Exploring the Lord of the Rings: What to do with the Ring.

Exploring the Lord of the Rings: What to do with the Ring.

Feb 24, 2017

Chapter 2: The Shadow of the Past (Part 4&5) A dreaded pestilance attacked Casa Buggins last week which is why in this article I highlight two episodes of Exploring Lord of the Rings. We look in these two episodes at the further revlations made to Frodo Baggins informing him that his magic ring is a little more potent than first believed… We also...

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...

Exploring Lord of the Rings : The History of the Ring

Exploring Lord of the Rings : The History of the Ring

Feb 11, 2017

Chapter 2: The Shadow of the Past (Part 3) Continuing from our discussion last week, which focused on Gandalf and his knowledge of Rings, including the great ring. This week we look into the History of the one Ring. With a fun field-trip down down down to Goblin Town. Our hosts on Brandywine were the Casual Raiders kinship. Here is the full class from Signum...

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...

Exploring Lord of the Rings: Gandalf and the Great Ring

Exploring Lord of the Rings: Gandalf and the Great Ring

Feb 4, 2017

Chapter 2: The Shadow of the Past (Part 2) Yet another week and more thought provoking chat with Prof. Corey Olsen. This time we look at the text in the second chapter to discuss what exactly did Gandalf know about Bilbo’s ring. Why did he decide to leave it and Frodo in the Shire for seventeen years? I watched this episode on YouTube and you can also....

Exploring Lord of the Rings: Beating The Bounds

Exploring Lord of the Rings: Beating The Bounds

Jan 26, 2017

Chapter 2: The Shadow of the Past (Part 1) Professor Corey began our indepth look at chapter 2… (FotR). Lilirose from the Kinship Rangers of The West led a wonderful introduction on Gladden. We open The Shadow of The Past with a visit to The Green Dragon and a conversation between Samwise Gamgee and Ted Sandyman. As usual I like to go grab a screen shot...

Exploring Lord of the Rings: The Mantle

Exploring Lord of the Rings: The Mantle

Jan 23, 2017

Chapter 1: A Long Expected Party (Part 3) Greetings fellow scholars, Sorry I missed posting this article in time for LPN. The community of Arkenstone were our hosts for this talk, the last look at Chapter 1. The Professor (Corey not JRR) led a detailed discussion looking at the conversation between Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf. (After the Party). What does Gandalf...

Find the funny in Middle-Earth

Find the funny in Middle-Earth

Jan 22, 2017

Some doe with an identity crisis. A framed Dwarf, the Steward Riding in the water Reach me if you can Tell Neo the code has been changed. A talking head It’s a bunny An outer body experience Some issues with the graphics Leaning on your imaginary friend. A bear hug. And ent riding a horse with an LM. A pretty lively looking corpse. Godnorian? Where?...

Mûmak in Middle-earth

Mûmak in Middle-earth

Jan 15, 2017

Heya Friends! Warning: This is a Lilikate article, in this series there will be no helpful news about content or raiding. Or anything useful at all really. I am still producing “Trees of Middle-earth” screen shot series over on my blog Theninny, however I wanted to begin something fun exclusively for LOTRO Players. As another year has past and...

Exploring Lord of the Rings: The G.L.O.B.E.

Exploring Lord of the Rings: The G.L.O.B.E.

Jan 14, 2017

Chapter 1: A Long Expected Party (Part 2) A fine gathering assembled on Crickhollow for this installment of “LOTRO meets LotR”. We explored the character differences in Bilbo Baggins when we first meet him in Ch 1. of The Hobbit and again in Ch 1. Of The Fellowship of the Ring. Looking at how Bilbo has developed and how Bilbo has caused other folk...

Bree Town’s New Lore Hall

Bree Town’s New Lore Hall

Jan 6, 2017

Hello There! I bring happy news… Yay The new lore hall in Bree is live and it is divine! I can’t stress how much I love it. A wonderous venue for Exploring Lord of The Rings with Prof. Corey Olsen. Also another wonderful aspect of this venue is the stage! The Buggins’s Bands, which are The Ninny Hammers (2.00pm EST Saturdays) and the all new...

Exploring Lord of the Rings: A New Tolkien Learning Experience

Exploring Lord of the Rings: A New Tolkien Learning Experience

Jan 5, 2017

Return to The Shire And we begin at the beginning: Chapter 1: A Long Expected Party (Part 1) A great deal of interest was shown by the LOTRO community when it was announced that an interactive lecture series was going to commence on the 3rd Jan 2017. I have been in awe of Professor Corey Olsen’s “gift-of-the-gab” since I first heard him talk a...

Critters Journey [50] Not all tales are yours

Critters Journey [50] Not all tales are yours

Jan 2, 2017

In the absence of treebeard Everwhite became stunned. It wasn’t the flash of white light which would soon follow. His friend which he thought had died appeared before his little twiggs. Two squirrels? What is happening? And this would be not the least of the stories that would unfold that day in Fangorn and its surroundings. Explore middle earth critters...

Critters Journey anniversary + Happy holiday

Critters journey celebrates it’s 1 year anniversary and christmas around the same time. The critter family grow to a whole menagerie with the new updates and Bingo boffins. As did the series itself. And we’re not quitting. On the background we’ve been working on several things which delayed the normal episodes (i always have difficulty ending...

Critters Journey [49] Returning tailspins

Critters Journey [49] Returning tailspins

Dec 10, 2016

Everwhite came across a clearing with a large number of ents talking. But it took a while before he could get a word in. Eventually they send him of to a cave where Treebeard lived. He had more experience dealing with fast speakers and outsiders. And with that he sets of again. Back into the foresty world he came from. He knew from tales that the ents were only...

Critters Journey [48] Scorched black tree down

Critters Journey [48] Scorched black tree down

Nov 26, 2016

Emerging from the depths of Middle-Earth Everwhite was strucken by the sight of a scarred and scorched landscape. This can’t be the great green Fangorn forest. Will he find the critters and Ents he was told would be here. Or have they moved on as well? Critters feed Don’t want to miss an episode, have a suggestion or a comment?  Follow the critters on...

Critters Journey [47] Balrog? Must be critters

Critters Journey [47] Balrog? Must be critters

Nov 12, 2016

After the metropolis of evil that was goblin town. Everwhite ventured even deeper and south until he came across an underground forest. Thinking it might be home to some distant relatives he searched for as long as he could stand this evil dread that kept creeping up on him. Critters feed Don’t want to miss an episode, have a suggestion or a comment?  Follow...

Critters Journey [46] Down, down in gollum town

Critters Journey [46] Down, down in gollum town

Nov 5, 2016

After Everwhite left the chieftain behind in the cold tunnel the snow began to dissipate. Guessing he made it to Fangorn he popped his head out of the tunnel system. Only to be greeted by a snowstorm. Down below he saw a camp. But in the tunnel he heard rumblings of goblins. What creatures would stay so close to the mountain in this cold? Critters feed Don’t...

Critters Journey [45] Speed buffs and evade bonus for Forodwaith

Critters Journey [45] Speed buffs and evade bonus for Forodwaith

Oct 29, 2016

Everwhite was as much suprised by someone to talk to as Squirle about a Huorn this far up north. Everwhite tells of tales about the great Forochel forest. But with the Big winter incoming most of them seemed to have moved further south. All the tall huorns have slowly fallen into a a deep slumber trying to preserve energy leaving Everwhite and friends to fend...

Critters Journey [44] Overqualified by a mile as the eagles fly

Critters Journey [44] Overqualified by a mile as the eagles fly

Oct 21, 2016

After they captured the corsair captain and bearly ferocious impersonation of a rabid squirrel he quickly gave up all of their battle plans. In the end Aragorn dispatched him with his reforged first age. And in the end bearly forgave Aragorn for his mistakes. *Book spoiler,  After the battle Aragorn gave his best scribes the job to write down the annals of the...