Battle Ready

Bryce Randt and Eclipse Lykin of Eclipse make some of the toughest, most elaborate RP wear on the grid. They are also the nicest people you will ever meet. I had the pleasure of meeting Bryce and then his partner Eclipse when we were all doing RFL (which has personal significance for them as it does for many in SL). I had long admired their work without knowing the warm hearts behind the work.

Bryce and Eclipse have achieved a partnership that many of us would envy. They had known each other before entering Second Life, and Bryce followed Eclipse into this new world where they could open shop. Their work and vision is so entwined that they can not tell where one’s work ends and the other’s begins.

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“Realize your RP” is the tagline of their business, and it caught my attention. Their RP wear is so elaborately made, so complete with evocative details that it’s hard not to WANT to create a story about the person wearing it.

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I felt instantly tougher wearing it. Gone was the fussy woman with the legendary shoe collection. Present was the tough and beautiful warrior and conjurer. Scuffed boots from miles of travel, elaborate staff in hand, equipped with tools for conjuring and facing foes, I felt confident and ready.

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Note the details–the knife holstered on the back of a vest, the tooled leather belt complete with mystical hourglass and pockets containing herbs and other spells. I styled this piece with MissAllSunday’s Aerandir beautifully braided hair to make a complete look.

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And check out the back side. They sure know how to make a good butt, much less the gloves and leg satchel.

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Few things in SL can survive such close scrutiny. With their work, I can still get this close and gasp with wonder. The textures from the system pieces to the prims are immaculate and contain in them the stories of ages.

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How I realize my RP:

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Aerandir Hair – Flame by MissAllSunday Lemon for /Wasabi Pills/

Skin: Pulse Skin – Timeless ll/Makeup 1 by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Outfit (including all accoutrement plus boots): ED – Conjurer – F by Bryce Randt and Eclipse Lykin for ECLIPSE