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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Family Line Part 145 – Namaarie

The Family Line Part 145 – Namaarie

Jul 27, 2017

Part 145 – Namaarie Still dark as the sun had not even set its beams of light on the horizon yet, the three started their journey further east. Not wanting to waste any time, they quickly got to their horses and left before any but the half-asleep sentries were awake. With their quickened paces, the three travelers reached the last bridge in only an hour as...

The Family Line Part 144 – The Road East

The Family Line Part 144 – The Road East

Jul 20, 2017

Part 144 – The Road East Early in the morning on the next day, Theomin, Eleswith and Sylderan left the village of Bree to head eastward. With them, one more wanted to join. Magla had to wanted to join the journey east with the three travelers. His destination was Ost Guruth, by no means a short journey. It was to take the entire day to reach those ruins, hence...

The Family Line Part 143 – The In Town Meeting

The Family Line Part 143 – The In Town Meeting

Jul 13, 2017

Part 143 – The In Town Meeting Daylight waned as the three travelers continued through the eastern pass of Evendim through the road that led into eastern Parth Aduial. The thoughts of the Colossus and the Canadiach were still fresh in Theomin’s mind. That was the last time he would set eyes on those places. A bitter sweet feeling it was as he remembered the...

The Family Line Part 142 – The Last Departing

The Family Line Part 142 – The Last Departing

Jul 6, 2017

Part 142 – The Last Departing The day started out cool and fresh. The sun was bright as it rose over the eastern hills of Evendim in the sporadically cloud laden sky. In the nearby trees, the birds chirped their melodic songs, giving the morning a cheerful feeling. A slight breeze came over the land from the east, warm and inviting; not cold and fearful from...

The Family Line Part 141 – Passing Authority

The Family Line Part 141 – Passing Authority

Jun 29, 2017

Part 141 – Passing Authority A week passed since the group sent Lily on her journey west from Mithlond. Theomin, Eleswith, Estonethiel and Sergee all returned to Annuminas, taking the journey through the Shire and bringing Krovrin back with them as Toby remained in the Shire to aid the four hobbits who began the battle to take back their home from the strange...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...