III. Trials of the Valar Episode 115: The Lay of Narsilion

Episode 115: The Lay of Narsilion

After the Trial of Ulmo, the group is back on Taniquetil reviewing the Octagram of Ilmarin. The DM tries to bring Charlie up to speed on how to run Burin, and after a short rest, the crew braces for an adventure into the frigid Helcaraxë in the Trial of Vana. Having been reinvigorated, Ulmo begins …

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III. Trials of the Valar Episode 113: The Silmaril of Maglor

Episode 113: The Silmaril of Maglor

Charlie, Burin’s new player, joins in this episode. And though we had some technical difficulties (you can’t hear the player microphones), the storyline is intact. The group defeats the kraken and takes both the Dragon Helm of Dorlomin and Silmaril of Maglor back to Ilmarin.

III. Trials of the Valar Episode 110: Maglor’s Gap

Episode 110: Maglor’s Gap

Heading down to the sea from Ered Luin, the party encounters Maglor standing in the waves. Beside him is another Maglor… The group must decide who is the real son of Feanor, defeat the summoned giant minions, then convince the real elf prince to show them into Maglor’s Gap (which was part of Beleriand and …

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III. Trials of the Valar Episode 109: “The Seventh in Line and Seventh in Number”

Episode 109: “The Seventh in Line and Seventh in Number”

The crew pops out in Mount Dolmed, inside the once great slopes of Nogrod. Here, the spot of awakening for the father of the Firebeards, Burin discovers his true parentage, son of Dain, King Under the Mountain. That puts him in a somewhat unique position in the line of Durin. Afterward, the fellowship sets out …

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III. Trials of the Valar Episode 108: Chatting with the High King

Episode 108: Chatting with the High King

On top of Taniquetil there sits the “mansion of the high airs,” referred to as Ilmarin. The players find eight Valar inside looking weary and unmoving. There the High King of the Vanyar, Ingwë, teaches the characters how to travel to and from Ilmarin in a portal. The first stop is Ered Luin, the Blue …

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III. Trials of the Valar Episode 106: The Octagram of Ilmarin

Episode 106: The Octagram of Ilmarin

The heroes are pushed back to the walls of Tirion before they head up to the domed mansion at the peak of Taniquetil. There, the king of the Vanyar elves, Ingwë, explains why the Valar are “weary” and the tasks they must complete to prepare for the coming of Morgoth. These trials are presenting on …

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III. Trials of the Valar Episode 104: Caves of the Forgotten, Part 1

Episode 104: Caves of the Forgotten, Part 1

The characters attempt to defend the city of Tirion from the undead Númenórean soldiers, left over from the Great Armament. They continue to spill out of the Caves of the Forgotten. Leading the army, is the once great king, Ar-Pharazôn. One of the members of the fellowship dies…

III. Trials of the Valar Episode 103: Welcome to Tirion

Episode 103: Welcome to Tirion

Begin again the adventure at the end of days. This episode takes place immediate after the party defeated Gwarthaur and the raised and possessed Túrin Turambar and Glaurung. Jared reminds the players the state of things, and the group decides what to do with the Silmaril of Maedhros, the Master Palantir, and the tainted rapier …

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