crown_of_antlers: A deer from LOTRO (LOTRO Deer)
2017-07-10 10:08 am
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The Lost Temple

My husband and I had our LOTRO characters venture into the Lost Temple instance yesterday. While exploring, I noticed this impressive view and had to take a screenshot.

crown_of_antlers: (Harmony - Palomino Horse)
2017-06-28 12:38 pm
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The Sunflower Steed

Here is this year's Summer Festival Steed. I like the fact that the head is mostly uncovered except for a normal looking halter/bridle.



Not only did Glorwenn barter for this steed, she also got all of the corresponding pieces for her future war-steed (except for the huge basket of sunflowers).

Edited to add: Here is Calicia with the pony version of the steed.

crown_of_antlers: A deer from LOTRO (LOTRO Deer)
2017-06-23 11:49 am
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Glorawenn and Her Mini-Me Credella

Typically my Hobbit hunter Credella adventures with my Second String fellowship (consisting of my elven Warden Caladwyn, my elven Minstrel Manastian, and of course Credella). But occasionally she crosses paths with her idol; my elven hunter Glorawenn.

They are wearing the same armor and each riding the Steed of the Yield.

crown_of_antlers: (Harmony - Palomino Horse)
2017-06-17 08:14 am
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Shirefest - Day One

Glorawenn and Andranel spent all of yesterday afternoon and the early part of the evening dancing to the music of Shirefest's talented musicians. They were shocked and appalled however when the band Struck By Moonlight was joined on the stage by a strip-teasing dwarf. Thankfully the dwarf at least left his pants on. (This wasn't a troll. The song they were playing was in fact about a dwarf who liked to strip tease, and the song's lyrics including begging the dwarf to leave his pants on. So he was in fact part of the show.)



My elves may have been shocked and appalled by the stripping dwarf, but I thought it was funny, especially when other members of the audience started yelling, "MY EYES! MY EYES!"
crown_of_antlers: A deer from LOTRO (LOTRO Deer)
2017-06-15 11:05 am
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Her Crown of Antlers

The process wasn't always easy, but Glorawenn managed to finish the Scavenger Hunt series and get her "Crown of Antlers" pet.

crown_of_antlers: A deer from LOTRO (LOTRO Deer)
2017-06-12 12:15 pm
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More Mount Matching

This is another unexpected outfit and mount match.



Shoulders : Lesser Shoulder Guards of Dungost (sienna)
Chest: Lesser Breastplate of Dungost (sienna)
Legs: Lesser Leggings of Dungost (sienna)
Feet: Ceremonial Memory of the West Boots (rust)
Hands: Bracers of the Gentle Stag (sienna)
Back: Sturdy Elven Quiver (sienna)

Horse: Steed of the Yield
crown_of_antlers: (Harmony - Palomino Horse)
2017-06-11 12:02 pm
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Shirefest on Crickhollow

It's that time of year again; Shirefest
crown_of_antlers: A deer from LOTRO (Default)
2017-06-06 11:17 am
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Gold on Gold

Being a Mirkwood Wood Elf, Andranel normally wears clothing and armor which has been dyed shades of green or brown, but I decided to try matching the Robe of the Learned Stag with the Prized Malledhrim Horse. I was pleasantly surprised to find that with the robe dyed gold, it goes perfectly with the trappings on this mount.

crown_of_antlers: A deer from LOTRO (LOTRO Deer)
2017-05-30 03:10 pm
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She's a Happy Hobbit Now

While browsing the items at the auction house this afternoon, Calicia found a pet cow that another player had posted for sale. Without hesitation, she handed over the required amount of gold and the cow was hers. Calicia is a happy Hobbit lass now.

crown_of_antlers: A deer from LOTRO (LOTRO Deer)
2017-05-26 12:03 pm
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Poor Calicia

I was beginning to think that my level 64 characters just might be able to do all of the anniversary scavenger hunt quests, but alas it was not to be. Year Seven's quests were released yesterday and none of my characters are high enough to do any of the quests. Not only is Glorawenn, my wood elf hunter, very disappointed that she won't be able to get the White Stag pet, but Calicia is bitterly disappointed that she can't get the cow pet which is the reward for Year Seven's quests.

I hope the LOTRO developers are happy; they made a Hobbit lass cry.

crown_of_antlers: (Harmony - Palomino Horse)
2017-04-18 10:17 am
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The Prized Gray Company Steed

I primarily write about what my First String Fellowship is doing, but the Second String Fellowship is also questing in Enedwaith right now. My warden Caladwyn is quite fond of her new mount, the Prized Gray Company Steed, which uses the same model as the Steed of the Dusk Watch, and the Prized Esteldin Horse (which is Glorawenn's favorite horse).



To be honest I wish more LOTRO steeds were like the Esteldin/Dusk Watch/Gray Company horse with just a basic saddle, saddle packs, saddle pad, and not much covering the horse's head other than the bridle. I like being able to see the actual horse and not have it entirely covered with garish trappings. The only thing I would change about this particular horse model is I would have the mane hanging down loose rather than in a tight braid.
crown_of_antlers: A deer from LOTRO (LOTRO Deer)
2017-04-13 05:53 pm
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Calcia, the Little Wonder

Calicia, who has been questing in Enedwaith with Glorawenn and Andranel, recently completed all of the deeds for that area, including the "Little Wonders" deed. She now proudly wears the "Little Wonder" title.

To celebrate, she went to the skirmish camp in Enedwaith and bartered for a new outfit; the chest and leggings from the Dunlammed set. She almost bought the hat, but decided to stick with the one that she's been wearing since she helped the small town of Archet fight off a gang of brigands.Read more... )
crown_of_antlers: A deer from LOTRO (LOTRO Deer)
2017-04-11 10:24 pm
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LOTRO Fan Art

I created some LOTRO fan art, starring Andranel my Lore Master. I gave him the hair I wish the characters could have in the game.

crown_of_antlers: (Harmony - Palomino Horse)
2017-04-01 10:07 am
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Steed of Ethuil

Although I wasn't going to bother, I decided at almost the last minute to get the Steed of Ethuil, which is last year's LOTRO spring festival steed. It's a bit too festive for normal adventuring, but perfect for attending concerts and festivals.

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crown_of_antlers: (Harmony - Palomino Horse)
2017-03-22 06:22 pm
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The Prized Algraig Steed

Although it's not a palomino, I think the Prized Algraig Steed works well with Glorawenn.



At the moment Glorawenn's off-hand weapon is a dagger that is enchanted to give off a blue glow when she's near orc-kind. Shortly after getting this horse, she happened to ride past an area where half-orcs were lurking and the steed's white mane began to glow blue. It took a few minutes for me to remember the enchantment on the dagger and realized that the horse's mane was reflecting the dagger's enchantment. So for a moment I wondered, "why is this horse's mane turning blue?"
crown_of_antlers: A deer from LOTRO (LOTRO Deer)
2017-03-13 10:15 am
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The Huntsman

Now this is a crown of antlers.

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And speaking of antlers, we're getting deer cosmetic pets in the near future. One is normal sienna colored doe, the other is a white stag (which of course is my trademark for my line of artwork). With this update LOTRO will be giving me everything I've wanted in a game. It looks like my crying and begging to the developers to give us deer has paid off. ;)
crown_of_antlers: A deer from LOTRO (LOTRO Deer)
2017-02-05 09:15 am
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A Cold Ride Through Forochel

Being a person who likes snow and cold weather, I quite liked this zone.

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crown_of_antlers: A deer from LOTRO (LOTRO Deer)
2017-01-18 09:41 am
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The night sky over Enedwaith

My characters were heading out to hunt shadow wolves and saw this.

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This screen has been uploaded to my new TinyPic account. The site isn't bad, but I'm not going to upload my images from Live Journal there just yet. There's a lot to transfer and I don't want to do it any more times than I have to. I'd prefer to have those images uploaded here if at all possible.

At least the TinyPic account will work for new images. And perhaps I'll end up liking it enough to make it my primary image hosting service.
crown_of_antlers: A deer from LOTRO (LOTRO Deer)
2016-12-29 02:48 pm
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The Third String Fellowship

Now that it's known that the license for LOTRO has been renewed and that the game is not about to be shut down, I've created a third group of characters to multi-box. I'll be referring to them as "the Third String". They are Halasinda (a warden), Rodmond (a hunter), and Wilena (a minstrel).

ThirdString


Class-wise they are identical to my Second String but consist entirely of hobbits.

I mentally roleplay them as cousins who got a taste for adventure after they were briefly kidnapped by brigands (Strider once again saved the day. I wonder if he gets tired of rescuing kidnapped humans and hobbits). They just finished earning tokens (and LOTRO points) at Frostbluff and are now ready to start some serious adventuring.
crown_of_antlers: (Harmony - Palomino Horse)
2016-12-21 01:27 pm
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Steed of Winters Light - Pony Version

The pony version of the 2016 Yule festival steed is adorable. My minstrel Calcia (and her hunter twin sister Credella) are very happy with it.

YulePony