The Dome of Stars was the great hall in the King’s city of Osgiliath, capital of Gondor, built on top of the great bridge across the Anduin, and where the chief palantír, the Osgiliath-stone was housed. from there the King of Gndor could look into the stone and reach the farthest corners of both Arnor and Gondor, communicating with the other Seeing-stones in custody of the two realms.
The Tower of the Dome of Osgiliath was destroyed during the civil war of the Kin-strife in T.A. 1437. This war begun when King Valacar of Gondor, son of Rómendacil II married a princess of the Northmen of Rhovanion, Vidumavi, instead of a gondorian noblewoman as tradition. She bore him a son Eldacar, but many Gondorians were against this mixing of lesser blood, and the coastal provinces rebelled when Valacar grew old. During Eldacar’s rule, the rebels of the coast arose led by a distant relative of his, Castamir who in 1437 usurped the throne, forcing Eldacar into exile. During the rebellion Osgiliath was burned, and the Dome of Stars was lost, together with its palantír.
A decade later, Eldacar returned with an army from Rhovanion, at the same time when a rebellion against Castamir’s cruel rule took place. Eldacar slew him at the Battle of the Crossings of Erui, but the Usurper’s sons and supporters fled south to the Haven of Umbar, which later became the capital city of the Corsairs we know today.
Sorry for the lengthy history bit, but I felt it was necessary to add. These are events written in the Appendix A, “The Númenorean Kings”, “Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion” of Lord of the Rings book, a point in the story very fresh to us, since Turbine is weaving them into the recent Epic Books we are experiencing starting from Western Gondor. What do they have to do in this post? Well, we can sneak into Osgiliath and on top of the Dome itself! It is a great place for screens, and since we got themed armour, why not tie everything in a post. (at least I tried lol). The robe here is a drop from Ruined City at tier 2. The new classic instances each have a chance to drop a box of armour appropriate for your class, with stat bonuses and not slots for essences. The shape is the same as the Morgul Crest armour, but the looks are very different. The one here is for light classes, it does look like a heavy robe mainly because it warps the body a little (you can see the shoulders clip as the body becomes bulkier) but other than that, it is very pretty, and its default color is powder blue! I have long been hoping hat we get such colour as a dye…
I can see this kind of robe being worn by noblemen of Gondor, with the start-studs in the leather belt and the embroidery on the chest like white tree branches. I matched it with other pieces that have the same hue of blue
the pedestal of the Palantir will be forever empty…
Another thing I am very happy about is the ability to hide weapons when not in combat. I could not do some animations for screens since they require you to wear weapons in order to perform, but the problem is gone now
shoulders: Shoulder pads of Thelin, Minstrel teal armour barter at Ox Clan Camp
chest: Armour of Osgiliath’s Fury, drop from Ruined city tier 2
hands: Extravagant festival gloves, black dye, Yule festival reward
feet: High Warden’s boots, barter in Ost Galadh, warden trainer
back: Windsinger’s cloak, burgundy dye, lotro store