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Shamus Plays: LOTRO, Part 23

Shamus Young | 23 Jun 2010 13:00
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So I'm in the bandit hideout. For some reason, I've been allowed in to see Amdir.

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The guard has somehow received word from bandit leader Skunkwood (hee hee) that I'm to be allowed in to see the prisoner. Amdir is being guarded by a couple of guards who are one good "BOO!" away from pissing themselves. I manage to resist the urge.

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The past few weeks have not been kind to Amdir. Aside from looking pale, withered, and incredibly evil, he seems to be suffering from a mild case of transparency. He's obviously being tormented and warped by the powers of the Nazgul.

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I'll bet the Nazgul aren't enjoying this either. Trying to break Amdir's mind is going to be like trying to shatter a wet noodle.

He recognizes me, which is a bad thing. Suddenly he starts jabbering on about voices and all sorts of creepy dark-tower type stuff. The lights dim and it feels like the Dark Lord himself is trying to get to second base with me.

I can't really get to Amdir through the bars so I don't have any way of making him stop radiating evil mojo. The guards and I are all stunned or frozen with fear.

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He lets out a deathly cry. Suddenly his cell door swings open, and the guards collapse. Then he legs it, raving like a madman. So I guess he was able to escape at will, and was just waiting until an old friend showed up to give him the boost of confidence? Or something like that?

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