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==Synopsis==
 
==Synopsis==
 
Unlike ''Mines of Moria'' where the epic story line shared the same title as the expansion, ''Siege of Mirkwood'''s epic story line is titled Volume III: ''Allies of the King''.
 
Unlike ''Mines of Moria'' where the epic story line shared the same title as the expansion, ''Siege of Mirkwood'''s epic story line is titled Volume III: ''Allies of the King''.
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=== Volume II: Mines of Moria ===
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'''Book IX - [[Fortress of the Nazgul]]'''
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The band of elves known as the Hidden Guard has crossed the Anduin river into the region of Mirkwood, with Mazog as their prisoner. As the elves of Lothlorien set up numerous camps through Mirkwood, they plan their attack on the fortress of Dol Guldur. The Hidden Guard continues to take Mazog through the dangerous forest unseen and through the Scuttledells, where Issuriel and Mazog are seriously wounded by the giant queen spider who dwells in those parts. The elf Achardor becomes furious that his companion has been wounded and threatens Mazog's life if Issuriel falls. Issuriel speaks of a rare antidote that will cure the posion but later refuses to take it instead to let Mazog take it. Achardor is even more outraged with this action taken but just before Issuriel loses her life the dwarf Broin finds more of the rare herb and the quest to Dol Guldur can continue. The Hidden Guard soon arrives at the gates of Dol Guldur where the trade of Mazog for Bori takes place. But Gorothul and Ringwraiths arrive at the scene and refuse to hand over Bori, Broin quickly saves the elves from been slain by Gorothul but the elf Achardor chooses to stand against the Nazgul and is killed. Mazog is freed and returns with the enemy. The elves of Lothlorien soon strike the fortress of Dol Guldur and free Bori from his cell. The elves capture the outside walls of Dol Guldur now only the tower is left to take. The raid on Dol Guldur continues within the dark tower and at the end of a tremendous battle the orc Mazog is slain by the mithril axe Zigilburk.
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'''Epilogue - [[Of Elves and Dwarves]]'''
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The elves and dwarves finish the last deeds throughout southern Mirkwood. The axe Zigilburk is buried yet again where the dwarves found it, to never wield its power again. The Elves of Lothlorien also strike several additional blows against the dark fortress, scouting three key locations and capturing one. Additionally, Gorothul is challenged in another assault within his quarters in Sammath Gul, where he is finally defeated.
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=== Volume III: Allies of the King ===
  
 
'''Book I - [[Oath of the Rangers]]'''
 
'''Book I - [[Oath of the Rangers]]'''

Revision as of 17:42, 11 August 2010

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The Lord of the Rings Online:
Siege of Mirkwood
Video game
DeveloperTurbine, Inc
PublisherTurbine, Inc
Release dateDecember 1, 2009
GenreMMORPG
The Lord of the Rings Online: Siege of Mirkwood is the second expansion for The Lord of the Rings Online, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) set in Middle-earth during the time of The Lord of the Rings.

Contents

Contents

Siege of Mirkwood opens up environments in southern Mirkwood. The level cap is raised to 65. It also includes new traits, virtues, skills and class quests. A new "skirmish" system allows for repeatable, randomised and scaleable combat based instances that can be accessed from anywhere in the game world for 3, 6 and 12 players and a new 12 player raid takes place in Dol Guldur.[1]

Synopsis

Unlike Mines of Moria where the epic story line shared the same title as the expansion, Siege of Mirkwood's epic story line is titled Volume III: Allies of the King.

Volume II: Mines of Moria

Book IX - Fortress of the Nazgul

The band of elves known as the Hidden Guard has crossed the Anduin river into the region of Mirkwood, with Mazog as their prisoner. As the elves of Lothlorien set up numerous camps through Mirkwood, they plan their attack on the fortress of Dol Guldur. The Hidden Guard continues to take Mazog through the dangerous forest unseen and through the Scuttledells, where Issuriel and Mazog are seriously wounded by the giant queen spider who dwells in those parts. The elf Achardor becomes furious that his companion has been wounded and threatens Mazog's life if Issuriel falls. Issuriel speaks of a rare antidote that will cure the posion but later refuses to take it instead to let Mazog take it. Achardor is even more outraged with this action taken but just before Issuriel loses her life the dwarf Broin finds more of the rare herb and the quest to Dol Guldur can continue. The Hidden Guard soon arrives at the gates of Dol Guldur where the trade of Mazog for Bori takes place. But Gorothul and Ringwraiths arrive at the scene and refuse to hand over Bori, Broin quickly saves the elves from been slain by Gorothul but the elf Achardor chooses to stand against the Nazgul and is killed. Mazog is freed and returns with the enemy. The elves of Lothlorien soon strike the fortress of Dol Guldur and free Bori from his cell. The elves capture the outside walls of Dol Guldur now only the tower is left to take. The raid on Dol Guldur continues within the dark tower and at the end of a tremendous battle the orc Mazog is slain by the mithril axe Zigilburk.

Epilogue - Of Elves and Dwarves

The elves and dwarves finish the last deeds throughout southern Mirkwood. The axe Zigilburk is buried yet again where the dwarves found it, to never wield its power again. The Elves of Lothlorien also strike several additional blows against the dark fortress, scouting three key locations and capturing one. Additionally, Gorothul is challenged in another assault within his quarters in Sammath Gul, where he is finally defeated.

Volume III: Allies of the King

Book I - Oath of the Rangers

Elrond received a mysterious message from Galadriel, telling him to gather the Rangers of the North and send them to Rohan to help Aragorn. The player is summoned to the Last Homely House and given a list of Rangers to recruit: Radanir, Candaith, Saeradan, Halros, Halbarad, Calenglad, Lothrandir, Corunir and Golodir.

Trailer

Galadriel's Lament

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Lieutenant of Dol Guldur

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Launch Day Video

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References

  1. Blast Magazine


The Lord of the Rings Online
Games titles Shadows of Angmar · Mines of Moria · Siege of Mirkwood · Rise of Isengard · Riders of Rohan · Helm's Deep
Storyline Volume I: Shadows of Angmar · Volume II: Mines of Moria · Volume III: Allies of the King · Volume IV: The Strength of Sauron · In Their Absence
Soundtrack Shadows of Angmar · Mines of Moria
Pack titles Adventure Pack · Loot Bag
Mines of Moria Minigames King Under the Mountain · Swig and Toss · Eleventy-Seven Morsels
Elements Books · Characters · Locations · Ships · Structures
Kinships · Middle-earth Online