Woohoo! Spring festival is finally here... right on time. Hehe. Festival time in lotro means a new horse! There are other things at festival, and I'm sure I'll get them but a new horse to show visitors to the site is first priority. :)
(Update 5/22 4PM: Lol! As a commenter points out, clearly I could use more practice spelling this horse's name... Lissuin. Lissuin. L I S S U I N. I am embarrassed, but to be fair, I had been up for 20 hours (work, family, festival, blog) when I started writing. Hehe. I was incredibly "precise", spelling it wrong the exact same way 15 times in this article. Let's play make-believe and pretend I spelled it right.)
The Spring 2013 festival horse is called the Lissuin/Lussuin Horse. He can be bartered from the festival vendors for 40 Spring Leaves. I have to practice writing that one... L U S S U I N.
Also, the Lussuin has matching Warsteed Cosmetics; there are 4 pieces.
The Lussuin Horse and the Warsteed Caparison and the Leggings are bartered at the Spring Rewards Vendor, which are in several places (I saw one near the elf dance area in Duillond, and another in the dwarf dance area in Thorin's Hall). The Horse costs 40 Spring leaves; the Caparison and the Leggings cost 20 leaves each.
The Halter and the Saddle are bartered next to "the flower guy" (at Gredlan Mugwort) in the center of Bree. He will trade one piece of Warsteed Cosmetic for 80 of each flower (80 primroses, 80 marigolds, 80 violets). The flowers are super easy to get as they are gatherable west of Bree, north of Michel Delving, and west of Celondim. You have an hour to gather flowers for the daily quest which is plenty of time to gather 80+ of each. Fortunately, I had some leftover from last year and was able to get both Warsteed pieces at the same time.
Good to know if you are a gambler... these Flower boxes contain lots of random junk, but also could contain the Steed of the Jester (like last year), or could contain a FULL set of Lussuin Warsteed Cosmetics. I loathe the random number generator (I'm sure the feeling is mutual hence my terrible /rolls, lol) so I just bartered everything straight out and am thankful for the option.
Lussuin Horse: Here is the Lussuin horse. He is a light brown horse. The outfit is shades of green and white. I was initially unsure about the look, but it is subtly gorgeous.
Lussuin Warsteed, default: Here is the Lussuin Warsteed, in its default hide and outfit colors. It looks identical to the Horse, except Warsteeds default to "Warsteed Grey".
Lussuin Warsteed, white and crimson: Here is the Warsteed, white hide and crimson cosmetic dye. It either looks very Regal or like we are going to go to a strawberry festival. You won't get that out of your head now. hehe. I do like this one though.
Lussuin Warsteed, black and black: Warsteed, black hide and black cosmetic dye. The mask gives him a mysterious look. :)
Lussuin Warsteed, charcoal and ered luin blue:Warsteed, charcoal hide and Ered Luin dye. It is still probably very elven looking.
Lussuin Warsteed, black chestnut and purple: Warsteed, black chestnut hide and Purple dye. Oohh. I could see the elven army riding in formation on this one (or enjoying a Mardi Gras parade).
Lussuin Warsteed, black chestnut and olive: If you visit this site semi-regularly, you know I don't get out of Supergirl outfit often... it seems that I still have an outfit slotted from ages ago when I bought the Isengard expansion (this outfit is called Eorlingas for you cosmetic buffs). So, I decided to try to match it to show that this Warsteed really does look great with the right cosmetics. Here is the Warsteed, Black chestnut hide and Olive dye. I can totally see this steed cutting through the forest, a Tracker on his back hunting down orc prey.
Enjoy the spring festival!
Warsteed outfit is first priority! That's why I came! Good to know it won't take me forever to collect the flowers needed, too.
Do you now if it is possibly to barter for the warsteed cosmetics on a character that doesn't yet have her warsteed? I'd like this for my lore-master, but she's still in 60s and it'd be a shame for her to have to wait a whole 'nother year. (I know it'd probably have to sit in storage.)
I have to say, in one way I'm relieved that I find that cosmetic to be so ugly as I don't have to go collecting flowers (so boring!) On the other hand I'm disappointed that there's nothing new I like. :/
"Lussuin Warsteed, white and crimson: Here is the Warsteed, white hide and crimson cosmetic dye. It either looks very Regal or like we are going to go to a strawberry festival. You won't get that out of your head now. hehe. I do like this one though."
definitely is a color combo that stands out in a crowd XD the contrast of green and red is cheerful and pleasant to look at :D
It's called Lissuin. :) You were right that one needs practice to write this name.
I have to agree with Lothirieth on this one. It may be my computer, but photo's of the cosmetics don't seem to be a true representation of the actual green-ness of the color. It looks like like someone put a giant leaf blanket on your horses back (look at it from above), then painted it 80's florescent lime green. I was actually riding out of Bree to go pick flowers when I saw someone with it on already. At that point, I immediately canceled the quest. After trying on the new tunic and pants, I was in no hurry to grab more leaves either - as it is incredibly unflattering on a hobbit lad. It looks as if I don't know how to dress myself...
However, for cooks out there, there are three new recipes of note, for Supreme (can't recall the name), Westfold (Bilberry Tart), and Eastemnet (Cherry Tart) - all for 15 leaves IIRC.
Ah well, it will give me a chance to stock up on Inn League badges...
Parnassica... I am fairly confident (moreso than I am about how to spell "Lissuin") that the Warsteed cosmetic earned by characters that don't have Warsteeds are saved in their profile and show up when you do in fact get a warsteed.
To that end, I definitely had a pile of warsteed cosmetics from previously earned steeds when Rohan was released. The lildanas are all around level 50 and I have seen them earn Warsteed cosmetics and am expecting those items to show up in the list when they unlock the Warsteeds.
Absolutely love this steed. I've been wanting a leafy, elvish war-steed appearance for a long time. The purple dye looks like a Mardi Gras theme, lol.
Lothirieth ... Lol, Glad I could be of help! :D
Gloredh ... Strawberry Festival steed is totally for you! I might just like that one best. ;)
Anonymous ... I am so embarrassed. Do you have any idea how many times I looked at that name and STILL got it wrong!? I even paused to spell it out letter by letter because it was such a foreign word to me.
At least for the moment, I have opted to leave the screwups as they are... at this point, I think Turbine should just change his name to match how I spelled it. lol!
Tomeoric ... How do you really feel? :) I think this steed is not meant for you...
I thought I noticed some cook recipes that must be new since one of them had Cherry (T7/T8?). I was going to throw some of that other stuff in a 2nd festival post. :D
TheElvenTailor ... Yay! One thing I like about the warsteed is how nicely it dyes. Lately, I've had a string of warsteeds that barely dye at all.
Lissuin/Lussuin can get these stunning colors! I'm glad someone else sees and enjoys the Mardi Gras look. ;)
Just got all the steeds now to get the warsteed cosmetics and D.R.A.G.O.N. :D
Yay Alysia! Two flower hours and an outing of shrew stomping with friends and you will be there! 300 DRAGONS and you can do it forever! :D
I guess this is a love-or-hate steed. I think I do want this one though, so cheerful! Might look good with a brown outfit to bring the radiant green down a bit. Will have to log in and check. Collect flowers...
Ravanel .... I was saying nearly the exact same thing about love-it-or-hate-it to a friend yesterday!
I think I will nickname my steed Glowy. :)
An alternative to toning the brightness down would be to "work it" and go dazzling.
Not that I know cosmetics, but I would wonder how this steed would look matched with a character in bright white and light green with the Orthanc-upgraded-white-Draigoch-Will-cloak... Since I don't have one of those high end cloaks, I'll have to wonder or convince someone else to glow it up a bit. :)
Pfft, who cares what it is spelled like, I simply call it GORGEOUS, so there, that's far easier *chuckles*
All my hobbit girls have it, simply a must have for them, plus obviously all have the warsteed set too :D Can't wait till my 4th mini (yes, I have a mini obsession >.<) reaches cap, so I can dye it and go to the strawberry festival (!)
And thank you so very much for this wonderful site. Each time a new steed is out, I come here to check, and I know it is work to keep a site running, so definitely again - a huge Thank You for providing us with these pictures and your wonderful commentary ^_^
Where do you get the quest to gather flowers?
There is a person right west of the boar fountain in Bree that has the quest - and the person that has the barter items right is next to him.
@ Tomeoric ... yay, thanks for the answers! :)
Excellent Mini-nonymous! I'm so glad you like the site!
Your gathering of warsteed cosmetics for alts and love of the horse has inspired me to get in gear and let the lildanas more fully enjoy the festival! Yay to you!
Yes sorry, I could only post as anonymous.
Farychild on Withywindle :D (plus many characters on old server Windfola, but left there now)
I really feel there is a nice trend of more elaborate steeds going, and to see this much effort put into festival steeds really has me cheering ^_^ This one definitely has won my heart, lol, no doubt about it, but I can't wait to see what times to come still hold for us, as yes, aside from mini obsession I also share the steed obsession of Middle Earth ^___^
Our elven rune-keeper, Wrynne, earned her new festival horse and a lovely hat too. Lilly, Digger's wife, got the full set of warsteed tack and loves it. She even made a full outfit of green to match. She looks so fierce racing around old Buggy. Now Wrynne is envious and may try to earn the tack even though she is only 73 and learning still. Thanks for your great posts and valuable guides.
Yay Digger and company! You are very welcome. :)
I think Wrynne should go get her warsteed items even though she doesn't know how to ride a warsteed yet. How cool would she be looking showing up to the first day of class, riding in style!? :)
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