Turbine Unveils Book 14: Ring-Forge of Eregion for The Lord of the Rings Online

July 23, 2008

Turbine Unveils Book 14:
Ring-Forge of Eregion for The Lord of the Rings Online

2007 PC MMO Game of the Year*
Introduces Sixth Content Update for Subscribers

Turbine, Inc. announced the details
of the sixth content update for subscribers to The Lord of the Rings Online:
Shadows of Angmar. Book 14: Ring-forge of Eregion delivers the climax to the
epic story from Volume I of The Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO). The story
takes center stage in Book 14 with several new storytelling mechanics combined
with live in-world events that allow players to work together to be part of the
rise and fall of Amarthiel at the Ring-forges of Eregion! This will unlock the
prelude quests that will lead players to the Mines of Moria, the first expansion
pack to the 2007 PC MMO Game of the Year* scheduled to be released this fall.
Book 14: Ring-forge of Eregion is now available to subscribers of The Lord of
the Rings Online in North America and Europe.

“The Lord of the Rings Online is one
of the only MMOs to successfully integrate story into game play,” said Jeffrey
Steefel, Executive Producer of The Lord of the Rings Online. “With Book 14 we
continue to create new ways for players to experience the epic story in
Middle-earth from the dramatic moments unfolding throughout the story to the new
adventure instances that require players to work together across their server to
unlock new content and advance the story. The live events planned in Book 14
will provide incredibly dynamic adventures for our players and set the tone for
our journey this fall into the Mines of Moria.”


  • The Finale of the Epic Story – As
    the epic story of Volume I reaches its climax, Book 14 will take LOTRO’s
    unique storytelling to a new level. The story continues as Laerdan leaves for
    Mirobel, the Ring-forges of Hollin, to reforge the ring Narchuil. Players will
    set out after him and engage in an epic battle with Amarthiel’s minions that
    ultimately reveals the true enemy. The story will use several new storytelling
    mechanics and feature a series of live events hosted by Turbine’s Game Masters
    who will be playing the role of Amarthiel.

  • New Battlefield Adventure
    Instances – Book 14 introduces a new style of gameplay for LOTRO through a
    series of 6-player experiences calling on the heroes of Middle-earth to hold
    the line against the invading forces of Angmar. Players across each world must
    complete a series of chained quests a certain number of times in order to
    unlock additional content for the entire server.

  • New Animation Technology – LOTRO
    continues to improve the award-winning experience for players with major
    improvements to player animations and the introduction of new emotes for
    Monster Players.

The Lord of the Rings Online is the
ultimate interactive adventure. This award-winning massively multiplayer online
role-playing game delivers an interactive experience brimming with life and
filled with the familiar people, places and monsters from the most beloved
fantasy of all time. From the picturesque surroundings of the Shire to the
upcoming expansion to Moria, the most fearsome underground realm ever imagined,
players will experience the world of Middle-earth as never before. LOTRO is
available for purchase at major retailers across North America and Europe. For
more information or to download a free trial, visit
www.lotro.com or

*GameSpy’s 2007 PC MMO Game of the