The following images were produced using the character creators from the MMORPG video games Aion and Black Desert Online.
I’ve saved the character creation templates for all the Black Desert characters, so if you have Black Desert and want to play as one of my novel characters, you can. Just send me a message via my contact page.
I think Aion’s version is probably a little closer to my mental image of her, but both are good. The Black Desert version looks a little too mature, but it’s okay as long as we imagine it’s book three Leha, not book one Leha.
Neither version’s hairstyle is quite right. Black Desert’s is close, but it should only be the big braid in the back without the extra braids in front.
I’m not entirely happy with either version of Tyrom. The Aion version is too boyish, but the Black Desert version isn’t boyish enough.
Yarnig Tor Lannis:
Aion does not support short, curly hair, so his hairstyle isn’t 100% accurate. It’s also hard to make unattractive characters in Aion, so his skin should be more blemished, his face bonier, and his ears larger, but overall, this is pretty darn close to the Real Slim Yarnig.
Bonus: A glimpse into the future
Just for fun, I decided to create two more characters, children of the previous cast members. If I continue the World Spectrum series, I’m considering these two as new main characters. Warning: These will constitute major spoilers for the first two books, and a very minor spoiler for Human Again. Leave now if you don’t wish any spoilers.
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This is Abiri Tor Lannis, the daughter of Yarnig and Natoma. She is a bright, cheerful, and idealistic girl who uses her minor talent in magic to create sculptures and carvings of exquisite beauty. The Black Desert version is probably a little closer to how I imagine her. Couldn’t get her hair right, in style or colour, in Aion.
A Reborn orphan, Hilda Tor Kellis was adopted by Empress Eranna, who even went so far as to name her heir to the House of Tor Kellis, a decision that has earned Hilda no friends among the Tor nobility. While she is not Eranna’s daughter by blood, she’s her daughter in spirit — a dour and gloomy woman given to dark contemplations.