Greetings from the heart of a band of true and noble adventurers, fellow rogues!
As you know, the most important part of an adventurous quest is not the loot, all the glittering treasures you clasp to your jerkin as you outrun a dragon’s searing annoyance. It’s not the glory, the foaming tankards of ale that you throw over your shoulder as you try to master quaffing. It’s not even the frisson of danger, the tingle that keeps you sharp in the face of hidden blade traps and disgruntled drow… 😉
Nope, it’s the band of true and noble adventurers you have at your side: the rogue who disarms the traps and pops up out of nowhere to backstab the orc trying to behead you. The berserker who rampages past, shedding goblin heads like autumn foliage as she cuts through the crowd that threatened to overwhelm you. The cleric who purges the undead from the battlefield in a burst of searing radiance just as that zombie was about to bite your face off. You get the idea – without our friends, our fellow treasure seekers, we’re faceless, headless, and covered in goblins (no, I didn’t know how to round that off either). 😀
On that slightly overwrought note, let me introduce you to a few more bloggers that I absolutely adore. As you can see above, this is a ‘Part 2’, so I’ve already mentioned three amazing adventurers here, and there are more amazing adventurers to come! I made a little list, and threw the names into a hat, and these were the second 3 that came out. This is also a valid method for putting together your quest party, but of course it helps when you only have the finest quality adventurers in the hat anyway!
There’ll be some familiar faces here, but if I manage to introduce even one reader to the magic of these bloggers, that’s treasure enough for me :-).
Click on the photo to visit the corresponding blog!
(P.S. Being a rogue, I shamelessly stole the forthcoming pictures from the blogs in question, but of course they are the property of the respective bloggers! (The one above is mine))
The Wizard(ess) Sunny (Mostly Sunny)
Sunny is all the things, really. She’s a linguist, a beauty blogger, faultlessly elegant, and so nice it’s almost offensive to boot. Because of all this, I have hired her into the party as our wizard(ess)! You need a high intelligence stat to be a good wizard (especially specialising in linguistics), and Sunny’s is through the roof, so I figure whether we need her to identify tricky arcane artefacts of lipstick, or be the translator in some tense negotiations with the Goblin King, she’ll have us covered! In either case, you also need to visit her blog, like, yesterday. ❤
The Swashbuckler Liz (Beauty Reductionista)
Swashbuckling is absolutely a class. What’s more, it’s a fabulous class. Liz is the perfect example of this, combining down to earth beauty buzz, a wicked sense of humour and unparalleled skill with a scimitar (presumably), all while rocking red lipstick. Her piratically practical charm is so unmatched, she has even compared sea salt hair sprays, so you don’t have to. Like our wizard(ess), she’s also a top notch sweetheart, just to put the doubloon on top of the sundae, so to speak. Her blog. Check it. ❤
The Well-Read Ranger of Auxiliary Beauty
Like yours truly, Auxiliary Beauty is currently working her way through the specialised type of horrortainment jungle dungeon known as grad school. This generates a lot of fellow feeling, but I’m hiring her into our party as the ranger for more than just someone to talk #gradcore with. She’s sharp as a razor, very well read, has gorgeous green eyes and always look like she fell, perfectly imperfectly, out of the 1930s (damn her). If there’s anyone who can navigate jungles and hunt down theses/dinner/literary jokes/fabulous taupe eyeshadows, Auxiliary Beauty is it. If you’d like to bask in her wit and talent yourself, please do visit her blog. Now. ❤
So! Those are the second three adventurers out of my Hat of Awesome. I hope you enjoy (or are already enjoying!) their blogs as much as I do! 😀 Stay tuned for more in upcoming editions of this post…
Until next time, fellow adventurers, don’t forget to check for traps!
I am an adventuring rogue, not a mercenary for hire, and as such, all opinions expressed here are my own, based on a genuine fondness for/interest in this product. If you have any queries or suggestions, please do not hesitate to pin your parchment to the board (contact me) at thepaintedrogue [at] gmail [dot] com., or use the contact form provided! All images and text on this blog are the property of The Painted Rogue unless otherwise stated. If you nick off with any of it, watch out for the pixies that come in the night and snap your eyelids against your eyeballs while droning nursery rhymes at you.