The Road to Lake-town

Andrys needed to take a journey down to Lake-town from Dale.  The road is not always safe, but the views are to die for (sometimes very literally)!

Featuring the Soaring Halberd of the Depths

Red and Gold Cappy 1

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Andrys is wearing:

Chest: Invader’s Reinforced Chestplate in Crimson

Feet: Boots of the Anorien Field in Crimson

Gloves: Isterons Steel Gloves of the First Age in Red

Shoulders: Shoulder Guard of the Reclaimed City in Crimson

Back: Recovered Cloak of the Crossroads in Crimson

Head: Reclaimed Circlet of the Healers in Crimson

Soaring Halberd of the Depths

 

War Steed Glawar is wearing:

Red Guard Elite Caparison (undyable)

Burglar’s Halter in Crimson

Warden’s Leggings in Crimson

Guardian’s Gear (undyable)

 

While I rarely use full helms, I found that this helm does go with the outfit quite well.

Head Alternative: (full helm) Dornhador’s Helm in Crimson

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Thank you for reading!  Poor Andrys died several times during this photo shoot, as his level is a bit lower than ideal for the location.  But the muse of fashion must be served, even if it is with blood occasionally 😛

A Captain of Dale

Andrys is home on leave, and he takes the opportunity to walk around Dale.  The town is rebuilding fast from the last enemy incursion, but you can still see signs of damage in some places.  However the spirits of the people are high, and trade is already flowing quite well.

There are still dangers present outside of the town walls though, so when exercising his steed Glawar he makes sure he is armed!

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His outfit is:
Chest – Uruk-Catchers Jacket in Rivendell Green
Legs – Leggings of the Learned Stag in Umber
Shoulders – Fine Grey Company Wrap in Olive
Gloves – Lesser Secret of the West Gauntlets in Rivendell Green
Boots – Barrow-Scout’s Boots in Rivendell Green
Head – Circlet of Adamant in Olive
Back- Cloak of the Grey Company in Rivendell Green
Weapon – Mirrored Ancient Steel Halberd of Combat

Warsteed Glawar is wearing:
Halter of Bree in Forest Green
Kingstead Caparison in Forest Green
Guardian’s Leggings in Forest Green

Thank you for reading!

Introducing – Andrys

Andrys profile

Andrys is a young man of Dale, with quite an influential personality. However the one person he wants to influence the most, a female archer of great skill, he is unable to even speak around. He hones his skills as a leader and motivator, hoping to one day catch the attention of the one woman he loves above all others. He started training when just a boy with the Dale Guards, seeking to achieve a high position within the guard. Andrys was born and raised in Dale by his loving parents along with a younger sister.

Emissaries of Mordor appeared at the gates of Dale making inquiries about hobbits and missing rings simultaneously with word of strange and warlike people gathering on the eastern edges of the Dale lands. The troop Andrys was in was sent to the border to provide protection to the farmers and other Dale-folk living there. For the next two years they lived and fought on the eastern border, as the Easterlings were vicious and many. One day, the Easterlings started to mass in great numbers. It was apparent something was going to happen, and very soon it did. Many of Andrys’ companions and shield mates were killed in the battle, those who did survive barely did so. Andrys suffered a head wound which knocked him unconscious and bled copiously – probably saving his life. The Easterlings had their orders to attack Dale, and did not stay to ensure that all of the Dale border troops were dead.

Andrys returned to consciousness surrounded by death. Horrified by what he saw he did his best to hurry back to Dale, as he was profoundly worried about the city he loved. Sadly by the time he made it back Dale had been sacked, and none of the Dale folk were to be found. Andrys scrounged some supplies while sneaking into Dale to gather some intelligence on what had happened. He was relieved to hear the Easterlings bitterly complaining about the Dale-folk sheltering inside Erebor, and saddened to hear of his king’s death. He made a small camp in one of the ruins near Dale and proceeded the harass the Easterlings every chance he could get.

One day there was a great commotion among the Easterlings, it seems their great leader had been killed. The Easterling commanders within Dale argued amongst themselves about what to do next, giving Andrys time to ride hard for Erebor. Once there he informed the new kings Bard II and Thorin III of the Easterlings disarray. The combined might of Dale and Erebor, along with Andrys now leading his own men, were enough to break the siege of Dale! With the Easterlings routed, the rebuilding of Dale could finally begin, again. Andrys was reunited with his family, who thankfully had been sheltering in Erebor. His mysterious lady-love however was nowhere to be found, as she had been out on a mission of her own.

In recognition of his prowess in battle and efforts during the Easterling invasion, Andrys was officially awarded his own command. He was further honored to provide the guard for the emissary of Dale being sent to King Elessar’s coronation. It was here in Gondor at this happy occasion, that he finds his lady archer, yet he finds himself still unable to speak to her…

He rides the war steed Glawar, a mighty stallion who has been trained to battle by the Rohirrim. His golden coat gleams brightly, hence his name which means “golden color of sunshine” in Sindarin.

Intro Ride

For those of you interested in the pieces of this set – both character and steed – don’t worry!  I am working on that for a future post with more screenies and all those juicy details 🙂

Purple and Gold Warrior

I’ve been wearing this outfit for a while, and decided it was time for a new fashion shoot!  Dale is a lovely town that I have spent a lot of time in lately, so I decided that the areas just outside of town would be it my preferred location.  I’ve not tried taking in-combat screenies before, so this was a lot of trial and error regarding settings – but I like the end result.  I hope you do to!

Purple Charge EditPurple Run Front EditPurple Water Crossing EditPurple Run Back EditPurple Bow EditPurple Sword EditPurple Rider Edit

Her outfit is:

Chest – Cuirass of Moonlight in Purple

Legs – Leggings of the Learned Stag in Purple

Shoulders – Potent Wildermore Pauldrons of Valour in Purple

Hands – Gauntlets of the White Mountains in Violet

Feet – Steel Boots of the Valleys in Violet

Head – Ceremonial Hat of the Written Word in Purple

Back – Cloak of the Boar Clan Warrior in Purple

Sword(s) – Defender of Gwingris

Bow – Ornate Lebethron Bow of Precision

 

Warsteed Absinthe is equipped with:

Caparison of West Rohan in Purple

Halter of West Rohan in Purple

Victory Accessory

Tail of the Ithilien Wilds

Her fluffy feet are courtesy of the War-Steed’s Leggings of Winter’s Light

 

I also wanted to take this opportunity to let you know I can now be found on both Facebook and Twitter – if you use either of these platforms you are welcome to follow me there too!  The Facebook in particular will cover more than just my LotRO fashion adventures; it is also covering my previous gaming adventures, gaming-related stuff, and CATS!