In case you were wondering, yes, that is the Hobnanigans field. Do I play Hobnanigans? No. Will I play Hobnanigans? Honestly, probably not. Maybe. Who knows. But, will I occasionally go to the horse fields to grab some awesome screenshots of me riding around on my horsey? Yes. Yes I will.
So basically, I don’t know exactly what I was doing, but apparently at one time I made a Power Point presentation of warsteed outfits I like. And before you ask, yes, I use Power Point. Because I’m a grown-ass woman. Who has never owned a Mac.
Anyways, so I saw a warsteed outfit I really loved, and set about making an outfit to match it. Then of course, along the way, I made another warsteed outfit, and then had to make another outfit to match that. That’s what this is.
Basically, it’s a very classical knight, festival look. It’s almost too flashy for battle in my opinion, but I feel like it would make a great tournament outfit, where the purpose is to show off.
Then I found this cape, which had a similar design on it as the caparison of the Captain, so all that was left was to assemble a flashy, plate-metal look and I was ready to go.
Truthfully I think the outfit would make a stronger impression if I chose to use red or blue as the base color – not black. Unfortunately, I really wanted to pair the halter of the citadel guard with the captain’s caparison, and the only way to make those match was to use yellow and black. Oh well.
Besides, I still think it looks cool, and I like the combination of polished steel armor with the glossy black finish on the chest-piece.
I’m actually very proud of how this turned out. It’s definitely not my Champion’s normal style, but it was very fun.
I also decided not to put a helmet in the outfit, for two reasons: 1) I really am just not a fan of helmets. Or at least I like to think my champ isn’t. Which is an insanely stupid choice if you’re constantly fighting, but movie heroes do it all the time so we can see their gorgeous hair fly around in the wind. And 2) the Captain’s gear that I used on the warsteed actually has a helmet tied onto it, so I figured it would be a little weird for my champ to be carrying around an extra helmet. You only really need one, right?
Maybe I love warsteeds a little too much. Maybe. But also, maybe not?
I’ll fight you on this.
Outfit: Shoulders: Lesser Enduring Shoulder Guards of Evasion (gold) Hands: Lesser Valorous Gauntlets of Finesse (gold) Chest: Westemnet Battle Armour of Srength (black) Feet: Lesser Valorous Boots of Fate (gold) Back: Potent Valorous Cloak of Prowess (black)
Warsteed: Head: Halter of the Citadel Guard (yellow) Caparison: Captain's Caparison (black) Saddle: Captain's Saddle Legs: Dol Baran Leggings (gold - although in retrospect yellow would have been better...) Gear: Captain's Gear Mane/tail: black Body: solid black
Horses for life!
HORSES FOR EVER!!!