Recently, upon hearing that there was adventure to be had, a corrupt wizard to challenge and rumors of pie (hey, they’ve got to have some food in there…), some kinmates and I decided to break into Isengard to help do our part in ridding Middle-earth of evil. Of course, this is far easier said than done, considering that the gates to this fortress are well-guarded by a pair of vicious-looking trolls…
Just one of these brutes has an absurd amount of morale and here we were facing a matched set! However, we did not let that deter us. Wonderboy the Warden (whom you may know as Elborigorn) bravely offered to hold the attention of these gate guards while the rest of our fellowship worked on dispatching them with haste. The rest of our fellowship was comprised of Sike, a trusty (if somewhat tricksy) burglar; Roewynn, an inspiring minstrel; Araphorn, a fierce champion; Iinferno, a fire-loving lore-master; and myself, Ehefkae the captain.
As you might imagine, the battle was fierce and for a short while there it seemed that Wonderboy would not be able to survive the attempt; indeed, at one point, I was forced to use my Cry of Vengance to rouse his spirit and enable him to carry on against these fearsome foes. Finally, through much effort and coordination, we managed to emerge victorious over our enemies. Isengard was unguarded and we were free to conquer it as we saw fit!
Our reward for such valiant efforts was the title of “Gatecrasher”. Sadly, there was no pie.
We ran this with a fellowship because of the fact that so many deeds in game won’t complete if you’re in a raid that we never thought to try it with more people. Apparently, this deed will complete while in a raid. Heh, good to know for later.
Maybe we weren’t looking for pie (we really had no purpose for doing this other than earning the title), but it makes for a good story. The biggest thing to remember, if you’re looking to attempt this yourself, is that these trolls get a nasty corruption that will let them hit your tank really, really hard. Keep the corruption off, and you should be good to go. Oh, and you may want to bring your own pie.