December 2020

Noble Barding!

Posted on: December 4, 2020

Remember how I entered that screenshot contest with the shot of Azys Lla? Turns out I won!

Amon’s Top Secret Lab Remake

Posted on: December 5, 2020

I knew the moment I saw the slanted skylight walls that I’d have to remake the lab. I went in having really no plan on how to do it, but I’m pretty pleased with the outcome! Especially fond of the short slanty “hallway” of lights at the door.

Allagan Choir Angel

Posted on: December 9, 2020

I have some doubts on the authenticity of those wings.

Wine Red Mummery

Posted on: December 10, 2020

Back when I first attempted to dye Amon's chocobo, it ended up chocolate brown. It didn’t look too bad with the Suzaku barding I was using at the time, so I didn’t fuss about it.

However, now that he’s got the new Noble barding, I knew a color change was in order. My first attempt yesterday left Mummery rolanberry red. This wasn’t bad, but was a slight too purple-ish.

What I really wanted was a wine red, which typically matches Amon’s hat as far as dyes go. Seeing it wouldn’t take too many more fruit to attempt that, I did. This morning, I woke up to a wine red chocobo!


Tossing Stones

Posted on: December 11, 2020

“When I was a lad, I got in trouble for tossing stones at forest critters. However, the very first thing the Conjury Guild sends me out to do for training is just that. …Mayhaps this could be fun after all.”

Moving Up!

Posted on: December 11, 2020

“Hey, check it out! I have a snazzy new robe. This new odd… stick… thing. And a piece of wood perpetually stuck to my arm. I’m moving up in the Conjury world!”

In Season!

Posted on: December 12, 2020

“The red and green of this new gear has quite a seasonal feel.”

I Call This Look…

Posted on: December 12, 2020

“…Druid Amon!”

This look lasted all of one dungeon as I got Amon to 16 on Conjurer last night, took him through one leveling roulette (healed my first dungeon in forever – Sastasha, yay!), and ended up level 20 by the end of it. Dang does it dump the experience on low level jobs now days!

Feeling Green

Posted on: December 12, 2020

“What do you think? An outfit fitting for a healer of the Shroud?”

Ran Halatali for leveling roulette tonight and gained another four levels! So, Amon is now a level 24 Conjurer. Also, got my first healing com!

So far, doing alright!

Crown Art Party Snaps

Posted on: December 12, 2020

I didn’t take a ton of shots at the Crown Art Party today, but here’s a few. Most notably – Amon is impressed with how well Scylla wears the color red!

Also, the last shot is of the chocobo chick gift Amon received at the party. Thanks for a fun time!

Syrcus Tower Crystarium Ornament

Posted on: December 14, 2020

My Crystarium ornament from Clinkorz arrived today. It is, as Amon would say, glorious!!!

Starlight Celebration 2020

Posted on: December 15, 2020

A couple of Allagans having fun at Starlight this year. That sweet, wholesome questline even got the two of them to be kind to each other today.

Happy Mail!

Posted on: December 15, 2020

🎄 Amon receives happy mail of his own. 🎄

Moments Before Catastrophe

Posted on: December 15, 2020

Snowball fight revisited this year!

A Conjurer and His Tank

Posted on: December 15, 2020

Amon reached level 28 Conjurer last night, and is just a tiny inch away from level 29. So if all goes well tonight, he should graduate into White Magery finally!

I’ve been practicing in leveling roulette every night with Scylla as my tank with her offering her expert healing guidance from a tank perspective. She likes to pull fast and sometimes I get a little worried that I won’t be able to keep up (I start to get anxious when the tank is even a little bit out of range), but it always turns out fine.

Amon also got the gloves that go with this set. I really like how the new gear looks even if it’s low level stuff! 

White Mage Time!

Posted on: December 17, 2020

A day later than expected, but Amon has finally graduated into White Magery! And yes, I do have lore-possible ideas on why Amon could actually be accepted as a White Mage. Especially since (and I didn’t remember this until doing the quest line again) Everschade was the one who presented the White Mage Soul Stone.

Starlight Carol

Posted on: December 20, 2020

Scylla invited me to watch a “Starlight Carol” today with her (!!!) Front row seats, yeah! It was a really fun show with lots of Starlight cheer – there will be another tonight!

Was super impressed with the design of the Opera House, too!

I did a little fiddling around while waiting outside for the show begin, and I had to assure folks I was a spectator and not a hired bard!

Continuing to Make Progress

Posted on: December 21, 2020

Amon has reached level 35 White Mage, and thankfully, that means he finally gets the Regen spell. But more importantly, he got a new hat! It even has feathers!

A Unicorn’s Tale

Posted on: December 21, 2020

So, I’ve heard tell of unicorn sightings – often seen by conjurers in particular. Curious as to these rumors and the truth behind them, I’ve made to visits the Conjury Guild in the past. I didn’t have much luck seeking information in their books or from other students, however.

Today, just as I was about to head out, one of the Conjurers told me there were reports of a wounded creature, and requested my assistance in finding it and helping it however possible. I’m still not the best when it comes to tossing around healing spells, but I agreed to check it out.

When I got there, wouldn’t you know it…

This looked very much like a unicorn to me. Fascinating!

I could also tell on first glance that it was, indeed, the reported wounded creature. I wasn’t quite sure how it would respond to my advance, so I inched forward very carefully… I made no other motion but to attempt to heal its wounds.

This actually must have worked (for once) because it immediately reared up and resumed what I took to be proper unicorn posture. Though… with my lack of unicorn knowledge, ’twas hard to tell.

Our eyes met. She… for some reason I knew this was a mare… gave me a long, soul-searching look. I held my breath, not knowing what to expect. And then, before I could say or do anything, she was off, racing away like the wind.

I could only marvel to myself as I headed back to report the incident to the Conjurer at the Guild.

Indeed, the Conjurer confirmed I had found and healed an elusive unicorn. But not only that… apparently that moment of shared onlooking, ’twas a sign of trust and kinship. How a creature known to be so pure could find kinship in me… ’tis absolutely baffling.

However, I was given a special horn and told to use it once outside of the township. When I did, much to my surprise, my new unicorn friend appeared as if out of nowhere! And she was more than willing to bear me wherever the wind would take us!


Koh’s New Old Hairstyle

Posted on: December 23, 2020

So I was somewhat zoning out while running Koh around for the Starlight quest – it’s a sweet quest line but when you’ve done it 10 times already, your mind starts to wander.

I started to think about how I haven’t really done Koh (or many of the OCs I write for) a lot of justice or given them screentime in 2020. In terms of developing them and writing stories for them along with Amon’s story, I…

Happy Starlight Eve!

Posted on: December 24, 2020

If you got Holly-Day happy mail from me, this art should be familiar. The friends of Spot of Mummery would like to send tidings of good cheer to everyone this Holly-Day season!

Merry Starlight!

Posted on: December 25, 2020

Your Allagan pals wish you a Merry Starlight!

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Starlight Miracle

Posted on: December 25, 2020

"The outfit ’tisn’t fancy, but I continue to progress in my studies of the White arts!"

((Amon reached level 40 White Mage today!))

Lovely New Hat!

Posted on: December 27, 2020

Level 42 White Mage and a new hat!

Holy! Holy! Holy!

Posted on: December 30, 2020

Who thought giving Amon the Holy spell was a good idea?

‘Tis a Perfectly Sensible Robe Until…

Posted on: December 31, 2020

…a draft comes along.

((Amon is currently in that level 45-50 White Mage Relic boxer shorts phase. These “pants” always made me laugh.))

‘Tis Someone’s Nameday Today!

Posted on: December 31, 2020

I wonder who…

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