Over the years, Turbine has become known as the company that constantly
produces new content for their games. Yet no one would have predicted
the number of significant additions that Turbine would be releasing for
Lord of the Rings Online, especially six months after the games initial
release.Yet the Ten Ton Hammer team now has the fortunate opportunity
to officially announce the release date for Turbine's third major
content addition, Book 11: Defenders of Eriador. Along with the
official press release, the Ten Ton Hammer team has tracked down
sixteen screenshots for our readers to view. They're precious!

Turbine to
Unveil Book 11: Defenders of Eriador for The Lord of the Rings Online

Turbine, Inc. has announced the
details of the
third free content update for subscribers to The Lord of the Rings
Online™: Shadows of Angmar™. Book 11: Defenders of
Eriador continues
the epic story of The Lord of the Rings Online adding over 100 new
quests, a new 12-player raid, two new areas in Middle-earth and
introduces the player housing system. Book 11: Defenders of Eriador
will be available to subscribers of The Lord of the Rings
Online on October 24, 2007.

“The Lord of the Rings Online has
quickly become the hottest online game of the year,” said
Steefel, the Executive Producer. “Book 11 is our most
ambitious update
yet. We continue to define the standard in interactive storytelling
with the next chapter of our epic story and introduce a wealth of new
content including the housing system, which will give players the
opportunity to live in their own home in Middle-earth!”


The Epic Continues!
— Amarthiel has lost the Palantir, but not before using it to
a clue to the location of Narchuil, the ancient Ring she lost at the
Battle of Fornost. She turns her gaze eastward seeking to recover the
Ring while the Dunedain find themselves with only one way to halt her
advance. Calenglad believes that Mordrambor, the Black

Numenorean held prisoner by the Dunedain, may be the key to ending
Amarthiel’s ambitions.

Player Housing
— Players can now live in their own home in Middle-earth!
choices from four different neighborhoods - be it a majestic home
overlooking a waterfall in Ered Luin, or a cozy hobbit-hole in the
Shire. Kinship Halls provide plenty of space for groups to gather after
a long day of adventuring. All homes provide the option of additional
storage and can be customized inside and out with hundreds of unique

Two New Areas — Players can now explore even more of
Middle-earth. Tâl Bruinen is an extension of the Trollshaws
players can see Gollum for the first time in The Lord of the Rings
Online. Players can also trek to the High Pass in the Misty Mountains
to combat fierce snowstorms and visit Goblin-town, the famous site
where Bilbo Baggins was captured in The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Raid-“The Rift”
— The Lord of the Rings Online’s second raid will
be introduced in Book
11. This 12-player epic takes you through many new dangers in the Rift
of Nûrz Ghâshu to face a fearsome Balrog.

New Musical Instruments
— Book 11 brings more enhancements to our popular music
system. Players
can now entertain others with one of three new instruments including
the Bagpipe and Cowbell.

Over 100 New Quests — The story
continues for players as they aid the Fellowship and encounter new

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title="Elven Kinship House"> src="/image/view/13633/preview"
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title="Hobbit Neighborhood"> src="/image/view/13632/preview"
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title="Interior Hobbit House"> src="/image/view/13630/preview"
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title="Interior Hobbit House 2"> src="/image/view/13629/preview"
width="200"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/13628"
title="Interior Human House"> src="/image/view/13628/preview"
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title="Interior of Dwarf House"> src="/image/view/13627/preview"
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title="Man Kinship House"> src="/image/view/13626/preview"
width="200"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/13625"
title="Environment 1"> src="/image/view/13625/preview"
width="200"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/13624"
title="Environment 2"> src="/image/view/13624/preview"
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title="Environment 3"> src="/image/view/13623/preview"
width="200"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/13621"
title="Gollum's Home"> src="/image/view/13621/preview"
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