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Cyliena
05-15-2011, 02:18 PM
<p><strong>UPDATE <em>(May 24, 2012)</em></strong>: This home underwent a major revamp quite a few months ago and <a href="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/posts/list.m?start=0&topic_id=500059#5759204" target="_blank">some pictures of the revamp can be seen further down in this thread</a>. Basically the space is used more logically now to allow for my collection as it grew.</p><hr /><p><em>(original post below)</em></p><p>Before we were shut out of our homes for a couple of weeks I started my adventures in transforming my Skyblade Skiff into an art gallery. I'm an avid collector of Legends of Norrath paintings and frankly they consumed a LOT of space. <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" /></p><p>I tried my hand in layout editing for tiling and got frustrated very quickly. A close friend and guildmate, Gerrick, came to the rescue and transformed the skiff with his amazing sense of artistic design. All the credit for the tiles and dividers go to him, along with his idea for flipping around the shadowed hanging lights.</p><p>Today I took the time to populate the gallery with the rest of my paintings. You are more than welcome to visit it in person: <strong>Cyliena's Skyblade Skiff in South Qeynos on the Everfrost server</strong>. If you are evil aligned you can access it through Crusaders of Neriak guild hall in Neriak--the portal is in the first room on the right after you load into there. Alternatively, it is listed in the Hall of Fame as "Cyliena's Art Gallery".</p><p><img src="http://i53.tinypic.com/2dtxkx4.jpg" /></p><p><img src="http://i56.tinypic.com/30svew9.jpg" /></p><p><img src="http://i55.tinypic.com/2pto5qx.jpg" /></p><p><img src="http://i55.tinypic.com/ezhje0.jpg" /></p><p><img src="http://i54.tinypic.com/2i9r19h.jpg" /></p><p>Qho of course had to sneak into a screenshot--he couldn't have it any other way! <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/97ada74b88049a6d50a6ed40898a03d7.gif" border="0" /></p><p>My favorite part of Gerrick's tiling is the raised plum tiles. They look eleventybillion times better in person!</p><p><img src="http://i52.tinypic.com/35kvbl2.jpg" /></p>

Domino
05-15-2011, 03:44 PM
<p><cite>Cyliena wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><img src="http://i54.tinypic.com/2i9r19h.jpg" /></p></blockquote><p>Wonderful tiling work with the purple stained glass, but Qho photobomb is truly epic! <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/97ada74b88049a6d50a6ed40898a03d7.gif" border="0" /></p>

Cyliena
05-15-2011, 07:18 PM
<p><cite>DominoDev wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><cite>Cyliena wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><snipped></p></blockquote><p>Wonderful tiling work with the purple stained glass, but Qho photobomb is truly epic! <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/97ada74b88049a6d50a6ed40898a03d7.gif" border="0" /></p></blockquote><p>Qho just has that magic touch to make everything either disasterous or hilarious. <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/97ada74b88049a6d50a6ed40898a03d7.gif" border="0" /></p>

Afista
05-16-2011, 09:27 AM
<p>Your art gallery looks wonderful! Such a collection too! I honestly wouldn't know what to do with that Skiff, but I'm impressed with how much I love the space you've created.</p>

Kaeliara
05-16-2011, 02:23 PM
That looks great! Wow @ that tile work! Where did that Qho come from?

Tyrus Dracofire
05-16-2011, 04:08 PM
<p>that quest when you enter Thurigan coldain city for first time if you are both 90 lvl in craft and adventure, trigger by the mail, and go see Qho and his mom for permission to "escort" to DoV's harvest nodes.</p><p>you can have him following you until you finished it, you can skip or hold on by not finish it for jokes or screenshots anywhere. if you lost him, go back to recover Qho at Mara.</p>

Cyliena
05-16-2011, 04:20 PM
<p><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>that quest when you enter Thurigan coldain city for first time if you are both 90 lvl in craft and adventure, trigger by the mail, and go see Qho and his mom for permission to "escort" to DoV's harvest nodes.</p><p>you can have him following you until you finished it, you can skip or hold on by not finish it for jokes or screenshots anywhere. if you lost him, go back to recover Qho at Mara.</p></blockquote><p>Qho will be my pet forever! <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/97ada74b88049a6d50a6ed40898a03d7.gif" border="0" /></p>

Aner
05-19-2011, 09:32 PM
<p>toured as promised <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p><p>it's funny how blocking off the side view really emphasises how "up" the skiff goes... makes it feel even larger than previous ones i've visited</p><p>the shadowed lights are very cool, little frustrating when i couldnt click to see what they were <img src="/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p><p>over all, it looks good and is a great idea for the skiff - ty for sharing!</p>

Cyliena
05-19-2011, 11:40 PM
<p><cite>[email protected] Bayle wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>toured as promised <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" /></p><p>it's funny how blocking off the side view really emphasises how "up" the skiff goes... makes it feel even larger than previous ones i've visited</p><p>the shadowed lights are very cool, little frustrating when i couldnt click to see what they were <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" /></p><p>over all, it looks good and is a great idea for the skiff - ty for sharing!</p></blockquote><p>Thanks, I'm glad you liked it!</p><p>The shadowed lights were a nightmare when I was moving them around manually.. the only part of them you can interact with is the very top of the chain. Hopefully that's changed at some point. <img src="/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

Cloudrat
05-19-2011, 11:50 PM
<p>OOOOo drool awesome collection. Taking the skiff and turning it into a gallery was done so well , you would think that that was what it was designed for lol  Very nice work and great collection<img src="/eq2/images/smilies/e8a506dc4ad763aca51bec4ca7dc8560.gif" border="0" /></p><p>Kudos,</p><p>Cloudrat</p>

Aiana
05-20-2011, 12:29 AM
<p>What an awesome art gallery. I love all of those paintings! Great tiling and great colors as well. Silly Qho! <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" /></p>

Cyliena
05-21-2011, 09:41 PM
<p>Thank you both! <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p><p>From some feedback I've gotten, I made books at each wall section that you can click on and see the painting names for all the ones in that section. Apparently if you weren't tall enough the ones higher on the wall were not playing friendly for examining them. <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/385970365b8ed7503b4294502a458efa.gif" border="0" /></p>

Cyliena
05-24-2012, 05:53 PM
<p>Around December 2011 my skiff was revamped and I completely forgot to post the new pictures here. Basically Gerrick thought of a solution for my ever-growing collection by utilizing the space better and it now accomodates everything quite well and I can always add to it as needed. <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> Before the most recent LoN expansion release I was missing 5 paintings.. I have collected one or two from the newest expansion but haven't unlisted the house yet to add them in.</p><p>The OP still has the original layout, but here's some of the changes. If you want to visit you can access the house on the <strong>Everfrost</strong> server in <strong>SQ as Cyliena's Skyblade Skiff</strong> or use the housing directory and find it in the <strong>Hall of Fame listed under Cyliena's Art Gallery</strong>.</p><p>The entrance:<img src="http://i49.tinypic.com/rus4z8.jpg" width="768" height="419" /></p><p>Some of the paintings in the first room:</p><p><img src="http://i46.tinypic.com/24xjmhk.jpg" width="768" height="419" /></p><p>First room and short hall opening up to the second half:</p><p><img src="http://i46.tinypic.com/1zxkuf5.jpg" width="768" height="419" /></p><p>Some of the paintings in the second half of the gallery:</p><p><img src="http://i49.tinypic.com/a4796x.jpg" width="768" height="419" /></p><p>In the heart of the gallery there is a room dedicated to the gods of Norrath, here's part of it (and no Qho photo-bomb this time, he behaved and stayed behind me!):</p><p><img src="http://i50.tinypic.com/317ej3t.jpg" width="768" height="419" /></p>

Galldora
05-25-2012, 07:34 AM
<p>Beautiful!  I made a character on Everfrost but I can't find your gallery on the leaderboards.  I'm thinking you may have unlisted it briefly.  I'm being lazy at the moment, but if I can't find it later I'll haul my newbie character over to  SQ. <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" /></p>

Afista
05-25-2012, 09:04 AM
<p>the new halls look great. I love the purple/red combo with the carved tile ceilings. It looks like you added to your collection too. Either that or having it displayed a bit differently increased the impact <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />  Nice work!</p>

Cyliena
05-25-2012, 03:59 PM
<p><cite>Galldora wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Beautiful!  I made a character on Everfrost but I can't find your gallery on the leaderboards.  I'm thinking you may have unlisted it briefly.  I'm being lazy at the moment, but if I can't find it later I'll haul my newbie character over to  SQ. <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" /></p></blockquote><p>I think it's buried really deep because it's been on the Hall of Fame so long, so hasn't gotten many votes lately. = I have a portal to it in my guild hall (Crusaders of Neriak, Tier 2 in NFP) or of course you can bop in directly from the SQ portal. <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" /> (edit: a couple of guildies voted on it to boost it back up, should be earlier in the list now!)</p><p><cite>Afista wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>the new halls look great. I love the purple/red combo with the carved tile ceilings. It looks like you added to your collection too. Either that or having it displayed a bit differently increased the impact <img src="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" />  Nice work!</p></blockquote><p>Thanks! I admit I was hesitant on us adding more for the purple/red look but it did end up looking a lot better than I figured.. originally I thought it'd look like a nasty bruise. <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/97ada74b88049a6d50a6ed40898a03d7.gif" border="0" /> Yup, more paintings were indeed added, I had aquired some more and Cloudrat, Shirrlea and my husband all contributed as well! <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/e8a506dc4ad763aca51bec4ca7dc8560.gif" border="0" /> The LoN tapestries that were also put in added a bit more flavor, had several extra ones laying around in abandoned projects so I peppered them in here and there.</p>

Goldinrae
05-25-2012, 04:49 PM
<p>Nicely done.  Love the purple <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

Amphibia
05-30-2012, 03:04 AM
<p>Awesome! The tiling work is impressive.</p>