Based in central California, Thestruggleisneal is a blog by Neal Powell. His posts explore the journey of being an adult, but a kid at heart, and trying to make that work ... sometimes ... rarely?

From LP to RP : Session 10

From LP to RP : Session 10

Cirith Ungol – King of the Dead

Cirith Ungol – King of the Dead

It had been weeks, or maybe months, since anyone had a decent night’s rest. They all knew though that they were close to either completing their mission or dying. At this point either would be fine, but the stench of Marthgul the King of the Dead hung heavy in the air. They didn’t need to kill Marthgul, but they needed his helmet, and then his horde would fall, and the land would be free.

With those bits of lore out of the way it’s on to the album! King of the Dead is the second album by the American heavy metal band Cirith Ungol. There are countless things that could be the inspiration for this, but the helm atop the King of the Dead was calling to me. It calls to more than just me though, and so I give to you The Helm of Marthgul!

Helm of Marthgul.png

Pertinent Links:

Link to Mechanical Stuff pdf: https://homebrewery.naturalcrit.com/share/BJXFY0SGE

Lyrics: https://genius.com/Cirith-ungol-king-of-the-dead-lyrics

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_of_the_Dead_(album)

Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_srGcPp5mLA

Shout Out: Celeste Conowitch is the amazing DM for the Venture Maidens. She is awesome, and you need to go check out Venture Maidens right now! She is a fantastic DM and an inspiration to me! She was even crazy enough to join me on DM-Nastics! Hopefully one day I can even convince her to help write one of these with me!!

From LP to RP : Session 09

From LP to RP : Session 09