It’s Fantasia time again! I’d been looking forward to the day I got to work with a female hyur for the first time, and that day’s finally come! I’ve always been a huge fan of their race-specific starting armor (as well as their Hempen Camise and Pantalettes). But as I approached the day when I would Fantasia to work out my glamour, I had something else in mind. I’d talked a bit on Discord about the Paladin Artifact set from Stormblood, lamenting the fact that I can never use it on Alahra given the tail clipping issues with the cape on the body piece. With that thought stuck in my head, I thought being hyur for a change would be a good excuse to give the set a whirl, but as you can see, I didn’t quite pull that off!
While I’m still quite the fan of the Chivalrous Surcoat, I wasn’t able to find much to combine with it that really spoke to me, and I decided to try it again with some other Fantasia instead. That opened the door to experimenting with the Hyuran starting gear, and that set’s so wonderful a glamour practically put itself together for me. While I put this one together with casters in mind, as you can see below, all of the pieces involved are available to all classes (outside of the weapon, of course!), so this one would probably work for just about anything, even if, aesthetically, I think it suits a casting or healing glamour most of all.
Glamour Components (Required Level: All Classes 1)
Weapon: Sharpened Rod of the Black Khan (Replica)
Head: Scion Rogue’s Bandana
Body: Hyuran Chemisette (Jet Black)
Hands: Demonic Gloves
Legs: Hyuran Skirt (Jet Black)
Feet: Demonic Thighboots
Long time readers will probably not be surprised at all that I started with the Hyuran Skirt, but I quickly found that I loved the Chemisette, too, especially once I’d seen it in Jet Black. The black is what led me to thinking about possible caster glamours, which of course suggested going with the Star Velvet Long Gloves, given the sleeveless Chemisette. They didn’t really blend all that well with the materials of the body piece, but it didn’t take long to see that the Demonic Gloves worked very well, with the silver on them pairing up nicely with the studs and the like on the Chemisette.
That left the Hyuran Longboots I was using a bit out of place, but of course I already had an answer to replace them in the Demonic Thighboots. Once I had the core pieces in place, I was immediately taken by the black and silver look across every piece, and—for probably the first time ever—I thought I could actually manage to play another race in game if Alahra weren’t so heavily established as a miqo’te. Throw in the fact that it turns out hyur females have some lovely emotes, most of which fit Alahra’s character better than the miqo’te ones, and I actually found myself envious of the options hyur have (which is a new feeling for me, I’m a diehard miqo’te!).
The final touch—the bandana—could have been any number of things, but with the lady in black thing I had going on, Thancred’s bandana seemed rather appropriate, and I’ve always liked how it looks with Alahra’s Minfillia hair anyway. By the end of it all, I was really happy with this one, and were I not ultimately destined to go back to miqo’te, this is the sort of glamour that would have had me looking for excuses to play a caster again just to put it to use. That wasn’t in the cards, though, and unfortunately, the equivalent miqo’te glamour does not work.
But either way, I really enjoyed my brief time as a hyur, and I also think I managed to work out a decent attempt at Alahra as another race for the first time, too. The trick, that for some reason I didn’t think of before, was to keep all of miqo’te Alahra’s character creation details at hand, so I could make sure the skin tone was the right one! I’ll be keeping that in mind when it comes time for my next Fantasia sometime next month! Until then, though, Alahra will be Alahra again, only filled with righteous anger that she can’t get a tailor somewhere to make her a Miqo’te Chemisette!
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