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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)

Snow and Stone for the Misty Mountains

The Cloak of Winter Nights is one of my favorites in the game, and I couldn’t wait to create an outfit around it. Especially after reading this post by Hymne from Lotro Cosmetics; I wanted to show other ways to use this fantastic piece. This has ended up being one of my very favorite outfits, allowing her to remain a formidable warrior while softening out her edges.

Taking a break to catch snowflakes on my tongue.

The Misty Mountains are such a gorgeous, soft-focus zone, for the first time I felt the desire to be in harmony with my surroundings instead of contrasting with them. Maybe it’s because I grew up snuggled against the Rocky Mountains, but this zone feels so wonderfully cozy to me. When the clouds lower into the valleys you can practically hear the still-quiet hush of snow falling.

When combat dictates that a cloak is no longer practical, she removes it and reveals the Southern Helmet Saeradan gave her so long ago on the green fields of Bree-land. The fur ear-and-neck covering of the helmet goes so perfectly with the Snow-dusted Travelling gloves, it’s like they were made for each other.

Making friends

I visited the Misty Mountains as my stopgap between Evendim and Forochel, but I didn’t take any good outfitting screenshots! So unfortunately this post is a bit out of order for my leveling. C’est la vie. 🙂

Back: Cloak of Winter Nights- white (store)
Head: Southern Helmet- sienna (Bree-land quest reward, though this skin is available in many other places)
Shoulders: Ajokoira Shoulder Guards- umber, (T5 light tailor)
Gloves: Snow-dusted Travelling Gloves- olive (Yule festival barter)
Chest: Elven Steel Jacket- umber (lvl 41 Rivendell heavy armour vendor)
Legs: Westernesse Protector’s Leggings- sienna, (T5 medium tailor)
Boots: Ajokoira Shoes- rust, (T5 light tailor)