Monday, January 23, 2012

Guest: Armour of Glaurung's Scale by Gerbag


Glaurung was the first of the ancient dragons bred by Dark Lord Morgoth. Most scholars and keepers of the old texts know that this treacherous walking evil (known also as "The Worm of Morgoth" or "The Deceiver") was slain by Túrin Turambar. But not many know that the dragon already nearly breathed for the last time many years before that, by the hand of dwarven king Azaghâl of Belegost. Azaghâl led the dwarves of Ered Luin into the Battle of the Unnumbered Tears and was slain by Glaurung. In his last moments, Azaghâl managed to strike the worm into his belly and made him flee along with his army.
Read more at Tolkien Gateway

This is how and when dwarves of Ered Luin obtained a few Glaurung's scales as trophies, which they carefully preserved ever since as the memory of their King dying honourably facing the terrible beast. Armour with just one of these scales has unspeakable value. Gerbag, the brave guardian of Whitywindle, has proven worthy of wearing it for his deeds against the Dark Forces, slaying the mighty Draigoch being just one of many.

Gerbag is already a stable contributor of this blog and I am so grateful for him, as he truly has an eye for distinguishable dwarven outfits. I am jealous of the wonderful helmet which I've never seen before and Gerbag also admits he wears it because it's very rare and not anyone can get their hands on it. 

However, he was kind to provide an alternative which also works well for this outfit and is much more easily acquirable. 

Chest: Chestplate of the Indomitable Protector, forest green dye (Level 75 guardian epic set)
Legs: Leggings of the Keen Blade, forest green dye (Level 75 guardian purple set)
Head (rare): Westernesse Winged Helm of Vigour, forest green dye (Rare world drop)
Head (easy): Scowling Helm, forest green dye (Skirmish heavy armour barter)
Shoulders: Pauldrons of the Indomitable Protector, forest green dye (Level 75 guardian epic set)
Hands: Gauntlets of the Indomitable Protector, Rivendell green dye (Level 75 guardian epic set)
Feet: Sabbatons of the Keen Blade, forest green dye (Level 75 guardian purple set)
Back: Dwarf-make Prostpector's Pack, Rivendell green dye (Yule festival - dwarf gift box)


  1. Wow that helmet is fantastic! I have never seen that before and it's truly fitting for a dwarf. Very special.

  2. Very nice helmet! Good use of backpack too. I've never really tried backpacks because they don't go with cloaks. Dwarvish! Khazad-ai-menu!

  3. Hi, Thanks for comments, but thats not why im writing here:) i discovered where this helm drops - Rift of Nurz Gashu (lvl 50 raid) i have two of them now:)

  4. I love the story behind the armor! Each scale was dearly paid for!


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