The bunny cloak

This counts as spring/anniversary/easter outfit all in one XD Also, as the “female version” of a very old outfit from Starry Mantle’s blog, Quick as a bunny I’ve always heard this cloak called “the bunny cloak” in all my years of lotro because it’s the only one featuring… well literally a bunny on it. It can’t be dyed so that makes it tricky to match and it has a lot of colors. I’ve been meaning to make an outfit around it for the longest time but kind of forgot the cloak even existed with new cosmetics rolled into the game at almost every festival. The lack of new cosmetic clothes for spring has been a breather, to be honest, I can dedicate my grinding efforts to the upcoming anniversary without feeling festival burnout, and give some love to this very old cloak that existed since the beginning of lotro

shoulders: Pristine Dwarf-make Shoulder Guards, crafted tailor recipe, world drop

chest: Mathom Long-sleeved Dress, olive dye, barter with Mathom hunters rep in Michel Delving

back: loak From the Men of Bree, bartered at Bree-town, Men of Bree vendor rep

Angle Scout

the Angle of Mitheithel was the wedge of land between the rivers of Hoarwell and Loudwater, south of the Trollshaws. It was originally part of Arnor, then annexed to Rhudaur, and later in the thrid age even home for the Stoors, one of the hobbit branches who crossed the Misty Mountains. In the old days, elves established outposts and held their last line of defense during the war of Eregion against Sauron, not all that is left are haunted ruins, much like the remnants of Rhudaur. The Dunedain made their home among such ruins, and together with Elrond’s scouts safeguard this strip of land from any remaining evil threatening to move further into Eriador. This scout is one of them, appointed by Lord Elrond, clad in the colors of the forest, skulking unseen seeking threats to take down. Her equipment is made up of both mannish and elven attire, in a mix that is as practical as it is of good quality

Yup, I decided to go with lotrO lore instead of classic lotr for the background of this outfit. I love the new region, it feels like being transported back in the SoE era of lotro, it has that classic feeling to it while visually an upgrade from old Trollshaws. I just wish we could cross into Eregion from the river… also I finally found a use for this anniversary cloak. Why oh why only a hooded version exists of it?

chest: Lági’s Shiny Cuirass, epic quest reward (the Legacy of Durin, chapter 1.4)

hand: Ceremonial Gauntlets of the Quiet Step, umber dye, cosmetic vendor at the skirmish camp

feet: Ceremonial Boots of the Quiet Step, umber dye, cosmetic vendor at the skirmish camp

back: Hooded Cloak of the Woodland Realm, reward for the 8th year of anniversary

bow: LI, Third Age bow lvl 54

daggers: Blade of Swift Stings, Heroes of the Limlight Gorge barterer, Ally standing

Lorien Gold

 “I sang of leaves, of leaves of gold, and leaves of gold there grew: Of wind I sang, a wind there came and in the branches blew…” Galadriel’s song of Eldamar, Lord of the Rings, Fellowship of the Ring

New year, new outfit! A 2 x 1 at that, all in Lorien Gold. These past 2 years have been difficult all around the world “thanks” to the pandemic, so let’s hope 2022 is a much better year, and that light comes to chase away darkness. For this, I decided to theme these outfits in beautiful Lothlorien, where the golden glow during day time is breathtakingly dreamy. Happy new year to you all!

his outfit:

shoulders:  Embroidered Mantle of the Towers dye, lorien gold, barter from any Mordor Allegiance quartermaster or motes

chest: Padded Waistcoat of the Towers, lorien gold dye, barter from any Mordor Allegiance quartermaster or motes

feet:  Shoes of the Hopeful Melody, lorien gold dye, barter from classic vendor at the skirmish camp

back: Cloak of the Ibis, lorien gold dye, lotro store

her outfit:

shoulders: Supple Wildermore Shoulderpads, lorien gold dye, T8 tailor recipe

chest: Galadriel’s dress, lorien gold, midsummer festival reward

feet: Sturdy elven leather boots, white dye, crafted tailor recipe

The Holly trees of Eregion

‘We have reached the borders of the country that Men call Hollin; many Elves lived here in happier days, when Eregion was its name. […]“― Gandalf in The Fellowship of the Ring, “The Ring Goes South”

Eregion or Hollin was a realm of the Noldor in Eriador during the Second Age, located near the Walls of Moria, under the shadow of the Misty Mountains. It was the only lasting Noldorin realm outside Lindon, before its fall sometimes during the Second Age. The name Eregion is Sindarin for “Land of Holly” (ereg means “holly”). Hollin (from hollin-land) is an old form for “holly”; the region abounded in holly-trees, hence its name.

This elven maid used to call Eregion home, and still remembers the splendor of Ost-in-Edhil and the crafts of the Mirdain of Celebrimbor. Nowadays, none of that remains save ruins and the holly trees, who withstood the passage of time ever green and majestic as always. She dressed in a fashion that resembles them, to feel perhaps at home once more in an otherwise grey and cloudy morning, clinging to her memories of what once was. She dances through the trees, lost in her own thoughts…

I like the new Shire Holly clothes we got this festival, though of course I had to find another meaning for them that wasn’t Shie related XD the holly pattern and color are subdued and discreet enough that these items can be used at any time, not specifically Yule, and that’s what I like most about them

head: Shire Holly crown, Yule festival reward

shoulders: Lore-keeper’s Shoulders, red dye, classic skirmish camp barter

chest: Shire Holly dress, olive dye, Yule festival reward

back: Shire Holly cloak, Yule festival reward

Yule festival 2021 rewards preview

Thankfully, unlike the past harvestmath with no new things, we DO have new things for Yule so here we go! Clothes and handheld first, Shire Holly is the theme

The Steed of the Shire Holly

One cosmetic pet for instance tokens

And house decos for regular and instance tokens

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