Friday, June 6, 2014

At The Sign Of The Prancing Pony

Iliela's heart pounded in her chest. Only moments before reaching the gates of Bree, she had been relentlessly pursued by a mob of brigands, who had ambushed her and nearly taken her prisoner near the Black Forest. She had ridden fast and hard to escape the blood-thirsty thieves, and only when she crossed the bridge in the Southern Bree Fields did they relinquish their chase. It had been a very close call. Heaving a heavy sigh of relief, Iliela guided her steed up the cobblestone pathway. 

Thick fog swirled around her, making the buildings and stonework around the road appear very ancient. Bree was one of the last settlements where a traveler could get a hot meal and a soft bed before venturing off into the wild Lone-Lands. And although it was manly inhabited by simple, hard-working folk, Iliela had experienced a few unpleasant encounters with the occasional ruffian who lurked about the alleyways seeking to pickpocket unsuspecting wayfarers. With this knowledge in mind, Iliela kept herself vigilant until she reached the Inn of the Prancing Pony. With cold, aching bones from a troublesome ride across Bree-Land, Iliela could not wait to feel the warmth of a fire and the hearty taste of a pint of beer. This famous inn was a most welcome sight indeed

After she had stabled her horse, Iliela went inside and reserved a quiet room for herself. It had been a long, tiresome day. As she removed her hood to warm her cold face near the fire, Iliela wondered if the brigands would attempt to ambush her again once she left Bree-Town. She would cross that road when she came to it, and when she did, she would be ready for them. But right now, she would rest. For now, she was safe.

It has been a while since I have written any original stories about my toons on Lotro. I used to write them quite frequently, especially when I first started blogging. Like in any mmorpg, creating stories and backgrounds for my characters is an essential part of online gaming, since it helps keeps me interested in playing. Especially true for Lotro given it's priceless lore and history originally written by Tolkien himself, the toons I play become developed individuals in this virtual world.

This outfit consists of a few of my favorite pieces, particularly the Ost Dunhoth burglar hood, which is one of those cosmetic items that is so immersive and gives off an air of mystery - perfect for a ranger or thief. The fine detail on the mask part of the hood is truly beautiful.
The Rift cosmetic sets are another favorite of mine for the same reason that they just so useful for a variety of outfits, suiting well every race and gender in Lotro.

Enjoy the outfit!

  • Head: Ceremonial Secret of the West Helmet, dyed Olive (Ost Dunhoth Burglar Set)
  • Shoulder: Fine Grey Company Wrap, dyed Olive (Epic Story Vol. III. Book 5)
  • Back: Fine Quiver, dyed Walnut (Tailor Recipe from Spring Festival Gift Boxes)
  • Chest: Ceremonial Town-Saver's Jacket, dyed Olive (Rift Cosmetics, Skirmish Vendor)
  • Hands: Gloves of the Westfold, cannot be dyed (Isengard Pre-order)
  • Legs: Ceremonial Town-Saver's Leggings, dyed Olive (Rift Cosmetics, Skirmish Vendor)
  • Feet: Fine Grey Company's Boots, default dye (Epic Story Vol. III. Book 5)
Steed: Liver Chestnut Steed (must be Kindred with Men of Bree)

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