What?!? None of the above title makes sense you may say, how can a hobbit be a warrior of the Eorlingas? But wait, what about the famous (or infamous) Meriadoc Brandybuck, the one who was Esquire to King Theoden? Ah-ha! Now things make a bit more sense. The Eorlingas knew that a short stature sometimes hosted a brave warrior heart. And that is the case here with Delphinia. Trained since her youth in the ways of the warden by the elves, she is a fierce warrior in her own right. Add in her war steed Calyx and she is well-nigh unstoppable, a true Rider of the Eorlingas!
Delphinia and Calyx often ride the wide open plains of The Mark, and one of her preferred times is as the sun is setting. The colors of the fading sun dye the skies with many shades of red, orange, and yellow – slowly fading to darker purples and blues as the sun fades completely for the night. Clear skies or rain however, nothing will prevent this small warrior from protecting the crofters from evil.
Delphinia is Wearing:
Head – Ceremonial Hat of the Written Word in Black
Shoulders – Ornate Pauldrons of the Dunland Swordsman in Black
Chest – Malak-Zudur in Evendim Blue
Hands – Gloves of Resolve in Evendim Blue
Pants – Leggings of the Learned Stag in Black
Spear – Warden’s Piercer
Javelin – Strike Against the Darkness
Shield – Wildermore Combat Shield of the Soldier
Steed Calyx is wearing:
Warden’s Halter in Evendim Blue
Warden’s Caparison in Evendim Blue
Minstrel’s Leggings in Evendim Blue
This outfit has been around for a long time! This is what Delphinia was wearing in her introduction post, and the only real change was the color of Calyx’s steed armor (I had it in Ered Luin blue at that time, since then I did buy the color pack that included Evendim Blue). I was also able to use weapon and shield skins that fit the outfit, but neither of those were present in the original screenies. Enjoy!
Isilmearon was the first High Elf character I made, and she was named for her connections to the sea and moon (two connections I have always loved). Even her War-steed’s name – Gwingil – reflects this love of the sea. She has always been drawn to the sea, even before the call to come home started to strengthen. While she hears it, she continues to resist. However she cannot resist the call of the gulls, the splash of the waves, the endless blue skies, the sparkle of sunlight on the constantly moving waters…
There are some dangers though along the coast, so she does not go unarmed and unaware.
Her outfit is:
Chest – Armor of the Forest in White
Legs – Leggings of the Learned Stag in Belegaer Blue
Shoulders – Ceremonial Shoulders of the Lady’s Secrecy in Belegaer Blue
Gloves – Lesser Secret of the West Gauntlets in Belegaer Blue
Boots – Ceremonial Boots of the Gambler in White
Back- Fine Elven Quiver in Moria Silver
Weapon – Peerless Thain’s Dagger of Combat
Bow – Ornate Lebethron Bow of Precision
War-Steed Gwingil is wearing:
Rivendell Set in Grey
As a reminder to folks looking for the pieces, Ceremonial means I bought it from Lalia’s market. These items are also found as barter or quest pieces, so if you are searching the Wiki for them leave off the Ceremonial part 🙂
I usually try to introduce my models before featuring them, but I have not written up a proper introduction yet for this one – yet I had come up with a wonderful outfit I wanted to show off. I ended my dilemma by deciding to feature the outfit before introducing my new High Elf. At some point you will get the official introduction for her, but for now enjoy the lovely looks of Isilmearon in Blue Winter!
Her outfit is:
Chest – Robe of the Flowered Vale dyed Belegaer Blue
Shoulders – Fur Mantle
Head – Woodland Crown
Feet – Shoes of the Learned Stag dyed Belegaer Blue
Gloves – Wildemore Survivor’s Light Gloves dyed Belegaer Blue
Back – Cloak of Narie dyed Belegaer Blue
I really like the new cosmetics released this past Yule festival, especially the shoulders and crown. I wanted to see how they worked with some of the other wintry themed items lurking around in the vaults when I re-encountered this robe. The bits of fur trim on it made it a pleasing choice, and the belegaer blue dye works well with all the pieces. I debated on the cloak, as there are a few that could be used, but ultimately settled on the Cloak of Narie due to the nice blend of blues, grays, and browns that compliment the rest of the pieces. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do, and play around to find your style!
Delphinia of the Fallohide Hobbits
Delphinia is a young hobbit warden. Born in the northern parts of Ered Luin, she lived there with her parents and younger sister Reznora until a tragic accident took the lives of both her parents. She accompanied the young Reznora in her visits to the elven enclave near their home. While her sister learned music, she took lessons in spear and javelin warfare from the elven warriors. After the accident the sisters moved back to the Shire, Tuckborough to be precise, to be near their Took relatives. Delphinia kept up her martial training, and is the reason for some of the mysterious elven sightings in the Shire as her elven mentors would periodically travel to assess her progress .
Delphinia is quieter than her sister, but just as cheerful. She learned woodworking techniques from the elves also, and she continues to hone her skills. After Reznora left home to join the battle against the growing darkness, it was not long before Delphinia properly closed up their home and set out on a journey herself. Her skills as an elven-trained warden would be useful in this war!
Her steed is named Calyx, and she safely takes Delphinia to whatever battle she is needed in the most.
The Withywindle server will be closing forever soon, and has opened for transfer to other worlds. Anmorata and company have spent many happy hours on Withywindle – questing, battling, meeting friends, and enjoying quiet times. Thankfully many of my friends have or will be transferring to the Evernight server, where we will make new homes, friends, and stories for ourselves. For those who are just a memory from Withywindle, you are missed.
There were many good times near your namesakes shores:
Walking along the paths near your waters
Walking in your waters
Swimming in your waters
And simply contemplating your waters
Thank you all for the good times!
Her outfit is:
Chest – Elf Queen Dress in Evendim Blue
Back – Hooded Cloak of Many Worlds in Evendim Blue
Shoulders – Ceremonial Noriel’s Folly in Evendim Blue
I will not be changing the name of this blog – it will always honor the server I started LotRO on and the dear friends I last saw there. As mentioned, my new home is on Evernight and the adventures will continue 🙂
I wish sound could be conveyed in picture form, as the location of these shots is rather windy. The sound of the breeze through the trees and the motion of them made this a lovely place to take these shots, as well as the lovely scenery 🙂 Perhaps one day I shall take a few videos here to try to capture that feeling!
Learning to take flight and leave the ground
Learning by observing – time to release the spirit guide!
Feeling light and free
Time to spread our wings and fly!
Her outfit is:
Chest – Exquisite Elven Dress in Ered Luin Blue
Shoulders – Lesser Memory of the West Shoulder Guards in Ered Luin Blue
Head – Winged Circlet in Ered Luin Blue
Back – Swan Cloak in Ered Luin Blue
Anmorata received a message for help from on of her ranger friends, Calenglad was requesting assistance. He is the leader of the rangers stationed at Tinnudir in Evendim, and his goal is to try to keep the Angmarim forces invading the old capital of Annúminas to a minimum. However lately the Angmarim seem to be making a stronger bid for the city, and he needs reinforcements. So off she goes to the lands of Evendim!
High upon a hill, Absinthe is feeling a bit frisky and rears against the sky – the weather for this journey is perfect and both are in high spirits!
Further along the heights, Anmorata catches sight of Annúminas in the distance. Although in ruins now, the city is still a sight to behold. She points out the island of Tyl Annûn, highlighted against the waters of Lake Evendim and the sky.
Finally down from the heights, Anmorata and Absinthe canter down the old road to the east gate of Annúminas – passing the ancient tombs of the kings of old.
What will she find in the ancient city of Annúminas?
Her outfit is:
Chest – Potent Enduring Breastplate of Perseverance in Evendim Blue
Legs – Lesser Ward of the West Leggings in Evendim Blue
Shoulders – Ornate Pauldrons of the Dunland Swordsman in Evendim Blue
Hands – Gauntlets of the Deadly Storm in Evendim Blue
Boots – Sabatons of the Deadly Storm in Evendim Blue
Back – Ceremonial Wig-field in Evendim Blue
WarSteed Absinthe is equipped with:
Wintery Yule Caparison in Ered Luin Blue
Captain’s Halter in Ered Luin Blue
Warden’s Leggings in Ered Luin Blue
Being a heavy armor class, its nice to occasionally dress up my champion in something more class appropriate! I love the tones of the Evendim Blue dye, and these pieces just seemed to go together so well – in fact I have to stop myself from using the same look in a different color on my guardian. This steed outfit I mixed and matched myself, and I am quite pleased with the results 🙂 Maybe someday we will get to see what happens when Anmorata reaches Annúminas!