A LOTRO Cosmetics Blog with Ranger Swagger

Posts tagged “Ithilien

A Ranger of Esteldin

When I first started playing LOTRO years ago, I was delighted to finally come upon the Ranger stronghold of Esteldin.  Watching the sword practice play out, standing near the rewards vendors (which, by the way, need some new rewards *ahem* Turbine *cough*), I felt a part of their world.  Now with the new cosmetics from Vol. 3, we can actually blend more!

Granted, a lot of these are taken near Annuminas (what can I say, I really like Evendim!)…

The Basics:

  • Head: Worn Ranger’s Hood (Umber dye)
  • Shoulders: Worn Ranger’s Wrap (Umber dye)
  • Back: Fine Elven Quiver (Umber dye)
  • Body: Ceremonial Spear-shaker’s Jacket (Olive dye)
  • Boots: Fine Westernesse Protector’s Boots (Umber dye)
  • Legs: Zudrugund Leather Leggings (Olive dye)
  • Hands: Leather Ranger’s Bracers (Umber dye)
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The Ithilien Ranger

The Ithilien Rangers are known to anyone who has read the LOTR books or watched the movies.  They are the descendents of those who once dwelt in the forests of Ithilien (more info here and here).  I used the image from the movie to draw inspiration and came up with the following outfit:

The basics:

  • Head: Fine Grey Company Hood (Ranger Green dye)
  • Shoulders: Defensive Eastemnet Combat Pauldrons (Ranger Green dye)
  • Back: Fine Elven Quiver (Umber dye)
  • Body: Agile Eastemnet Skirmish Armour (Umber dye)
  • Feet: Tursur-lhopan (Ranger Green dye)
  • Hands: Leather Ranger’s Bracers (Ranger Green dye)

I envision the Ithilien Ranger as someone who is rugged, someone who knows how to blend in with their environment without affording any protection.  The new Eastemnet armor set really works to fill those requirements and they dye really well.