Thursday, 26 January 2017

Flame of Fornost

Eadyth, now bearing the title of the Flame of Fornost, confronts the Wraith of Water Megoriath single-handed. Will her quiver be enough to rid Fornost of the Witch King's legacy?

I'd like to begin by saying that this outfit went through numerous helm changes, and that I guess the reason I went with this one was because the tip looks like an arrow. It used to be a rose-dyed Worn Ranger's Hood, which works too, but at the last minute I felt like using a helm that I normally wouldn't because of how goofy it may look.

The whole idea behind this outfit was "raids" I guess, despite never actually having run any before at the time of this outfit's creation, so the idea to me was something like "12 players killing a dragon" or something. Of course I knew about the Filikul and Watcher raids but I guess I thought maybe level 105 raids were more fantastical (like other MMORPGs would be, I guess), and that's how I went about designing this.

The chest piece is actually from the Ox-clan Merchant Camp, where I hoarded all the pieces I thought looked cool, but for the longest time, because of how naturally dark it was, this piece stayed in the vaults. Dyeing it rose was a good way to get around that, I feel. The rest of the outfit, though, are just skirmish camp barter items (save the helm and quiver of course).

Head: Thick Iron Helm (turquoise);
Shoulders: Shoulders of the Well-warden (turquoise);
Back: Spring Adventurer's Quiver (turquoise);
Chest: The Huntsman's Jacket (rose);
Hands: Ceremonial Dragon Scale Gloves (turquoise);
Feet: Ceremonial Boots of the Gloom Bane (turquoise).

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Savage Strikes

As his final battle, his last stand, Eadhan charges into the goblin-overrun desolation of Minas Eriol to serve his fellow free peoples one last time.

A sorry sight to see a once great land taken by vile creatures. Eadhan dresses in a savage's garb adorned by one sturdy and intimidating helm before charging against the White Hand's pawns.

Without mercy, he cuts them down one by one with the blades of the east, pinning evil against evil in a sadistic irony. After each kill he taunts the rest of the horde by shaking his fist at them, growling for a challenge to feed his bloodlust.

"Come at me!" he beckons at the White Hand Lobbers as they sneer and hiss at him, lighting their flames to consume him with. But Eadhan knows no fear in the eyes of fire, as goblin fire is nothing compared to the dragon breath he has faced in yesteryears.

After finally defeating much of the horde, they call for reinforcements from Weathertop. Eadhan knows he cannot alone defy them, and he lays down his swords, knowing he has done much to hinder them and thin their numbers - he has served Middle-earth well, and it is now time for him to take his final breaths and meet his fallen brothers in the afterlife. He takes one more look to the sky, then...

Head: Heroic Noble's Vibrant Helm (indigo);
Back: Supple Eastement Cloak of Will (turquoise);
Chest: Langhár’s Tunic and Waistcoat (turqoise);
Feet: (indigo).

P.s. I deleted this toon before I rememebr I needed to get the components listed down, so I'll update it whenever I find out what the pieces are, but if you have any idea do feel free to comment them down. Also, I am quite (80%) certain that either the cloak or the chestpiece is of dark green dye instead of turquoise, so feel free to try that out.

Do check out Warlock of Erech by The Starrymantle, as that's where most of the inspiration for this outfit came from!