The Tolkien Professor Says Any Kin, Any Server

Corey Olsen, The Tolkien Professor, and also known as Gryfflet the Burglarious from his Friday afternoon stream on Turbine’s Twitch channel let listeners know on his November 25th stream that he would be happy to join any interested kinships at events they are having over the holiday season or into the new year to talk Tolkien and LOTRO. This invitation...

Wigend’s Intermediate LI Lesson

Wigend’s Intermediate LI Lesson

Jun 25, 2016

Wigend, the guardian played by LPN’s favorite Tolkien Professor Corey Olsen, has hit level 75 and has been gifted with some outstanding legendary weapons by fellow guardian, Nitesh the dwarf. To make the most of these new toys and to up his game overall, Wigend has asked Nitesh to spend some time with him to go over LI strategies and other pertinent...

Corey Olsen Makes a (Chicken) Run for Minas Tirith

Inspired by LPN’s own Arathaert and his famous pan-server chicken runs to Helm’s Deep and beyond, Signum University offered a special incentive in last fall’s fundraising campaign: If $7,000 in donations were received for “LOTRO,” university president Corey Olsen (perhaps known better on LOTRO as Gryfflet the burglarious hobbit) would make a run for Minas...

Where on Middle-earth Is Wigend? An Event with Corey Olsen

As part of the annual fundraiser of its parent institution, Signum University, the Mythgard Institute is holding a special LOTRO event on Tuesday, October 6th at 930 pm server time on the LOTRO Twitch channel. Where on Middle-earth Is Wigend? will be a lore-filled evening, as Tolkien Professor Corey Olsen, as Wigend the Guardian (Landroval) whooshes from place...

A Casual Stroll through The Shire, Part 1

The Tolkien Professor Corey Olsen comes out of the starter area and starts Gryfflet, his hobbit burglar, on a tour of The Shire where he deals with rude hobbits and even ruder bears. (Gryfflet now has attire that suits his profession, thanks to a makeover session with Teriadwyn.) Corey continued to delight viewers with a lore-packed commentary that ties...

Corey Olsen Declares Burglarious Intentions

The first LOTROstream session of Corey Olsen’s “Mythgard in Middle-earth” series followed The Tolkien Professor through character creation and the intro and starter areas. Even hardened veterans will get a chuckle out of this session, as Corey enjoys the sneakiness of his hobbit burglar and takes on spiders, Blackwolds and wolves with...