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LOTRO: Merry Pippins Found In Rohan!

21 Jul


Tsukuld had a productive morning in ROHAN…¬†a16.2

After waiting 20 mins while my wife’s computer loaded the newest version…LOTRO 16.2 has arrived ūüôā There are cosmetic weapons to be had…at last! But first wrapping up Entwash was the priority. And that required me to climb on Tsukuld’s¬†little war pony… it has been ages since he¬†had done this and he was a little clumsy to begin with… in retrospect may have been easier on foot as I don’t think any of the horse thieves were actually mounted!

Horses protected, I lost 2 I think… them orcs will be making salami tonight. (Did you know some authentic salami is made from/includes horsemeat?)


I was caught slightly unprepared for the 85 ding! A shame and Book 11 forward done as well… I must clear up some of these EPIC quests as they are starting to fill up my quest tracker…ScreenShot00056

So another trait point earnt… Entwash Vale completed…

I ended up handing in TASKS and deconstructing LI’s… always tedious…

But LOTRO is fun at the moment, I am starting to get my hunger back…

I think I will go out for some Pizza for lunch to celebrate with, maybe with salami on top!

LOTRO: My Invisible Little Pony!

1 Jun

I did not get much LOTRO play, my hoped for afternoon of gaming came to nought so managed to get a late Saturday night of gaming which my early bird mentality couldn’t handle, I was passing out at the keyboard… so 1 n half hours of LOTRO in 3 days and I am pretty sure my wife owes me at least 3 hours of game time but I am also quite sure she does not see it that way. Will keep my fingers crossed that I get an evening this week to catch up big time…

Tsukuld continued wrapping up in Eaworth, in the mead hall he got to parley with the Reeve before stealing his throne for lunch:

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After lunch it was time to ride out and kill some Orcs…¬†it was some time since Tsukuld had been mounted on his little war pony but he was not expecting them to turn invisible:


No strategy was needed to dispatch¬†Mounted Orcs around the camp, luckily as Tsukuld flailed around hopelessly on his mount…Then the action was taken into the Orc camp on foot, again quite easy… all said and done back into camp and after handing in some tasks dinged level 84:



Then to visit the Reeve’s son, who was injured in the action, you can tell this NPC was under the weather his golden ring was halved:


And I left the action with the arrival of the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse:


LOTRO: PORTAL found! Its in the Game!

28 May


Tsukuld is back and continues his thorough exploration of Rohan… oddly since arriving in Entwash Vale I don’t think he has even mounted his little war pony once…

SO Tsukuld¬†arrived in Eaworth ¬†– which in my mind of being brought up with EA games sounds like EA worth, and a jingly ‘its in the game ‘floats through my head…

Tsukuld chases down the floating golden rings over NPCs for their diverse quests and while chasing a toy sword, that’s eaten by a dog, stolen by an orc and seemingly eaten by a drake! So obviously time to explore¬†Wyrmdelf, unexplained yellow treasure hunter that cannot be attacked is just inside whereas his mates are paired up throughout the lair and are quite kill-able, indeed Tsukuld always likes for his enemies to be standing close together, so he can throw a flaming rock there way, followed up with a cloud of fire and ice grenade before going into his normal rotation…

Landscape quests were picked up to to kill 8 drakes and break 15 eggs, and a deed was rewarded for finding all hatcheries. Getting to the top of Wyrmdelf, exits onto Fang Tor (for the where evil dwells deed) and Tsukuld got to take down the Wyrm-father!

Ok back to EAworth…or not, end up entering the¬†W√≥dfen…landscape quest for killing salamanders and crebain, there are plenty of crebain to be quickly taken out in small flocks. Finally an undead dungeon to explore… another deed to find 13 rooms, I missed 3 and spent quite some time floating around to find it. Another point of interest are the¬†‘Locked Chests’ (creatures) not an ode to FF’s Mimics, which are killed for XP! They also mess up TAB targeting… but why the hell are they here?


I wonder how dangerous that chest is?


Target the Draug not the chest…IDIOT!

There is also a PORTAL at the end of the dungeon that does…er NOTHING…


Wonders where it goes…or what comes through it…from the stains I am guessing purple people eaters!

I found out later when I got back to EAworth to find my LOOT overflow full of Dark Talismans…an item which when used starts a quest…also a dagger quest item that requires Tsukuld to head back to the Wyrmdelf!

No time for backtracking…yet…onwards ever onwards…the end for East Rohan is still far away…

But first ..time to continue helping out EA Worth…

Its in the Game!

LOTRO: ALL East Rohan QUESTS part 2

20 May

Tsukuld on his little war pony!

Tsukuld continues through East Rohan, today completed a missed quest hand in in Cliving which led to mayhem with other horsemen! We were five mounted horsemen (4 NPCs) chasing small groups of orcs around, they didn’t stand a chance and I was disappointed, as having a small pack of others to ride with was great but to then remove all challenge reduced the quest to an inconsequential waste of time, which of course I had to complete…

Ended up in Eaworth in the Entwash Vale.

Here continues my mind bending quest as constructed using all the East Rohan quest titles as listed in the LOTRO WIKI.

East Rohan All Quests so FAR! Part 2

Designs for the Siege included the following battle plans; Tower an Inferno: attackers capture the tower but while celebrating on the top, it is set alight, flames catch hold and dramatic mayhem ensues, most are finally rescued; Mounts for Mordor: ended up more M for murder; and Cleansing by Fire: if at first you do not succeed throw lots of flammable liquid on it and set it alight!

The Sorcerer’s Council consist of Easterling Horsemen, the Royal Guard and the remarkable Lords of the Siege.¬†They spent days Building the Machines which only ended up Delaying the Inevitable

Then a Return to Floodwend for some EPIC reading
Volume III, Book 7, Chapter 6: A Journey by Boat in which there was a journey and it was by boat.
Volume III, Book 7, Chapter 7: Shadow of the Argonath in which the shadow of Argonauts was described.
Volume III, Book 7, Chapter 8: Reading the Signs in which the highway and byway road-signs of ME are described in detail.
Volume III, Book 7, Instance: The Breaking of the Fellowship in which Boromir teaches the fellowship to breakdance.
Volume III, Book 7, Instance: The Horn of Gondor in which Boromir does the full monty and demonstrates his horn.
Volume III, Book 7, Instance: Session Play: Two Hobbits in which Sam demonstrates how there can only be one!
Volume III, Book 7, Chapter 9: Three Hunters in which 4 hunters have fun in Bree but the younger fun one is left outta the kinship…
Volume III, Book 7, Chapter 10: To the Wold! In which the hero is bold yet called cold, dolled up with folded gold, a hand hold is found, heads lolled in all directions, mold so old, is polled before being rolled and eventually sold. Our hero is then told of v. old walled Wold, extolled again is that they iz old!

Riders Afoot begins with either; oddly Riders Afoot carrying Bows of Foul Craft; or in gravity defying Pointless Flight yet Beneath the Earth searching for Lost Friends who are suffering from Hunger and Thirst.

To be continued…

LOTRO: Defense of Faldham

19 May


Tsukuld got to defend Faldham, he had to do this on the back of his little war pony and the challenge was non existent…

The lyrics ‘Turn Around’¬†popped into my head as this was¬†basically Tsukuld’s mounted combat strategy…

TSU ‚Äď Total Eclipse of the Eye of Sauron

(Turn around)
Every now and then
I get a little bit pissed off cos I can’t find the mounted orcs
And they’re never coming around….
(Turn around)
Every now and then
I get a little bit tired
Of listening to the sound of mounted foes in the distance out of sight
(Turn around)
Every now and then
I get a little bit nervous
That the best of mounted combat is missing me by
(Turn around)
Every now and then I get a little bit terrified
And then I see the mounted orcs coming back
(Turn Around, look mounted orcs in the eyes)
Every now and then I fall apart (dismounted!)
(Turn Around, look more mounted orcs in the eyes!)
Every now and then
I fall apart (dismounted again!)
(Turn around)
Every now and then
I get a little bit restless
And I dream of some wild mounted combat
(Turn around)
Every now and then
I get a little bit helpless
And I am back in a res circle
(Turn around)
Every now and then
I get a little bit angry
And I know I’ve got to summon my little war pony
(Turn around)
Every now and then
I get a little bit terrified
And then I see the mounted mobs
(Turn Around, look mounted orcs in the eyes)
Every now and then
I fall apart, get dismounted
Turn around, look more mounted orcs in the eyes
Every now and then
I fall apart, get dismounted again!
And I need my little war pony
And I need him more than ever
And if I hold on tight
I’ll be holding on forever
And I’ll only be doing it right
‘Cos I’ll never be doing it wrong…
Together we can take down the line of mounted orcs
Mounted combat in the shadow of Mordor all of the time
(All of the time)
I don’t know what to do and I’m always in the dark
Living in a powder keg and giving off sparks
I really need you my little war pony
Forever in Rohan gonna start now
(Forever in Rohan is gonna end one day…)
A total eclipse of the Eye of Sauron
A total eclipse of the Eye of Sauron
(Turn Around, Saurons’ Eye)
(Turn Around, Sauron’s Eye)
(Turn around)


Bonnie Tyler – “Total Eclipse Of The Heart”

OR for more stupidity yet still apt have a listen to:

Dead Or Alive РYou Spin Me Round  (Like a Record)

BUT BEWARE the video contains 80’s HAIR!


To the victor the spoils…


after task items handed in…

All that singing and spinning and turning around and Tsukuld ended up dinging level 83

Yet another step closer to completing Rohan, and a step closer to level cap!

LOTRO: East ROHAN ALL quests so FAR! Part 1…

19 May

Middle Earth, in this world can be found The Wold East Rohan, here lives The Thane of Langhold who knows that Salamanders Hate Fire and that Slithering Too Near to fire will inflame their Venomtongues.

The Thane also enjoys A Game of Brigand-bashing which requires An Unnerving Display of Confidence and helps reduce Crime at the Farmlands and keeps in check The Brigands of the Wold

The River Watch Patrol has formed An Unsettling Alliance with the Easterlings at the Undeep as A Greater Enemy gives rise for Reason for Alarm, as predicted War Comes to Rohan!

To prevent Devastation in the North requires many to undertake the Mounted Combat Tutorial. Entailing, firstly Riding Against Flies and Eliminating the Noise-makers, then picking Marsh-reeds and terminating with the slaughter of many Corrupted Salamanders.

Spreading the Corruption are Relics from the Dead. GO and Meet Harding who is On Notice! A Friend in a Sea of Distrust
Prowling in the Fields, The Stinging Bog killing Winged Pests while Swarming the Nests.

Then while Assessing Fang Point kill Mother of the Pack by Trimming the Claws and feeding them to Scouts of the Enemy.

Pushing Back their Advance by using Prisoners of Olghakhósh to the fore, Leading the Advance to Quench the Flames as they are Fire-starters, funky instigators of prodigious fame. Then Snuff out the Flame quick as to better Aid for the Refugees who need to find Riches Left To Rot.

Refugees: Foodstuffs of Langhold Down Payments are Welcome to Harwick. The Riders Four are also On Notice! The Reeve of the Wold would use Five Against the Wold but not Tempting Fate sends a Report to Twickenburg detailing the Source of the Corruption.

Leaving the¬†Rest for the Unrest while¬†Warding Off the Coming Darkness releases a¬†Flock of Spies whose¬†Feathers of the Flock are¬†plucked…becomes the¬†Flock That Ran Afoul.

Continuing¬†Onwards to Floodwend ¬†where¬†The Many Opinions of Floodwend lead to¬†A Worksite Overrun¬†by a¬†Matron of the Howling Wood¬†providing¬†Trophies of the Hunters to the hunted.¬†Cleansing the Wold of Warg-packs¬†and¬†Machines of War while¬†Orchestrating the Siege¬†for¬†War-mongering Slaves¬†to continue¬†Stealing from the Enemy¬†and eventually¬†Leading Floodwend’s Demise¬†But the¬†Plans of the Assault¬†are found and defence¬†to¬†Report to North-torr as¬†Floodwend Besieged¬†then next¬†To East Wall, and then¬†To Elthengels.

To be continued…

All Quests taken from LOTRO WIKI :

LOTRO: Living in Cliving – Helping Father and Daughter!

15 May

Daddy – Reeve Athelward

Tsukuld was wrapping up in Cliving in the Norcrofts area of Rohan.

The last few quests are all about helping Reeve Athelward and his daughter, Ides.

Wrath of the Reeve

Is an instance where Reeve Athelward runs around and attracts nice groups of orcs to attack…he can handle himself and with Tsukulds help this is too easy!

Daughter Like Father Рthe Reeve sends Tsukuld to Rohirrim Training Grounds to help his daughter.

A Worthy Trainer

Tsukuld find s the daughter hiding up the hill at The Vacant Mill ‚Äď I had thought she may be back in the Mead hall…long trip there n back!


Daughter – Ides has ideas to be a Shield Maiden…WHY NOT?

The Shield-maiden’s Training

Instance where Ides runs around hacking at bears and then does the same for Orcs Scouts

Some mounted Orcs required Tsukuld to get mounted and chase after them…

Desire Above Strength

Another instance, ¬†urak hai had attacked the ¬†training camp…Tsukuld fried em quite easily!

Back to Cliving…back to life…back to reality!

Had a Soul to Soul moment there…

Just a little ride down to Faldham for yet more quests and still a LONG way to go….

To see how long, have a gander at LOTRO wiki East Rohan Quest page:


LOTRO: My little fishy Rohan war pony adventures

14 May

Dancing Scout…must be on drugs!


An Orc with a FISH! That’s really FISHY! I must investigate!


Bound to a pole, this merchant was lucky not to have been impaled on it! Nice Orcs, they even let me walk through their camp to the rescue!


Randy goings on at the farm….


DO I tell the truth or lie…oh dilemmas! Tsukuld, “Your Randy daughter ran off with Randy.” I was half expecting the dad to admit that he suspected and its all OK! NO…he plans to put a stop to any more RANDINESS!


The AI of the enemy is bad but the NPC’s AI is non existent…look folks an enemy mob…no no problem…Tsukuld will kill it as its only attacking me not the helpless incompetent NPC’s!


DING 82…actually mounted on my little war pony!

LOTRO: Dark Tower Doodle Done AGAIN then my little war pony time!

13 May


Having still not finished the first Barad-d√Ľr,¬†doodle I started another but this time on better paper. I still intend to do a more ‘architectural’ drawing but as I am doing these on my lap while commuting via bus and train more traditional architectural representations are out!

Anyway finally got¬†back into LOTRO this morning… only for an hour an a half and¬†Rohan is turning out to be quite enjoyable… still bemused by mounted combat which, solo at least from my limited experience, confusing and irritating, when a worthy mounted foe is encountered combat becomes hap-dash and confused, skills and rotations seemingly unimportant, strategy goes out the door… and the plague of ill placed enemy mobs littering the fields of Rohan just add to the chaos. My little war pony is being ridden occasionally and a couple of quests have integrated¬†mounted combat well.¬†The logic behind a region for mounted combat would really be helped with much more open spaces and fewer mundane encounters, that and the mobs in Rohan generally exhibit chronically bad AI, they will ignore an ally being friend within feet of them in a camp, which just detaches¬†the immersion yet¬†another level.

Something else I noticed is that there are a lot of quests in Rohan… an almost never ending supply… they are quickly finished and don’t require too much of the normal excessive back tracking!


By Rohan kids have been added to the game!


4 horsemen of the apocalypse tiptoe through town…


That floating golden ring may give away your hiding position…as will Tsukuld, he don’t care!


I am not sure we got the right killer…but was forced to pick one! So much for role-playing! Tsukuld apologises, “Sorry luv…I don’t think ya did it either but someone gotta rot in jail a while whiles we sorts it out…hopefully will be able to set ya free soon!”


Just like a painting!


Look at that …a plant collecting quest…nerver had one of them before!!!!!


Where’s the PARTY?


Them be big statues…


If you look closely up Tsukuld’s nostril you can almost see his brain!


Wagon train…not exactly tricky!

Tsukuld’s adventures in Rohan will go on and on!

LOTRO: 4 horsemen of the Apocalypse leads to deconstruction while others imbue!

8 May


The best quest I have been on so far in ROHAN…Tsukuld got to join the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse and kill some mounted opponents! I suppose that is what it is like to hunt in packs when mounted! It was actually fun even though I was still no use to anyone in the saddle. I hoofed it one way fired off a mounted attack and then hoofed it another, trying to stay with the others. I was not at any moment turfed to the ground and killed so that makes a refreshing change!

Afterwards I realized that I needed to reforge some LI’s. Oh and LI points had been reset…I had been playing nearly a week and didn’t notice… I thought it was slow going yesterday!¬†Being a lowly lv81 I do not get to imbue my LI I get to destroy it in the good old fashioned way which for me is always really nerve-wracking! Is it the right LI being deconstructed, did I remember to take off the relics…did I keep¬†the right legacy… and then rebuild the new LI…oh more stress…not enough points! Well the final result were these rocks below:


Not that bad..Pocket Rocket II ready to go, just need a good LI title which entails ¬†yet more grinding…oh well!

Still working on my Teslacles (electrical rocks!)… need a few more electrical legacies and will have a nice lv75 2nd age to zap foes on the move…basically to help with old slayer deeds!