Scaled Skirmisher

Clad in mail, never clinking

While Frodo and the other Hobbits rested at Rivendell after the ordeal at the Ford of Bruinen, Elrond the Halfelven sent forth scouts into the wild to prepare the way for the Ringbearer and his companions. Elrond’s sons, Elladan and Elrohir, rode over the Pass of Caradhras and down the Silverlode to bear news of the quest to Lórien, and they were said to be the last of the scouts to return to Rivendell. Other scouts sent forth by Elrond scoured the lands around Rivendell, some passing north beyond the Hoarwell into the Ettenmoors; others down the Greyflood as far as Tharbad; others east over the Misty Mountains and others still into the south.

A mighty throw

This elf-maid is one of the scouts dispatched by Elrond to travel south into the wilds of Eregion, once a fastness of the Elves but now a deserted land. Her task is to scour the lands and scattered Elvish ruins at the foot of the Pass of Caradhras, to seek for rumour of the movements of evil things, to flush out spies and blind the eyes of the Enemy. A seasoned warrior, she is capable of skirmishing with any foes she might encounter and is armed with a deadly spear and a delicately engraved yet mighty shield. She is armoured in brazen scales; the scales of her pauldrons are of iron polished to a gleaming finish, and even her cloak is fashioned as a flexible curtain of shining white fish-skin. Yet for all this armour, she makes so sound to betray her presence to her foes, for by the wonder of Elvish craft, her panoply is indeed like that of a fish: she is clad in mail, but never clinking.

Swiftly she ranged across the wilds of Eregion

In the words of Sam, “Well, I’m back!” Thanks for your patience, everyone, while I was away on vacation last week. Since I didn’t have quite as much time as I usually like to prepare an outfit for the blog, today I present one that I wear quite a bit when I’m playing my Warden. Even though they’re very old news, I really enjoy the chest and leggings that I used in the outfit, especially when they’re jazzed up and customised by pairing them with a variety of what one might think of as “peripheral pieces” — shoulders, gloves, boots, cloak, and helm. The cloak and shoulders were chosen to echo each other’s scaled appearance, as well as the scales on the chest piece. As the cloak has an interesting undyeable crimson patch on each shoulder, I dyed the hood-like portion at the back of the helm to match.

Blinding the eyes of the Enemy

  • Head: Ceremonial Helm of the Shieldwall (bartered — skirmish camp cosmetics vendor/Moria cosmetic clothing – medium), crimson
  • Shoulders: Lesser Mark of the West Shoulder Guards (bartered — Harndirion novices quartermaster/tier 1 difficulty Rune-keeper armour), gold
  • Back: Cloak of the Boar Clan Warrior (quest reward — Dunland [71] Lost Miner – Siam), white
  • Chest: Elven Campaigner’s Armour (crafted — tailor T5; or looted — world drop/general), white
  • Hands: Ceremonial Gauntlets of the Quiet Step (bartered — skirmish camp cosmetics quartermaster/Moria cosmetic clothing – medium), gold
  • Legs: Elven Campaigner’s Leggings (crafted — tailor T5; or looted — world drop/general), white
  • Feet: Songmaster’s Shoes (bartered — Ost Galadh Minstrel trainer), white
  • Shield: Elven Soldier’s Shield (crafted — metalsmith T5; or looted — world drop/general)

Tips: The helm used in this outfit has the same appearance as the helms from the level 60 Moria instance medium armour sets. The cloak is a quest reward from Dunland, but unlike many of the Dunland quest-reward cosmetics, it is only available (in hoodless form) from one quest: “Lost Miner – Siam” in the Barnavon mine. The boots used in this outfit are available from the Minstrel trainer in Ost Galadh, or from the Minstrel trainer in Caras Galadhon as the Shoes of the Lady’s Grace.

Mount-matching! This outfit has been matched with a mount.

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6 Responses to Scaled Skirmisher

  1. gloredh says:

    Pretty! I really like the scale theme that makes the pieces blend together really well, those boots are a favorite of mine, I wear them a lot and look so good in light colors 🙂 the elf maid is both graceful and dangerous clad in all white, I’d like to reproduce the outfit on my huntress, whom likes to wear only brown and needs a cosmetic makeover 😄 if you don’t mind off course 😉

  2. mithacoll says:

    Another amazing outfit! I love the color combinations, they’re so elf-like. I never noticed the little sword on the chest piece before ,I think it looks lovely with the rest of the outfit. I hope you don’t mind if I use this for my warden too. 🙂

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