I played music again, on Winterstock IV at Landroval, we had great fun 🙂
Just thought I’d write something…My posts here on this blog are becoming more and more sparse, and I can honestly say my inspiration to continue is diminishing. I feel like I have used all the nice cosmetics I have access to, and it’s getting harder and harder to think of new outfits and combinations of clothing. And then there is the music, which takes up more of my gametime these days, and also some nice things happening in my own life, that prevents me from spending time in Middle Earth as much as I used to. So, what I’m trying to say is that I will continue to play Lotro, but I might not make any new blog posts for a while. I wish all my readers a Happy New Year, and many fun adventures in the game, and outside it as well 🙂
This blog has grown less active this last year, mostly due to lack of ideas and inspiration, and running out of good-looking items to use 🙂 Another reason is, I have become involved in the in-game music community, since early summer this year, and that is taking up a large portion of my game time. I have learned how to play music and had the great honor of playing with a band on this year’s Winterfest on Crickhollow. I asked permission to post a few screenshots showing our performance outfits, which were mostly red, green, and gold. I think we looked, and sounded, fabulous 🙂
In case I don’t write anything else here this year, I wish all my readers a Merry Christmas!
Calardis is back in Eriador, in the Trollshaws, looking for inspiration to her music. She has dressed in soft fall leaf colours of gold and orange, to blend in with the landscape.
New outfit for my minstrel. I was tired of her Dunland outfit and decided to make another one instead of it, something that still fits the category of local outfits. I tried on the chestpiece and liked it, and the leafy pattern on it gave me the idea to make a fall-themed outfit. I had a bunch of other leafy pieces in my wardrobe, several from the Great River area, that I’ve wanted to use for a while, and dyeing some of them with the new sunset orange dye, and others gold, completed the style. A less colorful cloak to balance it, and the outfit was done. I really like it, and she wore it to a community event the same day 🙂
Head: Hat of the Concerned Elf, sunset orange, quest reward (70) Disturbances in Thinglad, Great River
Shoulders: Wynmar’s End, gold, quest reward (70) The Orcs Attack, Great River
Back: Cloak of the Rescuer, umber, quest reward (70) Neighbours Meet, Great River
Chest: Jacket of the Wall-Warden, sunset orange, warden Dol Guldur set (lvl 65), skirm camp classic vendor
Hands: Gauntlets of the Hidden Paths, sunset orange, quest reward (70) A Reasonable Request, Great River
Legs: Lore-Keeper’s Trousers, gold, lore-master Dl Guldur set (lvl 65), skirm camp classic vendor
Feet: Lore-Keeper’s Shoes, sunset orange, lore-master Dol Guldur set (lvl 85), skirm camp classic vendor
Waldgrim has ended up in Bree-land, where he is fighting the Blackwolds of Chetwood. He wears a long padded robe as protection, and a sturdy shield to defend himself with.
Time for my Rohirrim warden to make another appearance, dressed for his class. As it usually does for me, the outfit began from the chestpiece, which I’ve had in my vault for a while. I’ve usually tried it out on female toons, and didn’t quite like it. Then I discovered it looks different on a male toon, it’s much longer, and I liked it. The default light green color looked good, and I just added some pieces to make it into a battle-outfit.
Head: Burnoth’s Dented Helm, default, quest reward (76) Five Against the Wold, East Rohan
Shoulders: Light Nadhin Shoulders, dark green, Dol Amroth light armor set, or world drop/quest reward
Chest: Reinforced Coat of Kingstead, default, quest reward (86) Stilling the Wade, West Rohan
Hands: Gloves of the Anorien Sun, walnut brown, quest reward Vol IV, book 4, chapter 1
Feet: Shining Padded Shoes, dark green, world drop
Shield: Cleanser’s Buckler, quest reward (81) Chieftain of the Dead, East Rohan
Spear: Brunanc’s Demise, quest reward (49) The Worm-sire, Eregion. Etched Yew Spear (t3 crafted) has the same look
Another outfit without a story to it. This elf is just an outfit model and I haven’t made him a background story 🙂 But he is from Edhellond, the elf-haven in Gondor, and this outfit is meant to represent that. I used Duillond as background obviously, since I can’t bring a lvl 9 elf to Gondor 😀 This outfit started with the beautiful hauberk, which I’ve been meaning to use for a long time. I then added pieces to it and tried to find things that matched the golden studs/buttons and the blue shades of the hauberk.
Shoulders: Grimbeorn’s shoulders, white, beorning starter area armor. For a female toon, use the other pair of beorning shoulders.
Back: Fine Elven Quiver, default, Rivendell outfitter
Chest: Hauberk of the Eagle’s Crest, white, Lotro Store. Pretty sure I didn’t buy mine from there, it might drop from somewhere too.
Hands: Gloves of the Hopeful Melody, white, minstrel armour set, skirm camp classic vendor
Feet: Elven Cloth Shoes, steel blue, world drop
It is the old times before the fall of Moria, and this messenger is walking from the 21st hall to the lower depths, bearing important tidings. He is dressed in an ornate blue robe and a cloak decorated with the Moria emblem.
Another masquerade outfit, worn by my dwarf this time. I’ve been thinking about making a Moria outfit for a long time, but only when I discovered this cloak on sale in the LOTRO store some time ago, did I get an idea what to make. I had discovered the design on the cloak was similar to all the banners hanging around Moria, so it seemed like the perfect starting piece. I tried a few different robes and chest pieces before settling on this robe, which I thought looked very regal dyed Ered Luin blue. My dwarf uses this outfit a lot, it became a favorite quickly.
Back: Cloak of the Steadfast, ered luin blue, Lotro store
Chest: Lore-keeper’s Robe, ered luin blue, lore-master lvl 85 armor set, skirm camp barter
Hands: Lore-keeper’s Gloves, ered luin blue, lore-master lvl 85 armor set, skirm camp barter
Feet: Light Nadhin Shoes, gold, DA armor set, or world drop