Sunday, July 22, 2012

Infiltrator of Angmar - Lanael of Gladden

Lanael Tegaladwen has freqently penetrated deep into the reaches of Carn Dûm in an effort to undermine the plans of both the Witch-king and Mordirith. Garbed in blood-red robes, she manages to fool the servants of Angmar into thinking that she's one of their own. Although her elvish cloak was a source of suspicion, Lanael claimed it to be a trophy from slaughtering a wandering an elf lord. 

Lanael constantly drilled the information from the Angmarim from shadowed passages of the mountain fortess. While doing so, she carefully made it appear like a master was about to discipline her servant. Should he not cooperate, she would demonstrate her "sincerity" with a quick flash of power. Though not very fond of donning this mask and imitating the fear-inducing behavior of the Angmarim, Lanael knew it was for the benefit of the free peoples of Middle-Earth.

For quite some time, I've been wanting to take screenshots in Angmar, accompanied by a costume or two. I had found it difficult to do initially, given the bleakness of the regions north of the Ram Dúath. I hadn't been sure where to take a picture or what to wear until I started examining the inhabitants Angmar. It took some observing of the skins from the Corcur Hillmen and the Angmarim to find something I could realistically create. Ultimately, I decided on an outfit that would resemble an Angmarim...but the outift itself looked a tad on the ornate side to mock a simple Angmarim and too revealing for a Cargûl. So, I went out on a creative branch (possibly one that would exist outside of the lore) and created something that one could wear during the transition to becoming one of the lesser wraiths.

TIP: Normally, taking screenshots when the sun is to your back is not a good idea. However, in some cases it can enhance the mood of your outfit pictures and help illustrate your captions!

Head: Noriel's Leather Helm (Crimson, Great River quest reward)
Shoulders: Shoulder Pads of Solitary Thunder (Crimson, Orthanc purple RK vendor)
Back: Cloak of the Dreamflower (Crimson, Moria epic quest reward)
Chest: Armor of Resolve (Crimson, Orthanc purple gear Minstrel vendor)
Hands: Leather Bracers of the Gentle Stag (Sienna, Dunland quest rewards)
Feet: Ceremonial Nenuial's Boots (Washed, skirmish camp cosmetic vendor)
Special slot: Basic Rune-satchel of Dagor (Crimson, RK class vendor)

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