The Silvan Elves of the Third Age were descended from the Nandor of the Elder Days. Called in Sindarin the Tawarwaith, or Forest-folk, Silvan Elves were probably the most numerous of the Elves remaining in Middle-earth by the time of the War of the Ring. They dwelled in the forests they loved, often ruled by Noldorin or Sindarin families, and kept an uneasy eye on the gathering Shadow in the East.
This Elf is a watcher in the woods, a silvan sentinel. He is arrayed in the green hues of his forest home, and his clothing is decorated with autumnal leaves symbolic of the fading of his kind. A close-fitting helm of boiled leather protects his head and face yet leaves his hearing unimpaired, while a mantle and short-sleeved jacket provide freedom of movement. A silken scarf in a delicate celadon-green can prove useful if he sustains an injury that must be bound. Rather than heavy boots, he is shod only in light slippers, for he must be able to move swiftly and silently over the roots and stones of the forest path. No foe can hope to come upon him or his kinfolk at unawares.
As anyone who enjoys creating outfits in LOTRO knows, sometimes you get started on something that seems like it’s never going to work, and this was one of those outfits for me. I wanted to use the Tawarwaith Leggings since they are rarely seen, usually hidden under the popular Tawarwaith Robe. Trying for a less-homogenous outfit than the one you see here, I went through countless variations of helms, shoulders, gloves, and even chest pieces before finally settling on this combination. Then, when it was time to take pictures, the daylight was not cooperating with me, and I had only a few moments of dusk to get some shots. I didn’t get the same variety of interesting poses I usually try for. I hope the outfit and pictures don’t seem subpar thanks to my misadventures! It’s all part of the ups and downs of outfitting. Do you have any frustrating outfitting stories? Please share, if you like!
- Head: Elven Light Helm (purchased — Rivendell light armour vendor; or looted — world drop/general), Rivendell green
- Shoulders: Tawarwaith Shoulder Pads (crafted — tailor T6/Malledhrim reputation), dark green
- Chest: Elven Leather Shirt (purchased — Rivendell medium armour vendor; or looted — world drop/general), sienna
- Hands: Tawarwaith Gloves (crafted — tailor T6/Malledhrim reputation), dark green
- Legs: Tawarwaith Leggings (crafted — tailor T6/Malledhrim reputation), dark green
- Feet: Rock-climber’s Shoes (crafted — tailor T6), Rivendell green
Tips: The helm in this outfit has the same appearance as the Helm of Remmirath (looted — world drop/level 41). Instead of Tawarwaith shoulders and gloves, you could swap in the Rock-climber pieces (crafted — tailor T6) if you’d like to mirror the gold trim on the shoes in the upper body.
Wardrobe Update! This outfit has been updated.