Bilquis, the warrior queen of Sheba

By Iris on June 16th, 2017
Race: Norn
Gender: Female
Armor: Heavy
Color: Multi
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"Once upon a time in the South West, there was an oasis kingdom known as Sheba. The kingdom was blessed with bountiful water, rich spices and abundant fauna. Ruling this wonderful kingdom was none other than the wise and magnificent Queen of Sheba. She came to Jerusalem with marvelous offerings, with camels bearing spices and very much gold, and precious stones. She challenged Solomon with hard riddles which he answered to her satisfaction. They exchanged gifts, after which she returned home."

Inspired by the biblical story of Bilquis and her ancestry traced back to the Ethiopian dynasty, I want to present a look of a proud warrior queen with a touch of tribal aesthetics. The armor combination itself is nothing out of ordinary, which I hope to refresh by the use of new weapon skins and the new Foefire wraps. It turns out to be quite a pleasant result.

I hope you like the look as much as I do and please leave a comment below. I am excited to hear your opinions and feedbacks :)


Comments


Katushka
Fashion Guru
This looks great - like a heavy version of tribal armor :D I like the coloring you chose. Screens look very nice. Gold :)
2017-06-16 19:46

Lithril
Trendspotter
indeed - the screens, authenticity etc are AMAZING - gold
2017-06-16 20:29

wipalmi032
Fashion Guru
Wow I think this is really cool! I love the screenshots
2017-06-17 2:20

Mihrean
Fashion Guru
Oooh the new gloves really work well here. I love how you've tied them thematically with the eagle mail. I also really like your choice in weapons, especially the staff. Not entirely sure about the shoulders, though I do appreciate how you dyed them to match the fur on brahams legplates. Lovely screens and I think her hair and face tattoos are great. Gold from me
2017-06-17 15:37

vgomes93
Fashion Guru
WoW! I totally love "amazonian" themed Norns! this is dope! i love it top to bottom!, I'd tweak the shoulderpiece colour eventually cause imo it looks a bit to greenish, but you know, that's down to taste, this is awesome anyways, GOLD! ;) keep em comin
2017-06-19 14:33

Iris
Fashion Guru
Thank you very much! Heavy armor definitely needs some more tribal styles.
2017-06-19 19:04 in reply to Katushka

Iris
Fashion Guru
Thank you for your generous compliments!
2017-06-19 19:04 in reply to Lithril

Iris
Fashion Guru
It's really cool to play this character. She definitely adds a bit of rave and bloodthirst to my WvW grind.
2017-06-19 19:06 in reply to wipalmi032

Iris
Fashion Guru
Thank you for the Gold! I really appreciate you took the time to write detailed feedback.

When I took a look at the reference images, the queen of Sheba is depicted with lion/leopard fur so I wanted to keep the golden hair motif for my character. It's a bit odd choice of color for the Hound Mantle skin but I'm fairly content with the overall feel of the look. The gloves came at a right time, as I wasn't quite happy with any other choices.
2017-06-19 19:15 in reply to Mihrean

Iris
Fashion Guru
Hey, thanks for the Gold.

You're right, the color of the shoulders is quite off. I wish there were more choices for gold color which can shows off both texture and more tints. This look definitely has room to improve.
2017-06-19 19:23 in reply to vgomes93