Critters Journey [53] Whispers of a Dadukill

Critters Journey [53] Whispers of a Dadukill

Feb 27, 2017

North Ithilien was thriving with creatures. All shapes and sizes, loud and whispering. Trampling across the lush hills were some peculiar hairy creatures as well. But after losing his father in the Rhundanian wars to the harsh treatment of the Easterlings he never had high regards for them. But to they were capable of killing a small mumakill and even sending a...

Embers of Hope Chapter 2: Phantom Victory

Embers of Hope Chapter 2: Phantom Victory

Feb 25, 2017

Zaradanoric was stirred to wakefulness by an argument outside the barrack walls. By the looks of the sky it was nearing evening. Zaradanoric stiffly sat up, stretched, and then removed his breastplate and shoulders. He laid his armor on the ground next to his bag and strode outside to see what the argument was about. Outside there was a group of people arguing...

The Family Line Part 123 – Eastward Bound

The Family Line Part 123 – Eastward Bound

Feb 23, 2017

Part 123 – Eastward Bound The rising sun in the village of Bree was bright and warm. All around, the patrons of the village bustled about on their work going this way and that as others sat and watched, chatting about the day and days gone by. The scholar’s way was no exception. Through the entirety of the way, men were selling meats to hungry patrons near the...

The Family Line Part 122 – The Cruelty of Fornost

The Family Line Part 122 – The Cruelty of Fornost

Feb 16, 2017

Part 122 – The Cruelty of Fornost “What is that?” Eleswith asked. She was staring at the nearby woods just outside the village of Dale. The sound was that of a child crying far off in the distance. “Is that a child?” “Please, Eleswith,” Helesdir said. He grabbed her hand and held it tight to his chest. “Please, do not push me away. I have traveled so far to see...

Antipodean Writer: Lost stanzas to: West of the Moon, East of the Sun

Antipodean Writer: Lost stanzas to: West of the Moon, East of the Sun

Feb 15, 2017

The following are additional verses to the traveling song sung by Frodo shortly before his departure to the West: using the same rhyme and metre recorded in the LOTR. Still round the corner there may wait A new road or a secret gate. And though I oft have passed them by A day will come at last when I Shall take the hidden paths that run West of the Moon, East...

Critters Journey [52] Pies are taking For long

Critters Journey [52] Pies are taking For long

Feb 11, 2017

A large gathering of mumakill? Tell me more. Or how to keep a moody mumak satified. Just take dont let it take forever. 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 121 – Midnight Incursion

The Family Line Part 121 – Midnight Incursion

Feb 9, 2017

Part 121 – Midnight Incursion “When is the next group arriving, Pentsgel?” a man in a crimson halbark and fur cap asked another who was at the entrance of the tall rift of the Ram Duath. He sported a long beard that stretched down to the mid of his chest and held in his hand a pike which looked to be more than six feet in length. Above the two men stood the two...

Critters casual – Help i’m 105 – A full guide for fresh and returned players

Critters casual – Help i’m 105 – A full guide for fresh and returned players

Feb 8, 2017

Quick note – Lotroplayers layout functions differently it seems. Tables need to be replaced with images at a later point. Envision, you have watched the lotr movies or your friend has been talking about Gandalf again. You remember you once played a game that was build around that world. But for some reason you just stopped playing. Now that your interest...

Critters journey [51] A lostiphaunt

Critters journey [51] A lostiphaunt

Feb 4, 2017

North Ithilien quiet nights have been disturbed by large creatures being driven in a hurry? Is there somewhere they need to be? Something is amiss. A little mumakill has tried his dearest best to keep his patron on his paws, but his love for marrow roots with old age have made him lose his herd. Critters feed Don’t want to miss an episode, have a suggestion or...

The Family Line Part 120 – The Threat from the North

The Family Line Part 120 – The Threat from the North

Feb 2, 2017

Part 120 – The Threat from the North Darkness filled the lands of the Kingsfell. The hour drew late but the moon had already risen in the mid sky. The stars in the sky gazed down on the lands, brilliantly beside the light of the moon as they slowly passed over the stars and along the black background of the dark night sky. The breeze was cool and rustled the...

A Tour of Lore – Part 1.1 – Bree-land | Archet Dale

A Tour of Lore – Part 1.1 – Bree-land | Archet Dale

Feb 1, 2017

One question we might ask ourselves when embarking on a critical study of Tolkien’s work and the LOTRO world is “are we just reading too much into a story & graphics of a game? ” Christopher Tolkien argued for the authenticity of such analysis: “Such inquiries are in no way illegitimate in principle; they arise from an acceptance of the...

The House of Beorn Chapter 17 – A Light in the Darkness

The House of Beorn Chapter 17 – A Light in the Darkness

Jan 26, 2017

In the beginning, there was only pain. It came and went, like waves on the shore of the Anduin. It was the only sensation he knew. His eyes were darkened, whether blinded or not, there was only the pain. After what seemed like days, light began to creep in near the edges of his vision. Then, in a wave of blinding light, he could see again. Ancient and weathered...

A peak into critters, Help i’m 105 guide (Critters Journey)

Sometimes you post 50 weeks at a time. Sometimes you see that large cliffhanger loaming and getting closer and closer. Critters battle at Minas tirith was one massive hangup that was supposed to be end to all a year ago. Lotro changes, lotro to me changes and plans changed. The big city wasnt meant to be the Final chapter. Critters that were planned to be...

The Family Line Part 119 – Trials of Eleswith

The Family Line Part 119 – Trials of Eleswith

Jan 26, 2017

Part 119 – Trials of Eleswith The hours of the day waned as the sun had already set over the western horizon. Only the moon illuminated the fields that laid out before the gates of the ancient fortress of Fornost. A light mist hung in the hills of the ancient land, slightly obscuring the light of the moon, giving the land a sickly strange ethereal glow. The...

The Family Line Part 118 – Northern Allies

The Family Line Part 118 – Northern Allies

Jan 19, 2017

Part 118 – Northern Allies Eleswith looked upon the hat of Helesdir. The brown, brim and base of the band were stained in dry sweat from the brow of Helesdir. The hat signified much more than just the clothing of Helesidr. It was the only material thing left over from him and Eleswith cherished it as an art collector would cherish a priceless piece of art. She...

The House of Beorn – Chapter 16 To Dol Guldur

The House of Beorn – Chapter 16 To Dol Guldur

Jan 17, 2017

Yes, after many months of self-imposed absence, we have returned. Life will not wait for anyone and as things have settled down now, it’s time to return to Rathbairn’s tales. I hope you enjoy the further adventures of our Beorning friend.   “Grandmother, wake up”. Sleep began to fade as the voice returned. “Wake up Grandmother.” Eyes opened and...

Poems of the Pine: The Road to Gondor

With Rohan saved, it is now time to head for Gondor as we start a new volume. Book 1 – The Road to Gondor A lad was lost In the lonely path Where the dead had dwelt Since the dawn of the age. When the boy was safe We braved the depths To reach the realm Where the ruthless went.   We arrived in Gondor, The glorious realm That fought the masses Of...

Antipodean Writer: The One Ring

Antipodean Writer: The One Ring

Jan 15, 2017

  Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die One for the Dark Lord on his throne In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows...

The Family Line Part 117 – Hope Goes Forth

The Family Line Part 117 – Hope Goes Forth

Jan 12, 2017

Part 117 – Hope Goes Forth The sky, which was clear, blue, and beautiful, began to cloud in the north while Theomin watched. Around him thatched rooftops covered large stone walls of huts that were placed in a gaggle along thin dirt roads that stretched this way and that from hut to hut up the and down the hills which were laden with green grasses. Everywhere,...

The Family Line Part 116 – To Stem the Black Tide

The Family Line Part 116 – To Stem the Black Tide

Jan 5, 2017

Part 116 – To Stem the Black Tide “I know I have asked much of you as of late, but I must ask you one more time, ‘Who is with me?” Theomin said as he stood and looked out from his fellow Warriors of Eriador for a rise to arms. “Please,” he pleaded, “we must stem the tide of black that will be flooding over our lands.” They sat, each...