Inglorion Bastards: A LOTR Actual Play D&D Podcast

Inglorion Bastards: A LOTR Actual Play D&D Podcast
A LOTR Actual Play D&D Podcast: Inspired by the Dagor Dagorath prophecy of J.R.R. Tolkien, the Lord of the Rings, Dungeons & Dragons, and Adventures in Middle Earth. For more information go to

Dr. Verlyn Flieger, Part 2
Feb 17 • 20 min
In this second part of the interview with Dr. Flieger, we discuss many of her essays. We use “The Body in Question: the Unhealed Wounds of Frodo Baggins” as a vehicle for discussing Raiken. We talk about Numenor in “Drowned Lands” and whether it is…
Dr. Verlyn Flieger, Part 1
Feb 13 • 28 min
Kick off the last chapter of the trilogy with Dr. Flieger. Listen as we discuss Tolkien’s larger body of work, such as: The Lost Road, The Notion Club Papers, The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, On Fairy-Stories, and Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics.…
Mormegil: Full Cast Reunion
Feb 10 • 27 min
This one is part interview and part acknowledgement. Listen as players and DM talk about what this campaign has meant to them. There are only a few spoilers for Trials of the Valar…
Forty Years of David Day
Feb 6 • 36 min
Join me as I chat with Canadian author, David Day. We talk about his four decades of writing books for Tolkien fans, his love of poetry, his days as a lumberjack, his interactions with members of Monty Python, his friendships with Alan Lee and John Howe,…
Ne’er Rest, Oh King’s Men
Feb 3 • 37 min
In this, the last session of Rise of the Mormegil, the heroes bind the shadow maiar, Gwarthaur. They enter Tirion just before the Caves of the Forgotten open upon Túna and the fallen sons of Númenor come forth. There is no rest for the wicked or the good,…
Agarwaen, Hill of Úmarth, Part 2
Jan 30 • 39 min
During this 2nd part of the fight, both Burin and Raiken are able to attack again. Glaurung and Túrin fall in battle, and Okrin begins the ritual to bind Gwarthaur.
Agarwaen, Hill of Úmarth, Part 1
Jan 27 • 32 min
In this episode we pick up where our in-person sessions left off. The group continues fighting Finduilas, Turin, Glaurung, and Gwarthaur. Turin escapes the Force Cage, Glaurung gets a vital part of his anatomy cut off, Burin is charmed, and Okrin turns…
Finishing with Feredir
Jan 23 • 13 min
For our last interview of Part Two, Marco comes back to chat with us about the changes Feredir has gone through. He laments the loss of Anguirel, and discusses this continuation of the Túrin Turambar story. He hints at an explosive ending to Rise of the…
The Pass of Light, Part 3 (in-person session)
Jan 20 • 39 min
The last of the in-person session. Apologies for the poor sound quality. The heroes will start the next session against the remaining enemies: Finduilas, Glaurung, and Túrin Turambar (he and Gwarthaur are still stuck in the magic box).
The Pass of Light, Part 2 (in-person session)
Jan 16 • 28 min
While still fighting the undead associates of Túrin Turambar (aka The Man in Black, aka The Shadow, aka Gwarthaur). Túrin shows up riding his nemesis in life, Glaurung the Deceiver. While engaged in mortal combat, Feredir and Túrin clash the sister swords…
The Pass of Light, Part 1 (in-person session)
Jan 13 • 26 min
The group arrives at the Calacirya (The Pass of Light). From there they march up the Hill of Túna toward the great Noldor city of Tirion. Before they arrive, they encounter some long passed associates of Túrin: Finduilas of Nargothrond, Beleg Cúthalion of…
Wayfinding with Mark Fonstad
Jan 9 • 29 min
In this episode, we talk to a professor of Geography at the University of Oregon, Mark Fonstad. He happens to be the son of Karen Wynn Fonstad, the cartographer responsible for the Atlas of Middle Earth. We discuss Karen’s path into map making and how the…
The Silmaril of Maedhros
Jan 6 • 20 min
Inside the Workshop of Aulë the group discovers Túrin Turambar, having been possessed by Gwarthaur, just finishing a ritual from the Golden Book. In his hands are the reforged sword, Gurthang, and the newly found silmaril of Maedhros.
The Workshop of Aulë
Jan 2 • 16 min
The group arrives on the western shores of Eldamar, near the base of the Pelori Mountains. There they see the entrance to the Workshop of Aulë. Before entering the sky turns to black, and the dead creatures on the beach come to life.
Ossë’s Friend, Uin
Dec 30, 2019 • 35 min
The sea battle concludes as the heroes try to decide what to do with the regent and his men. They also find out who Ossë has been waiting to see- the huge whale, Uin.
Sea Battle in Southern Eldamar
Dec 26, 2019 • 42 min
There were some technical difficulties when recording. Therefore, this episode picks up after the 1st half of a sea battle between the Fellowship of Light and the ambushing Teleri from Avallónë- those loyal to the Regent, Escalwathon. In this episode, you…
Raiken & Tentacle Monsters
Dec 23, 2019 • 28 min
In this interview with Josh, we learn about Raiken’s character development through part two of the trilogy. We discuss the difficulty as players and game masters in creating memorable and creative moments. And for the first time in 86 episodes, the…
Burin Part Deux: It’s All About the Dex
Dec 19, 2019 • 18 min
Join Spriggz and the game master as they discuss Rise of the Mormegil. Get inside the mind of the original barbarian from the Bastards. Learn about what motivated Burin throughout the campaign, and why this may be the last solo Spriggz interview.
Nost-na-Lothion: Riddles & Drinking
Dec 16, 2019 • 25 min
Mor-lomin wins riddle competition and is forever called Loremaster in Alqualondë. Tesoro reclaims his title at the drinking competition. Later, the group asks Olwë many questions. They ask him about how to curse Túrin from the possession of the shadow…
Nost-na-Lothion: Melee
Dec 12, 2019 • 18 min
A few of the Fellowship of Light enter the Birth of Flowers melee competition in Alqualondë. Only Feredir comes away standing. This time, the champion takes away the wine of the Eldar. Where Limpë had granted Eriol unnaturally long life, it grants Feredir…
Nost-na-Lothion: Archery and Performance
Dec 9, 2019 • 15 min
To kick off the Birth of Flowers celebration, the elves hold an Archery and Performance contest, which Tesoro and Okrin both delight in. They also announce that Limpë will be the prize for the melee competition.
Alqualondë: Among the Teleri
Dec 5, 2019 • 21 min
Fresh off their adventure at the Stone of the Hapless, the group sails for Alqualondë. There they meet the King of the Teleri, Olwë. The king welcomes the group to Alqualondë for the Birth of Flowers celebration, called Nost-na-Lothion by the Eldar.
Interview with Michael Drout, Part 2
Dec 2, 2019 • 25 min
In this, the second part of Dr. Drout’s interview, we discuss how Tolkien reversed the epistemic regime by telling the story from the point of view of the least knowledgeable character. We discuss the inevitable chapter 2, Treatise of Tedium, that most of…
Interview with Michael Drout, Part 1
Nov 28, 2019 • 28 min
In this episode we talk to Professor Michael Drout from Wheaton College. We learn why so many scholars think it is important to talk about how to read Tolkien. We discuss how Tolkien created an “impression of depth” through his vast size and intricate…
Túrin Turambar, The Man in Black
Nov 25, 2019 • 33 min
Discover the crypt where Túrin Turambar and Morwen Eledhwen are buried. Discover Sador’s dagger, Hathadol. Meet Túrin’s former caretaker, Nellas. Back at the Tower of Pearl, they discover that Huor is now in the Halls of Mandos. The group now realizes…
Exploring Talbor, The Stone of the Hapless, Part 2
Nov 21, 2019 • 40 min
Discover the creatures awakened by the shadow maiar in the catacombs of Tol Morwen. The group continues onward toward the crypts of Túrin Turambar and Morwen Eledhwen.
Exploring Talbor, The Stone of the Hapless, Part 1
Nov 18, 2019 • 44 min
Appearing in the catacombs of Tol Morwen, burial place of both Túrin and his mother, the group is split up. Experience the traps first-hand as the group attempts to navigate this shrine belonging to the woodmen of Brethil.
The Sleeper in the Tower of Pearl
Nov 14, 2019 • 15 min
Tuor and Idril allow the group access to the mystical fountain in the Tower of Pearl. According to Ossë, this fountain is one of the only things near Eressëa that can transport the group to the Stone of the Hapless, burial place of Túrin Turambar.…
The Digital Philologist, James Tauber
Nov 11, 2019 • 48 min
The Digital Philologist, James Tauber, explains to us the history of philology, how it has evolved, and the benefits of using technology to study the classics (including Tolkien). Come listen to this Renaissance man as he talks to us about why the love of…
Battle at the Tower of Pearl
Nov 7, 2019 • 42 min
Having just barely made it to the walls of the Tower of Pearl, the group finds it seemingly devoid of assistance. What ensues is a gruesome battle of allies. The “super-hero” werewolf is finally put to rest before Idril and Tuor come out to greet the…
Wolf in the Enchanted Isles
Nov 4, 2019 • 38 min
For an episode where little is achieved, this is quite a fun session. The group spends a comical hour trying to figure out how to escape the newly transformed Feredir. The great wolf, Taurmyrnoth, has his last little bit of revenge as Feredir chases his…
The Shadowy Seas, Part 2
Oct 31, 2019 • 40 min
The fellowship finishes the battle against the sea creature. They end up on the Enchanted Isles just as the sun sets to reveal a full moon. Growling noises begin to come from Feredir.
The Shadowy Seas, Part 1
Oct 28, 2019 • 33 min
You learn that Ossë is quite eccentric. He has been dropping fish into the water in Tavrobel while “waiting for a friend.” From Tavrobel, the group heads into the Shadowy Seas. They quickly discover the dangers of traveling after the Man in Black, even by…
Fiona Jallings Teaches Sindarin
Oct 24, 2019 • 47 min
The brilliant creator of talks with us about her site, her book, her classes, and the Sindarin language. We also talk about the Parma Eldalamberon journal, the Vinyar Tengwar journal, and the cultural rules elves use for naming things and…
Írimë Comes to Tavrobel
Oct 21, 2019 • 22 min
Gilfanon tells the group about the next part of the Prophecy of Mandos. He explains that if the group wishes to go to Talbor, the only way to do so is via the Tower of Pearl. The party meets up with their old friend Írimë in Tavrobel, and there they…
House of the Hundred Chimneys, Part 2
Oct 17, 2019 • 33 min
The group finds the source of the Evil Breath- the “voyager” Eriol himself. He has clearly been corrupted by the Man in Black, and has recently plagued the lower levels of the House of the Hundred Chimneys.
House of the Hundred Chimneys, Part 1
Oct 14, 2019 • 40 min
The group encounters more Evil Breath and some Shadow Hounds in the lower levels of the House of the Hundred Chimneys. Burin falls into a pit during the first moments of their battle with the source of the Evil Breath.
The Evil Breath & Gilfanon
Oct 10, 2019 • 21 min
The party comes to the House of the Hundred Chimneys and discovers the Evil Breath has come to Eressëa. Gilfanon asks them for their help eliminating the source of the Evil Breath in the lower levels in exchange for information.
Talking Quenya with Paul Strack
Oct 7, 2019 • 47 min
Join us for this language focused discussion with community expert, Paul Strack. We talk to him about the evolution of Tolkien’s languages, the nature of Quenya, and we dissect some of the Quenya words from the campaign. Quenya Words Discussed: Minyasercë…
Kortirion Among the Trees
Oct 3, 2019 • 41 min
Seeking Meril-i-Turinqi - the Lady of the Isle - the party arrives at Kortirion and discovers the Man in Black has already been there (and left his mark). After a grand battle, Meril tells the group that the Parma Kuluina (the Golden Book) has been…
Seeking the Lady of the Isle
Sep 30, 2019 • 34 min
The group fights for their lives against an awakening evil in the forests outside of Kortirion. Okrin hopes to reach the “ancient city on a leaguered hill” before the Man in Black can defile its towers, its libraries, or its caretaker - Meril-i-Turinqi -…
The Cottage of Lost Play
Sep 26, 2019 • 35 min
In this episode the characters chat with Littleheart, the Gong Warden, and the couple - Lindo and Vairë. There they learn about the Man in Black and that the library of Kortirion will have information about Talbor (the word Feredir’s sword keeps…
Okrin Laid Bare
Sep 23, 2019 • 19 min
The last of the new character chats. The DM also talks about the nature of the podcast, possible fan interviews, and reads a passage about Feredir when he was a child. End this episode with the characters’ first impression of the Cottage of Lost Play.
The Deep and Dark of Mor-lómin
Sep 19, 2019 • 16 min
Trying to keep these double entendres titles going for the player interviews is difficult, but well worth it. In this interview, we learn about Jon the player behind Mor-lómin. We learn that there is something truly horrifying hidden behind his dark…
Ezellendur, Servant of the Mounds
Sep 16, 2019 • 15 min
It wouldn’t be a Middle Earth story without an elf in the fellowship. With Angolan having been dubbed the curator of artifacts at Elostirion, the party needed to fill their elven quota. Ezellendur was their man. Learn how he joined the party, why he has a…
The Blight of Alalminórë, Through the Land of Elms
Sep 13, 2019 • 36 min
Making their way from Avallónë, the group sees the effect the shadow has had on the land. They encounter evil and undeath along their route to The Cottage of Lost Play.
Escape the Tower of Avallónë, Part 2
Sep 10, 2019 • 37 min
The characters finally escape the tower and spend the last 15 minutes of the episode discussing the Man in Black (the shadow) and their role having released this evil upon the world.
Escape the Tower of Avallónë, Part 1
Sep 7, 2019 • 36 min
Raiken, Burin, Tesoro, and the newcomer- Ezellendur- are promptly arrested when they arrive in Avallónë. At the heart of the city is the Tower of Avallónë, where the recently stolen Master Palantír used to reside. It is also the home of the city prison,…
Meet the Characters… Again
Sep 3, 2019 • 26 min
Rejoin the players for their first session together in part 2 of this trilogy. Learn how the campaign has changed, and meet the new characters.
The Tolkien Professor Interview, Part 3
Aug 30, 2019 • 26 min
In the final installment of Dr. Olsen’s interview, we discuss the nature of the Ainur, the sentimentality of the dwarves, Stephen Colbert, and Corey’s recent delve into rap music.
The Tolkien Professor Interview, Part 2
Aug 27, 2019 • 24 min
In the second part of the interview, we discuss the man and the work of J.R.R. Tolkien. Professor Olsen then weighs in about elements of Taradon’s Wager.
The Tolkien Professor Interview, Part 1
Aug 23, 2019 • 24 min
Join us as we chat with Dr. Corey Olsen about his first experiences playing Dungeons & Dragons, about his double major in English and Astrophysics, and about the genesis of The Tolkien Professor.
Eressëa: Full Cast Reunion
Aug 20, 2019 • 25 min
Welcome to the last episode of Part 1. Nearly two years later the full cast reassembles to discuss the campaign to date. Hints about Part 2 and Part 3 slip out in this episode.
Across the Straight Road
Aug 17, 2019 • 12 min
After the the Umbarians have fled and the portal to the Lonely Isle has closed there is still much to do at the Grey Havens. Gildor Inglorion and Círdan the Shipwright explain that Raiken has passed unto the west, and that there were some corsairs that…
Battle of Drû Celebross, Part 2
Aug 13, 2019 • 44 min
In the final battle of part one, Burin’s greatest fear is unleashed, and Raiken makes a huge sacrifice to save Arda.
Battle of Drû Celebross, Part 1
Aug 10, 2019 • 49 min
The Battle at the Wild Waves was fought at the Grey Havens in 2954 when the Umbarian corsairs besiege Cîrdan and his kin. The Nos Glanadur arrive, mid-battle, just as the Shadow appears to threaten everything both east and west of the Belegaer.
The White Tower of Elostirion
Aug 5, 2019 • 20 min
The heroes travel from the Old Forest, over the Brandywine Bridge into the Shire, and on to Tower Hills. There they pick up the Horn of Thorondor to aid them in their upcoming battle at the Grey Havens.
From Apprentice to Foe, Part 2
Aug 3, 2019 • 48 min
Bear comes back from the Undying Lands, as Grimald (now Grimmyrnoth the werewolf) bites almost everyone in the party. Join the end of the battle as the heroes decide where to go next.
From Apprentice to Foe, Part 1
Jul 30, 2019 • 39 min
Having left the Prancing Pony, the group travels quickly to Lindon via the Great East Road. North of Old Forest the group realizes quickly that the now deceased werewolf, Taurmyrnoth, has gotten the last laugh, having infected Burin’s apprentice.
Tesoro Does LOTR / Back in Breeland
Jul 27, 2019 • 20 min
Join us for the last player interview of part one. Listen to Max talk about his hobbit character Tesoro. At the end of the interview, the players wind up back where they started, at Bree. Barliman Butterbur has some bad news for the Fellowship of Light.
The Watcher at Tharbad
Jul 23, 2019 • 42 min
After the ritual the fellowship trails the shadow through Tharbad. At the Greyflood, they encounter Estel, the Dúnedain, and a creature akin to the Watcher at the Westgate of Moria.
The Ritual
Jul 19, 2019 • 18 min
With Raiken dying on the plains of Rohan, the group decides to do Taradon’s ritual. The good news is that Raiken is healed. The bad news is that the group released a shadow maiar from the void.
Handling the Uruk-hai
Jul 15, 2019 • 43 min
In our most inappropriate episode to date, the characters finish off the last of the enemies at the Fords of Isen. Meanwhile, the players lose their minds after a called shot to a very sensitive region.
The Morgul Blade
Jul 13, 2019 • 24 min
When the party decided to put off doing Taradon’s ritual, Saruman found a way to force their hand. Our heroes are sandwiched at the Fords of Isen between more Umbarians, trying to recover their lost equipment, and the prototype Uruk-hai. One of them has a…
Interview with LOTRO
Jul 9, 2019 • 33 min
Join us as we discuss all things Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO) with Jerry Snook and Chris Pierson, the Community Manager and Lead World Builder (respectively) from Standing Stone Games.
To Ritual or Not to Ritual
Jul 5, 2019 • 32 min
Now that they have the items assembled and the riddle of Taradon’s Wager figured out, will the party perform the ritual? Saruman seems to think they should. To help them in their decision, Saruman sends out some prototype Uruk-hai with a Morgul Blade to…
Saruman’s Basement, Part 3
Jul 2, 2019 • 34 min
The heroes crack the mysteries of Taradon, find the last of the items, and solve the mysteries of the “Wager.” The question is, what will they do with that information?
Saruman’s Basement, Part 2
Jun 30, 2019 • 34 min
The party is still finding their way through the catacombs of Orthanc. In this session they are on the verge of finding Taradon’s shield, the embodiment of his “Wagers” diamond.
Saruman’s Basement, Part 1
Jun 27, 2019 • 26 min
The group is in Isengard. Saruman informs the party that Taradon built Orthanc back in the Second Age. He then grants permission to search through Orthanc’s catacombs to find the shield of Taradon and the last item of Taradon’s Wager.
Interview with Cubicle 7’s Jacob Rodgers
Jun 23, 2019 • 26 min
Jacob Rodgers is a writer and developer for The One Ring and Adventures in Middle-earth. Join us as we ask him about his own personal experience with role playing and Tolkien and as he hints as some of the upcoming product releases from Cubicle 7.
A Reprieve in Isengard
Jun 18, 2019 • 28 min
The fellowship manages to defeat Taurmyrnoth with no visible lasting damage, and they limp their way into Isengard. There they seek the counsel of Saruman the White as Mt. Doom comes alive.
Taurmyrnoth, Part 2
Jun 14, 2019 • 28 min
This is the second part of this epic fight. The group attempts to take out the wargs before focusing their attention on Taurmyrnoth.
Taurmyrnoth, Part 1
Jun 11, 2019 • 27 min
Waking up in Lorien was a pleasant way to start the player characters’ day. Walking along Fangorn Forest and being discovered by the werewolf Taurmyrnoth was a great way to ruin their day.
Help from Lothlórien
Jun 6, 2019 • 23 min
In this episode, the party staggers into Lothlórien seeking the help of the “Lady of Light.” There they discovered that Taradon had studied the works of Celebrimbor in years past, and that he had left his “key” behind.
Inside Feredir
May 31, 2019 • 19 min
Continuing the innuendo style player interview titles… Join us for this episode as we talk to Marco about his Dúnedain Wanderer.
Reunion with Balin
May 26, 2019 • 15 min
The heroes finish up the fight at the Mirrormere with a little help from Ori and Balin. Burin gets to reconnect with his father, they learn a bit about galvorn, and the group plans to walk through Lothlórien.
Durin’s March
May 19, 2019 • 43 min
The party heads from Mountain Hall to the Mirrormere, hearing that Balin had been seen heading that way. There they encounter a few Longbeards, Lóni and Nalí, who are also looking for Balin. An unpleasant surprise are the patrolling orcs, from Moria.
Yuletide Wrap-up
May 13, 2019 • 23 min
The party finishes the Yule celebration at Mountain Hall with the arm wrestling and dancing competitions. After, players discuss the next best possible course of action.
Yuletide Drinking
May 7, 2019 • 16 min
This was one of the most fun sessions to record and edit. The Mountain Hall Yuletide Drinking Contest. Don’t count out the hobbit!
Yuletide Melee
Apr 29, 2019 • 15 min
Our heroes are still at Mountain Hall celebrating Yule with the Woodmen. In this session, Burin cleans up at the Melee competition and is named Lord of the Vales.
Welcome to Mountain Hall
Apr 21, 2019 • 24 min
Hartfast the Woodmen of Mountain Hall welcomes back Raiken and his brother for the Yule celebration. Raiken and his company compete in the archery and axe throwing competitions.
Raiken Uncovered
Apr 14, 2019 • 24 min
In this episode, we get to interview the man behind the character of Raiken. Josh talks to us about his inspiration for Raiken and how Tolkien influenced his life.
Apr 8, 2019 • 38 min
For Raiken and Angolan, this is the culmination of a lifetime of fear and intrigue about creatures of shadow, specifically one referred to as Morulunn. Raiken’s brother is at a breaking point with his hysterical obedience to his dead father. And when the…
The Old Well
Apr 1, 2019 • 32 min
Raiken’s brother leads the party to where his “father” is being held prisoner. What they discover inside of the Old Well of Mirkwood is more disturbing than anything they have discovered so far on their quest. And it is about to get worse…
The Great Spiders of Mirkwood
Mar 25, 2019 • 7 min
After Raiken’s brother surprises the group in Mirkwood, he aids them in battling some eight legged monsters. After dispatching these beasts, Evoric claims he can lead his brother and the group to where their father lives. He mentions an old evil that has…
Old Forest Road
Mar 18, 2019 • 22 min
The group begins their trek through Mirkwood on the Old Forest Road. There they encounter the last person in the world Raiken would expect to see.
The Long Marshes
Mar 11, 2019 • 22 min
Having rested at Erebor, the heroes set out through the Long Marshes. There they trudge southward toward their entry point in Mirkwood. Before they can enter the forest, however, bats from Dol Guldur intercept them.
A Night With Angolan
Mar 4, 2019 • 16 min
This is another debrief session with the person who plays Angolan the elf. Christian joins the DM to discuss the quirky elf and previews the exciting things that await the players in Mirkwood.
Erebor & Alatar
Feb 26, 2019 • 18 min
The battle-weary heroes stumble into Erebor. There they meet a Blue Wizard. He has some bad news… They are being hunted by the great wolf- Taurmyrnoth. The group decides that they must take the retrieved Elendil Stone to the elves in Rivendell, or perhaps…
The Great Cold Drake of the North
Feb 18, 2019 • 22 min
In the middle of the battle with the Umbarian corsairs, a giant dragon swoops low and lands at the watchtower on Zirakinbar. The pirates had been banking on the dragon, named Raenar, to take them across the land to Mordor where they would deliver the…
The Watchtower of Zirakinbar
Feb 13, 2019 • 18 min
The fellowship heads deep into the Withered Heath, where they finally corner the Umbarian corsairs at the watchtower of Zirakinbar. There they discover that the Umbarian leader is the sworn enemy of Feredir, the Dunedain. He is a Black Numenorean, a…
Where the Great Dragons Bred
Feb 3, 2019 • 25 min
This week our heroes make their way from the River Greylin and into the Withered Heath. There they continue to track the Umbarian corsairs to the great Watch Tower on Zirakinbar. What they discover there is far beyond a handful of pirates…
Crossing the River Greylin
Jan 24, 2019 • 29 min
That’s right. This whole episode our heroes are trying to cross a river. But foul voices on the wind compel the water to turn against the fellowship. And crebain spies keep watch as the Umbarian corsairs march farther into the Withered Heath.
Up Close and Personal with Burin
Dec 25, 2018 • 24 min
What better time to interview the player who plays our resident dwarf than after we have heard the party enter Durin’s Fane. Learn more about Burin’s origin session and the future of Balin’s son.
The Fane of Durin
Dec 17, 2018 • 20 min
In this episode, the group seeks shelter in the ancient Fane of Durin, a hidden temple to the first dwarf. Inside the temple they discover some finely crafted dwarves traps, and a stone so beautiful that only the Arkenstone can compare.
The Outskirts of Gundabad
Dec 10, 2018 • 20 min
The crew tracks a pack of Umbarian corsairs through the misty mountains and into the Helegrod region, near Gundabad. There they meet a familiar pair of dwarves and find one of the artifacts from Taradon’s Wager.
Arador’s End
Dec 5, 2018 • 37 min
The fellowship trails the Umbarian thieves through Arador’s End, the final resting place of both Aragorn’s grandfather and Feredir’s grandfather. There the group group encounters a hill troll and some Dourhand Dwarves.
Recap and Debrief
Nov 27, 2018 • 13 min
Jared, the GM (Game Master), retroactively recaps the adventure to date and the structure of the campaign itself. He then introduces the footage of the players debriefing their experience traveling from Bree to the spurs of the Misty Mountains.
Battle of Rhû Limbdoll, Part 2
Nov 24, 2018 • 22 min
The crew finishes up the battle in Tol Ascarnen and rescues the captured Dunédain. They discover that the pirates have journeyed north through Arador’s End with another of the artifacts from Taradon’s Wager.
Battle of Rhû Limbdoll, Part 1
Nov 14, 2018 • 20 min
The fellowship heads north into Hithlad, up to a fortification called Tol Ascarnen. There they partake in a battle that the elves would later call “the Discovery of Wicked Secrets.”
Escape the Red Maiden
Nov 8, 2018 • 28 min
In this episode the characters set out east on the Great East Road, and travel north into the Ettenmoors. There they encounter the Hillmen of Creoth and learn more about them than they care to know.
Meet the Characters
Nov 2, 2018 • 33 min
Gildor Inglorion assembles the fellowship at the Prancing Pony. Meet the players and characters that will embark on this journey.