walnut brown

Into Rohan

Rohan is one of those areas I never get tired of questing in… or making outfits for. Admittedly, my elven huntress Alistriel was nearly finished with it before I got around to making something more appropriate to all the time she was spending among the horse-lords, but better late than not at all, I suppose.

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Strictly speaking, this bridge is on the border between the Great River region and the Wold, looking back into the Great River. The epic storyline skips around a bit here, but it’s fairly close to Langhold, which begins the quests for attaining a war-steed.

Head: Scout’s Weathered Leather Helmet, walnut brown dye (Dunland quest reward)
Chest: Boar Clansmen Sentry’s Jacket, rivendell green dye (Dunland quest reward)
Hands: Leather Bracers of the Learned Stag, umber dye (Dunland quest reward)
Feet: Nightshade Boots, walnut brown dye (Dunland quest reward, similar appearance can be found in Lalia’s market)
Bow: Reshaped Hunter’s Bow of the First Age (crafted by Chromite)

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Be Vewwy, Vewwy Quiet…

When I decided to do a makeover of my Gladden characters, I really wanted to work with the Visage of the Bear. I’d borrowed it from someone ages ago to add to the wardrobe, but hadn’t gotten around to actually using it. After a lengthy round of LOTRO paper dolls, I realized it made the most sense for my elven huntress.

Sometimes finding the right pose for a screenshot can be a daunting task; in this case, Alistriel is captured just as she’s rising from having used her tracking skill, which shows off the headwear to best effect.

Head: Visage of the Bear, navy dye (LOTRO Store)
Shoulders: Tactical Westfold Campaign Shoulder Pads, gold dye (crafted T7 light armour)
Back: Treasure Hunter’s Satchel, umber dye (Treasure Hunt)
Chest: Ceremonial Shadow-stalker Jacket, Rivendell green dye (Skirmish camp, cosmetics vendor)
Hands: Leather Bracers of the Learned Stag, walnut brown dye (Dunland quest reward)
Legs: Dolen-saviad, burgundy dye (Dunland quest reward, similar appearance can be found in Lalia’s Market)
Feet: Nightshade Boots, burgundy dye (Dunland quest reward, similar appearance can be found in Lalia’s Market)

The Masked “Minstrel” (Burglar)

When I decided to switch to a new character in Tales of the Free Folk, it seemed a fairly obvious choice to pick Saryssa, the burglar I’ve been playing on Tuesdays for a while now. This character is the only LOTRO character whose biography field is filled in, and her backstory is generally explained as “nobody actually knows what her backstory is, because it changes every time she tells it”. It seemed like a fun concept to role-play, and has proven entertaining in the show, though in practice it means I have to not only keep track of what stories she’s told, I also have to make sure I have new ones ready to go.

When GreyMaster added the burglar’s mask to the TFF logo, I thought it was great, but there was a tiny snag: Saryssa in-game had never worn a mask! I went looking for one that would fit, and ended up designing the outfit around it. Sometimes that happens, when I want to use a particular piece and have to play with the paper dolls until it comes out looking the way I want it to. Of course, Saryssa in TFF doesn’t wear a mask, because she’s totally a “minstrel”.

Head: Potent Skirmish Helm of the Mark, steel blue dye (Crafted T8 Medium Armor)
Chest: Jacket of the Watchtower, steel blue dye (Dunland quest reward)
Hands: Lesser Gauntlets of Dundolen, walnut brown dye (Harndirion Barter, Burglar Set)
Feet: Nightshade Boots, walnut brown dye (Dunland quest reward, similar appearance can be found in Lalia’s Market)