Friday, 21 December 2018

Spear of Shu (with Li of Gladden)

Li returns with another Dynasty Warriors inspired outfit! This time she runs around as a soldier of Shu under Liu Bei's command with an outfit inspired by various designs of Shu characters.

Once again, I think this is a great outfit that captured as much as possible the essence of Ancient China with what limited armour pieces we have in LOTRO regarding style. Plus, the boots that came from the LOTRO Anniversary dragon-styled outfit make that reference to Dynasty Warriors' Shu very well as their symbol is the dragon, in tribute to the nickname for Guan Yu's weapon.

When I last played a Dynasty Warriors game, I played on Xing Cai a lot, and that meant I was playing the Bai Di castle level quite a bit. That's why I asked Li if she minded taking the screenshots at a castle-like structure in reference to that, and she was so nice to oblige me! But I think she also knew the outfit would look great within ruined walls, complimenting the rich green that adorned her cloth.

Now the feathers on her helm are nowhere near long enough, but her design sort of reminds me of Ma Chao in the games, I think particularly because she uses a spear also. Also might I say that helmet is beautiful and I can't wait to get my hands on it as soon as possible! 

I personally think I find this outfit more appealing than her last one (which was amazing too, don't get me wrong), but it may boil down simply to my soft spot for Shu as they were portrayed in the game. Nonetheless, now that she has already submitted three Dynasty Warriors inspired outfits, I hope she continues this trend, and I'm not afraid to admit it!

Head: Helm of the Slayer's Raiment;
SHoulders: Fine Camail of the Expedition's Vanguard (gold);
Chest: Breastplate of the Five Rivers (olive);
Hands: Supple Gloves of Bard's Honour (white);
Feet: Expeditionary Sabatons (umber).

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