Raven Master

So, I had no intention of making this outfit. Basically, I saw the Raven Mask while randomly browsing the Auction House out of boredom, and uh…approximately 30 seconds after seeing it, I knew exactly what I wanted to do for an outfit.

Honestly, I’m a little surprised I never made this outfit before. It would not be shocking either to find out if someone else has done this exact combination cause it just makes so much sense. Also, I apologize if the pictures are a little weird – my in game personal lantern has completely stopped working, and I wanted to take these pictures at night, so I’ve had to do some brightness correction after the fact :/

Also, turns out Raven LM pets are not super great to take pictures with. Considering they like to stand INSIDE OF YOU.

Exhibit A. What are you doing sweetie? WHAT are you doing??

That being said, I remember when I first started playing my LM and I got my first Raven pet, I was ecstatic. I didn’t have any cosmetic pets yet, so LM pets were all I knew about, and I LOVE birds. My Frost Raven went with me EVERYWHERE.

Also funny anecdote – I spent about 30 minutes going through all my toons trying to figure out who had the Cloak of the Raven – because I know I’ve had multiple copies of it over the years. Couldn’t find it anywhere, so apparently I’ve deleted them all or sold them, but after all that time looking, turns out I DID have it saved in my wardrobe. So…that was a lot of wasted time.

I also did not realize that summoning your Raven LM pet causes blue/purple mist and feathers to materialize everywhere. It might be because I haven’t used my Raven for a while, like since before I got a computer that could run the game at high res.

Outfit:
Head: Raven Festival Mask (white)
Shoulders: Light Nadhin Shoulders (black)
Back: Cloak of the Raven (grey)
Chest: Light Nadhin Robe (black)
Gloves: Light Nadhin Gauntlets (black)
Feet: Medium Nadhin Boots (default) – don’t really matter as you can’t really see them
Staff: Lainis

Travelling Scholar

So if you’ve followed my blog at all (which let’s be honest you probably haven’t 🙂 ) you’ve probably figured out that each of my toons tends to have a color scheme they wear. What you probably didn’t know, is that my Lore Master’s original outfit color was purple. That’s right – you heard it – PURPLE.

However, while I wouldn’t call myself a “role-player” per say, I like to have my characters wearing outfits that are appropriate for the area and quest. And a lot of LOTRO is travelling. And in true medieval fashion, most travelling clothes are a bit more drab and…camouflagey.

So, basically, my Lore-Master ended up wearing a lot of black (and she still does). BUT! I never once forgot that I intended her to favor the color purple! So I decided to finally make her a bright, richly colored outfit befitting of a high-level sorceress! (And yes I know LMs technically don’t use magic and yada yada yada I don’t care lol)

This outfit actually fell together really quickly. I decided I wanted to use the Lore-Keeper’s Robe from the Barad Guldur raid, and after that everything just fell into place. The shoulder piece is actually one I’ve been wanting to use for the longest time but never found the right outfit. I was, of course, planning to make an accompanying warsteed outfit, but it was going to be something plain and derivative until I realized that the caparison of summer’s night went perfectly with the oufit as well, and now I’m a little obsessed.

so pretty….

Anyways, so this outfit was quick, fun, and painless. It even gave me a reason to revisit Elrond’s library for the first time in a while.

so many books…

Unfortunately not everyone seemed to share my excitement.

Why are you ignoring me?? You’re literally staring at these books every time I come by.
Stop staring at the books!!
You need a life bro.
Sad.
Outift:
Shoulders: Fortified Shoulders of the Five Rivers (purple)
Chest: Lore-Keeper's Robe (purple)
Feet: Lesser Boots of Dunlammad (sienna) ---- honestly I don't care about the shoes in this one. These were inconspicuous and out of the way.
Staff: Gleaming Staff of Fate
Warsteed:
Head: Head-Piece of the Northern Herald (purple)
Body: Caparison of Summer's Night (purple)
Saddle: Saddle of Gondor
Legs: Light Leggings of the Norcrofts (purple)
Tail: Tail of the Gloaming Autumn (my default tail for my LM's warsteed)