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Reaper Bones review #63: Lysette, Elven Mage

Lysette, Elven Mage


Elves have always been dual-class types, both fighters and spellcasters. It's a challenge to portray this dual-classing in a sculpt, but Werner Klocke has the solution: a sword in one hand and a staff in the other. Never mind that Gandalf did it first, or that there's not particularly memorable elves wielding the symbols of fighter and wizard together -- Lysette's doing it because it looks cool.

Painted and unpainted pictures of Lysette, Elven Mage.
Reaper Miniatures

Here's what Reaper has to say about Lysette:

It is said that all elves are ineffably touched by magic. Few, however, develop the mental fortitude to bend and shape the fleeting, capricious energies of this plane to their will. Even at a young age, it was readily apparent that Lysette had an exceptional talent and an unquenchable thirst for all things arcane. Well-traveled and trained in the halls of venerated magi both elven and human, she answered Almirithil's call to arms unhesitatingly. Quite possibly, Lysette is spurred by rumors of long-forgotten libraries and sanctums buried in the elven ruins of Craclaw and Denelspire.

Or to put it another way, Lysette's your bog-standard sword/staff wielding elf.

Lysette has a long, rune-engraved sword in one hand, a crystal-tipped staff in the other. Her long, flowing hair is impractical for combat, so we can assume that the sword is more of a casting tool than a weapon. Herr Klocke manages to make Lysette look elvish too -- in the runes on her sword and scabbard, her pointed ears, and her fantastic fashion sense. A suitable eldritch knight if you happen to be playing a female elf.

You can order this miniature at Noble Knight Games.

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