What a time of it I’ve had lately! After a recent devastating computer crash I was forced to reinstall LOTRO and all my other software from scratch. Unfortunately, I must have missed some graphics updates or something because ever since my in-game rendering has been awful. Hopefully it won’t affect the quality of my screenshots too much. Anyway, that aside I do have cause to celebrate. Thanks to some very kind people on Imladris, I was given the opportunity to collect one of the Platinum Coins of Spirit from the Vile Maw raid. These Coins can be bartered in Moria for either the head or shoulder pieces that complete the Moria teal armour set for your class. In the case of a Minstrel this would be either the Hat or Shoulders of the Mighty Verse, both of which I’ve wanted for the longest time. I don’t take part in many raids since none of my toons are in Kinships, and I know more casual cosmeticians than I do endgame players. Nonetheless, I was thrilled with the chance to finally get my hands on a Coin without having to hope luck was on my side with a roll/pass system.
I opted for the shoulder piece with my Coin, and was immediately reminded of a Celtic warrior, swathed in a tartan wrap over his armour. I teamed this up with a cloak to make the shoulders seem less like a wrap, and changed Candle’s typical hair to one of longer braids. Although this blog mainly focuses on Candle, I do like to make outfits that can be transferred among races and classes. This one especially I would have liked on a Race of Man male with a beard and long, Celtic hair. I teamed up the softer clothing with some Westfold Heavy Armour pieces because the chainmail and the boots especially seem so reminiscent of a highland warrior. I finished the outfit with a large, sturdy sword to give the impression of a claymore, and these gloves that are all at once patterned to match the tartan, chainmail and furry to link with the tassels of the shoulders.
There might be a little break between outfit posts while I try to get my computer back together. Every two minutes I’m assaulted by updates as it realigns itself so I’m always being dragged out of LOTRO. Tut! Silly hardware.
Shoulders: Shoulders of the Mighty Verse (Red Dye)
Chest: Tactical Dunlending War Armour (Crimson Dye)
Gloves: Gauntlets of the Bloodletter (Ered Luin Blue Dye)
Shoes: Vibrant Westfold War Boots (Rivendell Green Dye)
Back: Plain Cloak (Red Dye)
Weapon: Forged Dwarf-Craft Sword of Combat