In the snowy peaks of the Misty Mountain lay many fortresses and ruins of a past nearly forgotten by the dwarves, but even more remote and forgotten is the testimony of stonework in the frozen north, farthest than any other land, high above and north-west of the lossoth encampment of Kuru-Leirdi stands Kibilzahar. This old fortress is witnessing of a time when dwarves were common in these lands. It has long since laid abandoned, frostbitten but strong it has been towering over the landscape without any living soul walking the battlements. Yet today no living soul is found…but recently other fell shadows have been seen haunting this place (from lotro wiki)This brave dwarf has not forgotten the old tales of his ancestors treading a soil very few ever set foot upon, a long and arduous journey which left even his clothes frozen. Snowflakes and icicles seem to have been permanently stitched to the fabric, the only thing that is not frozen is the furry rim of his cloak and… his beard surprisingly. Not that this dwarf would let a bit of chill get in the way of reclaiming the old fortress for the Longboards once more. Be it the chill of nature or that of dreadful wights
This classifies as a Bullroarer beta outfit for the sole reason that I can’t get the gear on the live servers XD I have been severely behind of dailies, scroll farming, crystal farming, LI farming, basically everything farming with my characters that it would take me an eternity to catch up and be ready to enter a T2 Anvil raid for the armor. While on BR I can just get it from an npc. I am actually not a fan of the anvil raid armour, first because it cannot be dyed, second because it just looks… weird to me. The only one a bit normal looking is the light set which I used here. I think it can look ok paired with other winter-like gear, but personally I feel like this is one of those sets that looks good when it is complete, with just a cloak to give it an extra touch and make it feel really complete. The bearskin cloak fortunately works.
chest: Winterstith hauberk of fortitude
hands: Winterstith gages of fortitude
shoulders: Winterstith camel of fortitude
feet: Winterstith boots of fortitude
back: Bearskin winter cloak, sea blue dye, lotro store
I wish I had more of a preview to give you, but this year’s anniversary rewards are very meagre. One new firework and a set of clothes, everything else is from previous years, no new steed either
“There were those of the Tree, and they were a great house.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, The Fall of Gondolin Thlim Galdon or the House of the Tree was one of the 12 noble Houses of Gondolin, under the leadership of Galdor. They wore green, and carried iron-studded clubs and slings.
During the Fall of Gondolin, they were one of the two main kindreds that first hurled themselves upon the Balrogs and Orcs upon the destruction of the main Gate of the city. They guarded the western entrance to the Arch of Inwë. Many escaped the slaughter with Tuor, and acted as scouts ahead of the women and children, for they had “eyes like cats in the dark”, later established themselves at the Mouths of Sirion. They are often referred to as the People or Folk of Galdor. This is actually an old post made in 2014 and redone in 2017. I decided to redo the outfit again all because of the new cloak. It fits the theme a lot better than the previous one which was solid brown with no ornaments. Now… in the book it says they fight with slings or clubs. We got no slings in lotro and clubs are terribad, so halberd will do 😛
head: Helm of the West Tower, barter in Annuminas
shoulders: Pauldrons of the Reclaimed City, umber dye, North Ithilien quest reward
chest+leggings (it is a onsie): Lacquered chest piece of the Ithilien Captain, barter with the Herbalist in Henneth Annun
hands: Gauntlets of the Lady’s Defence, guardian Dar Narbugud armour barter in Caras Galadhon
feet: Boots of the Lady’s Defence, guardian Dar Narbugud armour barter in Caras Galadhon
back: Cloak of the Forest Defender, umber dye, barter for Figments of splendor
After rainbow-duo chrome shifting cosmetics and flowery goat mounts, I felt like doing a down to earth outfit for a chance. Or as much down to earth as you can get when putting together an outfit for an elf. I didn’t have anything particular in mind with tho, only that I wanted something that would look practical and at the same time fit for pointy ears. Well… armored skirts are practical aren’t they? XD I don’t think I’ve used Anorien gear more than once or twice before, and the reason being that on female models it causes terrible warping of the body. Even on males it looks weird unless race of Men. But the skirt, boots and gloves here have very minimal issues. It is also the first time I used the “dark mossy green dye”. I quite like it, although rather than moss, I’d say it looks olive. More olive than the regular olive dye. Now for the reason of the title… the swords I used for props have a little blade at the end of the hilt. I find it a nice little detail, but makes them dangerous for the wielder too. I featured the same sword in a post before and didn’t notice… I don’t have elven eyes!
chest: Jacket of the Lady’s Secrecy, dark mossy green dye, barter in Caras Galadhon, burglar armour
legs: Leggings of the Anorien Field, dark mossy green dye, Anorien quest reward
hands: Gauntlets of the Anorien Field, dark mossy green dye, Anorien quest reward
feet: Boots of the Anorien Field, dark mossy green dye, Anorien quest reward
back: Hooded Legolas’ cloak, umber dye, Anniversary Scavenger Hunt reward
swords: Maethmagol, champion class quest reward
bow: Ladbeng, Trollshaws quest reward
For this year’s spring festival, we have two novelties. First is a bonnet with pom poms (which I think would look adorable on hobbits) and second the steed is a goat, no doubt to keep in theme with update 23, a dwarf based update all around. The clothing is also inspired by them, namely the foreign Zhelruka clan. As always red dye to show dyeable areas.
The dress has 3 sleeve lengths, I choose the long one
then the goat. And this is probably the one goat I actually like
and lastly, dyes