Well, I have put myself in a bit of a pickle. Half of my “main” characters (I have four) are transferred to my new server, and half are still on the old server. What this means for me cosmetically is that roughly 2/3s of my clothes are on one server, and 1/3 left on the old. I intended to make another Rohan outfit this week to match the Esteldin mount, but it can be frustrating to try to make something new when the ideas involve some costly item a server away, so I will leave that for when my main four are reunited within a couple of weeks.
This outfit is one of my oldest surviving outfits, made just after Isengard was released. It was part of my “RAINBOW OF ELYS” project. Every character wore a different color of the rainbow, and I kept them like that for months. This was Red Ely, obviously, though she originally looked like this. Some of my characters I still dress predominately in their designated color; my captain is still usually in red, my minstrel still usually in sky blue. The hunter drew the short straw and got orange, and boy was it ugly. And I cheated on yellow and used gold instead for my champion.
The mount Red Ely is riding is the Eriador horse, earned by attaining kindred with just about every faction in Eriador. That means you need to cozy up to these people:
Council of the North (Angmar)
Men of Bree
The Grey Company (Enedwaith & beyond)
The Wardens of Annuminas (Evendim)
The Lossoth of Forochel
The Eglain (Lonelands)
Rangers of Esteldin (North Downs)
The Mathom Society (Shire)
Elves of Rivendell
Algraig, Men of Enedwaith
Once you’re the most popular hero in all the land, you get this handsome, 168% speed horse. The most tedious faction to earn was the Algraig and Grey Company, in my opinion. There are no rep items, so you can’t buy the rep on the auction house (my favorite option) or massacre enemies for it. No, you’re stuck with daily quests. Yuck.
The headpiece (which I otherwise love) clips horribly, especially when she moves. I love its soft gold parts, and I love the soft gold in the cloak; I wish the hauberk shared that soft gold. Looking back on this outfit, there’s a bit I’d do differently today. I used those gloves and boots whenever I couldn’t think of anything else. I didn’t use any shoulders and it probably could use some. I might have gone back to the original hauberk for its soft gold.
Next week, if my server situation is still wonky, I might share my oldest surviving outfit of all! Oh boy oh boy!!
Head: Song-Caller’s hat, crimson (Moria, barter)
Cloak: Cloak of the Mallorn, crimson (LOTRO Store)
Chest: Hauberk of the Mirrormere, crimson (LOTRO Store)
Gloves: Scorched Ox-Hide Gauntlets, crimson (Dunland, quest)
Boots: Nightshade Boots, crimson (Dunland, quest)
Mount: Eriador Horse