Well I can’t say anymore that I’m unlucky this Anniversary festival! The beautiful steeds that drop from the invitations envelopes have found their way into the stables of quite a few of my characters already. I even got a steed on my main and another level capped character, so I couldn’t be happier. Now I must admit that I run this quest on 11 different characters, so after a while the odds were bound to turn in my favour. I was very happy when my dwarf rune-keeper was one of the lucky alts to get the Lossoth steed. He didn’t have the riding skill yet, as I don’t usually buy it for my low level alts and let them get the riding skill for free at the Hengstacer farm when they reach level 20. However I made an exception for this guy when he looted the steed, and made him promise that he will earn back the 95 TP by himself.
Now with another week left of the Anniversary Festival, I think there is still time and opportunity for everyone to eventually find a steed. After that, I really hope these steeds acquire a spot in the Lotro store as exclusives, because they are really beautiful and are just as attractive as the class mounts in my opinion. I never expected high morale and speed steeds to appear as random rewards during a festival, and I think this is an awesome gesture from Turbine.
This horse is not hard to make an outfit for as it combines well with black, browns and white. There’s even a blue detail on the saddle. I chose the Lossoth robe as it has the same hairy texture as the straps on the horse and robes always fit nicely on a dwarf.
The problem I reported in my previous post about undyeable rune-satchels does not seem to affect dwarves at all, only elves. I did file a bug report about it, and hope a fix will be in by the next update.
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: Trapper’s Bandana, black dye (Skirmish barter, cosmetic)
Chest: Great Hoary Aurochs Robe, black dye (crafted Tier 5, light -cosmetic version also available-)
Hands: Fingerless Gloves, black dye (Yule Festival reward from quest Support the Poor, cosmetic)
Feet: Reclaimed Nobleman’s Shoes, black dye (Great River quest reward, light)
Back: Trapper’s Backpack, black dye (Skirmish barter, cosmetic)
Horse: Lossoth Steed (drops from Lost Invitations quest envelopes, Anniversary Festival)