So it’s been a bit since I’ve posted, but it’s not because I’ve been taking a break from LOTRO. Quite the opposite, actually – the last couple weeks have been consumed with various in-game fashion projects. For one thing, I ran Dar Narbugud multiple times on various toons in order to barter for the Lothlorien raid armor. And it’s a good thing I did so when I did – I might mention – because due to some uh *cough cough* complaining on the legendary servers, SSG decided to increase the difficulty of those raids by increasing the health of bosses by 5 fold or something. So soloing them now, even with a level capped toon, is kind of impossible.
But no matter! At least I got those pieces while I was still able! And I also spent a few days working on crafting, getting my tailor to doomfold tier, which has allowed me to fill in a LOT of the gaps in my cosmetic collection. I also went back into Mordor with my LM for the quest gear I’d overlooked first time through with my champ. Then I backtracked even farther to North Ithilien for some herbalist gear, and now My LM is taking the arduous trek through epic volume four for even more armor!
Oh and of course it’s still spring festival, which I’ll talk about more in another post, but I did spend a few days stomping shrews so that I could get my LM the giant shrew pet. Totally worth it.
So anyways, to the outfit at hand. It actually came about while I was working on a different outfit, and for a while I was just running around Middle Earth collecting pieces until I landed on the beginnings of an idea.
It all started with the Harndirion burglar chest piece and the decision to pair it with an elven pair of leggings. The rest just kind of fell into place and before I knew it I had a mirkwood inspired, elven scout outfit.
I even decided to pair the outfit with a black steed. It’s not my RK’s normal mount, but I did have the color pack on hand and decided it would make the best fit. That, paired with the Harbinger warsteed set, made the look complete.
I decided to take the screen shots in Mirkwood as well – I felt the gloom of the place matched the vibe of the outfit (did I really just say vibe??). It provided the perfect place to play around with lighting and shadows.
The outfit also let me find a use for the headpiece the Hood of Night – which I’ve been trying to put in an outfit for a while but just couldn’t find a match for.
Head: Hood of Night (black)
Shoulders: Mantle of the Dwarf Holds (black)
Hands: Leather Gauntlets of the Leaping Stag (black)
Chest: Lesser Secret of the West Breastplate (black)
Legs: Leggings of the Shadow Walker (walnut brown)
Feet: Boots of the Shadow Walker (default)
Back: Light Cloak of the Dwarf-Holds (black)
Head: Head-Piece of the Northern Herald (default - black dye would look better)
Body: Harness of the Harbinger (default)
Saddle: Basic Black Saddle