The Earthbound Zodiac Sign

By Hylek on May 15th, 2016
Race: Norn
Gender: Female
Armor: Heavy
Color: Multi
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In ancient times, when the gods spread their magic to the races of Tyria, the first highwizards were much more powerful than any modern mage. Their spells could make whole cities sink, call down the heavens to earth, or even bind the luminaries themselves to human bodies. That way the zodiac sign of “The Huntress” was captured and sealed in the body of a young priestess. It was an attempt of old kings, trying to find a way to communicate with the gods. They believed those would speak through the celestial being, granting them power to crush their enemies. But they were foolish. What they captured was the embodiment of stars; a force of nature, capable of forging starlight and bringing galaxies into being. The earthbound zodiac sign was raging, wiping out two entire kingdoms that were pretentious enough to face it …
Now, centuries after her infamy of being bound to this lowly creature, she strides the lands of Tyria, trying to find someone powerful enough to set her free. Night by night, she watches the skies and craves after her freedom.

Heyho guys, the Hylek here :D

I was lucky enough to get my hands on the Zodiac Longbow, thanks to an old friend! *shoutout to EnTorie*
Of course I immediately created a look around it! I was thrown back to my old colour-scheme, that I always had on my guard :S
I loved the skirt for the zodiac-thematic , since I find that the buttons around the belt look a bit like suns and stars. The rest of the pieces were simply chosen to match the bow and a godlike appearance. The new blue dyes came in really handy here ;D

I hope you like the screens, despite having rather few locations!
Greetingz o/


Elessar Taralom
Aaah, I love her so much!
This bow is just one of the (if not THE) prettiest bow ingame and you really did it justice!
She looks like a heavenly guardian and strikes all the right chords between the blues and golds in the armour
The zodiac shoulders add a nice celestial touch to it without overdoing it and I just loooove the concept behind the screens!
My two favourites are definitely the ones where you can see the moon: it is just a nice tie in to the little golden details on the bow
Your guardian really rocks all your best looks lately, so have another gold to embellish her with! ^^
2016-05-15 18:18

Fashion Guru
Yess there she is!
I really adore this longbow and I like how you created a fitting look around this beautiful piece. She really looks kinda mysterious and very elegant and I really love the different armour pieces you used here.
The dyes are absolutely stunning you can always win my heart with a nice blue- golden theme! :D
You made- as always- some outstanding screens I espceially love the dark ones where she looks like she's the shiny center of the universe.
Have some Gold! x3
2016-05-15 18:20

Fashion Guru
amazing zodiac look!
in my opinion one of the best looking weapon sets and the bow is one of the prettiest there is; write me down as really jealous at this point that you own it!
the screens are amazing, really atmospheric even if they work with such a minimalistic setting as the sky
I think you don´t even need the wings, the look could do without them
easily a gold from me, keep up the good work!
2016-05-15 18:25

Fashion Collector
As always amazing looks, awesome screens @ top quality.
just keep going making me jalous :D
2016-05-15 18:29

Deathblade Kenny
Fashion Guru
The screens with the bright sun got my attention. i am addicted to it. great fucking job again bro. already gave you my opnion in game. the screens turned made it perfect.
2016-05-15 18:40

Nero Angelo
I'm in awe, it's simply beautiful.
The first thing I thought to myself upon seeing it was: "Paragon!" and it filled me up with nostalgia.
Your own story certainly did it justice. :)

I do have to admit that Sunrise appears to pair better with the armour than the Zodiac Longbow. This is of course due to the limited amount of skins availlable if there were to be wings in a Zodiac shade of blue it would fit the bow's theme a lot more in my opinion.

White + Gold + Blue may be classic Guardian Dye Schemes but you've truly brought out the best with it.

It goes without speaking that this is worthy of a Gold Medal. ^^

I intended to add a section with my favourite screenshot but I simply can't decide. The drawn Sunrise in front of the starry night sky is a contender but the full moon and the shot just after releasing an arrow are as well... I just.. can't decide. it's beautiful and I'll end the same as I began:

I'm in awe.
2016-05-15 18:45

This is just so amazing and beautiful ! o_o
The screens look splendid ! Those are certainly the best you ever made ! With the sun, with the moon, with the stars.. I just love all of them! The ones with the sun might be my favorites tho ! (especially mid one 2nd row, the light effect on your character looks so cool!)
The look itself looks very celestial and godlike and I've always loved this kind of look, especially on norns. I love the zodiac shoulders, the wings and the helm. It all looks perfect on her !
Even the tattoo fits perfectly and makes her face looks very interesting !
Thousands golds for the beautiful zodiac goddess ! :P
2016-05-15 18:46

That look is pretty amazing! The golden wings fit pretty well with white armor.

The screenshots are very good aswell but I feel like every screenshot are the same, I know that you tried to show the sky but I guess you could have put some screenshot gliding or/and pictures from behind.

I don't usually like the legendary weapons but this one fits pretty nice with your look!
As always, good job! :D

2016-05-15 19:14

Thank you all so much ^,^
It was a pleasure to read your awesome comments!
2016-05-15 20:15

Thanks Nero Angelo!
I indeed had a bit of Paragon concept in my mind :D
Its cool to hear you recognize it!
Regarding the zodiac weapons ... yes they are almost impossible to match when it comes to the blue tones. The new blue dyes do help, but they still arent strong enough to fully match the zodiac blue :S
2016-05-15 20:18 in reply to Nero Angelo

Thank you Migg!
Yeah i get what you mean with the screens. I wanted to take some flying screens in AB, but i felt like they didnt look very great and i had so many of these pictures that i liked.
I also wanted to buy some other zodiac weapons to make more different screens, but i knew i wanted to take screens in front of the skies and therefore i knew it would be hard to pop aegis at these locations ... so i just went with many standing poses :S
2016-05-15 20:22 in reply to Migg

I'm lost for words, it's beautiful and strong.
2016-05-15 23:39

I thought those wings look silly. These pics may change my mind.

My only gripe's the chestpiece. In my opinion, a full plate would suit the theme better. Maybe the new triumphant armor can do it?
2016-05-16 7:12

I wanted a chestpiece with skin showing to resemble the paragons from gw1 a little. Im not sure if i would like a full plate chestpiece here, since it could look weird when the legpiece shoes so much skin and the chestpiece doesnt :S
The triumphant chestpiece looks too simple imo ... maybe the hero triumphant would work, but it has to be released first q.q
2016-05-16 8:56 in reply to Martellus

Thank you for the compliment and the feedback though :D
2016-05-16 9:02 in reply to Martellus

Fashion Collector
Oh wow, I love this look, it's so creative and beautiful! Gold :)
2016-05-16 16:28

Thanks a lot HeartlessValkyrie ^,^
2016-05-16 17:39

Such an amazing look! Love the concept.
The armor is on point, dyes fit, I just love the bow and her tattoo makes it perfect.
Your screens are awesome, the skys of tyria can be so beautiful! :)
2016-05-17 6:25

Thank you Nana! :D
2016-05-17 10:29

Favorite part about this is how the face tattoos flow with the helmet so she looks like she has cloth or something underneath the helmet. Sweet look :D
2016-05-22 21:11

Thanks frederickx :D
At first i didnt like facial tattoos, since i thought they are hard to match for looks ... but now i really love it :D
2016-05-23 10:52

Fashion Guru
I had already voted on this ... totally gold obviously lol before but didnt have time to leave a comment. This is by far in the top 5 AT LEAST best looks on this site. Maybe even top 3. Your screens are amazing and your dye choices are .... whats a word better than perfect? Immaculate. The locations for your screens are breathtaking.... Im totally in love with everything about this .
2016-05-24 21:31

Oh Wow Thank you so much Purgatori *,*
Its very nice to hear such a huge compliment!!!
2016-05-24 23:35 in reply to Purgatori

Fashion Collector
Very good choices. Gold.
2016-06-14 11:56

Fashion Guru
Beauty! I love the screenies
2016-07-01 9:47

TY Silverbleed ^,^
It was quite cool having just some skies as background. Glad you like it!
2016-07-01 12:36

Fashion Guru
Looks magical! Gold!
2016-11-03 7:50

Thanks! ^,^
2016-11-03 9:18

Fashion Guru
2017-01-10 15:01

Thank you shopaholic! :D
2017-01-11 10:11

oh my this is stunning superb effort :P gold from me.
2017-03-01 12:09

Thanks for the love brads! :D
I really appreciate your comments!
2017-03-02 9:29 in reply to brads1989

baba yaga
Very interesting armor mix. I like that!
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