The Brand in the Jungle

By Elessar Taralom on May 22nd, 2016
Race: Sylvari
Gender: Male
Armor: Medium
Color: Multi
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When he awoke from his nightmare, he couldn´t recall anything of his journey to the Heart of Maguuma. All his memories of the Grove and his Vigil troup had vanished. Only one desire filled his entire being: burn the world into submission, into Mordremoth´ submission. Where the memories had been, rage and determination now filled him and nurtured his inner flame of destruction.
To fulfill his duty, Mordremoth bestowed on him a torch: flames from the mouth of a dragon to turn the jungle into ashes. With this device, Umber was sent into the jungle, to burn Mordremoth´ enemies and spread the flame and destruction over the Pact fleet. Whoever spotted him described him as a beast, not fully Sylvari anymore, but something indescribable that flickered like a flame itself. Wherever he spews his unholy flames, the evil vines of the Jungle Dragon can sprout.
Sometimes Umber remembers faces and feelings from the time before his nightmare, but the voice of the Elder Dragon is always able to draw him back into the nothingness and delirium that now is his very own mind.
As long as his flames find something to devour, Umber will press forward, until one day he himself might be consumed.

Hey guys,
Elessar here and I present to you my Condition Ranger! I wanted something to combine flames and the jungle and since he always was a sinister character, I brought in a monsterlike aspect as well. My starting point were the shoulders and gloves, as I really like the vibe the dyes gave off on these pieces; it just feels like a jungle flame to me, unnatural and yet part of nature. Furthermore this mix of green and orange was something I didn´t see around so often, so I wanted to try my luck with it!
I just love the Arah mask and boots as they give of this extremely creepy feel, looking like a real monster with them just felt an appropriate addition to this concept.
Going full Sylvari armour often doesn´t leave much space for creativity, so I decided to mix in the Strider´s armour. I just like having a medium armour piece that is not a coat and the dyes turned out beautifully on this piece, so I decided to keep it.
This was also the first time I was kinda happy that the yellow skintones of the Sylvaries have the underlying green shade, as it fits the whole concept pretty well.
As I rarely get to use my legendaries anymore (they tend to not fit the looks I create) I was happy to have a look where Rodgort fits right in!
I hope you enjoy the look ^^


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Comments


AnaChronism
Fashion Guru
This is so damn rad!
First of all- finally a look where the shoulders and gloves are fitting sooo damn well, I think I've never seen something like that before and for never really liking those skins I am just loving these pieces here quite a lot!
The mixture between Sylvary- like armour and some "normal" skins is really great I love how the different armour parts are creating a very authentic and kinda scary look. This monster aspect is amazing and you managed to slay that theme! The boots and especially the mask are creating such an interesting and creepy look it's purely amazing. At some points it even looks like this mask belongs to his face.
The dyes are very cool and very rarely used, as well. It doesn't look to flashy or out of place. Your skin tone and the hairstyle are a wonderful addition to the mind blowing overall look and I think there is nothing I could complain about.
Your screens are, as always, so beautiful and spot on and somethings kiiinda scary which is a huge plus! I simply love the fact that you managed to create such an unique Mordemoth- look using some unusual screens and creating a very nice theme. The idea using the torch and incorperating the fire- aspect of your character was a very smart idea and you executed it perfectly imo.
Nuff said- Gold!
2016-05-22 15:02

Colosso
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2016-05-22 18:01

Elessar Taralom
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2016-05-22 18:19 in reply to Colosso

AnaChronism
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2016-05-22 18:27

frederickx
Fashionista
I love the screens and the armor looks so good in the jungle's lighting, but in the neutral lighting of the character selection screen he looks like a deformed jack-o-lantern :'D Still an awesome look tho, just found the resemblance a bit funny =)
2016-05-22 20:52

Migg
Fashionista
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Nice armor, and yeah, mixing the sylvari armor with the strider one fits pretty cool, indeed I didn't notice at first :)
2016-05-23 6:21

Elessar Taralom
Fashionista
Thank you! ^^
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Yes, that´s what I liked about strider, it blends in so well with the rest and isn´t too flashy or anything
Again, thanks for the nice comment ^^
2016-05-23 6:32 in reply to Migg

Faceless Wanderer
Trendspotter
I simply love this silvari.

Impressed how you played the dyes with the armour (especially the shoulders and gloves) This is a combination I never seen before and its really fitting and very unique. Also the screenshots are done with much love and details, as always. Elessar you are a real creative soul, you deserve my gold. Unfortunatelly I can give you only one :
2016-05-23 6:59

trollmenter
Stylist
Really nice screenshots! but you should also put photos of you in game without using photoshop so we can see what it really looks like!
2016-05-23 8:51

Elessar Taralom
Fashionista
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2016-05-23 9:01 in reply to trollmenter

jesandsteven
Fashion Guru
You really stepped out of the box for this one and it worked beautifully! Gold!
2016-05-23 11:12

Hylek
Fashionista
Amazingly stylistic look!
I love how you made him look badass, without using any dark dye or hoods or whatever cliche there is :D
The screens are perfect as always and i really have to say that i adore your creativity to write such great stories for each of your uploads!
This is also one of the very very rare looks where the Mordrem skins look good!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gold for sure! :)
2016-05-23 11:19

Deathblade Kenny
Fashion Guru
Awesome concept! the dyes are incredible with the shoulder and hands! it's really unique. and nice found on that coat to blend it in with :) gold
2016-05-23 11:50

thunderstruck
Fashion Guru
Oh my, you did it again
your creativity simply blows me away, you managed to make a sylvari look exciting and fresh
the dye combination looks amazing, his face is eerie, your screens are out of this world........nothing more to say, you deserve all the gold
2016-05-23 12:07

Viddharta
Wanderer
Oh nice ! I've got two Mordrem guard-themed Sylvari in medium armor, and I actually never thought about using the Arah mask. Looks like I'm gonna farm Arah again quite soon. :'p
I like that you used different colors, rather than keeping a brown/grey-ish tone as the Mordrem guards enemies. It gives your design more personality.
The only thing that I don't like much, is how the leggings and boots' colors clash a bit, but in all honesty that's all I've got, I really dig that look!

I also enjoyed the backstory quite a lot!
2016-05-23 16:57

Billy
Fashion Collector
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2016-05-23 18:10 in reply to trollmenter

Elessar Taralom
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2016-05-23 18:30 in reply to Billy

NanaItalia
Fashionista
I love the armor and the screens. He looks awesome. I always like the mix of organic and non organic looking armor pieces on sylvari :)
Also the flames in the jungle make a great contrast.
Some of your first screens give me the feeling of a surreal painting, don't know why, but I really like that.
Gold for sure! :)
2016-05-24 3:08

Billy
Fashion Collector
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2016-05-24 6:03 in reply to Elessar Taralom

AnaChronism
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2016-05-24 8:37 in reply to Billy

Elessar Taralom
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2016-05-24 9:03 in reply to Billy

Purgatori
Fashion Collector
Elessar, this is amazing!
2016-05-24 12:22

Billy
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2016-05-24 14:27 in reply to AnaChronism

Elessar Taralom
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2016-05-24 15:02 in reply to Billy

Billy
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2016-05-24 16:48

Purgatori
Fashion Collector
Ok ... now that I have time to leave a proper comment I will! Wish I could give you more than gold! You've done it again. It just blows me away how you can take a Sylvari and make me love them ( really not a fan :) but I love all of your looks! The mask blends so well with his face and in some shots he actually reminds me of Predator lol Just WOW Your dye choices finish him off perfectly its almost like he absorbs his environment. I cant wait to see how many other looks I missed when I was away ... although I did find time to vote on a few ^.^
2016-05-24 21:25

Exitus_Letalis
Fashion Guru
Epic screens!! :O Gold!
2016-05-27 8:19

morriganiontko
Fashionista
Somehow this look has some primary vibe for me (besides predator vibe of course). He looks like real hunter, however it's funny while we are speaking about Sylvari :D
Orange days looks a bit off at champion select screen, but in action they are looking just great!
Whole look is awseome, a bit creepy and I love idea with flame instead of some simple weapons! :)
2016-06-03 7:04

x_peter_x
Stylist
the screens omg!!!
2017-05-15 10:33