III. Trials of the Valar Episode 150: The Lay of Angruin

Episode 150: The Lay of Angruin

This podcast trilogy has been an amazing experience. I’ve learned so much and am so thankful for all of my guests and listeners that I wanted to go out in Tolkien fashion… So I wrote a lay. I hope you all enjoy it. Don’t forget to check back in a few months when Season 4 …

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III. Trials of the Valar Episode 149: The Last Episode at the Prancing Pony, Part 2

Episode 149: The Last Episode at the Prancing Pony, Part 2

Shawn and Alan chat with Jared about the Second Prophecy of Mandos and the Dagor Dagorath. They read parts of the early manuscript containing the prophecy and discuss theories about why Christopher (and his father) abandoned this concept. The trio end by introducing the Jared’s original poem, Lay of Angruin. Listen to the Lay in …

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III. Trials of the Valar Episode 148: The Last Episode at the Prancing Pony, Part 1

Episode 148: The Last Episode at the Prancing Pony, Part 1

My double secret guests on this episode are none other than Alan Sisto and Shawn Marchese from the Prancing Pony Podcast. Join us as we learn more about the dynamic duo of the PPP. Come bear witness as we they partake in a “Lightning Round” set of fun question (like they do on their show).

III. Trials of the Valar Episode 147: The Dagor Dagorath

Episode 147: The Dagor Dagorath

This episode contains the last of the role playing in this campaign. All of the former players came back to play their characters on the Plains of Valinor. It got a little silly and the DM had a little too much whiskey. In the end we learned some off the wall twists of the campaign …

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III. Trials of the Valar Episode 146: Tolkien Pilgrimage- Warwick and Great Haywood

Episode 146: Tolkien Pilgrimage- Warwick and Great Haywood

Join us as Dr. Andrew Higgins shows us around Warwick and Great Haywood, both of which were early sources of inspiration for the first iteration of the Lord of the Rings legendarium. Come see Warwick Castle, Shugborough Hall, Essex Bridge, and Rock Cottage. After the virtual tour we get a chance to chat a little …

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III. Trials of the Valar Episode 145: Tolkien Pilgrimage- Birmingham

Episode 145: Tolkien Pilgrimage- Birmingham

Come on a virtual tour with Mary Moore from Birmingham Tours as we visit Sarehole Mill, Moseley Bog, the new King Edward’s School, Edgbaston Waterworks Tower, and Perrott’s Folly. Visit Birmingham Tours for more information: https://www.BirminghamTours.co.uk

III. Trials of the Valar Episode 144: The “Dwarfish” Riddle

Episode 144: The “Dwarfish” Riddle

Well, the group certainly isn’t as quick as Bilbo at solving riddles, but join them in Gundabad as they try to solve an age old Dwarvish riddle… Or in this case, a “Dwarfish” riddle, in order to get the chain, Angainor.

III. Trials of the Valar Episode 142: Leveling to 20 in the House of Manwë

Episode 142: Leveling to 20 in the House of Manwë

Back in Ilmarin, Celebrimbor and Fëanor present Feredir with the black, sister swords reforged into Angwedel, or “Iron of the Bound Star.” Mor-lomin experiences the true power of the Flame of Arnor using his staff. Ezellendur is donning all three silmarils in the crown, Angrî. Okrin learns that the Mallet of Tombo, that they rescued …

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III. Trials of the Valar Episode 141: Lord of the Balrogs

Episode 141: Lord of the Balrogs

The party exits the Great Gates of Angband only to find Gothmog, the Lord of Balrogs waiting for them outside. A grand battle ensues, whereby Gothmog finds it easiest to chuck the heroes one by one into lava. Even still, good prevails in the end, and the party heads back to Ilmarin.

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