Cosmetic Lotro

Black swan



So finally a new outfit again! I’ve been trough many ups and downs in terms of inspiration, mixing and matching stuff but never quite happy enough to post. There comes a time in outfitting when you have “been there, done that” and get bored easily with cosmetics and armour that have already used up their newness.
Since the launch of Update 14, the Swan theme has taken over by storm. In Dol Amroth the Swan Knight NPC’s are wearing their Swan uniforms, and it looks like quite of lot of player characters have joined their ranks as well, featuring (parts) of the new Nadhin armour line. The Nadhin armour is available from the quartermasters, but it also drops as Bind on Equip armour, thus making it possible to find pieces on the Auction House as well starting at level 50.



Some mighty fine outfit bloggers have been posting very inspiring Swan-themed outfits that I recommend looking at as well:Β  Shiny Steel Plate by Lotro Stylist, Alph and Mithlond Border Guard by Wandering Around Arda.
I have chosen the Black Swan theme for my elf. Unfortunately the black swans in the game are currently bugged, featuring a black neck and white body, so I couldn’t take screenshots accompanied by actual black swans. However, some day the bug will probably be fixed and I will have unique screenies of bicolored swans!



Head: Far-arrow’s Helm, steel blue dye (Classic Vendor, Barad Guldur 65 medium)
Shoulders: Heavy Nadhin Shoulders, steel blue dye (Dol Amroth, quartermaster, or drop)
Chest: Ceremonial Reinforced Threkkappi Guard, steel blue dye (Lalia’s Market)
Hands: The Beast-keeper’s Gloves, steel blue dye (Isengard Ox-clan Merchant Camp, Lore-master 75)
Legs: Ceremonial Reinforced Threkkappi Leggings, steel blue dye (Lalia’s Market)
Feet: Boots of the Shadow-walker, steel blue dye (Classic Vendor, Barad Guldur 65 medium)
Back: Cloak of the Raven, steel blue dye (Autumn Festival Cosmetic)


  1. great use of the raven cloak! (or temporarily the black swan cloak πŸ™‚ ) the armour and leggings really go well with the hood, and steel blue blend them all perfectly! Also love the screen where she looks at her reflection; I never noticed landscape black swans were bugged, they look quite hilarious bicolored XD

  2. I’ve been feeling uninspired lately too. 😦 Hopefully it will pass. Love this black swan maiden, bird themes are always fun. And of course, always great to see a new outfit from you Hymne! πŸ˜€

    • I miss your posts too and the mutual inspiration that they generate 😦 Maybe we can rekindle some of it? I’m still playing Lotro loyally, and very much enjoying visiting all the new places, it’s just that the outfits aren’t coming along so much anymore. I hope you find some inspiration to create a swan theme too!

  3. I do love this outfit, as it’s a wonderful break from the white swan outfits I’ve been seeing. Honestly, I’ve never been a fan of black (I usually find the color to be dead common), but I’d have to say it makes this outfit look elegant. The Cloak of the Raven adds the perfect touch to this ensemble πŸ™‚

    It’s wonderful to see another outfit posted here, Hymne, despite the lack of inspiration that seems to be traveling around the community.

    • Thank you Nathrien, I thought you were on an outfit break as well, or was even considering terminating your blog altogether, but I’m so glad to find you still around! My inspirations are very irregular, and it has affected all bloggers it seems (except perhaps for Gloredh who continues to post regularly). But now that I’m at it, I want to make the most of my outfit spree! πŸ™‚

  4. Beautiful outfit Hymne. This outfit is very fresh looking. You’ve breathed new life into old armor pieces. Your pictures are amazing too, very artistic. I love enjoying the story you tell through your photos.

    • Oh my, thank you Devonna for your sweet comment. I’m not a great story teller with words, but I do my best expressing something more than just an outfit in the pictures. I guess it takes one to know one, as you do the same in your own pictures, which are always refined and have a narrative of their own. I hope you continue to come back to Lotro every now and again to share some of those images on your blog.

  5. Tharnorion Alcarinque

    Wonderful cosmetic. I didn’t have the boots or the gloves, so I used Battle Leader’s Boots and Battle Leader’s Gloves, both from Barad Guldur lvl95, dyed steel blue. And if I might add, Ceremonial Singed Cloak seemed nicer to me. Still, this is a wonderful cosmetic you’ve made. The best so far, in my humble opinion ^.^

  6. Sartre

    FYI, that chestpiece is available as a skirmish cosmetic, which doesn’t require spending your precious turbine points πŸ˜‰

    It’s dragon-scale armour, Helegrod heavy, Champion. Also available as a cosmetic.

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