As I mentioned in my last post, Update 7 added a new skirmish: Storm on Methedras. Like most skirmishes, Storm on Methedras includes a deed for completing all eight encounters. The title for completing the Storm on Methedras deed is Defence against the Shadow.
Is this my new title? Not quite, for Update 7 includes a little additional treat. For when you complete all 18 encounter deeds (one for each skirmish except Survival: Barrow Downs), you complete a hidden meta deed Skirmisher of Middle Earth. This deed awards a title of the same name, which I find to be most appropriate for a devoted skirmisher.
Yet this is not all. In addition to the title, you also earn a new emote: Bringiton.
Now I am ready to take on the most notorious servants of the Hand and the Eye.
What other skirmish-related surprises did Update 7 bring? This next one came in a box – a mystery box, in fact. Inside you will find a Hauberk of Mystery. There is one type for each class of armor. I chose the leather version, which looks like this:
Not very impressive, is it? You learn the mystery when you dye the hauberk. While the panel is yellow, so is the embroidery. Dying will change the panel’s color but will leave the embroidery unchanged. Thus if you dye the hauberk Rivendell Green, you get the following:
Much better, isn’t it?
Not all Hauberk’s of Mystery have the same pattern. Otherwise, the mystery wouldn’t last very long. Three additional patterns are shown at the The Knights of Elendil blog on the Firefoot server. You will find six more patterns at Cosmetic Lotro.
Notice that none of the hauberks posted at the other sites match mine. A poster at Cosmetic Lotro says that there are 20 patterns in all. Therefore, don’t be surprised if your hauberk’s pattern doesn’t match any of these. Fortunately, they only run for 63 marks apiece so you can experiment if you wish.
May your shield protect you and your spear never break,