A TOR Guide to Western Eriador, the Blue Mountains, and Lindon

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Re: A TOR Guide to Western Eriador, the Blue Mountains, and Lindon

Post by Otaku-sempai » Tue May 09, 2017 11:10 pm

I've made some changes and additions to the entry on Lindon, Forlindon specifically. I've gone ahead and renamed the river that cuts through most of Forlindon the Vingelion (formerly the Linduin) as an homage to the river Gelion in the First Age. I've also paid more attention to the islands off the coast and to the bay near the Isle of Himling; it is now called the Bay of Thargelion.
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Re: A TOR Guide to Western Eriador, the Blue Mountains, and Lindon

Post by Otaku-sempai » Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:33 pm

I've added an entry for opening Hargrod as a sanctuary. I do not want to write a similar undertaking for the Halls of the Dwarves until we know more about that place; by then it might not be needed.
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Re: A TOR Guide to Western Eriador, the Blue Mountains, and Lindon

Post by Otaku-sempai » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:49 am

I've expanded on the entry for Western Eriador by including the region of Minhiriath, south of the River Baranduin (Brandywine). New places of interest include the forest of Eryn Vorn and the ruins of Lond Daer. I have also included a potential adversary as much as for color as anything else.
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Re: A TOR Guide to Western Eriador, the Blue Mountains, and Lindon

Post by Otaku-sempai » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:56 pm

Some revisions: I've included the hill lions from Forlindon under the Wildlife entry for the northern Blue Mountains. Also, the Hazard: Dumbledors seemed more appropriate for the fens of the River Greyflood. Consequently, I wrote a new Hazard for Forlindon: Hummerhorns, which I've imagined as huge cicada-like insects that create a loud racket in the summer and early fall.

I've written a "TOR Guide" for Enedwaith with the intention of submitting it to The Hall of Fire webzine. For that essay I moved my write-up of Lond Daer to there from my entry on Minhiriath. This is also where I placed my Dumbledors hazard.
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Re: A TOR Guide to Western Eriador, the Blue Mountains, and Lindon

Post by Vartholkur » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:37 pm

This is really great. Thanks for posting it!

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Re: A TOR Guide to Western Eriador, the Blue Mountains, and Lindon

Post by Otaku-sempai » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:13 am

Vartholkur wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:37 pm
This is really great. Thanks for posting it!
Thanks for the feedback! My guide isn't a perfect substitute for an official one, but if you find it useful, I'll be happy. If you see anything that you think could be improved, don't hesitate to mention it.
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Re: A TOR Guide to Western Eriador, the Blue Mountains, and Lindon

Post by Captain Curmudgeon » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:29 am

How about a new computer program, called Google Arda?

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Re: A TOR Guide to Western Eriador, the Blue Mountains, and Lindon

Post by Otaku-sempai » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:52 am

Captain Curmudgeon wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:29 am
How about a new computer program, called Google Arda?
That would be terrific, but it's a bit beyond my abilities! There is a site for an interactive map of Middle-earth. Also, there's an interactive map of Beleriand.
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Re: A TOR Guide to Western Eriador, the Blue Mountains, and Lindon

Post by Matt Clark » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:57 am

This is great and welcome work which I'm only just seeing for the first time!

Even better as it helps to support the Ranger character's background which I've just started playing (I have them coming from near the Hills of Evendim.

Many Thanks for taking the time and sharing the creative work you out into your guide to Western Eriador.

Matt

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Re: A TOR Guide to Western Eriador, the Blue Mountains, and Lindon

Post by Otaku-sempai » Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:46 pm

Matt Clark wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:57 am
This is great and welcome work which I'm only just seeing for the first time!

Even better as it helps to support the Ranger character's background which I've just started playing (I have them coming from near the Hills of Evendim.

Many Thanks for taking the time and sharing the creative work you out into your guide to Western Eriador.

Matt
The Ranger must have been visiting the site of his/her old, ancestral home! I'm glad I could be helpful. 8-)
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