"Nine nights and nine days his breath lasted under water, nine nights and nine days would he be without sleep. A wound from Kay's sword no physician might heal. When it pleased him, he would be as tall as the tallest tree in the forest. When the rain was heaviest, whatever he held in his hand would be dry for a handbreadth before and behind, because of the greatness of his heat, and, when his companions were coldest, he would be as fuel for them to light a fire."
When I first saw the Steed of the Champion, I immediately fell in love with it. The striking sharp lines of its saddlery, unconventional combination of bright red, grey and brown - it all appealed to me very much. Even though my champion is level 11, I had to buy it at least for outfitting purposes (and who knows, maybe one day I'll give Maney a go too :). I've created a matching outfit for it based on knight theme. When I decided the outfit's finished, it was raining all over the Middle-earth, which is not very good for taking screenshots - but I decided I will use it to add dramatic atmosphere to the pictures.
If you want to ride Steed of the Champion yourself, don't forget that you have only until May 3rd (this Thursday) to buy it. Good deal I used myself to get two nice horses in one was buying Mithril Edition on sale, about which Hymne also informed on her blog. For $15 you can get 2000 Turbine points (just enough to buy Steed of the Champion) and a unique Mithril Edition Steed of the Horse-Lords (this one is given to all of your characters).
Please let me know your opinion on the outfit in comments :)
Chest: Chainmail Chestpiece of Fleetness, crimson dye (world drop)
Legs: Leggings of the Brazen Call, red dye (Moria level 60 captain teal set; also available as champion and guardian set parts with very small differences in looks)
Head: Polished Helmet of the Dunland Shieldman, grey dye (Dunland quest)
Shoulders: Scout's Weathered Leather Shoulder-guard, grey dye (Dunland quest)
Hands: Gloves of Forbidden Love, white dye (Great River quest)
Feet: Boots of the Brazen Call, white dye (Moria level 60 captain teal set)
Back: Ceremonial Defender's Cloak, umber dye (Store)
Mount: Steed of the Champion (Store exclusive)
./mountrearup - store exclusive mounted emote