“Yellow flowers have fared thither and blow ever now about that mound in those unkindly places; but the folk of the Golden Flower wept at its building and might not dry their tears.” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, The Fall of Gondolin Thlim Losglóriol or The House of the Golden Flower was one of the 12 noble Houses of Gondolin. Glorfindel was its Lord, and its symbol was that of a rayed sun, and a golden flower was emblazoned upon the shields of the house members.
When the forces of Angband attacked Gondolin, the hostof the Golden Flower was holding off the enemies in the Great Market area, on the east part of the city, but they got ambushed by a host of Orcs led by Balrogs. They held the Market Place, until the arrival of a fire drake forced them to retreat, their number greatly reduced.
Eventually Balrogs and Dragons who were the strong part of Morgoth’s army breached the walls of Gondolin, and the Golden Flower along with the remaining houses moved towards the Square of the King. Further on their retreat, many lost their lives holding the rear guard for those who fled towards Gondolin’s Secret Way. The few remaining members of the Flower assisted helpless to their Lord’s death during his fight with a Balrog, pulling the beast with him in the depths of a chasm. Thus Glorfindel of the Flower became known as the Balrog Slayer This will probably be the last outfit I will completely remake and make a new post about it, as I like how the rest of them are and they just need new screens. The original 2014 post featured a full set as well, one of the 65 heavy ones from the classic skirmish vendor. Barad Guldur it was. This ensemble may seem a bit “dark” for a House of Golden radiance, but I like it. Considering Glorfindel’s fate in his battle against the Balrog, I can see him wearing something that looks more intimidating than radiant
head: Heronthol, steel blue dye, world drop
shoulders: Invader’s Rivetted Camail, gold dye, drop from Gorgoroth lootboxes
chest: Invader’s Heavy Hauberk, gold dye, Mordor quest reward
hands: Invader’s Gages, gold dye, Mordor quest reward
feet: Expeditionary Boots, gold dye, Mordor quest reward
back: Cloak of the Rescuer, gold dye, Great River quest reward
Here we are with another Harvestmath festival! And I am glad lotro keeps with the autumn theme more than going the halloween way, it fits the world a lot more. Better this year than yesteryear in my personal opinion hehe. While the rewards offered are reskins, and here’s nothing new, the reskins themselves are pretty, simple and clean. The theme is Eldar Autumn (edit: added pic of Gourd Lurker)
horse. It is simpler than past designs, but pretty nonetheless
cosmetic pets. Gourd Lurker is new
There are also the dyes, but those are the same colours we got last Fall
“Now marched these folk to a great playing of their flutes, and the crystal and silver of their array was most lovely to see amid the red light of the fires and the blackness of the ruins.“― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, The Fall of Gondolin Thlim Echtel or the House of the Fountain was one of the 12 noble houses of Gondolin, lead by the elf lord Ecthelion of the Fountain. They were said to find delight in silver and diamonds, and their swords were long and bright and pale. The People of the Fountain of the South, as they were also called, went into battle accompanied by the sweet music of their flutes.
During the Fall of Gondolin in year F.A. 510, they were held in reserve by Turgon, who unleashed them after the Balrogs made a breach in the city walls. They made their entrance from the South part of the city and slew a great number of foes. As Balrogs and Dragons led an army who outnumbered them, the People of the Fountain began retreat towards the Square of the King. It is likely that the survivors of this House soon dissolved it after the death of Ecthelion at the Fountain of the King, since there is no mention of it afterwards.yet another remade outfit. The previous one was all grey and moria silver was not a thing yet. While the old one was true to the silver, I never quite felt like it represented the house. Many people think it a mix of blue and silver and I go with that current too. In this outfit I used more blue than silver, but imo the new crafted heavy armour is beautiful anyway, dyed white. Plus the summerfest shoulders found a useI link here another outfit that represents Thlim Echtel, made by Starry Mantle, do check it out is really good!
head: Runemaker’s circlet, classic skirmish camp vendor
shoulders: Shoulders of the Summer Sea, evendim blue dye, summer festival reward
chest: Chestplate of the Doomfold, evendim blue dye, recipe barter at Udun Foothold, Conquest of Gorgoroth quartermaster
hands: Gauntlets of the Doomfold, evendim blue dye, recipe barter at Udun Foothold, Conquest of Gorgoroth quartermaster
feet: Boots of the Doomfold, evendim blue dye, recipe barter at Udun Foothold, Conquest of Gorgoroth quartermaster
back: Windsinger cloak, evendim blue, lotro store
sword: Thindris, classic skirmish camp vendor
Farmer’s Faire just started, yet another year of helping hobbits with their market problems hehe. This year the cosmetic choices seem few, but there are some news. Most notably, we get a new goat, and farmer’s faire kites for the first time. Let’s start with the cloak (which has a very odd dye pattern because of a greenish base hue, I dyed it red here) and a handheld item
the Harvest Sky goat
“Penlod perished there in a lane with his back to the wall, and about him many of the men of the Pillar and many of the Tower of the Snow.” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, The Fall of GondolinThlim Ith Mindon or the House of the Tower of Snow was one of the 12 noble Houses of the Gondothlim. It was united with the House of the Pillar under the elf lord Penlod and both of the houses perished, along with their leader, when trying to defend the walls of the Hidden City during the Fall of Gondolin. Their symbol is supposed to be a white tower in violet background Yet another total remake of this outfit. The previous one was… a mix of lowbie crafted and world drops which looked ok at the time for the theme, especially a weird pointy helm that looked like a pencil, but pales in comparison to the looks of the Last Alliance preorder armour for Mordor. This new ensemble says “Tower of Snow”. I did not find info as to what weapons they used in battle, buuuuut, since I am reworking this outfit using my new high elf captain as model, I gotta use a halberd. That’s the unique captain weapon after all. Captain’s Arm is my favorite. head: Coruthor, white dye, minstrel class quest reward
shoulders: Shoulders of the Wall Warden, white dye, classic skirmish camp barter
chest: Alliance of the Third Age Hauberk, dark clay dye, Collector or Ultimate Mordor pre-purchase bundle
hands: Alliance of the Third Age Gages, Collector or Ultimate Mordor pre-purchase bundl
feet: Alliance of the Third Age Boots, Collector or Ultimate Mordor pre-purchase bundle
back: Cloak of Many Worlds, server consolidation event reward
halberd: Captain’s Arm, drop from Barad Gularan