Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Natasla (Champions: Return to Arms)

Natasla: Barefoot, bewitching and bitchy.

Back in the PS2 days, I loved the Champions of Norrath series. It was a nice Diablo-esque action RPG which had great graphics, addictive dungeon crawling hack-and-slash gameplay and... babes. In fact, you could customize the human or elf babe of your choice and have them run around in their undies and bare feet if you wanted. Of course this had its disadvantages- for one thing, you could easily get killed by running around armor-less (but going barefoot wasn't too bad), and the default view was a bit too zoomed out to enjoy your barefoot heroine's soles.

Natasla on the cover art for Champions: Return to Arms.

Anyway, aside from all the nameless adventurers this series let you spawn, the sequel game- Champions: Return to Arms gave us (at least at first) what appeared to be a sexy, barefoot hottie in the form of the dark sorceress Natasla. Seemingly the evil counterpart of Everquest's goody-two shoes elven icon Firiona Vey, Natasla tantalized adventurers to join the dark side early on in the game. Of course, any foot fan would surely pledge their allegiance to the barefoot sorceress immediately is she simply dangled and waved her flawless bare soles and toes before them (along with showers of kisses on her delectable digits as well).

A barefoot Natasla in an early screenshot of the game. The final version would sadly have her wearing boots.

Unfortunately, while Natasla is indeed barefoot in various illustrations and art for the game- notably the game's cover art, where the barefoot vixen is shown clashing with some generic warrior- apparently her design eventually changed with the final release version of the game. Ultimately, Natasla was given thigh-high boots, making for a decidedly less enticing temptress (save for leather boot fetishists, I guess). In any case, you never really interact much with her, save for that one 'choose your allegiance' scene.
But at least we do have several pieces of lovely art to inspire us and let images of Natasla's feet waving tantalizingly in front of our faces. Surely this diabolical diva is one barefoot game babe whom us foot fans will readily service with foot massages and kisses on every toe and sole, spellbound or not. Ah, barefoot villainesses... so tempting indeed!

Natasla leading the forces of darkness.

The sexy, barefoot Natasla tussles with Firiona Vey for the soles, er, souls of gamers...


  1. This is rather nice. Also, I thought the game was underrated too.

    Great post, Sole Keeper. Glad we can be pals again. :)

  2. O_O An evil barefoot sorceress. That's incredibly hot. ^_^ Great Post Sole Keeper.

  3. No one still hasn't figured out why
    Natasla turned evil.