crown_of_antlers: (Harmony - Palomino Horse)
We got back from our trip out west in time to take part in LOTRO's Fall Festival. That means that it's time for my characters to saddle up their Steeds of Gloaming Autumn. Since this is last year's festival steed it means that this is the last time players will able to barter for it with tokens earned through the festival. After this players who want this steed will have to use Mithril Coins.

My characters who are taking part in the festival are all riding this steed and dressed in same outfit that Glorawenn is wearing (the male characters are wearing the tunic and trousers version of this particular cosmetic).

Body: Gown of Autumn Nights
Cloak: Spooky Cloak of the Bat
Head: Harvest Brew Circlet.
crown_of_antlers: (Harmony - Palomino Horse)
I'm using this screenshot as my current desktop wallpaper; Glorawenn (gold maiden) on her gold-pinto Steed of the Yield.

When she finally gets her warsteed I plan to make it look like this. The horse and rider look so good together.
crown_of_antlers: (Harmony - Palomino Horse)
I'm still doing outfit and mount matching. Glorawenn, who is currently questing in Dunland, recently received the Scout's Weathered Jacket as a quest reward. Dyed turquoise, the jacket goes well with the Steed of Rivendell.

Since Credella is Glorawenn's mini-me, she has also dyed her Weathered Jacket turquoise to match her Steed of Rivendell pony.

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: 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: 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: (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: (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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crown_of_antlers: (Harmony - Palomino Horse)
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: (Harmony - Palomino Horse)
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.

crown_of_antlers: (Harmony - Palomino Horse)
LOTRO's 2016 Yule Festival started yesterday, and Glorawenn promptly headed for Frostbluff to get the new steed. She's currently working to get the warsteed cosmetics in case I ever manage to get her to a high enough level to get a warsteed (I started playing LOTRO two years ago this week and I'm still no there yet).

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crown_of_antlers: (Harmony - Palomino Horse)
Now that we're in the holiday season, it's time for Glorawenn to saddle her Steed of Winter Winds.

Winter Winds Steed
crown_of_antlers: (Harmony - Palomino Horse)
Yesterday my fellowship managed to achieve Kindred status with the Malladhrim (a faction of Lothlorien Elves who have ventured into Mirkwood). The faction offers two mounts which can be bartered for. Being a hunter who likes to keep to the shadows when tracking the enemy, Glorawenn chose the Smokey Black Steed.

Andranel went with the other mount which I will share screens of in the next entry. Glorawenn, Andranel, and Calcia also all received the Elf Ambassador's Horse which is a reward for reaching Kindred with all three of the elven factions (Elves of Rivendell, Galadhrim (Lothlorien), and Malladhrim (Mirkwood). Screens of this meta-deed mount will also be shared in a future entry.

For now, here are screens of Glorawenn's new smokey black steed. I know the lighting isn't great in these shots, but Mirkwood is a dark forest unlike the Golden Wood of Lothlorien.


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