crown_of_antlers: A deer from LOTRO (LOTRO Deer)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
It's that time of year again; Shirefest
crown_of_antlers: A deer from LOTRO (Default)
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)
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)
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: A deer from LOTRO (LOTRO Deer)
I haven't forgotten about or abandoned this blog. The reason I haven't felt like writing entries is because of the ear issues I have been dealing with since the middle of March. This past Thursday I finally went to see my doctor and she feels I have been dealing with Eustachian Tube Dysfunction. She put me on antibiotics and as of this morning I appear to finally be on the mend. My ear is still creaking a little, but it no longer feels plugged up and the dizziness is gone.

Now that the symptoms I've been living with appear to finally be fading away I hope to get back to regular updating. LOTRO just celebrating its tenth anniversary and my characters are currently working their way through the Scavenger Hunt quests. As I type this, my two groups of level 63 characters are working on one of the "Year Five" quest.

I am hopeful that they can do enough quests to get the Friendly Deer pet and the Majestic White Stag pet. As I've mentioned before, the only single thing the LOTRO lacks for me is the ability for my main character to have a deer pet. If Glorawenn can get those deer, LOTRO really will have given me everything I've ever wanted from a game.
crown_of_antlers: (Harmony - Palomino Horse)
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)
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 (Mule Deer Doe)
While taking a walk this morning I saw a whitetail doe and a small flock of mallard ducks standing in a partial circle with their heads together. They seemed to be conducting a secret meeting. I hope they aren't conspiring against us.
crown_of_antlers: A deer from LOTRO (LOTRO Deer)
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: (DeMordrey Raven)
Over the weekend I added a fancy clothing store to Crow's Rock Castle. The store sells cloaks, cavalier hats, frock-coats and satin gowns, plus some "broaches" which can be used on the clothes to add points to charisma and persuasion skills. I also added the "Tailoring" dummies that were added by Project Q which allows the player to change the colors and styles of their clothing and cloaks. My Princess character wasted a good bit of time trying on fancy dresses and formal cloaks before settling on an outfit which suited her.Read more... )
crown_of_antlers: (DeMordrey Raven)
Have I mentioned how much I love the NPC Activities scripts? Silly question; I've frequently mentioned how much I love this versatile system for setting up my NPCs.

Now that Crow's Rock Castle is feeling like a populated city, I've been adding some details to the waypoints used by the NPCs to create the illusion that they really do have lives of their own that go on when the player isn't around.

In my previous entry I included a screenshot of a wife of one of the guards working in her tiny garden. I gave the couple a daughter who wanders around nearby during the day. Her father is on duty near the merchant stalls, and occasionally this little girl - who is carrying a loved and worn out ragdoll - goes over to say hello to her father. cut for screenshots )
crown_of_antlers: (DeMordrey Raven)
The town isn't yet as populated as I would like, but it's getting there and is no longer just a group of buildings surrounded by a tall stone wall. Read more... )

On another note entirely, I am beyond sick of dealing with this sinus infection. My head always feels like it's being squeezed and my ears keep popping. I can't remember ever having an early spring cold that feels as bad as the one I've been dealing with this year.
crown_of_antlers: (DeMordrey Raven)
Although it's been over a month since I added Crow's Rock Castle to the Ancaria module, I'm afraid I haven't gotten much done with it due to other things I've been working on. Not to mention this annoying sinus infection that refuses to go away and has been hanging on for around three weeks. In spite of these distractions, I managed to get a couple of ambient details in place that gives an idea of what Crow's Rock will be like when it's done.Read more... )
crown_of_antlers: (Harmony - Palomino Horse)
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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