Cosmetic Lotro

Dúnedain of the North

The Dúnedain (singular: Dúnadan) were a race of Men descended from the Númenóreans. In the Fourth Age, the Dúnedain of Gondor and Arnor were reunited under King Aragorn II Elessar. The Dúnedain were superior to other Men in nobility of spirit and body, although they were still capable of evil if corrupted. The Dúnedain of the North, also known as the Rangers of the North, ceaselessly patrolled the boundaries of Eriador and were by necessity skilled with the sword, bow and spear.

The screenshots in this post were taken in Mirkwood and therefore typically dark and shaded. I chose not to brighten them up as I think the atmosphere fits the Rangers of the North quite well. The rangers operated from the shadows and were dressed in brown and grey colours.
Now that we have access to the Rise of Isengard quest reward armour pieces, we are finally seeing some more realistic ranger and hunter outfits. Especially in terms of boots, these medium leather boots are the best ranger boots I have ever seen.
In case anybody is wondering why I’m running around with a level 12 bow and daggers, I can only say that they are far more realistic than their shiny glitzy glam brothers of the Third Age. If only we had cosmetic weapons… sigh.

If you want to know where a certain armour piece or cosmetic comes from, you can look it up in the Lorebook, by typing its name into the search box.

Chest: Scout’s Weathered Leather Jacket, white dye (Dunland quest reward, medium)

Hands: Isengard Prisoner Gloves, white dye (Epic Vol. III, Book 4 reward, cosmetic)

Feet: Weathered Leather Scout’s Boots, white dye (Dunland quest reward, medium)

Back: Cloak of the Dreamflower, grey dye (Epic Vol. II, Book 7 reward)

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10 comments

  1. Pointy

    Very nice and atmospheric. 😉 I agree, the outfit and the ‘gloomy’ atmosphere of Mirkwood do go well together. I put that in quotes because the outfit isn’t gloomy but that’s always the word I’d use to describe Mirkwood. 🙂

    Second shot from bottom – where did you find a place with flowers??? And… Do I see the ‘run away!’ trail of a resetting mob down in the left corner? 😀

    • Actually that’s the close-up of the ends of a piece of flax weed. On the bigger screenshot you can see the entire plant. Pics were taken right outside Ost Galadh, in the forest with the sneaky goblins. It was a lot of fun fighting them with lvl 12 daggers ha ha!

      • Pointy

        LOL it really looks like an escape trail. 🙂 And the daggers…. were you somewhere you shouldn’t be, or were they just the only daggers you had to give the right effect on the screen shot?

        And isn’t that typical, huh? You want to take some peaceful screenshots of your spiffy new outfit, and you get attacked. If you WANT the gobblins for the quest, they’re nowhere to be found. 😛

  2. Ferumgard

    I would sugest using the “shoulders of the eorlingas along this set, and use grey dye instead of white, really makes it amazing. 😀

    • The great thing about outfitting is that there isn’t just one way to do it, nor is there a way to do it wrong. Every outfit is different, suitable to a different occasion or character and even environment. Your suggestion sounds good, but it would render the small green leaf in the neckline of the cloak invisible, a detail that I personally like for a ranger. On top of that, I like the washed, undyed colour of these particular boots. It makes them look worn while all dye colours make them look solidly new. The gloves look best in their washed undyed condition too. In other words, each outfit is different and this particular one reflects precisely what I intended. 😀

  3. Elben

    Is Dunland the only place to get the Scout’s weathered leather jacket? Or is the a place to get one similar at a lower level?

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