Miners of Moria – Kinship Uniform 1

A few posts ago I mentioned that I had been given the task of creating a few outfits for my kinship, Miners of Moria, to wear. This is the first idea I wanted to share with you guys, and the first of about 3-4. The cloak immediately made me think of my kin, and although not exactly the same as the Doors of Durin and the likeness more like the White Tree of Minas Tirith, for me the light blue details stood out and made this a very unique cloak for us to be wearing.

The problem I faced creating this outfit was the light blue details on the cloak were very difficult to match anything that could be crafted or bought from a vendor by anyone at any level, as I wanted to completely disregard all cosmetic items acquired via a quest. I also only wanted the ‘main’ part of this armour that people would wear is the cloak, chest piece and leggings. I didn’t want us all looking the same to the extent a lover of heavy armour wouldn’t appreciate it. Thus, the Helm, Shoulders, Gloves and Boots were player’s choice and could be light armour slippers for a Rune-Keeper feel or heavy plated Orthanc boots to feel that protection charging into battle first with a shield and sword.

A bonus I believe is that in Black, this outfit would look fantastic atop Orthanc battling Saruman or combined and mixed with some of the very black and white Orthanc pieces. Below I have added a burgundy dye and tried the look on my little hobbit.

Back: Radiant Cloak [Crafted T5 – Tailor] ~Black~

Chest: Rock-Climber’s Armour [Crafted T6 – Tailor] ~Black~

Legs: Rock-Climber’s Leggings [Crafted T6 – Tailor] ~Black~

Personalized items left to the choice of the player are the Helm, Gloves, Shoulders and Boots. In this outfit I liked the light blue on the Dar Narbugud Armour from my Hunter and used these, along with some shoulder-guards from the epic book quest.

Helm of the Lady’s Discernment

Gauntlets of the Lady’s Discernment

Boots of the Lady’s Discernment

Hyrde-Axle [Vol lll, Book 4, Ch 10].

 

Clad in Claret

One of my first dress outfits was Burgundy Belle, and this is very much still one of my Lore-Masters outfits today, but since the Yule festival I now have another Burgundy outfit I would like to share with you all. I think I am a little too in love with the Burgundy dye and already know another outfit I will be sharing with you that is also Burgundy, so I will try and force myself to use some other dyes a little more after this :P

I checked my blog today to find I now have 10 followers! I’m a very quiet person both in life and online, and in no way advertise as much as I should to get my blog out there; because it is simply a hobby and I wasn’t expecting responses as I just wanted a place to store my outfits, but it truly does mean the world to me and just wanted to say thank you for the support and comments people have left, and whether I have 10 followers or 100 I will remember the smile I have right now knowing people liked my blog so much they clicked that wonderful button!

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

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

Chest: Frostbluff Dress of Thanks [Yule Festival reward – Help the poor] ~Burgundy~

Burgundy Belle

I struggled to decide which wonderful outfit I would show today, and who would model it! I had planned to finally show off some Hobbits but upon finding this outfit on my Lore-Master that I hadn’t visited for a while, I tried it on a Hobbit and it didn’t work as well; because the shoulders were a little squashed and changed shape, so my Lore-Master it was!

If, like me, you’re a VIP member and get points every month and never know what to do with them other than spend them on cosmetics, then this one should be suitable since every item is a store piece.

I also had just commented on Lotro Fashion that I loved the use of these shoulder guards and I believe they fit for so many outfits, and then I see that the outfit I want to showcase is going to use them as well, definitely a worthwhile investment and I’m sure I will use them again many times.

There is still the decision of ‘to hood or not to hood’ with the Cloak and Hood possibly clipping depending on the position of your character, you may think it works or you may choose to have the outfit as is, because along with the style of cloak that came about with the book quest in Lothlorien at first, it can be difficult to find the right head item/helm with it. I personally prefer to go for the non-hooded cloaks and add my own Traveller’s hood, so I can simply hide the helm when I choose and have the illusion of the cloaks hood being down, rather than having to hide the entire cloak to be able to see a hairstyle if you choose the hooded version from the store.

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

Shoulders: Bladecatcher Pauldron’s [Store item] ~Burgundy~

Back: Cloak of the Mallorn [Store item] ~Burgundy~

Chest: Elegant Formal Dress [Store item] ~Burgundy~

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