Exploring Barandalf

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

This small mini-region within Evendim is just north of the Shire. Check out Turbine's write up of it here. My own experience with the place was one of immediate attention. That is, it's a part of Middle-Earth unlike the rest. The primary action taking place within a typical temperate zone most of the land is fairly sylvan. The expanse of sand and the river with cliffs beyond helped to break up the monotony of a largely green landscape. I would love to see more varied regions within Middle-Earth in the future where applicable.

Rohan should prove to be different. Eregion reminds me a bit of the Lone-Lands, which also breaks from the slyvan mold and that's a step in the right direction (though I find the Lone-Lands to be somewhat dull except for Amon Sul [Weathertop]). There's also the possibility of the desert of Southern Gondor/Harad when we get that far (seems a long way off).

2 Responses to "Exploring Barandalf"

Anonymous Says:

Hey. Just wanted to say I appreciate your blog here. I've been playing LOTRO for about a month now and am enjoying myself very much. Needless to say, I've learned a thing or two from reading your blog.

Cheers & thank you!


Jaxom92 Says:

Thanks for the comment and I'm glad to know you're enjoying the blog. If you're learning something from it your more than fulfilling the reason for its existence. I hope you continue to read and happy adventuring in Middle-Earth!