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~

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.

Steed & Rider – Grey Guardian

Quick and mini update for you today to show off my Steed of the Guardian…with my hunter, and my cosmetic outfit tailored to suit it, very simple yet effective. I also noticed emotes for mounts in the Lotro store, and had absolutely no idea about them until lastnight! This is the first mount cosmetic I have recorded and hopefully there will be a lot more to come, click the images for a larger view!

Shoulders: Hyrde-Axle [Vol. III, Bk 4, Ch 10] ~Grey~

Chest: Scouts Weathered Leather Jacket [Quest reward – Dunland] ~White/Washed~

Hands: Isengard Prisoner Gloves [Vol. III, Bk 4, Ch 25] ~Crimson~

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

Golden Guardian

Head: Winged Circlet [Skirmish barter] ~Grey~

Shoulders: Bladecatcher Pauldrons [Store item] ~Grey~

Chest: Elven Campaigner’s Armour [Crafted t5] ~Grey~

Back: Cloak of the Raven [Store item] ~Gold~

Hands: Gloves of Malmezel [Quest reward – Moria Orc-Watch –A previous Expedition] ~Olive~

Legs: Elven Campaigner’s Leggings [Crafted t5] ~Black~

Feet: Reinforced Leather Dunlending Boots [Quest reward – Dunland] ~Grey~

The gloves and boots are probably the ones that can be swapped out without too much difference if you can’t get hold of them, so long as they are the ‘chunky’ boots of dwarf-type they should  give the same look, and any grey or gold gloves will also work. If I know the quest the rewards are from I will try to include it, but putting the pieces into a search engine will do just that if I have not included the quest name. This outfit is a favourite of mine for my Captain and Guardian, please like and/or comment if you like this one.

Mount Mania – Steed of the Guardian

I don’t know about you, but I certainly can’t wait for this one. As an avid mount collector I must have every one so it’s wonderful when ones pop up that I love. Steed of the hunter is currently my favourite but this one I think will top that. If they continue in the series of mounts that are designed for classes like they seem to be doing, then all you cosmetic crazies out there should be saving for this. I’m often making my cosmetics fit my wonderful horses and will be adding a few horse and outfit duo’s in this blog no doubt in the near future.

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