It might first seem like an odd idea: drow in the sunlight. However, since most of my dark elf roleplay happened in a mmorpg called Vanguard to me this feels perfectly natural. The draconic dark elves of Telon lived in the desert and had a hierarchical society somewhat resembling the Roman Empire, especially when it came to the legion.
The mix of desert tents and pavillions, strict military structure combined with plenty of behind-the-scenes plotting and backstabbing can after all work for both historical Rome and dark elves. On the upper level are the Houses, fighting each other in mostly subtle ways, on the lower are the merchants and crafters, the military — both personal troops and the Queen’s — and of course as in any dark elf society ever: the slaves.
As much as most dark elven cultures tend to have outfits that are more focused on having a bonus to stun the opposite gender, this one actually had people wearing properly covering and protecting armours. This is rare especially for female armour — both in games and in SL — so when you encounter such things made with love and care, it’s worthy of notice.
It’s also good to keep in mind that just because you are covered does not mean the look would be dull. Sometimes covering more is also enticing more: after all, that is what we have imagination for.
A new round of We Love Role-play event has started today and brings you for example the gorgeous Daerwen mesh armour parts in gold and white by [The Forge], drow skin by Aeva, materials-using chandeliers and candlesticks by Rustica and standards to carry on your back by GSpot, although I stuck them in the ground for this scene.
The armour is ridiculously beautiful: the tunic and pants come in standard sizes, the other parts are separate and non-rigged for resizing and can be mixed and matched, worn as much or little as you wish. There’s gold and white versions of the boots and upper body armour in We Love Role-play event, for the whole look you need to check the Marketplace. The drow skins come with all the possible appliers, I’m using Slink’s hands with this scene. As for materials: make sure you have a viewer that sees them properly, aka the official one or one of the few third party ones who have it in already.
Scene: Garden of Dreams – Dream Scene The Desert* | Weaponry: [EZ] Weaponry – Axe of Retribution, Jaw Breaker, Instigator Shield* | Standard: GSpot – Sun on a stick dark metal red* | Candlestick: Rustica – Iron Candlestick (Cell Shaded)*
Body: Skin: Aeva – Amelia Drow Spirited* | Hair: =DeLa*= Evita White | Eyes: IKON – Utopia Eyes Dark Red | Ears: *~*Illusions*~* Seelie Ears* | Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (av) Bag
Outfit: Armour, tunic, pants, boots: [The Forge] – Daerwen Black & Silver* | Katana: [EZ] Weaponry – Izo Katana*
Poses: aDORKable Poses – Smart 4 | aDORKable Poses – 3 of 25 2012 | Exposeur – Call the Shots 4