July Hiatus

Travelling out of country for the next week and a halfish, will return around the middle of the month. I should really figure out changing the look of this website when I get back, it hasn’t aged well at all.

Thank you for visiting Xaia, and see you soon in the secret world.

June Ongoings

Was experiencing server issues with Xaia and the site was temporarily down for a few days–everything is fine. Remain at your desks.

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“You’re about to take the first step on the longest journey of your life.”

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Welcome to Flappy! Don’t forget to bring tacos. My ocular implant makes the second image look particularly nefarious.

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Heal and Leech duo holding hands after a successful Flappy raid.

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A sight that Elana’s friends won’t like to see, but I thought to run Back to the Beginning again after not touching it for several months.

Before issues 10 and beyond, I farmed this one as often as I could, for Sequins of Sunrise for kits—back in the day. Right now, I’m trying to decipher what Sarah means when she says “hell-wind — titan blue — black wing!”

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Beatin’ up cultists with Asmod.

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A quick triptych of Asmodian emotions.

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Elana’s clone from Vali finally arrives. (Thanks to Solon acting as body double!) This is what happens when a female character model is placed in a male standing posture.

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While it’s not perfectly discernible in a single picture, someone with a horse mount was jumping EVERYWHERE in this cutscene.

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I laughed, I cried, I beat stuff up! I get by with a little help (ie. a few buffs) from my friends.

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Someone asked for my UI, and here it is. Mods galore.

May Ongoings

NOTE: Many accolades go to the Untold Stories mod in making several of the below (and previous months) ongoings possible.

Two weeks out of this month I have been away for family business as well, so this may also be a shorter collection of ongoings.

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Peering up at the walls of the Tabula Rasa.

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Walking around the NYR area when I discover that this particular survivor has a Morninglight pamphlet in their suitcase. Maybe they shouldn’t have survived Hopefully they didn’t advance further in membership than just a pamphlet?

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Danny Dufresne wears a Dreamfall t-shirt. I kinda wish I had one for myself; one of my pie-in-the-sky fandom dreams is having Wonkers the Watilla as an in-game pet. Zoe Castillo was huge for me as a teenager to grow up with a fellow Eurasian protagonist.

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Sightseeing.

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Robert and Elana temporarily part ways as Elana-player logs off for the week!

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Double-Crossing Geary with Robert and Melchior.

April Ongoings

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Riding horses across the City of the Sun God.

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Weekly raiding group attempting Flappy.

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Exploring the Ankh with the following phenomena: high ledges and distant torches to summit, endless caverns and Filth you can swim indefinitely in.

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I never realized Ptahmose had a postcard from New England to return to his kids until now, which provides some neat speculation for whether or not he was seen or heard of during one’s natural progression in Solomon Island.

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Peeking over Yaksha’s shoulder.

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From an RP event in the Savage Coast.

Hearth

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Me and Robert hold a torch for each other. I know I know, cheesy.

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I think I admire Ptahmose so much because he reminds me of my own grandfather. Either way, I’m sure he would have appreciated that this time around, I brought proper sun protection.

March Ongoings

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Tuning wards in Temple Hall. I switched across alts so many times that the barrier sustained itself for several minutes, but you can get this effect at any time with a blue or green faction friend standing near.

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When a friend complained that we weren’t wearing green for St. Patrick’s Day, we thought to reinvent the wheel and switch swatches around in our typical outfits.

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Two takes from a ‘Secret Kiss’ screenshot contest, me and Solon (yet again!)

And the OOC:

Definitely significantly fewer screenshot ongoings than before; I started a new job related to my degree studies at the beginning of this month. It’s been very fun, fulfilling, and for once in quite a long time, I’ve finally found myself in a position of personal stability.

This is also why I’m mostly absent from community ongoings and focusing time in game with maybe one or two of my closest friends when I am online.

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One last photo now that March is here and it means nothing saccharine and adorable happens never ever again until next February.

Shadows get overlooked a lot in certain respects, usually because I want front-facing light for my subjects as much as possible. In this case though, the shadow is a benefit that casts its own insight to the cuteness shown.

February Ongoings

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For a limited time only! Help me take an alt or two of mine through Elites and regular mission content, and I will practice my action screenshotography on you, like the above samples. Send me a DM in-game if I’m online as Hestian.

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/dance_spooky is my new favorite emote for couples, because of the resting hands on chests and hug poses.

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Climbing up the pyramid for the Tale of Two Suns photo. Can you see my partner in crime? He’s reeeeeally far up there.

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Red clothes and warm environmental tones for Elana’s most photographed subject, Asmod.

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Solon helping me out with regional achievements.

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The view from as high as we could get on the Black Pyramid before an invisible barrier prevented us from ascending any further.

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…and cartwheeling down after.

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Prop study with a handheld drink! Last time I did this was with Bingo cola, you can get a persistent Bingo buff in your hand during The All-Seeing Kawaii.

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Luella serves Azadi on tap!

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I never did PvP before Shambala, and it’s still the only PvP I do so far (after a couple failed times in Fusang with total assholes who brought their harassment out of Fusang, it kind of deters one from ever wanting to enter). So this situation where I was the last person standing was particularly redeeming.