Cosmetic Lotro

Song of Gil-galad

Gil-galad was an Elven-king.
Of him the harpers sadly sing:
the last whose realm was fair and free
between the Mountains and the Sea.

His sword was long, his lance was keen,
his shining helm afar was seen;
the countless stars of heaven’s field
were mirrored in his silver shield.

But long ago he rode away,
and where he dwelleth none can say;
for into darkness fell his star
in Mordor where the shadows are.

If you are not familiar with the music from The Tolkien Ensemble, I highly recommend you listen to their awesome music some time. Their interpretation of the Elvish lament for Gil-galad, “The Fall of Gil-galad“, is among my favorites.
The harp that you see in these screenshots, is the only instrument in Lotro with a unique appearance. The harp is called “Satakieli” and requires kindred reputation with Forochel to play. It also requires a woodworker with kindred reputation with Forochel to craft.
The boots are a drop from a level 75 skirmish raid, but share appearance with the Captain set  from Lothlorien.

If you want to know where a certain armour piece or cosmetic comes from, you can look it up in the Lorebook, by typing its name into the search box. You can equip any piece of armour cosmetically through the wardrobe, even armour that is not meant for your class or level.

Chest : Ceremonial Ajokoira Armour, Evendim blue dye (crafted with Forochel reputation or Lotro store, cosmetic)
Shoulders: Gwir-Palvais, white dye (boe Isengard instances drop, light armour)
Hands: Leather Bracers of the Gentle Stag, Evendim blue dye (Dunland quest reward, light)
Legs: Ceremonial Ajokoira Leggings, Evendim blue dye (crafted with Forochel reputation or Lotro store, cosmetic)
: Greaves of Growing Light, red dye (level 75 skirmish raid, heavy armour)
Back: Cloak of Ajokoira, red dye (Forochel reputation vendor, light armour)


    • Yes, you may have a small chance finding it on the auction house, but it’s better to ask around in the global channel. The woodworkers recipe is single use and must be purchased in Forochel by the woodworker himself as it is boa. The harp is not boa so it can be traded, but you need Forochel kindred to use it.

  1. I love the Tolkien Ensemble as well! I think my favourite is “The Song of Durin”.

    Great outfit, I love the colours. I’ve always wished they’d introduce more instruments that have unique appearances like Satakieli.

    I’m interested that there are drops in 75 skirmish raids that share appearances with some of the class sets. Are they bind on acquire?

    • Yes the drops are bind on acquire. I only roll on it if everybody else passes, since I only want them for cosmetic purposes. Players with stats need always come first in my opinion. There are many pieces that drop in the skirmish raids that share appearance with Lothlorien or Moria sets.

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  3. Hi
    First let me say that you have a beautiful blog here. I am very inspired by your outfits and the screenshots are lovely.
    Today, after much, much work by my kin mate and myself, she got kindred with the Lossoth and made me my Satakiele harp. Alas, it looks nothing like the one in your screenshots. Do you know if Turbine has changed the design? I realize I am replying over a year after you first posted, and there have been a few updates. But I am very disappointed. Do you still have yours? Does it look the same?
    Thanks in advance for any info.

    • Hello Wuudkin, I was alarmed by your message and logged into my elf minstrel as fast as I could to check her Satakieli. To my great relief there is nothing wrong with her instrument, it’s still the same special kind of Harp with the Lossoth Ajokoira details! If you have a Satakieli and it’s not showing up with the right appearance you may want to check if you do indeed have the real thing! That is, a Satakieli harp crafted by a Lossoth kindred wood-crafter made from a one-shot recipe from the Lossoth Faction in Suri-kyla. If that indeed is the case and you have the real thing (it is a purple item instrument), than perhaps something else is wrong. Maybe you are playing a different race (hobbit? dwarf?) or a different gender (male?) than my character. Sometimes appearances of items change depending on race. If you have for example a female hobbit and the Satakieli lookes like a plain harp then please file a bug-report. The Satakieli should display the same on all races.
      Let me know how things go!

  4. Thanks so much for taking the time to check! My minstrel is a female elf. She is kindred with the Lossoth as is my kin mate who made it for me. The harp is named Satakieli on the icon and it was a one-shot recipe from the Lossoth. Double checked it’s appearance again before posting and it still does not resemble yours. In fact it looks just like the one in the recent Entwash Recital post. My minstrel does not typically play the harp so I have little to no experience with their appearances.
    It does sound like it might be a I will send a report. Thanks again for your quick response!

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