Hey All! Many of you (like 2 people) have seen Ricky Bobby’s Charm Trading Guide Well I can’t have that Jack Hawk 9000 wieldin, Pork rind lovin, Prune Candy suckin, Left Hand turnin, 1000 Charm hoardin red neck showing off! So.. I am making this thread for us regular Jill’s and Regular Joes who can’t afford those blingy bling bling fo schizzle Charms.. Welcome Average KaW Charm Addict.. Welcome to the charmed life.. Now.. my main goals in making this thread are this: 1- Edutain the hell out of you dear reader 2- May be get you excited to go trading and collecting the affordable Charm sets (Please don’t go the flame assassin route.. but feel free to start a PvP or osw) 3- Go on your own investigative treasure hunt journey for some of the sets (and share about your experience etc. here in the thread)... 4- Get all nostalgic on KaW history through the Charm/Equipment (And sing the Mage Blues) 5- I know the Apes keep them locked in some dungeon, but may be.. just may be, we can hear from the wonderful artists and product designers about these wonderful art pieces. (Oh we’re gonna roast u on why some of ur sets are not color coordinated too!) A couple of notes.. I will start with “Complete” sets.. basically sets where all 12 equip were released.. As you know different events release different types of “sets”.. some are 2-3 types of equip.. some are different equip but for the same slot.. etc.. We will get to all the shenanigans that Devs did.. let’s just start with some order first.. So.. In no particular order.. (Afterall this is NOT a chocolate guide) First.. a must have set for all the Farmers of Kaw!!! Behold.. the Farmer set! This set screams of the scarecrow looking for smarts in the Wizard of Oz.. But it also has quite a bit of the Les Mis, Delacroix - Liberty leading the people vibe.. *Distracted note: If u ever go to the Louvre, go see it.. it’s definitely an “Ashes” painting.. you’ll know what I’m talking about.. The painting also supposedly inspired Victor Hugo to write Les Miserables My ratings: 10 being the best Art: 6 (MC Hammer Pants Yo) Color: 7 Les Mis! Color coordination: 3 U got dirt on ur face.. ur a big disgrace! Equip: 8 The scythe takes the cake Next.. The Volknight Set This may be a great “starter” set.. great name, great color, great descriptions that remind me of the Die Walkure Opera.. part of Wagner’s Ring Cycle. Art: 9 Pegasus wings! Color: 9 Silver and Gold.. yea! Color Coordination: 6 Whats up with the Welkinite ring?.. and the blue jade Equip: 9 I especially love the Pegasus ring Meow.. next one’s almost Purrrrfect The Pantherine Set This has like a darker cooler Ziggy Stardust vibe to it.. it’s almost purrrrfect but that cat’s eye ring killed it.. wtf!! Did the artist go on vacation and one of the mods stepped in to draw that brown and green ring? I was wrong.. cat’s eye is from another set (that I’m still chasing).. my apologies.. I have chased the correct amulet charm.. The only way this can be redeemed is if someone points out to me that I have the wrong ring.... Redeemed! Art: 9 Meowwwwww nice kitty Color: 9 cool Dark blue Color Coordination:4 ugh that one ring!8 iceshard is lighter blue than the rest of the set Equip: 7 love the hood and the cat ring.. the toothpick I’m not so sure.. Next.. The Renagard Set This set kicks ass! This is all Teutonic, Gothic Knights vibe.. The mace, the longsword, the details on the armour.. This is the Battle of Grunwald.. and this.. is the Gotterdammerung Art: 10 magnificent gothic era art Color: 10 magnificent polished silver and gold Color Coordination: 9.5 I deducted half a point for the trinket being too orangey Equip: 10 I am ready to go burn Valhalla down!!! Next The Sea Templar Set This is one sloppy, wet, mess... Colors all over the place.. but... This is very close at heart to the Pacific North West coast and also to this Short Storythat I wrote while travelling. *I also wrote another short story back then to enter in AJ’s Kaw Writing Competition.. I cannot link since it’s locked but you can find by searching on forums for the word “Persephone”.. the Story is called “Into the Abyss” The set also gets a very high mark for numbered quotes.. the quote sayings are pretty good as well. Art: 8 The artist went to the 3rd Beach in low tide Color: 8 May be a bit more vibrant like the Abyss.. Color Coordination: 3 yellow mask, blue ring, just a mess Equip: 6 the trident is cool.. the helmet is awesome OK let’s take a break from the regular sets for a bit and drool on some high end swag! Behold! The 2012 ASW Set! This set of Equip was really what an ASW Set is supposed to be.. big stat.. blingy and bold.. and even in charms world, this is the pinnacle of the high end set.. This also reminds me of when iProphet kicked folks he didn’t like out of his All Star Team!!! The Rime Moth Set!! Rime Moth was the first non EB, non EE, major Equip set event.. (The fiend bow was dropped in the Halloween event before this winter event).. and for a lot of regular folks, the Icetail and moth stayed in the equip slots of a lot of fighters for quite a while.. I shall now take a break since I am getting to be distracted.. And leave you with... The Golden Goldreaper Set There are a couple of Golden charms .. Basically an all gold version of an equip.. examples are Golden Raven Idol, Golden necrotic Sting and Golden Seadragon Gloves.. but the set above is the whole Goldreaper set... in Gold... Enjoy.. much much more to come..