The Middle Earth wood elves, or Silvan elves, were perhaps less refined than the Sindarin elves, but very close to nature and at one with the forest.
Let me clarify that I do not at all attempt to make my outfits “lore appropriate”. I get very much inspired by the lore and I want my characters to fit in with Middle Earth culture somehow, but by no means do I try to dress them up according to every detail J.R.R. Tolkien has described in his works. Not only do I find the outfitting system and available outfits too restrictive to achieve that, I don’t want to restrict my own imagination either. So my inspiration comes from many angles, in this outfit it all started with a pair of leggings. I really like those leggings, but they don’t really have a matching chest piece (the matching robe covers the leggings so that doesn’t count). So I ended up using a bronze armour piece which is kind of a daring move in an outfit that is otherwise all cloth and leather.
Chest: Bronze Armour, sienna dye (crafted)
Head: Cowl, rust dye (Light Armour Smith Michel Delving)
Shoulders: Golden Host Shoulder Pads, umber dye (crafted)
Hands: Golden Host Gloves, umber dye (crafted)
Legs: Tawarwaith Leggings, sienna dye (crafted)
Feet: Tawarwaith Shoes, umber dye (crafted)
Back: Cloak of the Fallen Leaves, sienna dye (store)
This outfit really caught my eye, it’s a very unique combination. I’ve also tried to make something with those leggings but I would never have thought of combining it with that chestpiece. I’d love to make this outfit sometime 🙂
I’ll have to go through my metalsmith’s recipes and see what I’ve got; a friend’s LM is also wearing a basic low-level chainmail shirt combined with light/medium pieces and it looks really great.
I try to make myself believe that the simple bronze chestpiece is some sort of low level elvish mithril-ish shirt ha ha… Other heavy chainmail pieces also work well with the leggings (the elven pieces have some details on it that when dyed rust really look nice), but I ended up settling for the bronze. I would love to see what else is possible!
Heh yeah I have my level 15 captain wearing leve 60 Lorien heavy armour that was made for my champion.
Methinks their idea of ‘you can only wear armour types that are appropriate for your class and level as cosmetics’ is different from wht actually got applied. 😀
Aaaah that is absolutely superb!! I love those shoulders! A great many raid pieces are just so awesome and unfortunately irreplaceable for non-raiders 😦 The cloak is the West Tower I presume? It’s lovely!
Yeah that’s the one 🙂 I couldn’t come up with any matching headgear so I took the easy way out. What I like about the burg DN shoulders is that they cover quite a lot of the back too so the outfit looks okay even without a cloak :).
Nice 🙂 What’s the body piece on that?
Any thoughts on a Medium Leather chest piece that would achieve similar results?
Elven Cotton Armour (T3 crafted), Sturdy Leather Armour (T3 crafted) dyed sienna or rust is what I can think of. Haven’t tried it so not sure it would work?
hi can we mix and match the pieces? like light armours with medium or heavy..etc etc?
You can mix and match anything as long as you have the armour proficiency to wear it.