Aerthain spends his days patrolling the mostly quiet shores of Nenuial. So little ever happens that he finds himself standing on sandy shores, leaning on his lightweight, yet sturdy javelin. Aerthain is not one to actively seek out danger and eliminate it. In fact, he prefers the opposite...to either let danger find him or let the actual warriors do the destroying. Though, he never complains when the opportunity for reconnaissance arises, so long as there's no chance of being caught. Combat is always the last resort for him, even when placed in difficult situations. Best described as passive defensive, Aerthain does what he can to keep the peace while limiting both the activities of tomb robbers and the occupying forces of Angmar.
It's not very often that I dress a character completely in heavy armor because of the aggravation I encounter with most heavy pieces. However, I did enjoy creating this by using the teal Captain's Moria set as a base. Until I get used to chain mail or large amount of chain links in many pieces, I'll stick with plate armor. I used the leggings in a previous outfit, but used new pieces everywhere else. Unlike previous designs, I tried to take shapes into account--not just the human male body, but also the contours and accents of the armor itself. I tried my best to give everything a sharper look versus the typical softer, rounder looks I tend to spotlight. I wanted an outfit that kept an air of intimidation over aggression and I believe that this did the trick between the bold yellows and dull navy blues.
And for a bit of important cosmetic news, keep an eye on Cosmetic LOTRO and The Starry Mantle for their joint NPC Look-alike contest! A Rohan Legendary Expansion package and TP are being distributed for prizes.
EDIT: In my search for future armored inspiration, I took a peek at Iaksones' blog only to realize I have practically duplicated his outfit, save for the color and shoulders. It's not the first time this has happened to me! Usually, it's a fellow kinsman and I that tend to both independently and unknowingly create the same ensemble. Just when you think you're being original... : p
Shoulders: Hall-general's Shoulders (Navy, Moria Captain vendor)
Back: Cloak of the Mallorn (Navy, LOTRO Store)
Chest: Hall-general's Breastplate (Navy, Moria Captain vendor)
Hands: Hall-general's Gauntlets (Navy, Moria Captain vendor)
Legs: Hall-general's Leggings (Navy, Moria Captain vendor)
Feet: Greaves of Growing Light (Navy, Draigoch random reward)