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Formerly known as Heimdall

Hi! I'm Ilmarinen, a professional artisan with a focus on leatherwork, but I also do illustration (digital and traditional), writing, 3D printing, copper electroplating, and bone/horn/antler carving. My studio name is A Thousand Rasps, from the Icelandic saying Þúsundþjalasmiður, meaning "smith of a thousand rasps" or "jack of all trades."

I'm interested in well-thought-out low fantasy settings, all kinds of art, mythology, weight training, and world building. I have a BS in computer science and still enjoy coding. I'm nonbinary and prefer gender neutral pronouns. Also, I'm married to a cool guy.

Like everyone and their mother, I'm writing a novel series. Mine is fantasy and called the Heartseeker Trilogy. All three books are drafted, but I'm currently focused on finishing the first one, Swordsworn. (And I'm probably slacking. If you're reading this, you have permission to yell at me. ;))

I love to talk about music and am eager to share recommendations. I like folk metal (especially unique stuff--I've grown very picky about the usual "Viking heathen" stuff since there's so much out there), black metal, stoner metal, NWOTHM, dungeon synth, new retro wave, medieval folk and neofolk, and all manners of throat singing.
Some bands I like
Wolfmare, Rotting Christ, Primordial, Goblin Hovel, Pagan Altar, Skyclad, Nine Treasures, Tengger Cavalry, Trollfest, The Sword, Candlemass, Finntroll, Immortal, Bathory, Arany Zoltán, Corvus Corax, Merlin, Lord Lovidicus, Moth Tower, Fief, Borg, Ulk


I mostly RP realistic low fantasy but I'll venture into high fantasy and Renaissance settings as well. I would love to get back into Star Trek-ish scifi. I generally dislike "slice of life" and modern settings. If you like my characters or just want to chat, drop me a line! I'm also a site moderator, and I'm more than happy to help with any RPR-related questions and concerns.

Rave Reviews

If you ever need an example of an artistic person, look no further, Heimdall's the one you need! A fantastic artist, writer and even leatherworker all in one! Heimdall's creativity baffles me every time I lay eyes upon their crafts. Not to mention Heimdall is very friendly and approachable to boot! To be gifted like that is worthy of praise indeed!

Not to mention their excellent taste in music. 10/10 would mosh with! - Pirate
Oh man, where do I even start! Heimdall is simply brilliant. I don't even know where I'd be in RP if I hadn't met her and her little baby, Northkeep.
Also, she has a cat named Gandalf, who was the greatest easter egg I've ever found in a dream! ;p

KUDOS TO YOU, HEIMDALL, MUCHOS KUDOS. <3 - Earendill

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Recent Activity

  • Shinyrainbowlithogra gave Ilmarinen kudos:
    I'm not sure if I've given them kudos or such before, but I'm an admirer of Ilmarinen's work on the site, and I have been for a while! Their moderation seems excellent, they're very kind, and their riddles are delightful. I was really happy to see them a lot during Epic Week, this year and last year!! The name Heimdall was cool but Ilmarinen is also extremely cool so I'll look forward to reminding myself Lol
    Thanks for the hard work! Kind and understanding Creative ideas
    (About 1 week 2 days ago)
  • Ilmarinen replied 2 times to the forum topic Official Contest: Dice Roll Tombola 2022(About 1 week 3 days ago)
  • Heimdall changed their name to Ilmarinen(About 1 week 5 days ago)
  • Ilmarinen replied to the forum topic Official Contest: Dice Roll Tombola 2022(About 3 weeks 14 hours ago)
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