Amidst the crags of mountains blue
There echoes still a silent song
Lamenting that which Elves once knew:
The refuge of Edhelion.
~ Kemendin, Nimrodel Server
This piece of text is an excerpt from a wonderful poem written by Kemendin for the Lost Texts series.
You can read the full version on Casual Stroll to Mordor.
Fond memories of the past
Again for me, it wouldn’t last.
Edhelion once so colorful and bright.
Now concealed in darkness instead of light.
This is the beginning of a short poem by Clill, who shares his wanderings through Middle Earth on his blog. You can read the full version on Clill’s Blog, which I highly recommend reading entirely because he shares some beautiful journeys.
Yesterday was my lucky day. I joined a raid to Barad Guldur and obtained the token for the chest piece! Now considering that it took my minstrel about 40 (or was it 50?) mud fights with the Watcher before she finally obtained her Moria shoulders, I never thought that my lore-master was going to get her chest after only a couple of rolls! Through the wonders of the wardrobe my rune-keeper immediately took possession of this new piece of treasure, but since she is an elf I’m not really upset about that. This robe just belongs with the elves in my view. I may do an outfit with it for my male elf as well. Getting new outfit pieces is always the highlight of my playtime, especially when it is such a beautiful piece as this one. I am certain that Turbine will put the Mirkwood raid pieces as cosmetics into the game some time (edit to add: this Robe has now been added to the Skirmish Classic vendor), but until then the only way to obtain this piece now is to do the BG raid and have a lore-master that can barter the token in Ost Galadh. I still don’t have the lore-master shoulders that are a wonderful part of this set, and knowing my luck with shoulder pieces I may not obtain them for another year, but I’ll keep trying!
The Lore-master changes announced in the Dev Diary seem pretty good overall. Though technically there may be a few new skills, I think in truth these are mostly old skills finally made useful, which is not a bad thing. The only bad news for Lore-masters is that sadly there will be no new pet!
Head: (Ceremonial) Circlet of the Seven Stars, burgundy dye (Cosmetics vendor, Annuminas light set)
Chest:Lore-keeper’s Robe, burgundy dye (Barad Gularan level 65 Lore-master, Skirmish Classic Vendor)
Shoulders: Elven Cloth Shoulder Pads, ranger green dye (Light armour vendor, Rivendell)
Hands: (Ceremonial) Gloves of the Graven Word, burgundy dye (Cosmetics vendor, Rift Rune-keeper set)
Feet: Dungeon-crawler’s Boots, burgundy dye (Ost Galadh barter, Burglar)