Screenshot Contest Winners!

Posted in Updates on April 29, 2011 by calddir

We had so many fantastic screenshots it was very difficult to choose only three winners! I wish to thank each and every person
who entered this contest! With great pleasure, I now present the three screenshots chosen by our three judges!

Large versions of these shots will be included in the up-coming Gallery of Steeds opening on in the next few days!

Devonna of Landroval riding Tilly, an Inn League Pony, across the waters of Harloeg in the Lone Lands.

Prenthelion of Arkenstone, member of Riders of Rohan, leaves Rivendell with a mixture of emotions. He must follow and aid the Fellowship, but follow and aid them alone. His mount's head is down, in empathy to the rider.

Hoggetshadowmir of Elendilmir, tired after much riding around on his Ashen Horse, needed a drink and they found a nice quiet spot to take a few minutes break.

A great thanks as well to the judges who struggled over all the wonderfull screenshots!
The Judges:
Calddir Nenharma from
Littlekender from Swifty and Hammo kinship of Arkenstone
Mysteriox from the Arkenstone Equestrian Federation


4th Anniversary Steed Introduced!!

Posted in LotRO Events on April 22, 2011 by calddir

In celebration of the 4th Anniversary of Lord of the Rings Online, Turbine has introduced the 4th Anniversary Steed!!!  The Steed is very difficult to get, requires 3 horse race tokens (from the Breeland and Michel Delving races), and 30 Anniversary tokens.  The Anniversary tokens are obtainable by either running the races, clubbing in Thorin’s Hall, or winning the token lottery at  The steed is a very beautiful mount, and worth the effort!

The Anniversary Celebration runs now until May 2nd 2011!  Good luck and ride safe all!  Happy 4th Anniversary!!!!!


Landroval Spring Racing Festival!

Posted in LotRO Events on April 16, 2011 by calddir

Here at, we are always excited to see events such as this!   The event is, sponsored by Duvelon of the Landroval Equestrian Federation and is co-hosted by Kinships: Leaves of Laurelin, Lonely Mountain Band, Eraidor Music Society, and the Veiltakes of the Landroval Server,

The two day event takes place on the Landroval server, April 29th and 30th between 7pm and 9pm EST.

Even if you, like myself, find your main characters on another server, make and alt and show up!  It is sure to be a great event!!!!!

My dear Landrovalrim and Arkenstoners, and my dear Elendimirians, and Crickits, and Dwarrowdelvers, and Gladdens, and Imladrians, and Meneldorians, and Nimrodelians, Riddermarks, Silverlodians, Windfolans Vilyans and Firefoots.
“FireFEET” shouted an elderly man on rocking chair.
Firefoots. Also my good Brandywinos that I invite you all to:…..


Event Program includes
On April 29th there will be Six Qualifying Horse Races. If you finish in top 3 in one of those six races, you are qualified to race in the Bree Cup to be held on 30th of April. The following Six Horse Races to qualify for the Bree Cup are

The Moonstone Cup and The Mithril Cup to be held in Gondamon!
The Beryl Cup and The Mallorn Cup to be held in Dulliond!
The Mathom Cup and The Longbottom Leaf Cup to be held in Michel Delving!

Each of those races, the winner shall take home FIVE Gold! 2nd place three Gold! 3rd place, two Gold!  And each gets a Guaranteed, Exclusive spot in 18 horses Bree Cup Race!

On 30th of April, it is Bree Cup Day, the day that all people of Bree from all sorts of background drop their tools, their weapons, their duties, even their monies to attend the festivals celebrating Bree Cup horse race!

There will be;
*Feasting and Drinking!
*Music bands and Dancing!
*Race-goers Fashion Contest!
*Horse Parade and Breed Show!
*Betting on your favourite horse!
*Merriments and several minor horse races!

And not the least of all; the most famous race, the richest and most prestigious race;
The Bree Cup!

Do I need to point out, or even remind you that the Bree Cup Winner shall take home ONE HUNDRED GOLD in prize winning!

Check the forums for more information or to ask questions!!!

This is sure to be a great event!!!  Hope to see you all there!!


Steed of Minas Ithil comes to LotRO Store!

Posted in LotRO Store Updates on April 15, 2011 by calddir

In case you missed winning the lottery, you can now purchase the newest addition to the LotRO Stable, the Steed of Minas Ithil, from the LotRO Store starting April 22nd!

Win a Steed of Minas Ithil..!!!

Posted in LotRO Events on April 11, 2011 by calddir

Win it before you can buy it: Steed of Minas Ithil

The soldiers of Minas Ithil (which has long since been taken by the Enemy and renamed Minas Morgul) would have ridden these steeds long ago. There are some still who remember the Tower of the Moon, and they dress their loyal steeds in the livery of Minas Ithil as a sign to the forces of Mordor that some things cannot be stamped out forever.

This steed is inspired by the Volume 3: Book 3 Epic Story, which features a flashback to the time of Isildur and his companion soldiers of Minas Ithil.

The Steed of Minas Ithil is coming to the LOTRO Store for a limited time on Friday, April 22. But you don’t have to wait to win one of your very own! Enter our daily LOTRO Lotteries for your chance to win a Steed of Minas Ithil before you can buy it.

All characters level 10 and above may enter the Steed of Minas Ithil Lottery.

Lottery Start and End Times:

  • Thursday April 7, Noon Eastern – Friday April 8, 3:00AM Eastern
  • Friday April 8, 4:00AM Eastern – Saturday April 9, 3:00AM Eastern
  • Saturday April 9, 4:00AM Eastern – Sunday April 10, 3:00AM Eastern
  • Sunday April 10, 4:00AM Eastern – Monday April 11, 3:00AM Eastern
  • Monday April 11, 4:00AM Eastern – Tuesday April 12, 3:00AM Eastern
  • Tuesday April 12, 4:00AM Eastern – Wednesday April 13, 3:00AM Eastern
  • Wednesday April 13, 4:00AM Eastern – Thursday April 14, 3:00AM Eastern
  • Thursday April 14, 4:00AM Eastern – Friday April 15, 3:00AM Eastern
  • Friday April 15, 4:00AM Eastern – Saturday April 16, 3:00AM Eastern
  • Saturday April 16, 4:00AM Eastern – Sunday April 17, 3:00AM Eastern
  • Sunday April 17, 4:00AM Eastern – Monday April 18, 3:00AM Eastern
  • Monday April 18, 4:00AM Eastern – Tuesday April 19, 3:00AM Eastern
  • Tuesday April 19, 4:00AM Eastern – Wednesday April 20, 3:00AM Eastern
  • Wednesday April 20, 4:00AM Eastern – Thursday April 21, 3:00AM Eastern
  • Thursday April 21, 4:00AM Eastern – Friday April 22, 3:00AM Eastern

For information on entering the LOTRO Lotteries, please see the LOTRO Lottery Schedule and FAQ.


Lotrosteeds Screenshot Contest!

Posted in Updates on April 8, 2011 by calddir is working on an equestrian image gallery and is in need of AWESOME screenshots and LotRO based artworks!  You can not only help build the collection, but get a chance to win a 2011 PAX-East Promotional Steed!

All entries must be accompanied by:

1- Your best horse/Pony/Goat related screenshot

2- Your character name

3- Your server

4- Your email address

5- Personal name of steed pictured (if any)

6- Any details about the screenshot

Simply enter the contest by submitting your absolute best screenshot to  Incomplete entries cannot be judged.

Entries are judged by three professional artists local to and winners selected based solely on the aesthetic qualities of the image (content, composition, contrast, etc.)

3 talented screenshot artists will be awarded the PAX-East Steed!  Codes are applied to your account and work for all characters on your account!

Visit for details!

Good Luck and Ride Safe,



Update 2 Echoes of the Dead is LIVE with two new steeds!

Posted in LotRO Game Updates on March 24, 2011 by calddir

Tons of new content is now live with Update 2 Echoes of the Dead!   Along with new content and some major renovation of the legendary weapon system are two brand new steeds!  The Cremello Steed, also known as the PAX East Steed, is the contest winner of the PAX East LotRO Horse Design Contest.  Currently, there is but one way to have that steed, and that is to have visited the Turbine Booth at the recent PAX East gaming convention.  Quite a nice reward for attending and quite a wonderful design by mother/daughter team GoldRushSE!

The original winning design by GoldRushSE!

Another awesome steed is so new we don’t have a clue as to what it looks like!  The new Prized Ost Dunhoth War-Horse is a new meta-deed steed awarded to the player completing the new meta-deed, “In Your Presence” from the new Update 2 content!  Basically, the deed is completing all the new instances in all modes.  Quite a task!  I wager the steed is well worth the work!

Ride Safe and have fun all!