New steed: Steed of Elessar Host

New steed: Steed of Elessar Host

Mar 24, 2017

There were some pictures of an alleged new reputation steed, which didn’t look at all like a steed of a king. More a steed of  a princes. So since I haven’t seen any of these yet I am bringing you some pictures of it. There are also some random flying items in the new area. And to quote Cordovan You will no longer see any mobs above level 105 (until...

Critters Journey [intermezzo] I’m a Mordor firestarter

Critters Journey [intermezzo] I’m a Mordor firestarter

Mar 18, 2017

The mailbox has been flooded with the question, Why does Spike hate orc so much? Ok perhaps not. But it’s still a valid question. One that i can’t deny your search and thirst for answer for. Credits go to Riga (screenshot and first line) and Jarolas for the...

Critters Journey [55] If you’re sure, then i’m sure

Time passes after the defeat of mordors forces in the battle for Minas Tirith, but Spike and thekupal are still uneasy. They know what is beyond the borders. Pushing to advance on the enemies homelands in the weakend state that gondor is in wasnt well received. But George might just know a thing after he overheard gandalf and merry. Critters feed Don’t want to...

Screenshots from U20

Screenshots from U20

Mar 8, 2017

If you’re a person dreading spoilers and want to be surprised and amazed, this is probably the point where you don’t click here and instead go read What to do when U20 hits live. And I am pretty sure that this story and reflection on what has happened by Eladan and Elrohir will amaze you as much as it did me. But I also seen something else in this....

Critters Journey [54] Ungratefull robes and white sticks

Critters Journey [54] Ungratefull robes and white sticks

Mar 5, 2017

Big thanks to lotrobeacon and cordovan for the spotlight. Lots of new people found their way to the comic and other pages. Just browse explore middle earth for all episodes and the critter journey tag here on lotro players. Spike made it way further south to get away from the easterlings. Soon he was met with a white robed figure that welcomed him along his...

LOTRO Update 20: The Wastes is coming

LOTRO Update 20: The Wastes is coming

Mar 4, 2017

  So, the long awaited U20 is on BR and… Well, I’d say that some have expected more, but let’s see what is going on. The preliminary release notes you can read here. The whole landscape questing part is very similar to some other regions. It looks very much like a West Gondor + Brown Lands combination, then a little bit of Rohan and...

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...

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...