Leafiara (prime)/Shimmer Trinket Sets
She is wearing a thin gold tiara shaped as gently curling autumn leaves, an off-shoulder autumn-hued dress with a knee-length skirt of vibrant silk leaves, a vaalin-swept illthorn leaf pin, some fingerless autumn-hued gloves inset with sylvan sigils in white ora, a sheer autumn-hued scarf spangled with white musical notes, and a pair of slim autumn-hued sandals inset with sylvan sigils in white ora.
Leafi's most formal outfit at the moment. Other than the tiara, which I've never altered--it came that way from a playershop--and probably should at some point, I've intentionally left the colors of these clothes vague so people can project whatever autumn means to them. Well, as long as it contrasts with white, anyway!
"New Leaf" Rook Fashion
She is wearing a silver-linked rook-etched diamond circlet, an asymmetrical red cape emblazoned with a pure white rook, a sleeveless white silk shirt with a red leaf-printed collar, a pure white imflass manacle painted with a bold red leaf, a side-slit knee-length red silk skirt adorned with a dozen white bells, and some showy red silk sandals laced with leaf-patterned silk ribbon.
For years, Leafi had it in her head that maybe the Rooks really had turned over a new leaf and were no longer thieves. During the events of A Knight to Remember, she learned otherwise and started a push to crack down with Marshal Khylon... only for Captain Stormyrain to make the case against drastic action. (For more on that, see here starting at "Barring Further Problems").
Events of several following months shifted the balance again. By the end of the story, Leafi had landed on the idea that, although they're thieves, it's never too late for them to change and she has just the plan for them to supplement lost "income": starting a fashion line!
"New Leaf" Rook Fashion II
She is wearing an asymmetrical red cape emblazoned with a pure white rook, a sleeveless white silk shirt with a red leaf-printed collar, a polished bold red vambrace emblazoned with a pure white rook, a side-slit knee-length red silk skirt adorned with a dozen white bells, and a pair of leaf-stitched silk riding boots buttoned with rook-etched rubies.
Similar idea to the above, but mostly a filler shimmer trinket set while I dream up new ones. Boots aren't her style. Well, that is, unless...
She is wearing a slanted black swan-feathered hat, a fake-looking black goatee, a tailored raw silk shirt of deep rolaren hue, some square-cut honey beryl cufflinks, some gold-edged black pants, and a pair of distinguished jet black silk boots buckled with gold.
For when Leafi wants to go crossdressing! I tossed it together years ago for a Silvergate Winter Gala and Leafi's only worn this outfit a few times, so it's never been a high priority to alter, but it'll get there eventually. The hat, cufflinks, and boots are going to stay generally the same, but there's a lot of work to be done on the shirt and pants--if not outright replacing them with Joola or something similar.
She is wearing an asymmetrical cherry red cape painted with vanilla and chocolate sprinkles, a cookie-cut geranium pink pearl medallion, some shiny red zelnorn chain mail emblazoned with a large white leaf, a cherry-tinged vanilla cream sundress draped from a chocolate silk collar, a pure white silk instrument case with a bold red leaf-shaped latch, a pure white silk gem pouch embroidered with a bold red musical note, and a pair of cherry-tinged vanilla sandals beaded with cookie-shaped pearls.
Her former most common attire, showing off her love of sweets, music, and whimsy. After about half a year of being the mayor, though, she grew a little more serious and began using the Adventurer Casual set instead. Still, I'll never forget my mental image of poor Raelee standing there having a deadpan conversation with a newly elected mayor dressed like an ice cream sundae...
Maiden of the Eclipse
She is wearing a silver-linked rook-etched diamond circlet, an asymmetrical cherry red cloak emblazoned with a pure white rook, a leaf-spangled imflass scabbard, a radiant red zelnorn tunic accented by a shining white leaf flourish with a pure white elesine sundress showcasing a skirt-spanning red music staff underneath, a polished bold red vambrace emblazoned with a pure white rook, a polished knotwork platinum wedding band, a silk-lined imflass thigh-sheath, a cherry red leaf-clasped anklet, and a pair of striking pure white ankle-boots buttoned with rook-etched rubies.
Her attire from when Mayor Thadston raided Mother's Den to finally discover the player Rooks after a year and a half, then going through the Trial of the Rooks, then onward to dealing with the Remnants. "Maiden of the Eclipse" is the kind of thing Leafi comes up with, thinking of herself like a shining light who rallies behind the shadows--which is also why the the rook symbols here are pure white.
She is wearing a short black satin apron edged in bright white ruffles over a tailored raw silk shirt of deep rolaren hue, a raven black spidersilk skirt with silver fringe, some pale silk stockings wrapped in black velvet vines under some black satin slippers with crystal beaded laces.
Maybe one day people will find out what this one was for...
I Believe I Can Fly (outdated)
She is wearing a pair of white feathered wings, a white-edged red silk cape fastened with an emerald music note pin, a leaf-spangled imflass scabbard slung over her shoulder, a sleeveless white silk shirt with a red leaf-printed collar, an etched militia badge, a white diamond manacle lined with thick red silk, a side-slit knee-length red silk skirt adorned with a dozen white bells, a silk-lined imflass thigh-sheath, and a pair of pristine white silk sandals laced with leaf-patterned silk ribbon.
Leafi's previous usual attire before I finished the alters for the cape and sundress in Just Desserts. I need to alter another shirt to match this one, since the one here is an armor concealer--I'd probably still use this outfit and ditch the second Rook fashion one if I could display her armor with it.
Cherished Companions (outdated)
She is wearing an obsidian star choker, a gold-edged fox-shaped locket, an applewood heart-shaped locket, a vaalin-traced red gold locket, a jade ivy-patterned locket, a white-edged red silk cape fastened with an emerald music note pin, a back-tied vanilla cream sundress accented by cookie-shaped moonstones, an intricate ruby bangle adorned with tiny golden notes, a leaf-clasped star-of-Tamzyrr diamond ankle-cuff, and a pair of backless white silk slippers with lacquered red leaf ankle adornments.
I want to bring this one back, but I'll have to think on how to do it.
This one consisted of four Variable Expression picture lockets attuned to Severine, Saranja, Lyrna, and Chaoswynd respectively, and since then she also had a fifth made with Eyona. Then it includes three accessories gifted to Leafi by friends--the choker from Khylynnia, bangle from Archsenex, and ankle-cuff from Jastalyn, a sundress that the merchant Tabica basically designed for her going off a theme, and slippers that the merchant Airisu custom made for her (based on, at the time, her look mostly resembling "I Believe I Can Fly" up above).
I could add more items if I wanted, like a leaf-clasped star ruby hand-flower from Jastalyn, a leaf-clasped blue amber tentacle hand-flower from Sareyna, a pair of elegant veniom manacles from Khylynnia, any of a few woven pieces from Chaoswynd, a soft ivory fur cat mask with bushy black whiskers from Areigha, all kinds of Twilight Hall souvenirs, a platinum and emerald ivy leaf (perfume holder) from House Sylvanfair, countless leaf-themed accessories from a large number of friends...
...but I wanted to keep it to one item per person, only people I know are still actively playing, and without making the theme even more out there than it already is. I'll figure out how to bring this back eventually.
Champion of the Fallen (outdated)
She is wearing a dark purple hibiscus tucked behind one ear, a lustrous ruby and diamond necklace, a flowing gown of gold brocade covered with crimson sunbursts, an etched militia badge, a winding pale seashell anklet, and a pair of courtly golden silk sandals.
Despite the name, this has nothing to do with the Ta'Vaalor festival and was Leafi's storyline outfit for Witchful Thinking, also incorporating elements of previous stories. Essentially, every piece of this outfit commemmorates someone--Rysus, Pylasar's daughter Gracie, Cyph Kestrel, Drandea, Mynalari Andoheles, Reannah Kestrel, or Landing militia members.
- Though it doesn't show in this look description, she also paired with this outfit a circlet imbedded with a rook-etched bleakstone as a tribute to Rysus, whose pathway to death began with Raznel's curse.
- The purple hibiscus was created by a mental projection of Pylasar's memory of his daughter Gracie, killed by Raznel.
- On the day of his death, Cyph gifted Leafi the necklace which had once been gifted to him by his grandmother Drandea. He was Raznel's brother, during her early life as "Naimorai" before she became quite as twisted as she would later--and although she wasn't responsible for his death (that we know of), he used some of his dying breaths to urge warnings that his sister was going to poison someone. That someone turned out to be Drandea, who had been on track to discovering Naimorai's secret evils and presenting evidence to Landing authorities.
- The gown was another creation of a mental projection from Princess Mynalari, who Raznel abducted and turned into a paragon. Upon her death, she left the gown behind and Leafi collected it, thinking that either it was a trap and she should take it upon herself or she'd simply wear it as tribute. Mynalari had also left behind "a pair of golden silk sandals," which Leafi didn't take but reproduced as a cobbler; I added the word "courtly" since it seemed a perfect fit.
- The badge honors the many militia members killed by Raznel. Arguably one could say it's something Leafi would wear anyway, but time will tell--I have no idea if she'll be sticking with the militia after the story is over or if the Raznel mission is a one and done for her.
- The anklet was made for her by Reannah Kestrel and is the most complicated situation. Raznel had nothing to do with her death (again, that we know), but while Reannah was dying of a magical disease, she asked Leafi if she'd take care of her children Cyph and Naimorai if the attempts at curing her failed. At the time Naimorai's evils were suspected but not proven, so Leafi promised that protecting people was her duty as long as they weren't harming anyone. A couple of months later Reannah swore that her daughter was good and not defined by her sins--just three weeks before Naimorai poisoned her grandmother. Leafi thus sees Naimorai/Raznel as having betrayed and deceived her mother, so she wears the anklet in honor of Reannah and a promise of protection that was never meant to be.
Elegance in Simplicity (outdated)
She is wearing a one-shoulder white chainsil dress with a leaf-framed honey beryl centerpiece, and a pair of pristine white silk sandals laced with leaf-patterned silk ribbon.
An old basic outfit for semi-formal events like the TownCrier town hall meetings. Honey beryls are Tilamaire's gem.
Adventurer Casual (outdated version)
She is wearing a shimmering cherry red cloak, a leaf-spangled imflass scabbard slung over her shoulder, some shiny red zelnorn chain mail emblazoned with a large white leaf, a ribbon-laced white silk blouse, a pure white imflass manacle painted with a bold red leaf, a side-slit knee-length red silk skirt adorned with a dozen white bells, a silk-lined imflass thigh-sheath, and some showy red silk sandals laced with leaf-patterned silk ribbon.
An older version of the current Adventurer Casual on my main page. Her chain mail wasn't Sprite Armor yet, so here it's only shiny instead of glowing, and I went with a very simple blouse because it's under her armor and fine details shouldn't be easy to make out anyway. These days Leafi is almost never out of her elesine sundress because it's a Spell Prep Prop, but sometimes I do miss her slit skirt for what it conveys about how she moves and for the mental image of her thigh sheath underneath.