Yule Frost

Another Yule festival has come and gone (and will come again apparently Feb 15th) Seems like the Free People’s just can’t get enough of this festival! And who can blame them? One of the merriest times of the year for more of us than just the U.S. players. This year Humpadink took the role of…

Rune Satchel Notes: Into Ancient Lands pt. 2

January 13th TA 3018 A great amount has transpired since my last entry. I first connected with The elves at Echad Dunnan. It was here that I was surprised to see that there were dwarves active in the area. Though i was made aware that there had been some trade routes that had recently been…

Rune Satchel Notes: Into Ancient Lands

January 8th TA 3018 A great charge has been set on me from Lord Elrond. As he was pleased with my service and part in the rescue of the captives from the Goblin Town tunnels. He has sent me with the charge into the ancient land of Eregion. Since my time here in The Valley,…

Region Spotlight: Eregion

A history and explanation of the land of Eregion or Hollin, Accompanied with screenshots of the region from The Lord of the Rings Online (Lotro)

Garb of the Valley

The Valley is a place of rest and respite for the wearied traveller. Home to several bards and elven performers who have been well-known among the men of Bree compared to the other establishments of men. Great songs and arts reside here. But apart from the rest and recreation provided and held in the Last…

Region Spotlight: The Lone Lands

Once the Anchient Kingdom of Arnor had fallen, it was divided into three states of the Dunedain of the North. Because of a disagreement of the three brothers of King Eärendur. Each brother recived one peice. These soon became independant states, which were Cardolan, Arthedain, and Rhudaur. The contention between the three kingdoms was largely…

Region Spotlight: The Barrow Downs

There are many stories and folktales of the Borrow Downs of Breeland. The men of the nearby town tell stories of princes and kings and monsters that hunt at night. These are tales to to keep children close and at home. But these hills and mounds are more than that and hold a greater mystery…

Rune Satchel Notes: Misty Mountain Saga Pt. 2

November 17, TA 3017 After resting and conversing with other scholars in Imladris, I set out to return to the mountain camp of Lord Gloin. This would be our base of operations, a small camp with but a few dwarves who watched the mouth of the caves and would send reports to the valley. Lord…

Emissary Log: The Northern Trade Pt. 3

November 20th, T.A. 2017 Much has taken place since my last letter. The damage done by Angmar is somewhat lessened of late. Weather it is our involvement in the area or not I cannot say, but there seems to be much less of a presence in the north here. This bodes well for trade and…

A Great feat in Cartography!

I wanted to share this project completed by Raebidus Legend of Evernight, who’s blog you should check out for anything LOTRO. Ever wondered what the maps of middle earth would look like in their corresponding places? wonder no longer. Click image to enlarge – Click here to download the high resolution map (10,4MB) When we travel,…

Fighting evil

I wanted to share this awesome Cosmetic with you! LotroAdventurer has done an amazing job of converting the movie armor of Elond Halfelven into something that our characters can wear and fight with in game. This has to be one of the most accurate outfits I’ve seen yet! Check It Out! The White Council is attacking…

Emissary Log : The Northern Trade Pt. 2

November 18th, T.A. 2017 After regaining control of the passage from Kauppa-Kohta and to Pynti-Peldot I spent some days looking at the trade that took place between the reunited communities. Largely furs were trades but noticeably the People of Pynti-Peldot traded sabertooth teeth for badger furs from Kauppa-Kohta. These two seemed to be the main…