Hello and Welcome 🙂
I am a player of the game Lord of the Rings Online, and I’ve become very interested in the various fashions you can create for your characters there. I’ve been following a handful of LotRO fashion blogs, and realized I had enough unique ideas that I just might as well start my own blog!
My main character is a champion called Anmorata. This first post also doubles as her introduction, as she is one of my primary models. I do tend to use mostly my humans and elves as my models, although there are some things that look adorable on a hobbit! And here she is:
Anmorata of Rohan
Anmorata was born of the warrior Feomar of Harwick and his wife Cirrilia, a lovely woman of Gondorian descent. Unknown to her, her mother’s Gondor blood bequeathed her a bit of the longevity of the Numenorians, nothing like the life span of the pure bloods, but certainly more than an ordinary human. This would prove to be both a boon and a bane to this young woman.
Anmorata showed a strong aptitude for weapons at an early age, so her indulgent parents had her trained as a shield maiden along with her brother and the other young men. From the start she showed no interest in the shield and spear, only in the pure offensive power of the sword. Anmorata and one of her fellow trainees fell in love, and were planning to get married and start a life together. Tragically her brother, lover, and some other men were ambushed by a party of Khundolar easterlings while out on patrol. All excpet her brother were killed in this attack. He survived to bring home the news of this tradgedy, wounded terribly in body and mind. While her brother recovered from his wounds, she hunted the Khundolar who had done this heinous act. She found and slaughtered them all, but realized that this would not be enough. The problems besetting her lands were bigger than just her town and her family, and if she truely wanted to bring a stop to these types of acts she needed to join the larger war effort. So Anmorata set out on a journey, taking only her steed Absinthe (newly armored with gear taken from her Khundolar prey), her sword Minneyar, and some gear.
Early on in her travels she met Gandalf, who gave her a clear purpose and direction. Honing her skills and warrior instincts with intensive training, she became a warrior woman without peer and a positive influence on all she met. While in Rivendell she learned the secrets of weaponsmithing. In Gondor she fought the Corsairs, and learned how to sail a ship run by her distant cousin (a merchant captain of sometimes questionable morals). She inspired a couple of young hobbit lasses while in the Shire, inspiring them to start their own journeys. When freeing Erebor she saved a young man and woman from certain death in Dale – both of who went on to contribute greatly to the war effort. In Bree resting between adventures she met a young Beorning woman fresh from the Vale. After a long evening chat the young Beorning decided to use her natural talents to help in the war. Anmorata even inspired some more of the elves of Mirkwood to venture out again. She took her surname Warsong from a dwarf she met – who she held in high esteem, trust, and affection. The winds of war parted them, but perhaps someday…