Waning summer

41-4138-89The summer season is waning. Days are shortening and the air is cooler, but there is still some time before the warmth of the sun leaves the place to the clouds. So this elf maiden is enjoying the sight of the setting sundays, and dances to them until they will disappear behind the mountains of Imladris58-51Summer festival in lotro is over, and among its novelties, like the kites and emotes, there were new dyes. The one here is Shire peach, a lovely creamy colour which really was missing from the dye palette. We either had gold, which is dark and solid, and yellow… a colour I would say tricky to use, as it is way too bright (like marker pens) or becomes greenish on most clothes. Shire peach is more versatile and easy to mix and match with different kind of clothing, the only downside… is that it required mithril coins to barter for it. However, the new dyes are supposed to rotate between coins and mithril in future festivals, so there might be a chance to get full stacks of it55-9913-54

shoulders: Lesser Arrow of the West shoulders, barter in Harndirion

chest: Gossamer dress, shire peach dye (summer festival barter), cosmetics skirmish camp vendor

Summer Sea

17-5901-7632-64 I love the new rewards for this summer fest. The cloak dyes in a gradient, it is a very pleasant effect, though perhaps it would have been better if the bottom took the dye. The caparison doesn’t have a flat look for once, perhaps a little too bulky (it clips through the horse on the front) but I like the shape. Like the cloak, the upper layer takes the dye, and the little gemstones at the bottom take the dye too. For this outfit, I paired them with a quest reward from West Gondor, a light tunic with the symbol of a Dol Amroth ship (but I pretend it to be an elven ship hehe :P) which has the same blue as the cloak and caparison. But the real surprise are the kites. They have been a welcome novelty and I know many players like them, so hopefully we’ll see more of them in the future!22-25156-32

head: Hood of Night, classic skirmish vendor

chest: Jacket of the great shore, white dye, West Gondor quest reward

hands: Padded gloves of Kingstead, sea blue dye, West Rohan quest reward

feet: Lesser mark of the West Shoes, sea blue dye, barter in Harndirion

back: cloak of the Summer Sea, white dye

handheld: Soaring bird kite, summer festival, barter for 30 mithril coins

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hide, tail and mane: white, lotro store (Steed colour pack 1)

caparison: caparison of the Summer Sea, white dye, lotro store (Equipment dye pack 3)

Summer festival 2016 preview

Summerfest has started! And with it, this year we see a couple novelties that have not been present in the festivities, namely new kind of rewards, and even new quests! But let’s start with the regular. The theme is Summer Sea, and I personally adore the new steed

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as well as the cloak! The way it dies as a gradient is so pleasant, and the shoulders, while not a mantle, look very swan knight like, imo. Red to show dyeable areas

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Cloak of the Summer sea and Shoulders of the Summer Sea, 15 tokens each

next, we have new emotes!
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and new dyes. I am a bit disappointed there is no Belegaer blue…
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On a wing and a wave

59-6439-25Sometimes, an armour set is good as it is, and it doesn’t need to swap pieces with another or even to change colour, like the heavy Faramir set. The white and light blue I think are perfect as it is, and the only two things changed are the shoulders, since the Nadhin ones are wing shaped and added the Silver Star cloak which has the same colours. I aimed for a “ship captain swan knight”, the swan ships docked at Dol Amroth are too pretty to not include them in the concept!
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head: Helm of Faramir’s Faithful, barter in East Gondor (Osgiliath quartermaster vendor)

shoulders: Heavy Nadhin shoulders, evendim blue dye, barter in Dol Amroth

chest: Breastplate of Faramir’s Faithful, barter in East Gondor (Osgiliath quartermaster vendor)

hands: Gauntlets of Faramir’s Faithful, barter in East Gondor (Osgiliath quartermaster vendor)

feet: Steel Boots of Faramir’s Faithful, barter in East Gondor (Osgiliath quartermaster vendor)

back: Cloak of the Silver Star, skirmish cosmetic barter

How to create your personal rainbow

Step 1: Spit your drink!
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Step 2: go: Oooooh pretty!

the new /rainbowfountain emote is too hilarious, lol!

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