Spring festival 2017 preview

It’s here! Ethuilwereth, the spring festival once again in Lotro (plus the new update so much to do and so much to grind!). I am very very pleased with this year cosmetics, it seems the art team was given some funds and they put them to good use. Let’s go in order:

Not one, but 3 dresses! The dresses follow the classic lotro style of years ago, long sleeved, short sleeved, sleeveless. I showed one only since that is the only difference. And the cloak, it is beautifully colored, and you can’t see it from the screens, but like the Draigoch cloak, it is iridescent. The wings change from purple to bluish hues

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the horse. The caparison is stunning! And it comes with separate warsteed cosmetics

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then we have gift versions of the dress and cloak. The normal barter ones are account bound

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new kites!

not new dyes, but they rotated. Last year Bullroarer green and Shire plum were token barter, this time Lavender and Dark purple are token barter, the other 2 mithril coin

Hunter of the Ashen Wastes

26-183641Angmar is a sickly region, barren and inhabited by fell creatures. While the Southern parts still present somewhat normal landscape and vegetation, the more one travels north, the more corrupted the land becomes. The North and the east are terrible to behold, with rifts filled with spiders, wargs, orcs and undead creatures. It is also the land where is the headquarter of the Witchking: Carn Dum, and its smaller liutenant’s Towers. But in this dread-filled land, there are still a few bastions of hope to be found. This hunter aids the refuge of Gath Forthnir, a Ranger outpost situated east f Carn Dum. Her clothing befits the path she is patrolling, Grey leather to blend with the jagged hills, light enough to move with speed, and sturdy enough to resist spider bites. Her eagle-shaped mask both serves as camouflage and protection against harder blows.
10201796The mask is definitely the main piece in this outfit. The shape is unique and it is a barter item from the hunter trader in Moria, for a Platinum Coin of Spirit. The coin is a drop from the raid Vile Maw. Once upon a time the same mask could be bartered in the Ettenmoors and it dyed differently than this one, but since the change in moors gear, it is no longer obtainable. You can see it in this outfit from Cosmetic Lotro
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head: Helm of the Great Bow, grey dye, barter with Platinum Coin of Spirit (drop from Vile Maw raid in Moria)

chest: Jacket of the Winding Road, grey dye, Great River quest reward

hands: Gauntlets of the Hidden Paths, grey dye, Great River quest reward

legs: Earthen Leggings, grey dye, Great River quest reward

feet: Reclaimed Nobleman’s Shoes, grey dye, Great River quest reward, light armour

back: Cloak of the Unwelcomed guest, grey dye, Great River quest reward

bow: Legendary Third Age bow lvl 54, drop from any mob at that level in Moria

Randirchol

14655122Randirchol is a beautiful cloak, it has a chance to drop from the loot of the Mistress of Pestilence in Dar Narbugud. It has just one problem… it is undyeable (edit: a viewer informed me there is a hoodless version of this cloak in Ettenmoors, thanks Earnuil!)
((edit 2: the cloak is available hoodless at Lalia’s!)). Because of the White Tree symbol on it, I paired with the full Nadhin armour. I wanted to dye it belegaer blue, but it was too light and the blue just not the right hue for it. And navy didn’t match the blue hue of the cloak. So white it was. I know, I used the Belfalas homestead in my last outfit setting too, but the place is too pretty! And it just fits perfectly this outfit for a man of Gondor. If I’m not mistaken, this cloak can be bought at Lalia too. Randirchol means cloak of the wanderer in sindarin (randir-wanderer/traveller, and coll-cloak)461625431006
chest: Heavy Nadhin Armour, white dye, barter in Dol Amroth

shoulders: Heavy Nadhin Shoulders, white dye, barter in Dol Amroth

hands: Heavy Nadhin Gauntlets, white dye, barter in Dol Amroth

feet: Heavy Nadhin Boots, white dye, barter in Dol Amroth

back: Randirchol, drop from the Mistress of Pestilence in Dar Narbugud, or barter in Ettenmoors, hoodless version in Lalia’s market

Steed of the Eldar

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There is an interesting promotion going on right now, for VIP accounts on lotro. From today, February 6th, to March 13th, VIP accounts and lifetime members will receive a gift, the Steed of the Eldar, Account wide mount, 68% speed, plus warsteed cosmetics available for every character, including future ones, forever. If you are not VIP, you can activate your subscription during the time between February 6th and March 13th, and receive the gift. More details in the link http://www.lotro.com/en/vipgift

Raun ‘ni Belegaer

30-5910-78Raun ‘ni Belegaer means Pilgrimage to the Sea. As the Third Age is ending, and the time of the Elves is no more, the Firstborn Children of Iluvatar leave Middle Earth, passing the torch to the dominion of Men. They journey West, to the Grey Havens to take the Straight Road for the blessed realm, never to return. Leaving ages of hardships behind, it is a long awaited relief. It is for this elf maiden, who just arrived in Mithlond following the call of the sea. She seems content to set sail for Valinor, where she knows she will be reunited with her long lost family, friends and love. She even donned a traveling suit in the colour of Belegaer, the great sea. Staring at the horizon, watching ships sail, she will soon embark on hers.00-60Belegaer blue is my new fvourite dye. It is a beautiful pastel blue that was much needed in the lotro palette, Ered Luin blue and Steel blue being so dark, and Evendim and Sea blue being so bright, this one is the right middle ground. And if you noticed in some pieces of armour we already had this colour, notably the Dar Narbugud sets. While I am sad it is just a temporary dye (meaning only available at festivals) it is my only complaint XD. Also, I found out that the /drive emote is a better “look” emote than the actual /look and /lookaround41-3802-45

chest: Assault Armour of the Deep, belegaer blue dye, crafted tier 8 light set

gloves: Assault Gloves of the Deep, belegaer blue dye, crafted tier 8 light set

feet: Threadbare Shoes of the Dunland Healer, belegaer blue dye, Dunland quest reward

back: Cloak of the Ibis, belegaer blue dye, lotro store

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