“Exploring The Lord of the Rings” Begins Tuesday January 3rd

“Exploring The Lord of the Rings” Begins Tuesday January 3rd

Dec 31, 2016

Explore The Lord of the Rings – On Location! On January 3, 2017, Professor Tolkien’s 125th birthday, Signum University is launching a major and innovative new program called “Exploring The Lord of the Rings.”, Signum founder and president Corey Olsen, The Tolkien Professor, will teach a detailed, chapter-by-chapter course on The Lord of the Rings…in...

The Tolkien Professor Says Any Kin, Any Server

Corey Olsen, The Tolkien Professor, and also known as Gryfflet the Burglarious from his Friday afternoon stream on Turbine’s Twitch channel let listeners know on his November 25th stream that he would be happy to join any interested kinships at events they are having over the holiday season or into the new year to talk Tolkien and LOTRO. This invitation...

Wigend’s Intermediate LI Lesson

Wigend’s Intermediate LI Lesson

Jun 25, 2016

Wigend, the guardian played by LPN’s favorite Tolkien Professor Corey Olsen, has hit level 75 and has been gifted with some outstanding legendary weapons by fellow guardian, Nitesh the dwarf. To make the most of these new toys and to up his game overall, Wigend has asked Nitesh to spend some time with him to go over LI strategies and other pertinent...

Corey Olsen Makes a (Chicken) Run for Minas Tirith

Inspired by LPN’s own Arathaert and his famous pan-server chicken runs to Helm’s Deep and beyond, Signum University offered a special incentive in last fall’s fundraising campaign: If $7,000 in donations were received for “LOTRO,” university president Corey Olsen (perhaps known better on LOTRO as Gryfflet the burglarious hobbit) would make a run for Minas...

Where on Middle-earth Is Wigend? An Event with Corey Olsen

As part of the annual fundraiser of its parent institution, Signum University, the Mythgard Institute is holding a special LOTRO event on Tuesday, October 6th at 930 pm server time on the LOTRO Twitch channel. Where on Middle-earth Is Wigend? will be a lore-filled evening, as Tolkien Professor Corey Olsen, as Wigend the Guardian (Landroval) whooshes from place...

Andang Tells All to Corey Olsen

The Tolkien Professor Corey Olsen has an abiding interest in adaptation of Tolkien’s works, whether art or music or film. It is not surprising, therefore, that he watched the first episode of the Middle-earth Lore Series with great interest. It’s also not surprising that, having watched the episode, he got together with Andang to talk about how this series came...

A Casual Stroll through The Shire, Part 1

The Tolkien Professor Corey Olsen comes out of the starter area and starts Gryfflet, his hobbit burglar, on a tour of The Shire where he deals with rude hobbits and even ruder bears. (Gryfflet now has attire that suits his profession, thanks to a makeover session with Teriadwyn.) Corey continued to delight viewers with a lore-packed commentary that ties...

Corey Olsen Declares Burglarious Intentions

The first LOTROstream session of Corey Olsen’s “Mythgard in Middle-earth” series followed The Tolkien Professor through character creation and the intro and starter areas. Even hardened veterans will get a chuckle out of this session, as Corey enjoys the sneakiness of his hobbit burglar and takes on spiders, Blackwolds and wolves with...

Corey Olsen Joins the LOTRO Stream Team

Tolkien Professor Corey Olsen has been fighting the good fight in Middle-earth for some months now. Along the way, he has been gathering the material he needs for the free LOTRO lore course he will be teaching through the Mythgard Institute this fall. Phase 1 of his course preparation has included Mythgard Mondays, a get-together at the Bird and Baby pub on...

Lore Hound Alert: Free Class with Corey Olsen

Do you want to get into more of Tolkien’s writing but don’t know where to start? Mythgard Academy might be a good place… J.R.R Tolkien was a prolific writer. From the late 1910s through the 1960s, he somehow found time around his Oxford university duties and family commitments to pen a variety of stories and poems. Most of these revolved...