Exploring the Lord of the Rings: What to do with the Ring.

Exploring the Lord of the Rings: What to do with the Ring.

Feb 24, 2017

Chapter 2: The Shadow of the Past (Part 4&5) A dreaded pestilance attacked Casa Buggins last week which is why in this article I highlight two episodes of Exploring Lord of the Rings. We look in these two episodes at the further revlations made to Frodo Baggins informing him that his magic ring is a little more potent than first believed… We also...

The Ensemble in The Lore Hall.

The Ensemble in The Lore Hall.

Feb 11, 2017

Greetings Lotro Players, You are all invited to attend a classical concert today at 2pm est in the Lore Hall on Landroval. Liliditty Buggins leads a brave band of talented musicans to bring to life music from bygone days. Our sample is a trio composed by Balakirev, entitled “Nocturne”. All are welcome to join us and if there are other musicians out...

Exploring Lord of the Rings : The History of the Ring

Exploring Lord of the Rings : The History of the Ring

Feb 11, 2017

Chapter 2: The Shadow of the Past (Part 3) Continuing from our discussion last week, which focused on Gandalf and his knowledge of Rings, including the great ring. This week we look into the History of the one Ring. With a fun field-trip down down down to Goblin Town. Our hosts on Brandywine were the Casual Raiders kinship. Here is the full class from Signum...

Exploring Lord of the Rings: Gandalf and the Great Ring

Exploring Lord of the Rings: Gandalf and the Great Ring

Feb 4, 2017

Chapter 2: The Shadow of the Past (Part 2) Yet another week and more thought provoking chat with Prof. Corey Olsen. This time we look at the text in the second chapter to discuss what exactly did Gandalf know about Bilbo’s ring. Why did he decide to leave it and Frodo in the Shire for seventeen years? I watched this episode on YouTube and you can also....

Exploring Lord of the Rings: Beating The Bounds

Exploring Lord of the Rings: Beating The Bounds

Jan 26, 2017

Chapter 2: The Shadow of the Past (Part 1) Professor Corey began our indepth look at chapter 2… (FotR). Lilirose from the Kinship Rangers of The West led a wonderful introduction on Gladden. We open The Shadow of The Past with a visit to The Green Dragon and a conversation between Samwise Gamgee and Ted Sandyman. As usual I like to go grab a screen shot...

Exploring Lord of the Rings: The Mantle

Exploring Lord of the Rings: The Mantle

Jan 23, 2017

Chapter 1: A Long Expected Party (Part 3) Greetings fellow scholars, Sorry I missed posting this article in time for LPN. The community of Arkenstone were our hosts for this talk, the last look at Chapter 1. The Professor (Corey not JRR) led a detailed discussion looking at the conversation between Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf. (After the Party). What does Gandalf...

Mûmak in Middle-earth

Mûmak in Middle-earth

Jan 15, 2017

Heya Friends! Warning: This is a Lilikate article, in this series there will be no helpful news about content or raiding. Or anything useful at all really. I am still producing “Trees of Middle-earth” screen shot series over on my blog Theninny, however I wanted to begin something fun exclusively for LOTRO Players. As another year has past and...

Exploring Lord of the Rings: The G.L.O.B.E.

Exploring Lord of the Rings: The G.L.O.B.E.

Jan 14, 2017

Chapter 1: A Long Expected Party (Part 2) A fine gathering assembled on Crickhollow for this installment of “LOTRO meets LotR”. We explored the character differences in Bilbo Baggins when we first meet him in Ch 1. of The Hobbit and again in Ch 1. Of The Fellowship of the Ring. Looking at how Bilbo has developed and how Bilbo has caused other folk...

Bree Town’s New Lore Hall

Bree Town’s New Lore Hall

Jan 6, 2017

Hello There! I bring happy news… Yay The new lore hall in Bree is live and it is divine! I can’t stress how much I love it. A wonderous venue for Exploring Lord of The Rings with Prof. Corey Olsen. Also another wonderful aspect of this venue is the stage! The Buggins’s Bands, which are The Ninny Hammers (2.00pm EST Saturdays) and the all new...

Exploring Lord of the Rings: A New Tolkien Learning Experience

Exploring Lord of the Rings: A New Tolkien Learning Experience

Jan 5, 2017

Return to The Shire And we begin at the beginning: Chapter 1: A Long Expected Party (Part 1) A great deal of interest was shown by the LOTRO community when it was announced that an interactive lecture series was going to commence on the 3rd Jan 2017. I have been in awe of Professor Corey Olsen’s “gift-of-the-gab” since I first heard him talk a...

The Buggins Returns…

Dear LOTRO Players, You may or may not have noticed that Lilikate has been on a brief respite from adventuring with you all, since late summer. Her distant relations have been spotted wandering the wilds, but our little green clad Hobbit buddy has been holed up in her burrow and not at home to visitors. Now rested and feeling more of her old-self Lilikate and...

Small LOTRO Adventures – Episode 60! Bingo’s Farewell Party

Small LOTRO Adventures – Episode 60! Bingo’s Farewell Party

Jul 17, 2016

Dear LOTRO Players, Lizzy and I share our take on the final installments of The Ballad of Bingo Boffin, in this episode we deliver the invites and attend this last episode of the Bingo adventure. I hope you enjoy our back and forth!    ...

Lilikate’s Screen Shots: Too Many Rushes!

Lilikate’s Screen Shots: Too Many Rushes!

Jul 11, 2016

Dear Players, This screen shot comes with a little angry commentary. I recently travelled back to the Frogmoors to sit in solace and think, surrounded in the beauty of the Lilys on the water, listening to the croaking of the small frogs. Here is what I had in mind: However when I got there I found something completly different. I am sorry to be a moaning minny...

Memorial Event for Tinki

Memorial Event for Tinki

Jul 8, 2016

Dear LOTRO Players, With a sad heart I have to pass on the news that LOTRO has lost another fine player. Tinki has left Middle-Earth, she sails over the western seas to the Undying Lands. I first met Tinki and cousin Pipsi in my early days as a member of The Lonely Mountain Band, we LOTRO’d as a group of role-players experiencing The Shire content while...

Small LOTRO Adventures – Episode 59: Bingo’s Loyal Friends

Small LOTRO Adventures – Episode 59: Bingo’s Loyal Friends

Jul 5, 2016

Hello Again, Lizzy and I finally got our act together to record another Bingo adventure, as we draw to the close of these episodic quests Lizzy and I both feel a little sad, but glad it’s not yet over. I think this has been one of the best methods ever to exercise Lizzy’s love of reading. Top marks from me. We have a little chat about our favourite...

The Weatherstock Concert Series: 1st, 2nd & 3rd July.

The Weatherstock Concert Series: 1st, 2nd & 3rd July.

Jun 28, 2016

Greetings! As we approach Winterstock the pre concert series begins on Landroval. This is an opportunity to listen to an extended concert from all the competing bands. Bree Festival Grounds is the location for many of the concerts but not all. Please refer to the information below for each individual performance. Friday July 1st: P.I.E. – 9:00 PM – Bree...

Small LOTRO Adventures – Episode 58: Plain Old Bingo Sense

Greetings Adventure Lovers, Lizzy and I set out on another portion of adventure, coming up the Greenway returning home to Bree and then onwards to The Shire soon… Lizzy is really rather sad to see the adventure come to a close but I think Bingo deserves a good holiday at home, eating and drinking his favourite Michel Delving snacks....

Lilikate’s Screenshots: Trees of Middle Earth

Lilikate’s Screenshots: Trees of Middle Earth

Jun 20, 2016

Hey Everyone, I have been producing content for my LOTRO blog site theninny.wordpress.com for several months. One of my screen shot projects has revolved around trees of Middle Earth. I have selected a tree from each region and had a stab at identifying which tree it is. Here is a screen shot of the tree I decided to highlight for last week, this is a dawn time...

Small LOTRO Adventures – Episode 57: More Stores for Stoors

Greetings LOTRO Players, A bumper edition of Lilikate and Bingo today with a large side of Lizzy. Today we adventure in Enedwaith, in the area known as the Gloomglens. Lizzy is particually fond of the Stags with the spooky white eyeballs. I however am more interested in the Gravy!...

Small LOTRO Adventures – Ep56: Brave Bingo!

Greetings, A belated episode of Bingo from last week, we see an astonishing character development in our chum. Slowly moving our way notrhward on the return journey back to The Shire. Lizzy was happy that in the new region we were able to barter our badges for a new friend! Apologies for the video stalling near the end, I was a little ambitious and changed my...