|Love that Burglar-exclusive dagger throwing action! Been a while since I've shared a combat screenshot...|
In my wardrobe is a decently sized stockpile of cosmetics earned from my questing, bartering, and dungeoning when Ered Mithrin and the Iron Hills were LOTRO's endgame zones. Those cosmetic skins are perfect for any dwarf character, in terms of design and how they sit on the body. I still experiment with them, seeing if I can create anything worthwhile and I discovered I hadn't put one of the light chestpieces to use, the Reinforced Soothing Waistcoat of the Adventurer. As this dwarf can't travel very far in LOTRO, I use ItemTreasury so supplement my wardrobe. In the end, I chose boot and glove skins from Dunland to complete the look. It's a rugged appearance that ties together the dwarven fashion and the noiseless, flexible attire fitting of the stealthy Burglar class. And, of course, that Fur Mantle is a perfect fit for any dwarf!
Originally, I was intending to use some wonderful gloves and boots from the Grey Mountain Stalwart sets, which I saw ItemTreasury's Cosmetic Hand section. They do make a delightful pairing with the waistcoat. I hadn't collected them yet, as my figments are always being spent on something! I make my way to the Adventurer's Quartermaster in Skarhald and it seems those gloves and boots can't be acquired currently. What I didn't know is that all of the figment cosmetics had been pulled from the Skarhald Adventurer's Quartermaster (a non-seasonal vendor) and transferred to the Curator NPC sometime in March 2019. It made me livid and simply thinking about it still does. But what can I do about it? That Curator NPC should be year-round that way figments can be freely spent.
Speaking of which, SSG will be bringing back the Curator on March 26th as noted in this very generous announcement from Standing Stone Games!
Shouders: Fur Mantle (Umber, Yule Festival token barter reward)
Back: Light Cloak of the Grey Mountain Stalwart (Walnut Brown, Curator NPC)
Chest: Reinforced Soothing Waistcoat of the Adventurer (Ashenslades green, reward from the Coffer of Adventurer's Armour - Light bartered from the Adventurer's Quartermaster)**
Hands: Hill-man's Cracked Leather Gauntlets (Ashenslades green, reward from the quest Throw the Yoke)***
Feet: Dunbog Watcher's Studded Boots (Ashenslades green, reward from the quest Back to Lhan Rhos)***
Main hand/Off-hand: Fimreg's Dirk (Reward from the quest Further Upstream)
**There is an Iron Hills quest called Infiltrating Er Shamol that rewards the same chest skin. It's a great alternative to handing over those precious endgame Embers of Enchantment.
***As always, Dunland gear skins can be obtained from multiple quests. Check the RoI Cosmetics guide created by the LOTRO Stylist if the listed quests have been completed.