i want to be fairly simple with makeup and don’t fancy ears or antlers etc, as i’ll be wearing a hat most likely. i was wondering if purple spirals on the face coming from the edge of the eyes onto the temple would be sufficient enough.
Pointed ears are the iconic trapping, but it does only say ‘most’, and if you are wearing a hat that can be a way of avoiding the question.
I’d say spirals would be enough to meet minimum phys-rep but you may find people not quite realising you are a changeling until you point them out, as antlers and ears are the two big trappings that you see on the field. I admit I didn’t even know spirals were a trapping until I looked it up. Really playing the RP ‘big personality’ brief will help too.
The big personality is most of the reason I picked changeling.
In which case, hopefully you’ll be fine. That’s the best bit anyway.
Thanks you said about pointing out that I’m a changeling, because people might not see the marks. What’s the point of it? People knowing your lineage, I don’t understand it properly.
It doesn’t matter all that much, but it might come up in conversation (“Those bloody changelings, always charging in…” “ahem”).
People not noticing subtle lineage is a feature, not a bug. I’ve seen some excellent roleplay come from people making an offhand comment about a lineage without realising someone of that lineage was present.
If It’s Big Personality you are after, Just play a non lineaged Character who is a bit of an Arsehole…
It’s what I do…
I rather like the idea of being a changeling, I’m planning to couple subtle marks with fierce pride of my lineage because I reckon it’ll be fun.
Just spirals are fine, that’s what I started as when I started playing after I lost both my ears in my first Skirmish, two hours after I got to the site.
Again, as others have said. People may think It’s just a tattoo, or that you used to be Navarr. But that’s a feature, not a bug.
A few of the round tipped children of summer have started wearing ear ornaments too, (My character included.) just to stop people staring and umming and ahhing. Its a great way to get pointy ears without the commitment.
I think I might just get some ears because its less hassle than trying to paint my face daily. Also is there showers on site? Just occurred to me that I don’t know.
Normally there are showers in the OC field.
The presence of hot water in the showers is unreliable. It is a good idea to bring baby wipes or something as a back-up.
I always do, just in case. Glad to know that there are showers at least.
The showers are a wonderful thing of power and elegance, the drainage not so much