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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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Catch of the Day

A while back, I happened to catch a glimpse of an item that was linked in World Chat (something I rarely pay attention to on most days), and did the preview thing to see what it looked like. Said item was Long-bite, a halberd that drops from the Urugarth instance in Angmar, and the trident-like appearance inspired me to not only drag the Grrlz of Middle-earth along for a romp through the instance, but to find some more sea-themed pieces to make my captain his very own Poseidon/Aquaman outfit.

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As it turned out, assembling the pieces was the easy part, because most emotes in-game make your weapons vanish during their animation, which made the screenshot process something of a pain. The whole point of getting the outfit together, after all, was to go with the trident weapon, so I really needed some shots that showed the weapon while still having some action. And then there was the issue of location, location, location, another challenge when your showcase character is only level 33.

I think Cuthluin is probably happier being a manly man of Rohan, which is his usual attire on the rare occasion he gets to run around Middle-earth, but he doesn’t do too badly as a Poseidon/Aquaman stand-in.

Head: Dwarf-make Circlet (Anniversary Event Cosmetic Gift Boxes)
Shoulders: Heavy Nadhin Shoulders, Sea Blue dye (Dol Amroth heavy armour barter, also world drop)
Back: Cloak of the Summer Sea, Sea Blue dye (Summer Festival)
Chest: Westernesse Cloth Waistcoat of Determination, Sea Blue dye (World drop, shares appearance with other armour pieces)
Hands: Simple Bracers (OP Furball starter gear)
Legs: Potent Enduring Leggings of Parrying, Sea Blue dye (World drop, shares appearance with other armour pieces)
Feet: Westemnet War Boots of Power, Sea Blue dye (T9 Crafted heavy armour)
Weapon: Long-bite (Urugarth)