Saturday, December 14, 2019

Winter's Wings

Another year has come and gone in LOTRO. The Yule Festival's here (running from December 12, 2019 to Janurary 8, 2020) and it's a time of year marked by mirth and warmth, celebration, charitable acts, and the comfort of friends and family. Keep an eye on global channels, the forums, and social media for special seasonal events! Secret Santas and kinship parties are very popular through New Years. This is when I temporarily slow down with Material Middle-earth, as there are a variety of events to enjoy!

With the start of Yule Festival, I also break out the cold weather outfits. This latest appearance uses two of the Ice Flower skins, available at Frostbluff for the first time. They're a delightful reskin, and a more universal one in my opinion, of the Fall Festival's Autumn Traveller cosmetics. With a larger variety of color, they boast a greater flexibility and are easier to mix with other sets. And this year, I made another warm and feathered appearance suited to adventuring in inclement and often snowy regions, drawing on skins from various regions of Middle-earth.

Thankfully, SSG is giving us almost a month to enjoy the Yule Festival. Plenty of time to collect the newest cosmetics! For those of us that are curious or haven't had a chance to visit Frostbluff yet, previews of the latest barter rewards are available at Wandering Around Arda. Please stop by and thank Gloredh for diligently collecting screenshots of festival items every year!

Last, but not least, as this will likely be my final outfit this year:

Happy Holidays from Material Middle-earth!
~May you be blessed with the love of family and friends this season~

Shoulders: Lesser Arrow of the West Shoulder Guards (Lavender, bartered from the Novice's Quartermaster in Harndirion)
Back: Cloak of the Wise Wanderer (Default, bartered with figments from the seasonal Curator NPC)**
Chest: Ice Flower Jacket (Lavender, Yule Festival barter reward)
Legs: Ice Flower Trousers (Lavender, Yule Festival barter reward)
Hands: Strong Gauntlets of the Towers (Default, High-enchanter NPC found in Mordor)
Feet: Thick Sabatons of the Towers (Default, High-enchanter NPC found in Mordor)

**If you don't have access to this cloak, I recommend the Swan-cloak which can be earned from the old Sturdy Steel Key lootboxes or purchased from the LOTRO Store for 295 LP.

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