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Exploring Middle-Earth: Archet

Posted by Jon Wood on Oct 17, 2006  | Comments

Exploring Middle-Earth: Archet - MMORPG.com

Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, has released a new "Exploring Middle Earth" feature. This time around, they take a look at Archet, a small hamlet to the northeast to Bree-town.

 

Archet is a small hamlet in Bree-land lying to the northeast of Bree-town, nestled at the edge of the Chetwood. The town and its outlying lands are inhabited by farmers and other rustic folk, who have little use for the bustle of big town life. A few hobbits dwell here, but the inhabitants are predominantly Big Folk.

The lack of any real authority and the peaceful nature of Archet's people have recently drawn the attentions of a band of brigands known as the Blackwolds, though rumour has it that the Blackwolds have much darker goals than terrifying common folk and farmers. To counter this threat, a retired sellsword by the name of Captain Brackenbrook has begun organizing the townsfolk into a makeshift garrison to repel the advances of the brigands.

Little is said of Archet in The Lord of the Rings, other than a brief description of its locations, allowing the developers at Turbine some room to expand on its personality. Building upon Professor Tolkien's allusion to troubles with 'robbers' in the region, Archet became the starting location for Men and the threshold from which both Men and Hobbits begin their journey in The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™.

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