Outlander

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Definition of OUTLANDER: a person who belongs to another region, culture, or group.
Synonyms:
foreigner, nonnative, stranger, outsider.

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This outfit has been inspired by two things. The first is my Elf Rune-Keeper, Kestrial, has been questing in Rohan and needed a new adventuring outfit for the region. Rohan is a kingdom of Men and my Elf is an Outlander here. Although the work that needs to be done here effects all of Middle Earth and the people of Rohan have been grateful for my assistance.

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This chest piece was a quest reward I picked up upon first crossing into Western Rohan. I really loved the leather on it and I loved how the dyeable part was the shirt underneath. I began playing around with how it looked with the different leg pieces I had in my wardrobe.

I paired it with Tavol-Socas, a very unique looking pair of leggings that drops from Isengard Instances. I worked around the strip of red that does not dye on these pants by dying the shoulders a red color.

I originally found these shoulders off of the Ministrel Trainer in the Ettenmoors but they have been removed from the game. There are alternative ways to get them though. If you are a light armor wearer you have a chance of finding them from Hobbit Presents. They can sometimes be found in Lalia’s market.

From there I began playing around with different dye colors that would go well with the red and went with Steel Blue. This is the first outfit I am using the new dye color, Steel Blue, in.

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The second inspiration for this outfit…..and please all you avid Lord of the Rings fans please forgive me, was my excitement over one of my favorite books being made into a T.V. series. Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander has come to the screen and I am so very excited!

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If you add the Sage’s Pack, a cosmetic backpack from the Lotro Store, this outfit transforms into Claire Elizabeth Beauchamp Randall Fraser. The heroine in the Outlander book series.

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If you are not a fan of the books then please disregard my second inspiration for this outfit and focus on my first. haha! :)

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Shoulders: Mathom-hunter’s Mantle, dyed Red (Hobbit Presents)
Chest: Cuirass of Manipulation, dyed Steel Blue (Helms Deep quest reward)
Hands: Lore-Keeper’s Gloves, dyed Red (Barad Guldur Light 65 Set from Skirmish Camp Classic Vendor)
Legs: Tavol-Socas, dyed Steel Blue (BoE dropped from Isengaurd Instances)
Feet: Threadbear Boots of the Dunland Healer, dyed Black (Quest:Lost in the Mail)
*Optional* Back: Sage’s Pack, dyed Steel Blue (Lotro Store)

Happy Holidays 2013

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Playing in the snow on Yuletide,
ice makes my boots slip and slide.
Snow forms in my gloved hands,
excitement as my snowball lands.

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