Urun, from the root ‘run’ meaning red, is the Quenya word for copper. Throughout Tolkien’s legendarium copper features as a metal of great note. It was favoured so much by Mahtan, (the father of Nerdanel who married Fëanor, the creator of Silmarils), that he was renowned for wearing a copper circlet, prizing it even above gold, until he came to be known as Urundil or ‘copper-lover.’ Copper was also one of the six metals used to forge the great chain that bound Melkor for three ages. Here we have a warrioress bearing the Cloak of Urun, carrying the strength and adaptability of copper onto the battlefield.
I won this cloak during my In Their Absence adventures from the Northcotton Farm instance. It’s nice for such an easy instance, (at the current level cap), to pay out a rather unique cloak. It certainly makes slapping all those Hobbits that much more satisfying. Leading off from the spikey yellow pattern, I was immediately drawn to the shoulders, gloves and helmet from one Skirmish Camp set, and the rest I put together with pieces from the Moria dungeon sets and low level armour vendors.
Although copper is usually more orange in tone, (or even green), I opted for a piece in browns because that’s just how the version of the cloak I won was originally dyed. I really liked the colour of it with the warming yellows, and especially given Sonnen’s bronzed skin tone I think it worked quite well. I hope you think so too!
Head: Ceremonial Dragon-Scale Helm (Sienna Dye)
Shoulders: Ceremonial Dragon-Scale Shoulders (Sienna Dye)
Chest: Chainmail Jacket (Sienna Dye)
Gloves: Ceremonial Dragon-Scale Gloves (Sienna Dye)
Leggings: Ceremonial Leggings of the Quiet Step (Sienna Dye)
Shoes: Ceremonial Boots of the Iron Arm (Sienna Dye)
Back: Cloak of Urun (Sienna Dye)