Falcon’s Folly

I’m back with an update! It’s a miracle :-P

I first must apologise once again for the long time between updates, I’ve had so many cosmetics to play with lately (rift, helegrod, all my guardian class cosmetics while I levelled) that I’ve just been enjoying the full outfits of many of these pieces rather than mixing and matching to create something unique. I now have five level 75 characters and have had a blast reaching cap on my guard since she was left at 46 for two years and I never thought she would see the rest of middle-earth again!

This outfit sort of fell into my lap, I was only putting together all of my favourites from the Helegrod pieces which were advertised in the store recently (of which I had to get some via store and some via the skirmish barter due to lack of medallions and marks having spent them on the Rift sets the previous week!).

I had never actually noticed the boots before until I took some time to look at them when they were advertised in the store and I immediately had to use them somehow, and this outfit looks pretty nice in red/crimson too, but then again doesn’t everything? I use far too much of that stuff so I went with a dye I’d never used before because it always seemed too bold/rich for me, which is why I only used it in small doses here.

The area I took these screenshots in was Tal Methedras because I love the storyline of this place, and the winter feel to the outfit meant I would fit right in. Unfortunately it was night when I showed up to take screenshots but the silhouetted background was beautiful and I wanted to try and make it work, bringing this feel of ‘I’ll get you falcon clan..and your pretty little wolves too”…

I might try taking these screenshots again when it’s a little lighter in middle-earth but for now I wanted to hurry this update up, I’d left it too long already. Also, the images are appearing a little smaller than i’d like, I may still be on the lookout for a better theme which gives me even bigger screenshots. Don’t forget to click the images for the better details/larger screenshots on my blog.

Head: Arrow of the West Helmet [Ost Dunnoth Barter- Hunter] ~Purple~

Shoulders: Westfold Assault Shoulder Pads [Crafted T7 – Tailor] ~Purple~

Back: Elk-Hunter’s Pack [Lotro Store] ~Purple~

Chest: Ceremonial Spear-Shaker’s Jacket [Lotro store or Skirmish barter] ~Purple~

Hands: Gloves of the Eorlingas [RoI Pre-order bonus] ~Default~

Legs: Ceremonial Silver-Voice Leggings [Lotro store or Skirmish barter] ~Umber~

Feet: Boots of the Learned [lotro store or Skirmish barter] ~Default/Umber~

Swift Scouts

Quick update for you all today, as I have a Kin meeting I need to get to ASAP! There is clipping issues with the Cloak on the Man, hence no cloak in the screenshots, and I have no Male elf to show off unfortunately, but I would say this would definitely look good on a male elf also.

I hope you are all enjoying the Update 6, I certainly am! My passion for the game and outfitting especially is very much ignited right now and I hope to have another outfit for you all next week.

 

Head: Worn Ranger’s Hood [Vol 3 bk5 Quest Reward] ~Ranger Green~

Shoulders: Noriel’s Folly [Quest Reward – The Great River] (Thinglad) ~Ranger Green~

Back: Plain Cloak [Outfitter] ~Ranger Green~

Chest: Jacket of the Shade-Finder [Quest Reward – The Great River] (Brown Lands) ~Umber~

Hands: Gauntlets of the Hidden Paths [Quest Reward – The Great River] (Thinglad) ~Ranger Green~

Legs: Earthen Leggings [Quest Reward – The Great River] (Brown Lands) ~Ranger Green~

Feet: Herald’s Boots [Crafted T6 – Tailor] ~Umber~

Cryptic Crook

Finally! This update has taken me weeks :P Mostly because it was one of those outfits where I kept changing little things and I think no amount of changing pieces was going to impress me it was a pain, but I settled on the pieces in the end. I also tried Fraps for the screenshots but I had so many problems with file types and images showing up too dark (my PSP program I use to lighten them generally lightens images anyway; so when I save thinking they’re fine, they’re actually not = stress).

When I was levelling my captain and I entered this BEAUFITUL solo instance I knew it would be a long time until I had another character here, and I wanted to capture the moment with screenshots, sparking my idea for a tomb robber outfit. This gave me the perfect opportunity to head to the buried treasure event and grab me a sack of gold, although a little awkward to dye as it doesn’t dye any dark colours >:-[.

The majority of the pieces are Isengard instance drops so it may seem a little strange to then use Radiant Armour for the chest piece but a lot of the Isengard armour has clipping issues, and the chest piece is one of my favourites in any colour and I couldn’t resist it in Crimson.

This outfit was actually just a compilation of all my favourite pieces at the moment, and they all work for an outfit so i’m super happy. I probably should have added some of the new emotes to it as well but I actually don’t have any of them yet! So much to do :P

This will be my last update for a couple of weeks now as I am visiting family for a while for my Dad’s wedding, as well as starting my new job I want my focus to be on my real life for the moment as you may have read in my previous update post.

Head: Urdhol-Helm [L75 Instance drop - Isengard] ~Black~

Shoulders: Gwir-Palvais [L75 Instance drop - Isengard] ~ Black~

Back: Treasure Hunter’s Rucksack [Buried Treasure Event] ~Black~

Chest: Radiant Armour [Crafted t5 – Tailor] ~Crimson~

Hands: Spearman’s Singed Leather Gauntlets [Quest reward – Dunland] ~Black~

Legs: Tavol-Socas [L75 Instance drop – Isengard] ~Black~

Feet: Scout’s Weathered Leather Boots [Quest reward – Dunland] ~Grey~

Beige Bellona

In my previous post I commented that it was a challenge to acquire white cosmetics pieces from using white dye, and at the time I was typing that I had in mind the Westernesse leggings which instead turn a biscuit colour. This brought forward a new idea for a cosmetic outfit and a challenge to see what other items I could get to turn into this unique colour, and then I remembered the Cloak of the Dove, which in its default colour also is the same. I combined this colour with the umber that was on the leggings also and in no time had these rich looking colours together!

 

Shoulders: Westernesse Shoulder Guards [Crafted t5 – both Tailor and Metalsmith versions available] ~Umber~

Back: Cloak of the Dove [Lotro Store] ~Default/Washed~

Chest: Dwarf-make Radiant Armour [Crafted t4 – Tailor] ~Umber~

Hands: Gauntlets of Fém [Quest reward – Aughaire/Angmar] ~Washed/White~

Legs: Westernesse Protector’s Leggings [Crafted t5 - Tailor] ~Washed/White~

Feet: Fine Grey Company Boots [Quest Reward Vol lll, Bk5] ~Umber~

Notes: The alliteration’s are becoming much harder, after looking through a hundred words beginning with ‘B’ I came across Bellona, the Goddess of War – I thought it very fitting.

Resolute Rangers

After levelling my second level 75 a few weeks back with a friend, we decided to venture off and explore the area around Tâl Methedras Gate. When you first enter this instance-like zone by the lake through the door and head straight up the mountain, veering right, you come across a wonderful bunch of snowmen and igloo’s. I loved this area; it reminded me of the Yule festival zone. However upon completing the books I never went back, until tonight…

I thought the perfect place to showcase these two outfits would be that area full of snowmen, and thought it would be nice and cheerful for Christmas. However upon finding it I was horrified to find the snowmen’s heads had fallen off and the igloo’s were smashed and broken! I decided tonights character poses would show my disappointment as the books must have changed this area when I completed it, and it’s a nice little Easter egg I’m glad I found that changes areas along with the books, (However it doesn’t change the fact that you destroyed all the snowmen, Turbine!) and although my Rune-Keeper doesn’t have skills that are anything like a ranger, she can sure strike a thunderous look can’t she?

From the new update Book 5 is in my opinion a little short and disappointing however the cosmetics make it all worth it! Within one minute you can receive all six pieces of a cosmetic outfit from starting book five at the Rohirrim Scout-Camp, and there are TWO cosmetic outfits to choose from!

All pieces are default colours.

Head: Fine Grey Company Hood [Quest Reward Vol lll, Bk5]

Shoulders: Fine Grey Company Wrap [Quest Reward Vol lll, Bk5]

Back: Cloak of the Grey Company [Quest Reward Vol lll, Bk5]

Chest: Fine Grey Company Tunic [Quest Reward Vol lll, Bk5]

Hands: Fine Grey Company Gauntlets [Quest Reward Vol lll, Bk5]

Feet: Fine Grey Company Boots [Quest Reward Vol lll, Bk5]

Head: Worn Ranger’s Hood [Quest Reward Vol lll, Bk5]

Shoulders: Worn Ranger’s Wrap [Quest Reward Vol lll, Bk5]

Back: Worn Cloak of the Ranger [Quest Reward Vol lll, Bk5]

Chest: Worn Ranger’s Tunic [Quest Reward Vol lll, Bk5]

Hands: Worn Ranger’s Gauntlets [Quest Reward Vol lll, Bk5]

Feet: Worn Ranger’s Boots [Quest Reward Vol lll, Bk5]

P.S. It was unfortunately night in Middle-Earth and I apologise for the purple tint the pictures seem to have now, but I wanted to update before I leave for a few days tomorrow and had no choice. I will update these in the future and split them into two seperate outfits and it will have nothing at all to do with snow. As always comments help me improve and see what i’m doing right and wrong <3

Frozen Flurry

Winter came down to our home one night
Quietly pirouetting in on silvery-toed slippers of snow,
And we, we were children once again.
~Bill Morgan, Jr.

Ah, December, how I love you! December is definitely my time of year, not only does it hold Christmas and that wonderful festive friendly spirit but it’s the time of year for me also because my birthday also falls in December. Nothing beats a lovely winter night with a hot water bottle, a giant mug of sugary tea and movies (in my case it was Star Wars).

I wanted nothing more than to create a winter outfit for you all…at 4am, and I’m extremely pleased with how this one turned out, I love it! (I had a blast taking these screenshots since I am in love with Forochel) I also spotted a lovely piece from a quest reward in Forochel which I will be using soon but it didn’t match the style I was going for so much, so be expecting another one or two winter-esque outfits before the month is up. This is currently used on my Hunter without the cloak and I think this is my favourite outfit of all time!

Shoulders: Westfold Assault Shoulder Pads [Crafted T7 – Tailor] ~Violet~

Back: Ceremonial Bear-Fur Cloak [Reputation Vendor – Forochel] ~Default/Washed~

Chest: Dwarf-Make Warrior’s Armour [Crafted T2 - Metalsmith] ~Violet~

Hands: Officer’s Gloves [Crafted T6 - Metalsmith] ~Violet~

Legs: Elven Leather Leggings [Medium Armoursmith – Rivendell] ~Violet~

Feet: Dwarf-Leather Boots [Medium Armoursmith – Ost Guruth] ~Violet~

As always, let me know your opinions with a comment it’s greatly appreciated and I welcome any feedback or suggestions for future posts.

Dúnedain Defender

I have no idea when the alliteration will run dry on these titles, but here’s another one for you. (Let’s see how long I can keep it up!)

If you’re a fan of my last post, Skulking Scout, then you’ll love this little gem I came across just on my Captain. Tailored more to the Dunedain rangers it uses 4 pieces of the Isengard pre-order. They can work still if you have just one set from the pre-order, but combining ones from the three sets (Erolingas, Westfold and Helmingas) I was able to pick out the more black/green/dark pieces from the three sets.

Head: Traveller’s Hood [Store item] ~Black~

Shoulders: Shoulders of the Eorlingas [Isengard Pre-order bonus]

Back: Cloak of the Eorlingas

Chest: Radiant Armour [Crafted t5-light] ~Black~

Hands: Gloves of the Helmingas [Isengard Pre-order bonus]

Legs: Scarred Leg-guards of the Pren Gwydh Warrior [Quest Reward - Dunland] ~Grey~

Feet: Boots of the Westfold.

Note: I worked out that the photo’s using PrtScr have incredible quality compared to the in game screenshot button, so I will be using that from now on. May also update the Skulking Scout images since they’re bugging me with the quality.

Skulking Scout

I have been using this cosmetic for just over a year and it slowly got updated each time like when the Store came about with the Traveller’s Hood, and with some of the Isengard cosmetics.

Up until Isengard I was using Wolf-Pelt leggings in black (Quest reward from the lumber camp outside of Combe) They work just as good if you are a lower level player not able to reach Dunland yet, and with brown boots of another kind should still work.

Note: The gloves also have the same cosmetic as Leather Gauntlets from the armour venders in Esteldin.

Helm: Traveller’s Hood [Store item] ~Black~

Shoulders: Westfold Assault Shoulder Guards [Crafted t7 – light] ~Black~

Chest: Radiant Armour [Crafted t5 - Light] ~Black~

Back: Fine Quiver [Crafted t2] ~Black~

Hands: Hinchcliffe’s Doom [Quest Reward - Evendim Bounty] ~Black~

Legs: Scarred Leg-guards of the Pren Gwydh Warrior [Quest Reward - Dunland] ~Grey~

Feet: Hill-man’s Cracked Leather Boots [Quest Reward - Dunland] ~Black~

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