When I (finally) finished leveling Astrologian to 70, its gear was a bit of a glamour mess. My Scholar has long been wearing partial Anemos gear, since one of my first vanity purchases with my Eurekan crystals was the dyeable Orator’s Bottoms. Swapping my Astrologian into the rest of my healer gear left me in a mix of that previous glamour and the one I used to get to 70 that wasn’t suitable at all for finishing the Astrologian story in Kugane. At first, I resolved to just power through and glamour afterwards (since I’ve long had plans to do something with the Anemos Constellation Top), but as I approached the NPC for the final story battle, I couldn’t make myself go through with it.
I had to get things done quickly, though, since I wanted to get the quests out of the way so I could pick up the Artifact set—my plan for this post had actually been to do something with it, as I’ve been alluding to for some time now. I had half of a glamour already done, of course: the High Allagan Pantaloons have long been a favorite of mine, and the Songbird Boots I was wearing from my Scholar glamour left those lovely flares on full display. For something quick, I tossed on the Hempen Camise (thinking back to one of my favorite Heavensward glamours for Black Mage), and then I checked my inventory for the Star Velvet Long Gloves of Healing, which weren’t there (they were buried on a retainer somewhere).
Glamour Components (Required Level: AST/SCH/WHM 50)
Weapon: Antiquated Pleiades
Head: Elegant Rimless Glasses (Desert Yellow)
Body: Nezha Lady’s Togi (Jet Black)
Hands: Faerie Tale Princess’s Gloves (Jet Black)
Legs: Replica High Allagan Pantaloons of Healing (Jet Black)
Feet: Far Eastern Matriarch’s Boots (Jet Black)
The Faerie Tale Princess’s Gloves were, though, since I hadn’t put them away yet after I wrote up my review, and I was instantly struck by how nicely they paired with the black and gold of the High Allagan pants when in black themselves. But at that point, there was so much gold in the look that the Hempen Camise wasn’t going to work anymore. I needed something that was going to fit in with the color scheme of everything else! So, my plan was derailed, and despite my desire to pick up Astrologian’s Artifact set as soon as possible, I found myself at the Summoning Bell digging through my retainers as I have so many times before.
And I quickly found that, even though I’ve used it more times than I can count, the Nezha Lady’s Togi looked great with the Pantaloons. The prominent gold trim and the various buckles and adornments on the waistband were a perfect fit for both the Princess’s Gloves and the gold we’re used to on Allagan pieces, and I knew I was going to have to use the Togi at least one more time. Of course, using it in black was at least a bit different, and honestly, Alahra probably looks better in black than she does in white, anyway (despite all my thematically-inspired protests).
Of course, going all in on the black and gold meant there was still another piece left out of place after I replaced the Hempen Camise. The Songbird Boots were definitely too plain, so I swapped in the Far Eastern Matriarch’s Boots which have both heels and gold, two natural compliments to the Pantaloons. Once those were settled, I cast about for some sort of circlet or accessory for Alahra’s hair that I liked, but I couldn’t find anything I really liked (though I almost used the Star Velvet Hood of Healing, which would probably work well for a character who isn’t Alahra), so I went with her staple glasses.
And then, I finally went back to finish the Astrologian story and pick up my Artifact Armor. As it turns out, I got too attached to this look to use anything from the set right away outside of the Pleiades, which conveniently fit in perfectly with the rest of the look. For now, I plan to keep this one for a bit yet (and I’m honestly considering shifting my Monk and Ninja glamours over to Jet Black as well, but that’s a lot of dye to use). I don’t have any other immediate glamour plans, and I’m more or less at a point where I’m hoping for more interesting glamour opportunities from Eureka: Pagos, so I suspect this one will last!