Cosmetic Lotro

Ithilien huntress

There are not many women described in Tolkien’s works, and the women with an heroic role like Eowyn and Arwen can be counted on one hand. But I’m convinced there must have been more of them, secretly and quietly helping their brothers, fathers and friends to fight against the darkness. Often times going into battle from the shadows, launching an arrow or a dagger only when it mattered most. These women may not have been heard or written about, but they were there. And a handsome man like Captain Faramir must surely have had a number of female rangers among his loyal followers.

I have totally fallen in love with the Worn Ranger’s Hood on female characters. I am also aware that I am posting a lot of female outfits lately and I will try to make amends and visit my champion this week to see if he has anything interesting in his wardrobe. On the other hand, this is my blog and I can of course just post whatever I want, but I understand not everyone plays a female character and I need to invest some time in male outfits to keep things interesting.

If you want to know where a certain armour piece or cosmetic comes from, you can look it up on Lotro Wiki, 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.

Head: Worn Ranger’s Hood, olive dye (Volume III, Book 5 reward, cosmetic)
: Worn Ranger’s Shoulders, crimson dye (Volume III, Book 5 reward, cosmetic)
: Elven Padded Vest of Determination, olive dye (random world drop, light armour)
Hands: Durn-durnvol, olive dye (boe drop from Isengard instances, light)
Legs: Rhuvel-socas, olive dye (boe drop from Isengard instances, light)
Feet: Ryscdail, olive dye (boa drop from The Foundry T2, light)
Back: Fine Quiver, crimson dye ((crafted from Anniversary recipe, cosmetic)


  1. Pointy

    Very pretty and very simple. πŸ™‚ I just picked up this hood the other day and I like it, but it makes my head look huge from the back (which let’s face it, is the view you get most of your char). πŸ˜€

    I agree there have to be more female characters somewhere in Middle Earth than are actually mentioned in the books, but Arwen wasn’t one of them. In the films she stole Glorfindel’s part, but in the book she was basically there for Aragorn to moon over until the wedding. πŸ˜€

    Eowyn on the other hand, kicks arse. πŸ˜€

  2. I love how all these pieces match perfectly. πŸ™‚ A simple, beautiful and practical outfit.
    I’m probably going to get shot (with a bow) for this, but when rereading the trilogy I found that I didn’t like Eowyn that much. She didn’t seem to want to achieve anything beyond her own demise. I didn’t really *dislike* her or anything, but it was difficult for me to root for her. Maybe that was somehow intentional? Or was I missing something about her character? I’d love to hear how others saw her actions, because I really liked her in the movies, and want to like her in the books as well. πŸ™‚

  3. DarkJackal

    Really great integration of noob-wear with the latest fashions! It works very well, and your huntress’ eyes are really striking from under the hood! And don’t feel bad about posting only females. Just do what inspires you. The men can wait!

  4. billman

    One woman from the First Age: Haleth of the Haladin, the Third House of the Edain. Her father, the leader of the House, and brother were killed by a secret Orc raid sent by Morgoth while they were living near the lands of Caranthir, a son of Feanor, and he refused to send aid initially. She kept the people together and led the fighting until Caranthir finally sent aid. He promised her recompense for her father and brother and better land further north. She refused and went west. Not knowing the land she led them along a rather bad road between the Mountains of Terror and the Girdle of Melian, lots of magic and wild things there, like one of the earliest broods of Ungoliant. Eventually they settled in a woodland called Talath Dirnen near Doriath. They were called ever after the People of Haleth. She was an ancestor of the brothers Hurin and Huor (their mother was a descendant and they were fostered by that people as was the custom), fathers of Turin and Tuor, thus thru Tuor an ancestor of both Elrond and Arwen and also Aragorn.

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