Can you believe that I haven't posted an actual LOTRO outfit since April? It certainly feels nice to get back this! The first thing I did when I got back was figure out what I've used in outfitting (and how frequently) as well as what I haven't used. Needless to say, I've heavily favored a few pieces. One piece, the center of this design, the Hauberk of the Eagle's Crest, hasn't been used until now. You'd think that having a particular piece for more than two years would mean I use it more often. Nope. After fooling around with it, I discovered why it sat in storage. Only the white portions of the piece actually dye, leaving you with a primarily navy color.
So, as I was designing this, I tried to think of a theme and a character to apply this to. Focusing on the eagle emblem, I tried to think of pieces that provided some sort of edge or a sharpness, perhaps even talon-like, while avoiding something altogether cumbersome. They might be hard to see in these pictures, since they blend in, but the Shoulders of the Ancient Tongue gave me exactly what I needed. And I was a bit shocked how a piece that usually stuck out like a sore thumb worked incredibly well. My champion worked quite well with this outfit. Her two swords, I envisioned, were the equivalent of an eagle's talons, which are used to both attack and defend. The rest of the pieces fall into place as I kept with a navy and white theme.
|Satella, looking south across the Entwash towards Aldburg, her home. (Aldburg better be included in Helm's Deep!)|
Hope you enjoyed this!
Head: Vibrant Eastemnet Campaign Circlet (Navy, T8 Tailor Recipe)
Shoulders: Shoulders of the Ancient Tongue (Navy, Dar Narbugud helmet barter token)
Chest: Hauberk of the Eagle's Crest (White, LOTRO Store or Lockbox)
Hands: Lesser Secret of the West Gauntlets (Navy, Ost Dunhoth Burglar set)
Feet: Ceremonial Boots of the North Star (Navy, Rift cosmetic skirmish camp barter)