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Archive for December, 2012

Warsteed: Dark Palomino

Rosegold wetlands head rightside

I finally found a warsteed combination I really like, she’s now my favorite mount by a mile. I really wanted a palomino, and had already purchased color pack #6, on release day as my RoR impulse buy. Now I’m glad I did! I like the darker  golden apricot color of her hide more than I could ever have anticipated.

Rosegold wetlands body leftside

I was lucky enough to already have the Steed of the Hunter, it was first released not long after I started playing, and I snatched it up immediately both because I loved (and still love) the look, and because it was the first 68% speed mount I could get my hands on. I bought the Steed of the Guardian after I found out about war steed cosmetics, and that I’d be able to ditch my least favorite parts of it (the unsheathed swords whacking the horse’s flank, the picnic blanket on its rear).

Rosegold wetlands rear rightside
Outfit: Éomer’s Grasslands
Warsteed: Rouncey
Head: Guardian’s Halter, default color
Body: Guardian’s Caparison, default color
Legs: Guardian’s Leggings, default color
Saddle: Hunter’s Saddle
Gear: Hunter’s Gear
Hide: Dark Chestnut
Tail: White

Buzzing around Eregion rework

This isn’t a new outfit, but an update for a previous one. Sometime after creating it, I found this lovely brass chain mail skirt over leggings and I loved how it brightened and streamlined the outfit.

Gold skirt

 

I apologize for the inconsistent quality of the screenshots. The older ones in particular were taken without a decent graphics card. Something I didn’t think about until my first turtle run in Filikul when my animation said I was still fighting, and our fellowship chat told me the fight was long over.

I quickly updated my equipment. 🙂

Back: Cloak of the Busy Bee- evendim blue (task deed reward)
Head: Himhar- ered luin blue (vol 1, book 4 quest reward)
Shoulders: Elven Leather Shoulder Pads of Might- ered luin blue, (drop)
Gloves: Westernesse Steel Gauntlets of Fleetness*- ered luin blue (drop)
Chest: Survivor’s Armour- ered luin blue (vol II, book 1 quest reward)
Legs: Quilted Leggings Orlogfot- ered luin blue, (drop)
Boots: Rochwen’s Boots- ered luin blue, (Trollshaws quest reward)

Buzzing around Eregion

Éomer’s Grasslands

 

Walking the great grassland

The very first thing I did upon reaching Rohan- even before I made my epic beeline for a warsteed- was to mine enough ore to make a guild crest and this tunic. It was worth it! And thanks to the magic of the shared wardrobe, I could equip it long before I reached the minimum usable level of 85.

waterfall topdown

It’s a dangerous business, getting stuck inside a waterfall.

I fell in love with this light head piece when I first saw it in the Great River, and sped along the Thinglad quest that rewards it so I could have the coveted piece…. sit in my vault for weeks, completely untouched. Thankfully my hoarding was rewarded when I fit it on this outfit. I love how the neckline of the headscarf blends with the Grey Company shoulders so it all looks like one swath of fabric.

Signs point to trouble in this home.

Rohan is fantastically designed, and definitely rewards those who go searching for details. Unfortunate clipping on the back of the outfit, but so it goes.

on steedIt’s so easy to overuse the Grey Company cosmetics. I feel I see them on every other character, but that’s because they are so great! The boots with their dagger detail shine in a whole new light with mounted combat.

Back: Treasure Hunter’s Satchel- umber (quest reward)
Head: Hat of the Concerned Elf- umber (quest reward)
Shoulders: Fine Grey Company Wrap- umber, (quest reward)
Gloves: Fine Grey Company Gauntlets- umber (quest reward)
Chest: Defensive War Armour of Éomer- default (t8 heavy crafted)
Legs: N/A
Boots: Fine Grey Company Boots- umber (quest reward)

East Wall Wrangler

creeping to the overlook

I’ve been excited to share this outfit since I first saw what Cosmetic Lotro posted for her Anticipation outfit. Very similar concepts, and I like the contrast between the two.

Argonath face fist

This is the first outfit I made without a clear plan or concept, I was just messing around and created this comfortable, well worn set for what would become one of my very favorite outfits.

At the feet of the Argonath.

At the feet of the Argonath.

These nicely functional clothes also ended up perfectly complementing the piny greens, intense sky and fertile landscape of Eastern Rohan. I wish I could say it was on purpose, but this time luck was on my side. This outfit also fulfills my childhood Man from Snowy River fantasies. The horse wrangler look is perfect for the Hytbold dailies Wild Horses and The Race. The Race, in particular is really fun. I put this on, switch to my Ridge-Racer title and tear from Cliving to the Wold and back again in no time at all.

One of my favorite things about Rohan is magnificent sky. I grew up in a part of the US where the sky feels indescribably huge and open, and is colored an intense high altitude blue. Parts of Rohan capture that feeling very well, and I never tire of just looking up.

The view is clear, and breathtaking.

The view is clear, and breathtaking.

Back: None shown, but when I do have one equipped I use the Cloak of the Grey Company- ranger green (quest reward), and when I first got into Rohan and was mining furiously I equipped the Elven Prospector’s Pack- ranger green
Head: Snow-Dusted Traveling Hat- red (Yule festival barter)
Shoulders: Embroidered Mantle of the Dunland Healer- ranger green, (quest reward)
Gloves: Fine Grey Company Gauntlets- umber (quest reward)
Chest: Shabby Tunic- evendim blue (Yule quest reward)
Legs: Dreng-fultum- ranger green (quest reward)
Boots: Vibrant Westfold Battle Boots- evendim blue (t7 heavy crafted- many versions share this look)

Polished White Yule

Guess what’s almost here? Yule! Wheee! I’ve decked the kinhall with holly, enlisted some friends in making stocking (okay, mailbox) stuffers, and signed up for our 1st annual Secret Santa. Next stop, Winterholme!

White Yule checking money for presents

Counting how much gold she has for presents.

This is an amalgam of the outfits I submitted to last year’s yule cosmetics contest. I came up with this one an hour after the deadline, and have been waiting to post it since.

White Yule back to back

Checking for snow | I think I found the perfect present for this tiny burglar I know…

White Yule full back

Back: N/A
Head: Traveler’s Hood- red (Yule festival)
Shoulders: Westfold Shoulders- white [undyeable], (Isengard Expansion)
Gloves: Fingerless Gloves- red (Yule festival)
Chest: Elven Cloth Jacket- red (Rivendell vendor)
Legs: Tavol-Socas- white (drop)
Boots: Shadowhyrst’s Shoes- red (quest reward)