Posts Tagged ‘council of the secret fire’

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Carn Dum Carnage [pt. 7]

September 25, 2008

Finally having breached the keep of Mordirith, the Council party is on the last leg of it’s righteous expedition.  Their arduous quest has just begun though.  The first hall alone holds platoons of elite angmarim and dire uruks.  We graciously make ourselves at home.

Ah, here’s the butler to take our coats.  That’s ok, we’re not staying long.

In this chamber an angmarim enchantress tries to rally her fellows and stand against the Council.  She is but one woman but her foul curses pose a deadly threat even to these fine heroes.

The Councilmembers draw upon the strength of their fellowship, focusing the virtue of their kindship and their quest to reinvigorate their power!

And unleash all they have to smite the witch down.

There are many more foes like her, and many worse still that await us as we begin our final ascent of the dread towers to cast the false king of Angmar down from his black thrown.

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Carn Dum Carnage [pt. 6]

September 7, 2008

The Council has almost cleared a path through the city where the Witch King once reigned.  This bastion of evil and darkness is once again teeming with vile society under the direction of Mordirith, the false-king, the Steward of Angmar.  To his keep and castle we make our way.   The main avenue, boxed in with arthritic buildings and cold cruel stone walls, is patrolled by brute squads of the most massive battle trolls.

We are growing weary but undaunted.  The keep of Mordirith looms in the gloom over the parade grounds of evil armies long vanquished.  We must stop the new hordes from returning to their past grim glory.

The gate keepers of Mordirith are not as intimidating as they were meant to be.  These would be some of Angmar’s toughest battle tested Troll warriors.  But they’d obviously never met adversaries on par with the Council!

Only one beast now stands in our way.  The lone guard of Mordirith’s front door.  He stands patiently waiting for visitors…

Go on up and introduce us, Bryandt!

Their doorman cuts quite a figure… and he seems quite excited to meet our Guardian! (Yes, Bryandt is still in this picture. ;-})

It seems we’re not on the guest list.  We’ll just have to gate crash!

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Carn Dum Carnage [pt. 5]

June 25, 2008

One of the high level instances in the Lord of the Rings Online is Carn Dum, capitol city of Angmar, a nation ruled by the ancient evil of the Witch King, Nazgul and chief general of Sauron himself.

Our brave heroes in the Council of the Secret Fire have taken it upon themselves to breach the city, storm the keep, and throw down Mordirith, Steward of Angmar who rules the foul land since the Witch King himself has been occupied elsewhere the past few centuries.

The previous entries in this adventure (parts 1-4) can be found at our old home: I, LOTRO.

The last thing we saw was our band of adventurers emerging from a decrepit tower into a broad city square where could be seen a dire Cargul being supplicated by priestly Angmarim.

We make our way around the buildings lining the square. We do not face resistance as tough as the Cargul but the trip is not without incident.

Street Troll

Aside from the troll there are also the human residents of Carn Dum to deal with.

Street Gang

Finally, we’ve cleared out the riff raff and are prepared to take down the dark lieutenant of Angmar, and end his hate-fueled un-life.

Cargul Fight

It is a vicious and terror filled fight. However, in the end, the vile thing is vanquished, back to the shadow and we may continue on our fight to the great castle of Mordirith.

Cargul Down