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The Chronicles of Prydain

by penguiny7 Posted 4th May 2007 at 6:30 AM - Updated 10th May 2007 at 9:06 PM by penguiny7
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So I have been spending my spare time over the past month or so creating all of the main characters from my favourite book series when I was a kid, The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander. I made them the way I picture them in my head, and I am quite pleased with the way everything has turned out, particularly Fflewdder and Rhun. Note that I didn't make Doli or Gurgi for rather obvious reasons. But I did make a whole slew of people, and they all come with custom clothes except for Dallben, Coll, and Achren. Not because I got too lazy, but because other people had already made stuff that I thought went right with them.

Everything I've made is very detailed, with stuff like dirt and patches and lacing and such. I had a lot of fun making all of them.

Custom content and descriptions from the books (with parenthetical citations because I'm insane and can't help myself):

Achren
skin - enayla
hair - XMSims hair 039 NOT INCLUDED
eyebrows - rensim
eyes - enayla
blush - Atomic Space Kitty
eyeshadow - rensim
lips - bruno
costume makeup - belle_ange_16
clothes - SimderZ (Not included, comes packaged with Maxis underwear)
"Her long hair glittered silver in the torchlight. Her face was young and beautiful; her pale skin seemed paler still above her crimson robe. Jeweled necklaces hung at her throat, gem-studded bracelets circled her wrists, and heavy rings threw back the flickering torches." (The Book of Three, p.59)

Adaon Son of Taliesin
skin - my Ioan Gruffudd skin, base is nihilin's edit of louis'skin
hair - seomi
eyebrows - helaene
eyes - enayla
lips - louis
clothes - me, mesh by tommytiger
cloak - me, mesh by generalzoi
"Adaon, Taran saw, was tall, with straight black hair that fell to his shoulders. Though of noble bearing, he wore the garb of an ordinary warrior, with no ornament save a curiously shaped iron brooch at his collar. His eyes were gray, strangely deep, clear as a flame, and Taran sensed that little was hidden from Adaon's thoughtful and searching glance." (The Black Cauldron, p.10)

Coll Son of Collfrewr
skin - nihilin's edit of louis' skin
hair - Maxis
eyebrows - 3dconsortium
eyes - helaene
blush - helaene
costume makeup - mercosims
clothes - tiggerypum from A Midsimmer Night's Dream
"Coll was stout and round and his great bald head glowed bright pink." (The Book of Three, p.9)

Dallben
skin - nihilin's edit of louis' skin
hair - XMSims hair 043 NOT INCLUDED
eyebrows - 3dconsortium
eyes - enayla
beard - roddyaleixo
costume makeup - mercosims
clothes - sizza (the robe makes him look too fat, but it's the best I could find)
"His beard covered so much of his face he seemed always to be peering over a gray cloud." (The Book of Three, p.11)

Eilonwy Daughter of Angharad Daughter of Regat of the Royal House of Llyr
skin - nihilin's edit of louis' skin
hair - recolour by me, mesh XMSims hair 053 NEED MESH
eyebrows - helaene
eyes - thesimssi2
blush - helaene
eyeshadow - louis
lips - bruno
clothes - me, mesh by rosemat at Pronupsims
"a pair of intensley blue eyes" (The Book of Three, p.64)
"Her face, though smudged, was delicate, elfin, with high cheekbones. Her short, white robe, mud-stained, was girdled with silver links. A crescent moon of silver hung from a fine chain around her neck." (The Book of Three, p.69)


Ellidyr Son of Pen-Llarcau
skin - nihilin's edit of louis' skin
hair - peggy sims NOT INCLUDED
eyebrows - 3dconsortium
eyes - 3dconsortium
lips - louis
costume makeup - mercosims
clothes - me, mesh by Gara's Boutique
cloak - me, mesh by generalzoi
"His hair was tawny, his eyes black and deep-set in a pale, arrogant face. Though of excellent quality, his garments had seen much wear, and his cloak was purposely draped to hide his threadbare attire. The cloak itself, Taran saw, had been neatly and painstakingly mended." (The Black Cauldron, p.2)

Fflewdder Fflam Son of Godo
skin - nihilin's edit of louis' skin
hair - XMSims hair 035 NOT INCLUDED
eyebrows - 3dconsortium
eyes - barcelonista
blush - Atomic Space Kitty
lips - louis
costume makeup - mercosims
clothes - me, mesh by tiggerypum
cloak - me, mesh by generalzoi
"The bard was tall and lanky, with a long, pointed nose. His great shock of bright yellow hair burst out in all directions, like a ragged sun. His jacket and leggings were patched at knees and elbows, and sewn with large, clumsy stitches." (The Book of Three, p.98)

Gwydion, Prince of Don
skin - my Ioan Gruffudd skin, base is nihilin's edit of louis' skin
hair - Deag, mesh by Maxis
eyebrows - 3dconsortium
eyes - helaene
facial hair - helaene
lips - louis
costume makeup - mercosims
clothes - me, mesh by tommytiger
cloak - me, mesh by generalzoi
"The stranger had the shaggy, gray-streaked hair of a wolf. His eyes were deep-set, flecked with green. Sun and wind had leathered his broad face, burnt it dark and grained it with fine lines. His cloak was coarse and travel-stained. A wide belt with an intricately wrought buckle circled his waist." (The Book of Three, p.24)

Rhun Son of Rhuddlum
skin - nihilin's edit of louis' skin
hair - mimewhite (you'll have to go get it because the file was too big otherwise!)
eyebrows - 3dconsortium
eyes - helaene
blush - helaene
lips - louis
costume makeup - belle_ange_16
clothes - me, mesh by Gara's Boutique
cloak - me, mesh by generalzoi
"He was of Taran's age, with a moon-round face, pale blue eyes, and straw-colored hair. He wore a sword and a small, richly ornamented dagger in a belt of silver links. His cloak and jacket, worked with threads of gold and silver..." (The House of Llyr, p.6)

King Smoit
skin - my Malachy v.2 skin, base is nihilin's edit of louis'skin
hair - XMSims hair 043 NOT INCLUDED
eyebrows - 3dconsortium
eyes - helaene
beard - Maxis
blush - helaene
costume makeup - eye bags by mercosims, scars by helaene
clothes - me, mesh by Maxis (he comes wearing the version with the breastplate, but the file includes the non-armoured version too)
"A bellow of laughter resounded beyond the chamber, and in another moment a giant, red-headed warrior rolled in at the side of Adaon. He towered above all in the chamber and his beard falmed around a face so scarred with old wounds it was impossible to tell where one began and another ended. His nose had been battered to his cheekbones; his heavy forehead was nearly lost in a fierce tangle of eyebrows; and his neck seemed as thick as Taran's waist." (The Black Cauldron, p.13)

Taran of Caer Dallben
skin - nihilin's edit of louis' skin
hair - seomi
eyebrows - helaene
eyes - barcelonista
costume makeup - belle_ange_16
clothes - me, mesh by tommytiger
cloak - me, mesh by generalzoi
There never really is any description of him...

In the pictures of Adaon you can see Arianllyn, although since she is only mentioned once ever, I didn't include her. But here are some of the credits of her stuff in case you like her:
skin and eyes by - enayla
hair - XMSims hair 051
dress - matildarose

Enjoy! (Particularly because this was rather a nightmare to collect all the
information and especially to upload (it took hours!), what with all the making files smaller and resizing and cramming pictures together and the new upload system!) And please thank me because this was a lot of work (both the making and the uploading!)

**Please note that the mesh list is not at all complete because there was only room for five meshes. All of the meshes needed are credited properly in their respective places!
Tags: #prydain, #medieval, #fantasy

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Smoit.zip

Size: 6.53 MB · Downloads: 706 · 8th May 2007
6.53 MB 706 8th May 2007
Fflewdder.zip

Size: 4.20 MB · Downloads: 705 · 8th May 2007
4.20 MB 705 8th May 2007
Ellidyr.zip

Size: 3.67 MB · Downloads: 735 · 8th May 2007
3.67 MB 735 8th May 2007
Dallben.zip

Size: 3.71 MB · Downloads: 795 · 8th May 2007
3.71 MB 795 8th May 2007
Achren.zip

Size: 3.41 MB · Downloads: 714 · 8th May 2007
3.41 MB 714 8th May 2007
Taran.zip

Size: 5.58 MB · Downloads: 838 · 4th May 2007
5.58 MB 838 4th May 2007
Rhun.zip

Size: 3.73 MB · Downloads: 887 · 4th May 2007
3.73 MB 887 4th May 2007
Gwydion.zip

Size: 8.17 MB · Downloads: 876 · 4th May 2007
8.17 MB 876 4th May 2007
Eilonwy.zip

Size: 4.32 MB · Downloads: 1,031 · 4th May 2007
4.32 MB 1,031 4th May 2007
Coll.zip

Size: 1.02 MB · Downloads: 716 · 4th May 2007
1.02 MB 716 4th May 2007
Adaon.zip

Size: 5.64 MB · Downloads: 949 · 4th May 2007
5.64 MB 949 4th May 2007
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 9th May 2007 at 1:02 AM
I don't know these books, but you've obviously put an enormous amount of work into these characters! It's really a lovingly-created set, which can go along with the original story (if you know it , or be used in a whole medieval neighborhood. Thanks!
Test Subject
#3 Old 9th May 2007 at 4:14 AM
Oh wow. I remember those books! I loved them as a kid! What a lot of work you put into them! They look great!

BD
Forum Resident
#4 Old 9th May 2007 at 6:48 AM
Loved these books, even read them outloud to my kids. Great job!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 9th May 2007 at 12:44 PM
I read these books when I was about 14 or 15 (old, I know XD) and I loved them so much I bought 4 of the books!

Thanks so much for creating this set, I love the custom clothes! The Eilonwy I had in mind didn't look quite so mature though
Scholar
#6 Old 9th May 2007 at 8:13 PM
very nice! oh and just wanted to add you mentioned not being able to get all the pics on here you can also upload pics to like photobucket and add a link to your description area

check out my uploads here updated May 15, 2008
Test Subject
#7 Old 9th May 2007 at 11:24 PM
Neat! I loved these books. My mom got me into them. You've done a really nice job. I especially love your Eilonwy. She's very pretty.
Test Subject
#8 Old 10th May 2007 at 1:28 AM
Hehe! These were some of my FAVORITE books growing up! I'm so pleased to see that someone made Sims out of them =)
Test Subject
#9 Old 10th May 2007 at 6:27 AM
I cannot express how great these are! It's always wonderful to find old literary friends made for the Sims, and these were some of my first and best (The High King was the first book I ever cried over ) Thank you so much for putting so much time, effort, and love into them.
Field Researcher
#10 Old 12th May 2007 at 2:55 AM
I STILL love these books, not justs for kids! Thankyou for bringing Prydain to our game. Your sims are gorgeous and wonderful. And very similiar to what I always imagined of them - even Taran!

Kiri

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Test Subject
#11 Old 21st May 2007 at 2:20 AM
These are really beautiful and I greatly respect the amount of work and time you've put into them.

Lloyd Alexander died recently, which makes this all the more poignant. :heart:
Test Subject
#12 Old 24th May 2007 at 9:04 PM
I remember these books! I read them a few years ago (when I was 11 or 12). I loved them. Thanks for making these.
Test Subject
#13 Old 25th Jul 2007 at 11:18 PM
unfortunately they do not work for me, did you use the pets body shop?
Field Researcher
#14 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 1:24 AM
This was, still is, my favorite fantasy series. Thanks for all the work you put into these guys!

luv,
Kat
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#15 Old 11th Dec 2009 at 2:20 PM
Never read the books (but I may give them a go after seeing this...), but your sims are great! Thanks for sharing them.
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 5th Apr 2010 at 2:33 PM
Eilonwy's hair is now #23. Here's the link: http://www.xmsims.com/sims2/ehtm/hair/hair23.htm.
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#17 Old 17th Feb 2014 at 8:51 PM
This is amazing! I see you put alot of work into these. To be entirely honest, I was worried that nothing would show up when I typed "Prydain" into the search bar. I'm really glad that something did. This is my favourite series of books of all time. No book has ever been quite as...I'm not quite sure how to describe it, but nothing has ever been so...that as any of them, nor have any fictional characters in anything been so easy for me to get attached to. The High King had me in tears...but alas, it was a fitting end to the series. I'd love to see a Horned King and possibly Gwythaints for the Pets expansion. Of course, you haven't been on in quite some time. I do hope that if you return, you see this. Thank you for posting this.