|Mystery Painting of Nud-Heden|
I went to explore the little building there called Nud-Heden. I know I've quested there before, but couldn't remember what was inside other than more gredbyg. I believe it used to be one of many libraries found in Moria, according to the quest dialogue found on LOTRO Wiki. I would have guessed it was more like an inn/waystation or tavern, as there's a long bar, tables, and barrels. Maybe that was just the Dwarf version of an in-house library coffeeshop?
|Gate to Moria|
Interestingly, in the rear room (was there supposed to be a Grodbog Queen here once?) I noticed several paintings on the walls. I spotted the good old Above Weathertop painting, as well as the Shore Glimpse, I believe. Then I saw a painting I'm certain I have never seen elsewhere in the game. At least, I have no memory of this painting. (Little joke there.)
Unfortunately it is out of focus so I can't detect all of the detail. Clearly it is a Dwarf, pointing toward something in the background. There appear to be barricades, and off to the rear right we see some trees and mountains. I can't for the life of me figure out what this is supposed to represent. Is that fire in there somewhere? Are those trees stripped/burned down? Are there other figures in there? Nar pointing at Thror's head being tossed out of Moria? Dáin spotting Azog and saying, "Hey, let's go chop off HIS head!"? It's driving me crazy trying to figure this one out. If anyone has seen this elsewhere, or knows what this is, I would love to hear!
|Path to Moria|
I know Lootboxes can drop two fairly rare paintings: the Path to Moria and the Gate to Moria (thanks to LOTRO Wiki for the photos). I have not been lucky enough to get either of these yet, and was hoping that I'd find information on this particular painting in the Lorebook, but no such luck.
Ah well, there's always Playful Children to fill my empty wall space for now. But I hope to solve the mystery of this painting soon!