Randirchol

14655122Randirchol is a beautiful cloak, it has a chance to drop from the loot of the Mistress of Pestilence in Dar Narbugud. It has just one problem… it is undyeable (edit: a viewer informed me there is a hoodless version of this cloak in Ettenmoors, thanks Earnuil!)
((edit 2: the cloak is available hoodless at Lalia’s!)). Because of the White Tree symbol on it, I paired with the full Nadhin armour. I wanted to dye it belegaer blue, but it was too light and the blue just not the right hue for it. And navy didn’t match the blue hue of the cloak. So white it was. I know, I used the Belfalas homestead in my last outfit setting too, but the place is too pretty! And it just fits perfectly this outfit for a man of Gondor. If I’m not mistaken, this cloak can be bought at Lalia too. Randirchol means cloak of the wanderer in sindarin (randir-wanderer/traveller, and coll-cloak)461625431006
chest: Heavy Nadhin Armour, white dye, barter in Dol Amroth

shoulders: Heavy Nadhin Shoulders, white dye, barter in Dol Amroth

hands: Heavy Nadhin Gauntlets, white dye, barter in Dol Amroth

feet: Heavy Nadhin Boots, white dye, barter in Dol Amroth

back: Randirchol, drop from the Mistress of Pestilence in Dar Narbugud, or barter in Ettenmoors, hoodless version in Lalia’s market

Steed of the Eldar

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There is an interesting promotion going on right now, for VIP accounts on lotro. From today, February 6th, to March 13th, VIP accounts and lifetime members will receive a gift, the Steed of the Eldar, Account wide mount, 68% speed, plus warsteed cosmetics available for every character, including future ones, forever. If you are not VIP, you can activate your subscription during the time between February 6th and March 13th, and receive the gift. More details in the link http://www.lotro.com/en/vipgift

Raun ‘ni Belegaer

30-5910-78Raun ‘ni Belegaer means Pilgrimage to the Sea. As the Third Age is ending, and the time of the Elves is no more, the Firstborn Children of Iluvatar leave Middle Earth, passing the torch to the dominion of Men. They journey West, to the Grey Havens to take the Straight Road for the blessed realm, never to return. Leaving ages of hardships behind, it is a long awaited relief. It is for this elf maiden, who just arrived in Mithlond following the call of the sea. She seems content to set sail for Valinor, where she knows she will be reunited with her long lost family, friends and love. She even donned a traveling suit in the colour of Belegaer, the great sea. Staring at the horizon, watching ships sail, she will soon embark on hers.00-60Belegaer blue is my new fvourite dye. It is a beautiful pastel blue that was much needed in the lotro palette, Ered Luin blue and Steel blue being so dark, and Evendim and Sea blue being so bright, this one is the right middle ground. And if you noticed in some pieces of armour we already had this colour, notably the Dar Narbugud sets. While I am sad it is just a temporary dye (meaning only available at festivals) it is my only complaint XD. Also, I found out that the /drive emote is a better “look” emote than the actual /look and /lookaround41-3802-45

chest: Assault Armour of the Deep, belegaer blue dye, crafted tier 8 light set

gloves: Assault Gloves of the Deep, belegaer blue dye, crafted tier 8 light set

feet: Threadbare Shoes of the Dunland Healer, belegaer blue dye, Dunland quest reward

back: Cloak of the Ibis, belegaer blue dye, lotro store

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…

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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

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

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last but not least, the new dyes

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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

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