~The Old Grey Mares' Reading Room *Updating...*~

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~The Old Grey Mares' Reading Room *Updating...*~

Postby Prancing Pony Librarians » Thu Nov 16, 2006 8:55 pm

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Nestled among the toes of Bree Hill, along one of the cobbled streets winding up the hillside sits a small, two story house surrounded by a white picket fence. Window boxes filled to overflowing with brightly colored flowers hang below the windows on the ground floors and the walls, freshly whitewashed, gleam in stark contrast to them and the lush green ivy climbing the trellis bordering the door on both sides. It is a cozy looking house, one of many that line the streets of Bree, but there is one difference-- next to the door hangs a sign, lettered in bold, flowing script- The Old Grey Mares’ Reading Room.

The atmosphere reflected on the outside is continued on the inside. The main floor is one large room paneled in light golden oak that lends a warm, welcoming glow to visitors during the daylight hours. Small, matching fireplaces were at opposite ends of the room, their cheery fires adding light and warmth during the nighttime hours or grey, dreary days

On the walls of the room are row upon row of book filled shelves interspersed with landscape paintings and tapestries depicting the varying landscapes found throughout Middle Earth. Comfortable chairs are strategically placed so that no matter what time of day or night there was sure to be light from either windows, firelight or oil lamps placed on a nearby tables.

A door tucked away in the corner behind by a row of shelves, slowly swung open and a slightly disheveled person walked into the room. It was a middle aged woman, wearing a pair of light weight woolen trousers and a cream colored cotton shirt. The shirt tail was pulled out in the front, the woman using it to wipe off the something held in the crook of her arm.

“Aerin! Where are you?” Dark eyes, set in a plain, dirt streaked face sparkled with excitement as she looked around the room.

“Up here,” A voice answered from the opposite side of the room. Standing on a ladder propped against the wall, Aerin was dusting the top level of a row of shelves that nearly reached the ceiling. She turned, a look of surprise coming to her face as she looked across the room at Hunter. “What have you been doing?”

“I’ve been digging around in the cellar!” Hunter laughed.

The expression ‘digging in the cellar’ was a phrase often used by an old friend of hers whenever he’d gone in search of something prized that hadn’t been seen or used in a long time. Though long vanished from these lands, her old friend was not far from her thoughts these days. It was from talking with him about stories she had heard of that she first started to search out the tales being spun by storytellers and why the first glimmer of a place to collect them had come into being. She felt they needed to be preserved and readily accessible to everyone, kept in one place, not scattered around the country side where only a few, such as she, knew where to find them.

“Come see what I found.” In the crook of one arm she held a stack of books. They were old, some of them a bit worn around the edges but still in good condition. She ran her hand fondly across the topmost book as Aerin climbed down the ladder.

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Postby Prancing Pony Librarians » Thu Nov 16, 2006 9:04 pm

Hello and Welcome to ‘The Old Grey Mares’ Reading Room.’

This thread was started by two ‘Olbies’ (thus the name of the place), as a place to gather together the links to stories from the Pony. The idea was started after a very brief bit of posting (in The One Ring Forum), on the subject of setting aside an archive for the completed story threads in the Pony. Two of us (Hunter and Aerin) decided this was a worthwhile endeavor and, after exchanging a few e-mails, we came up with this format.

‘The Old Grey Mares’ Reading Room’ is a place where links will be posted to stories written in the Pony Forum that have been successfully completed. Over the years, I have enjoyed reading various threads written in the Pony (some, but not all) and it crossed my mind that maybe, just maybe, others here at Torc might also enjoy doing the same. The trouble is there are many, many threads that have been started. Where does a person start, how does one choose?

To make it easier to find threads written in the Pony, this library was created.

The list that follows is an on going project that will be added to as time allows for searching out stories and threads. There is no criterion being followed as far as which threads are chosen. Some of the stories are complete, but many were never finished (for various reasons). I didn’t want to leave out threads just because the story ended abruptly; it just didn’t seem fair. There are too many hidden gems.

If you don’t see a favorite thread here, please be patient, it will more than likely show up sooner or later. :)

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Postby Prancing Pony Librarians » Thu Nov 16, 2006 9:09 pm

……………………… Thread Title ………………………………………………………………………… Thread Originator

~U~

The Ulukai ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Veanne
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=51890

OOC: The Ulukai ………………………………………………………………………………………………………Veanne
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=51401

An Unholy Alliance………………………………………………………………………………………………….foodaddict
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=84472

OOC: An Unholy Alliance………………………………………………………………………………………..foodaddict
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=84140

The Un-nameable Quest …………………………………………………………………………………Nilson_The_White
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=33567

The Un-nameable Quest - A Word Aside…………………………………………………………Nilson_The_White
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=33459


~V~

The Valley of Shantau ………………………………………………………………………………………………Tanith
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=52752

OOC - The Valley of Shantau …………………………………………………………………………………..Tanith
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=52750

Vanished ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….Lord_Tarquin
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=71624

OOC: Vanished ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..Lord_Tarquin
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=71616

The Vision ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….robsdeli
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=74933

The Vision: OOC ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..robsdeli
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=74934

The Voyage of the Sea Wyrme …………………………………………………………………………….Eleanorae
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=2495
No OOC

Voyage to Valinor …………………………………………………………………………………………………….Ithilien
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=17053

Voyage to Valinor - A Word Aside …………………………………………………………………………..Ithilien
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=19695


~W~

Walking Realms Unseen ……………………………………………………………………………………………lalatiel
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=50518
No OOC

The Waning of Men……………………………………………………………………………………………………Sandor
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=97026

OOC: The Waning of Men ………………………………………………………………………………………..Sandor
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=97006

War and Peace are One, the RP …………………………………………………………………………Penny_to_pay
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=89048

OOC: War and Peace are One ……………………………………………………………………………Penny_to_pay
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=89011

The war (a war RP) …………………………………………………………………………………………...Quimrill_Renctar
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=66649

The War (a war RP) (ooc) ………………………………………………………………………………….Quimrill_Renctar
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=66648

The War (a war Rp)(The good guys camp) ………………………………………………………Quimrill_Renctar
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=67708

The War of Cabbages and Potatoes ………………………………………………………………………Periannath
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=67975

OOC - The War of Cabbages and Potatoes …………………………………………………………..Periannath
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=67974

The War of The Powers …………………………………………………………………………………………….Liadan
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=49370

A Word Aside: The War of Powers …………………………………………………………………………..Liadan
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=49488

The War of the Ring - The greatest RP that never was ……………………………………..Jon Goatleaf
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=60
No OOC

War of the Ring - The Aftermath ……………………………………………………………………………..Naiore
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=51435

OOC-"War of the Ring - The Aftermath …………………………………………………………………..Naiore
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=51238

The War of The Rings -- Let the battles begin ……………………………………………………wind_walker
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=71412

OOC: The War of the Rings ……………………………………………………………………………Ancalagon_the_Black
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=64797

OOC: The War Of The Rings! ………………………………………………………………………………wind_walker
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=71809

Watch out here I come! ……………………………………………………………………………………..Phyrexian_uk
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=50809
No OOC

We Stand Alone ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Letora
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=81787

We stand alone O0c ………………………………………………………………………………………………….Heroic
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=80188

"West of the Moon, East of the Sun"……………………………………………………………………….Terry D
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=6711

What am I doing here? …………………………………………………………………………………………gladrieltook
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=27083

What happened after the happy orc to Pushnik? ………………………………………..Pushnikbloodyhanded
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=57374
No OOC

What Remains …………………………………………………………………………………………….Elfin_Jedi77@yahoo.com
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=60991

OOC: What Remains ………………………………………………………………………………….Elfin_Jedi77@yahoo.com
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=61048

What she wouldn't give to be someone else …………………………………………………………….Ráca
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=48464
No OOC

When Shadows Fall …………………………………………………………………………………………….Wicked_Wytch
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=85404

OOC: When Shadows Fall ……………………………………………………………………………………..Riencuran
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=85393

Where Am I? ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..*Hryveriel*
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=70340

OOC: Where am I?................................................................................... *Hryveriel*
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=70305

Where the Sky Meets the Sea ………………………………………………………………………………ElfMaiden13
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=72099

OOC: Where the Sky Meets the Sea …………………………………………………………………….ElfMaiden13
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=72091

The White Hand ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….Rainfield
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=59876

OOC: The White Hand …………………………………………………………………………………………….Rainfield
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=59875

Who will join this quest? …………………………………………………………………………………………..Ellora
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=52061

OOC: who will join this quest? ………………………………………………………………………………….Ellora
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=52166

The Wizards' Duel …………………………………………………………………………………………………….ArWeN^
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=14714
No OOC

Wynter’s Rose ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..Amethyst Jade
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=98329

OOC: Wynter’s Rose ………………………………………………………………………………………….Amethyst Jade
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=98299


~X~


~Y~

"Yes, revenge does mean killing... are you willing to help?"…………………………………….Opal
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=56914

OOC: …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Opal
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=57234

Yesterday's Arrows, the Quest for Revelation ……………………………………………………….Bardhwyn
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=90327

OOC: Yesterday's Arrows *and* Arrow's Flight ……………………………………………………Bardhwyn
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=90326


~Z~

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Postby Prancing Pony Librarians » Thu Nov 16, 2006 9:09 pm

Special Interest


~Bard Festivals and Events (roughly chronological)~

Thread Title ………………………………………………………………………… Thread Originator

So Ya Wanna Be A Bard ……………………………………………………………………………………………erinhue

So Ya Wanna Be A Bard #2.………………………………………………………………………………erinhue

Apprentice Bard Auditions - Post Your ABC’s Here ………………………………………………….erinhue
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=17605

The Springlering Festival and Picnic ………………………………………………………………………..erinhue
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=18220

Bardic Induction Ceremony ………………………………………………………………………………………erinhue
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=20101

The Bard’s Guild ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..erinhue
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=24195

Midsummer's Eve - A Bard's Guild Festival - All Are Invited……………………………………erinhue
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=49831

A Long Awaited Party- A Bard's Guild Festival …………………………………………………………erinhue
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=55218

The Splintered Chamberpot – Bard’s Festival All invited …………………………………………erinhue
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=64621

Open Invitation to the Bard's Guild MidSummer Fair……………………………………………Kings-Herald
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=68176

2nd Annual TORC MidSummer Guild Fair ………………………………………………………………erinhue
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=68860

Bard’s Guild Induction Ceremony …………………………………………………………………………...erinhue
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=69720

Autumn Harvest Ball, - A Bard’s Guild Festival - all invited ……………………………………erinhue
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=72728

The Bard’s Guild Happy New Year’s Ball …………………………………………………………………erinhue
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=76103

Calenrond Reborn - A Bard’s Festival, all welcome …………………………………………………erinhue
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=78237

Announcing a Homecoming Housewarming Festival ……………………………………………….erinhue
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=80746

Bard's Festival!! The Spring Fling. (Love/Encouragement) …………………………………BardsCouncil
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=86770

Festival of Hope - The Bards’ Festival ………………………………………………………………………Aerin
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=88786

Splintered ChamberPot- Bard’s Halloween Masked Ball ……………………………………..BardsCouncil
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=90429

Festival of the Green- A Bard’s Festival ……………………………………………………………….Hidden_Ring
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=96176

A Bards’ Guild Ides of March - A Bard’s Festival ……………………………………………………erinhue
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=98260


~Inns, Taverns and Coffeehouses~

Adventures of the Skarlet Inn …………………………………………………………………………..Hyramendaciel
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=39723

The Annúminas Inn ……………………………………………………………………………………………..Arthedainian
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=19797

The Arda Coffeehouse ………………………………………………………………………………………………Mirai
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=19081

At The Forsaken Inn …………………………………………………………………………………………….ForsakenInn
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=41867

The Blue Dragon Inn ……………………………………………………………………………………………….Gilvala
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=49844

OOC: Blue Dragon Inn …………………………………………………………………………………………….Gilvala
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=55703

Brawl at the Lalaith Inn ………………………………………………………………………………………..Dînfaroth
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=41349

(Originally in the Prancing Pony)
The Brick ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Shadowfax
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=3532

The Dragon’s Scale Inn …………………………………………………………………………………………….Friend
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=56459

A Word Aside -The Dragon’s Scale Inn …………………………………………………………………….Friend
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=56460

Elora’s Tavern …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….elora
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=46884

The Fireside Inn and Tavern ……………………………………………………………………………………..rwhen
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=32421

The Forsaken Inn ……………………………………………………………………………………………………Arthedain
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=1845

OOC for the crescent RP At The Forsaken Inn ……………………………………………………..Oliphaunt
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=51931

The Free Bird Inn & the trek to Elentari's grave ……………………………………………………..Crow
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=14083

The Golden Trout ……………………………………………………………………………………………………Dewmoss
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=1972

The Green Dragon Inn ……………………………………………………………………………………………..Nevez
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=96575

The Hairy Hobbit Inn ………………………………………………………………………………………………..gildore
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=43230

The Happy Orc reopens …………………………………………………………………………………Pushnikbloodyhanded
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=63569

Inn of Tales ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Freahelm
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=18122

Inn of Tales II ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….Freahelm
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=67131

The Inn Of The West-A Fine Establishment in Minas Tirith ……………………………………….Eriu
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=51322

OOC: The Inn Of The West-A Fine Establishment In Minas Tirith …………………………….Eriu
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=51323

The Inn Of The Forest Keep ……………………………………………………………………………………….Eriu
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=45755

The Lonely Road Inn …………………………………………………………………………………………..elerrina_narloth
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=98061

The Mushroom Cap …………………………………………………………………………………………………….Vlheid
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=2243

Prancing Pony ………………………………………………………………………………………………………Legolasgirl88
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=61810

The Prancing Pony Inn ………………………………………………………………………………………………Tharkûn
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=482

The Red Dragon inn ……………………………………………………………………………………………RiderOF_Rohan
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=35223

Red Torch Inn …………………………………………………………………………………………………….RiderOF_Rohan
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=36248

Roken Pub ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Boromir209
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=39812

Shadowjack opens a bar ……………………………………………………………………………………….Shadowjack
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=17

The Shroud of Varda Inn ~ Fornost in the Fourth Age *Burned Down* …………………………Arassuil
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=98906

Snowdog's Inn …………………………………………………………………………………………………………Snowdog
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=403

The Splintered Chamber Pot ……………………………………………………………………………………erinhue
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=16441

Recipient of the Golden Tankard Award 2002
The Wandering Inn 2.0 ………………………………………………………………………………………….ElfNazgul
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=50583

OOC: The Wandering Inn 2.0 ………………………………………………………………………………..ElfNazgul
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=50581


*********~WCA Ceremonies and Parties (roughly chronological)~*********

Thread Title ................................................................Thread Originator


Formal Ball in Imladris - All welcome! - Post-Awards Party
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=50163

The 2003 WCAs - Showcase your posts and threads here
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=70543

The Peasants Revolt -- The WCA’s unofficial Beach Party
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=71383

The Official 2004 White Council Awards Ballot
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=83905

The 2004 WCA Red Carpet
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=84502

The 2004 White Council Awards Show
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=84558

The 2004 WCA Post Awards Gala
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=84552




***********~Weddings and Related Events (roughly chronological)~*********

Thread Title.....................................................................Thread Originator

Tempest and Naz's Wedding Preparations
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=16099

Tempest's Bachelorette Party
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=16451

An Unholy Union
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=16687

The Wedding of Lord_Asriel and Lady Findis
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=22768

Turelie Lurea's Bachelorette/Hen Party
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=57686

Hobbituk's "Stag"gering Bachlor Party
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=57736

The Wedding of Turelie Lurea and Hobbituk
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=58138

OOC for The Wedding of Turelie Lurea and Hobbituk
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=56073

OOC for Orion and Elena's Wedding
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=78891

Elena's Bachelorette Party
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=82954

The Wedding of Orion HR and Elena Tinuviel
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=83425



**~Messages of Encouragement, Quiet Musings and Random Thoughts~**

Thread Title ................................................................Thread Originator



***********~Parties, Celebrations, Farewells, etc.~************

Thread Title ................................................................Thread Originator




***************~Resources, Help and Q&A Threads~*********

Thread Title .....................................................................Thread Originator


Character Archives.........................................................Leslie-ElfWarrior
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=34533

The Character Archives!!!* A word aside!!!....................Leslie-ElfWarrior
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=40710


************~This and That (Miscellaneous Threads)~************

Thread Title ................................................................Thread Originator


The first Prancing Pony post
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=16

TORC's Christmas Tree - Everyone come hang an ornament
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=59019


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Postby Mithnen » Sun Nov 19, 2006 12:45 pm

This is such a great idea! I found out that after four years at TORC there are still stories I haven't even heard of before! & I'm proud that two of the RPs I used to participate in - as well as one that I am involved in right now - are included in the list ... gnarly :thumbsup:

Mithnen grabs a book off of one of the multiple over-stuffed shelves and claims her spot near one of the two fireplaces. ;)

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Postby Prancing Pony Librarians » Sun Nov 19, 2006 11:53 pm

~

Standing near a bookcase with stack of books balanced precariously in one arm, Hunter glances over her shoulder when she hears the door open. Someone has come. It is Mithnen, a name she recognizes from a few of the many books she’s found recently.

“Welcome! I hope you enjoy the book you’ve selected. Let me know if there is something you’d like to read and I’ll see if I can find it.”

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Postby Novice » Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:54 am

The woman entered meekly, loosening the kerchief from her head as she looked with wonder at the walls of shelves, thickly laden with volumes old and new. She stepped slowly forward, wondering where the keepers of the library were, and cleared her throat for attention.

Immediately, a head peered round from behind a stack of books piled precariously at the further end of an aisle. The woman smiled at her, lifting her eyebrows in query.

Novice had not much hope it would be found, but having come all this way she asked her question:

I seek an old manuscript, named by its authors The Wandering Inn. Last I heard, it was yet unfinished, abandoned. It began most humbly and when first I saw it I was without much hope that anything would come of it, yet it grew and strengthened and finally held my attention for many moons. I would read it once again if I could find it, though perhaps it will be deemed too shocking for this day and age. Have you heard of it, ma'am?
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Postby Prancing Pony Librarians » Tue Nov 28, 2006 3:22 pm

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Hunter’s eyes lit up and a smile broke out on her face when she recognize Novice. “The Wandering Inn! A very good choice! I read parts of it long ago and kept a special eye out for it. This won an award… But then you already know that…” Her voice trailed off as she knelt and began looking through a stack of books on the floor. She paused a few times, stopping to push back the pair of spectacles that kept sliding down her nose, muttering to herself, “I know its here somewhere…”

“Ah, here it is!” She said after a few moments. Standing up, Hunter gently dusted off the cover and began thumbing through the pages, looking for something. “I was reminded of this when inquiries about Inns began to surface. It is an example of the creativity that can come from within the confines of an Inn… Here is the passage I was looking for.” Holding the book open, she walked over to Novice.

Novice bent her head as Hunter held open the book and read aloud as her finger traced the words written in faded ink.

“The Prancing Pony is very happy to announce that the Board of Inns and Taverns has recognized THE WANDERING INN 2.0 as an establishment worthy of the prestigious GOLDEN TANKARD AWARD! For excellent writing, grand plot development, and upholding the Guidelines of The Prancing Pony Inn Forum, we present the GOLDEN TANKARD AWARD to THE WANDERING INN 2.0 and dub it The Inn with the BEST BREW BETWEEN THE RIVERS!”

“It is my hope that when Inns re-open there will be more such as this one,” Hunter said softly as she closed the book and handed it to Novice.
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Postby heliona » Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:29 pm

An Elf poked her head around the library door.

Her eyes lit up when she saw the huge amount of books that lined the shelves.

"I realise and appreciate the huge effort that you have undertaken to find and archive all of these wonderful threads," Heliona said, running her fingers over a shelf. "There's a website called Webarchive where you can put in a URL and it will take you back in time. I can't access it from work here, so I can't tell if it has archived The White Council, but with any luck, it might have done and you might be able to find some of those threads that disappeared in the changeover." Heliona smiled. "Of course, you could very well already know about it and have already tried it, but it never hurts!"

Heliona found a thread she decided she liked, and settled down for a read.


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The WebArchive URL is: http://www.archive.org/web/web.php
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Postby Arassuil » Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:31 pm

OOC:Aerin and Hunter! It says in the opening post you put in the work cataloguing this thread, and you both should be commended! This is an excellentt index!

Arassuil comes in to the library looking for some scrolls to read so he can understand a particular period in the history of Arnor. A well-used parchment is found in the recent check-outs and is the one he needed. He takes it to an old oak table and pulls a candle close and starts to read....
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Postby Prancing Pony Librarians » Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:39 am

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At the sound of voices Hunter puts down on a table already piled pile with books and other rolls of parchment another stack of book. She looks around and smiles at the entrance of an old friend and a new acquaintance.

"Heliona dear, yes I've used that source before, it’s where I've found the titles of some stories that sadly, can no longer be found here. I do plan on using it again once all the stories scattered around in the cellar have been found and brought up."

"And Arassuil," she nodded in the direction of the man seated at an old oak table. "Thank you. It has been alot of work, one I don't mind doing, for I enjoy reading. I'm glad you've found this place useful."


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Postby Arassuil » Sun Sep 28, 2008 6:41 pm

Having combed the parchment, and some few others referenced, Arassuil had made copious notes about what he read on a clean parchment. His quill was worn and had a tendency to blotch, but he could make out what he read himself.

Hunter had come by to accept the thanks for keeping the library, and he said to her,

"Yes, quite useful, and glad all the more for this place, for it's nice to have a quiet place to read and study the historical lore. I must be going now though, for I am late for a meet, but I will be back!"

With a bow, he gathered his parchments and secured them away, and with a parting nod to Hunter, he left.
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Postby Arassuil » Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:21 pm

Not sure if this is being actively updated, but I thought I would post the link to the Shrouds of Varda Inn to be included in the index records.
http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?t=98906
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Re: ~The Old Grey Mares' Reading Room *Updating...*~

Postby Arassuil » Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:27 pm

* a couple years on *

I guess this library reading room will never be rebuilt... :cry2:
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Re: ~The Old Grey Mares' Reading Room *Updating...*~

Postby White Shadow » Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:15 pm

White Shadow trotted into the Library, doing her best to be quiet.

"Arassuil, I've updated the list with your request. You'll find it in the Inn section. I believe that the Prancing Pony Librarian has not been around for some time, she is busy with other matters, but when I have spare time, I might be able to add to the shelves. This is such an excellent idea and resource that it would be a shame to leave it so incomplete. Thanks for posting again and therefore bringing it to my attention. Happy reading!" With that, the grey horse wandered off down the hallway, heading to the stacks where the most ancient scrolls and manuscripts were kept safe.
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Re: ~The Old Grey Mares' Reading Room *Updating...*~

Postby Arassuil » Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:35 pm

White Shadow wrote:White Shadow trotted into the Library, doing her best to be quiet.

"Arassuil, I've updated the list with your request. You'll find it in the Inn section. I believe that the Prancing Pony Librarian has not been around for some time, she is busy with other matters, but when I have spare time, I might be able to add to the shelves. This is such an excellent idea and resource that it would be a shame to leave it so incomplete. Thanks for posting again and therefore bringing it to my attention. Happy reading!" With that, the grey horse wandered off down the hallway, heading to the stacks where the most ancient scrolls and manuscripts were kept safe.


Thanks for that.

Before the "upgrade" in 2012 sometime, there were about a half-dozen posts by the Prancing Pony Librarian indexing the threads from A to Z. Only the post from 'U' to 'Z', and the specials were transferred. A lot of hard work by the Prancing Pony Librarian went up in smoke it seems. Someone said they were going to look into it as part of the 'bugs' from the "upgrade", but it didn't happen. I was a nice resource to have.
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Re: ~The Old Grey Mares' Reading Room *Updating...*~

Postby White Shadow » Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:53 pm

That's such a shame. I've managed to retrieve A-D and bit of E from the Wayback Machine, however for some reason, it stops halfway through a post. :? I've emailed the Prancing Pony Librarian in the hope that they have an offline copy of the list, so we shall see.
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