Thlim Galdon

“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 Gondolin32-45 15-56Thlim 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. 22-82This is actually an old post made in 2014. I decided to redo the outfit since in all this time lotro added armour better suited to my need. The old outfit was made of Rohan 85 pieces and malledhrim heavy armour. Now… in the book it says they fight with slings or clubs. We got no slings in lotro and clubs are terribad, so sword will do 😛 and those new animations can’t come soon enough >.<
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: Legolas’ cloak, umber dye, reward from the Scavenger Hunt

On the High Moor



3289If you have been following me for a while, you know of my obsession with the Dar narbugud armour set, and how estatic I am when I manage to get my hands on a new piece XD. This time, it’s the guardian leggings. I stick to light outfit for light classes, leather or traveling outfit for medium classes and armour for heavies most of the time, but these particular leggings I found work for a warden setup, and also the simple chainmail shirt. The shirt at first seemed a bit off with the other pieces, but when I added the scarf, it tied it all together. I also had the cloak here for a while, but never found a match I liked. It is a battered cloak, but the crimson and gold trim also worked with the whole ensemble. There are nasty giant bears and stealthed lynxes on the High Moor after all, it’s not that safe of a place!

Also I can’t wait for Mordor and the new character revamp. Animations  have always been clunky, and this is especially evident on a warden’s skill animations

2122 5337 5632

shoulders: Shoulders of the Mighty Verse, crimson dye, minstrel raid set from Vile Maw

chest: Elven steel jacket, Rivendell heavy armour vendor

gloves: Gloves of the Tireless Sentinel, crimson dye, Draigoch raid set barter in Galtrev

legs: Leggings of the Lady’s Defence, crimson dye, Dar Narbugud guardian set, barter in Caras Galadhon

feet: Berserker boots, crimson dye, chambion set barter in Ost Galadh

back: Recovered cloak of the Rangers, crimson dye, reward for the quest chain “Ashes and Stars”

10 year Lotroversary

Happy 10 year Lotro! The anniversary event just launched, and with it many novelties, from cosmetics to a new series of Scavenger hunt quests, set up as episodic conten in a similar fashion to the Bingo Boffin weekly quests. These quests gift both housing cosmetics and cosmetic pets, in this post though I will list the “classic” rewards. This year, the theme is the dragon, I supposed based on the great celebration for Bilbo’s Birthday at the Party Tree, in which Merry and Pippin lit Gandalf’s Majestic dragon fireworks

starting with clothes, dragon style

a dragon style horse, plus warsteed cosmetics

kites and gift versions of the cosmetics

Midnight Sky

“O stars that in the Sunless Year
With shining hand by her were sown,
In Windy fields now bright and clear
We see your silver blossom blown!”

– Hymn to Elbereth

403927585149 It is well known that the Eles love Above all the light of the Stars, and when the Sun and Moon first were sent to their course in the sky, they revered Moon the most. Both the Stars and the Moon are represented in the garb of this warden, on her hauberk and shield, gold studs against midnight blue background, and on her cloak a crescent moon. Perhaps she is waiting to see it rise from behind the mountains, perhaps she is admiring the light of Menelmacar, the Swordsman of the Sky524002192349I really like this shield, and it’s golden counterpart. These are part of the cosmetic rewards that came out with U20. The shields in particular can be obtained with friend status with the Master-armourer faction. Now… while I am glad the cosmetics specifically are at friend status, this new set of dailies and grind I do not like. Not only people who want to barter from different factions have to go through the rigmarole of maxing them all, but if you have only one character who is a crafter, it will take you a heck of a long time. Also, the barter items share the same items needed for advancing reputation, so you have to choose one or the other. The shield here costed 40 teal and 10 gold tokens for the Armourer faction. That is a lot. I am also starting to get burned out by dailies, in fact I do them when the whim strikes me. The horse reward for maxing out all rep factions might be a good enough motivation to do dailies (I liked the Steed of the Moth a lot and got it for most of my characters) I’d like to see a picture of it. That said, I do love this shield, and I may do another outfit for it’s golden counterpart 🙂

head: High Warden’s helm, ered luin blue dye, barter in Ost Galadh (same look of the warden’s helm from the Dar Narbugud raid set)

shoulders: Songmaster’s shoulders, ered luin blue dye, barter in Ost Galadh (same look of the minstrel’s shoulders from the Dar Narbugud raid set)

chest: Hauberk of the Mirrormere, ered luin blue dye, lotro store

gloves: Gloves of the Lady’s power, ered luin blue dye, Dar Narbugud champion set, barter in Caras Galadhon

feet: Berseker’s boots, ered luin blue dye, barter in Ost Galadh (same look of the champion’s boots from the Dar Narbugud raid set)

back: Hoh-Dreng, ered luin blue dye, Dunland quest reward, barter with dunland rep faction

shield: Shield of the Midnight Sky, barter in Haerondir, Master Armourer faction

Spring festival 2017 preview

It’s here! Ethuilwereth, the spring festival once again in Lotro (plus the new update so much to do and so much to grind!). I am very very pleased with this year cosmetics, it seems the art team was given some funds and they put them to good use. Let’s go in order:

Not one, but 3 dresses! The dresses follow the classic lotro style of years ago, long sleeved, short sleeved, sleeveless. I showed one only since that is the only difference. And the cloak, it is beautifully colored, and you can’t see it from the screens, but like the Draigoch cloak, it is iridescent. The wings change from purple to bluish hues


the horse. The caparison is stunning! And it comes with separate warsteed cosmetics


then we have gift versions of the dress and cloak. The normal barter ones are account bound


new kites!

not new dyes, but they rotated. Last year Bullroarer green and Shire plum were token barter, this time Lavender and Dark purple are token barter, the other 2 mithril coin

%d bloggers like this: