Another Wednesday and another update about what’s going on in Lotro. I’ve gone up to level 43 last week, a whole 2 new levels even if I haven’t played that much. I blame being a bit more focused on progression and less on completing zones and old deeds. Overall tough I’m pretty happy, Misty Mountains is a fun zone even if it’s a bit insane in some parts and I’ve been finishing up Trollshaws wich is slowly turning out to be one of my favorite zones so far. I haven’t touched Angmar much yet but that will change soon as I’m at book 6 in the epic questline wich takes place in Angmar. I suppose I will also take a peak in Forochel before long. I still have a few odd ends in Trollshaws but I think I’ll just drop them for now and move on.
Talking about odd ends in Trollshaws I had this quest where I needed to go fight evil barbarians three times my own size in order to find out what happened to a poor woman husband and avenge him if needed.
So I go and I fight and I come close to dying and I return to the quest giver in Trollshaws, my heart heavy at the notion that some poor woman lost her husband. The quest giver informs me I now have to go to Bree to bring the news to the now widow, telling her of her husband unfortunate demise. After a month of travel I made it to Bree and it turned out like this:
*Knocks on the door of a small house in a corner of Bree. The door opens to reveal a tired looking woman. I steel my heart*
Me: Hi sorry to disturb you at this hour madam. I have news I need to tell you.
Lady: You look concerned… it’s bad news isn’t it?
Me: Yes… I have to inform you that your husband died in the Trollshaws when travelling to Rivendell to bring the wooden figurines he made for lord Elrond. I am truly sorry.
*stunned silence as the widow takes it in*
Lady: That’s impossible!
*The poor hobbit that I am reach over to comfort her… then a look crosses her face*
Lady: Oh silly husband! I know what happened! We were pursued by wild men and I threw the figurines at them to scare them away. My husband is right in the back drinking beer.
*My face turns white*
Lady: Sorry you had to travel all the way from Rivendell to tell me this. It’s a simple misunderstanding. Do you want a beer?
*At this moment hideous screams are heard all over Bree. The following morning the villagers find the couple heads impaled on spikes in front of the house. Brigands are blamed and butchered*
*back in Trollshaws*
Me: Yeah… I went to Bree but learned the wife was travelling with her husband and she died too.. Tragic stuff…. *nods sagely*
I’m pretty sure some developer laughed his ass off when he made that quest chain to make us travel all over the place for a misunderstanding. Still, there was a nice reward.