Green-elf of Ossiriand

Woodland passage

The Green-elves were counted among the Eldar during the First Age of Middle-earth. They originated from a clan of Teleri who came into Beleriand because their leader, Denethor, had heard of the might of the Sindar living there. The Sindarin king, Thingol, permitted Denethor and his followers to settle in Ossiriand, a green, forested realm watered by seven rivers. Denethor’s people were a peaceful and retiring folk, and when Morgoth the Enemy attacked Thingol and his allies, the elves of Ossiriand suffered heavy losses for they were not prepared for war. Denethor was slain in the First Battle of Beleriand and although the hosts of Morgoth were defeated, most of the surviving elves of Ossiriand removed to Thingol’s guarded realm. The few who remained clothed themselves in green and became secretive and reclusive. This hidden people thus became known to the Sindar as the Laegrim, the Green-elves of Ossiriand.

Warrior-scout of the Laegrim

This Green-elf scout is clad in leathers of green, grey, and brown — well-suited for concealment among the silvan shadows of Ossiriand. He has remained in the Land of Seven Rivers to defend it from stray Orcs hoping thus to keep the land unstained by evil even in his people’s absence. Although prior to the First Battle of Beleriand the Green-elves were not warriors, in his new role as a warden of the Land of Seven Rivers he has quickly become gained in the wielding of bow and blade.

Patrolling the Land of Seven Rivers

I put this outfit together because I was eager to use the helm; it’s a newer piece, and it’s a reskinned version of the crafted Malledhrim Helmet. I thought it looked quite sharp with the crafted T6 medium armour. I’m also incorporating the gloves into an outfit for the first time. I find that a lot of the newer pieces (since Riders of Rohan, perhaps) don’t speak to me as much cosmetically as older pieces do, so I’m always quite pleased when I find a way to work them into an outfit that I like.

Secretive and retiring, they dwelled deep in the woods

  • Head: Aranhar (looted — world drop from any mob), Rivendell green
  • Shoulders: Spear-hurler’s Shoulders (bartered — Twenty-first Hall Warden trainer), grey
  • Back: Sturdy Elven Quiver (crafted — tailor T2/spring festival Red Flower Gift Box), grey
  • Chest: Footman’s Armour (crafted — Tailor T6), Rivendell green
  • Hands: Westemnet Skirmish Gauntlets (crafted — Tailor/T9), sienna
  • Legs: Far-arrow’s Leggings (bartered — skirmish camp classic quartermaster/Barad Guldur – level 85 medium), Rivendell green
  • Feet: Tawarwaith Shoes (crafted — tailor T6/Malledhrim reputation), Rivendell green

Tips: Aranhar is a heavy armour piece, a part of the Wall’s End set, that can drop from any mob in any region. Its stats will be scaled to your present level when it drops. You can also check the auction house for it, as I have often seen it for sale there. The shoulders used in this outfit are also available cosmetically from Lalia’s Market at the time of this post. The recipe for the quiver used to drop from Red Flower Gift Boxes rewarded from the spring festival flower-picking quest, but it’s now available as the Quiver of Caras Galadhon (bartered –Talan Fanuidhol barterer; or purchased — LOTRO Store). If you prefer a cloak to a quiver, consider the Cloak of the Autumn Wood (purchased — LOTRO Store) in Rivendell green as an alternative.

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8 Responses to Green-elf of Ossiriand

  1. tsuhelm says:

    I suppose being elves they have plenty of time to do all that fiddly handiwork to their armours/clothing!

  2. gloredh says:

    Ah! the light and the music in the Summer by the Seven Rivers of Ossir! 😀 very nice combo of the helm and the one of a kind looking Moria shoulders! I wish the doors to Lindon would open in lotro someday…

  3. Nathrien says:

    What a creative use of those shoulders! I love how the grey, brown, and gold ties all of the pieces together 🙂 Plus, it’s always an bonus to get another glimpse into Tolkien’s lore!

    • Thanks so much Nathrien! I think this is the first time I’ve used those shoulders, loving them. Glad you enjoyed the outfit and the lore. I’m keeping it a bit more concise than I have in the past, for my own sanity and so that I can hopefully post more often, so glad to hear it’s still enjoyable. Cheers! 🙂

  4. Harrison Dansie says:

    I really like this one. The Laiquendi have always been one of those less-mentioned parts of Tolkien’s fantasy, and I’m happy to see at least one appear in all their splendor before they fade away.

    • Welcome to blog Harrison, and thanks very much for your kind comment. I always like the little “hidden away” bits of Tolkien’s lore too. They seem so tantalising when not much is known about them. 🙂

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