The new content expansion for Lord of the Rings Online is galloping over the horizon, golden hair waving in a breeze redolent of grassy plains and the open sky. The Riders of Rohan are nearly upon us, and the latest trailer for the new content is all about those Riders, and what makes them unique in Tolkien's world.
In fact, one of the points brought up is that they're basically anglo-saxons, but with horses. Which is neat, because a) anglo-saxons are cool, and b) it gives me an excuse to use The Wanderer (a classic piece of anglo-saxon heroic poetry, which inspired a verse in The Lord of the Rings) as filler so the page doesn't look odd.
Where is the horse? Where the young warrior? Where now the gift-giver?
Where are the feast-seats? Where all the hall-joys?
Alas for the bright cup! Alas byrnied warrior!
Alas the lord's glory! How this time hastens,
grows dark under night-helm, as it were not!
Watch the trailer, and if you're at all a history, Tolkien, or poetry geek, given the full text a go.