Sunday, February 19, 2012

Guest: The Ranger by Aridor Arthain

Long have the noble men of Gondor spilled their blood in defense of middle earth. Long have they fought. Allies they have few and enemies many. What dangers lurking in the north might threaten the White City? What allies might be called from the distant north to aid Gondor in her hour of need? Questions such as these must be answered. Whom will go? I will says a grim dirty covered old veteran of war as he steps from the shadows. I will be Gondor’s eyes if she needs them he say. To the north he rides alone to carry out his mission prepared for war. What does this old lord of Ithilien find in the north? Friends or Enemies? Hope or despair?

Aridor said about this outfit: "Simple greens and browns were chosen for the stealth. My attempt with this outfit was to emulate the film’s rangers as much as possible. This character, being in an infantry unit within the rangers,  fights his battles mainly close in with the sword, hence his choice of chain mail for the extra protection. The guerrilla nature of fighting in the Ithilien necessitates that they are armed to the teeth, so he carries a boot knife as well as a fighting knife in his dagger. The desire was to make the uniform look as practical as possible while still maintaining small heraldry like the Star of Elendil."

Chest: Jacket of the Nightshade, umber dye (Isengard quest)
Helm: Fine Grey Company Hood, olive dye (Quest: Volume III, Book 5, Chapter 1: Separate Ways)
Shoulders: Fine Grey Company Wrap, olive dye (Quest: Volume III, Book 5, Chapter 1: Separate Ways)
Gloves: Lesser Secret of the West Gauntlets, ranger green dye (Ost Dunhoth burglar level 65 set)
Boots: Fine Grey Company Boots, umber dye (Quest: Volume III, Book 5, Chapter 1: Separate Ways)
Back: Cloak of the Grey Company, olive dye (Quest: Volume III, Book 5, Chapter 1: Separate Ways)


  1. Awesome, I might just steal that for my Captain :)

  2. The only thing I dislike about this outfit is that legendary two handed swords just look stupidly thick and bulky. It would be nice if the LI swords used some of the more realistic claymore greatsword models from the lower levels.


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