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...

The Family Line Part 134 – Old Enemies

The Family Line Part 134 – Old Enemies

May 11, 2017

Part 134 – Old Enemies Swooping down over Eleswith, a green colored creature much like the others falling upon the others descended upon her and grabbed her by the throat with her long, sharp talon baring foot. The creature crouched down and looked deep into her eyes with glee. “The world you know will fall. Already the staff, the key to Morgoth’s return, is...

The Family Line Part 133 – Citizens Stand

The Family Line Part 133 – Citizens Stand

May 4, 2017

Part 133 – Citizens Stand Darkness swept across the land. Long shadows of the trees, buildings and hills melded together as shadows had all come together into one. Mist hung in the air as silence fell upon the whole land. No crickets nor the sounds of other nighttime animals made their sounds. It was eerily silent. But that silence was broken. Arrows struck...

LOTRO Poems #17

LOTRO Poems #17

May 2, 2017

  Hail Friends! Guess who is back! Did you guys miss me?  Life has been busy, with work and my Kinship and 3 million other hobbies, it was very hard to keep up with the weekly Tolkien inspired poetry. So many times I wanted to publish what little poetry I wrote but I just didnt want to publish something which wouldn’t have done justice to the...

The Family Line Part 132 – Ambush in Annuminas

The Family Line Part 132 – Ambush in Annuminas

Apr 27, 2017

Part 132 – Ambush in Annuminas “Just a little further,” Basil said to himself. He had been pulling the lead cart along with help from two others from Ost Forod since the rangers had stayed behind far back at the beginning of the walk into Men Erain. They were at last at the threshold of the gate into Annuminas and the orcs all around were looking at him...

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...

Embers of Hope Chapter 3: Days of Plenty

Embers of Hope Chapter 3: Days of Plenty

Mar 10, 2017

A week later Zaradanoric felt able to travel again. He had spent much time while he was waiting with Katherine Oaklane, the intriguing lore-master. Partially, this was due to the manner of his wounds, which required expert skill that she had the knowledge of. After that night on the cliff fighting the possessor spirit, the two had grown closer as friends and...

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...