Steed of the Eldar

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There is an interesting promotion going on right now, for VIP accounts on lotro. From today, February 6th, to March 13th, VIP accounts and lifetime members will receive a gift, the Steed of the Eldar, Account wide mount, 68% speed, plus warsteed cosmetics available for every character, including future ones, forever. If you are not VIP, you can activate your subscription during the time between February 6th and March 13th, and receive the gift. More details in the link http://www.lotro.com/en/vipgift

Raun ‘ni Belegaer

30-5910-78Raun ‘ni Belegaer means Pilgrimage to the Sea. As the Third Age is ending, and the time of the Elves is no more, the Firstborn Children of Iluvatar leave Middle Earth, passing the torch to the dominion of Men. They journey West, to the Grey Havens to take the Straight Road for the blessed realm, never to return. Leaving ages of hardships behind, it is a long awaited relief. It is for this elf maiden, who just arrived in Mithlond following the call of the sea. She seems content to set sail for Valinor, where she knows she will be reunited with her long lost family, friends and love. She even donned a traveling suit in the colour of Belegaer, the great sea. Staring at the horizon, watching ships sail, she will soon embark on hers.00-60Belegaer blue is my new fvourite dye. It is a beautiful pastel blue that was much needed in the lotro palette, Ered Luin blue and Steel blue being so dark, and Evendim and Sea blue being so bright, this one is the right middle ground. And if you noticed in some pieces of armour we already had this colour, notably the Dar Narbugud sets. While I am sad it is just a temporary dye (meaning only available at festivals) it is my only complaint XD. Also, I found out that the /drive emote is a better “look” emote than the actual /look and /lookaround41-3802-45

chest: Assault Armour of the Deep, belegaer blue dye, crafted tier 8 light set

gloves: Assault Gloves of the Deep, belegaer blue dye, crafted tier 8 light set

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

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

Yule festival 2016 cosmetic preview

Yule! Yuletide is here and this year we have quite a lot of new rewards for the festival. Steed, warsteed clothes, kites dyes. As per usual, I’ll start by the robe and cloak, dark green for dyeable areas. I have to say, in my personal opinion they are kinda meh… especially the bathrobe style robe…

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then the steed. Or Santa’s Reindeer? I do like the decorative antlers much more that the lotro store ones. It comes with warsteed cosmetics

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then we have kites. Two are for barter, while the Winter Dove kite and the Snowman kite are in the lotro store

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last but not least, the new dyes

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Stars and Holly

2105 0657 4909 1235 Ost-in-Edhil (S.A. 750 – 1697) was the capital city of Eregion, a region populated by Noldor and Sindar elves in Eriador. It lay where the rivers Sirannon and Glanduin met. First ruled by Galadriel and Celeborn, after they moved to Lorien the rule passed to Celebrimbor, grandson of Feanor. In time the Gwaith-i-Mírdain, a brotherhood of Elven craftsmen, was founded by him. In the year 1200 S.A. a mysterious craftsman named Annatar came to the city, offering his considerable talents. For 400 years the Jewelsmiths learned from him and together forged many Rings of Power. Annatar was, in truth, Sauron, who later returned to Mordor to forge the One Ring, thus the elves realized their foolish mistake of giving him trust. In 1695 the Dark Lord returned, laying waste in the region, as the recount of the War of Elves and Sauron stated. In 1697 Celebrimbor was slain and Ost-in-Edhil completely destroyed. What little was left, was a marred landscape, the only light that of the sun in the day and the stars shining at night, like a curtain over the ruin. Hollies still grew, but nobody lived there anymore. Buildings crumbled, all was silent, and the mythical forges silent…0000…this elf lady is a brave explorer. There is no dread to fear when the canopy above her head is so luminous and beautiful. Foes are nowhere to be seen as she proceeds through the innermost ruins of the elven city… but the Forges are lit. How could this be? Nobody is there, but the fires roar. Who lit them? A memory of the past, or a remnant in the present?454416-12 I love love love this armour set. In natural colours it is perfect for a silvan themed outfit, but in black, it is also suitable for a more “bold” theme, in my opinion. I actually like it more dyed black than any other colour, and I thought it fitting for the setting in the screens. I am slowly but surely collecting flowers for the new armour in North Ithilien, so I will hopefully be able to put some outfits together with the new pieces. In the meantime, vintage never goes out of fashion 😛

chest: Robe of the Lady’s Grace, black dye, minstrel Dar Narbugud set barter in Caras Galadhon

hands: Gloves of the Lady’s Grace, black dye, minstrel Dar Narbugud set barter in Caras Galadhon

legs: Leggings of the Lady’s Grace, black dye, minstrel Dar Narbugud set barter in Caras Galadhon

feet: Boots of the Lady’s Grace, black dye, minstrel Dar Narbugud set barter in Caras Galadhon (share skin with minstrel class barter boots in Ost Galadh)

back: Cloak of the Unwelcomed Guest, black dye, Great River quest reward

shield: Algraig shield of Resilience, barter in Lhanuch

sword: Blade of Unity, epic quest reward Vol.2

Warden of Aelin Veren

75 85 08U19 just launched, and my oh my, isn’t the new area, North ithilien, just gorgeous. North Ithilien in ancient time was called the region of the “gardens of Gondor”. The flora, flowers, trees, and streams are lush and stunning even to this day, despite the building being in crumbles and the forces of Mordor invading. U19 also brought us new armour, quest rewards and barter with interesting shape. The “combat skirt” featured here is one of them, that I feel is perfect for a rangers-wardeny outfit, and so I dressed up my character to match. I hope to make an outfit soon with the new dyes from the festival, but for this one, good old turquoise has the right feel. And it matches with the shield, to which I couldn’t find another green that came close to it. Aelin Veren is one of the crumbled gardens of North Ithilien, despite the ruined state still beautiful with white roses wrapping around the columns and flowers all around580482

shoulders: Shoulders of the Lady’s discernment, turquoise dye, hunter Dar Narbugud raid set barter in Caras Galadhon

chest: Ithilien-weave Armour of the Ambusher, turquoise dye, epic quest reward

hands: Gloves of the Lady’s discernment, turquoise dye, hunter Dar Narbugud raid set barter in Caras Galadhon

feet: Boots of the Lady’s discernment, turquoise dye, hunter Dar Narbugud raid set barter in Caras Galadhon

back: Dextrous Cloak of the Mark, turquoise dye, crafted tailor tier 8

shield: Wildermore War Shield of the Warrior, crafted metalsmith tier 8

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