Tag Archive | Rivendell green

Dress It Up: The Herdsman

Here are the basic “Dress It Up” rules:  Dress it up however you like, on either gender, any race, in any fashion, and leave a comment with a link to your outfit, whether it’s on your own blog or in one of the many photo hosting sites.

Today’s “Dress It Up” is an easy-to-acquire skirmish cosmetic, the Herdsman’s Waistcoat and Shirt.  This is an upperbody item only, which gives you lots of flexibility in the rest of the outfit.  The waistcoat and furry neckerchief do not dye, so always remain that combination of red and umber.  Here, I’ve combined it with the Shabby Cap, Padded Leggings of the Dunland Soothsayer, and the Threadbare Boots of the Dunland Healer boot appearance.

I think it’s a great piece to use for a general laborer, a simple Man in simple clothing.  But that’s me.  What would YOU do with it?

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Blogging the Process: A New Outfit for a Huntress

Apologies for no Seen on the Streets yesterday!  Life here in sunny California seems to be getting more complicated by the day, but I still have gorgeous weather and avocados and orange trees, so I’m clinging to those in the midst of chaos.  *cling!*

So instead of a Dress it Up, which is my normal Sunday thang, I thought I’d offer an original outfit instead, one that I’ll be using in-game instead of just showing off and then tossing back in the virtual wardrobe.  Silevren, a woman of the Dúnedain, used to dress like this:

The Hooded Cloak of the Dove really made this outfit.

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Into the West

So what do you think of the new apparel dummies introduced in yesterday’s patch?

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The first character I made in LOTRO was an Elf.  And the first thing I did after she got out of the starter instance (okay, the VERY first thing I did was burst into tears because it was Middle! Earth!) was to jump off the docks in Celondim and swim for the white ship just out of player range.  Have you ever tried it?

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The Wood-warden

I’ve always liked the Chetwood.  From The Fellowship of the Ring:

“However, in the meantime, walking was not unpleasant.  Indeed, if it had not been for the disturbing events of the night before, they would have enjoyed this part of the journey better than any up to that time.  The sun was shining, clear but not hot.  The woods in the valley were still leafy and full of colour, and seemed peaceful and wholesome.  Strider guided them confidently among the many crossing paths, although left to themselves, they would soon have been at a loss.  He was taking a wandering course with many turns and doublings, to put off any pursuit.”

LOTRO’s Chetwood is a far more fearsome place, but the trees themselves seem calm and untroubled.  The wood-warden is a Breeish man, a simple man who has taken on a simple, if perilous duty:  to patrol the Chetwood by night, given talk of great spiders and thieving Men hiding there.  He bears simple arms; his armour is the color of woods and loamy earth, especially appropriate in the verdant time where spring turns to summer.

Also, I really really wanted to show off the Rift chestpiece, the Ceremonial Shadow-Stalker Jacket, but not in its lovely armour set.

One of the most interesting aspects of this chiestpiece is the blue-and-yellow diamond detail near the waistline. I can only assume this means Brannick here is wearing blue-and-yellow gingham boxers.

From spiders to brigands to dogs trained to be bad, the Chetwood is full of many dangers. And level 8s.

The warden earns the adoration of every one of those level 8s when he saves their Undying from a level 15 warg. (also: 15 now? Wasn’t he 20 before? Kids today. *shakes walker*)

In the morning, with the Chetwood secured, our warden finally seeks his bed.

Or he would, if his blogger didn’t keep taking stupid screenshots of him. As an aside, /crazy fills me with glee.

  • Head:  Traveller’s Hood (LOTRO Store purchase, dyed umber)
  • Shoulders:  Dwarf Leather Shoulder Guards of Determination (Random drop, level 28, dyed umber)
  • Back:  Warden’s Pack (Available at outfitters throughout the world)
  • Chest:  Ceremonial Shadow-stalker Jacket (Skirmish outfitter barter reward.  Also, I hear there’s this raid.  Dyed Rivendell green)
  • Hands:  Dunland Beserker’s Rusted Gauntlets (Dunland random drop, dyed Rivendell green)
  • Legs:  Westernesse Leather Leggings of Might (Random drop, dyed Rivendell green)
  • Feet:  Scout’s Weathered Leather Boots (Dunland quest reward, dyed umber)

The Weary Soldier

On this Memorial Day (and every Memorial Day), I thank my father, my uncle, my cousins, and many dear friends for their service and sacrifices.  You are remembered.

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Certhwin is a warrior of the Riddermark, a young man aged past his time by the troubles besetting his land.  He will always answer when the muster comes.

Certhwin’s outfit is a simple one, and available to any character under 55 (with the Rise of Isengard pre-order items, though those gauntlets and gloves can easily be replaced with other pieces).  I’m always interested in seeing the classic hauberks used in current outfits, given that my usual tendency is to cling to the Dunland cosmetics.

I didn’t want anything grand here; Certhwin is, like so many others, a young man far from home – a simple soldier, a warrior who follows orders and fights against terrible odds.

A toast at the fire, to those lost in battle.

He will always be certain his sword is sharp and his reflexes ready.

Today he lives. Tomorrow, he may not. Tonight, a fitful rest.

  • Head:  None
  • Shoulders:  Shining Leather Shoulder Pads (Low-level random drop, dyed Rivendell green)
  • Back:  Rugged Rock-climber’s Hooded Cloak (Craftable tailoring recipe, dyed Rivendell green)
  • Chest:  Cavalry Hauberk (Available at outfitters throughout the lands, dyed Rivendell green)
  • Hands:  Gloves of the Eorlingas (Rise of Isengard pre-order item)
  • Legs: None
  • Feet:  Boots of the Eorlingas (Rise of Isengard pre-order item)