The Bard’s Song

“Now you all know the bards and their songs
When hours have gone by, I’ll close my eyes
In a world far away we may meet again
But now hear my song about the dawn of the night
Let’s sing the bards’ song

Tomorrow will take us away far from home
No one will ever know our names

But the bards’ songs will remain.”


– Blind Guardian – The Bard’s Song (in The Forest)

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A roaming musician, teller of tales, and sometime adventurer, this bard finds his living on the road and at the wayside in the inns and towns which dot the landscape of Eriador. Though the life of a bard is not an easy one, he finds what respite he can in spinning tales and music to enchant the minds of his audience. Tales of old or newly-spun tunes, dirges or merry jigs, he has a repertoire that encompasses all that he seen in life, and the experience of many years on the road.


 

The Tower of Orthanc raid set has many unique cosmetics, and from the moment I saw the Shoulders of Thelin I loved them! However, the other parts of the set I always felt were more suited to a human minstrel, rather than elves. This outfit takes the understated classy look of the Isengard head and shoulder pieces and pairs it with a black tunic and cloak with gold and bronze accents. The bard lives to serve his music and his audiences, and with that in mind I have put together a more subtle but elegant outfit, one which stands out but does not draw undue attention away from the performer’s music – perfect for that of a wandering minstrel and tale-teller.

Head:  Hat of Thelin  – Isengard Minstrel Raid Set, barter from Minstrel trainer in Ox-clan Camp

Shoulders: Shoulders of Thelin – Minstrel trainer, Ox-clan camp

Hands: Fingerless gloves, dyed Black – Yule Festival Reward

 Chest: Jacket of the Shadow-Walker, dyed Black – Barter from Burglar Trader in Ettenmoors with Commendations, or ceremonial version available in Laila’s Market

Feet: Lesser Arrow of the West Boots, dyed Black – Harndirion Novices’ quartermaster (Hunter set), or ceremonial version available in Laila’s Market

Back: Torahammas’ Cloak, dyed Black – T5 crafted from world drop recipe/components,  or ceremonial version available in Laila’s Market

Instrument: Misty Mountains Harp – Available from any Bard NPC

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