in Italy where we will see the Pope giving his Christmas Eve mass at the Vatican...

Anyhow, I haven't forgotten my WoW-blogging friends, or my beloved 'toons and t'mogs. Rest assured I *will* be back in-game one day!!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Blue and Gold with Flickering Fel Flames

She won it. She earned her title. And now she is Anoukisse of the Black Harvest. (A story is in the works right now, detailing her quest towards the ultimate defeat of Kanrethad. When it is complete, I will try to remember to add a link here.)

A new outfit was most definitely called for, considering her recent status change. Thus ensued a long thought process revolving around the color of Fel energy. Everyone was going green though. Anou doesn't like to be like everyone else. And green is such a bad color; pasty and cadaverous, reminiscent of discharge and rot. (Or worse! Of balance, harmony and nature!) No. Anou wanted power and glory. She wanted those who looked upon her to hesitate between cowering in awe or running in fear. Royalty. Darkness. One of the Gifted few to be honored with the title for having brought the Leader of the Council of the Black Harvest to his knees.

Hence she got to work on her new trappings, meticulously earning, sewing, and fighting for this final look:

Featured above: Felheart Horns, Fissure-Split Shoulderwraps, Shroud of the Lore'nial, Soulcloth Gloves (which can easily be replaced by Lifedrainer's Sordid Grips (I am currently debating this, myself)), Crafted Dreadful Gladiator's Cord of Cruelty, Slippers of the Holy Light (remain to be changed to Faux Warlock Slippers), Soulkeeper.

What made Anou decide on these particular pieces was in fact that gold and navy stand for royalty and darkness. The gown holds hints of glowing greens and yellows that marry well with the new fel energy pulsing within her (not to mention matching her eyes). Of course, horns, to reinforce her demonic background, and howling satanic faces at her shoulders, spewing fel flames at those who get too close. Finally, a staff of green fire trapped in an ever-turning ring, proof to all that she has conquered the light in the darkness.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

To the Foothills

Seeing as Anou likes to wander the various zones and continents while she waits for the [endless] LFR queues to [finally] invite her in, I put together a new outfit for the every day, for those quiet meandering kind of afternoons.

Featured above: Embroidered Armor, Patchwork Belt, Simple Kilt, Knitted Sandals, Beautiful Wildflowers. (Photo bomber: Orange Tabby.)

A few more photos are available, for those interested, at my sister blog, Diary of a Gnome Spy. :)

Friday, June 27, 2014

Tribal Warlock

Here is a transmog outfit Anou had been trying to pull together for quite some time. The dress is one of her two favorites, and she'd been yearning to make an outfit around it. The problem was that the dratted feathered shoulders were simply not dropping. (They finally did one night, when Mr. GM pushed her grumbling self into Zul'Aman to try for them, with her whining about the fact they would never drop... Oh, the irony.)

Featured above: Jan'alai's Spaulders, Cataclysmic Gladiator's Felweave Raiment, Gloves of Penitence, Contender's Silk Belt, Vindicator's Dreadweave Stalkers, Grand Magister's Staff of Torrents.

The shoulders and staff have the same kind of blue-ish glow to them, and if you're interested to replicate that glow somewhere else, I recommend Slippers of Moving Waters which are available for Justice Points. The staff was just one Anou happened to have on hand at the time of transmog, but Brutal Gladiator's Staff looks pretty darn awesome, and also has feathers, thus tying itself in with the shoulders too.

If you're looking to match a mount or pet, I haven't gone through them all purposefully, but I like Corrupted Fire Hawk and Hearthsteed as mounts, and Dark Phoenix Hatchling.

Now, in my opinion, if you happened to be a Troll Warlock, this outfit would look particularly fetching and racially-fitting due tot he feathers and stuff...

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Walking the Plank

Anoukisse was out with her friends, raiding and looting off the coast of Timeless Isle, when all of a sudden, the crew turned mutinous. Her very GM threatened to make her walk the plank—though quite honestly, being the [evil] angel that she is, she could not understand why!

(Naturally, she needed an outfit for this pretend scenario that she thought up as she stood on the edge of (what looks like) the main mast. So, she called Brox, her little squire, and had him rummage through the bank for her, returning with the perfect items!)

Can't make ME walk the plank, Savage dog! /smash bottle

You'll never take me alive! /stab stab

Featured above: Sleeveless T-Shirt, Leggings of the Faceless Shroud, Knitted Sandals, Direbrew's Bloodied Shanker.

In all honestly, I felt that this outfit portrayed the dirty sailor, the shipwrecked passenger, the beached pirate, torn, dirty, bedraggled. You can really do a lot with these pants (if you're a Warlock—other classes need not apply), especially since you don't need to scout around for and store a matching belt!