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Lord of Ships and Havens

Aldarion
He was the eldest child and only son of Tar-Meneldur, and he was born in the year 700. He ruled for 192 years, and surrendered the sceptre to his daughter in 1075; he died in 1098. His “right name” was Anardil; but he was early known by the name Aldarion, because he was much concerned with trees, and planted great woods to furnish timber for the shipyards. He was a great mariner and ship-builder; and himself sailed often to Middle-earth, where he became the friend and counsellor of Gil-galad. Owing to his absences abroad his wife Erendis became angered, and they separated in the year 882. His only child was a daughter, very beautiful, Ancalimë. In her favour Aldarion altered the law of succession, so that the (eldest) daughter of a King should succeed, if he had no sons.

– Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 3, The Line of Elros, Kings of Númenor.


This is the first of two outfits representing the story of Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner’s Wife, a chapter in the book of Unfinished Tales. The tale of Aldarion and Erendis is tragic, and I have tried to convey some of the conflicted emotions that played a part in their estrangement and broken marriage.

Shoulders: Medium Nadhin Shoulders, burgundy dye (Dol Amroth armour drop or barter)
Chest: Jacket of Osgiliath’s Fury, black dye (Ruined City instance drop lore-master armour)
Hands: Gauntlets of the Grey Mountain Stalwart, black dye (Ered Mithrin Quartermaster cosmetic)
Feet: Lithe Boots of the Abyss, black dye (Gorgoroth Steel-bound Lootbox)
Back: Cloak of the Citadel Guard, cannot be dyed (Lotro store cosmetic)

Two hearts with an incompatible perspective on love, marriage and the duties of a future King.
Erendis’ outfit is featured here: https://cosmeticlotro.com/2019/03/11/lady-of-the-star-brow/

7 comments

  1. Pingback: Lady of the Star-brow | Cosmetic Lotro

  2. I have somehow missed out on that armor set, maybe cos I haven’t done the Osgiliath instances much. So I immediately had to make a lvl 50 t2 instance and get my lvl cap mini in there :P. Now to make an outfit with it too 🙂

  3. Both of these outfits are wonderful, Hymne! I could think of no better place to capture such a narrative in LOTRO. Next time I read the Unfinished Tales, I’ll have to pay special attention to these two!

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