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 136: The Great Gates of Angband

Episode 136: The Great Gates of Angband

The heroes learn that Littleheart, Imin, and Alatar the Blue have been kidnapped and taken to Thangorodrim. Varda informs the group that Angband, the home of Thangorodrim, is the most evil part of Arda, and that traveling there will likely change each character permanently. Once at the Great Gate, they are told by the sentry …

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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 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 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 120: Cerin Amroth & The Great Glow Worms

Episode 120: Cerin Amroth & The Great Glow Worms

The group returns the bodies of Eärendil and Arien to the palace of Ilmarin. Ezellendur becomes the Avatar of Eönwë. The group begins the Trial of Irmo and travels to Cerin Amroth. There they encounter Arwen, circa in FA 211. Though there are no more Golden Mallorn trees in Lothlórien, Arwen tells the group that …

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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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