Alucardalina Claire, (Alu or Claire for short) is a citizen of the United States of America. Born and raised in a country town, she had time to learn many creative arts such as cooking, writing, sketching, sewing, and interior design. In spite of these arts, Claire opted to spend most of her time playing video games with her three siblings; From the Nintendo to new gen consoles, Claire has grown up playing each and continues to do so.
In search of an MMO that fit her style, Claire went through several titles, from big shot games like World of Warcraft down to small titles like Fiesta and Shaiya, nothing peeked her interest. It was only when she realized the answer was right in front of her (Literally, the soundtrack playing on her desktop)that Guild Wars struck gold in Claire’s heart and she has been playing since.
An all around gamer, her other video game interests include her all time favorite series: Castlevania. Coming in a close second is Guild Wars which is then followed by Skyrim and Touhou Project. Claire often finds time once a year to play through her favorite classics, such as Super Mario 3, Donkey Kong Country, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Spyro the Dragon.
In the real world, Claire is a self employed seamstress and costume commissioner. She enjoys cosplay and video game/anime conventions. She is also a crazy cat lady who loves spending time with her two cats, Sabby (Porsche) and Drift, as well as the spirit of her late cat, Racecar. She also runs a Guild Wars fan site called Project Tyria where she devotes her time to creating beautiful before and after pictures of both Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2. This stemmed from her love for cartography in games. Claire aspires to be a novelist as she works on writing several books at a time.
Her other interests include: Cats, staring at the moon through a telescope, outer space, watching television, creating rings and accessories, spending time with friends and family, running panels at anime/video game conventions, reading, dessert, Chinese history, and music games.