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...

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...

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...

LOTRO Players News Episode 212: The Emperor’s New Armor

LOTRO Players News Episode 212: The Emperor’s New Armor

Jul 24, 2017

This week we discussed the newest build on Bullroarer and had a guest. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN212.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (20.8MB) Game News Bullroarer Build 5 LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 20% off: Milestone Skills Hurried Traveller and Returning Traveller Advanced Riding Traits Rally Horns   Free Sample Of The Week +5...

Poems of the Pine: Interlude in the Old Forest

Poems of the Pine: Interlude in the Old Forest

Jul 19, 2017

As we wait for Mordor, let’s take a walk in the Old Forest. Interlude – The Old Forest Deep in the dark And dangerous wood A hatred hampered Four hobbits on a quest Their path did twist To push them south To the Withywindle Where willows slept   By the foulest tree Frodo was snared As his friends were trapped In a frightful grip. As Frodo’s...

LOTRO Players News Episode 211: I’ll Never Forget Old Whatshisname

LOTRO Players News Episode 211: I’ll Never Forget Old Whatshisname

Jul 17, 2017

This week we discussed the Mordor expansion purchase options and getting ready for Mordor. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN211.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (29.2MB) Game News Mordor: We have a date and you can pre-purchase Bullroarer Build 4 Patch Notes LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week NOW – Through July 20th...

Antipodean Writer: Fingolfin’s Fall: The Elves’ Lament

Antipodean Writer: Fingolfin’s Fall: The Elves’ Lament

Jul 15, 2017

The elves lament. They still sing of that day Fingolfin rode alone to Angband. Say: Of what they sing. What do the elves recall Of what the High King made before his fall? By what strange paths, by what fey-madness sent High King Fingolfin to the place he went? Elves sing of how Fingolfin rode alone Over the plain. With dire wrath his eyes shone Revengeful in...

LOTRO Players News Episode 209: Gift on a Goat

LOTRO Players News Episode 209: Gift on a Goat

Jul 3, 2017

This week we discussed the new build on Bullroarer and essences. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN209.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (24.4MB) Game News Bullroarer: No wipe this week LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales   ​Free Sample Of The Week Now-July 6th Enhanced XP Supply with the Coupon Code MORXP   20% off: Quest Packs 100% XP...

Poems of the Pine: The Black Gate

Poems of the Pine: The Black Gate

Jun 27, 2017

What will we find at the Black Gate? Book 8 – The Black Gate At the edge of the Waste Our wandering mind Drifted to Frodo And the fateful ring. Our march was small Next to Mordor’s horde But perhaps the hobbits Would be helped by our show.   We marched to the gate And gathered our strength Then demanded that Sauron Surrender at once. In response, the...

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...