Adjacent to the southern border of Lothlórien, Thinglad is defined by its tall, grey trees with twisted, roots that drink deeply from the Great River. The forest is misty and shadowed while the skies are pale and as cheerless as the land itself. Once part of the Golden Wood, Thinglad has become a no man’s land between the elven realm and Rohan in the last 200 years. Mellyrn lost their Golden Leaves, the fauna is wild and more feral than that who dwells within the power of Lady Galadriel, and there is no shortage of orc incursions. yet the protectors of Thinglad have not forsaken their duty, keeping up their defense from the hidden refuge of Haldirith. The Mistwalker skulks the borders of the wood cloaked in the veil of fog that covers the region in the late hours of the night, from which she got her nickname. Silent and swift, her attire is light enough to move about undisturbed and ornate enough to be readily associated with an elf belonging to the Golden Wood. Thinglad may have been forsaken, but no orc will go unpunished by her arrows and her daggers… and sometimes, even Men. The nice thing of this region is that at night there is still enough light to take screenshots without turning on the personal lantern, which is perfect for the theme I wanted here. Sorry (not sorry! :P) for the Dar Narbugud gear spam but I had the itch of making an outfit all centered on it. Plus the cloak matches so well… it is not an issue anymore running that raid, most classes can easily solo it at 120. And from what little I know of the legendary servers the pug scene often runs it still

chest: Breastplate of the Lady’s Power, barter in Caras Galadhon, champion trainer

back: Woven silk cloak of the Towers, belegaer blue dye, barter at the motes quartermaster in the Allegiance Halls

hands: Breastplate of the Lady’s Power, belegaer blue dye, barter in Caras Galadhon, champion trainer

legs: Trousers of the lady’s Foresight, barter in Caras Galadhon, runekeeper trainer

feet: Boots of the Lady’s Power, barter in Caras Galadhon, champion trainer


Thlim Salum

“On these men of the Harp unbidden fell with great eagerness and utterly redeemed the cravenhood of their lord.” The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, The Fall of GondolinThlim Salum or The House of the Harp was one of the twelve noble houses of the Gondolindrim, led by Salgant. Its people were brave warriors, and dressed with tassels of silver and of gold, a silver harp in a black field shone in their blazonry, though Salgant had one of gold. They resisted their coward lord’s orders to stay by him and protect his flee during the Fall of Gondolin, and deserted to aid Glorfindel and the House of the Golden Flower defend the Great Market area of the city. They drove the enemy back into the market as the Orcs pursued Glorfindel, and sadly many of them were burned to death or poisoned by the breath of the Dragons. Salgant himself stayed hidden in his room, it is not known what became of him, maybe he was killed, or was captured and made a buffoon in the halls of Morgoth When imagining of an outfit for the house of the Harp, I thought full gold, like I did for Thlim Losgloriol. And playing a lay with their beautifuly carved wooden harps.
shoulders: Songmaster’s shoulders, barter in Ost Galadh, minstrel

chest: Elven Campaigner’s Armour, gold dye, crafted tier 5 medium

gloves: Spellweaver’s Bracers, gold dye, barter in Galtrev (quartermaster near the rep vendors)

legs: Elven Campaigner’s leggings, gold dye, crafted tier 5 medium

feet: Boots of the Hopeful Melody, gold dye, classic skirmish barter

back: Cloak of the Golden Mallorn, gold dye, lotro store

Farmer’s Faire 2019 rewards preview

Rewards for this year’s Farmer’s Faire. Steeds are the same of last year

Housing decorations

Cosmetic pets

Steel of the Vales

The Beornings, descendant of old Beorn at the time of the Search for Erebor, keep open the passages of the Ford of Carrock and the High Pass in return for tolls, clearing the paths from Dale to Rivendell from evil creatures such as Orcs and Wargs. While they never cared for money nor things made of metal, preferring to live off what nature can give them, keeping the roads open means getting into a skirmish from time to time. And while a Beorning can resort to their arcane art of shapeshifting into a ferocious bear to fight, a good steel axe and a chainmail shirt can be a welcome luxury compared to leather clothes and wooden bats. So this beorning is kitted out in a heavier attire than usual, to better carry out his patrolling duties for the day I like the new gear from the Vales of Anduin… but why oh why it can’t be dyed! I had in mind a different color scheme, more on the brown hues and different pieces of gear, but because of the cloak and shirt, I had limited options…

shoulders: Shoulderpads from the Old Ford, Vales of Anduin quest reward

chest: Breastplate of the Bear-kin, Vales of Anduin quest reward

hands: Gloves of the Wild Hills, barter from Rowan Raspberry

feet: Worn Grimbeorn shoulders, umber dye, beorning class gear

back: Cloak of Swift Travellers, Black Book of Mordor quest reward

The white gull

As the famous song of Legolas goes, “the wind is blowing and the white gulls are crying”. That wasn’t the inspiration for the outfit though, but that I found some of the best white dyeable pieces in the game. Outfit aficionados know how difficult it is to find items that dye a pure white in lotro, 90% of them having a grey base or whatever other color base that results in a washed out color, typically greenish. Not this set! The dyeable parts dye a solid color, and it is so satisfying to see a true white contrast with the steel blue. Pity for the yellow sash, but at least the yellow portion of the helmet matches it. Oh, and high elf dance 3… I find it kind of ridiculous seeing it in live action, but it does make for some cool screenshot poses. Reminded me of a bird in flight, hence the title of the post

head: Padded Coif of the Towers, steel blue dye, barter from quartermasters in Allegiance Halls

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

chest: Breastplate of the Golden Forest Defender, white dye, barter from the Curator

hands: Breastplate of the Golden Forest Defender, white dye, barter from the Curator

feet: Breastplate of the Golden Forest Defender, white dye, barter from the Curator

back: Cloak of Many Worlds, gift from the world consolidation 2015

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