Okay. So this was.. epic.
Here's a character. (yes, Archeage. no, not mine - B's old one)
Here's my take on him (aged, I guess.. and really sort of an amalgamation of several of his MMO characters).
Used this pattern. The creator is amazing - so patient. I asked a bunch of questions and always got prompt and helpful responses.
This is another Solstice gift for B (please, gods, don't let him be reading these posts and not telling me) - though on the off chance that he is, I'm not mentioning the other pattern that will be made for him in the near future..