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allswellthatmaxwell:

i’m getting gw2 tomorrow and i wanna draw asura for funsies

so reblog this with your asura character and i’ll try to draw them

only taking the first three

Welcome to gw2! You’ve picked a good race. B]

Here’s mine! http://i.imgur.com/wUBIjUk.jpg http://i.imgur.com/pgGPAPi.png

Welcome to the game! You are going to have a ton of fun with asura. If I’m still within the first three, here is one of the most recent screenshots of my main. http://i.imgur.com/tDFlvMS.jpg

edit: oops, apparently too late, oh well, still a nice pic of Sanna

silverybeing asked:

Sanna: Zznaf! It's so good to see you around again. So much has happened while you were out.

snaffsavant:

memoirsofratasum:

snaffsavant:

Hello, Sanna! I hope all is well for you? It’s always a pleasure to hear from you! I have a lot to report as well — I’ve not been idle, just haven’t been posting public. 

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Sanna: Things have been very well. I have received my medical degree, and am licensed and certified to practice healing in a professional sense. And Tarnn and I have joined the Priory together! Other smaller things have happened as well, but I don’t wish to bore you. And I look forward to reading these reports, I’ve always been a fan!

Wow! I’m so thrilled for you! A medical degree is big news. And congrats to you both for joining the Priory! Are you enjoying it so far? I hear good things about the order — I almost joined it myself. I really respect the work they do in the Priory. I know you’ll both be an asset to the order!

You never bore me with your stories, Sanna! You always have something big you’re working on. Quite an inspiration to me! 

Sanna: Thank you very much. I haven’t been in the Priory very long and my assignment to Dry Top was very sudden, but I am liking it, it was the right move. I’m feeling like I can do a lot of good in the world. And to think, we could have been in the same order!

Me? An inspiration? Oh no, you got that backwards. You’re an inspiration to me, if you had not started writing your own adventures I never would have written mine. So please keep writing!

As always, if you ever need anything, please let me know.

silverybeing asked:

Sanna: Zznaf! It's so good to see you around again. So much has happened while you were out.

snaffsavant:

Hello, Sanna! I hope all is well for you? It’s always a pleasure to hear from you! I have a lot to report as well — I’ve not been idle, just haven’t been posting public. 

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Sanna: Things have been very well. I have received my medical degree, and am licensed and certified to practice healing in a professional sense. And Tarnn and I have joined the Priory together! Other smaller things have happened as well, but I don’t wish to bore you. And I look forward to reading these reports, I’ve always been a fan!

kraamis-domain:

snaffsavant:

((While I was adjusting Mote’s cosmetics in Rata Sum, I ran across kraamis-domain but was too shy to say hello - Kraami would have no idea who I was, I’m sure! :) 

I love your new style! So cute!))

OMFG I SAW YOU AND I WAS KINDA LOOKING AND GOING: “Wow, that is a cute asura!” AND WOWOWOW HELLO! c’:

Ah yes, the ever famous “tumblr shy” dance.

Hella Expensive Commissions

silverybeing:

kraamis-domain:

Alright nerds~, I’m gonna open up some commissions!

Sketches like these:

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$25

Stuff like this:

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$30

AND FINALLY, FULL COLORED STUFF LIKE THIS. image

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$50 MUTHUHFUDGING DOLLARS. 

(Disclaimer, now that I have Manga Studio, my coloring style is probably going to be different)

There you have it. Hella expensive commissions. Ain’t doing no nonsense stuff.

Kioku is a 101% sweetheart and an excellent artist. Support her!

Memoirs of Rata Sum’s Full Stack of Followers Giveaway!!

I can’t believe it! It appears I have maxed out my collections tab for followers. Thank you so much for following me as I document my characters’ travels across Tyria.

So in order to celebrate all my lovely followers, IT’S TIME FOR A GIVEAWAY!

PRIZES

  • First Prize: Any GIFTABLE  item worth up to 800 gems.
  • Second Prize: One Total Makeover Kit.
  • Third Prize: CHOICE of a mini worth up to 10 gold.

RULES

  • You MUST be a follower of Memoirs of Rata Sum. New followers are eligible.
  • Reblog ONLY for a slot in the giveaway. Likes are nice but they won’t count.
  • You MUST have a GW2 account, otherwise these prizes don’t mean anything.

Giveaway ends AUGUST 5th! That’s two weeks!

Thank you again everyone!

[The open journal is written on crisp clean paper, but there is a faint smudge of sand and water on a corner that had been tried to be cleaned.]

Magical overload. Arcane poisoning. Now matter what you call it, it sucks. The ideal cure is just start casting spells in a safe area to be rid of the excess magic and reach an equilibrium. Unfortunately things are rarely ideal, so instead the body decided to deal with the magic like it deals with a virus.

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reapers-blades:

Sanna and Tarnn had gotten themselves into a bit of trouble in the desert. Magical overload. They had apparently spent too long in the leyline hub or something. I don’t really know the specifics. I wasn’t too thrilled to be going back into the desert, but I wanted to make sure they were alright while Estel would be able to help them out a little more directly. This might have been a mistake on my part. So many fucking sandstorms brewed up while we were there.

Whenever they start, I’d freeze and feel incredibly unsettled, even before the storms begin to mess with my mind. It’s too much of a reminder, I guess. All that time I had spent kneeling in the desert with her body. I don’t even know how long I had been out there before Arhiadhyn found me. Plenty of storms had come and gone by then.

Isa and Lylla were there as well. Along with another asura I wasn’t familiar with, Vicenn. Estel seemed to know him, though. At some point all of us except for Estel and Sanna went into the oasis of the desert to find some sort of herb that’s supposed to help with fatigue. Tarnn had been overloaded as well, and it was taking a toll on him, causing him to be more volatile and aggressive. While we were in the oasis, he was becoming delusional and gave off smoke, literally. 

I managed to get him into the water in an attempt to cool him off. But it wasn’t until I had made a stupid blunder that he snapped out of that state. While I was working with Tarnn, the others, along with Arhiadhyh, had found the plant we needed.

The two of them should be fine now. They’re just ill and need rest, which is a relief.

Isa has also agreed to build a set of firearms for me, with ‘less noise’ in mind as far as firing goes.

Estel and I are going to need to find more work soon. As risky as it’s been, we’ve been using waypoints more than usual as of late. The cost is building up. 

She also mentioned something else. A change in behavior on my part. Clingy. She says it’s not a bad thing, but… I don’t know. It’s just strange. Maybe I’m just desperate for comfort in my grief. She at least doesn’t seem to mind but.. hopefully it’ll pass. I don’t want to be overbearing.

Protector Tarnn: The Machine

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I traveled back with Kasmeer through Dry Top. She spoke little during the trip though she seemed anxious about what she was going to have to tell everyone. We only had a few instances of vines, but otherwise it was fairly uneventful. This was my first trip to Dry Top and it’s an interesting place, I can see it being popular with explorers. The ley line hub though, now that is something special.

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I went to Kasmeer to the end of the cavern where the others were, along with Sanna. I was very happy to see her, though out of respect for Kasmeer we didn’t make a big scene out of it. Kasmeer did not waste any time and explained why Marjory was not with her. There is always a possibility of someone not returning from a mission, but to not return because of something like this is rarely ever considered. I hope Marjory knows her friends are thinking of her.

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But we had work to do. This cavern we were in held some sort of machine, asuran made from the looks of it. Taimi was excited and claimed it was Omadd’s machine. The same machine that showed Scarlet the Eternal Alchemy! Scarlet had moved it from Rata Sum and had some some of her own work on it. I was inclined to agree with Braham on smashing the damn thing, but Taimi was insistent on keeping it in one piece. In fact she wanted to go in herself. Oh hell no! There’s no way we were going to allow Taimi in that thing.

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But Taimi has the hubris of an asura twice her age. When we had our back turned she ran right in! Sanna and I ran in together to pull her out. But then…

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I don’t think I can adequately describe we saw. It was a vision, similar to the one that Scarlet had, but of a different subject. The Pale Tree…dragons…sorry, I still haven’t organized my thoughts concerning this nor have I had the chance to discuss it with Sanna in depth.

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Sanna and I woke up sometime later, having been pulled out of the machine. The very first thing Sanna did was scold Taimi, but she then fell to her knees, claiming to not feel well. She was burning to touch, as if she had a fever. I wasn’t feeling great myself, a mix of over energized while feeling a cold coming on. Sanna rested on the sand while I spoke with Rox and Kasmeer.

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I fumbled with what I wanted to say, but we needed to talk with the Pale Tree, she is the common denominator in all of this. Kasmeer thought she could set up an audience with her and left to see what she could do. I didn’t want to stay in the chamber any longer than we had too and I took Sanna back to the centaur camp. She was looking rather ill but refused to be carried. The centaurs were more than happy to take us in despite how many zephyrites they were sheltering. Turns out that our time in the machine had overloaded us magically, which is why we were feeling sick. So it looks like we are staying put for the time being.

Protector Tarnn: Trouble at Fort Salma

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After Concordia I did not have high hopes for Fort Salma. Steward Gixx was concerned about the krait obelisk shards that were being stored there. I was to go there and see what could be done about splitting up the crates to reduce local magic levels or move them to the Priory. That amount of magic in one place was sure to attract attention of the vines.

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And they did. When I arrived at Salma the fort was under siege by plant creatures. I was ordered to rescue some Seraph outside the walls. I did what I could, but I couldn’t save them all.

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The inside offered little protection. The entire inner courtyard has been cratered, vines and some sort of green haze filled the hole. The creatures, called mordrem apparently were also inside. It looks like those krait obelisk shards had been a greater danger than anyone guessed. Marjory and Kasmeer were inside as well, Marjory’s sister Belinda was stationed at this fort. We were ordered by Belinda to get to the north gate and use an arrow cart to cut down the mordrem at the north gate.

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Kasmeer, Marjory, and I had to take the walls to get to the gate, the courtyard was too dangerous. Once there I manned the arrow cart and managed to think the ranks of the mordrem. But it wasn’t over yet. A large grotesque mordrem appeared on the road. And it had a shield too. Marjory rigged her minions to explode and knock the shield off, leaving it vulnerable, but nothing is every easy. This fight was complicate, but we managed to subdue it. I cut off some samples from the beast to send back to the Priory. Maybe some analysis will help us in the future.

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The mordrem seemed to have retreated after that, so I headed back into the fort. I was greeted with a shocking scene. Belinda had been killed by one of the vines. Marjory was beside herself with grief and Kasmeer was trying her best to comfort her. Kasmeer wanted to go with Marjory when she went back to her family, but Marjory insisted that Kasmeer return to Dry Top and see their work finished. Kasmeer eventually agreed but she is going to stay with Marjory for the night before Marjory takes Belinda’s body back home. I have to write a report back to the Priory on what happened. I also offered Kasmeer an escort back to Dry Top, which she quietly accepted. While it’s partially to see that she travels safely, it’s also to help her not feel so alone.

Protector Tarnn: The Concordia Incident

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There seems to be more and more reports of vines coming in from all corners of Tyria. The loss of the Mirkrise waypoint to a vine sent alarms through the Priory. Now they are scrambling to secure their property. I was called away from my combat instruction by Steward Gixx to check up on two areas: Fort Concordia and Fort Salma.

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Steward Gixx sent me to Fort Concordia first. There was concern about a shipment of artifacts and with the vines sucking up magic it was suddenly too great a threat. The caravan was supposed to be leaving from Caer Evermore in the south and embarking north. I risked a waypoint and approached Concordia from the south, hoping to meet the caravan on the road. Unfortunately I was too late. I did not find a caravan but I did find Concordia buried in vines.

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What a sickening sight. I was thinking on how to best approach the fort to help in its defense when I saw Rox and Braham standing on a ridge. They had apparently heard about the threat to Concordia as well. I welcomed their assistance in breaking through the vines and beasts surrounding the fort. There were a lot of plant creatures but we managed to earn a lull in the attacks.

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Tactician Art was the one in charge. He was grateful for the help. According to him, Concordia only had a few small vines until the priory caravan arrived. After that the vines went from harmless to giant monstrosities. The magical artifacts of the caravan had to be the cause. If the vines are sucking the magic out of waypoints then magical artifacts would be just as tempting. And there is only one type of creature that is that greedy for magic, and only one of them that is known for vegetation. Tactician Art wanted to get everyone moved up north to the Goldenlight Hallow asura lab for safety. I had to see to the location and security of the caravan, which had gone to the north was well, probably hoping to outrun the vines. Braham came with me to search the hills.

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The hills were nearly choked with vines and plant monsters. But we came across a cave that seemed like a likely place to hide. The caravan was indeed inside, under attack by more vines. Once they got cleared out I spoke with the leader, Lindsay, about what had happened. But we did not linger, we had to get to Goldenlight.

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Goldenlight was also under attack when we got there. There doesn’t seem to be any place safe from these creatures. We gave them a nice pruning though. But for how long is anyone’s guess. But at the moment there is time for some planning. I spoke with Lindsay again about the state of the artifacts. To think that they had their magic drained just like that. I told her she should return to the Priory right away. Though who knows how long it will be before the vines attack the Priory storerooms. My combat instruction can only do so much in that situation.

I have done all I could here, I need to get to Fort Salma.

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