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 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.

III. Trials of the Valar Episode 137: The Virtues of the Dark Lord

Episode 137: The Virtues of the Dark Lord

The group enters Thangorodrim and immediately feels “miserable.” Exploring the passageways of this accused ancient stronghold, they find remnants of evil and must choose who will enter the thresholds labeled for each virtue of Morgoth.

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 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.

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