Fell Winter Fighter

The Fell Winter was a season of harsh weather beginning in November IIIA 2758. Heavy snowfall blanketed much of the North, and the rivers froze as far south as the Greyflood in Eriador and the middle reaches of Mirkwood in Rhovanion. Because of the early and persistent snows, food became scare, particularly in the Shire, where the Rangers of the North and Gandalf the Grey had to assist the Hobbits in order that they did not starve. The Fell Winter finally ended, amidst widespread destructive flooding, in March IIIA 2759, but not before packs of white wolves had crossed the frozen Brandywine River and attacked the Shire.

This brave lad is one of the Bounders, bundled up in warm clothing and armed with a simple club and wooden shield to fend off the marauding wolves away up in the Northfarthing. He is clad in one of only a few corselets of mail to be found in the Shire (usually displayed at the Mathom-house in Michel Delving), not as much for defense against the wolves as for fear that desperate Big Folk from away north or east might also attempt to stir up trouble on the bounds. The old mail shirt is accompanied by an antique helm decorated with a small plume and two proud white feathers. Thick mittens and fur-trimmed boots protect his hands and feet from the biting cold, and a warm cloak completes his attire. The distant howling of the wolves between the trees is more chilling than the winter wind, but he is warmed and cheered by the ember of courage that so commonly smoulders in the hearts of Hobbits, long overlooked until it kindles to flame.

And the wintry outfits continue! This outfit is another try at using the Snowy Hoodless Cloak (previously attempted in the “deleted outfit”, Wolfsbane, that I mentioned in my first anniversary post. Here, I think the cloak blends a bit more nicely with the rest of the outfit, in particular with the funny, feathered helm, which I thought was just the thing to represent something the Hobbits would find in a dusty corner of the Mathom-house.

  • Head: Bronadui (looted — Barad Gúlaran), washed
  • Shoulders: Shoulders of the Westfold (pre-order — Rise of Isengard), default
  • Back: Snowy Hoodless Cloak (bartered — Yule festival barter vendor/cosmetic cloaks), washed
  • Chest: Nos-crus (looted — Fangorn’s Edge/tier 2), washed
  • Hands: Oven Mitts (bartered — skirmish camp cosmetics quartermaster/cosmetic items), white
  • Feet: Ceremonial Wandering Bard’s Shoes (bartered — skirmish camp cosmetics quartermaster/Rift cosmetic clothing – light), white
  • Shield: Wooden Shield (quest reward — Guardian [2] Intro: A Strong Shield; or looted — world drop/general)

Tips: Bronadui drops in Barad Gúlaran and possibly other Angmar instances as well. Various pieces sharing the same skin as Nos-crus can also be found as quest rewards throughout Dunland. An alternative to the shield that I used in the outfit is the Crafted Buckler (crafted — metalsmith T2).

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8 Responses to Fell Winter Fighter

  1. Iaksones says:

    It’s the feathers! They make him look like a little snow rabbit.

    The brown of the helmet actually does go pretty well with the hauberk, which is another nice pairing of old and new. Disregarding feathers, that helmet has a bulkier and cooler look than that of the Dunland helm that “goes with” the chest piece you chose. I like it.

  2. What a brave winter fighter! You always manage to find the oddest of helmets and make them look appropriate. I don’t see you use boots on a hobbit very often but he definitely needs them in the snow! Cute outfit. 🙂

  3. Dwivir says:

    How do i gewt this im only level 23 and my alt is 31? Help my character is Dwivir in-game if anyone can help.

    • Hi Dwivir, thanks so much for your question and welcome to the blog. Have a look at the list of pieces and the “tips” section to see how you can get the components of this outfit. At level 31, you’re going to have some trouble getting the chest piece and the helm, since those are available from higher level areas. Check out the auction house though, because you may find some good alternatives that you can purchase and put in your Wardrobe so that you can equip them cosmetically. Hope that helps, and good luck!

  4. Dwivir says:

    Could you make a cool looking outfit for a eorning king please?

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