Hauberk Week: The Mariner

Oh, how I love thee, Mariner’s Hauberk.  And it’s day four of Hauberk Week — check out what the Ivy‘s doing with the same item!

Again, I love this hauberk.  I love the vaguely Elven feel to it (note to self:  level an Elf past 24, you Man-centric creature), and I love how it’s not so much a sailor’s outfit as a tribute to the sea and birds.  That led me immediately back to yesterday’s Gondorian sellsword, and so today, we have a huntress of Dol Amroth.

If you wanted to take the Dol Amroth swan idea further than I did, a white-dyed Cloak of the Dove or a lovely blue-dyed Swan-cloak would fit the bill admirably.  Expect to see more Dol Amroth here in the future – I know a couple of characters on Landroval who have gone all out in interpreting this gorgeous, ancient city.

But I used a hunter as a model, and think quivers are underrepresented in outfits, so!  The Fine Elven Quiver suited Silevren’s outfit well.

(From The Return of the King) “And in the morning the banner of Dol Amroth, a white ship like a swan upon blue water, floated from the Tower, and men looked up and wondered if the coming of the King had been but a dream.

(From The Return of the King) “But beyond, in the great fief of Belfalas, dwelt Prince Imrahil in his castle of Dol Amroth by the sea, and he was of high blood, and his folk also, tall men and proud with sea-grey eyes.

Tomorrow is the last day of Hauberk Week (*tear*), and to finish it all off, Ivy and I are both tackling the Patched Hauberk.  Play along in comments or on your own sites if you like!  Thanks!


3 thoughts on “Hauberk Week: The Mariner

  1. Ooh, this hauberk looks so great in blue — Ered Luin blue, I think, is what you used? It sets off the white so nicely. I like how you’ve chosen white gloves to emphasize and extend the nice white detail on the cuff of the sleeve, really nice!

    • Ered Luin blue, yes! I find the really intense cobalt overpowering on big items, but when something has a lot of white, it’s a perfect contrasting color. There’s just something SO elegant about cobalt blue and white.

      Thank you!

  2. Laenlis! Love the blue, love the huntress theme, just lots of love! And co-hosting with you has been a great experience, let’s do it again soon!
    –Ivy 🙂

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