[CC] 99 instances – Agamaur

[CC] 99 instances – Agamaur

Oct 20, 2017

We’re continuing our tour of free instances while we enter the Lone lands. Towards the north-east you’ll find Garth agarwen or agamaur as some know it. It has been an oddball in lotros instances ever since it inception. It has always been popular with the leveling characters, never had much of revamp and always been separate instance for the two 3...

Antipodean Writer: Set Sail for Eldamar

Antipodean Writer: Set Sail for Eldamar

Oct 15, 2017

Parting was hard and bitter-sweet. Then sailing cross the foam Far oversea into the west: for Elrond sailed alone. His salty tears with ocean mixed en route to Eldamar. So Elrond, where your children three? Tell on – say where they are. Elrohir and Elladan – twin sons. Both marched to fight the war: To Aragorn both boys are sworn: for King they’re fighting for...

The Norbog News – The war is over and other mordor news

The Norbog News – The war is over and other mordor news

Oct 11, 2017

    Aragorn and the forces of the Free people have prevailed at the Battle of the black gate. After a victorious charge by our allies from Rohan at the pelennor fields. Time had come to take the battle deeper into Mordor. Rumours have been out there was a secretive mission by a group of delta-hobbits behind enemy lines that infiltrated the enemies...

[CC] 99 instances – The great barrows

[CC] 99 instances – The great barrows

Oct 10, 2017

    You’ve visited Constable underhill and Tom Bombadil for your epic story. A scared hobbit looking for a prince and an unfortunate traveler you make you venture into the Barrow downs.  A walled of area littered with the tombs and evil spirits send there by the witch king of Angmar after taking the area from the Dunedain of Cardolan in the...

[CC] The scale of scaling

[CC] The scale of scaling

Oct 3, 2017

In the beginning, there was Bree. Your first place you found your party members for your venture in the Great Barrows. One massive subterranean infested area full of wights and keys to having a chance at an audience with Sambrog. That is at least the story if you were around level 20 in 2007. Each instance had his own level range. You could still run it at a...

Poems of the Pine: The Ring of Power

Poems of the Pine: The Ring of Power

Sep 28, 2017

Can we possibility survive this encounter? Book 9 – The Ring of Power At the point of despair The pressure was eased As the eagles arrived To reverse the tide. The Nazgûl fled south To Sauron’s aid, Till the gate groaned With a ghastly crash.   Then Landroval carried us To the ledge of Doom To find our friends Frodo and Sam. They were tired, hungry,...

The Family Line

The Family Line

Sep 21, 2017

Hello Family Line readers, This is timhedden, or just Tim. Yes, two weeks ago, I ended The Family Line. My tale of Theomin and his personal journey started over three years ago in mid-July of 2014. All during that time, it has been an absolute pleasure telling this tale through Lotro Players. Thank all of you who read my story and kept up with Theomin’s...

Antipodean Writer: The Riding of the Rohirrim

Antipodean Writer: The Riding of the Rohirrim

Sep 15, 2017

Baaay-huuuuu! With the bay of the sounding trumpets came the riders of the Mark As the new dawn rose over Pellanor, sunrise dispersed the dark The front gate of Minas Tirith, shattered lay, all battered-in When Rohan succored Gondor – their allies called the Rohirrim. King Théoden led his riders who had come by the secret way For the Pukél-men were their...

The Family Line Part 151 – Theomin’s Book

The Family Line Part 151 – Theomin’s Book

Sep 7, 2017

Part 151 – Theomin’s Book A day passed on the farm in the Wold. The day was a warm and muggy day; a typical kind weather Theomin remembered for the Wold. Tall clouds drifted in the skies as they headed eastward toward the Brown Lands. The smell of pine was in the air as the local pine tree, which was still standing between the two houses of their farm,...

[CC] How is an item made? A tale of scaling

[CC] How is an item made? A tale of scaling

Sep 3, 2017

Every bit of armour, weapon or jewelry your character is wearing was made by the game at one point. But how does the game decide what an item will look like and what stats it will have? For this article I’ll ignore your legendary items since these use a wildly different system, but nearly every other item you can equip is made in 2 different ways. The two...

The Family Line Part 150 – Reunion

The Family Line Part 150 – Reunion

Aug 31, 2017

Part 150 – Reunion The day turned to night as the cool breeze flowed over the Misty Mountains into the northern most end of Rohan. The stars shown bright in the night sky and the moon illuminated the land in a pale-toned light that lightly shown the fields, hills and trees of the Wold. A mist hung in the north and the white of the snow that still sat in...

The Family Line Part 149 – Home

The Family Line Part 149 – Home

Aug 24, 2017

Part 149 – Home The day grew bright and the two travelers, after the many days ride from Eriador, were finally on their last leg of their journey to Theomin’s home. After a brief morning meal and a quick walk to the stables, the two were off on the road heading north from Floodwend on toward Theomin’s farm. A while it took before reaching the Undeep, about a...

[CC] Mordor dailies and how to unlock

[CC] Mordor dailies and how to unlock

Aug 20, 2017

Mordor can be a confusing place and an evil place when you level, but it can become even more so when you reach 115. This is because the way you achieve new gear is divided across several paths you can take. The Mordor dailies form a good basis for those as you acquire resources for crafting, reputation items for your allegiances, silver tokens for bartering...

[CC] Allegiance, why, where, how and what for?

[CC] Allegiance, why, where, how and what for?

Aug 18, 2017

In this condensed guide I’ll take you on your journey through the time you first join your first allegiance and when you will finish it. The same questions always seem to pop up when it coming up in kin or world chat. For a full overview of each and every quest, step and breakdown i’ll refer you to the excellent beta post from Omg_peanuts over on...

The Family Line Part 148 – Theomin’s Promise

The Family Line Part 148 – Theomin’s Promise

Aug 17, 2017

Part 148 – Theomin’s Promise Three days the two traveled through the Westemnet to the Eastemnet. The days were warm and humid and the skies, at times, broke loose and released rain on the riders as they traveled back toward Theomin’s home. Mostly, the skies were drenched in clouds, large ones that reached great heights and those were the ones that...

Antipodean Writer: Azanulbizar

Antipodean Writer: Azanulbizar

Aug 15, 2017

Curse Azog – and the pit that spawned him! Curse his master Sauron as well! Murderer and thief of our dwarf homelands: yet we hued him down to hell! Ah my boy – sit and hear your elder. Though I’ve wounds – I don’t carry shame. For I fought in the wars ‘gainst the orcish swine – for dwarf honour and our name! I don’t say fighting is glorious – there’s a cost...

The Feanoriad

The Feanoriad

Aug 13, 2017

(A Homeric retelling of The Fall of the Noldor) Sing, O Nienna, of the wrath of Finwe’s son Feanor, the deadly wrath that brought upon the Noldor countless woes and sent many fair princes of the Eldalie down to the Halls of Mandos from that day when first far-seeing Manwe and mighty Feanor parted in strife. Which one of the Powers, then, set them to angry...

The Family Line Part 147 – Was Like a Dream

The Family Line Part 147 – Was Like a Dream

Aug 10, 2017

Part 147 – Was Like a Dream Through the canyons up and down hills the three walked as early morning turned to midmorning. Eva led Theomin and Eleswith through the safe paths that led out of Dunland and into the Gap of Rohan. Not a cloud occupied the sky but the dust through the canyons obscured the distant hills so that none of the three travelers could see...

What’s Left After Mordor? – LOTRO’s Potential Future

What’s Left After Mordor? – LOTRO’s Potential Future

Aug 8, 2017

I have been getting and seeing a lot of comments regarding LOTRO’s future recently.  Mainly things like “LOTRO is over because Sauron was destroyed.” I decided to make a video to address these concerns and explain what is potentially left after Mordor. Watch more of Andang’s videos...

The Family Line Part 146 – Once More to Avardin

The Family Line Part 146 – Once More to Avardin

Aug 3, 2017

Part 146 – Once More to Avardin The next day, the couple of travelers had a late start. Theomin hoped to see Sylderan one last time before they departed for Enedwaith. After waiting until midmorning, and the warm heat of the sun beat down on the travelers from above the nearby mountain range, the two decided to depart from Echad Dunann. Through the rest of the...