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The Xanathonian Skull Lamp

by xanathon Posted 12th May 2006 at 9:43 PM - Updated 20th Oct 2008 at 5:50 PM by -Maylin-
22 Comments / replies (Who?) - 20 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
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This glowing skull is a perfect illumination device for any sorcerers (or witches) study. A light elemental was bonded to the skull of a powerful (yet dead) magician. Since this is a mighty relic with strong leylines the elemental isn't able to leave on its own and is doomed to light up the skull if ordered so. (from the catalogue entry)

This is a byproduct of fiddling with the skeleton mesh hidden in the base game. I extracted the skeleton for some other uses, but immediately the idea for this object crossed my mind. Since this is from a sim-size skeleton, the skull is in scale with the heads of the sims.

This is a desk lamp and can of course be activated and deactivated. If switched on you can see the angry red eyes of the elemental. :o)

The object is quite low poly.

I have to issue a warning here: The elemental is not too happy after existing hundreds of years in this skull, so be sure to never break it, or you will be face to face with a free and very angry spirit. If this happens you would be better off if you have a containment or banishing spell at hand.

Edit: But maybe I'm wrong, maybe this is Harry Dresden's skull containing the air-spirit Bob. What? You've never heard of Harry Dresden? He's the main protagonist of a novel series by scribe Jim Butcher. The novels are quite entertaining, thrilling and funny and I'm a big fan of the series.
Learn more at http://www.jim-butcher.com and read an excerpt on http://www.jim-butcher.com/books/dresden/vignette/
Style: Antique Fantasy
Room: Bedroom Study
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

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Sims 2
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22 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 19 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 12th May 2006 at 10:05 PM
That is so incredibly cool! Definately need this!!!!

Out of commision because my computer is a complete piece of crap.
Field Researcher
#3 Old 12th May 2006 at 10:45 PM
Great - I love it!
Instructor
#4 Old 12th May 2006 at 11:39 PM
Alas, poor Yorick, I knew him well.. hehe
This is great!!!!!!
Test Subject
#5 Old 13th May 2006 at 1:26 AM
Very cool. Are you by chance, a Xanth series fan?

O.O

http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=147711
Please help make my dream possible~
Test Subject
#6 Old 13th May 2006 at 2:17 AM
Woo hoo! I aDORE Dresden, and was trying to figure out how to make Bob myself. Thank you for this!!!
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 13th May 2006 at 3:18 AM
Hey thanks, this is perfect

KOOOL!!!
Test Subject
#8 Old 13th May 2006 at 4:03 AM
i hate doing massive themeing such as harry potter and witch magi ... but that is just to cool to pass up
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 13th May 2006 at 12:47 PM
how cute!!! is it the brain which ligts in the dark? Thaks for sharing

Why do you read this?
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 13th May 2006 at 3:17 PM
:skull: Cool... Thanx... :guitar:

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Lab Assistant
#11 Old 15th May 2006 at 11:06 AM
very cool item!!!!!!!


Quote:
Originally Posted by Sosogomi
Are you by chance, a Xanth series fan?

O.O

i'm just reading mt first xanth novel ... loved the incarnations of immortality by same authour ... anyway gone off subject .... thank you for a much desired item ...
Forum Resident
Original Poster
#12 Old 15th May 2006 at 11:18 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sosogomi
Very cool. Are you by chance, a Xanth series fan?


Fan would be to big a word. I've read it about 20 years ago and liked the first few novels. But I can hardly remember anything from it... :D

happy simming,
Xanathon


Xanathon's Laboratory :: WishList

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Lab Assistant
#13 Old 17th May 2006 at 6:01 PM
xanathon, this is awesome but when I tried to add it to one of my houses, your lamp crashed my game. Can you please check it over again thanks, I have no EP's

I have been a fan of your other great scifi objects for a while too, LOL!!!

KOOOL!!!
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Original Poster
#14 Old 17th May 2006 at 6:19 PM
Thanks for the info, I will look into it.

happy simming,
Xanathon


Xanathon's Laboratory :: WishList

.: Do not harass me with requests via PM, you will only get ignored :.
.: Don't post my objects or objects derived from them on paysites or the exchange! :.
Test Subject
#15 Old 17th Sep 2006 at 1:38 PM
Thank you,I love it,this is very ,,Funny,, :D
Test Subject
#16 Old 19th Sep 2006 at 8:08 PM Last edited by burntogold : 20th Sep 2006 at 2:44 AM.
Quote:
xanathon, this is awesome but when I tried to add it to one of my houses, your lamp crashed my game. Can you please check it over again thanks, I have no EP's

I have been a fan of your other great scifi objects for a while too, LOL!!!"


Same happened to me, and I'm on University... ditto working with the wall mounted light panels.
Test Subject
#17 Old 15th Jan 2007 at 9:17 PM
looks great ! i love it ! :-)
Test Subject
#18 Old 4th Apr 2007 at 9:46 AM
Cute :D

....What?
Test Subject
#19 Old 6th Apr 2007 at 1:08 AM
I have been looking everywhere for a skull to use for Bob! Thank you so much!
Field Researcher
#20 Old 1st Aug 2007 at 1:42 PM
That's great!! Love it. Thanks.

ERRARE HVMANVM EST
Field Researcher
#21 Old 13th Sep 2009 at 10:10 PM
Thanks for this item, i always wanted this stuff, for my bedroom, i will have it in sims at least, and specially for being not high poly!!! THANKS
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#22 Old 16th Nov 2011 at 12:41 PM Last edited by Pandikon : 16th Nov 2011 at 12:42 PM. Reason: Typos are not my friends...
Ya know, I was looking for a skull I could use as a stand in for Bob, thinking I was going to have a hard time finding one I liked, when lo and behold, yours was the very first one I stumble across. Your description sealed the deal. Thanks so much. Now to go and give him to my Sim!Harry! *scurries off*
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#23 Old 2nd Nov 2014 at 1:31 AM
A really great piece!