I hope everyone is at least as lucky as myself, and pulling at least one of the special steeds out of those envelopes. This particular steed is somewhat confused about its origins, as the pony size is called “Warden’s Steed” and the regular horse is called “Steed of the Dusk-watch”. I guess I’ll stick to Dusk-warden Steed to include both titles.
For this outfit I used the Lore-master’s robe that can be purchased for Arnorian coins in Tinnundir. You don’t have to be a Lore-master to buy it, so if you have wardrobe space and coins, you can equip it as a cosmetic through the wardrobe. All Annuminas set-gear (around level 30-35) feature the typical Wardens of Annuminas star emblem, which is a perfect match to the stars on the horse tack, so if you don’t care for robes but do like the stars, check out the gear for other classes that is available.
It is assumed that this horse was originally intended to become a second kindred reputation horse for Annuminas, but I’ve never seen a confirmation from a dev on that assumption, so I’m not sure if this is true.
The coming days I will be spending some time levelling my characters, taking advantage of the +100% XP gain until April 30th. I think this is a marvelous Anniversary perk, as it allows me to get through some un-favorite content that I ‘ve been putting off for long!
If you want to know where a certain armour piece or cosmetic comes from, you can look it up on Lotro Wiki, by typing its name into the search box. You can equip any piece of armour cosmetically through the wardrobe, even armour that is not meant for your class or level.
Head: Worn Ranger’s Hood, umber dye (Epic Volume III, Book 5 reward, cosmetic)
Shoulders: Padded Mantle of the Dunland Soothsayer, umber dye (Dunland quest reward, light)
Chest: Robe of Long Memory, Evendim blue dye (Annuminas barter reward, lore-master)
Hands: West-land Gloves, Evendim blue dye (crafted Tier 4, heavy)
Feet: Ryscdail, umber dye (boa drop Isengard instances, light)
Horse: Steed of the Dusk-watch (drops from Lost Invitations quest envelopes, Anniversary Festival)