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#1 actionjack

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 12:57 AM

Inspired by Amannelle's thread, Airships in GW2 (http://www.guildwars...gw2-t18109.html).  

So we will get fancy steampunk airship in GW2 (and I do like steampunks), but what about those who will man it?  

Design your own fictional GW2 character, who will be the captain of such air ship.  Or the crew that goes with him/her.  You can also go more extended, and design your own air ship too.

Give you character a name, a nickname, a bit of bio.  Dress him and her how you like (to the theme of a air captain or crewman).  

Also Fic writers are welcome, to post some passage about the adventure of Airship captain, captain logs or journal, or just bio descriptions.



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Archaes8 said:

Here's mine:

"Neera and Briggs"
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Issye (Is as in miss, sye as in sigh) the Humble.
Asura from the College of Dynamics, one of the many asuran skyship innovators.

He's your typical oddball genius asura, who only happens to have a krewe because his unusual behaviors entertained a few children from here and there that decided to follow him. Issye still doesn't know if that counts as kidnapping or if it's up to irresponsible parents, but doesn't bother to think on it too much. He does tend to avoid those places where he "caught" the children, though, just in case.

Issye first decided to set out to make and operate his own skyship when his attempts at creating levitating golems mostly resulted in many either floating away from retrieval like the stones around the Tarnished Coast or when they rocketed away with his would-be apprentices to parts unknown. After years of work and many more unfortunate incidents, he finally did create a skyship, only to his disappointment to have it finished as soon as a bunch of others did.

After learning of this, he decided he would make the strangest skyship to float over the continents of Tyria, be it in outward or inward appearances. Not content for the skyship alone to be unusual, he decided he would make himself the oddest asuran skyship operator as well. Unlike the rest of his asuran brethren, this means he tries his best at humility and kindness, much to the surprise of the other races he encounters. Though this doesn't mean he won't use his wits to manipulate those around him, and in fact he finds being humble and kind makes it much easier, but of course he won't mention this to any other asura.

As to his appearance, Issye wears a unique tuque with an opening and a baggy end that hangs behind his head a little that he claims catches the breeze and tells him its speed. It also has two little antennae that project from it with little windvanes hanging from them that he says tell him the direction of the wind. (His krewe often complain of him going in the wrong direction when he turns his head and the windvanes go off a little as well.) Below the antennae and on the brim of his tuque are his goggles, which Issye is constantly tinkering with to make them capable of telling him all the information he gets from his windvanes and the baggy end of his tuque, to no avail.

His bodily attire is rather similar to the typical asuran style, albeit less bright and more earthen in color. For the most part he keeps his clothing strapped down besides his tuque, as he claims that while he doesn't have a fear of heights, he does have a fear of being caught in the complex wind currents of Tyria. When the winds really pick up, he's even been known to strap his ears down to his head, despite his krewe's need to communicate with him during these dangerous moments for all of their survival. It's not uncommon to hear of Issye and his krewe somehow surviving from yet another crash, and for Issye to keep his ears strapped down for several weeks supposedly "until they stop ringing" though his krewe knows well enough by now that it's so he won't have to hear their complaints.

pumpkin pie said:


here she is Captian Black Mamba of the airship slitherurthroat :p
she was nearly a charr's scrambled eggs when young , grew up under rocks and inside bushes.

learn to fly airship as a stow away, was adopted by the airship captain later on, she poison the captain and took over the airship "bubbles" and rename it the slitherurthroat. Sworn rival of the Charr, Last seen bombing the Charr's Black Citadel with kittens. :D:p:):devil:

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The dreaded pirate Za'atar!  The spice of the sky.  Using illegitimate means to get his hands on top secret Charr flight technology, he is wanted "Dead or Mostly Dead!" by the Iron Legion.   His ship, which he calls the "Enb'eth", is a peculiar sight.  While most air fairing voyagers opt for clean and reliable asuran powered ships, the Enb'eth bellows plumes of black smoke.  This can probably be attributed to the simple fact that Za'atar doesn't fully understand the Charr technology.  The benefit of the Charr engine lies in the simple fact that it can break down anything into fuel.  

While asuran ships will need to stop at various dockyards to refuel, the Enb'eth marks up the sky with its blackened trail.  It isn't the fastest ship around, but it will last long after the others need to stop.  Leading Za'atar and his crew to the farthest reaches of the sky.  

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actionjack said:

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Sky Admiral Helina "Swan Queen".

Captain of Golden Wing Gloria the III.  Windcutter Cruiser Class A.

Sparrow said:

Here's Captain Francesca.
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Darn it, where are her goggles? No rockin' scarf or pilot cap, either? Oh well. Guess she kicks it old school. :p

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Commander Vera of the Lev Fortress Vekk
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Vera's greatest honor was holding the shores of the Tarnished Coast against the first waves of Zhaitan's armies.
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Posted 17 July 2011 - 02:48 AM

Also, the name "Cid" is off-limits, go! :D

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 04:13 AM

actionjack said:

In

Also Fic writers are welcome, to post some passage about the adventure of Airship captain, captain logs or journal, or just bio descriptions.



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CHALLANGE EXCEPTED!  

I just need to finish with my current fanfic 1st

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 06:36 AM

for some attarction...

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Captain Maria Santos "Little Bird"

Captain of the Privateer Ship "Sparky Robin".

Youngest to promote to the rank of Sky Captain.  Known for her exceptional luck, as well as flying skill.  She could easily out flown any larger or faster ship with her skill.

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 12:15 PM

She can't be that lucky, she's missing her right eye.

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 01:55 PM

Positive said:

She can't be that lucky, she's missing her right eye.

I'm guessing it's just a fashion statement.

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 03:06 PM

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I'm guessing it's just a fashion statement.

And it probably gets taken off in tight situations, or is used to when she is going into combat in a dark area.

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 07:30 PM

Here's mine:

"Neera and Briggs"
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Posted 17 July 2011 - 07:58 PM

^^ or Han and Chewie.

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 10:19 PM

Yeah, except Neera is a female charr. :P

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 10:24 PM

Archaes8 said:

Yeah, except Neera is a female charr. :P

Her face looks totally like a male charr's :eek:

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 10:59 PM

Issye (Is as in miss, sye as in sigh) the Humble.
Asura from the College of Dynamics, one of the many asuran skyship innovators.

He's your typical oddball genius asura, who only happens to have a krewe because his unusual behaviors entertained a few children from here and there that decided to follow him. Issye still doesn't know if that counts as kidnapping or if it's up to irresponsible parents, but doesn't bother to think on it too much. He does tend to avoid those places where he "caught" the children, though, just in case.

Issye first decided to set out to make and operate his own skyship when his attempts at creating levitating golems mostly resulted in many either floating away from retrieval like the stones around the Tarnished Coast or when they rocketed away with his would-be apprentices to parts unknown. After years of work and many more unfortunate incidents, he finally did create a skyship, only to his disappointment to have it finished as soon as a bunch of others did.

After learning of this, he decided he would make the strangest skyship to float over the continents of Tyria, be it in outward or inward appearances. Not content for the skyship alone to be unusual, he decided he would make himself the oddest asuran skyship operator as well. Unlike the rest of his asuran brethren, this means he tries his best at humility and kindness, much to the surprise of the other races he encounters. Though this doesn't mean he won't use his wits to manipulate those around him, and in fact he finds being humble and kind makes it much easier, but of course he won't mention this to any other asura.

As to his appearance, Issye wears a unique tuque with an opening and a baggy end that hangs behind his head a little that he claims catches the breeze and tells him its speed. It also has two little antennae that project from it with little windvanes hanging from them that he says tell him the direction of the wind. (His krewe often complain of him going in the wrong direction when he turns his head and the windvanes go off a little as well.) Below the antennae and on the brim of his tuque are his goggles, which Issye is constantly tinkering with to make them capable of telling him all the information he gets from his windvanes and the baggy end of his tuque, to no avail.

His bodily attire is rather similar to the typical asuran style, albeit less bright and more earthen in color. For the most part he keeps his clothing strapped down besides his tuque, as he claims that while he doesn't have a fear of heights, he does have a fear of being caught in the complex wind currents of Tyria. When the winds really pick up, he's even been known to strap his ears down to his head, despite his krewe's need to communicate with him during these dangerous moments for all of their survival. It's not uncommon to hear of Issye and his krewe somehow surviving from yet another crash, and for Issye to keep his ears strapped down for several weeks supposedly "until they stop ringing" though his krewe knows well enough by now that it's so he won't have to hear their complaints.

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 03:48 AM

This is a great topic and I'm having a blast working something up.  x]

Archaes8 said:

Also, the name "Cid" is off-limits, go! :D

xD But fantasy rule dictates that if ships fly, Cid is involved.

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 08:19 AM

I like this challenge, but have limited resource when you/me are selling bicycle and trying to draw :p

here she is Captian Black Mamba of the airship slitherurthroat :p



she was nearly a charr's scrambled eggs when young , grew up under rocks and inside bushes.

learn to fly airship as a stow away, was adopted by the airship captain later on, she poison the captain and took over the airship "bubbles" and rename it the slitherurthroat. Sworn rival of the Charr, Last seen bombing the Charr's Black Citadel with kittens. :D:p:):devil:

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 11:13 AM

Here's a quick sketch, just for giggles.
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 12:34 AM

I'm hoping to have this one done before I leave for vacation. :D Hope it's ok that this "krew" has two co-captains and their first mate! :D

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 05:36 AM

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This is the sketch I have thus far.  

The dreaded pirate Za'atar!  The spice of the sky.  Using illegitimate means to get his hands on top secret Charr flight technology, he is wanted "Dead or Mostly Dead!" by the Iron Legion.   His ship, which he calls the "Enb'eth", is a peculiar sight.  While most air fairing voyagers opt for clean and reliable asuran powered ships, the Enb'eth bellows plumes of black smoke.  This can probably be attributed to the simple fact that Za'atar doesn't fully understand the Charr technology.  The benefit of the Charr engine lies in the simple fact that it can break down anything into fuel.  

While asuran ships will need to stop at various dockyards to refuel, the Enb'eth marks up the sky with its blackened trail.  It isn't the fastest ship around, but it will last long after the others need to stop.  Leading Za'atar and his crew to the farthest reaches of the sky.  

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 06:22 AM

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Sky Admiral Helina "Swan Queen".

Captain of Golden Wing Gloria the III.  Windcutter Cruiser Class A.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 01:40 AM

Very nice concept art everyone!  

The more I see of these ideas and think about a charr or asuran air captain the more I think airships would really add to the setting!

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 01:49 AM

What a beautiful outfit, AJ! :) May I take inspiration (steal) from it for one of my captains? ^^

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 01:52 AM

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Here's a quick sketch, just for giggles.
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She's uh...she's missing some legs from the looks of it. A paraplegic Sky Captain perhaps?

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 05:54 AM

Sylvari Sky Captain
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Woodie Nelson

Captain's Log 165 -
"Today, we bump into a tree"

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 02:36 PM

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Captain's Log 165 -
"Today, we bump into a tree"

"And the tree bumped back... Abandon ship!"   *11 casualties, 15 wounded, 9 amputees*

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 06:54 PM

actionjack said:

Woodie Nelson

Captain's Log 165 -
"Today, we bump into a tree"

"Yargh, me father was a tree"

I assume this pic is a homage to family guy lol. :P

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 04:57 AM

Loving this thread and everything in it.


Here's Captain What's-Her-Face of the Brainfart Express! Or...just Francesca. If you're partial to boring ol' namey sounding names.

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Darn it, where are her goggles? No rockin' scarf or pilot cap, either? Oh well. Guess she kicks it old school. :p

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 04:59 AM

Sparrow said:

Loving this thread and everything in it.


Here's Captain What's-Her-Face of the Brainfart Express! Or...just Francesca. If you're partial to boring ol' namey sounding names.

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Darn it, where are her goggles? No rockin' scarf or pilot cap, either? Oh well. Guess she kicks it old school. :p

Wow, that's great, I like the Sepia

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 05:04 AM

that is incredible!

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 05:39 AM

Well done, Sparrow, well done.  (like a plate of TV dinner with microwave oven set at 3 hour)

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 10:17 AM

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She's uh...she's missing some legs from the looks of it. A paraplegic Sky Captain perhaps?

IT PAYS TO BE OBSERVANT!!! You'd think for being Asura they'd not leave out important details like legs, but hey, there's gotta be the fails in every race right?

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 11:32 AM

@sparrow good stuff :eek:

i've seen your older stuff, this one is more detailed - looks good.