I have a very sparse backstory for my race of man characters, all with the surname Donderrion (which is a bastardization of a minor ASoIaF character's surname). To paraphrase the backstory as I described it to Frey:
The Donderrions are a clan of Dale men who traversed the Misty Mountains to settle in Eriador after Smaug razed Dale and claimed the Lonely Mountain as his lair. The Donderrions integrated with the Dúnedain, and now Argendauss, Rechart, Metaxas and their clan fight to restore an ancient kingdom that is not theirs by heritage, but by choice.
Rechart is my second character, but I feel like I've done the most questing on him. I'm certainly closer to World Renowned on Rechart, as he's become kindred with the Eglain and Lossoth--and I'll be damned if I want to grind that out on Arg.
From the ruins of Rhudaur, the tombs of Cardolan, and the crumbling cities of Arthedain, Rechart has traversed across Arnor, restoring that ancient kingdom one quest at a time. Bandits and robbers fear him, for he strikes them with spear and javelin wherever they be. Hiding behind broken pillars and crumbling walls will not save these defilers from the wrath of the Dúnedain.
I love how the medium armor ToO T0 chestpiece looks when dyed white. Pale blue's a good color, but at the same time it's challenging to match. They really oughta make a new blue dye. Basically, with sky blue, you gotta find pieces that either dye that way with white dye or are just blue to begin with. Anyway, I think I managed to do that again with this set.
I'm so glad I got a chance to use the mystery cloak here. That's pretty fun! Conthol is a light armor helmet, but if it just had a visor on it, I'd call it a medium or heavy helmet!
So, quick story about the cloak:
I met a guy briefly this summer in a Turtle run on U7.1 Bullroarer. I was telling him about stat doses in LotRO itemization, because I'm a numbers guy and I like that sort of stuff. The conversation started with how the Gauntlets of Perseverance had gotten fixed thanks to a group effort to /bug the armor and how the ring Sidhrin still needed the same treatment. We ended up discussing cosmetics because he recognized my Captain's name from LotRO Fashion. He had this great idea for a use of the Chain Cloak of Mystery (which used a very specific design on the cloak, which I did not use. The Evendim blue dye choice is all him though). I ain't gonna spoil what his theme was. This Warden outfit here spawned from that brainstorming session for mystery man's outfit (which was going to be distinctly heavy, whereas this here is medium). Hopefully he sees this and posts a comment of what he came up with from that conversation.
- Head: Conthol (grey dye); T1 Saruman drop
- Shoulders: Braigranc (grey dye); T2 Dargnahk drop
- Back: Chain Cloak of Mystery (Evendim blue dye); skirm camp
- Chest: Jacket of the Fist-way (white dye); T0 ToO medium armor
- Hands: Fel-Durnvol (white dye); Isen Instance drop
- Feet: Boots of the Fist-way (white dye); T0 ToO medium armor