A story performed in Lotro: Beren and Luthien

posted this on July 5th, 2013.
Categorized as abc, Achazia, lord of the rings, lotro, music, silmarillion, video, Video Content.

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I hope everyone has a truly good day. Is weekend, and is soon summer-vacation for my sake and that means more playing in Lotro and more musicmaking. ;)

In this blog I will show a little video made in the game that shows a chapter from Silmarillion.

I believe everyone has heard about the two characters Beren and Luthien. The love story between the fair elven maiden Luthien and the mortal man Beren. But I also assume many have not read the whole story and know exactly what they went through, and what happened to them. This will be a visualising of one of the most popular chapters in Silmarillion performed in Lotro and with ABC music.

The video is made by a very good friend of mine called Whiteberry, she has done all the editing and also is the narrator in this video. The music is from Shades/myself, you will in this video hear: “Numenor” and “Nightingale” (which is a song about Beren and Luthien, Beren called Luthien for Nightingale) and “When night falls”. More credits you will find after the video. The characters are mostly people from “The Shadows” and “Extraordinary adventure league”

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Outside LOTRO: Edel-Silmarillion

posted this on September 2nd, 2011.
Categorized as Outside LOTRO, silmarillion.

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bensilbuch05There is a wonderful article on Tolkien Library about Benjamin Harff, a German student at the Academy of Arts, who reproduced an absolutely stunning version of the Silmarillion for his exam.

This work is beautiful, detailed and nothing but wonderful. Only one copy in existance and no plans to publish or make it available, it truly is unique version of the Silmarillion.

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Do Balrogs Have Wings?

posted this on March 5th, 2011.
Categorized as balrog, From the Book (Lore), General, lore, poll, silmarillion, tolkien.

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clip_image001I have written some fun Lore posts the last few months. This is the Big One. No more serious topic of discussion can be found in all of Tolkiendom than Balrog wings. After listening to many of the Tolkien Professor’s podcasts, and reading others thoughts, I was inspired to wade into this inflammatory topic with my own ruminations.

Unlike almost every other fictional work, we have access to many of the permutations the grand arc of the history of this fictional world took as Tolkien constructed it over his lifetime. This puts us in an awkward position as we try to decide what is “cannon” or “lore”. In truth, a final version of the Silmarillion was never released by Tolkien. And Christopher himself said that it would be impossible to force consistency across all the works of his father.

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