As I contemplated the fifth Batinna’s Dress Up theme, it seemed to me that the single geekiest item of clothing in all the fashion catalogs of both Azeroth and Draenor would have to be the Loremaster’s Colors.
Kamalia is justly
proud well-pleased with herself for having completed the Loremaster achievement pre-Cataclysm — but seriously, what am I supposed to wear with that?
At the time that I first obtained this tabard, I put together a few RP-oriented outfits. They were mostly cloth, and some of them could be worked up into proper Transmogrification kits for a cloth-wearing character without too much difficulty. But Kamalia is not a cloth-wearing character, so making a proper Transmogrification kit for her to wear with this tabard took a little more thought.
Steamworker’s Goggles, Replica Pauldrons of Elements, Nexus-Strider chestpiece leggings & gloves, Imbued Infantry Belt, Tsunami Boots, Knight’s War Hammer, Dungeoneering Guide, Loremaster’s Colors
The base elements of this outfit are meant to suggest the stereotypical college history professor in tweed jacket or navy blazer, jeans, and loafers. Part of being a loregeek is enthusiasm for the lore of one’s favorite class, thus the iconic Shaman shoulders. Xarantaur‘s Lorehammer is identical to the 2H Commanding Mallet; the Knight’s War Hammer is a sufficiently similar 1H mace. Finally, the style, colors, and name of the Dungeoneering Guide recall the design of the source manuals for that famously geeky pasttime, Dungeons & Dragons.