Thursday, April 17, 2014

Steed of Ogodil

Supergirl rides the Steed of Ogodil (dyed)
Happy Anniversary Lotro! Just like that Lotro is 7 years old and hopefully it will be around many many more. With the Anniversary comes the Anniversary festival. The activities are the same and there are a few new goodies to get this year. Of course, my course was set for the horse and his name is Steed of Ogodil.

There is a new robe and cloak. I'm sure I will get them and toss them in the vault; my friend The Elven Tailor showed some pictures of them at this post, Elven Tailor - 7th-anniversary.

If you need help finding the goodies, CSTM has you covered. The events are the same as last year, so the guide is still the best as always. CSTM - 6th Anniversary festival Guide

Anniversary Steeds: If you like and do not have them, previous Anniversary Steeds are available for barter or sale during the festival. I love that addition that began during this past Yule festival to allow newcomers to have access to previous festival steeds.

Here is a view of the ones available at the 2014 festival. Henry Peartree in the middle of Bree is one such barterer who sells them.
You can find the previous ones in the Horse Gallery, All the Steeds.

Anniversary festival can be lots of fun, especially with friends. And, if you haven't got friends, festival is a nice way to meet people. :)

Here are a few links to previous Anniversary festivals:
Teal Fireworks Horse and Supergirl flies like you have never seen (fun at Beer Bash)
Revellers Gilded Warsteed (available via "Lost Envelopes") 
Happy 5th Anniversary lotro (one of my earliest posts on this site)
In a beginning hole far-far-away... (I was riding the 4th Anniversary Steed, aka Anniversary Steed in my first post)

Steed of Ogodil: The Steed of Ogodil is a bit Halloweeny to me. He is a black steed, black cloak with orange trim and stars.
Steed of Ogodil

Warsteed of Ogodil - Default colors: The Warsteed of Ogodil looks similar. We will see in the rest of the pictures that the black neck sash does not dye, so look for complements to a black neck. :) 
Warsteed of Ogodil - Default Colors

Warsteed of Ogodil - Black with Black: The most obvious route to match the black undyeable neck is to keep the rest of the outfit black. Here the Warsteed in all black, which most closely resembles the original horse. 
Warsteed of Ogodil - Black and Black

Warsteed of Ogodil - White with White: Contrasting and showing off the undyeable part, here is White with white hide.
Warsteed of Ogodil - White and White

Warsteed of Ogodil - Flaxen Chestnut hide, Copper Hair, Burgundy Outfit:
The tri-tone color scheme of the gold/black/dye outfit made me want to break from my routine of having hair and hide the same color. here is one I put together. What do you think?
Warsteed of Ogodil - Flaxen Chestnut hide, Copper hair, Burgundy outfit

Warsteed of Ogodil - Black Cherstnut hide, Chestnut hair, Umber outfit:
So many choices for colors. Here is another one.
Warsteed of Ogodil - Back Chestnut hide, Chestnut hair, Umber outfit

Warsteed of Ogodil - Dun hide, Sooty hair, Ered Luin outfit:
Hmm, I think this combination might be one of my favorites. Which variations do you like?
Warsteed of Ogodil - Dun hide, Sooty hair, Ered Luin outfit

I hope you have a great festival time! See you soon.
Here is a parting shot I took of a festivaller today at the Beer Brawl.... Good times. :)
Good times at Beer Bash

Friday, March 7, 2014

Steed of the Kingstead

Supergirl rides the Steed of the Kingstead

Ah-ha! You might think I would be more cleverer in my prose but... it's late donchaknow so that may not happen tonight. I have been having a mahvelous time finished up questing and deeding and crafting toward Helm's Deep and am now in a more stable place to coast a bit. Work and family are doing well and I still aim to actually write more than horse posts once a month; mebbe this is the month. ;) 

I didn't want another day to pass without showing off the Steed of the month for March, 2014 from the lotro store! He is called the Steed of the Kingstead. He is an aptly named horse out of Kingstead given the current focus on Rohan and the Helm's Deep area.

Purchase comes with the horse, plus 3 warsteed cosmetics: caparison, halter, and saddle.
On to the pictures!

Steed of the Kingstead - Horse:
Here is the horse. His outfit is chainmail and tan leather. The horse is a shaggy two-tone horse (I'm sure that has a proper hide name), where its legs are dark colored and its body is greyish.

Steed of the Kingstead

Steed of the Kingstead - Warsteed, Default colors:
Here is the Warsteed in Kingstead outfit. Yep; it is pretty darn close to the look of the horse. As you will see in a moment, the trim dyes very well. The default trim is white.
Warsteed of the Kingstead - Default

For interest, I dyed the horses hide white in this next picture to give perspective on how nice the default outfit looks without any modification. Both the grey hide and white hide fit the outfit. All of the colors look good as dye on the outfit trim and give the Steed of the Kingstead a sharp look.
Warsteed of the Kingstead - White and White

Steed of the Kingstead - Warsteed, Gold and Brown:
I recently obtained Brown hide dye on one of the sale days and was surprised how golden the brown actually is. I think it complemented the Gold trim well.
Steed of the Kingstead - Gold and Brown

Steed of the Kingstead - Warsteed, Ered Luin and Charcoal:
Steed of the Kingstead - Ered Luin and Charcoal

Steed of the Kingstead - Warsteed, Red and Flaxen Chestnut:
Wow! Flaxen Chestnut was another one of my recent hide color purchases. It is a strawberry red, much redder than the deeper darker Red Roan.

Steed of the Kingstead - Red and Flaxen Chestnut

Steed of the Kingstead - Warsteed, Burgundy and Blonde:
Ok, during the last sale, I did actually obtain the rest of the hide colors that I didn't have. :) Blonde was another new one for me. It is a paler blonde than my hair but I was excited by how pretty it looked. It is less "in your face" than the bold colors I often choose, but it compliments some of these bold outfit trims oh so well.
Steed of the Kingstead - Burgundy and Blonde

I hope you you enjoy the horse pictures and I will be back again soon!