The Family Line Part 131 – At the Brink

The Family Line Part 131 – At the Brink

Apr 20, 2017

Part 131 – At the Brink The ten boats floated toward the center of the lake of Evendim. The water was slightly choppy and the men of Trestlebridge rowing the boats faught with the current as it tried to take the boats eastward toward the Colossus, which marked the southern end of the lake, past the captured city of Annuminas. In the center of the fleet of...

The Family Line Part 130 – Sacrifice

The Family Line Part 130 – Sacrifice

Apr 13, 2017

Part 130 – Sacrifice Sergee, Estonethiel and the elves of Lin Giliath ran eastward on the Evendim road and then north toward the gap between the hills and Ost Forod. They were silent, stealthy, and quick. Very quick, in fact, as it was quickly becoming difficult for Sergee to keep up with the host of elves. But even as they moved quickly, they were very...

The Family Line Part 129 – Those Who Defend

The Family Line Part 129 – Those Who Defend

Apr 5, 2017

Part 129 – Those Who Defend The sun had not yet risen over the horizon in the east. The land was dark as was the road westward. The early signs of light began to peak from the east, as the stars above began to fade from the dark backdrop of night and the slightest hints of indigo began phasing in the east. A thick mist hung over the lands as the surrounding...

The Family Line Part 128 – The Cold Wind Arrives

The Family Line Part 128 – The Cold Wind Arrives

Mar 30, 2017

Part 128 – The Cold Wind Arrives A strong wind blew in from the north. Its gusts raged through the hills all about as strange sounds began to fill the night air. Far off, a horn blew out in the blackness of the night. Many horns from far away and with every horn blow, the gusts of wind blew stronger. Nearby tents were ripped from their stakes as the wind...

The Family Line Part 127 – The Cold Winds Blow

The Family Line Part 127 – The Cold Winds Blow

Mar 23, 2017

Part 127 – The Cold Winds Blow The morning was bright and busy were the workers all about. Waving goodbye to the travelers heading out was Herion. The travelers were the Warriors of Eriador and it was the day they departed from Annuminas. As they departed, Herion waved goodbye as he had a sudden feeling of the weight of the entire city of Annuminas on his...

The Family Line Part 126 – The Elves of Lin Giliath

The Family Line Part 126 – The Elves of Lin Giliath

Mar 16, 2017

Part 126 – The Elves of Lin Giliath Morning had come to the lands of the North Downs. The grassy fields in the Kingsfell were bright green as birds chirped their songs all morning long. The vibrant sparkling of the morning dew on the leaves of the trees, tall and proud, sparkled as the branches held flocks of birds that took flight together up into the sky as...

The Family Line Part 125 – The Blood Path

The Family Line Part 125 – The Blood Path

Mar 9, 2017

Part 125 – The Blood Path The air was thick and sinister. A feeling of dread hung heavy in the atmosphere at the threshold of the path toward the Bonevales. No bird chirps could be heard for quite a while before coming to the edge. Only wind blew through narrow pass before the steps into the stone laden valley that connected the southern part of Enedwaith to...

The Family Line Part 124 – Failure Too Far Afield

The Family Line Part 124 – Failure Too Far Afield

Mar 2, 2017

Part 124 – Failure Too Far Afield Early it was in the ruins of Ost Guruth. Not a soul was awake save one farmer in the western part of the ruins who was tending his farm before the light of day came. The stars were still shining down on Lone Lands, full and beautiful they were as was the moon as it began to sink down toward the horizon. The rays of the sun had...

The Family Line Part 123 – Eastward Bound

The Family Line Part 123 – Eastward Bound

Feb 23, 2017

Part 123 – Eastward Bound The rising sun in the village of Bree was bright and warm. All around, the patrons of the village bustled about on their work going this way and that as others sat and watched, chatting about the day and days gone by. The scholar’s way was no exception. Through the entirety of the way, men were selling meats to hungry patrons near the...

The Family Line Part 122 – The Cruelty of Fornost

The Family Line Part 122 – The Cruelty of Fornost

Feb 16, 2017

Part 122 – The Cruelty of Fornost “What is that?” Eleswith asked. She was staring at the nearby woods just outside the village of Dale. The sound was that of a child crying far off in the distance. “Is that a child?” “Please, Eleswith,” Helesdir said. He grabbed her hand and held it tight to his chest. “Please, do not push me away. I have traveled so far to see...

The Family Line Part 121 – Midnight Incursion

The Family Line Part 121 – Midnight Incursion

Feb 9, 2017

Part 121 – Midnight Incursion “When is the next group arriving, Pentsgel?” a man in a crimson halbark and fur cap asked another who was at the entrance of the tall rift of the Ram Duath. He sported a long beard that stretched down to the mid of his chest and held in his hand a pike which looked to be more than six feet in length. Above the two men stood the two...

The Family Line Part 120 – The Threat from the North

The Family Line Part 120 – The Threat from the North

Feb 2, 2017

Part 120 – The Threat from the North Darkness filled the lands of the Kingsfell. The hour drew late but the moon had already risen in the mid sky. The stars in the sky gazed down on the lands, brilliantly beside the light of the moon as they slowly passed over the stars and along the black background of the dark night sky. The breeze was cool and rustled the...

The Family Line Part 119 – Trials of Eleswith

The Family Line Part 119 – Trials of Eleswith

Jan 26, 2017

Part 119 – Trials of Eleswith The hours of the day waned as the sun had already set over the western horizon. Only the moon illuminated the fields that laid out before the gates of the ancient fortress of Fornost. A light mist hung in the hills of the ancient land, slightly obscuring the light of the moon, giving the land a sickly strange ethereal glow. The...

The Family Line Part 118 – Northern Allies

The Family Line Part 118 – Northern Allies

Jan 19, 2017

Part 118 – Northern Allies Eleswith looked upon the hat of Helesdir. The brown, brim and base of the band were stained in dry sweat from the brow of Helesdir. The hat signified much more than just the clothing of Helesidr. It was the only material thing left over from him and Eleswith cherished it as an art collector would cherish a priceless piece of art. She...

The Family Line Part 117 – Hope Goes Forth

The Family Line Part 117 – Hope Goes Forth

Jan 12, 2017

Part 117 – Hope Goes Forth The sky, which was clear, blue, and beautiful, began to cloud in the north while Theomin watched. Around him thatched rooftops covered large stone walls of huts that were placed in a gaggle along thin dirt roads that stretched this way and that from hut to hut up the and down the hills which were laden with green grasses. Everywhere,...

The Family Line Part 116 – To Stem the Black Tide

The Family Line Part 116 – To Stem the Black Tide

Jan 5, 2017

Part 116 – To Stem the Black Tide “I know I have asked much of you as of late, but I must ask you one more time, ‘Who is with me?” Theomin said as he stood and looked out from his fellow Warriors of Eriador for a rise to arms. “Please,” he pleaded, “we must stem the tide of black that will be flooding over our lands.” They sat, each...

The Family Line Part 115 – Forthcoming Doom

The Family Line Part 115 – Forthcoming Doom

Dec 29, 2016

Part 115 – Forthcoming Doom Just outside the Bree Prison, Theomin had gathered Eleswith, Sergee, Eotheron, Estonethiel and Magla. They all stood there as they waited for Theomin to tell them what he had gathered them there for. Theomin looked around at the men and women practicing their strokes on the combat dummies and their bow and arrow skills. He tried to...

The Family Line Part 114 – The Father of Evil

The Family Line Part 114 – The Father of Evil

Dec 22, 2016

Part 114 – The Father of Evil Smoke filled the room of the Inn of the Prancing Pony. Many patrons of the inn smoked their pipes as they loudly laughed and ate to their heart’s desires. They drank too. Many mugs of ale flowed into the room as the lady server brought mugs and mugs of them their drinks. Barlamin too brought many mugs of ale to the patrons as there...

The Family Line Part 113 – The Girl in Red

The Family Line Part 113 – The Girl in Red

Dec 15, 2016

Part 113 – The Girl in Red The morning in Bree was a misty gray one. Heavy fog fell upon the village and not could be seen further than only a few a few yards. They wet air hung heavy on all in the village as it felt as if a great sinister cloud fell upon the whole land of Bree as even the farmers in the lands surrounding Bree, Combe, Staddle, Archet, and...

The Family Line Part 112 – Cleansing the Village

The Family Line Part 112 – Cleansing the Village

Dec 8, 2016

Part 112 – Cleansing the Village The day was bright and the clouds were drifting along the sky. The sun had risen like it had many times before, bright and beautiful, clear and warm. The morning was a crisp cool morning in Bree-land. The green grasses and trees were just as bright as ever and the flowers bloomed with radiant colors. Yellows, greens, blues and...