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].

 

Stylish Sage

Welcome to the new Lotro Savvy! I finally had a play around with the layouts and decided to give this one a try and I’m pretty happy with it. Categories have been redone and I went through every post and made sure they were up to date with their categories. When I can be bothered to play around on Paintshop Pro or Photoshop I’ll get around to making a better site header also, but for now, onto the outfits!

I’ve levelled a Lore-Master to 30 THREE times now because I always remade her, unsure whether I liked her as an elf or a human or my levelling companion vanished leaving my squishy character to suffer, but finally I’m back levelling with someone again and can safely stay at a distance while I enjoy the unique playing style of my Lore-Master, and i’m having an absolute blast. I wanted to find an outfit for my Lore-Master that included a wizards hat, but something that didn’t look too ridiculous (and we all know how ridiculous Lotro hats are sometimes), so the search was on. I came across this Pointed Hat of Fate in my Minstrels Vault the other day and I’m aware there are a lot of ‘of fate’ world drops and I’m assuming this is also one of them, however if you do know exactly where this comes from please let me know and I shall edit it, as I may have picked it up questing and not remembered. I believe the same cosmetics can be acquired via Padded level 15/17 amour from a Tailor or 20/23 according to Darzil’s Lotro Crafting Guide.

I really love this robe and don’t think a cloak suits it all too well and didn’t want anything covering it up, but if you want a cloak then I might suggest the simple plain hoodless cloak in black from the Bree Outfitter, or a backpack of some sort might look pretty awesome too. Based on the fact I didn’t want armour covering up the robe too much and its wonderful detail I chose gloves and shoulder guards that are only a small difference and aren’t even needed too much.

 

Head: Pointed Hat of Fate [World Drop] ~Black~

Shoulders: Embroidered Mantle of the Dunland Healer [Quest Reward – Dunland] ~Grey~

Chest: Tattered Robe of the Dunland Sage [Quest Reward – Dunland] ~Ranger Green~

Hands: Gloves of Fleetness [Quest Reward – Dunland] ~Black~

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

Notes: I received a request to make a Gandalf-esque outfit which will be a fun challenge for me to do soon!

Dunlending Dahlia

When I first saw the bottom/skirt to this outfit, I knew right away what to create and I absolutely adore it, one of my favourites after over a year of putting together cosmetic outfits for fun, and it suited my Rune-Keeper perfectly and she fit in well with the local folk while on her quests in Enedwaith and Dunland. All pieces are listed below.

Note: The feet cosmetic really doesn’t matter, which is why I didn’t try very hard to get the feet in the picture. It can be anything since the skirt covers up most of it anyway and boots clip out of the skirt so try to go for something smaller. The Helm can also be anyone from the hunter sets as some require different combinations of tokens, just make sure you can dye it as I couldn’t at one point and only t2 could be dyed, think they updated it though since – don’t quote me on that, but I was suddenly able to dye mine again recently.

Helm: Lesser Arrow of the West Helmet [Hunter Enedwaith token/barter-Medallion of the North-Men] ~Crimson~

Shoulder: Westfold Assault Shoulder Pads [Crafted t7-light] ~Crimson~

Chest: Clanweave Robe [Dunland quest reward] ~Crimson~

Hands: Angolgam [Quest reward, Vol.III, Book 4, Ch 5] ~Default/Washed~

Legs: Starkmoor Caretaker’s Leggings [Dunland quest reward] ~Crimson~

Feet: Angoldal [Quest reward, Vol. III, Book 4] ~Umber~

Hope you like this one as much as me,

Savs.