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…


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


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


last but not least, the new dyes


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

Fall Festival 2016 rewards preview

With U19 also Iavasmereth launched! there are so many things to do in this new update, and so many new rewards too! Let’s start from the clothing. Red to show dyeable areas (would that the horrible undyeable green could be dyed)

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next, the steed. And here we have a surprise: a FULL set of warsteed cosmetics to go with it!


and a new pet and kites


there are new dyes rom the vendor in the Bree festival fields



U19 beta 3 armour and cosmetics preview

(a reminder that all on Bullroarer is subject to change before hitting live servers)


U19 is in advanced state of development, and while in the previews two betas the appearance of the new armour was missing, now it is fixed and I can upload all in one go. We have a mix of new designs and resins, and while the reskins could have been drawn better to match the new armour, it is not an eyesore either. It seems like the theme for North Ithilien is the “combat skirt” hehe. I divided the armour and cosmetics in “epic quests reward” and “North Ithilien barter”. All is dyed red to show dyeable areas. Warning: very long post!

The cloaks reward for the epic quests are purple and teal, since they share looks, I showed the purple only and they are undyeable so far. The respective order is light, medium, heavy

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next, the North Ithilien barter items. There are improved versions of the Throne of the Dread Terror raid armour, but they have the same skin as always. The novelties are in the housing and the new “flower picking” token system, and the things to barter for are A LOT. The system is based on picking specific flowers in the new region, which give “extracts” of different colours. We can exchange the extracts with armour and cosmetics. The order again is light, medium, heavy


and the cosmetics and housing decorations. I love the fox mask!

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