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...
May: obsidian steed
April: steed of dagorlad
March: steed of nightwood
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.
hmm I like him but I think I'll pass this month. I do hope they repeat some of the older ones soon.
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
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
Oooooh, me likey!
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
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.
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!
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
Thanks, Danania. Maybe lots of folks will share their ideas here. Anyway, I will post my little thought in hope it helps others.
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:
I won't be buying this steed, but thank you for the pics Danania!
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...
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. :)
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.
Where'd you get lipstick? I want some!
lol Anonymous... That is just my natural face. Mebbe I was eating red popsicles before the photo-shoot.
I totally love this one. And it matches my "Rift Skirmish" outfit ;)
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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