III. Trials of the Valar Episode 134: Thus Spake Mandos

Episode 134: Thus Spake Mandos

The group licks their wounds after the fight against Ungoliant. They decide to head back to Ilmarin and take council. Ingwë has gone to Tirion and collected the Silmarils and used them to set Telperion ablaze. While there, the group rests. Varda and Yavanna make the Miruvórë. Then, a brave Tesoro removes the magical cloak …

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III. Trials of the Valar Episode 133: Ungoliant in Ezellohar, Part 2

Episode 133: Ungoliant in Ezellohar, Part 2

This fight marks the hardest the group has ever had, across all parts of the trilogy. Ungoliant is a force that seems to only get stronger as they fight her. Ezellendur is unconscious at the bottom of a Well of Varda and when the water begins to pour forth from the damaged body of Ungoliant, …

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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.

III. Trials of the Valar Episode 130: The Turn of the Tide

Episode 130: The Turn of the Tide

A nice break to the combat… The group gets back to Ilmarin and finds an old friend. Okrin is back to help them in the final trials! The group discusses how to get the cloak off of Tesoro without killing him. They discuss the vision Mor-lomín had of the coming of Ungoliant. And they discuss …

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III. Trials of the Valar Episode 129: Queen Berúthiel in Meneltarma, Part 2

Episode 129: Queen Berúthiel in Meneltarma, Part 2

Have you ever wished Treebeard would say the song title of track #6 from The Chronic? If so (or if not), this episode is for you. Join the players as they finish the fight with Queen Berúthiel, claim Dramborleg, and bring the white tree of Meneltarma back to Ilmarin.

III. Trials of the Valar Episode 128: Queen Berúthiel in Meneltarma, Part 1

Episode 128: Queen Berúthiel in Meneltarma, Part 1

If the heroes weren’t “cat people” before entering into the inner sanctum of Meneltarma, they certainly aren’t now. The cats of the queen grant bad luck to the characters, and the Queen comes out swinging with Dramborleg. Meanwhile, being so close to the white tree of Númenor speeds up Tesoro’s tree-bound effect of his cloak.

III. Trials of the Valar Episode 126: The Cats of the Queen

Episode 126: The Cats of the Queen

In this episode, the heroes enter the remains of Meneltarma. They are surprised to find several cats following them around the ruins. In the inner sanctum they find a grand white tree and Queen Berúthiel. She is wielding Dramborleg, the vicious heirloom of Númenor.

III. Trials of the Valar Episode 125: The Hallowed Eagle Eyrie

Episode 125: The Hallowed Eagle Eyrie

Back at Ilmarin, Irmo thanks the heroes and suggests that they do the Trial of Yavanna to get a sapling of Telperion. The players discuss the history of the Númenóreans, the fate of Númenor, the Great Eagles, the artifact called Dramborleg, and the infamous Queen Berúthiel. The players take a short rest and head to …

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III. Trials of the Valar Episode 124: Mbar-Ndor

Episode 124: Mbar-Ndor

“Home Land” is the passphrase to summon the portal from Ilmarin. And finally, the party is able to whisper those words and leave the Path of Dreams, having collected the vemon of the Great Glow Worms.

III. Trials of the Valar Episode 123: “Don’t Leave The Path”

Episode 123: “Don’t Leave The Path”

As the group tries to free Mor-lómin from the jaws of a Great Glow Worm, Feredir and Burin are also swallowed. Tesoro and Ezellendur are standing alone battling the guardians of the Path of Dreams.

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