Dragonhunter Airan

By RETT on August 13th, 2016
Race: Human
Gender: Male
Armor: Heavy
Color: Red
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Airan comes from a family of warriors with a long history. At the age of 10, he started accompanying his older brother and father to the Battle Arena. There he fell in love with the fascinating combat techniques of the Seraph guards. The Seraph are the army, the police force, and the protectors of the populace. When he turned 18 he went straight ahead and joined their ranks. For many years he trained under the wing of Dylan Thackeray(Logan's elder brother), the Commander of the Seraph. He became a devoted fighter who protects his allies. He became a Guardian.
Years later when Zhaitan rose from the depths of Orr, countless of his minions spread across Tyria. Airan's brother and father died during the first counterattack wave, but he survived, albeit barely. His mother tented his wounds and patched his eye. She died later on, but from the plague that has spread across Kryta. On her deathbed she gave him her favourite scarf as a reminder what Zhaitan do her, did to their family, to all of humanity. Then he realised he must do things right, for he is a Protector, a Guardian.
He rallied the Seraph and with the aid of Logan Thackeray and the Order of Whispers they drove the undead off Kryta. Later he helped in forming the Pact, union of the three great orders of Tyria, greatest alliance the world has ever seen, so they can take the fight directly to Zhaitan.
After many battles and trough great sacrifices, the united forces managed to kill the Elder Dragon. On this glorious day Airan earned the title Dragonhunter.
Their celebration was cut short however. After Mordremoth awakened and let out a terrible roar all across Tyria, Airan knew that he must lead the attack again, now as a Pact Commander.
''Mordremoth, you're next!"

Hey guys!
This is my first post ever, although I have been around a while now. I have been enjoying looking at your awesome concepts and characters you guys come out with.

So this is my main, oldest and favourite character I have. I tried to go for a realistic, but still kinda fantasy look.
His story is a bit unoriginal I know, but I have always put myself in the shoes of the hero we play as. I feel my character is strongly connected to the lore of the game. I really hope you'd still enjoy his lore as much as I did writing it.

Please leave a feedback, it's really appreciated. Some tips for future screenshots are also helpful! I only used SweetFX and different camera angles.

PS. Disregard the legendary Sunrise, I know it doesn't fit with the overall look but it's my baby Q_Q

Have a great day!


Elessar Taralom
Wow, THAT´S what I call a first upload!
It feels just like the quality stuff the top stylists here are delivering
You got a clear theme that is immaculatly executed and a killer presentation to back it up with
I really love how you combined rarely seen pieces of the Heritage armour with pieces that feel often overused and misplaced (like the scarf or the gloves) and made the interesting again!
He really got some character to him which I personally find hard to achieve on human males
The scarf is a nice pop of colour while still feeling somewhat practical
Hugely looking forward to what else you will bring to the site, gold and a follower for you!
2016-08-13 17:10

Fashion Collector
Awesome first upload!
This is probably one of the most unique and badass heavy human looks I came across. I think it might have something to do with that Heritage armor you are using as it really helps you stand out from the crowd.I like how you used the facial scared face with the eyepatch so he looks like a badass with an attitude, the devil is in the details.The dye feel really natural metal feels and looks like metal and cloth like cloth, it definitely enforces you realistic attitude towards the look. The screenshots are really good , they helped me immensely not only the look but also the vibe of the character along with nice variation. The only thing that feels a bit off are the boots,there isn't a screenshots showing them still and as such they look slightly disproportionately with the leggings, having a screenshot from the character screen would help with that.
Have a gold and my future attention! :)
2016-08-13 18:03

Hey, thank you both so much for the positive feedbacks! Indeed lot of thought and attention to detail has been put into creating this look. I am still on the hunt for a proper greatsword tho ;)
I will post my sylvari warrior in the next couple of days. Hope you all looking forward to him too!
@Garrius Thank you mate for the advice. I've posted couple of screenies from character selection so you all could have a better overall view of the armor. Thing is I've tried all the boots there are and none make more sense than the Heritage ones :/ They either look too clean, too small, too spiky, etc.
2016-08-13 18:34

Very very good for a first upload indeed!
But first look or not this is just a solid look and I really like it. Love the shoulders with the arah pants especially and the red on it. The overall mix looks so good and I love the naturals colors you chose. Screens are pretty cool too !
I just don't think the GS looks fitting in your look stylewise but you already knows it so :p
I'm not convinced by the hammer aswell but it's not that bad and the bow is perfect I think ! Gold ! :)
2016-08-13 18:51

Fashion Collector
I'm glad I could help. ^^ The screens from the character selection helped a bunch and now upon seeing the boots properly you made a sound choice, I know how much boots can be a problem for a human warrior. I'll be sure to keep an eye for your sylvari warrior. :D
2016-08-13 19:16 in reply to RETT

Very good first upload!
I love the colours you chose and the one-sided theme for the arms works amazingly well! The red fabric add a nice touch of colour to the natural metallic dyes!
Its also very cool to see the heritage armor incorporated like this! Shows that you dont need expensive skins to make a great look!!! :D
The awesome presentation with nice screenshots and a great story round it up perfectly!
Very badass looking character! Love it, Gold! :D
2016-08-13 19:51

Fashion Guru
Awesome first upload he looks really badass the screenshots are really cool. Gold :)
2016-08-13 21:52

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2016-08-14 9:28

Fashion Guru
What a great first upload!
I really love the story you created for your character and how he turned from a Guardian to a Dragonhunter. What I like the most is how you indirectly explained some of your armour choices like the scarf. Speaking of armour- I really like the combo here, the gloves are very fitting and I even like the scarf here it's a neat addition and sort of makes sense to me. The eyepatch is great and I love his rough pressence, the hairstyle and the five o'clock- shade is a nice touch to the overall look!
I really like the dye scheme it's very natural and the red additon is a nice eye- catcher.
Your screens are beautiful and very awesome I really like how they are telling a story.
Overall this is a great upload and I am already excited to see more of you.
Gold :3
2016-08-14 9:59

Fashion Guru
I can only repeat what the others have said. Gold from me, and I look forward to more looks from you :)
2016-08-14 11:09

WOW, guys! I never expected so many positive reactions and constructive feedback! Thank you all so much! I'm so happy that I found a nice place on the web, where I can post my creations. Expect new posts from me soon :3
2016-08-14 14:56

I love everything about this. Especially his face, you don't often see such a battle worn character in game. I also love your use of the heritage armour here. Gold :)
2016-08-14 19:18

i like the colour and the veteran look of your character.
the chest part looks like cloth which i do like a lot, reminds me a bit of a adventurer. i do dislike the leg piece, the rugged thing about is nice but it looks a bit too heavy since every other part looks very light. also i dont like the choice of the gs, maybe you should consider a more "realistic" sword like the gallant sword :)
2016-08-15 12:12

Hey! Thanks for the feedback!

As I mentioned before I agree with you all that mentioned the GS. Trust me guys, i went through the GS and hammer weapons skin wardrobes countless time and not a single one "fits" my theme so to say. I want something menacing looking, not too bulky or fancy, just plain practical that goes well with my armor and dye combos. I posted the Sunrise and the Megaton hammer just because they are my current weapons, they are far from my view of a good weapon/armor mix. Until Anet decides to give us proper Dragonslayer or Dragonbones(like in Skyrim) i have to stick to those 2. I love my bow tho
2016-08-15 16:16

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