Sunday, June 2, 2013

Steed of Rhun



Yay! June Steed is here. There is no mistaking the trend that lotro has a new steed coming out each month. Here are some previous ones...


February: steed of khundolar

As always, every steed in lotro can be found at All the Steeds.

June steed is called Steed of Rhun
The first thing I will mention is that I recognized the pattern of the Rhun horse outfit because I had seen it before. The Rhun cosmetics were (and mebbe still are) a rare drop from the *corrected* Riddermark lootboxes. I don't know many details of it, but I do know that over the past year I have gotten 2 of the Rhun pieces (hence my recognizing the pattern). When I made my purchase of the horse, the other 2 cosmetic pieces showed up in my inventory. If you have never gotten any Rhun pieces, your purchase of the Steed of Rhun will come with the four pieces seen here: Halter, Caparison, Leggings, Saddle.

On to the pictures!

Steed of Rhun: Here is the basic horse. He is a brown horse with orange outfit.

Warsteed of Rhun - default appearance.
I was initially thrown by all the orangey look of the barding. How would these steed cosmetics dye? The more different looks I see on it, the less I notice the orange. The red and brown hides tend to deemphasize the orange also. By the way, this orange is not in the color palette for barding... it is a dark orange I will call "Rhun orange".

Warsteed of Rhun - Crimson and White:
Here is the Crimson cosmetic with white hide.

Warsteed of Rhun - Ered Luin and Charcoal:

Warsteed of Rhun - Yellow and Red Roan:

Warsteed of Rhun - Sea Green and Dark Grey:

Warsteed of Rhun - Crimson and Black Chestnut:

Warsteed of Rhun - Crimson and Black Chestnut: Leggings!
Yes, the Warsteed comes with Leggings. I notice that most of my pictures chop off the leggings.Here is a shot of leggings to show that they do dye correctly.



17 comments:

Alysia said...

hmm I like him but I think I'll pass this month. I do hope they repeat some of the older ones soon.

Ketani said...

I actually already have the pieces of this set from opening a bunch of Riddermark-bound lootboxes (the level 80 ones) shortly after RoR launched. I wasn't a huge fan of the saddle, so I replaced it with the one from the Steed of Night and added the gear from that set as well. http://i.imgur.com/p9r0M.jpg

Danania Darzil said...

Oooh Ketani. I trust your memory better. I knew it the warsteed cosmetic pieces came from a box; I just remembered the wrong box. I'll change the article. :D

The Gneech said...

Oooooh, me likey!

-The Gneech

Ketani said...

Sadly, I don't think the pieces drop from the lootboxes any more. I haven't seen or heard of one of the pieces drop for months. :/ I'm glad they offered the whole set for purchase, though. It's a really pretty set. :D

Digger Goodsong said...

These steeds and their tack can get expensive for an adventuring rune-keeper. So I shall look longingly and pass on this one. Right now I am focused on getting my warsteed at last. One question I have is where would you like us to post tips and ideas if they don't belong under your blog? I have been using a skill bar layout with mouse keys that really changed the game for me and opened up more flexibility in my rotations. I thought others might find it helpful too.
Cheers,
Wrynne

Danania Darzil said...

I'm sure it suits you The Gneech. :)

I trust your judgement on that one Ketani. I had forgotten from where I had gotten it.

Digger, there will be others for you in time. Festival is a great place to look for good warsteed cosmetics. Good luck!

Danania Darzil said...

Wrynne...

Often, people put comments they want to add about Runekeepers under one of the many runekeeper posts, and I still get comments months after the articles come out. HOWEVER, you make a good point about a lack of centralized RKing on the site... so I unlocked comments on the page http://www.danania.net/p/danania-85.html (link will also always be at the top of this post).

The page was intended to be a repository of quick links, my gear builds and stats, and other RK things. I intend to expand on it with more RK stuff when I get time. At your request though, comments are now unlocked there for RK commenting. Thanks! :D

Digger Goodsong said...

Thanks, Danania. Maybe lots of folks will share their ideas here. Anyway, I will post my little thought in hope it helps others.

TheElvenTailor said...

Meh. I don't think Rhun when I see this. When I think Rhun, I think gold, because Rhun is the mother-country of the Easterlings, who mainly sported gold and brass armor. This is what I think of when I think of a horse from Rhun:

http://bulk2.destructoid.com/ul/196594-header.jpg

I won't be buying this steed, but thank you for the pics Danania!

Alysia said...

Steed of Dol Goldor(?I could be wrong on it's name, it's early >:3) and Steed of Victory are back in the store, is this a sign that the monthly steeds are to be repeated? Have they appeared since their first time back in December? I'm curious if I should scoop them up now or keep biding my time...

Danania Darzil said...

Hmm Alysia... As far as I know, every store steed has come back around for purchase eventually. As you see though, with as many steeds as they have made, they may only show up once a year at most.

If I had to guess, they might be back, unless sale numbers were atrocious and Turbine didn't see the benefit to ever relist it. :)

Danania Darzil said...

TheElvenTailor... you are very welcome. Glad it helped you make a decision about it!

The more I ride it, the more I enjoy it. :) ... but I think I say that about every steed.

Anonymous said...

Where'd you get lipstick? I want some!

Danania Darzil said...

lol Anonymous... That is just my natural face. Mebbe I was eating red popsicles before the photo-shoot.

Wynnie said...

I totally love this one. And it matches my "Rift Skirmish" outfit ;)

Danania Darzil said...

Oooh Wynnie, now THAT is a great goal... get your horsie to match your outfit really well. Clearly I am not always as successful as you and others. This one did pretty good for me too. ;)

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