LotRO Lorebook Landmark: High King’s Crossing

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The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar Lorebook has a landmark entry featuring High King’s Crossing.

Guarding the crossing of the River Baranduin in Evendim are three great statues, wrought in the honor of the kings of old. The first and greatest of these is of Elendil the Tall, the first High King of Middle-earth. The others are more abstract, depicting the many-pointed star that was the sigil of the North-kingdom of Arnor.

The High King’s Crossing has long lain abandoned, ever since the fall of the North-kingdom and the fading of the Dúnedain of the North. The Rangers strive to preserve the mighty likeness of Elendil, lest it fades, and the remaining shreds of their glory fade with it.

These majestic guardians of the Baranduin are inspired by the awe inspiring statues of the Gates of the Argonath. They’re definitely features described so well in Tolkien’s books that didn’t disappoint me in translation into film. I can wait to see these in game with the DirectX 10 graphics enhancements enabled. I’ll also be glad when Turbine finally comes through on its promise to enable players to access the Lorebook from within the game.

via LotRO Lorebook

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1 Comment on LotRO Lorebook Landmark: High King’s Crossing

Chris

On January 10, 2008 at 1:13 pm

Argonath is what I’m really excited to see. I might have to renew my subscription just for that if/when it happens.