In the days before the War of the Ring, when Isengard was in friendly or at least neutral hands, the river Isen formed an effective barrier between the Westfold and the lands of the Dunlendings, the hereditary foes of Rohan. But with the treachery of Saruman, Isengard rendered the whole river useless as a strategic frontier.
Théodred the marshal of the west-mark; Erkenbrand the lord of Westfold, and Grimbold his marshal, were all determined by tradition to defend the old frontier come what may. In this they were no doubt mistaken: for Saruman’s army of Orcs, Uruk-hai and Dunlendings was far too powerful for the west-mark to handle alone.
After a long weekend of participating in the Spring Festival festivities, I changed pace a little to work on some outfits. With the beautiful Ceremonial Rift gear that is available now, there is enough new stuff available to keep me interested for a while. I originally created this outfit for an elf female character, using the Scout’s Weathered Leather Jacket from Dunland dyed grey (in stead of the Trill-seekers Jacket), but I switched over to a male character later on and remain undecided which outfit I like better. I used a mix of Rift gear from various classes, omitting the cloak as the backside of this chest piece is nice enough.
This week my much admired fellow cosmetic blogger The Starry Mantle celebrates six months of creating awesome lore-specific outfits and she is giving away 1550 Turbine Points for the occasion! If you leave a comment to one of the outfits that she posts this week, you will enter the draw, so make sure to check out her blog and tell her what you think!
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.
Chest: Ceremonial Thrill-seeker’s Jacket, red dye (skirmish camp, cosmetic)
Shoulders: Ceremonial Wandering Bard Shoulders, red dye (skirmish camp, cosmetic)
Gloves: Ceremonial Thrill-seeker’s Gloves, red dye (skirmish camp, cosmetic)
Leggings: Dented Leggings of the Dunland Clansman, grey dye (Dunland quest reward)
Feet: Ceremonial Boots of the Gloom-bane, red dye (skirmish camp, cosmetic)