Posted Fri, Oct 21, 2005 by Boomjack
We have a scratch in race #4 at the Barrow-downs. Frodo's Fancy will not run today.
Turbine has posted a preview of the Barrow-downs area in Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar.
"Known in the Elvish language as Tyrn Gorthad ("Hills of Tombs"), the Barrow-downs, located east of the Old Forest in the Bree-land region of Eriador, is a place of mystery best avoided by unwary adventurers. By day, the area seems harmless enough – a quiet region of gently rolling plains and grassy mounds topped by ancient standing stones, marking the final resting place of great warriors from ages past. But the spells which lay across the Barrow-downs are deceiving, and the mists that roll in as the day wanes can disorient and entrap even the bravest souls, turning the once-pleasant hills into dark shapes crowned with sharp teeth of stone. In the dreadful gloom, evil spirits from Angmar dwell amongst the standing stones and within the burial mounds, inhabiting the bodies of the long-dead warriors and raising them as terrifying Wights driven to collect the living and bring them forever into this land of the dead. "
You can read the entire Lord of the Rings: Shadows of Angmar Preview at the Official Site.