Thlim Gothodrum

“And they won the greatest glory of all those fair houses in that struggle against doom.” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, The Fall of Gondolin3682 1489Thlim Gothodrum or The House of the Hammer of Wrath was one of the 12 noble Houses of Gondolin, its elf Lord was Rog. Smiths and craftsmen were for the most part in this House, as well as those thralls of Morgoth who miraculously managed to escape from the dungeons of Angband. They revered Aulë most of all the Valar. In battle they carried great war hammers and heavy shields, their symbol was the stricken anvil and a hammer that smites sparks about it; it was also carved in their shields, and they wore armour in black and red. They had a great hatred for Morgoth and the Balrogs, carried on by their flaming temper and anger and during the Fall of Gondolin they were the first host of elves to slay a great number of the fell beasts, but all of them perished in that battle when together with the Balrogs a large number of fire drakes was unleashed upon them.4298I decided to remake screnshots (and in some cases the whole post) about the Houses of Gondolin, as High Elves will come to us today. I like their looks and the looks of Mordor armour, so for me re-making these posts is the better option. This comes from beta as the armour I used is not in game yet, and probably won’t until the ew raid and instance clusters are announced. It is a teal set called Medium dps T3 (nameless) but as it will be released, I’ll update the post again. I love it, and much more fitting than the old outfit, which was made up of the ToO warden armour, Cloak of the Deep from skirm camp, and the dyeable ToO pieces from Lalia’s. This is how I Envision Rog to be. While the description says they had shields as well, I did not like any of the new shields, and of the old one none really matched the whole colours. There is a cloak with hammer and anvil, but I don’t like it… take these outfits as a personal interpretatio, I make do with what we have in lotro 😛4047 1389

head: Helm of the Wall Warden, burgundy dye, classic skirmish camp trader

shoulders: Reinforced Shoulders of Tier 3 dps, burgundy dye, mordor armour (beta)

chest: Reinforced Hauberk of Tier 3 dps, burgundy dye, mordor armour (beta)

gloves: Reinforced Gloves of Tier 3 dps, burgundy dye, mordor armour (beta)

feet: Battle Leader’s boots, burgundy dye, classic skirmish barter

back: Wrap of the warden, burgundy dye, barter with Warden of Annuminas, kindred

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Update 21 Mordor armour preview

So, at round 5 of beta, we have the looks for some of the new armour sets in Mordor. As I understand it tree are some sets that still needs their appearance. But most green and purple sets have it. There are more than 2 sets to test in beta, but only two looks across the sets, that change just by default color. I will list here from light to medium. Some of it clips through the avatars (nothing new), most of it looks beautifully elvish!

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medium
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heavy

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blog update

Hello hello! This is just a quick note to say I am tinkering with the Categories section of the blog, you’ll find it at the bottom of the page. I added a couple of categories that I should have done a long time ago and were very much needed, the “colours” and “preview”, and I deleted a couple unnused categories. Plus added the tag clouds. If you find any broken links or missing posts or images, please let me know and I’ll fix it. It can get confusing when sorting out years of outfits @_@

Light patrol

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Featuring leggings one never sees because they are covered by the respective robe. I wanted to make an outfit that would look good for a scout, but not using strictly medium armour. There is only one medium piece here in fact, though the gloves are heavy ones 😛

In lotro, there are a few leggings designs that are rarely seen in game, mostly because they are part of a set that uses robes for chest piece, and these nice designs are hidden by it. The ones I used here are loremaster leggings (you guessed it, from the Dar Narbugud set). The look of them to me feels like it can go perfectly well for a more hunter outfit as well. The default color is also quite unique, the whole ensemble matches Thinglad pretty well hehe

547819894061head: Lesser Arrow of the West helmet, white dye, barter in Harndirion

chest: Rock climber armour, gold dye, tailor crafted tier6 light armour

hands: Gloves of the Lady’s Power, white dye, Dar Narbugud champion set barter in Caras Galadhon

leggings: Leggings of the Lady’s Wisdom, Dar Narbugud loremaster set barter in Caras Galadhon

feet: Gardener’s boots, gold dye, Farmer’s Faire reward

Summer festival 2017 rewards preview

It’s here it’s here, another year another Summerfest 🙂 For this summerfest, we find yet more novelties in the rewards, and no novelty in the way tokens are obtained. Summerfest is notoriously the grindiest of them all, aside Inn Leage and Ale Association, there is not a way to get tokens “fast”. There are the fishing quests, but there is an element of rng to them that I quite don’t like. Anyway, let’s go to the rewards. This year’s theme is sunflowers. We get new kites and an emote, and some… colorful clothes XD (edit 08/10/17 cloak and dress added)

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(edit 10/8/17: Sunflower cloak, Long-short-sleevless Sunflower dresses at 15 token each)

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I LOVE the mane and tail of this steed, they look puffy! And the basket of flowers which is a nice touch
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the dyes. They are not new, but they are cycled in the mithril coin/festival coin wheel

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