Yavanna was one of the Aratar and was next to Varda in reverence. She was the elder “sister” of Vána and the consort of Aulë. She was responsible for all things that grew in the earth, from the towering trees to the moss on the rocks. Most notably, she is the “mother” and creator of the Two Trees in Valinor, Laurelin and Telperion, and of the Shepherds of the Trees aka Ents. Her husband is Aule, the Smith of the Valar. Yavanna means “Giver of Fruits” in Quenya. The name is a compound of yávë (“fuit”) and anna (“gift”). Her epithet Kementári means “Queen of the Earth”.
Her usual form was that of a tall woman robed in green. She has also been seen in the form of a tall tree growing from the waters of Ulmo to the winds of Manwe spilling golden dew from her branches, which made the barren earth green with corn (from Tolkien Gateway) It’s been a minute since I felt inspired to make an outfit with rewards from a festival right off the bat. I do collect new rewards every festival, but the magic waned with the years when it came to make outfits out of them. But boy oh boy are the dresses from the midsummer festival beautiful. Sooo many people were already wearing them all around Minas Tirith. This one especially it is almost fairy-like. I love the gradient when the purple is paired with a contrasting color; I’d like to use the male outfit as well, but I don’t really like it in black and hope it gets fixed so we can change its color soon
head: Symbelmyne circlet, spring festival rewards
shoulders: Supple Wildermore shoulderpads of Insight, dark purple dye, crafted tailor recipe
chest: Arwen’s dinner dress, bullroarer green dye, Midsummer festival reward
back: Bridal veil, bullroarer green dye, Midsummer festival reward
Oh dear oh dear. With the new update today comes a new epic book, Arwen’s and Aragorn’s wedding, and most importantly a brand new yearly festival! The Midsummer festival is held in a separate instance of Minas Tirith, and offers a looooot of stuff to barter for. There is a new festival currency, and sadly old tokens can’t be traded for new ones. We all start from 0! And here’s the first preview for the first year of Midsummer.
in order, Arwen’s veil, bride’s dress, Galadriel’s dress and Arwen’s dinner dress, and the groom’s suit dyed red
we have not one, not two, but 4 new horses with relative warasteed cosmetics. From top to bottom, Blackroot, Lebennin, Lamedon and Lossarnach horses
then we have the pets and a kite, plus 2 fireworks
and a lot, a LOT, A LOT of house decorations
The Vanya were the smallest of the original elven clans, all of them followed Orome to Valinor, revelling in living near the Valar at the foot of Taniquetil and no pure blooded Vanya was ever seen again in Middle Earth until the War of Wrath at the end of the First Age, in which they joined the Host of the West and no pure blooded Vanya decided to stay after.
In the War of Wrath they held white banners and it is said they preferred spears instead of swords and bows (from “The Lost Road and Other Writings”; Qunta Silmarillion), In an early version of the Legendarium, they are also called the “Spear-elves” so that’s the vibe I went for in this outfit. Their most prominent characteristic is their blond hair, which is why I decided against a helmet in favor of showing them beautiful golden locks… as to which shade of gold well, I actually picture them wearing more “delicate” shades of the color rather than blinding-bright plate armour so shire peach worked great for the look I wanted
head: Reclaimed Circlet of the Diplomat, crimson dye, Erebor quest reward
shoulders: Autumn Leafmail shoulders, burgundy dye, harvest math festival reward
chest: Defender’s chest plate of the Rising Moon, shire peach dye, crafted, heavy armor (recipe barter from Minas Morgul vendor)
hands: Brilliant Forest defender’s gloves, crimson dye, barter from the Curator npc
feet: Thick Sabayons of the Towers, barter for Motes at any Allegiance vendor
back: Hoodless Cloak of the Guiding Direction, barter for Ithilien phials at the Henneth Annun vendor
hoo boy, while the Anniversary is a bit stingy in terms of outfits, we have some good stuff in the new region! The look of armour and cosmetic outfit is a mix of rohirrim and hobbit ancestry (holbytla) and it looks nicely rugged (oxymoron I know). The pictures listed are respectively for heavy, medium and light sets, plus cloak. Barterable at friendly reputation
the Holbytla cosmetics, starting with hats
Holbytla dress, tunic and pants
Lotro is 13 years old as of today, a pretty good longevity as far as MMOs go. Happy birthday! With it comes the anniversary celebration, and a new set of rewards. I quite like the look of the outfit, even if turning of the gaudy side (except the helmet, headgear in lotro has always been ridiculous imo) I also like the creative direction the art team has taken with cloak design lately, first with the bifurcated cloak tail for seasonal festivals and now this. Variety is always good!