Veola hair accessory

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Veola hair accessories are highly customizable hairworn accessories that were created by GM Reidyn and introduced at Ebon Gate 2012 in A Head Above. They come in three categories (hats, barrettes, and headbands) with the ability to alter four sides (plain, with a gem, with a feather, or with a flower) as well as three custom hairstyles, including the default. Unlocked versions also offer additional zests, while fully unlocked offer demeanor based NOD and SHAKE.

In 2019, Veolas were updated to accept flowers as adornment, effectively adding a fourth side. Thus far, Veolas are not sold "off the shelf" with a flower side. One must find a capable and willing merchant to unlock and add the flower side. As a side note, the Veola will only accept simple flowers without scripts or long descriptions.

Analyze

You analyze your sorrel leather hat and sense that the item is largely free from merchant alteration restrictions.

The creator has also provided the following information:

This item is designed to display a gem or feather.  The hat has three distinct descriptions, one when empty, a second when a gem is inserted, and a third when a feather is inserted.  To insert an item, hold the hat in one hand, the item you'd like to insert in the opposite hand and PUSH hat.  PULLing the hat will remove the hairpiece and restore the hat to its empty description.  It has never been unlocked, but could be by a qualified merchant.

When worn, it will temporarily alter your hairstyle and supports up to three custom hairstyles in addition to the default setting.  Currently it has the following custom hairstyles set:

To change between the available hairstyles, hold the item in your hands and TURN it.

You get no sense of whether or not the ferroniere may be further lightened.

Usage

All types utilize the same verbs in Tiers 1 and 3, however Tier 2 has differences in verbs between the three accessory types.

Tier 1

Verb First Third
PULL With a gentle hand, you carefully remove the <feather/gem> from your <veola>. With a gentle hand, XXX carefully removes the feather from her <veola>.
PUSH You gently place the <feather/gem> in your <veola>, taking care to arrange it just so. XXX gently places a feather in her <veola>, taking care to arrange it just so.
TURN
Switches hairstyles
You adjust your <veola>, taking care to ensure that it is just so. XXX adjusts her <veola>, taking care that it is just so.
WEAR You don your <veola>. XXX dons her <veola>.
Hairstyle: She has shoulder length, claret-streaked black cherry hair styled in a tumbling, artful disarray, and corralled by a a pewter wool flat cap accented with a marble-centered black toucan feather pin.
REMOVE You remove the <veola> from atop your head. XXX removes the <veola> from atop her head.

Tier 2

For item specific tier 2 verbs, see below:
Verb First Second Third
TAP Feeling a bit smug, you slowly tap your index finger against your temple as a knowing expression spreads across your face. N/A Looking a bit smug, XXX slowly taps her index finger against her temple as a knowing expression spreads across her face.
TAP
(targeted)
Feeling a bit smug, you cast a glance at YYY and slowly tap your index finger against your temple as a knowing expression spreads across your face. Looking a bit smug, XXX casts a glance in your direction and slowly taps his index finger against his temple as a knowing expression spreads across his face. Looking a bit smug, XXX casts a glance in YYY's direction and slowly taps his index finger against his temple as a knowing expression spreads across his face.

Tier 3

Verb Demeanor First Third
NOD Neutral Deep within your own thoughts, you offer a slow, distracted nod. Deep within her own thoughts, XXX offers a slow, distracted nod.
Cold You offer a curt nod, barely disguising the look of disdain on your face. XXX offers a curt nod, barely disguising the look of disdain on her face.
Reserved Half-heartedly feigning interest, you offer a noncommittal nod. Half-heartedly feigning interest, XXX offers a noncommittal nod.
Friendly A gentle smile reaches your lips as you offer a kind nod. A gentle smile reaches XXX's lips as she offers a kind nod.
Warm You nod emphatically, your expression one of sheer joy. XXX nods emphatically, her expression one of sheer joy.
Note: NOD is a targetable verb but the messaging is not different enough to warrant duplicating.
SHAKE Neutral You shake your head for a short moment, then stop suddenly, as if having second thoughts. XXX shakes her head for a short moment, then stops suddenly, as if having second thoughts.
Cold You shake your head sharply, pursing your lips in contempt. XXX shakes her head sharply, pursing her lips in contempt.
Reserved You shake your head almost reluctantly, then give a half-shrug. XXX shakes her head almost reluctantly, then gives a half-shrug.
Friendly You shake your head slowly, a bemused expression playing across your features. XXX shakes her head slowly, a bemused expression playing across her features.
Warm You gently shake your head, then hold up your hands in an almost apologetic fashion. XXX gently shakes her head, then holds up her hands in an almost apologetic fashion.
Note: SHAKE is a targetable verb but the messaging is not different enough to warrant duplicating.

Barrette

This type includes and can be altered into: cockade, fascinator, haircomb, hairpin(s), headpiece, ornament, ribbon(s). The below table displays the Tier 2 verbs specific to this group.

Analyze

When altering these items there is some important information to keep in mind.  First, this item belongs to the BARRETTE group and may only be altered in one of the following nouns: Barrette, Haircomb, Fascinator, Cockade, Ornament, Headpiece, Ribbon(s), and Hairpin(s).  And while each side is highly customizable, both the noun and material do need to remain the same for all three sides.

Usage

Verb First Second Third
TWIST Feeling slightly flustered, you begin to subconsciously twist a strand of <color> hair around your <barrette>. Realizing what you're doing, you quickly lower your hand and adopt a more composed demeanor to face to the world. N/A Looking a little flustered, XXX begins to subconsciously twist a strand of <color> hair around her <barrette>. Realizing what she's doing, she quickly lowers her hand and adopts a more composed demeanor.
ATTEND You glance down coyly, fingers absently attending to your <barrette>, as an enigmatic expression plays across your face. N/A XXX glances down coyly, fingers absently attending to her <barrette>, as an enigmatic expression plays across her face.
ATTEND
(targeted)
You glance down coyly, fingers absently attending to your <barrette>, as an enigmatic expression plays across your face. Without raising your head, you lift your gaze towards YYY and offer him a private smile. XXX glances down coyly, fingers absently attending to her <barrette>, as an enigmatic expression plays across her face. Without raising her head, she lifts her gaze towards you and offers a private smile. XXX glances down coyly, fingers absently attending to her <barrette>, as an enigmatic expression plays across her face.

Hat

This type includes and can be altered into: cap, capotain, tricorn, tricorne. The below table displays the Tier 2 verbs specific to this group.

Analyze

When altering these items there is some important information to keep in mind.  First, this item belongs to the HAT group and may only be altered in one of the following nouns: Hat, Cap, Tricorn, Tricorne, and Capotain.  And while each side is highly customizable, both the noun and material do need to remain the same for all three sides.

Usage

Verb First Second Third
TWIST Feeling slightly flustered, you lift your cap up just long enough to sweep your other hand over your black cherry hair. You quickly return the cap to your head as you offer the world a sheepish grin. N/A Looking a little flustered, XXX lifts up her <hat> just long enough to sweep her other hand over her black cherry hair. She quickly returns the cap to her head and offers a sheepish grin.
ATTEND Standing tall and puffing out your chest in a grand display of bravado, you carefully attend to your <hat> then glance around nonchalantly to see if anyone noticed. N/A Standing tall and puffing out her chest in a grand display of bravado, XXX carefully attends to her <hat> then glances around the room nonchalantly to see if anyone noticed.
ATTEND
(targeted)
Standing tall and puffing out your chest in a grand display of bravado, you carefully attend to your <hat> then glance around nonchalantly to see if anyone noticed. Your gaze lingers on YYY for a heartbeat, the sight of her bringing a shy smile to your face. Standing tall and puffing out his chest in a grand display of bravado, XXX carefully attends to his <hat> then glances around nonchalantly to see if anyone noticed. His gaze lingers on you for a heartbeat as a slow smile comes to his face. Standing tall and puffing out her chest in a grand display of bravado, XXX carefully attends to her <hat> then glances around the room nonchalantly to see if anyone noticed.

Headband

This type has the most expansive list of nouns it includes and can be altered into: aemikvai, caul, circlet, crown, diadem, elothrai, ferrigem, ferroniere, garland, geldaralad (vaalin only), khazurka, seer-stone, tiara, trinette. The below table displays the Tier 2 verbs specific to this group.

Analyze

When altering these items there is some important information to keep in mind.  First, this item belongs to the HEADBAND group and may only be altered in one of the following nouns: Headband, Diadem, Circlet, Tiara, Crown, Garland, Caul, Ferroniere, Seer-Stone, Ferrigem, Geldaralad, Aemikvai, Khazurka, Basrenne, Trinette, and Elothrai.  And while each side is highly customizable, both the noun and material do need to remain the same for all four sides.

Usage

Verb First Second Third
TWIST Feeling slightly flustered, you begin to nervously chew on your lower lip and repeatedly attempt to tuck an imagined strand of hair under your <headband>. Realizing your what you're doing, you quickly your lower hand as you feel a warm flush creeping up your neck and face. N/A Looking a little flustered, XXX begins to nervously chew on her lower lip and repeatedly attempts to tuck an imagined strand of hair under her <headband>. Realizing what she's doing, she quickly lowers her hand as a faint blush creeps up her neck and face.
ATTEND You attend to your <headband>, carefully smoothing the hair underneath, and adopt a regal air as you survey the area. N/A XXX attends to her <headband>, carefully smoothing the hair underneath, and adopts a regal air as she surveys the area.
ATTEND
(targeted)
You attend to your <headband>, carefully smoothing the hair underneath, and adopt a regal air as you survey the area. Catching YYY's eye, you shoot him an approving glance and give a slight, meaningful nod toward a spot in front of you. XXX attends to her <headband>, carefully smoothing the hair underneath, and adopts a regal air as she surveys the area. Catching your eye, she shoots you an approving look and gives a slight, meaningful nod toward a spot in front of her. XXX attends to her <headband>, carefully smoothing the hair underneath, and adopts a regal air as she she surveys the area.

Additional Information

Alteration Guidance

Veola items are fancy fancy hats that can hold four different descriptions:

  1. A long description. (Example: A vibrant chartreuse silk hat dotted in pale white)
  2. A description with a gem added. (Example: A vibrant chartreuse silk hat with a <gem> brooch)
  3. A description with a feather added. (Example: A vibrant chartreuse silk hat stuck with several <feather>s)
  4. A description with a flower added. (Example: A vibrant chartreuse silk hat wrapped with patinated copper <flower>s)

The base of the hat should stay the same (a silk hat, a blue silk hat, a black silk hat, etc).

Veolas are also able to style your hair with three custom settings. Please keep in mind that the hairstyle must include the Veola in the description. Example: She has long, wavy brown hair pinned back with a vibrant chartreuse silk hat dotted in pale white.

Sample Veola

shared noun (15/15/15): a tricorn
no accessory: a weathered dark oilskin tricorn pierced with a rusted steel hook
feather: a navy and white tricorn with a <feather> sticking up from a pale cyan band
flower: a crimson felt tricorn with a <flower> brocade band
gem: a midnight black tricorn edged in silver chains and sporting a <gem> cameo
style1: worn at a rakish angle [post]
style2: covered by [pre]
worn1: He has chin length, wavy brunette hair and a navy and white tricorn with a blood red eagle feather sticking up from a pale cyan band worn at a rakish angle.
worn2: He has chin length, wavy brunette hair covered by a crimson felt tricorn with a thorned black rose brocade band.

Accessories can be set by a merchant to display the full article/adjective/noun (a limpid dark indigo tidal pearl), adjective/noun (indigo tidal pearl), or noun (pearl). The shared noun will display in WEAR/REMOVE messaging and should not conflict with any accessorized looks.

Resources

See Also

Veola hair accessory Information
Type Fluff
Feature altering
Item Classification Accessory
Item(s) Applied to Hair accesories
Alterable Yes
Light/Deep No
Feature(s) Altered Hair
Customizable Yes
Custom Gem side
Feather side
Flower side
Hairstyles (up to 3)
Original Release Merchant Veola
Original Release Venue Ebon Gate 2012
Tiered Yes
Number of Tiers 3
How to Unlock Merchant
Demeanor-based Yes
Eligible to be Swapped Yes
Restrictions See Alteration Guidance
Item Verbs
WEAR REMOVE PULL PUSH
TURN TWIST TAP ATTEND
NOD SHAKE