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 139: Escaping Thangorodrim

Episode 139: Escaping Thangorodrim

As the group destroys the balrog looking creature in the altar room, they attempt to fight off the Virtues of Morgoth, and rescue Alatar, Ilfrin, and Imin. They discover the Mallet of Tombo and Angrî and Morgoth’s Crown of Iron before coming face to face with Gothmog, the Lord of the Balrogs.

III. Trials of the Valar Episode 138: Strengths Become Your Weaknesses

Episode 138: Strengths Become Your Weaknesses

The party discovers that Thangorodrim brings out the worst in a hero. They encounter some long lasting sentries in the once ruined fortress of Melkor. Burin proceeds through the “Anger” threshold and Feredir goes through the “Obedience” threshold. At the end of this episode, the group sees an altar and something that looks like a …

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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 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 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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