“Penlod perished there in a lane with his back to the wall, and about him many of the men of the Pillar and many of the Tower of the Snow.” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, The Fall of Gondolin
Thlim Climbol or the House of the Pillar was one of the twelve noble Houses of Gondolin. They are only briefly mentioned in the Fall of Gondolin as being united with the House of the Tower of Snow under Penlod, and many perished with their lord, trying to defend the walls of the Hidden City. They were supposedly formed entirely by Noldor, and their symbol was a white tower in deep red fieldI have been more and more cranky regarding the direction Lotro has taken since Mordor about the grind and the token systems that have been piling on top of each other with each new release. Ash then motes than embers than figments… I would be happy to get figments for cosmetics if it wasn’t for the very steep cost that said cosmetics have at their barter npcs. To afford the 3 new pieces of gear you see here, I “ashed” (change the name but it is still Ash) gear that my shelved characters were wearing and I have no intention of levelling past Mordor. No regrets as I really love these cosmetics, but just the cloak alone was 5000 figments. There’s two versions of this set. Yikes. This outfit was originally fitted more the description of the book… but the new version even if “artistically interpreted” is much prettier.
head: Ceremonial Hat of the Written Word, burgundy dye, cosmetic skirmish vendor
shoulders: Shoulders of the Lady’s Secrecy burgundy dye, barter in Caras Galadhon, or Lalia’s Market
chest: Brilliant Forest Defender’s Breastplate, barter for Figment of Splendour at the npc near Bree Boar fountain
hands: Gloves of the Lady’s Secrecy, barter in Caras Galadhon, or Lalia’s Market
feet:Brilliant Forest Defender’s Boots, barter for Figment of Splendour at the npc near Bree Boar fountain
back: Cloak of the Golden Forest Defender, burgundy dye, barter for Figment of Splendour at the npc near Bree Boar fountain