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Question: Which staff do you like best?
Darkness - 4 (22.2%)
Light - 1 (5.6%)
Water - 8 (44.4%)
Earth - 1 (5.6%)
Wind - 2 (11.1%)
Flame - 2 (11.1%)
Total Voters: 18

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« on: 01 October 2010, 12:15:05 »

As I left Tak'dinal and began to travel North my thoughts seemed bombarded by some unknown force.  As if a growing evil inside me was pushing to take over my mind and and body.  As night fell I lay in my camp twisting as if in pain as the battle continued in a restless night of dreams and conflict.  Visions of power and dominance invaded me over and over as I slept.  Foremost in my mind were images of the most powerful magic weapons to be found in Ximax--the staffs of Ximax.  Sometime in the middle of the night I woke with a start, my skin burning hot and sweating perfusely.  I quickly ripped off my clothes in an effort to cool off and it was then that i realized the protective tattoos on my chest, arms, and legs were all glowing an intense red, brighter than I have ever seen them......cleansing me....healing me.


(NOTE: I have been in contact with Drasil for these staffs.  We decided it best that I stick with the 6 main staffs.  Drasil has plans to drastically update the Staffs of Ximax entry to match the Ximaxian Academy entry better and he agreed that he could update the main six to match the pictures as well.  He approved the basic designs of all these staffs but... COMMENTS are still welcome.)

Just for fun PLEASE VOTE FOR YOU FAVORITE STAFF to represent the group in the Artifacts overview!
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« Reply #1 on: 01 October 2010, 12:17:16 »

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« Reply #2 on: 01 October 2010, 12:18:43 »

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« Reply #3 on: 01 October 2010, 12:43:24 »

I hate you.  How am I supposed to choose a favorite? 

 The Flame is gorgeous.  Earth, encrusted with crystals, has to be my personal love and the one I'd wield in a heartbeat.   Wind is quite brilliantly represented... but on the whole, the one which 'reads' the best visually, and would be the most representative of the Elemental Staves ... my vote has to go to Water.  The vivid contrast, the energy of the swirl of liquid, the great little shell on top....

I'm also savagely jealous of your productivity, but that's another thread...

Kudos yet again for some wonderful work!
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« Reply #4 on: 01 October 2010, 12:44:47 »

I'll go with Light! It's been the most iconic historically, it's brilliant (literally) and significant.
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« Reply #5 on: 01 October 2010, 12:48:04 »

Though I really like the Water Staff, I think the Darkness one is particularly dramatic...but it was a tough choice.

Can't we put them all in?  They're all spectacular!
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« Reply #6 on: 01 October 2010, 15:02:32 »

Oh Seeker, these are all brillant ...no proposal what you could make better....

The choice is hard...

Oh dear, I tried to envision a big picture in my living room with the restriction, that only one would fit in and tried to see, which one I would want to have - didn't help, I immediately had the image of a clip-on picture frame in my mind.

Water..  where to go the others all?

Wait... couldn't Art implement a tool, which switches the picture every week... or so ?
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« Reply #7 on: 01 October 2010, 16:53:33 »

Wind for me, looks like it's been carved out of pure amethyst. But they're all beautiful Seeker! Well done!  :)
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« Reply #8 on: 01 October 2010, 20:05:19 »

I've voted for the staff of darkness too, because I agree that together with the staff of water it might be the most meaningful staff if you can only show a fraction of it in the overview.

But my favourite is definitely the staff of flames. It looks like the glowing wood is about to turn into coal. Amazing.
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« Reply #9 on: 01 October 2010, 21:19:47 »

 speechless speechless

WOW. Such beautiful staves! Finally, the Ximax staffs entry will be updated. Its great that Drasil was a part of this (where has he been anyway?) I think these pics truly represent the power of Ximax, definitely!

My vote goes to the Darkness staff (no surprise there...)  devilish  drool Is there a way to make the background more "misty" like how you did the effect in the Mists entry?

And don't forget I have a myth/lore attached to that Flame staff in my Anilya entry somewhere.

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« Reply #10 on: 01 October 2010, 22:50:48 »

Just a quick clarification.  The voting is for the overview only.  All the pictures will be used in the actual entry itself.
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« Reply #11 on: 01 October 2010, 23:07:28 »

*rummages in the icons box*

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Just wonderful collection you've got there! I've already seen a first version of the first one a while back, but now that all the details are done and they are all available in one thread, that makes quite an impression!  grin

Each one of them really has its own character and personality, and they are really all very different from each other, and that's what makes them so great to look at. I only hope we have the space to put them all in an entry given their sizes... huh

On the poll, Seeker, which you specified in your last post: Well, I guess here we have to think more in terms of web design. While I would say that I like the Darkness staff best (it looks like the epitome of the LOST smoke monster lol), the head part alone wouldn't look that good in itself at the round picture frame thingy. Here maybe the top of the Wind staff would be most effective as the action is in that part, so I have to vote for that one, just for technical reasons... ;) Though I cannot change my vote anymore now... :)

Aura +1, Seeker, and more auras to come in the next days, as this is more than one picture, and all of them are splendid!
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« Reply #12 on: 01 October 2010, 23:17:08 »

Art perhaps the entry can show one staff and a flash animation could slowly rotate through the pictures one by one.  Similar to the crystal dagger.  Or there could be  "buttons" so you can choose which one to see.

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« Reply #13 on: 01 October 2010, 23:45:46 »

AURAAURAAURA!

Wow!!!! These are brilliant. I agree with Art, more aura forthcoming!

I vote for the Water staff, both because I love it and because the conch shell will look really good in one of the round pic-frames.

But just wow...

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« Reply #14 on: 02 October 2010, 00:40:01 »

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I go for the water, I like them all, but I live near the sea (for real) so I chose the element next to my house, the water...
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