What’s behind Mordoor 3 – Sorry we’re not home

What’s behind Mordoor 3 – Sorry we’re not home

Jun 25, 2017

We came, we saw and we started to slowly conquer Mordor. The gates have been opened and pineleafs were spotted as with a gazillion orcs and weird cows. But when we looked for some things there was an under construction sign. Sauron wasn’t home anymore. What else wasn’t there yet? Based on bullroarer U21 beta #1 and the preview stream by Cordovan we...

The Family Line Part 140 – To Ered Luin

The Family Line Part 140 – To Ered Luin

Jun 22, 2017

Part 140 – To Ered Luin Morning came, bright and early. It was four days since the revelry of the nighttime party. Business went back to normal in the cool dawn of Annuminas. The small number of wardens remained on Tinnudir to finish cleaning the party grounds, mugs, empty barrels of ale, food thrown on the ground were all removed from the island as a new dawn...

Poems of the Pine: March of the King

Poems of the Pine: March of the King

Jun 22, 2017

It is time to March towards Mordor. Book 7 – March of the King Our rest was brief When the battle was done As the hale must heal The hurts of the wounded. The captains took council On the course to take And chose to march And challenge our foe.   We sounded the trumpets As our troops set forth Into Gondor’s glorious Garden – Ithilien. There we...

LOTRO Players News Episode 207: A Well-Dressed Killing Machine

LOTRO Players News Episode 207: A Well-Dressed Killing Machine

Jun 19, 2017

This week we discussed the relative value of the Beorning and described how we use our skills. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN207.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (20.7MB) Game News Bullroarer to Open June 23rd for Update 21 Beta LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week June 16 – June 22 +100% Mark Acquisition (90 min) x1...

What’s behind Mordoor number 1

What’s behind Mordoor number 1

Jun 19, 2017

With the first bullroarer build for Update 21  aka Mordor on the shiny slag coloured horizon it’s time to run the gauntlet of what will be in it. This first article will focus on what is expected and a short comment on each regarding new information or rumours we’ve been teased with.  In this series we’ll keep you updated with new information...

Poems of the Pine: Battle of the Pelennor Fields

Poems of the Pine: Battle of the Pelennor Fields

Jun 17, 2017

We have arrived but there is still a long battle ahead. Book 6 – The Battle of the Pelennor Fields Theoden’s riders Thundered on the field Till the King of Rohan Met the King of Shadow. All fled the menace That no man could kill Till the Nazgûl was slain By the niece of the king.   Then Éomer charged Into the enemy lines So the battle raged At a...

The Family Line Part 139 – Revelry

The Family Line Part 139 – Revelry

Jun 15, 2017

Part 139 – Revelry Sunset came on the land of Evendim. The lake reflected the burning fire of the sky as all the land was tinted in a red-orange color. The trees of the lands, though green, also gave off an orange color as did the grasses. The clouds reflected the bright color of the setting sun as they painted the sky with an orange topaz look. Evening was...

Antipodean Writer: Fingolfin’s Fall: The Duel

Antipodean Writer: Fingolfin’s Fall: The Duel

Jun 15, 2017

Fingolfin stared upwards into the sky. His breathing hard. Still, once again he’ll try To strike his enemy down! Cold Ringil gleamed Like blazing ice. But every movement seemed To slow so that he moved as in a daze And every thought was trapped inside a maze Of unreality. The Dark Lord? Here? Before the gates of Angband? And so near The realm of pain and...

Embers of Hope Chapter 6: Detained in Lakedeep

Embers of Hope Chapter 6: Detained in Lakedeep

Jun 13, 2017

Claire’s words came true a few seconds later. The sizable drawbridge fell across the fast flowing river, which also served as a moat. Zaradanoric and John watched as a small squadron of soldiers marched in formation around a man who seemed to be mildly important. John leaned over to Zaradanoric and whispered, “The mug in the center. If he is who I think he is....

Critters Journey [61] Everswim

Critters Journey [61] Everswim

Jun 8, 2017

Lobel the little frog from Evendim goes around the lake reminiscing about blue skies, trains of people swimming by while he sunbaths on the rock. The city of yonder has been in rubble for as long as he remembers, but there used to be a nice statue on the island. Now it’s Lobels spot, the copper still radiates a nice warm glow at the sunset when he’s...

The Family Line Part 138 – The Missing Lynx

The Family Line Part 138 – The Missing Lynx

Jun 8, 2017

Part 138 – The Missing Lynx Through the remainder of the afternoon, Theomin resumed his search for his lynx friend. The last he saw the lynx he was up in the cliff of Tyl Annun as he attacked Kronog along with the rest of animals that followed along. But the animals that came to Theomin’s aid all were scattered as the drake spewed fire on them. So where did all...

The Family Line Part 137 – Corollaries

The Family Line Part 137 – Corollaries

Jun 1, 2017

Part 137 – Corollaries There was a quiet feel to the air around Annuminas. Though the bright sun of day filled the city with its warmth, a solemnness fell upon the city as the four groups, the Rangers, the men from Trestlebridge, Bree, the Lone Lands, and Dunland located their fallen brothers and sisters and carried them to their respective places of mourning...

Critters Journey [60] Critters arn’t Oathbreakers

Critters Journey [60] Critters arn’t Oathbreakers

May 25, 2017

With the mumakill being dispatched by the Rohirrim the orcs whip their tail between their legs and are dashing towards Mordor. Afraid of being routed they scatter in every direction. But with the forest alive and the swamp being treacherous with all kind of bad puns they make for the last path they know is safe. Atleast that what they remember. In his own...

The Family Line Part 136 – Fallen Kin

The Family Line Part 136 – Fallen Kin

May 25, 2017

Part 136 – Fallen Kin A clash with the axe and staff sparked another strike of lightning. Kronog swung his axe one armed as his other arm was too weak from the blood pouring out from the sword wound. His wounds from the animals also made him weak. He was battling as hard as he could and swung wide from the lack of focus by the loss of blood from the many wouds...

Poems of the Pine: Ride of the Rohirrim

Poems of the Pine: Ride of the Rohirrim

May 23, 2017

We search for the Riders of Rohan. Book 5 – The Ride of the Rohirrim Hirgon the herald Lay hacked on the ground For orcs held the road The riders would take. We must warn Rohan That the route was blocked So we plunged into the wood Where the Woses beat their drums.   The Woses were wild But willing to help As the orcs were foes Of the foulest kind....

Critters Journey [58][59] A team with a dash of plan B

Critters Journey [58][59] A team with a dash of plan B

May 23, 2017

The battle drew on. Some orcs proved more willing to fight to their last lives breath. But suddenly a large school of mumakill broke formation. What happened? Critters feed Don’t want to miss an episode, have a suggestion or a comment?  Follow the critters on Critter twitter Facebook Explore middle critter earth              ...

The Family Line Part 135 – The Void Opens

The Family Line Part 135 – The Void Opens

May 18, 2017

Part 135 – The Void Opens “You are beaten,” Azagod said to Theomin as she held the staff in her bat-like hand. She looked at the sky as the red flaming eyes of Morgoth came closer to the gate of the void and the smell of sulfur began wafting through the city. “Now begins the returning age of Morgoth and the beginning of Dagor Dagorath.” She held the staff up...

LOTRO Poems #18

LOTRO Poems #18

May 18, 2017

Hail Friends! Hope you are all doing well! The sun is shinning bright, spring has said goodbye but weather-man says the unexpected winds of winter are about to make a come back here in northern Italy. Casual Raiders had a slow week, with some players taking a break from gaming to tend to real life, we have decided to take this time to go back to the basis and...

Poems of the Pine: Minas Tirith

Poems of the Pine: Minas Tirith

May 17, 2017

We arrive in the White City to find that danger is creeping closer. Book 4 – Minas Tirith It was time to ride To the Tower of Guard: The massive city Of Minas Tirith. We found Faramir On the field as we rode But he was downed by a dart Of a deadly Nazgûl.   As the soldiers in the city For a siege prepared The steward studied A stone for news. He saw...

Antipodean Writer: Fingolfin’s Fall: The Last Duel

Antipodean Writer: Fingolfin’s Fall: The Last Duel

May 15, 2017

The Dark Lord stands: an ebon tower Looming tall in that evil hour. Without device, his massive targe Jet-black, blots out the sky, so large That buckler is. His mighty mace – Called Grond – is brought up to his face Then raised to crush the brazen foe Standing upon the plains below. Fingolfin stands. But suddenly He is not there. Fast-footed, he...