Saturday, October 7, 2017

Sentinel of the Tomb Hills

My Beorning has certainly come to wear the most atypical of outfits since I made her. At first, I wasn't sure what her particular style would be. Whatever new combination of clothing I liked I had her wear. Long before I stuck to leathery wildnerness-themed gear, I tried hauberks, robes, heavy armor, and dresses. This particular ensemble was one of the earliest she'd worn...and one I hadn't replaced yet. Considering this used a combination of pieces scattered across Eriador, I wasn't exactly sure what image this would portray.

Luckily, after I brought my Beorning out of the intro, I skipped Archet and Combe and brought her questing in Ered Luin. If I hadn't made that decision, I may have scrapped this outfit. While working my way through the Low Lands and into Haudh Lin, I noticed that the coloration and style matched the landscape. I stopped in Emyn Hoedh, after which the outfit was named (Emyn Hoedh being Sindarin for "Tomb Hills"), and tried to develop a story. I decided this would be something worn by a person guarding, preserving, and honoring both the relics and tombs of heroes long buried there...or something like that. I never recorded the background story, as this was made so long ago, but I think that short description captured the story's essence.

This is another of my creations that I've felt to be on the fence. I wasn't disappointed with how it looked, but I wasn't excited either. After all, this blog is for ideas that the community can take and mold into something to personally wear in LOTRO!

Head: Dwarf-make Circlet (Steel blue, LOTRO Store or Anniversary Festival)**
Shoulders: Lesser Ward of the West Shoulder Guards (Steel blue, Harndirion Novice's Quartermester vendor)
Back: Ceremonial Wig-feld (Steel blue, LOTRO Store)***
Chest: Lesser Ward of the West Breastplate (Steel blue, Harndirion Novice's Quartermester vendor)
Legs: Lesser Blade of the West Leggings (Steel blue, Harndirion Novice's Quartermester vendor)
Hands: Forceful War Gauntlets of the Deep (Steel blue, T9 Metalsmith recipe)
Feet: Forceful War Boots of the Deep (Steel blue, T9 Metalsmith recipe)

**Shares skin with the Ceremonial Circlet of the Seven Stars from the cosmetic skirmish camp vendor.
***Can also be found in lootboxes and shares the same as Wig-feld from the level 50 Rift raid.

Saturday, September 16, 2017


Sometimes, I feel like I'm always playing catch up in the LOTRO cosmetics blogosphere. Taking that extended break from game content from the release of U14 (Western Gondor) until U18 (The Battle of Pelennor Fields) due to feeling burned out, I missed out on the opportunity to tinker with the newest cosmetic skins as they were released. I missed out on the Osgilliath sets while that content was relevant (I rarely see the cluster run anymore), the Morgul-crest bartered Faramir sets, and, by the time I caught up story-wise, the Pelennor and Throne sets. I had logged in for that long stretch of time only to make outfits. It's only now, after a significant amount of effort, that I've gotten around to showcasing some of the spectacularly designed U19 gear from the North Ithilien/post-Pelennor quests.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Ashen Wastes

As you may have noticed, I purchased the Ultimate Fan bundle for Mordor. I was doing very well resisting the call of the new and exclusive cosmetics, but as the release date grew closer, I caved and purchased it. So far, I have no regrets. Two sets of exclusive cosmetics--the Alliance and Ash Plains sets--and their respective steeds and war-steed sets, the High Elf, the Aria of the Valar (made a High Elf Captain you'll eventually meet), a housing item that takes the user deep into Mordor, and other things. The expansion content and packages haven't disappointed me yet...and neither have the landscape cosmetics! The new Mordor skins have breathed much needed life into the pool of clothing options.

Saturday, August 5, 2017


With the release of Mordor on Wednesday, Aug 2, I considered uploading some of the combat outfits I would be taking through the Morannon. However, a lack of time for taking and editing screenshots combined with heavy questing and exploration prevented me from doing that. As much as I wanted to show my newest creations, I decided to keep my scheduled outfits as they were. As a result, my Beorning has taken the spotlight with another tribal-themed outfit.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Indomitable Spirit

This year's 10th Anniversary Festival and subsequent Scavenger Hunt has produced some amazing rewards this year. My biggest concern this year was the distinct lack of quests that reward Anniversary tokens, especially if you didn't devote approximately ten hours to spamming the intermediate option for the Thorin's Hall Beer Brawl. And the lack of the Inn League and Ale Association token vendors made everything feel ten time more expensive than it needed to be. The anniversary festival had some amazing rewards, but, if you're like me, you don't have a ton of time to grind for rewards. Of everything offered, I set my sights upon the Unflagging Dragon cosmetic set, which is the focus of this outfit.

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