Friday, 26 February 2016

Woodland Wanderer

Sent from the Vales of Anduin to seek Aragorn, son of Arathorn, Eafrith gears up in her travel garments as well as a sturdy helm she bought when she arrived at the Bree Auction House. 

While browsing through the Auction House (what I've spent my last week doing) I found a chest piece I immediately thought was beautiful. It had been a long time since I created a medium-armoured outfit such as this (my last being on my dwarf champion I no longer play). I've always liked how the armour, especially medium armour, had such interesting colour combinations, and I made it a point to utilise as many of the natural undyeable colours as possible.

I initially wanted to keep Eafrith's head visible as much as possible because of the tattoo around her right eye and her hairstyle which I thought is cool, although probably not very lore-abiding. Unfortunately, there are just so many head pieces that aren't crowns or circlets that show off the hair, and I wanted to use some metal in the outfit (similarly on my dwarf as well). 

Head: Steadfast Westfold Assult Helm (olive);
Shoulders: Grimbeorn's Shoulders (umber);
Chest: Short-sleeved Shirt of Vigour (gold);
Hands: Gleaming Westernesse Leather Gauntlets (olive);
Legs: Garthraw (navy);
Feet: Ceremonial Pathfinder's Boots (olive).


  1. Hey there, cool to discover another LOTRO blog!

    Those shoulders are one of my favourites. They look so comfy and cosy. :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by!

      I agree, I love those shoulders because they're one of the few bulky-looking pieces in game that I feel go very well with the bear theme, or if you just want to put emphasis on the shoulders :)

  2. I think that's great how you used the short-sleeved version of the Breastplate of Voima, which I used on Saturday. It's interesting that the version you use dyed differently, allowing you to color the central area. I wasn't expecting that, considering how similar the two are in appearance. Dyed gold, it makes a wonderful pairing with those pants! Well done :)

    1. Thank you so much, Nathrien! Your comment means a lot to me :D

      It's funny because I was just going through your blog a day before I posted this, and then I stumbled upon the Sea-bound Swan outfit - and when I saw your post on Saturday I immediately thought "oh no, I've made her sync with another fashion blog again!"

      I've always found it curious how LOTRO armour pieces dye so differently when at surface level all the difference could be the length of the sleeve. I guess this is just a reminder to us and all outfitters out there that you should never throw away a piece of armour before checking it out dyed in all different colours ;)