Tag Archives: The Silmarillion

To the Sea! To the Sea!

  To the Sea! To the Sea! With the release of The Grey Havens, we are taking to our ships and setting sail to chase dreams on the high seas. But wait! What does the ocean have to do with the lands of Middle-earth? After all, the Fellowship of the Ring was composed of the […]

Galdor of the Havens

Fellow lore masters of Middle-earth, lend me your ear! Our finest hour as players of the Lord of the Rings living card game is nigh at hand. With their recent focus on the Noldor trait, the glorious game designers of Fantasy Flight have given full flight to our fantasies with the creation of new Lore heroes […]

Elven Jeweler

She might look innocent enough but be careful what you make with this one. The first chapter of the Quenta Silmarillion titled “Of the Beginning of Days” sets the stage for the sordid saga of these Noldorin Elves. Though they are the “most skilled of the Elves”, “renowned in song” with a name meaning “wisdom”, […]

Shrine to Morgoth

The Grey Havens is here! And it is rife with some deep lore delvings. The whole premise gets serious with the appendices and showcases the care and interest the developers have for the history of Middle-earth. In short, a Gondorian lord has been having visions of Númenor refound, that the island did not sink completely, […]

Mugash

Orcs ought to be regarded with a great deal more mystique and intrigue than we grant them. To many of us Orcs and Goblins are strictly sword-fodder, small black and green people of pure evil there to be destroyed with little thought put to the task. Really that does make sense: until we get a bit of […]

Erestor

In addition to all the Dúnedain Ranger goodness that’s come with The Lost Realm expansion, and is to come with the following cycle, we have also been teased that the Noldor will be getting a bit of trait development. At this point there is little to say of the Noldor as cards and nothing to say of them as […]

Celebrimbor’s Secret

Last November, the most anticipated adventure pack of The Ring-maker cycle hit the game with meta-changing might, introducing the last major character from the novels yet to receive hero treatment —  the Lady Galadriel. I can barely think of the scenario without hearing Cardboard of the Rings host Brandon’s conspiratorial whisper. “Celebrimbor’s Secret!” But what […]

Anticipating Angmar Awakened: The History

The Lost Realm is ‘on the boat’! Let us hope that the boat carrying our cards is not doomed like the one that bore the last King of the lost realm during his final retreat from Angmar! No, assuming safe passage through the Ice Bay of Forochel, we should be mere weeks away from exploring […]

Treebeard

‘I have long ceased to invent…I wait till I seem to know what really happened. Or till it writes itself. Thus, though I knew for years that Frodo would run into a tree-adventure somewhere far down the Great River, I have no recollection of inventing Ents. I came at last to the point, and wrote […]

Thematic Playthrough #5: Wielders of the Three

Of the Three Rings that the Elves had preserved unsullied no open word was ever spoken among the Wise, and few even of the Eldar knew where they were bestowed. Yet after the fall of Sauron their power was ever at work, and where they abode there mirth also dwelt and all things were unstained […]

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