Here in the Sword-Halls of Dol Guldur, the forces of the Enemy train, overseen by the Champions of the Dark Lord. Many foes and friends have fallen in this bloodstained and corpse-ridden place, all unfortunate challengers in the Lieutenant's arena. Few have survived the assault brought forth by Dol Guldur, and Aerthain was one of them. The fights were rigorous and and the attacks of the enemy swift. His courage was tested and his wits sharpened within these blacked walls. Waves of orcs, goblins, and evil creatures were either run through by the spear tightly gripped in his hand or hewn down by the sword carried at his side. His victory had been granted begrudgingly by the Lieutenant, who had observed the battle and refused to expend further resources on Aerthain. In his heart, Aerthain knew that this was only a temporary victory, for the Enemy would certain redouble it's efforts. A single man could only do so much...
And here a couple pieces from the awesome looking heavy Barad Guldur armor! These pieces certainly are difficult to color and coordinate if you don't use black or colors that compliment the teal portions of the armor. It's shame that teal doesn't exist as a dye color...it would certainly make working with the new BG sets a tad easier. It's been ages since I've made a dark outfit, so I settled with a surprisingly fun combination of black and greys to bring out the silvery chain mail in both the chest and leggings. I also discovered that your can really make the BG sets shine if you can successfully use gold-accented gear whenever you replace something from the full armor set.
Just a friendly reminder...the new Barad Guldur armor hasn't gone live yet! Perhaps on the 17th, it'll be available :)
Head: Circlet of Men (Washed, Anniversary Festival gift-box or LOTRO Store)
Shoulders: Ceremonial Shoulders of the Gloom-bane (Gold, Rift cosmetic skirm camp vendor)
Back: Cloak of the Ibis (Black, LOTRO Store)
Chest: Breastplate of the Deathstorm (Black, level 85 Barad Guldur gear, classic skirm camp vendor)
Legs: Leggings of the Deathstorm (Black, level 85 Barad Guldur gear, classic skirm camp vendor)
Hands: Ceremonial High-Protector's Gloves (Black, Helegrod cosmetic skirm camp vendor)
Feet: Ceremonial Boots of the Gloom-bane (Gold, Rift cosmetic skirm camp vendor)