Water spirits were creatures that Tolkien only mentioned fleetingly in his early works. Just like air spirits and earth spirits, they were lesser spirits that can be seen as servants of the Maiar and Tolkien never cared to elaborate much on them. Nevertheless the realm of the sylphs, mermaids and faeries is one that I love. It is enchanting, alluring and perhaps even a bit romantic. I see these little sprites and fays everywhere, as they do their invisible work in nature and even support our daily routines by whispering a reminder in the nick of time, just so we don’t forget our keys on the kitchen table. Indeed these lesser spirits may not seem to be important in the grand scheme of things, but neither did hobbits. Just because something or someone is small, doesn’t mean they are insignificant.
This outfit started with the new Harvest-brew Circlet, a cosmetic from the Harvestmath Festival. It just reminded me so much of nature spirits that I had to create something to emulate that. Thankfully my Loremaster was very helpful and though she is not a nature spirit herself, she does have very close communion with them. The circlet itself cannot be dyed. I don’t know if that is a bug or intended, because in the dressing room preview you can choose different dye colour options. It’s just that nothing happens to the circlet when you choose a different colour, so you’re stuck with the light green hue of the little
pine cones berries acorns hops. I guess that’s the never-ending challenge of every outfitter: how do I match the undyeable parts? Thankfully there’s not just one answer to that dilemma, so everyone will have a different solution to match this circlet!
Head: Harvest-brew Circlet, cannot be dyed (Harvestmath Festival cosmetic)
Chest: Elegant Dress, rust dye (Cosmetic vendor or Lotro store cosmetic)
Shoulders: Wynmar’s End, dark green dye (Great River quest reward, medium)
Back: Cloak of the Dragonfly, gold dye (Lotro store cosmetic)