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Champion of the Deeps

This week’s Anniversary Scavenger Hunt has a quest that requires lots of orc-slaying. While I kind of think that’s more appropriate to Boromir, making dead orcs has never been a problem for Teriadwyn, because killing all of the things is pretty much the champion’s job anyway. As we ventured into Moria to track down the Globsnaga orcs (among others), I realized I’d never done a proper Moria outfit for her, so some emergency paper dolls was definitely in order.

Teri in Moria 03

This cloak has been in Teri’s vault since Moria, waiting for its opportunity to be showcased in an outfit. I loved the red and orange hues, but since I’m not really a fan of orange, I opted to stick with red and crimson dyes on pieces with gold accents.

Teri in Moria 02

So then, of course, I needed to head to the Flaming Deeps for screenshots!

Shoulders: Ceremonial Shoulder-guards of the Eastern Wind, red dye (Lalia’s Market)
Back: Cloak of Shadow and Flame, red dye (Volume 2 epic quest instance rare drop)
Chest: Fortified Jacket of the Flowered Vale, crimson dye (Central Gondor quest reward)
Gloves: Westemnet War Gauntlets of Strength, red dye (T9 Crafted heavy armor)
Boots: Westemnet War Boots of Power, red dye (T9 Crafted heavy armor)

Moria Tale-spinner

I’d originally planned on skipping Moria entirely on my challenge minstrel (so called because she’s not using Legendary Items), but when she finished Eregion at level 55, I couldn’t bring myself to skirmish through the gap to get her into Enedwaith. Since she had to level a starter LI the ten levels required to finish the intro, I opted to run her through Sarnur and gather the rep for the Thorin’s Hall goat. Then I discovered that the Thorin’s Hall dress matched the shield I already had cosmetically equipped, and that meant it was makeover time!

Moria Tale-spinner 02

After all, if you’re going to go through Moria (again) anyway, you might as well look fabulous for the trip, right?

Head: Extravagant Festival Cap, red dye (Yule Festival)
Shoulders: Tactical Westfold Campaign Shoulder Pads, crimson dye (crafted T7 light armour)
Back: Treasure Hunter’s Satchel, umber dye (Treasure Hunt)
Chest: Long-sleeved Dwarf-make Dress, red dye (Thorin’s Hall vendor, requires Kindred)
Shield: Potent Resolute Shield of Tactics (scaled instance drop)

Minstrel Riding Hood

Just another LOTRO fashion blog? Maybe, maybe not. Sometimes these outfits need more characters than Twitter lets me have, though, and this will hopefully make them easier to find. This outfit started with the apple basket, and just sort of grew from there. The new dress we got in the 2015 Harvestmath festival dyes beautifully, and so does the cloak. It ended up coming out so well that I put it on not one but two minstrel characters:

Minstrel Riding Hood

Let me tell you, it is NOT easy getting a photo shoot with a wolf!

Chest: Dress of the Anorien Autumn (Harvestmath Festival, red dye)
Back: Plain Hooded Cloak (any outfitter, red dye)
Held: Basket of Apples (Harvestmath Festival)