The folk of the White Wing

“These wore wings as it were of swans or gulls upon their helms, and the emblem of the White Wing was upon their shields.” The Book of Lost Tales, part 2, of the Fall of Gondolin
35533042The House of the White Wing was the smallest of the 12 noble Houses of Gondolin, and it was Tuor’s bodyguard. Tuor, by the will of the Vala Ulmo and guided by the elf Voronwe arrived in Gondolin in First Age 496, and there he remained. He fell in love with King Turgon’s daughter, Idril Celebrindal, and from their union Earendil the mariner will see light in Middle Earth. As written in the Book of Lost Tales, the Gondolindrim treated Tuor like a prince. It is said that “Upon a time the king caused his most cunning artificers to fashion a suit of armour for Tuor as a great gift, and it was made of Noldorin steel overlaid with silver, but his helm was adorned with a device of metal and jewels like two swan-wings, one on either side, and a swan’s wing was wrought on his shield”. “A house was built for him upon the southern walls, for he loved the free airs and liked not the close neigbourhood of other dwellings. There it was his delight often to stand on the battlements at dawn, and folk rejoiced to see the new light catch the wings of his helm.”. The attire of Tuor was presumably slightly modified and adapted to those of his house.4143lets part from the somber outfit of last week and get back into flamboyant attire for this post! XD this is how I envisioned the uniform for Tuor’s bodyguard. I do not think in the game exists a shield with a swan emblazoned in it, but do let me know if there is, or one that comes close. This outfit uses mostly gear from the Ost Dunoth instance cluster. Its appearance is very popular and it makes for a lot of versatile combinations.. Evendim Blue brought it all together4893head: Winged circlet, barter at skirmish camp cosmetic vendor

shoulders: Lesser Voice of the West shoulders, evendim blue dye, barter in Harndirion (Enedwaith)

chest: Ward of the West breastplate, evendim blue dye, barter in Harndirion (Enedwaith)

gloves: Assault gloves of the Deep, evendim blue dye, level 95 crafted tier 9

legs: Ward of the West leggings, evendim blue dye, barter in Harndirion (Enedwaith)

feet: Berseker’s boots, evendim blue dye, champion class barter in Ost Galadh

back: Swan cloak, evendim blue dye, lotro store


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