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Soldier of Gondor

As mentioned in a recent LOTRO Academy episode, I haven’t really connected with the Captain class, but it turns out I really love dressing them up. Cathanriel, my Arkenstone cappy, recently got a makeover, so now she looks properly Gondorian. Since she’s only level 16, I had to spend a mithril coin to get her to the right spot for a photo shoot, as she’s originally from Minas Tirith.

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Sometimes spamming emotes and the capture screenshot key can result in some pretty funny captures. For example, in this one it looks as though she’s asking this swan-knight, “Excuse me?” in a highly offended tone.

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“You would not believe what that guy said to me!”

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“Perhaps you’re right. Punching him in the face may have been going too far.”

Head: Mariner’s Eyepatch, black dye (Tale of the Shipwrecked Mariner)
Shoulders: Heavy Nadhin Shoulder Guards, black dye (Dol Amroth heavy armour)
Back: Cloak of the Citadel Guard (LOTRO Store purchase)
Chest: Forged-iron Dunlending Hauberk, black dye (Dunland quest reward)
Hands: Gloves of Dorthonion, black dye (Not sure where these drop, snagged on the AH)
Feet: Heavy Nadhin Boots, black dye (Dol Amroth heavy armour)
Location: The Splintered Shield, Minas Tirith, Soldier’s Tier

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Teriadwyn of Gondor

A while back, there was a special deal in the LOTRO Store where they included the Steed of Minas Ithil for free if one purchased the Steed of the Citadel Guard. Around the same time, there was also a sale on cosmetics, including the Cloak of the Citadel Guard, and I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to let my Landroval Teriadwyn have a matching horse and cloak. She is, after all, the “main” Teriadwyn, and she happens to be from Gondor. Running around in Minas Tirith, where the color scheme is all black and silver, prompted me to come up with an outfit to go with the cloak and horse.

Teri Unhorsed

Incidentally, atop the walls of various tiers of the White City are some great places for screenshots, particularly with that close-to-Mordor dawnless day sky.

Teri with Cloak

Head: Scarred Helm of the Pren Gwydh Warrior, black dye (Dunland quest reward)
Shoulders: Fine Grey Company Wrap (Epic Story Volume 3 quest reward)
Back: Cloak of the Citadel Guard (LOTRO Store purchase)
Chest: Breastplate of the Five Rivers, black dye (Eastern Gondor quest reward)
Hands: Fine Grey Company Gauntlets (Epic Story Volume 3 quest reward)
Feet: Boots of the Charging Stag, black dye (Dunland quest reward)
Horse: Steed of the Citadel Guard (LOTRO Store purchase)

Shirtless Dwarves are Awesome

Just look at this hunk-a hunk-a burnin’ dwarf minstrel! Okay, maybe the hobbits aren’t quite so impressed with this bad boy from the Lonely Mountain, but that’s probably because he’s not showing off pie with those pecs.

Helsur and Kelsur

The dwarf goodness isn’t just limited to Helsur, either! Currently there are four Rockinstone brothers: Helsur, Kelsur, Belsur and Zelsur. That’s an awful lot of dwarven hotness, right?

Head: Mariner’s Eyepatch (Tale of the Shipwrecked Mariner)
Chest: Bare-chested (LOTRO Store, dwarf-only)
Legs: Ceremonial Woodsman’s Supple Leggings, black dye (Lalia’s Market, similar appearances can be found as quest rewards in Dunland)
Feet: Ceremonial Trapper’s Leather Boots, black dye (Lalia’s Market, similar appearances can be found as quest rewards in Dunland)

Welcome to Isengard

When my elven Rune-Keeper, Lashillien, finally reached the point in the epic story where she was a “guest” at Isengard, she insisted on a break to get herself properly attired. After all, if you’re going to take selfies with orcs, you should dress the part, right? She was quite dismayed to find that their so-called living conditions weren’t even worthy of the rats infesting them:

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Of course, her meeting with Saruman didn’t go quite the way he probably expected it to:

Mocking Saruman

Who says “Nyah, nyah, nyah” isn’t a dignified response?

Outfit: Isengard Prisoner attire, dyed black (Volume 3 quest rewards)