It could have been an easy move. Take Andu, take a few coins, kick some butt on Landroval, -simple.
There is a problem though; Andurula is an ore whore. Not just that I collect extra ore but I collect every scrap of craft material I can lay my hands on. To be the best you have to have the best equipment and the best equipment in LOTRO comes from crafting. Occasionally, a high level instance will grant something pretty and perhaps slightly superior to crafted gear but overall, there is no substitute for home crafted gear.
It isn't enough to have a sufficient supply for the next year or two. I need enough supplies to start a friend on the right path to crafting. Some days my friends laugh at me for my hoarding but the day always comes when they think, "hmmm... wouldn't it be nice if I could craft scholar potions... at Westfold level" When that day comes, Andu is your daddy. Sit down dear friend and click these buttons. In four hours you too will be a Westfold scholar. Now make me some Athelas potions.
So, I arrived yesterday on Landroval with stuffed bags and I am in the process of sorting it out. I am also going through my cosmetics collection. In the past, a decent set of armour was all Andu needed to look his best but now that he is on Landroval, he needs to step up his game. This is the land after all where rose colored hawtpants are all the rage ( see Aegthil's blog for the disturbing pictures). So, I am sorting through my wardrobe and putting my favorite scholar friend (Gwidian the dorf) to work mixing up dyes for a new and unique look to my wardrobe.
I really wish I could buy more storage space.
Until next time my friends,