Richard Garriot's blood was used to create six unique pieces of art0 Comments
If there's one thing gamers haven't yet been able to hang on their wall, its a copper-and-glass reliquary containing the blood of famed game developer Richard "Lord British" Garriott. Fortunately — or unfortunately, depending on individual viewpoints — such acts of decoration are now a possibility.
Those who might be skeptical on the origin of the blood used in the forging of the receptacle can watch the above video (via Kotaku UK), where Garriott's blood was drawn during a livestream made in promotion of his new game Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues. His blood, as well as the blood of executive producer Starr "Darkstarr" Long, are each reportedly featured in six reliquaries. Here's a glimpse of what the actual product looks like.
The Lord British Blood Reliquary, as the pieces are being called, are each described as "a beautiful and unique piece of art made of bakelite, copper, nails, glass, and mirrored glass that can be hung on your wall." Each are 4.75" x 9" x 1" and are reportedly on sale via eBay for $5,000 each (note: the original link to the eBay product page returns zero results; it's possible though unconfirmed that the reliquaries have sold out or been pulled from sale). They come with added goodies, too, including Episode 1 of the game, digital items like the bloodrain emote, as well as a chance to visit the Portalarium development studio in Austin, Texas.
There are certainly those who wish to be the gamer who can rightly claim "to have everything." From this moment forth, confirmation of such claims is as easy as looking for a blood-filled testament to Lord British himself.
Richard Garriott is Literally Selling His Blood on Ebay, Kotaku UK