Serendipitous sickness

While the folly of dragon-sickness – the compulsive hoarding of stuff for no other purpose than possessing – is rightly denounced by Bilbo in The Hobbit (at least in the film version. Must re-read!), it is this same common malady that is partially responsible for this outfit. The cloak used is none other than the Ceremonial Woolen Cloak, a somewhat outlandish quest reward I picked up two-and-a-half years ago for no other reason than that it just miiiiiiiight turn out to be useful one day; this being the kind of mentality that has caused dragon-sickness in some people I know, and some very cluttered households. Thankfully, I have the advantage of maxed vault space on seven characters, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal, but their contents will presumably perish when the servers do. If greed is one half of the outfit, the other half must be serendipity: while working on another outfit, I chanced upon the Light Nadhin Robe floating around the auction house, bought it immediately, and absent-mindedly Ctrl-clicked on the contents of my vault, which happened to contain the abovementioned cloak. And that’s the underwhelming truth about how most of these outfits are made.

A few notes on the pictures: there is a certain amount of scandalous clipping around the wrist area because the sleeves of the robe are actually rather thin compared to robes from the older expansions. I would have used shorter gloves, but I wanted the nice undyeable white bit from the Gloves of the Hopeful Melody, and the nice shade of green on the dyeable part which references the dark green on the hood, but… Fornost lighting. Or, Fornost in general: it’s always night in Fornost, but the magic lantern of Alt-F10 doesn’t work while in it, so you can’t really tell that the back of the hood is green, not black.

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Back: Ceremonial Woollen Cloak, white (Dunland quest reward)
Shoulders: Noriel’s Folly, white (Great River quest reward)
Chest: Light Nadhin Robe, gold (I don’t know! I got it off the Auction House. Hopefully people who have gotten to Gondor can tell me.)
Hands: Gloves of the Hopeful Melody, olive (Barad Guldur Minstrel set, available from Classic skirmish vendor)
Feet: Fine Footman’s Boots, violet (crafted, tier 6 tailor)

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