This outfit took a while to come together! Tired of most of my stuff in my wardrobe, I decided it was time I started a more dedicated grind for Medallions of the Northmen, to purchase some of the beautiful Ost Dunhoth armour pieces that are available in Enedwaith. My minstrel has her set from last year, but it’s not the best set cosmetically, so I really wanted some pieces from other classes too.
For a brief period after Update 5 in November, cross class bartering was removed from the vendor on Harndirion. This meant that you could only purchase these items with a character from the right class. With Update 6 this was changed again and now you can barter for these pieces with any class.
The fastest way to grind for Medallions of the Northmen is to run North Cotton Farm and Stoneheight Tier 2 instances, and grind 20 medallions twice weekly by doing the repeatable quest “Denizens of Ost Dunhoth” that the barter gives you. The mobs for this quest are right outside the entrance to Ost Dunhoth. I must warn you though that this grind gets very boring, especially if you’re doing it on multiple characters.
The inspiration for this particular outfit came from an outfit by Preludeinz that she published on her beautiful blog “The Hobbits in the Stories”. She designed a very rugged, sturdy looking Rune-keeper Elf male outfit and I immediately fell in love with it. The idea of a more robust, leathery look on a Rune-keeper really spoke to me. I wanted brown and dark earthy colours, the look had to be feminine but tough at the same time. No fancy Elvish decorations, no dresses, no robes, no cloth. I am very pleased with how this turned out!
*off topic* The title for this outfit was taken from a song by my favorite Dutch band “Within Temptation”. If you like harmonic rock, I highly recommend listening (loud)!
Shoulders: Lesser Arrow of the West Shoulder Guards, burgundy dye (OD Hunter set)
Chest: Jacket of the Oathesworn, black dye (Wardens of Annuminas barter, Warden set)
Hands: Heavy Plated Dunlending Gauntlets, black dye (Dunland quest reward, heavy)
Legs: Lesser Arrow of the West Leggings, burgundy dye (OD Hunter set)
Feet: (Cer.) Boots of the Graven Word, black dye (Skirmish camp, Rift cosmetic)
Satchel: Rune-satchel of the Third Age (75), black dye