A reclusive, woodcrafty folk, the Silvan Elves dwelt in the great forests of Mirkwood and Lothlórien. In the Sindarin tongue, they were called Tawarwaith, the Forest-people. The Tawarwaith were descended from a group of Teleri who in the Elder Days had lingered in the Vales of Anduin rather than complete the journey to Aman. They were later joined by some of the westernmost clans of the Avari, the Dark-elves who refused the summons of the Valar, and these became absorbed into the Tawarwaith bringing with them their own culture and customs. The Silvan Elves of both Mirkwood and of Lothlórien had no princes of their own, but came to be ruled in later days by greater Elves fleeing the wreck of Beleriand: Oropher became king of the Mirkwood and Amdír became king of the wood that would later come to be known as Lothlórien. Both were Sindar of Doriath. The ways of their new subjects, the Tawarwaith, were rustic compared to those of the Sindar, and in time, the Grey-elven rulers had adopted many of the Silvan customs, but the Grey-elven tongue became the daily language spoken by the Tawarwaith.
These two Silvan Elves are pathfinders of Mirkwood. The wood is ever dark and dangerous, and the Elvenking’s scouts toil to keep footpaths clear of overgrowth, fallen trees and branches, and the webs of the great spiders that plague the wood. Though it was once called Greenwood the Great, there is little now that grows green in Mirkwood, and these elves are camouflaged in garb the colour of the leafmould that lies deep on the ground. Their clothing is decorated with a leaf motif inspired by the trees that they love and that they hope against hope one day will be restored to their former beauty and splendour. But until the day the Shadow is lifted from their land, Mirkwood will remain a forest under nightshade.
This “his and hers” look was inspired by the two hoods used in the outfits. I wanted to combine these interesting pieces with various Golden Host and Malledhrim pieces, with their leaf-motif, and complete the look with shoulders with strong and unique silhouettes. I didn’t include a cloak on her outfit, because most cloaks look pretty strange with the large sail-like shoulder-piece, especially those with cast-back hoods like the the one in his outfit. However, if you wanted to put something else in the back slot for this outfit, some good options are the Elven Prospector’s Pack (crafted — tailor T3; or purchased — LOTRO Store) or the Sage’s Pack (purchased — LOTRO Store). Both options look good dyed Ranger Green.
- Head: Golden Host Helmet (crafted — tailor T6/Malledhrim reputation), gold
- Shoulders: Lore-keeper’s Shoulders (bartered — skirmish camp classic quartermaster/Barad Guldur level 65 light), rust
- Chest: Tawarwaith Robe (crafted — tailor T6/Malledhrim reputation), gold
- Hands: Golden Host Gauntlets (crafted — tailor T6/Malledhrim reputation), gold
- Feet: Tawarwaith Shoes (crafted — tailor T6/Malledhrim reputation), gold
- Satchel: Rune-keeper’s Rune-satchel of the Third Age (quest reward — Volume II Book 1 Chapter 14: Khazad-dûm at Last!), default
Tips: The Lore-keeper’s shoulders can also be obtained from the Lore-master trader in Ost Galadh by bartering a Dark Emblem of Heart looted from the Lieutenant of Barad Guldur. The first legendary Rune-keeper’s rune-satchel awarded via the epic quest line is useful to keep because when equipped cosmetically it is invisible. Thus, if you want your Rune-keeper to be able to have no satchel visible when displaying cosmetic outfits while keeping your regular satchel equipped, make sure to keep the rune-satchel from “Khazad-dûm at Last” (or keep a cosmetic copy in your Wardrobe).
- Head: Noriel’s Leather Helm (quest reward —  Disturbances in Thinglad), gold
- Shoulders: Shoulders of the Deathstorm (bartered — skirmish camp classic quartermaster/Barad Guldur level 65 heavy), gold
- Back: Cloak of the Fallen Leaves (purchased — LOTRO Store), Ranger green
- Chest: Golden Host Coat (crafted — tailor T6/Malledhrim reputation), Ranger green
- Hands: Gauntlets of the Hidden Paths (quest reward —  A Reasonable Request), Ranger green
- Legs: Tawarwaith Leggings (crafted — tailor T6/Malledhrim reputation), Ranger green
- Feet: Malledhrim Boots (crafted — metalsmith T6/Malledhrim reputation), Ranger green
Tips: The helm used in this outfit was formerly part of the level 65 medium Ettenmoors armour set. Likewise, the gloves were formerly part of the level 65 heavy Ettenmoors armour set.
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