Midsummer Reveler

Midsummer is upon Middle Earth and with it comes the Great Wedding!  Finally, Aragorn and Arwen are able to tie the knot 🙂  And with this wedding comes a whole new festival complete with lots of goodies.  Anmorata is no stranger to celebration when the time is right, and the time is definitely right now!

While this festival comes with it’s own FIVE separate horses, I chose to mount match some new cosmetics with an older one – the Lasgalen Spring Steed.

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There is also a wine-tasting emote, which was one I HAD to have!

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A bit later on, Anmorata could be found in a shady corner making tipsy toasts to the newlyweds…  very very tipsy…

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And of course Absinthe had to be dressed for the occasion too.  She was mostly kept in the stable though and spoiled with fresh hay, grains, and apples, as the crowds filling Minas Tirith were no place for a war steed who likes to gallop.

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Anmorata is wearing:
Head: Circlet of Fresh-picked Flowers in Dark Mossy Green
Shoulders: Dunland Caretakers’s Patched Mantle in Dark Mossy Green
Back: Bridal Veil, undyed
Chest: Arwen’s Dinner Dress in Dark Mossy Green

Absinthe is wearing:
Head-piece of the Hunting Steed
Caparison of the Hunting Steed in Ranger Green
Tail of Lasgalen Spring
Lamp of the Northern Herald
War-steed’s Leggings of Winter’s Light

I hope you are all enjoying the new festival!  There is plenty to do, and to collect depending on if you like cosmetics, steeds, emotes, housing, or all of the above 😛  It’s certainly brought me back to Middle Earth for the moment 🙂

An Ethuin Evening in Ered Luin

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I didn’t follow my normal routine on this one.  Usually I create an outfit for the character, then if interested I create a war-steed outfit.  This time I decided I wanted to mount-match an older Spring Festival steed, one which didn’t even have war-steed cosmetics!  I feel I did pretty well, mixing and matching a bit, trying not to use the same pieces used by other bloggers for spring ensembles (and trust me, that was hard as some of the other long-term bloggers have so much awesome stuff!).

Please enjoy as Anmorata and her friends enjoy the warm Ethuin evening breezes in Ered Luin 🙂

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Anmorata is wearing:

Sleeveless Dress of the Moth in Lavender

Circlet of Fresh Picked Flowers in Lavender

Mantle of the North Ithilien Woods in White

Lasgalen Spring Pack

Carrying Foxglove and Iris

Playing Gleowine’s Harp

 

She is riding the Steed of Ethuil

 

Absinthe was a bit jealous that another steed was featured, so she demanded her own custom spring outfit 😉  She also insisted that her photos be taken at dawn, just to be different.  She really liked this caparison, even though it’s greens didn’t match the dress very well.  Oh well, hard to argue with a mare when she’s being marish 😀

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Ethuin Dawn 2a

Absinthe is wearing:

Trellis-weave Caparison

Sunflower Headpiece

Tail of Lasgalen Spring

War-steed Legging’s of Winter’s Night

 

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

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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 🙂

Foxy Lady

With the release of North Ithilien came a few odd cosmetic pieces – a half face mask that resembles a fox, a cloak that features a fox (and sadly is undyable), and a set of shoulders.  Also, if you do enough daily herbalist quests you can get a new steed with matching war steed cosmetics.  I admit I was not impressed by any of these at first.  But then my little cosmetic brain started thinking of these new pieces…

There are some dresses that I also liked, but I decided to stay with this light armor look for my official interpretation of the North Ithilien foxy lady 🙂

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Her outfit is:
Chest – Jacket of Vigor in Bullroarer’s Green
Legs – Leg-Guards of the Flowered Vale in Sienna
Shoulders – Mantle of the Noth Ithilien Wilds undyed
Head – Mask of the North Ithilien Fox undyed
Feet – Barrow-Scout’s Boots in Dark Green
Gloves – Astaldo in Bullroarer’s Green
Back – Wreath of the North Ithilien Wilds

Steed Absinthe is wearing:
Halter, Legs, Caparison, and Tail of the Ithilien Wilds – all dyed White

 

Thank you for reading!  If you want to explore other options that go with these North Ithilien pieces, I found that the Bullroarer’s Green and Lorien Gold dyes worked well.  There was at least one other chestpiece that I liked, and several dresses – and that was just what appealed to me!

Green & Gold

The days are getting cooler, and the bright green of the trees is now being kissed with gold, red, and orange.  Stonedeans near Brockbridge is a lovely example of the colors that come with autumn.  Wild horses, goats, and bears can readily be found here too!

To celebrate the change of seasons Magieriel shows off a nice combination of deep and light greens mixed with rich gold tones.

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Her outfit is:
Chest – Summerdays Dress in Gold
Shoulders – Shoulders of the Mighty Verse in Dark Green
Back – Golden Tree Summer Cloak in Dark Green
Head – Dwarf-Make Circlet

WarSteed Biblioteq is equipped with:
Caparison of Naire in Forest Green
Halter of Thorin’s Hall in Forest Green
Light Leggings of the Wold in Forest Green

For the purists, yes I know the dwarf-make circlet is technically blueish in color, but I like the overall look of it and from a bit of a distance it looks greenish when added in with all the other greenish tones.  There is a circlet I looked at (ceremonial circlet of the seven stars) that is a bit bigger and properly dyable that also works very well here, I was just too lazy to get it 🙂

Rider of the Eorlingas

This was inspired by the recently released Hooked Cloak of the Eorlingas – I love the back of this cloak!  As my champion hails from Rohan, she was the perfect choice to return home and model this cloak.  Absinthe also received her own equine wardrobe update 🙂

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RoR gallop EDIT

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Her outfit is:
Chest – Wildemore Survivor’s Heavy Breastplate in Olive
Shoulders – Leijona Shoulder Guards in Olive
Hands – Isteron’s Steel Gloves of the First Age in Olive
Feet – Henmaru’s Ancient Boots undyed
Back – Hooded Cloak of the Eorlingas

Steed Absinthe is wearing:
Kingstead Caparison in Olive
Halter of West Rohan in Olive
Light Leggings of the Entwash in Olive
Accessory of the Hammerhand

I will admit now that while I love the back of the cloak, I hate how it frames my character’s face. This is why I did not include any shots of her from the front!

Autumn Champ

Deep in the Trollshaws, the champion Anmorata was seeking her friends at a hidden elf encampment. Once she found them she would rest the remainder of the day in preparation for a lovely night of troll hunting 😀

The woods are striking in their autumn hues, so she selected armor to blend and yet still be protective. This mission is all about slaughtering the trolls who have been making the roads between the Lone Lands and Rivendell unsafe for travelers as of late.
Now, to find that hidden elf camp… where is that path again?

Fall Champ - Thinking (edit)

Time to stop for a drink, but getting closer.

Fall Champ - Water (edit)

She has found her friends! Time to relax a bit with a pipe while overlooking some of the territory she will be covering once night falls across these beautiful yet dangerous lands.

Fall Champ - Overlook (edit)

Happy troll hunting!

Her outfit is:
Chestpiece – High Officers Armor in Olive
Legs – High Officers Leggings in Olive
Shoulders – Goluranc in Orange
Gloves – Gauntlets of the Iron Arm in Orange
Boots – Boots of the Iron Arm in Orange
Back – Cloak of the Falling Leaves in Ranger Green

Fall has certainly arrived in the northern hemisphere!  I’m glad it has because now I can officially post these screenshots 🙂

In Elrond’s Library

Magieriel the loremaster is often found in the libraries of Middle Earth. She is always seeking knowledge in both the known and unknown/lost libraries. Today she is visiting Elrond’s Library in Rivendell.

She looks over the selection on these shelves. Anything of interest here?

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Up the ramp she goes, time to check out the second floor.

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Her knowledge of this library comes to good use when she needs to direct someone else!

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Her outfit is:
Chest – Robe of Resolve in Forest Green
Shoulders – Lore-Keeper’s Shoulders in Forest Green
Head – Runemaker’s Hat in Rivendell Green
Feet – Lesser Memory of the West Shoes in Rivendell Green

Magieriel will be visiting more of the libraries of Middle Earth, and sharing her journey’s with you all!

Angel of Edhelion

Once every 10 years, Magieriel journeys to the ruins of Edhelion to honor the memories of lost kin. She spent a lot of time in Edhelion herself, studying and adding to the knowledge kept there. She lost many friends in the tradgedy that befell the small community.

Looking out over the ruins from a bridge, she remembers the thriving community Edhelion once was.

Angel of Edhellion Redux - Remembering the Past

She pays her respects to the sacrifice of Talagan.

Angel of Edhellion Redux - Respect for the Fallen

She rests on one of the porches, lost in memory of long distant times and long gone friends.

Angel of Edhellion Redux - Sitting between Pillars

Her outfit is:
Chest – Reveller’s Gilded Party Dress in White
Shoulders – Shoulder Pads of Resolve in Rivendell Green
Back – Swan Cloak in Rivendell Green
Head – Fine Elven Circlet

This was one of my first stories to go with an outfit, even though the outfit is really a very simple one.  Thank you for viewing!