Sparkling Snow

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At the end of 2018 three long-running quality fashion bloggers (Cosmetic LotRO, Material Middle-Earth, and Wandering around Arda) got together to host a Yule Outfit contest.  The above screenie was my own entry 🙂  The competition was fierce, and the three top outfits selected as winners definitely deserved the honors – congratulations to them!   Many of the other entries were also of very high quality also – if you did not check out the link posted to view them all and you want to please click here.

I wanted to share my own entry, some additional shots, and outfit details before the true winter was over in my part of the world, so now is the time.  I decided to add in a couple of pets, because they are not only thematically appropriate – they are also cute!

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Her outfit is:

Shoulders – Lesser Arrow of the West Shoulder Guards in Red
Back – Wintry Yule Cloak in Moria Silver
Chest – Vestments of the Northern Sky in Moria Silver
Hands – Wildemore Survivor’s Light Gloves in Red
Feet – Ajokoira Shoes in Red
Hands – Yule Sparkler

Pets included are the Snowy Owl and the Yule Rabbit

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By the Deep Blue Sea

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.

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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 🙂

Looking for Gold

Reznora is quite the intrepid hobbit adventuress, and one of her newest discoveries is a love of treasure hunting!   She was recently taught by the dwarves of the Blue Mountain how to pan for gold, so off she went to find a possible stream to pan.  She decide on the shallow waterways in Western Gondor, near the town of Calembel.  To be honest probably not the best choice, as the Gondorian folk have been living in the area for a long time, but its where she wanted to go!  (I would have thought the river flowing down through Enedwaith from Draigoch’s lair would be a better choice, but hobbits do what hobbits want to do…).  She did have some success, but I secretly believe some Gondorian nobleman’s purse had torn and lost some coins in the shallow river crossing upstream.

This outfit was inspired by my desire to have a sturdy travelers outfit for this hobbit adventuress.  With the cured leather pants and gloves, rolled up shirtsleeves, and snazzy padded red vest – Reznora certainly fits the bill of an adventurous hobbit lass.  Add in the backpack full of important supplies and a steed laden with the remainer of the supples (and her own snazzy red gear) – this team is ready to head off into the wilderness for adventure!

 

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Her outfit is:

Chest – Arth-Crus in White

Gloves – Gloves of Resolve in Umber

Pants – Ceremonial Wandering Bard’s Leggings in Umber

Back- Treasure Hunter’s Pack in Crimson

 

 

WarSteed Trentina is wearing:

Rune Keeper’s Caparison in Red

Light Halter of the Sutcrofts in Red

Light Leggings of the Entwash in Red

Burglar’s Gear

White Knight of Gondor

White is a tricky color in LotRO, as so many items will dye more of a grey when you try to apply a white dye to them.  But I was on a mission, and I wanted a white knight theme!  So with time, some work in the Ettenmoors, and updates releasing relevant pieces – the White Knight of Gondor was born 🙂

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I chose a location outside of Osgiliath at night, partially in the Anduin, to show off my creation.  I had to remind myself what brought up the personal lantern, as it had been a while since my last night time photo shoot 🙂  My only unhappiness is with the greenish mottled cloud look in the sky.  As the screenies were taken over a couple of different night time cycles and at various times in the night cycle, I am not sure I can explain it other than location?  I even double checked my other night time shots that were in different locations in ME (Bree, Moors, Frostbluff, etc) and they did not have that.  I decided it was due to the pollution smog-effect from the orcs and other evil beings inhabiting Osgiliath for so long!

Her outfit is:

Chest – Jacket of the Causeway in White

Shoulders – Shoulder of the Armoury in Black

Hands – Gauntlets of the Causeway in Black

Feet – Boots of the Steely Dawn

Back – Durable Cloak of the Citadel Guard Captain

 

Steed Absinthe is wearing:

The Citadel Guard Set (Caparison, Halter, Legs all in White – plus the Accessory)

 

Avorrim Dream

Arianya was invited to visit the Avorrim while she was in West Gondor assisting the men of Gondor with the corsairs.  The Avorrim elves are kin of Cirdan, who she trained under many years ago.   Cirdan sent them to watch over the old port of Edhellond on the Belfalas coast, and there they have remained.  They keep to their caverns mostly, and maintain a polite but distant relationship with the men of Gondor.

The Avorrim fully welcomed Arianya as kin during her visit, giving her the opportunity to shed her armor and fully relax, even if for a short time.  Their caverns are full of light and elvish splendor, making them a wonderful place for rest!

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Her outfit is:

Chest – Exquisite Elven Dress in Grey

Head – Woodland Crown

Shoulders – Lore-keeper’s Shoulders in Grey

This is an outfit I’ve had on Arianya for a while, although rarely as the active outfit.  I like the blend of brown and grey tones, with almost a hint of green to them.  It was not until the release of the Woodland Crown that I really felt it was complete.  I hope you enjoy this relatively simple, yet elegant, outfit too!

Winterhome for the Holidays

Tis the holiday season!  Anmorata is heading to Winterhome to celebrate with friends and family.

As the evening falls and the light starts to change, she sees the town of Winterhome through the trees.

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She has grown chilled during her travel here, so first she warms up by the fire.  It appears she is the first to arrive, as the town is calm and quiet.

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She strolls through town, checking old familiar sights and just simply playing around.

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And last but not least, she visits an old friend just outside of town before heading to the inn for the night!

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Her outfit is:
Chest – Wintery Yule Robe in Red
Shoulders – Grimbeorn’s Shoulders in Red
Feet – Ajokoira Shoes in Red
Gloves – Extravagant Festival Gloves in Red
Back – Fancy Snow-cloak in Red

Thank you for reading as always!  For anyone very curious, these screenies were actually taken last year after the winter festival ended.  I just left my poor champ there and hoped that there would be no other lingering folks touring the now quiet and empty Winterhome 😀

Edit:  I was looking at steed cosmetics and this is what I came up with to match / compliment this outfit.

 

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Steed Absinthe is wearing:
Snow-beast Caparison in Red
Snow-beast Halter in Red
Hunter’s Leggings in Red
Dagorlad Accessory

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

I wish all my fellow Americans a happy thanksgiving, and the rest of the world have a great day too!

Thank you Delphinia for helping today 😀

Good cheer

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Good company

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And a nice gallop through the apple orchard!

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Delphinia is wearing:

Chest – Farmer’s Fancy Dress undyed

Back – Pack of the Yield

And she is riding the Steed of Michel Delving

 

Elementals – Air

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

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Learning by observing – time to release the spirit guide!

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Feeling light and free

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Time to spread our wings and fly!

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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

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.

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She pays her respects to the sacrifice of Talagan.

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

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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!