I had fun with this one. I struggled with individual pieces and color until I made a last pass through the Ceremonial Helegrod items in the LOTRO store. When I clicked “try it on” with the Ceremonial Silver-voice Shoulders, it all came together.
The traveling merchant owns a wagon of delights, from bolts of dyed cloth to wrought tools and exotic goods from lands most Bree-men will never visit. With a grin and a wink, he sells and haggles. His Craftsman’s Robe has a dozen pockets, all containing some small delight for matron or child, whether a hair-ribbon, a bone button, or a little dragon carved from wood. He passes through remote hamlets maybe once a year. Maybe every two years, if weather and the roads have been hard. Whenever his painted wagon begins to rumble up the rutted road, townsfolk gather to see what tales the traveling man might bring.