Vairë

(from the earliest tales)

Vairë was a Valië and the wife of Mandos, and was responsible for weaving the story of the World.

A different Vairë appeared in Tolkien’s earliest writings. In The Book of Lost Tales, she was an Elf of Tol Eressëa. She and her husband Lindo used to tell the stories that would become the Silmarillion to the human mariner Ælfwine (Eriol). Her role as storyteller might have influenced the naming of Vaire the Vala, responsible for recording the stories of Arda.

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It is indeed Vaire the elven storyteller that I wanted to represent in these screenshots, and not Vaire the Vala.

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Vaire’s story is written in the earliest tales books (The Book of Lost Tales) which means that it is considered to be from J.R.R. Tolkien’s earlier, unrevised writings, so this information can’t necessarily be considered a canon.

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The spring festival has started in LOTRO, and it brought us a new set of cosmetic items, all in beautiful elven style, so I felt appropriate to make and outfit for my beloved elf models, the earliest tales characters are my favorite to depict because Tolkien didn’t write much about them and I can use my unrestrained imagination to bring them to life. This year cosmetics have the Lissuin theme, they are beautiful as they are and I didn’t feel like adding too much to them.

from lotro wiki: ‘Thus the Eldar graced the wedding of Erendis, for love of the people of the Westlands, who were closest in their friendship. Their ship was laden with flowers for the adornment of the feast, so that all that sat there, when evening was come, were crowned with elanor and sweet lissuin whose fragrance brings heart’s ease.” – Unfinished Tales, “Aldarion and Erendis”. The namesake for the festival’s new items, Lissuin (“sweet” or “honey”), is the name of a species of flower native to Tol Eressëa, in the Undying Lands. A number of these blooms were among the flowers brought by the Eldar to Númenor for the wedding of Aldarion and Erendis.’

this outfit goes in pair with Lindo

head: Symbelmyne circlet, spring festival barter

shoulders: Shoulder pads of Resolve, turquoise dye, Ox Clan barter (Dunland) minstrel purple set

chest: Lissuin Dress, turquoise dye, spring festival barter

back: Lissuin Cloak, turquoise dye, spring festival barter

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