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The Traveling Merchant

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.

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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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