The Lord Of The Rings I Am FireThe Lord Of The Rings I Am Fire:The Lord Of The Rings I Am Fire3 weeks ago in Settings More Like This
A Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit AU. This scenario will be set in the interpretations presented by the movies of both franchises. Additions by Games Workshops' Battle Games in Middle Earth will also be used to fill in any gaps.
In one world, when Smaug the Golden torched the village of Laketown in a fit of pique caused by a band of dwarves he would be shot by a black arrow fired by Bard the Bowman. However in this world, whilst Smaug was taunting the Lakeman archer, he stumbled as building broke under his weight. What was at most a minor inconvenience for the dragon was disastrous for the Lakemen for Bard's shot missed and the black arrow was lost in the lake. Smaug completed his immolation of Laketown, killing Bard as he did so and then returned to Erebor and torched the dwarves that had frustrated him.
There was only one survivor of Thorin's company. Bilbo Baggins was able to make it out by using the magical ring he possessed to turn himself invisible.