I’ve always liked the Mythic Legions’ Otho head, but I never cared for how it was used. That head has so much personality that it felt like a waste to pop it on the simple knight body that it originally came with. At one point, I used this head to make a custom barbarian figure, but it always felt out of place among my other barbarians, who all had more of that Viking / Northlord feel. Looking for a better way to use this head, I ended up creating a new series I called the "Traveling Magi". Loosely based on the "3 Magi" (or 3 Wise Men, 3 Kings, etc.) from the biblical story of the first Christmas, I imagined these characters as warrior scholars from exotic lands. Be sure to also view the entries for the other 2 Magi, Gasper and Melichor.
This figure obviously started with the Otho head. I placed that on a Cador body. While not an exact match, the skin tone on Cador is actually pretty close to Otho and it totally works. The orange armor pieces are from Unkann. Those were parts that had sat in my fodder bin forever. I always thought that they looked odd and inappropriate on Mythic figures, but that strange coloring actually worked great for my exotic warrior scholar and I was thrilled to finally find a use for these pieces! I grabbed a number of belts and arranged them in an interesting pattern across the figure's chest and my custom had really started to take shape!
The rest of this figure's parts came from lines outside of Mythic Legions, including a number of pieces from Lord of the Rings. The backpiece is from the Mumakil Rider, the loin piece is from an uruk-hai, the mace is from Sauron, and the sword/shealth is from a Prolgue Elf Warrior. The finaly touch, the necklack, is from a GI Joe Sigma 6 Snake Eyes.