The Exalted Sage

By Elessar Taralom on August 20th, 2016
Race: Norn
Gender: Female
Armor: Light
Color: Multi
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We served the Forgotten as long as I can remember. True bringers of light they were, depicting the will of the Gods and of Glint alike and I was proud to serve under them.
A weaver of magic I was, educated in all worldly and otherworldly manners. A true sage as my people would call me. But it seemed like our mortal hull would not be enough to properly protect Glint and all she stood for.
Immortality was promised to us in an exchange for a new, inhuman form alongside life in a shining new city: Tarir. Enchanted by the prospect of eternal life -jsut imagine all the knowledge I´d be able to accquire- I agreed to become something different for the Forgotten, something new, something.....exalted.
Ever since I dwell in Tarir, collecting wisdom and listening to signs of Glint´s eternal knowledge, fulfilling her eternal plan. I am now a creature of magic, bloodstone and metal, but I don´t miss my old form. The memory of my former self is slowly slipping away and making room for new wonders anyways.

Hey guys,
after I farmed my sorry little heart out it is finally done, I got the Luminate Backpiece! I loved it since I first saw it and I just knew immediately I had to craft a look around this beautiful piece. I saw so many awesome Auric looks on this site already, so I wanted to add to that roster with my own creation!
I tried to imagine what the Exalted might have looked like before they became the floating shinies they are now, but still wanted to incorporate many elements of their appearance into the look. I found the pieces I chose appropiately geometrical to compliment their armour feel as well as feeling like a scholar or sage of some kind. Elements like the gloves already incorporate that distinct glow the Exalted would later acquire and convey a sense of magic.
So the main picture is basically what she used to look like and what she looks like now ^^
With the dyes I mostly built around the backpiece, but kept it more on the green side as that´s the colour the Exalted Sages show in particular. I loved how the Auric weapons kinda took on the glow of the gloves where they touched them, that´s why I decided against using another weaponset as well in this look. I simply wanted a really strict theme to it.
For this upload I played around with the same retouching technique Acethyle uses, not sure yet if I´ll also do it for future uploads, but in the greenish light of Tarir I felt it would help to keep my screens sharp and lit well.
I think this look is my favourite in a while and I hope you enjoy her as much as I do ^^

Discuss this look on Reddit at GuildWarsDyeJob!


Fashion Guru
Okay, definitely my new favourite look of yours, wtf this is brilliant
I thought I was tired of seeing those shoulders and gloves, but in this look they actually make sense and they look AMAZING
the top and bottom look like they belong together, the backpiece is beautiful and your screens are your best ones yet
I got nothing else to say than WOW
2016-08-20 8:49

I absolutely adore the Limonite colour! The armor pieces fit so well together. Great screenshots as always :)
2016-08-20 9:30

Absolutely amazing look!
I love the chest-leg comb together with these tattoos!
Your colour-concept fits the exalted theme perfectly and gz to that backpiece :D
Also its nice to see the chaos gloves in a more stylish concept rather than "lol more shiny i can throw onto my armor"
The absolute beautiful screens top it all off! The main screen is really awesome! :D
Gold for you!
2016-08-20 11:35

i dont get those bronze votes, everyone with eyes can clearly see this is amazing, what are they trying to proove?
2016-08-20 12:20

I like this! :D
It's an unique look, the dyes are perfect and the screenshots are pretty.

I really hate that we can't see our weapons and backpiece in character selection, because your look is much better with those weapons and backpiece.
2016-08-20 12:26

Elessar Taralom
I totally agree, I´d love to at least see the backpiece in the login screen
2016-08-20 12:33 in reply to Migg

Fashion Guru
I really adore this look so much!
The first thing I am amazed with is the fact that your look is so beautiful and orginial even though you used some quite common and more or less overused items like the shoulders and the gloves.
I love how you payed attention to every single detail to match the Exalted theme starting by the combo you used. From head to toe everything fits so well together, every single piece has a right and fiiting shape and I especially like the pants you used I rarely see those and I never thought that they could look so amazing like they do on your Norn. This nice addition of the glowing of your gloves and the glowing of the weapons is so perfect and great and I am really glad that you stuck with the Tarir weaponset.
Every single bit fits the awesome and beautiful backpiece and especially the colour choice is just amazing. And so are those screens. Every angle is perfect and she really looks like she belongs there. I think this is one of the most convincing and realistic Exalted looks that I've ever seen.
This golden child deserves all the gold in the world x3
2016-08-20 12:45

I love it! You did great job finding dyes that match with the backpiece. That's all I want to say. GOLD or even more :)
2016-08-20 12:46

Amazing combo's and colors!
2016-08-20 16:28

amazing combo and dyes! everything matches so well to the exalted theme.
i usually don't like those pants because they look kinda strange imo but they go very well with the koda top. gj!
2016-08-21 6:36

This is beautiful!
2016-08-21 15:22

Very nice outfit an dyes! i like it!!
2016-08-23 3:57

Fashion Guru
Specifically for me what makes this really stand out is how you've matched the glowing gloves to the auric weapon glow.
2016-08-26 5:13

Homogenic Naps
2016-08-31 10:28

Been trying to make one myself but I can't get the colors right, cuz Tarir has color changes everywhere in different lightings with different environments etc.etc. never thought to combine them xD got so much going on here for colors I like it :D
2016-09-05 20:00

Love everything about this.
2016-09-20 1:15

this makes me wish I would finally finish this backpiece as well, such a nice look!!!
2017-05-15 10:29