After summiting Orthanc, I hopped back down the campfire stairs to the top of Orthanc to join the fighting:
During a lull in the attacks, I noticed some lurking creatures:
Gandalf stopped by to admire all the tables:
At 85 in all crafted gear, I found I was running out of power quite fast as a dps LM. The crafted gear left me around 500 will short in comparison to what my lvl 75 LM has which meant a reduced power pool, but I’m also guessing the problem was compounded by increased power costs on skills. At least the drain power skill works better now and I also noticed its looks have been updated.
Oh and there was a giant dwarf….
The fighting resumed with a GM dropping a level 120 Frodo Baggins with A LOT of morale. I gotta say, GMs spawning whatever mob they wanted whereever, at the level they choose and are able to change the mob’s morale at a whim.. well, it really makes me wonder why they can’t reset a bugged Draigoch.
I didn’t really want to fight Frodo, nor was it possible as all my skills were missing so I headed back to Bree for the final minutes. I found my path blocked though:
Thorog was doing his best not to let anyone by!
I kept my distance and worked around him and got some good views.
It was cool to get a good look at him.. though one of my shots is forever spoiled by a shirtless dwarf carrying around some corn!
I got past Thorog…. only to find several more in my way!
I tried to get around them.. but yeah, it didn’t go well. You know what’s coming!
They had a pretty insane killing range. So I worked my way back and suddenly, POOF! I was a miniature version of me!
I think I confused a NPC as well.
I worked my way through the back alleys of Bree in hopes that they might provide a safer route to the Prancing Pony. Once there, it was so laggy as the GMs seemed to have started a Boss Battle Royale! It meant it was mostly safe to get close as the bosses were fighting each other. There were a few Mistresses of Pestilence, lots of Giants, lots of Tyrants (that were quickly beaten), a few Sarumans, Durin’s Banes, and at least one Thorog all fighting by the Endless Campfire and Table Stair.
It was an epic end to a fun night. I’m really glad I got to see one of these finally!