White Knight of the Withered Heath

So this is another outfit that just sort of…happened. Initially I was just trying to match one of my favorite yule/wintry war steed outfits, and then things started going down a VERY different route. That being said, once I got the vision in my head, I was SUPER determined to get it right. Like, I spent a lot more time gathering pieces for this outfit than I normally do.

So the Breastplate of the Slayer’s Raiment has been out for a while now, but I only just recently decided to barter for it. It’s probably because I don’t normally outfit my champ in long hauberks, and it just didn’t seem to match the aesthetic of my lore master (whom I regularly dress in hauberks and robes). But for one reason or another, I decided to give it a try.

Then there’s also the new heavy shoulder-pieces that drop from t1 and t2 Grey Mountain instances (there’s a very slight difference in appearance between the two tiers). Anyways, I’ve been obsessed with these new shoulders, and on a whim I tried them on with the breastplate. The rest of the outfit just kind of followed from there.

I really liked how the breastplate looked with the white dye – It gave it that sort of “noble” air that white armor tends to give, but it has enough gold and copper hues to it to make it looked much more worn and used. To me this look says, “I want to do the right thing but I’ve seen enough to know that doesn’t always work out,” which is sort of the mentality I imagine my champ has.

I also loved the opportunity to showcase some of the new Ered Mithrin pieces – both cosmetic and armor. I’m not a big fan of the chest pieces and boots that have come with the recent update, as they seem too bulky to really be worn by any other race than a dwarf (which, to be fair, is fine considering all the elven cosmetics we’ve had in the past), but I do love the shoulders, the gloves, the cloaks, and I especially love the new patterns. They remind me a lot of Celtic designs, which I am ALWAYS here for.

I also found that this served as the perfect opportunity to give the Ered Mithrin war steed cosmetics another try, as first time around I wasn’t too impressed with them. My first complaint was that the barding seemed a little…”boxy,” if that makes sense. Then there’s also the fact that you can’t dye it. But I have to admit, when paired with the right rider outfit, it’s a very eye-catching look.

I thought the cosmetics really popped when paired against the black coat of the horse. Since I tend to have my champ ride an enormous white stallion as his default war mount, however, the majority of screenshots are of his normal horsey 🙂

Plus, the white steed does kind of go better with the whole “white knight” theme.

I know I’m posting a lot of war steed pics, but like I’ve said in previous posts, I really LOVE my horses. And I’m just so into this combination.

Seriously, you can stop scrolling whenever you want and just skip to outfit details. I just can’t resist all the pretty pictures 🙂

Wolves beware! Horsey is here!
Shoulders: Pauldrons of Stonehelm (white)
Chest: Breastplate of the Slayer's Raiment (white)
Hands: Gauntlets of the Grey Mountain Elite (white)
Boots: Reworked Boots (default)
Back: Perfected Heavy Cloak of Stonehelm (white)

Head: Head-Piece of the Ered Mithrin Steed
Body: Caparison of the Ered Mithrin Steed
Saddle: Saddle of the Ered Mithrin Steed
Cause you know one rearing pic just wasn’t enough 🙂

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