I also see South American animal inspirations in the sword. I have always wondered as to the application of the sword in game as well..had two particle effects that are extremely vague and not applied to the skeletal mesh properly. To this day haunts my nightmares. Did you do all of the Epics in Omens or just the ones you've got posted up here? Were the particle effects part of your design or aftereffects? Excellent stuff that truly reinvigorated us during that era and to be honest is the peak of weapon art in MMOs to this day in my opinion.
I have a lot of respect for some of the artists on that game, so ill take what your saying as a compliment.