The Elven Boater

Inspiration for this outfit came from a very silly thing… the rope and those circle thingies on the chest piece make me thing of a life buoy… it stands out more with the gear dyed in pastel colors. I should use the new gear we got with Minas Morgul, as it’s the start of a new year and I should perhaps step away from my tried and true for a bit, but even if the chest piece here is not really new, I never used it in an outfit before. Initially I envisioned something for a sailor however I already made several sea themed outfits, so something more subdued like a boater going out on a lake was a better fit. Perhaps not many know or remember the Appendix in Lord of the Rings, lake Evendim was initially inhabited by elves before the men of Arnor came; Galadriel and Celeborn themselves used to spend some time here. They must have needed an elven boater to get around Everswim!

chest: Woven waistcoat of Bard’s Will, epic quest reward or barter from the Quartermaster in Dale

hands: Supple Fangorn gloves of Spirit, belegaer blue dye, crafted light armour (tier9)

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

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

Hobbity cheer

What better time of the year but this to make winter outfits? This outfit is inspired by Starry Mantle’s honoured Yule-friend outfit and by the cloak here, which is just perfect for hobbits. I find that on them, anything they wear becomes cute and looks alright when on any other race it would seem out of place, like in this cloak’s case. I used new-ish pieces from the original design Starry did and was waiting for Winter Home to open to take screens… the new knitted mittens and bonnet from Storvagun would probably be a better match with the beorning scarf but I’d have to grind them tokens first XD

head: Radagast’s hood, belegaer blue dye, Beorning starter armour

shoulders: Grimbeorn’s Shoulders, belegaer blue dye, Beorning starter armour

chest: Robe of Winter Winds, lavender dye, yule festival reward

gloves: Wildermore Survivor’s Light Gloves, belegaer blue dye, barter with People of Wildermore

feet: Ajokoira boots, navy dye, crafted

back: Battle at Frostbluff Cloak, navy blue dye, Seasonal instance barter

Yule festival 2019 rewards preview

merry Yule everybody! This year’s Yule fest just kicked off, and the theme is Ice Flower, which is a pretty name for reskinned cosmetics. The new outfit is indeed a reskin of the Harvestmath one, with a new pattern and I’m very glad that they kept the tail cloak design, modified to suit the colder season. Plus the circlet is really pretty

then we have matching steed

we also have new cosmetics and a couple housing decos from the Seasonal Instance npc (Storvagun fight)

a wolf pet

andd this round of dyes

Minas Tirith Besieged

As we now know, one of the 2 areas explorable in the upcoming Minas Morgul expansion is Mordor Besieged, taking place in the Second Age. In the Third age we instead have Minas Tirith Besieged. I like the play of words and even more that I found an alternative use for this Big Battle: good place for dramatic screenshots! The Osgiliath pvp sets which by now are mostly forgotten since nobody ever plays the respective pvp map are spot on to make an outfit for a Gondorian fighter. And what better match than the cloak and shield from the Osgiliath dungeons!

head: Helm of the Causeway, barter from medium armour quartermaster (Sundering of Osgiliath)

shoulders: Shoulders of the Armoury, barter from heavy armour quartermaster (Sundering of Osgiliath)

chest: Jacket of the Armoury, barter from heavy armour quartermaster (Sundering of Osgiliath)

hands: Gauntlets of the Armoury, barter from heavy armour quartermaster (Sundering of Osgiliath)

feet: Boots of the Armoury, barter from heavy armour quartermaster (Sundering of Osgiliath)

back: Cloak of the Healers, black dye, drop from any Osgiliath instance at tier2

shield: Shield of the Preserver, drop from any Osgiliath instance at tier2

Warden of Eryn Galen

Mirkwood or the Forest of Great Fear was the largest forest in Rhovanion. It was only known by these names in the latter part of the Third Age, having previously been called Greenwood the Great (Sindarin: Eryn Galen). After Sauron’s demise and the start of the Fourth Age it became the Wood of Greenleaves (S: Eryn Lasgalen). Before the Necromancer and the spawns of Shelob made it their lair, Greenwood held true to it’s name, with tall and strong beech trees and pines. The silvan elves might be less wise than their brethren from the Undying Lands, but under the rule of Oropher they prospered and were none the less fierce and dangerous when it came to protect their homeland. It’s been some time since a set of festival cosmetics inspired me right away. The Autumn Traveller set looks great, especially the cloak, and perfect for the theme I was going for. Bullroarer green surprisingly matched the green on the shield just as well, too.

head: Helm of the Lady’s Discernment, barter in Caras Gaaladhon, hunter armour

shoulders: Wynmar’s End, Great River quest reward

chest: Tunic of the Autumn Traveller, bullroarer green dye, harvestmath festival reward

hands: Gloves of the Forbidden Love, walnut brown dye, Great River Quest Reward

legs: Trousers of the Autumn Traveller, bullroarer green dye, harvestmath festival reward

feet: Alculf’s leather boots, umber dye, Great River quest reward

back: Cloak of the Autumn Traveller, bullroarer green dye, harvestmath festival reward

shield: Sergeant-at-arms’ Warden Shield of Adlan – Bartered from the Skirmish Camp

sword: common world drop or find at the Auction

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