Thursday, March 7, 2013

Keeper of the Barrow-Downs

Beware, traveler, and hearken my words. The spirits of the dead roam here . . . and they'd be vengeful. Great evil in the land has awoken them from their eternal slumber - their purpose is for nought, save to spread woe to any unfortunate mortal soul whose path they cross. Givest not to these spirits feelings of pity, for thou shall receive none in return. Nay, instead givest unto them the tip of thy weapon and send these tormented beings back into the dark, dreamless abyss.

The moors of the Barrow-Downs are definitely one of the most memorable locations in Lotro. The eerie, rolling hills, blankets of fog, and wide variety of nasty mobs are all too familiar to both old and new players alike. The whole area is basically an ancient burial ground, and it's occupants are , unfortunately, less content to stay in the ground where they belong. At early levels, it's important to be vigilant in this area, especially with the undead roaming about as they please.

This outfit has a real folk-lore vibe to it. As I explored the Barrow-Downs again, I really tuned into the landscape and environment art, and I noticed how much it resembled ancient Scotland or Ireland - places that inspired writers like Tolkien. I wanted to capture the spirit of those adventurous lands. Hopefully I succeeded.

Enjoy the Outfit!

  • Head: Traveler's Hood, dyed Black (Lotro Store)
  • Shoulders: Potent Calenard War Pauldrons, dyed Umber (Tier 7 crafted)
  • Back: Tattered Cloak, dyed Olive (Lock-box Reward)
  • Chest: Grundbog, dyed Olive (World Drop)
  • Gloves: Leather Bracers of the Gentle Stag, dyed Umber (Dunland Quest Reward)
  • Leggings: Easterling's Silk-Lined Leggings, dyed Olive (Rohan Instance Cluster Drop?)
  • Feet: Resilient Brushed Skirmish Boots, dyed Umber (Tier 7 Crafted)

1 comment:

  1. Nice shots... it really brought back memories of the Barrows. With fur wrapped around shoulders, I can almost feel the chill in the air from the cold grey day and aura of dead that roam that land.