Episode 170: Guest Host Sorphia

November 11, 2012

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WarsteedThis week is rather light on Turbine news but that is ok because we have our special guest podcast host, Sorphia from Gilrain. Sorphia had won our Child’s Play auction during the Fellowship Walk.

This week Sorphia burglar 85 on Gilrain server had a lot of fun killing warbands this week, doing raid skirmishes with her kin, Pursuers of the Eye, and doing daily quests in Hytbold, which are really awesome and fun!! I try to do it daily. Talimlisza, ministrel 75 on Gilrain server had some fun time doing quests in the Wold, I started to leveling her up. So she is running around, bashing kids in that first city Langhold.

Goldenstar is level 78. She has successfully killed another warband in the Norcrofts but didn’t get anything special. Just marks and medallions. Silvers is now level 65. She is preparing to get to the next epic skirmish in Mirkwood and preparing chicken play for our Dum Group auction winner.

Merric has been busy setting up the new podcasting “studio” and migrating my Windows installation to an SSD drive.

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Grithur of Meneldor:


A little Dwarven lore for you in response to your last podcast about the Dwarven Rings.

Six of the Seven Rings were crafted by the Elven-smiths of Eregion under the teachings and suggestions of Sauron between 1500-1580 of the Second Age. In 1590 SA the greatest of the Dwarven rings (which Sauron had no hand in making) is given to Durin III, King of Khazad-dûm. During the War between the Elves and Sauron of 1693-1701 SA Sauron captures the Nine Rings of Men and six of the Seven Rings of Dwarves (Durin III retains control of his ring) and in 1699 SA Sauron distributes the captured rings to the Dwarven Lords in an effort to control them. To the anger of Sauron the Dwarves were resistant to domination by the One Ring and although long life was not bestowed on them like it was to the Ring of Men the desire for gold and wealth for it’s own sake was inflamed in them.

Of the seven Dwarven Ring of Power given to the Dwarf-kings four were consumed by Dragons and were regained by Sauron. The last ring was recovered from Thr

áin II, a direct descendant of Durin, and the father of Thorin Oakenshield, when he was captured by The Necromancer (Sauron) in Mirkwood in 2845 TA. It was in the dungeons of Dol Guldur that Gandalf found Thráin II in 2850 TA. Sauron had already taken his ring but before he died Gandalf received the Key of Erebor and the map that showed the secret entrance into the Lonely Mountain, which he passed onto Thorin.

As far as what part Thr

áin’s ring will play in The Hobbit I hope none. It’s been a long time since I’ve read The Hobbit but I don’t remember any mention of it in the book and it was only my reading of the Moria sourcebook from Middle-Earth Role Playing that I heard anything about the Seven Rings.

Info taken from:

Moria, a Middle-Earth Role Playing sourcebook, written by Peter C, Fenlon, Jr.

The Complete Tolkien Companion, written by J.E.A. Tyler

and The Origins of Tolkien’s Middle-Earth for Dummies, written by Greg Harvey

I hope this has been helpful and keep up the great work!

Grithur Greatbeard, lvl 79

Founder of Durin’s Folk, on Meneldor

Branick of Arkenstone

Greetings Merric and Goldenstar,

I just wanted to let you know The Academy kinship will be holding an Open House at our kinship on the Arkenstone server on the 23rd of November.  We’d love it if you and any your listeners could stop by.  The main event will be a concert by The Shades, but there will be other events as well.  I’ll post more information at http://lotroacademy.com sometime this week after we nail a few more details down.

When: Friday, November 23rd, 6PM to 8PM Server time

Where: 9 Chestnut Street, Worgall Neighborhood, Bree-land Homestead, Arkenstone



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9 Responses to “Episode 170: Guest Host Sorphia”

  1. mmicnova Says:

    heeeey, nice one sorphie!! congrats on all the great stuff!! and a very warm salute to all the good people in pursuers!!


  2. Finme Says:

    I wish LOTRO would shuffle the order of the list of worlds. Gilrain is someway down the list and I feel this results in a low player population.


  3. Vonrothbart of Landroval Says:

    Sorphia was a wonderful guest host! You should have her on from time to time to get the European view of the game. In fact, maybe it would be cool to rotate in guest hosts from time to time! Great show, I really enjoyed it.


  4. Lorgelas Says:

    Good Job Sorphia! Enjoyed this one.


  5. Braag of Vilya Says:

    Goldenstar said Sorphia’s voice was ‘cute’. Being male, I would use a different word! (Something Merrick could not comment on without getting in trouble). I could listen to her all day! Maybe you can bring her back in a recurring role “Sorphia reads the Release Notes”! If anyone can make that segment worth listening to..she can. ;-)

    I can see The Dwarven Ring of Power being mentioned in a discussion by Gandalf, Elrond and Galadriel or the White Council revealing how it caused Thrain to be ensnared by the Necromancer which eventually set in motion the events of the Hobbit when Gandalf went in search of him and recovered the key and map. Since we know that Gandalf and/or the White Council returns there to drive the Necromancer out of Mirkwood (which I believe will be in the movies), it would re-enforce why THAT story is connected to this one, so I think it might actually work well.


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