|The pretty Mere of Gilrain in Central Gondor|
Roamingstar, Maiden of Gilrain, protects these waters
|Found this random sandcastle on a sandbar near some marooned corsairs |
I guess they were bored - or plotting to destroy more cities
I also got caught up with the epic quest line (spoiler alert) - wow! - doing all the quests for the preparation of Minas Tirith's defenses, then going and recalling scouts from Talath Anor and gaining the Rohirrim safe passage to Pelennor Fields, then the epic battle itself and finally the aftermath and recruiting soldiers to support Aragorn - it took several hours but they were awesome hours that flew by with a sense of wonder and urgency - like when you get to the best part of the book and you just can't put it down; you can't wait to turn the page and find out what happens next.
|Escorting the Rohirrim|
|The Rohirrim arrive in time|
|The battle at Pelennor Fields|
|Éowyn confronts the Nazgûl|
|Aragorn banishes Gothmog|
|Minas Tirith survives|
Finally, I travelled through Osgiliath and into North Ithilien and was instantly impressed with the beauty of the zone. The ruins are picturesque, it's wonderful to see blue sky and I love finding flowers to pick all over the place. I have yet to find out how to get the new gear, but I look forward to finding out and exploring and questing through the region more.
|North Ithilien at night|
Happy New Year and may 2017 be a great year to enjoy Lord of the Rings.