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Shamus Plays: LOTRO, Part 20

Shamus Young | 2 Jun 2010 09:00
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Underhill gives me directions, and I head off to see Ellie Cutleaf.

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Cutleaf's house is the Middle-Earth equivalent of a trailer park. She raises big, mean, slobbery dogs that aggressively guard her and her property. She lives in a run-down building next to a stagnant pond, all of it overgrown with weeds. Her quest text does a good job of portraying her as a rough sort.

Ellie Cutleaf is at home. I walk in the door, pretending to be a hopeful brigand recruit. She immediately tries to talk me out of it and asks for my help in taking down the bandits.

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I object, "No, see... I was trying to go over to your side. You can't join my side while I'm trying to join yours!"

"But why do you want to join up with the brigands?"

"I don't, really. Well, I do, but only because I'm trying to be a spy against them. But I can't be a double agent while you're also trying to be a double agent."

"Well, stop trying to join my side and let me join yours."

"I can't stop joining your side because I have to join your side to stop your side."

"This is very confusing," she admits.

"Look, I'm just a simple musician. I don't have a head for this spy business. Isn't there some way we can do this by just having me kill stuff?"

Cutleaf gives me a nod, "I've got just the thing!"

Fine. As long as I don't have to hike to Chetwood.

Next Time: Chetwood, here I come!

Shamus Young is the guy behind Reset Button, Twenty Sided, DM of the Rings, and Stolen Pixels.

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