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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

LOTRO Players News Episode 201: Face Plant in a Pool of Acid

LOTRO Players News Episode 201: Face Plant in a Pool of Acid

May 8, 2017

This week we were regaled with poems and shared stories of our week in LOTRO. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN201.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (17.8MB) Game News LOTRO Beacon   Store SalesFree Sample Of The Week Black Dye  x1 with the Coupon Code PAINTEDBLACK   20 % OFF Vault Storage and Shared Storage Inventory Slots Currency Cap...

Poems of the Pine: Voices of the Past

Poems of the Pine: Voices of the Past

May 2, 2017

We search for Faramir to deliver some good news. Book 3 – Voices of the Past The rangers readied The raiders’ ships To sail the river As a secret force. While the fleet set sail To the City of White We threaded our way Through Ithilien fair.   We searched for Faramir In the forested land To bring word of our win Against the wicked corsairs. Yet the...

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...

LOTRO Players News Episode 198: Living and Dying in Forochel

LOTRO Players News Episode 198: Living and Dying in Forochel

Apr 17, 2017

This week we discuss upcoming events in LOTRO, including the 10th Anniversary Celebration. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN198.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (16.3MB) Game News LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week April 14th – 20th Max Morale & Power Scroll x1 Use Coupon Code EXTRAEXTRA 1/Account   25 % OFF...

Antipodean Writer: Fingolfin’s Fall: The Last Ride

Antipodean Writer: Fingolfin’s Fall: The Last Ride

Apr 15, 2017

Dashing over the dusty plain The High King rode! Fey eyes insane Burnt like twin stars. The goblins flee Afraid to face a foe like he! Mounted on his royal horse Rochallor, Angband is his course. For all is lost. His warriors dead. His allies too have copiously bled Upon the field. They only live Who fled the rout. What can he give When already he’s given all?...

LOTRO Players News Episode 194: Nazgul Repellant Spray

LOTRO Players News Episode 194: Nazgul Repellant Spray

Mar 20, 2017

This week we discuss mitigations and LOTRO news. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN194.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (16.4MB) Game News LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week March 17th – 23rd Regeneration Food x1 Use Coupon Code NOMNOM 1/Account 20 % OFF Expansions & Expansion Quests Skirmishes & Instances...

Antipodean Writer: The Paths of the Dead

Antipodean Writer: The Paths of the Dead

Mar 15, 2017

They come! They come! The Dead they come! With flickering banners, muted drum Armoured in fear, The Dead draw near! By Erech’s Stone, here they atone Remembered oath, eld days when loath Isildur’s summons they refuse Today by Erech they must choose To obey summons. Rest in peace! At last Isildur’s curse will cease. They come! They come! The Dead are come! With...

LOTRO Players News Episode 192: Rivendell Bridges

LOTRO Players News Episode 192: Rivendell Bridges

Mar 6, 2017

This week we discuss the preview of update 20 and have a guest. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN192.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (12.9MB) Game News Bullroarer Update 20 Patch Notes Dagorlad, Noman-lands & The Slag-hills – Update 20 Beta Videos LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week 3/3/17 – 3/9/17 +100% Mark...

Poems of the Pine: The Dawnless Day

Poems of the Pine: The Dawnless Day

Mar 4, 2017

The corsairs threaten the southern lands of Gondor. Book 2 – The Dawnless Day The fleet of Gondor Was frozen in port By Balakhor the Scourge’s Belligerent fleet. With the City of Swans Surrounded by foes We headed for Pelargir, The Port of Gondor.   From the east the clouds Covered the sky To make the night Unnaturally long. The people we met...

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...

Poems of the Pine: The Road to Gondor

Poems of the Pine: The Road to Gondor

Jan 17, 2017

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...