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  1. corlisswyn's Avatar
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    Exclamation

    Making your way up to the telains of Lorien just got a bit more intersting! Come see if you are up to the challenge!


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    Would you like the chance to write a story together with your fellow Plazaites?
    Intrigued by mystery, murder, and mayhem?

    Come check out the
    Community Story Thread I: Murder Mayhem!

    Grab a character from the list and start collaborating.
    Who will end up being the murderer?
    Who will survive?

    Come and find out!

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    ~Banner, courtesy of Rainelle Hérandil~

    ....Thráin had been taken alive and brought to the pits of Dol Guldur.
    There he was tormented and the Ring taken from him, and there at last he died.

    So Thorin Oakenshield became the Heir of Durin, but an heir without hope...
    he thought of weapons and armies and alliances, as his great hammer rang
    in his forge ; but the armies were dispersed and the alliances broken
    and the axes of his people were few ; and a great anger without hope
    burned him as he smote the red iron on the anvil.

    ~ Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings : Appendix A - Part III : Durin's Folk


    In the year TA 2841, Thráin - the King of Durin's Folk - departed from
    the mountains of Forlindon which the refugees of the Lonely Mountain had fled to ; his plan was to revisit Erebor but the Dwarven ruler and his band of proud, faithful companions became opposed by a myriad of misfortunes and were pursued by the servants of Sauron. Thráin was inevitably captured at last and was tortured in Dol Guldur at Mirkwood ; the Ring of Power he wore was taken from him.

    Meanwhile in Lindon, Thorin, believing his sire had been killed in Mirkwood when his fellows brought back news they could not find him, Oakenshield took the mantle of King of Durin's Folk and made life better for his people in the Ered Luin but he could never forget the fall of the Lonely Mountain and neither did his fury abate. He dreamed of grand alliances and war. The wise wizard Gandalf he befriended and together they forged a plan to win back Erebor from Smaug the fire-drake...


    In Delusions of Grandeur, the tale of
    Thráin's doomed quest and Thorin's rise to power will be told.


    This is the link to the RPG HERE
    This is the link to the OOC/Sign up thread
    HERE
    "You know I'm a writer, so I'm partial
    to finding my answers in a literary form. "

    ~ August, Once Upon a Time

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    On the western spur of Dol Amroth is Tirith Aear; the Seaward Tower built as a refuge originally by the Sindar of Edhellond by the order of Lord Amroth. By special permission of Prince Imrahil, here
    gather the members of the Story Tellers Guild, who assemble in the highest
    room once a month when the huge, slow-ringing bronze bell in the loftiest chamber tolls . Within, bards and scribes craft their tales. The union of writers is the finest in the land and from afar ; no one can doubt its creativity and imagination !

    With the beginning of a new thread, the Master of Stories begins a new tale with a few short sentences that introduce a theme, character or object. Each participant then takes
    their turn to weave the tale, adding more drama to the narrative.


    A new thread, a new month's tale !


    HERE
    Last edited by Aigronding Mordagnir; 04/Mar/2013 at 09:41 PM.
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    On the Rocks, the long-suffering regular pub of Mordor, has shut for some renovations before re-opening under new management. So what are the alcohol-needy residents of the Black Land to do? Fortunately for them (and any.. er.. guests who might be brave enough to wander in), Yérië, the new Pubmistress -and twin sister to former On the Rocks owner Írimë- has managed to set up a temporary pub inside an enormous covered wagon that a raiding party snatched off the North-South Road. Essentially being a huge wooden box with benchlike seats, the wagon was ready made for its new purpose.

    All are welcome at the new temporary, and we mean all. Hoppit, elf, man, ent (though you might not fit), squirrel, etc., fancy a sojourn into the pub of evil? Go for it! Just remember that this is Mordor and bad things might happen to you. Don't take it too seriously!

    >>HERE<<

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    Every spring, Lord Círdan hosts a ball to herald the arrival of the new season and new beginnings. For some unearthly reason, he has decided to task the arrangement of this year's ball to his most unlikely councilor, Davos Seaworth. Davos, being a rake and a scoundrel (and those were the words used in polite company), has decided to put something of a twist on the occasion! The theme of the occasion is to be a Rogues' Ball. The long hall has been dressed up to look like a seedy sailors' tavern- but with none of the stink, rats or old floor-rushes.


    Come HERE to join the merriment!


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    Ost-en-Ernil (The Castle of the Prince)



    "And last and proudest , Imrahil, Prince of Dol Amroth, kinsman of the Lord, with gilded banners bearing his token of the Ship and the Silver Swan, and a company of knights in full harness riding grey horses; and behind them seven hundreds of men at arms, tall as lords, grey-eyed, dark-haired, singing as they came."

    ~ Tolkien, Return of the King : Minas Tirith

    Ost-En-Ernil is castle and household of Prince Imrahil, comprising of his private residence and also the main garrison of Dol Amroth.The garrison of Ost-En-Ernil (home to the Swan Knights of Dol Amroth) is housed within the towers that enclose the castle's twin baileys.

    Court life at the Prince's Castle is a cycle of entertainments, hunts, and tourneys. Quests, battles against raiding Corsairs and military expeditions in the Prince's service punctuate the Court's pleasures. While waves crash against the cliffs below, the Prince and his nobles feast, toasting one another's heroics with their bejewlled, golden goblets. Knights and their ladies dance in the Great Hall to the melodies of the finest harpers in Gondor. Heroes rise to propose quests to far lands, and challenge one another to joust at forthcoming tourneys, no wonder that even the other Dúnedain find the Prince's Court remarkebly "Elvish."

    At Ost-En-Ernil most events revolve around his noble court. Any player may visit the Prince's noble court in Ost-en-Ernil, as long as they roleplay a character who is one of the southern Dúnedain however ! there is a place for evil here. RP'ers may roleplay pirates or brigands or some other nefarious force so that way Swan Knights have antagonists to fight. Espionage from dark side characters may also play here..

    Players might also appear as one of the Prince's men-at-arms, entertainers or servants. Players might also appear as the general citizenry of Dol Amroth, whether nobles, merchants, craftsmen or peasants.


    This is the RP HERE
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    to finding my answers in a literary form. "

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    Just beyond the borders of the Shire is a land known only as The North Moors. This mysterious land is feared by Hobbits. Few Hobbits have ever braved to travel through this desolate landscape, yet rumours continue to arise of strange happenings. In this empty wasteland odd things occur that transfer Hobbits and visitors into other worlds filled with things that they are surprised to know about.

    Sometimes a Hobbit will find themselves in a completely different world and sometimes they will find themselves still in their own. However, with a few flowers springing up here and there as the weather warms up, it seems today a friendlier place. Those who come to this land end up discovering a great deal more about themselves and others. Will you travel to The North Moors?

    New questions thread is HERE.
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    to finding my answers in a literary form. "

    ~ August, Once Upon a Time

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    Riddles in the Dark - New Game!



    "Riddles were all he could think of. Asking them, and sometimes guessing them, had been the only game he had ever played with other funny creatures sitting in their holes in that long, long ago, before he lost all his friends and was driven away..."
    - Tolkien, The Hobbit: Riddles in the Dark

    Get riddlin'
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    The Market of Rivendell - Now Open!



    Find anything you need or start your own business HERE!

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    The unthinkable has happened- a group of prisoners have somehow escaped from the Black Pits! This is an extremely rare event, and the Chamber Guard is understandably upset. Not only has the security system of the Dhad Bűrz been thwarted, but it could mean the Guard's own head on the line! Therefore, a substantial reward has been offered for the return of these nefarious escapees. They have managed to stumble their way into the web of tunnels and caverns beneath Ostigurth, and intrepid bounty-hunters have plunged in after them!

    This is a MAZE game. A secret maze has been drawn, around preselected corners of which have been dropped traps, hazards, or even helpful things, which will affect you should you walk into them. You may sign up as a Minion, hunting for the escaped prisoners, or as an Escapee. FREEPS are especially encouraged to sign up to play as escapees! Escapee signups are limited to five, minion signups are unlimited.

    Will you claim the reward of untold riches? Or will you win your freedom and renown? Go >>HERE<< to find out.

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    The Starlight Inn - New to Rivendell!



    "Such was the virtue of the land of Rivendell that soon all fear and anxiety was lifted from their minds. The future, good or ill, was not forgotten, but ceased to have any power over the present. Health and hope grew strong in them, and they were content with each good day as it came, taking pleasure in every meal, and in every word and song."
    - Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring: The Ring Goes South


    Midway along the path leading into the secret Valley of Imladris, a single bell-shaped lantern descends from the lowest branch of a solitary pine tree. Casting forth an inviting gold and violet light, undimmed by the time of day, marking the entrance to a smooth dirt road sloping down to the Starlight Inn. Will you venture THERE?

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    So you thought drill was dead? Hah! As if! In Mordor we like to keep things alive, torture them, make them squeal, and drag them up when it's convenient. Therefore, drill is back, and it's your time to shine. Or... roar. Growl. Grunt. Spew. Whatever your prefer. This game will proceed along similar lines to IR drill. There will be a five day signup period, after which you will be divided into teams. ALL ARE WELCOME, and although roleplay is not required, it is welcome, and it's always funny when freeps and minions are on the same team.

    DDD is a themed game, all questions of each match will pertain to a particular theme! The inaugural theme is... EVIL.

    >>HERE<<

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    Someone -no one is quite sure who- has filched Sauron's palantír. As you might imagine, this has made the Dark Lord very angry, and he wants it back right away. The thief, although their identity is unknown, was caught and.. er... persuaded to reveal the location of the stolen stone. That location being a tiny island in the middle of the Sea of Núrnen. Whether hoping to seek favor or through some fanatical devotion, minions have flocked to its shores in the hopes of retrieving the palantir. There are some conniving Men, however, who think they would do better to steal it- and who knows what may lie in the deeps to prevent you all?

    Come join the frolic, where the dice decide your fate and anyone could DIE at any moment. Room for minions, freeps, and plenty of mayhem

    >>HERE<<


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    Magic 8 Palantir Ball

    Unbeknownst to Saruman, Wormtongue has opened up shop in Orthanc....using Saruman’s prized treasure, the Palantir! He’s invited the entire populace inside to have their fortunes told….except he doesn’t quite know how to use it.


    Signups here.


  16. Aigronding Mordagnir's Avatar
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    < Banner, courtesy of Moriel >


    Dark and drear it looked...
    ~ Tolkien, The Hobbit: A Short Rest


    The Misty Mountains stretch for nearly eight hundred miles from Mount Gundabad
    to Methedras, reared long ago by Morgoth to hinder the riding of Oromë.



    The great range has valleys where no king rules and its snow-clad towers are tall and sharp.
    Most of its paths are meandering and deceptive, leading to empty places or vile things; most of Hithaeglir's corridors are infested with robbers and dreadful monsters like Wargs, Orcs and Trolls, werewolves and stone-giants.

    If it were not for the trusty Beornings, the journey from Dale to Imladris would be impossible; they are valiant wardens in the mountains, keeping the High Pass open and the Ford of Carrock but their tolls are expensive. The warriors of the Halcyon Guard often do their part as well, stamping out as much wickedness as they can in the Misty Mountains.

    HERE

    This is a Free RP thread.
    You may explore and ramble throughout the Misty Mountains as you like here.
    Often, Aigronding or Sur will provide entertaining prompts that are optional.
    "You know I'm a writer, so I'm partial
    to finding my answers in a literary form. "

    ~ August, Once Upon a Time

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    ​Come along with me
    To a town beside the sea
    We can wander through the forest
    And do so as we please.

    Come along with me
    To a cliff under a tree.
    Where we'll gaze upon the water
    As an everlasting dream

    ~ Ashley Eriksson, from
    The Island Song





    [Source: A City by the Sea, HERE]

    The Link to the thread is HERE


    Belfalas, or Great Shore, formed a part of Dor-en-Ernil, or the "Land of the Prince". The Prince in question was the Lord of Dol Amroth, who lived at the city bearing his name. At the start of the second millennium of the Third Age, Imrazôr the Númenórean lived in and ruled over Belfalas. He married Mithrellas, a Silvan Elf of Lothlórien, and their half-elven son - Galador - became the first Prince of Dol Amroth. South of Belfalas lay a wide Bay, which was named after it the Bay of Belfalas.

    If you dwell in Minas Tirith, travelling distance to Dol Amroth covers easily over 300 miles.
    On horseback, journeying with average speed and with reasonable rest breaks is 10 to 12 days.

    This is a free RPG thread for the noble families, commoners, and visitors of Dor-en-Ernil;
    writers may roleplay loosely or develop RPGs of their own or with others.

    Tales in this thread centre on the region of Belfalas, including the lands east
    of Ered Tharonion - the Mountains of the Lofty Pines - and west of swift Gilrain.

    Use this thread to add colour and events into your character’s every day life. Fill those spaces left between the harbours and inns, have a walk on the street, or visit your friend, this is the place to live a day with free descriptions, from dusk till dawn and to the next sunset. You might also write of quests which take you all over the Prince's Land. Also, you might roleplay your character's home or estate which lies outside the walls of Dol Amroth, but within the borders of this fair fief of Gondor.
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    As far as the eye can see, they stretch across the horizon, choked with smoke and haze from Orodruin. The orange-tinged sky glints off their armour and guttaral war cries and howls rend the air. They are the right hand of Sauron, the extension of his might, power- and mercilesness. Ready at any moment to do his bidding, they train and slaver for the day they may meet and conquer the free-peoples of Middle Earth.

    The Black Host.


    Sauron's army has returned, badder and more evil than ever. Minions, greatness awaits you!

    Are you a minion in hiding? Freep with a dark side? Just feeling a little tempted? Join the Black Host, and unleash your maleficence.

    >>OOC/How to Join<<
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    Far below in the bowels of Barad-dűr, lie the Black Pits. Deep have the snagas toiled and worked to shape the tunnels that run underneath the ash and dirt. There's so much to do, you'll go days and nights without rest!* Enjoy our world-reknowned h
    ot baths!** Pedicures and manicures*** are complimentary with your stay! Our nutrition plans**** will have you losing weight with no effort! Satisfaction***** is guaranteed.

    The Pits have now been re-opened and are ready to accept guests!
    Experience true Mordorian hospitality and visit the Black Pits!
    Simply wander in and we promise to take very good care of you.

    *sleep may be denied
    **baths may be boiling and/or lava
    ***toes may be removed
    ****plans may include starvation
    *****ours


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    A colossal RPG in a huge roleplaying saga
    usually needs several OOCs.
    This is the third.



    Access

    this link to view the last OOC thread.

    Access this link to view the RPG.

    Ages of Arda is an epic RPG series chronicling the historical events of The Silmarillion and beyond, giving elven, mortal, dwarven, Ent, and minion characters (including Istari) a thrilling opportunity to portray themselves, their ancestors, and canon figures in the legendary past and ultimately through the Fourth Age.

    The series will conclude with an RPG based on the Dagor Dagorath prophecy of Mandos as detailed in The Last Road and Other Writings.

    The current installment in this saga is
    Children of Endor. The RP chronicles the epic
    events of the First Age from Fingon's saving of Maedhros to the birth of Gil-galad.
    Since we've primarily had a Noldorin viewpoint for years, we've introduced a retro
    mode of RP'ing - The Sindarin Experience - beginning with the Eglath searching for Elw
    ë
    and ending with the Grey-elves discovery of the Light Elves' return.

    At the moment, Gondolin and Nargothrond have been established, the Edain
    are moving slowly but steadily toward the Ered Luin, and the Dark Lords' project
    to conceive wingless dragons has begun.
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    On a clear day you can see forever….

    ….or at least across the Bay of Belfalas, from the Havens of Umbar to the rich Anfalas coast. On a sunny summer day, a small fleet of Corsair vessels sets out on a daring raid, hugging the South Gondor Coast to hide in the lee of Tolfalas before breaking across the bay. They are spotted by two fishermen and a lone swanship; the latter stands his ground and is ultimately doomed, but the fishermen make it back to Dol Amroth to raise the alarm! Imrahil dispatches his Knights even as Golasgil puts out to sea to defend his coast, but will it be enough to halt the inexorable corsair tide?

    Join us to find out in On A Clear Day, a Swan Knight-Corsair RPG!

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    A Winter's Tale
    A Lore Game





    A Winter's Tale is back! Come race through the halls of Elrond, searching for clues and showing off your prowess at lore, trivia, and riddles! One and all are welcome, and the first to solve all of their questions correctly will be richly rewarded! Silly, serious, oldie, newbie- come hither!

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    and are the work of Magali Villeneuve -

    The arts of healing, and all that touches on the
    care of the body, are among all the Eldar most
    practised by the nissi [that is...the women] / On
    the other hand many elven-men were great healers
    and skilled in the lore of living bodies.


    ~ Tolkien,
    Morgoth's Ring: Laws and Customs Among the Eldar

    "Elrond is a master of healing."
    ~ Gandalf the Grey,
    The Fellowship of the Ring: Many Meetings


    West of Elrond's Last Homely House, amidst the beauty of flowing rivulets and fair gardens and rich beechwoods, Adab Nestad is a quiet and peaceful place for those in need of healing.

    The elegant stone building was established during the foundation of Rivendell shortly following the destruction of Eregion and its first patients were the elven and mortal soldiers who fought in the first siege of Imladris. The medics of Adab Nestad treat all who are injured and afflicted, regardless of race. Lord Elrond and Laurëlótë - the new Minestor -
    are the custodians of the ancient hospital.

    Some healing will be done within Adab Nestad
    but there are people who need mending elsewhere. There will be a blank
    Adventure/Outpost Roster given by either the Minestor or Tinestor daily for healers who want to go on missions with the Halcyon Guard and the Dúnedain or to serve at Alassë 's hospital at Ost-Halatir; whoever signs up will be permitted to have their character post at the elven citadel to heal the wounded brought there or to request a mission leader's permission in the Rivendell Activities thread to serve as a healer during a quest. If a medic would like to look out for the Rangers, she or he may ask group captains in the Lone Lands Activitiesthread if they can be healers during their adventures.

    A Hospice Roster will also be given by the Minestor or Tinestor daily, showing the NPCs (there will always be 7 to 10) which need to be operated on at Adab Nestad, controlled by a healer; this roster will be updated with the patients RP'ed by Plaza members who arrive at Adab Nestad for healing and they can interact with a doctor. Every patient treated by a healer within Adab Nestad, during Halcyon or Ranger missions, or inside Ost-Halatir will count towards promotion to a higher rank.


    Click HERE !
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    Banner by Eafurth Haegweard and Moriel

    "In the wide lands of Rhovanion, between Mirkwood and the River Running, a fierce people now dwelt, wholly under the shadow of Dol Guldur. Often they made raids through the forest, until the vale of Anduin south of the Gladden was largely deserted. These Balchoth were constantly increased by other of like kind that came in from the east, whereas the people of Calenardhon had dwindled. Cirion was hard put to it to hold the line of the Anduin.


    …..the Balchoth, having built many great boats and rafts on the east shores of the Anduin, swarmed over the River and swept away the defenders. An army marching up from the south was cut off and driven north over the Limlight, and there it was suddenly attacked by a horde of Orcsfrom the Mountains and pressed towards the Anduin. Then out of the North came help beyond hope, and the horns of the Rohirrim were first heard in Gondor.” (The Lord of the Rings : Appendix A - Annals of the Kings and Rulers)




    The year is 2510 of the Third Age. The Balchoth are preparing a massive assault on Rhovanion and Gondor in conjunction with Azog and the Orcs from the Mountains. Cirion the Steward is apprehensive and knows the might of Gondor is waning. He devises a desperate plan to seek aid from the Eotheod – and Eorl their leader.

    The Bonds of Friendship is where the fortunes of the combination of these many diverse peoples thrown together in an epic clash will be told.

    Link to the OOC/ Sign-ups thread here!

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    The Shadowed Lands Presents:




    The first round of the Shadowed Lands Writing Challenge! Each area will play host to the challenge for 8 weeks, and each week a prompt will be given using that area as a theme. All characters of all sorts are welcome for all prompts in all areas, so shenanigans are sure to ensue. You may be as silly or serious as you like, write long or short, or anywhere in between. There are prizes to be had, and only the participants get to vote on who receives them! The opening host of the Challenge is... UMBAR.


    AND




    So you thought you were safe, working for the Eye? Not so, as this game of Escape proves- this time, the prisoners of the Black Pits have been given an opportunity to free themselves, by capturing minions in the tunnels beneath Ostigurth! Will you win your freedom by overwhelming the most fearsome folk Sauron has to offer? Or will you take revenge on the freeps by evading them, and making your way out of the tunnels? Only five places are available for minions (prisoner signups are unlimited)- so hurry and stake your claim!
    Escape from Dhad Bűrz II

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    Mordor's resident pub is BACK, and badder than ever. Featuring the classic drink menu, a fighting pit, and the newly re-dug torture chamber! Come in for a drink or a brawl, or to apply for a job. ALL are welcome, but freeps might want to to keep a hand on your sword.

    >>On the Rocks<<

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    #427
    "We have to keep watchers all around the fence."
    ~ Barliman, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    "And there are some folk in Bree who are
    not to be trusted.... Bill Ferny, for instance. He
    has an evil name in the Bree-land, and queer folk call at
    his house. / Not all...Southerners mean well; and as for
    Ferny, he would sell anything to anybody; or
    make mischief for amusement."

    ~ Aragorn, from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring



    ~ Banner, courtesy of Moriel ~

    Mysterious wanderers...called...Rangers...brought news
    from afar, and told strange forgotten tales which were
    eagerly listened to; but the Bree-folk did not make friends of them.
    / Not all the faces were friendly, nor all the words shouted. But
    Strider seemed to be held in awe by most of the Bree-landers...
    ~ The Narrator, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    "...the lowest and vilest alleys...do not present a more dreadful
    record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside. /
    Think of the deeds of hellish cruelty, the hidden wickedness which
    may go on, year in, year out, in such places, and none the wiser."
    ~ Sherlock Holmes, from The Adventure of the Copper Beeches

    The Hill Watch is a police force for the Bree-lands!
    Miles Brackenbrook (Aigronding Mordagnir) and
    Sheriff Bill Underhill (Sur) need a few good men and women
    to keep the peace, so join us!

    Villains are needed just as much as cops!
    People bringing troubling news and complaints as well !

    The RPG is
    HERE

    though missions and mysteries will be
    solved in The Bree-lands Free RP and other threads in Eriador.

    "You know I'm a writer, so I'm partial
    to finding my answers in a literary form. "

    ~ August, Once Upon a Time

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    Just outside of Bree-town, where the road from down the Hill splits north to Combe and south to Staddle, a wide copse of trees covers a grassy dell.
    For the past week, the Sprigley family has been hard at work turning the forest grove into the grounds of their annual All Hallow's Festival.
    Farmers and vendors have been arriving throughout the day and have set up their wagons and stalls under the eaves, a colorful display of crops and crafts. A temporary stage and dance floor stand on the side closest to the lake.

    All Hallow's Eve approaches, so come join the festivities! Celebrate the last of the light as the days shorten into winter--sample Bree-land's cuisine and finest harvests, design a pumpkin, enjoy the music, dance, meet new people and greet old friends. Costumes encouraged, but not required.

    Join us HERE!

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    ~ Source HERE ~



    Following a short break, the Seasonal Archery Tournaments have returned! The autumn and spring competitions will be hosted by Roina Nilthoron (Aigronding) whereas the winter and summer matches will be sponsored by Tavari Mordagnir (Moriel) from now on.

    A range has been prepared for the shooters this sunny and brisk autumn day by the beautiful rushing waters of the Mitheithel River north of Imladris. The location of the tourney has indeed changed this autumn for the woods bordering the mighty course are particuarly lovely this time of year!

    A beechen table set with refreshments - such as pumpkin ale and Alagon's blackberry wine, fruit-shaped marzipan and salmon seasoned with lemon pepper - on a white tablecloth has been placed on the soft green earth by the riverbank facing the target lanes.

    Behind the table sits the master of the event; green-eyed Roina, a tall and striking elf woman wearing a red and black brocade dress with matching cape, has quill and ink available for participants to sign their names on parchment provided for.

    She will be awarding Hithaeglir Forest Cats for First, Second, and Third Place winners this year.


    ~ Source HERE~

    The link to the current
    autumn competion is
    HERE
    Last edited by Aigronding Mordagnir; 13/Oct/2013 at 08:16 PM.
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    to finding my answers in a literary form. "

    ~ August, Once Upon a Time

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    The Hoppit French Fries Race



    Dear travellers and dwellers of the Shadowed Lands
    I'm looking for a race master for the second edition of the hoppit french fries race, so if there is any volunteer please PM me. There are no special requirements, other than to bring the race to the end. You will be also granted the awesome power of changing, adding, cutting, editing the rules or race concept as you please.
    Also any suggestions or ideas on how to make the race more entertaining are most welcomed.

    http://www.lotrplaza.com/showthread....nch-Fries-Race
    Last edited by Gwind Eryn; 19/Nov/2013 at 02:19 PM.

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    Aigronding
    will give a fill-in-the-blank post
    in which you have to fill in the missing letters
    of a Disney song.

    Tribute will be given at the end of Halloween
    for your participation. There will be a couple points
    of extra jingle for the person who provides a
    music link to the song somewhere in their post.

    The link is
    HERE
    "You know I'm a writer, so I'm partial
    to finding my answers in a literary form. "

    ~ August, Once Upon a Time

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    "With a dreamy, far-off look
    And her nose stuck in a book
    What a puzzle to the rest of us is Belle"
    ~ from "Little Town", Beast and the Beast

    Disney Scavenger Hunt:
    Belle's Books!






    Belle is a princess now and has moved into Beast's, er, the Prince's castle.
    She is having some valuables moved to her new digs,
    most importantly books. The Prince's library doesn't have all the
    latest novels like her village has been fortunate
    to have. Belle's books have arrived...but....
    there's a problem.

    Chip has been having a ball as a mortal kid now
    that he's got his old, er, young body back. The child has
    been doing all sorts of mischievous things, including
    robbing the wagon which contains Belle's books!

    He only planned to hide them in the castle but unfortunately
    he was discovered by Cogsworth. Chip escaped the prissy
    fellow, hiding in a peculiar invention Maurice had just
    finished building...a time machine.

    Chip managed to get it working and has travelled back in time
    to the days of Middle-earth.
    Chip is pretty ecstatic about his trip and really needs to lighten his load
    so he can explore Eriador. The little boy has been tossing Belle's
    books all around the place
    .



    Here is how this scavenger hunt works:

    Every so often, you will see a clue posted in this activity.
    The clue points to a thread somewhere in this region.
    In that activity is an image of a book.




    Be the first person to find the image and provide
    a link to the post which contains it. At the end of
    Halloween, the member or guest with the most icons
    is the winner!

    And Belle will be delighted to have her
    books returned for her. Thankfully, Maurice has made
    two time machines and Cogsworth has taken one to
    Middle-earth to find Chip and get those books handed
    to his possession.

    HERE is the thread!
    "You know I'm a writer, so I'm partial
    to finding my answers in a literary form. "

    ~ August, Once Upon a Time

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    Silliness, trouble, and mischief abound! We all saw how Lilo's quest to present Stitch as the next great Elvis impersonator turned out, especially for poor Nani, but the real question is...
    what will Stitch do next?

    An RP game, come join us for Halloween here!
    The wind is rising, and we must try to live.

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    Halloween! Halloween!

    In MORDOR:

    It's time to start the music! It's time to light the lights! It's time for....



    MUPPET IDOL!!!

    As we all know, the Muppet Show is the premiere variety show of all time, ever, anywhere! But there are so many Muppets, and they are all so talented- how on earth do they decide what acts should make it into the show?! Well... it's time to start the music! Light the lights! Put on makeup! Dress up right! It's time to get things started... on Muppet Idol!! Yaaaaaay!!

    Do you have what it takes to headline the next broadcast of the Muppet Show?? If you think so, it's time to show your stuff. Muppet Idol will consist of several events, during which you will have the chance to show why you should be the next sta
    r! All halloween characters from all regions are welcome!!

    >>HERE<<



    In the LONE LANDS:

    Something is amiss in Disneyland...


    You have come from all corners of the Disney-verse to gather for celebrations, but something has gone wrong! It seems that there is a thief abroad in the land, and something very valuable has been stolen. Any one of you might be the thief, and something (or someone) you love might the the thing that was stolen.

    So how do we set things right, and get the party back on track? You must find:


    The Thief’s Name
    The Item The Thief Stole
    Where The Thief Is Hiding

    Do you have what it takes to catch the thief? Find out HERE!

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    Want to learn about rp'ing? Or want to add to or sharpen your skills?

    Rp-training has just opened in Lindon and is open to anyone! No matter the kingdom or affiliation, you're most welcome to join us in the Cove and tell us your story!


    RP can be found: HERE
    OOC can be found: HERE

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    ABCD A Tolkien Game



    Create your own little fantasy Middle-earth related scenarios and test other's people reactions and mindset. The game is easy to play and can be joined at any time. If you're still not sure how it works, don't hesitate to PM me. I'll be more than happy to provide you with further assistance.
    The link to the game can be found here.
    Last edited by Gwind Eryn; 19/Nov/2013 at 12:42 PM.

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    Us vs. Them



    Us vs. Them is a very simple counting game played between two teams. Sign ups can be made here.
    Last edited by Gwind Eryn; 19/Nov/2013 at 01:46 PM.

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    click
    Love is a big word like ocean, mountain, sky...

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    Come to the Cottage to leave your Christmas wishes for friends and family. >>here<<

    The Force is with me always. Lord Darth Vader.

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    Wicked Games for your Wretched Wednesday


    in MORDOR:


    Greetings, Minions, mutts, and associated hangers-on!

    So, you thought Lava Snake Racing had gone? Hah! Just because no one else is brave enough to race against our intrepid serpents doesn't mean we have to give up all our fun. Instead, we'll race our snakes against each other, and find out once and for all (or at least for now) who the champion Lava Snake and trainer are in the Black Land.


    Is it you? Join us >>here<< to find out.





    in ANGMAR (the Lone Lands):



    As a prisoner in the dank, putrid underground dungeons of Carn Dűm, you really don't think you can take it anymore. You have been here for too long, and you have a lot of life that you would like to live above ground and free. Not the kind of prisoner to be beaten down, you decide to take a risk and plot your escape. Little do you know that the dungeon guards are corrupt enough that you may just get out of this place alive!

    A full escape from the dungeons means defeating the three corrupt guards that can be found at various outposts throughout the dungeon. So corrupt (and bored at their posts), in fact, that they can be bribed into letting you pass onto the next guard--and finally, to freedom!--by simple demonstrations of your strength, knowledge, or wit!

    >>Start your escape now.<<

    Moriel
    Once a minion, always a minion.


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    The monster in the lake



    My name is Delqua and I reside on the bottom of the Long Lake since the beginning of time. You've probably never heard of me because I dwelled secretly in the black, cold depths of the lake until recently strangers have ventured into my domain. They somehow got hold of a rumor that I may be hiding treasures on one of the many islands of the lake. Because I'm old and have a short sight, I sleep most of the time and only swim during the day. I may have missed to tell you that I am a giant sea snake with terrible jaws and a powerful bite. Or maybe I'm not. Dare steal my treasure and find out.

    link

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    Happy Holidays to everyone! As a treat, I present to you the latest RPG in the land of Eriador:



    Welcome to the Rogue Striker! Here, the Rangers of the North would be exploring the land of Harloeg and would be battling Trolls, bandits and of course, the Rogue Striker and his sons. All are welcome to join but first register your Ranger, Troll or bandit’s name here so that I could keep track on who’s who in the RPG that we are going to play. Thank you and I hope you guys have fun with this RP!

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    All in Middle Earth are Cordially invited to the Midwinter Ball at the Tavern of the Seven Stars

    It is an elegant establishment where Gondorians and friends come dressed in their finery to enjoy an elegant dinner and dancing.


    This evening it is even more beautiful than normal, for it has been reserved once more for Minas Tirith’s annual Midwinter Ball. Fresh-cut green garlands interspersed with crimson berries deck the walls and add a fresh scent of spice and growing things to the air. The Steward’s long silver banners adorned with the White Tree hang among them. Long tables line the walls, laden with holiday dishes of all sorts – succulent roasted meats and vegetables both stewed and fresh; fruit compotes and elegant pastries; fresh rolls and pickled goods, and a special platter of celebratory honey cakes. The end table is crowned with a large Wassail bowl and many fluted crystal glasses of the beverage. A formal bar at the far end of the hall is also available for patrons to obtain drinks of all sorts, from rich lagers and ales to heady meads and sparkling wines.



    The Central area for dancing has been expanded to accommodate the larger gathering, and a small orchestra plays in the balcony that overlooks the hall to provide ambiance and tunes for the couples who dance across the floor.

    So, come one come all to the midwinter ball! Wear your best cloak or finest gown, and lace up your dancing shoes for a whirl on the floor with your love or an acquaintance brand new. Partake of the feast of field and vine and celebrate the turning of winter toward spring again. The Yuletide and the New Year are here!
    Karis Ziranphel, Captain of Gondor Thűllir Bregedŷr of Ithilien
    Tirlyn Ithilphel of the Evendim hills

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    Love is a big word like ocean, mountain, sky...

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    The mark is blanketed in white as winter settles in, and once again the Freablod Manor is alight with festivities. Though late due to repairs to the great manor, the Mettarë Banquest has arrived!
    Come join the residents of Rohan in their festivities
    >>
    HERE<<


    First Marshal of the Mark
    Taste the Rainbow - Eat Crayons!

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    Yes, it's back again! DIE is
    Mordor's series of diced RPGs! DIE RPs are short and swift and will give everyone a chance to participate, regardless of RP skill level. Each round, a roll of the dice will determine whether you live, are injured, wander off, or DIE. This time on DIE: Orodruin is very angry today, and rumor has it that chucking hobbits into its belly will appease the volcano. What's less clear is whether hobbits or minions will make it off the mountain after having to content with hordes of angry lava snakes.

    DIE III: Orodruin Obfuscation

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