Starting from the Character Manager, one of the first things each player does is choose how they will look to the world. These choices will include your gender, race, and various hair and skin colors.
With slight variations for the different races, your features must always follow the following pattern:
<optional pre-title> Name, <optional post-title> of the <optional affiliation title>, Race <optional Guild display>
He/She has a/an [text1] face with [text2], [text3] [color1] eyes and a/an [text4] nose. His/Her <optional color streak> [color2] hair is [length] and [text5], <optional hair style>. He/She has [text6] skin, a [text7] and a/an [text8] build.
He/She is [text9] for a Race.
<optional jewelry/paint items>
He/She is [text10] (age).
<optional jewelry items>
He/She has a tattoo.
He/She is in good shape.
For specific adaptions for each race, see the Feature Alteration page.
As a character develops, a player may want to change, enhance or otherwise modify those initial choices.
Shifting: One of the most comprehensive ways to do this is to seek out an Empath to perform this service. While the list of options a skilled empath can perform is extensive in comparison to the character manager, there are various in-game role-playing etiquettes that you should read over and be respectful of before seeking out this work. For a list of shift options for each race, see Shift Options by Race.
Feature Alterations: A less accessible means to permanently changing your features is a feature alteration, which is typically available only with GM assistance via a voucher or a festival merchant such as Beezell.
Tattoos: Another permanent modification you can make is to get a tattoo. In addition to custom tattoos given at festivals and via auctions, there are a number of tattoo shops that offer a wide variety of styles, themes and locations for the tattoo.
- * In addition to cosmetic tattoos, a character can apply a permanent Magical tattoo or Teleportation tattoo.
- Feature Hiders: Items that will completely hide your character's LOOK
- Feature Modifiers: Items that will change or enhance your character's LOOK
- Makeup: Temporary paints, glitters and similar items that will enhance your character's LOOK
Feature Modification Slots
With the large number of possible adaptions to your character's features, it may be helpful to note which items will be displayed in which slots. The following table breaks down where you can expect to see modifiers when you LOOK at your, or another player's, character.
|Feature||Permanent Modifications||Temporary Modifications||Notes|
|optional pre-title||Titles, custom titles available via Estate Holder LTB rewards||legacy Romancing the Seas prizes|
|Name||last name changes via Marriage and Adoption||n/a||First names are permanent and can not be changed.|
|optional post-title||Titles, custom titles available via Estate Holder LTB rewards||n/a|
|optional affiliation title||Elothean Houses, Citizenship, Orders||n/a|
|Race||n/a||n/a||Race is permanent and can not be changed.|
|optional guild display||n/a||n/a||Guild is permanent and can not be changed.|
|Face Shape [text1]||Shifting, Feature Alteration||n/a|
|Face Shape Accent [text2]||Shifting, Feature Alteration||n/a|
|Eye Shape [text3]||Shifting, Feature Alteration||n/a|
|Eye Color [color1]||Shifting, Feature Alteration||rings similar to Item:Grass-hued crystal band|
|Nose Shape [text4]||Shifting, Feature Alteration||n/a|
|optional streak color||Shifting, Feature Alteration||n/a|
|Hair Color [color2]||Shifting, Feature Alteration||n/a|
|Hair Length||Shifting, Feature Alteration||n/a|
|Hair Texture [text5]||Shifting, Feature Alteration||n/a|
|optional hair style||Hair Styles||items like a Item:Burnished animite haircomb set with tiny rubies|
|Skin/Fur/Scales [text6]||Shifting, Feature Alteration||items similar to Item:White opal gems|
|Feature [text7]||Shifting, Feature Alteration||items similar to Item:Polished ebony tailband adorned with tiny sheets of mica|
|Build [text8]||Shifting, Feature Alteration||items similar to Item:Thin jacquard shirt adorned with sky opals|
|Height [text9]||Shifting, Feature Alteration||n/a|
|optional jewelry/paint||n/a||Drifter or Makeup|
|Age [text10]||Age, Shifting||n/a|
|optional jewelry||n/a||Feature Modifiers|
|Tattoo||Tattoos, via limited items like a Item:Tattoo voucher
Also Magical tattoos & Teleportation tattoos
|Health||n/a||HEALTH||legacy wounds (such as an Elf with a tail wound) from past RP events may still exist in small numbers|