Some time back Hroar had made the looooong run to Rivendell for no other reason than to see it. Now, just a few levels short of 40, I had several quests leading me there. At this level there’s even a deed for getting there. Which is good, beacuse getting there is kind of a pain in the ass. In a fit of presumed masochism (or possibly cheapness) I even decided to make the trip manually instead of using the travel hubs.
There were a number of side excursions and distractions along the way – I decided to finish up a couple quests in the Lone-Lands to kick my standing with the Eglain up to Ally, for example – so the trip took a good solid hour and a half. But I finally made it, and finished up a small bundle of quests that had me talking to Aragorn, and Elrond, Frodo and Bilbo in the Last Homely House.
Where I am in the epic storyline right now is just around the Council of Elrond. So I was kind of hoping that it hasn’t happened yet, and that a piece of that story will see me taking part in it, but one quest where I had to take a lengthy and uneventful walk with Frodo makes me think it’s already occurred. That’s too bad – a great opportunity for geeking out was thereby missed.
LotRO’s fourth anniversary celebration is happening now, by the way; you can find all the details HERE. I’m not terribly interested in grind for tokens at the moment, and I haven’t seen any cosmetic items that I like the look of (or that would look good on a Dwarf,) although I may well take advantage of the double XP (for monster kills) weekend by rolling around completing miscellaneous slayer deeds yet undone. And the housing maps are pretty cool.