Reveller of Eryn Lasgalen

There were many people there, elvish-looking folk, all dressed in green and brown and sitting on sawn rings of the felled trees in a great circle. There was a fire in their midst and there were torches fastened to some of the trees round about; but most splendid sight of all: they were eating and drinking and laughing merrily. – J.R.R.Tolkien, the Hobbit, Flies and Spiders

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The Wood elves do not seem to mind throwing a feast under the boughs of darkened Mirkwood, indeed it is their home and they know to avoid immediate danger. They love their wine and their singing and dancing, even more so now that the maliciousness caused by Sauron as the Necromancer has been cleansed, and the wood slowly healing. For indeed Dol Guldur has been razed to the ground, and whispers from the forest speak of new leaves growing and tender flowers blooming. In their cave-home the Wood elves rejoice, rumors of victory, the lamps are lit, the barrels opened, the music played and the dances started, away Mirkwood, welcome Eryn Lasgalen the wood of Green Leaves!So, the new update landed in lotro land yesterday, and with it the BEAUTIFUL Felegoth, hem of the Wood Elves. This new area has a lot of new textures and decorations never seen before, and it is rather big, I kept getting lost navigating to do my quests XD we have new barter items for the house, new armour, and some cosmetics. The tunic here though is from the store, and it fits imo the image of a revelling elf. Exploring Felegoth, it is filled with little details everywhere, npcs talking and playing and bringing the place alive. I can say it is my absolute favorite thing of the whole update. But not all is good, I really wanted to give my revealer elf a fiddle… but the fiddle animation is bugged for male elves, he just stays immobile with the fiddle glued to a hand T_T

A little warning note I have to say is that this tunic has the problem most tunics have since the Riders of Rohan days: it warps the female elf body making the torso and legs very thin and the shoulders ultra wide so most armour clips. All in all though, I am very happy with the colour scheme and the details of the embroidery1923 2621

head: Hat of the Lady’s Grace, Dar Narbugud minstrel armour, barter in Caras Galadhon (same look of the Songmaster’s hat, barter in Ost Galadh)

chest: Courtly Lasgalen Spring Tunic, gold dye, lotro store

hands: Hat of the Lady’s Grace, Dar Narbugud minstrel armour, barter in Caras Galadhon

feet: Threadbare Shoes of the Dunland Healer, ranger green dye, Dunland quest reward

back: Cloak of the Rescuer, Thinglad quest reward

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Doorwarden of Erebor (Bullroarer beta outfit)

The Lonely Mountain, or Erebor, is a mountain in the north-east of Rhovanion, source of the river Running, and a major Dwarven stronghold, the most prominent in the story of Middle Earth in the Third Age, whose life extended well into the Fourth Age. After Thorin led his company of thirteen dwarves and a hobbit of the quest to reclaim it from the dragon Smaug and its culmination with the Battle of the Five Armies, Dain Ironfoot succeeded the defunct Thorin as King Under the Mountain, a position he kept until the great battle of the North at the culmination of the War of the Ring, at the same time in which the last defense of the Free People in the South fought the Battle of the Morannon, aiding the destruction of the One Ring. Dain died in battle in front of the Doors of Erebor, and King Thorin III Stonehelm, his son, ascended to the throne.04771725 This bring us to today, where Erebor has become once again a strong and whealthy fortress of the Dwarves, thriving in trade and craftsmanship, a key point for commerce in the North. Many are those who come and go, many are also the guards who stand vigilant in front of the Kingdom’s Doors. This dwarf is one of the guardians of the doors, his role identified by the huge shield he carries, shaped in the likeness of an iron door. His clothing is fashioned for both parading and protection, the violet and gold hauberk covered by an impressive collar plated in gold and enriched with fur, the long cloak also embroidered with metal. Travelers must stop by him in order to get admittance and pass beyone the giant doors of Erebor4714 4458 What? A dwarf here at Wandering Around Arda? Oh dear! Haha, I have to say this was a good change from my usual themes, and the first time I showcase a dwarf outfit on the blog. But the sight of Dale and Erebor on the test server Bullroarer inspired me. There is some clipping between the shoulders and the cloak, sadly clothing on dwarves tend to clip a lot more than on a man or elf structure. Still I very much like this ensemble, and the violet with the gold. The landscape on Bullroarer’s beta 1 is still unfinished, the inside of Erebor looks like a placeholder, as it is the same hall we have for the Allegiance system, complete with stable npc to go to Mordor. There is no Treasury, no Secret Door, no other passages, and hopefully they will come in future betas. The outside is the same we have in the raid “The Battle for Erebor”. And because I haven’t done a horse and rider outfit in a while, this handsome dwarf is paired with the Steed of Thorin’s Hall. The default color for the horse’s tack is violet, and I like it as is343332744822
shoulders: Stone Reader’s shoulders, Moria raid armour

chest: Dwarf-make hauberk, violet dye, Thorin’s Hall outfitter

hands: Dunland Marcher’s leather gauntlets, violet dye, Dunland quest reward

feet: Trapper’s leather boots, violet dye, Dunland quest reward

back: Heavy cloak of the Abyss, violet dye, barterable raid gear

shield: Stoutwall, skirmish classic vendor

steed_: Steed of Thorin’s Hall

hide:Dun; tail: Blonde, color pack 3 from the lotro store

tack: default Thorin’s Hall caparison

Flowery Simplicity

21030602 Flowery simplicity may sound contraddictory, when we think of something flowery, it usually means embellished. What puts the terms flowery and simplicity together in this outfit then? Well.. the number of items used XD I felt like doing something simple, and there were some new items I had not yet used. The cloak is one of those you get from the Allegiance quests, namely the elf one. It is very decorated, and I don’t really like it in any other colour than the default. The dress from the autumn festival instead dyes beautifully, so I used turquoise to match the undyeable turquoise trim of the cloak. The leafy shoulders are another item that is very.. flamboyant. I could have dyed it turquoise as well, but the look would have been too “heavy” in my opinion, so white they stayed. The dress can be swapped with the autumn hauberk and it would look pretty much the same, save boots needed568652742622

head: Turquoise circlet, summer festival reward

shoulders: Shoulders of the lady’s Power, dar narbugud champion set, barter in Caras Galadhon

chest: Autumn Leafmail dress, turquoise dye, Harvest festival reward

back: Nimble cloak of Enduring Grace, elf Allegiance quest reward

The Penni Tribe

2266 2419Ages ago, when the world was Young and the light of the Stars was all that lit its Surface, the Quendi awoke. The Elves, or Quendi as they called themselves, lived together until the Vala Orome came to bring them to Valinor. Yet not all of them answered the summons. Some, not trusting the Valar decided to remain in Middle Earth. Avari they became, the Unwilling. As the ages passed, it is unknown what happened to most of them. Some say their tribes are extinct, some secluded, but what we know for certain is that some moved from the lands of their Birth to the West, and mingled with the local elves. One of these tribes were the Penni
18343029Penni were one of the only six tribes of the Avari mentioned. They merged with the Wood-elves of the Vales of Anduin. It is suggested that the Penni elves belonged to the Nelyar, and the shift of the sound “PQ kw” to “p” in their own dialect had already occurred among the Lindar clan during the Sundering of the Elves. Probably the tongue shift happened when the Penni tribe started migrating and meeting other elves. The six tribes all had their dialect, and their tribe names all mean “People”, slightly variating per tribe. Penni in fact means People, and all derive from It derives from primitive Quendian “kwendī”, the very first elven speech (thanks Tolkien Gateway)3038 0481Oh, Mordor light gear. When I saw it the first time, I did not know how to classify it. It has a leaf motif on it, yet it is too “dark” to be properly elvish, but not enough “evil” for a bad guy outfit in my personal opinion. It is something in between, so I thought, what could be in between to wear this? The design fit the description of the Penni elves as I imagine them. I think it is the first time I used ashenslades green. And I had to put that woodland crown to use! Same with shoulders. I love them, but they’re very opulent. Also I am using the new avatars. I know there’s some controversy regarding old vs. new look, but for me the new are better

head: Woodland crown, yule festival reward

shoulders: Lore-keeper’s Shoulders, ashenslades green dye, skirmish camp classic vendor

chest: Padded vest of Mordor’s bane, elf Smith barterer in Mordor or Allegiance hubs

hands: Supple gloves of Mordor’s bane, elf Smith barterer in Mordor or Allegiance hubs

feet: Superior shoes of Mordor’s bane, elf Smith barterer in Mordor or Allegiance hubs

back: Woven light cloak of the Expedition’s Vanguard, ashenslades green, elf Smith barterer in Mordor or Allegiance hubs

Yule festival 2017 rewards preview

Ho ho hooooooo! Alright there’s no Santa in Yule, but this year’s festival is rich in novelties, surprisingly! The one most talked about at the moment, being Elk steeds, of which one can be bought fem the store. Let’s jump right into the preview. As always, for the clothing I dyed it red to show dyeable parts. I am disappointed by the Woodland crown, it can’t be dyed, plus the coloring is so dark that it’s hard to discern the branch pattern and it seems like a black shilouette to me. Maybe it’s a bug. (edit: the woodland crown appears brown and silver when actually worn, but it’s black when previewed in the dressing room. Still, dyeable would be nice) I am also not thrilled by the man tunic, modeled after the baggy shape of the Dunedain set, which imo doesn’t flatter any avatar aside the male man models.

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(UPDATE: the woodland crown appears black when previewing in the dressing room. When seen normally worn, it is brown and silver. Still not dyeable)yulecrown

The big novelty, elk mount

Next we have a new house decoration and cosmetic pets instead of kites

if you click on the snowball field it gives snowballsowlhare

Lastly, the dyes are the same as last year, except the mithril coins and tokens are reversed.

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