way back in the day I started writing about the D&D quest I’d been DM’ing that took place withing the universe of the Silmarillion(in particular during the events after the battle of sudden flame and the breaking of the siege of angband.
Either way I’m here to resume that tale, but before I do let us have a short recap of what’s happened so far: Glaurung the great dragon had set upon the elvish city of nargothond, destroying it and the denizens within. our party members escaped along with two strangely dressed folks one of whom introduced himself as The Doctor(one of the stranger cameos in a quest taking place in this universe, but I let it slide). They made their way to amon rudh, where they were taken prisoner by Turin Turambar. orcs attacked, the treacherous Mim(a petty dwarf) killed, and through the skill of Turin and the lack-witted luck of the other adventurers the orcs were routed.
After the first fight there is another at the base of the hill during which a natural one levels Amon Rudh and burying one of the adventurers underneath the rubble. A nat. 20 rescues him and the goodly adventurers continue to the forest of Brethil, get supplies and head into doriath, whereupon they get lost, get slightly unlost by getting atop a small hill. it’s at this point that the doctor and his unnamed companion left the story(I hadn’t let them have the fun they wanted for reasons of my own).
This is where I left off, and this is where I will continue henceforth. Enjoy, maybe?
It’s been a while since the new trailer for the hobbit was released, but I’m still thinking about it and my general ire towards movie trailers in general. There are a great many awesome revelations and moments in a movie, but most of them we’ve already seen in the trailer. Especially with the moment in the trailer when we first see Legolas. It was awesome, of course, but I couldn’t help thinking it would have been so much more awesome if they had kept that bit secret. Imagine the audience’s reaction when Legolas appears in the movie, when they had no idea how or when his character was going to be introduced. Instead we already know, and the magic of that moment and so many others in this and other movies to come is gone forever.