II. Rise of the Mormegil Episode 132: Ungoliant in Ezellohar, Part 1

Episode 132: Ungoliant in Ezellohar, Part 1

The heroes make their way to Ezellohar, knowing that Ungoliant is enroute. The battle begins in the darkest part of the night, and it grows ever darker when the ancient Avathari and her minions show up. Quickly the group becomes poisoned and paralyzed from the sting of arguably the most frightening creature in the legendarium.

II. Rise of the Mormegil Episode 99: Forty Years of David Day

Episode 99: Forty Years of David Day

Join me as I chat with Canadian author, David Day. We talk about his four decades of writing books for Tolkien fans, his love of poetry, his days as a lumberjack, his interactions with members of Monty Python, his friendships with Alan Lee and John Howe, and his misunderstanding with the Tolkien Society.

II. Rise of the Mormegil Episode 98: Ne’er Rest, Oh King’s Men

Episode 98: Ne’er Rest, Oh King’s Men

In this, the last session of Rise of the Mormegil, the heroes bind the shadow maiar, Gwarthaur. They enter Tirion just before the Caves of the Forgotten open upon Túna and the fallen sons of Númenor come forth. There is no rest for the wicked or the good, it seems…

II. Rise of the Mormegil Episode 96: Agarwaen, Hill of Úmarth, Part 1

Episode 96: Agarwaen, Hill of Úmarth, Part 1

In this episode we pick up where our in-person sessions left off. The group continues fighting Finduilas, Turin, Glaurung, and Gwarthaur. Turin escapes the Force Cage, Glaurung gets a vital part of his anatomy cut off, Burin is charmed, and Okrin turns into an ape. Fun is had.

II. Rise of the Mormegil Episode 95: Finishing with Feredir

Episode 95: Finishing with Feredir

Marco comes back to chat with us about the changes Feredir has gone through. He laments the loss of Anguirel, and discusses this continuation of the Túrin Turambar story. He hints at an explosive ending to part two, Rise of the Mormegil.

II. Rise of the Mormegil Episode 93: The Pass of Light, Part 2 (in-person session)

Episode 93: The Pass of Light, Part 2 (in-person session)

While still fighting the undead associates of Túrin Turambar (aka The Man in Black, aka The Shadow, aka Gwarthaur). Túrin shows up riding his nemesis in life, Glaurung the Deceiver. While engaged in mortal combat, Feredir and Túrin clash the sister swords of Angirel and Anglachel (Gurthang) together. This causes a grand explosion that breaks …

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II. Rise of the Mormegil Episode 92: The Pass of Light, Part 1 (in-person session)

Episode 92: The Pass of Light, Part 1 (in-person session)

The group arrives at the Calacirya (The Pass of Light). From there they march up the Hill of Túna toward the great Noldor city of Tirion. Before they arrive, they encounter some long passed associates of Túrin: Finduilas of Nargothrond, Beleg Cúthalion of Doriath, and Mîm the Petty-dwarf. They don’t look happy about being brought …

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