- Use specific gear--namely the Golden Host Coat of Haleness and/or the Wood-wanderer's Cloak
- Make an outfit befitting of a Mirkwood soldier, loosely based on Thranduil's armored appearance in Battle of the Five Armies
- Make something that matches/compliments the Blue Roan Steed.
The first two ideas ended up going nowhere. Whatever I did create felt, at best, rushed and lacking completion. However, the idea to match this steed intrigued me...especially since I don't own it. It was removed from the Spring Festival token vendors before I started playing LOTRO and I refused to drop 70 mithril coins for one this year when it returned. I had to search for an image, several in fact, that way I knew what I was working with. For those of you who haven't seen it, here's a picture:
|Image courtesy of Wandering Around Arda|
These outfits are dedicated to those who own the Blue Roan Steed!
Shoulders: Ceremonial Shoulders of the Gloom-bane (White, skirm camp cosmetics vendor - Rift Heavy Armor)
Back: Plain Cloak (Black, any starter area Outfitter)
Chest: Medium Nadhin Jacket (Turquoise, Dol Amroth Medium Armor vendor or post-50 world drop)
Hands: Ceremonial Gloves of the Gloom-bane (White, skirm camp cosmetics vendor - Rift Heavy Armor)**
Feet: Ceremonial Boots of the Gloom-bane (White, skirm camp cosmetics vendor - Rift Heavy Armor)
**White is also another alternative for these gloves, though it will make the brown areas of the palms stand out.
Head: Turquoise Summer Circlet (Turquoise, LOTRO Store or Anniversary Festival gift-box reward)
Shoulders: Shoulders of the Westfold (Default, Rise of Isengard pre-order cosmetic)
Chest: Gossamer Dress (Turquoise, skirm camp cosmetics vendor)
Shoulders: Snow-dusted Traveling Shoulders (Black, Yule Festival barter reward)
Back: Plain Cloak (Turquoise, any starter area Outfitter)***
Chest: Sellsword's Hauberk (Turquoise, LOTRO Store or random lockbox reward)
Hands: Dunland Caretaker's Patched Bracers (Black, Dunland quest reward)**
Feet: Ceremonial Shoes of the Stone-student (Black, skirm camp cosmetics vendor - Moria Light Armor)
**Skin is available at Lalia's Market at the time of posting.
***Black is also a lovely alternative for the cloak here, though I prefer the turquoise for color balance.