The Bards' Guild - Let's Sing It One More Time

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Re: The Bards' Guild - Let's Sing It One More Time

Postby PatriotBlade » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:13 am

It's okay, Luthy. If you wanted to pop in there and wrap things up, you'd still be welcome.
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Re: The Bards' Guild - Let's Sing It One More Time

Postby elengil » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:08 pm

*tentatively peeks in*

Through many trials,
Through many years,
O'er many mountains,
And rivers of tears,

Under moonlight,
And under star,
My feet have wandered
Ever so far,

But as the world
Is laid out round
So too my path has
Turned homeward-bound;

And now, long last,
I peek to see
If still exists here
Room for me?
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Re: The Bards' Guild - Let's Sing It One More Time

Postby PatriotBlade » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:18 pm

Of course! Somebody get this bard a beer! :D
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Re: The Bards' Guild - Let's Sing It One More Time

Postby Guruthostirn » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:10 pm

*rummages around in a back corner, then carries out a large object covered in a white dust cloth. Setting it down, Guru pulls off the fabric to reveal a remarkable chair. The woodwork is covered in exquisite carvings, and the padded seat is heavily embroidered.*

We've kept a seat here for you. It's good to see you back here again!
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Re: The Bards' Guild - Let's Sing It One More Time

Postby Vanaladiel » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:17 pm

"She's Back She's Back!!!" Vana dances in to celebrate a voice that she has not heard in these halls for a very long time!!! Hugs elengil!!! :hug:
~*Sister of the Twilight*~
~*Daughter of the Moon*~

Inyë melmëlyë my love, for you are the melody to which I now dance!!

Bearer of "Elen~Uial"
The Moon Ring of the Twilight Star

Bard of the land of Eryn Lasgalen

Mithril Knight of Lore
Mithril Knight of Eryn Lasgalen

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We mourn the loss of Borin who passed away in March 2020 I believe
Calma she passed away on 07/05/19 ! RIP dear lady! :rose:
Primula Baggins passed away on 02/27/19
Cockrobin has passed away on 02/18/2019 Rest in the arms of Jesus my friend!
oldtoby we will always remember you and your wit and smile! Love you my friend! RIP 1/20/18

Always in our memories, vison :rose:, Alex :rose:, Rowanberry :rose: and Watcher :rose:! Our world is a little dimmer without your smiles!

A tribute to Cynthia 11/14/2005 :rose:

For my beloved mother who has joined my daddy with Jesus. :rose: 1/11/20 For my dad who now resides with the Lord! :rose: 05/11/16 I love you mom and daddy and will see you again someday in Glory!

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Re: The Bards' Guild - Let's Sing It One More Time

Postby elengil » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:32 pm

Gets PB a fresh mug of some fabulous wheat beer (from the local brewery), then gives Vana a warm hug as well and maybe even dances around the room with her a bit before flopping into that marvelous chair Guru has provided

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Re: The Bards' Guild - Let's Sing It One More Time

Postby Guruthostirn » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:27 am

Soooo...what's happening folks?

Winter seems to be passing us by at a nice pace, so I think the opportunity for a winter festival is going the direction of snow in a warm breeze. Maybe something for the spring?
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Re: The Bards' Guild - Let's Sing It One More Time

Postby Cock-Robin » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:42 pm

Let's go for a spring festival! How about it, Hue?
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Re: The Bards' Guild - Let's Sing It One More Time

Postby elengil » Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:28 pm

Festival sounds fabulous!
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Re: The Bards' Guild - Let's Sing It One More Time

Postby siddharth » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:58 pm

Hail ye Bards!!!
I come from afar.
A song I bring,
And my sweet harp.
I love poetry.
But for me it's hard
Still hear this bore,
And his ABC lore.


Aragorn the Ranger, tall and grim.
Bilbo Baggins had a lust for his Ring.
Caradhras the cruel, so silent, so still.
Denethor the wise, who lost his own will.
Eru Illuvatar, greatest of all.
Frodo Nine-fingered, a hobbit so small.
Gandalf the Grey, the Balrog's bane.
Hama at the Deep, died in vain.
In fair Ithillien, dwells Faramir still.
JRRT, oh I love him, always will.
Khuzdul the secret language of dwarves.
Legolas I think, makes a great bard.
Morgoth or Melkor, mother of evil.
Nimrodel flows, to the sea she will.
Oliphaunts are great,
but don't like PJ's take.
Palantirs would make,
fish-bowls great.
Queen Bertuthiel, solitary and loveless.
Widely known for cat-espionages.
Radagast the wizard, has the title "Brown".
Smeagol! preciousssss, always frowned!
Thorin Oakenshield, King under the mountain.
Undomiel Arwen, youth's eternal fountain.
Vana the ever-young, soulmate of orome.
Wormtongue Grima,had chosen the wrong way.
X for nothing, as I have no names.
Yavanna the Vala, creator of beings.
-Zaram, Kheled known as the Mirror-mere.
My boring tale now ends here.
An hour and a half I have spent on this.
I wish I am taken as an apprentice!


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Re: The Bards' Guild - Let's Sing It One More Time

Postby Vanaladiel » Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:37 pm

Sid if you go to the Prancing Pony in the rp forums you will find the Bards ABC thread for posting your submissions for becoming a bard. Let me see if I can find it and get you a link to it.. Then you can post it there as well for consideration. BTW.... I love it!!!!! :D :thumbsup:

Here is the LINK
~*Sister of the Twilight*~
~*Daughter of the Moon*~

Inyë melmëlyë my love, for you are the melody to which I now dance!!

Bearer of "Elen~Uial"
The Moon Ring of the Twilight Star

Bard of the land of Eryn Lasgalen

Mithril Knight of Lore
Mithril Knight of Eryn Lasgalen

Lifetime Award 2010

We mourn the loss of Borin who passed away in March 2020 I believe
Calma she passed away on 07/05/19 ! RIP dear lady! :rose:
Primula Baggins passed away on 02/27/19
Cockrobin has passed away on 02/18/2019 Rest in the arms of Jesus my friend!
oldtoby we will always remember you and your wit and smile! Love you my friend! RIP 1/20/18

Always in our memories, vison :rose:, Alex :rose:, Rowanberry :rose: and Watcher :rose:! Our world is a little dimmer without your smiles!

A tribute to Cynthia 11/14/2005 :rose:

For my beloved mother who has joined my daddy with Jesus. :rose: 1/11/20 For my dad who now resides with the Lord! :rose: 05/11/16 I love you mom and daddy and will see you again someday in Glory!

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Re: The Bards' Guild - Let's Sing It One More Time

Postby siddharth » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:06 pm

Thanks Vana, for the link. I have now posted there. As I see it, I think it will take time before I get selected. I will wait. :D

And very much thanks for your compliment about my poem. :hug:
I did see some of the previous entries submitted there, and I know I have a lot to improve. And that is why I am here. I can't write very well, but I do wish to write good poems.

So, if I get selected, what happens next? Any competitions or so?

Thanks a lot again Vana, my friend. <3
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Re: The Bards' Guild - Let's Sing It One More Time

Postby Vanaladiel » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:41 pm

Well you will most probably get selected to join with us and then you write and post here or help us put on festivals around the boards when we have selected a theme and write to fit the theme. When you post at a festival then you progress in your status as a bard.

Now the one rule we have is this "Buy a Bard a Beer!!" So when you see the Master Bard Erinhue then offer to "Buy a Bard a Beer!" He will appreciate it very much. Then anytime you post somewhere and being a Bard is mentioned then you do the same and "Buy a Bard a Beer!" :D Silly we know but great fun!!
~*Sister of the Twilight*~
~*Daughter of the Moon*~

Inyë melmëlyë my love, for you are the melody to which I now dance!!

Bearer of "Elen~Uial"
The Moon Ring of the Twilight Star

Bard of the land of Eryn Lasgalen

Mithril Knight of Lore
Mithril Knight of Eryn Lasgalen

Lifetime Award 2010

We mourn the loss of Borin who passed away in March 2020 I believe
Calma she passed away on 07/05/19 ! RIP dear lady! :rose:
Primula Baggins passed away on 02/27/19
Cockrobin has passed away on 02/18/2019 Rest in the arms of Jesus my friend!
oldtoby we will always remember you and your wit and smile! Love you my friend! RIP 1/20/18

Always in our memories, vison :rose:, Alex :rose:, Rowanberry :rose: and Watcher :rose:! Our world is a little dimmer without your smiles!

A tribute to Cynthia 11/14/2005 :rose:

For my beloved mother who has joined my daddy with Jesus. :rose: 1/11/20 For my dad who now resides with the Lord! :rose: 05/11/16 I love you mom and daddy and will see you again someday in Glory!

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Re: The Bards' Guild - Let's Sing It One More Time

Postby PatriotBlade » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:09 am

Yup! Classic! (buying a bard a beer)
It was a clever poem, so I'd say that as soon as Master Hue finds his way in here next, your membership will become official.
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Re: The Bards' Guild - Let's Sing It One More Time

Postby erinhue » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:30 am

Well it's officially official. We gots us a new apprentice.

Now as to a festival, so sorry I have been so neglectful but single parenting can be challenging and the boy and I do like to have them regular meals. Seems to be a bit of a lull on the work front, not that I do all that much anyway, so Im gonna give this some thought and see if we can't get something started. I won't take so long to get back here again, Bard's Promise :D
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Re: The Bards' Guild - Let's Sing It One More Time

Postby Vanaladiel » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:30 am

Sid that makes it OFFICIAL! You are a bard now!!! Or I should say apprentice bard!!! Welcome to the Bard's Guild hon!! :hug:

Now let's be friendly folks and "Buy this NEW Bard a Beer!!!" :drink:
~*Sister of the Twilight*~
~*Daughter of the Moon*~

Inyë melmëlyë my love, for you are the melody to which I now dance!!

Bearer of "Elen~Uial"
The Moon Ring of the Twilight Star

Bard of the land of Eryn Lasgalen

Mithril Knight of Lore
Mithril Knight of Eryn Lasgalen

Lifetime Award 2010

We mourn the loss of Borin who passed away in March 2020 I believe
Calma she passed away on 07/05/19 ! RIP dear lady! :rose:
Primula Baggins passed away on 02/27/19
Cockrobin has passed away on 02/18/2019 Rest in the arms of Jesus my friend!
oldtoby we will always remember you and your wit and smile! Love you my friend! RIP 1/20/18

Always in our memories, vison :rose:, Alex :rose:, Rowanberry :rose: and Watcher :rose:! Our world is a little dimmer without your smiles!

A tribute to Cynthia 11/14/2005 :rose:

For my beloved mother who has joined my daddy with Jesus. :rose: 1/11/20 For my dad who now resides with the Lord! :rose: 05/11/16 I love you mom and daddy and will see you again someday in Glory!

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Re: The Bards' Guild - Let's Sing It One More Time

Postby siddharth » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:39 am

A heartfelt thanks to you Master erin.
And it is a great honour and privilege
to be a part of the greatest guild herein
Where I can write good poems, under your tutelage.
I came here to better my strongs and improve my weaks.
And also to know how a great bard speaks.
So, my greetings and pledge to the Master bard.
That I am here, to believe it's hard.
Grateful to Vana, who showed me the way
when lost I was, and had gone astray.
Also I thank'ee
should I call Master PB?
For encouraging it is, what you say.
I am a bard at last!!! Oh happy day!!

Thanks a lot Master erin, PB and Vana. :hug:

Master erin, I hope the festival is not in March? I have an exam at that time.
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Re: The Bards' Guild - Let's Sing It One More Time

Postby erinhue » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:52 am

I was thinking the end of March/beginning of April. Not ta worry though, these things generally last a week or so anyway so you could have a chance to pop in and post. I am out of town the beginning of April so I need to check my own calendar.

Any suggestions for a topic, not saying that will be it, but I do like ta know what you all think.
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Re: The Bards' Guild - Let's Sing It One More Time

Postby siddharth » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:00 am

March end is okay for me. My tests end on 22nd. :D
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Re: The Bards' Guild - Let's Sing It One More Time

Postby PatriotBlade » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:49 am

If you feel you must put a word of rank before my name, Lady or Mistress is what I'm used to, :wink: but Heather or PB without the addendum is fine. :D

Master Hue! Tis good to see you! *hug*

Heather slipped behind the bar and started pouring tankards and pints for all the bards.
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Re: The Bards' Guild - Let's Sing It One More Time

Postby siddharth » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:48 pm

:P

Heather it is then. You can call me Sid, though Sidd too is acceptable. :D

Grabs a pint from Heather and waits for other bards to arrive.
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Re: The Bards' Guild - Let's Sing It One More Time

Postby Cock-Robin » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:20 pm

That's great, Hue! I'll be ready. And a round of beer for all! :drink:
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Re: The Bards' Guild - Let's Sing It One More Time

Postby rwhen » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:27 am

Congratulations sid on becoming our newest apprentice Bard. You will find it easy enough to get some ranks on your name as the festivals come around. Have a beer on my tab.

Master Hue!! *hands over a pint* Always grand ta see ya. Spring is the first thing that comes to mind. But I think we can do better than that for a "title".

*bows low and heads for the lower dorms*
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Re: The Bards' Guild - Let's Sing It One More Time

Postby Guruthostirn » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:05 am

Well, lets see...end of March, beginning of April...Anything significant on the calender around that time?
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Re: The Bards' Guild - Let's Sing It One More Time

Postby Cock-Robin » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:09 am

Oh, there's Easter at the end of March. April Fools Day the next day.
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Re: The Bards' Guild - Let's Sing It One More Time

Postby siddharth » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:03 am

*Takes a mug from rwhen and stops her before she could head for the lower dorms.*
Thanks Lady rwhen. :drink:


So, Master Hue, do the festivals have conditions for poems like ABC?

Oh, I think April fool's day would be a good one to start off the festival. :D
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Re: The Bards' Guild - Let's Sing It One More Time

Postby PatriotBlade » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:09 am

We should do another April Fools theme! Everyone's been talking about a "Roving Festival", and April Fools is the most fitting time to do that! You know, do the whole bit where everyone dresses up and acts the fool as they follow the "Green Man" (Hue) about and no one could deny us entry.

Sid, generally festivals are just a chance for us to share our poetry, usually in a "RP" (your bard character) setting and on a given theme. How you interpret the theme is usually up to you and there is usually no set style of poetry you have to use. The rest of your time at the festival is mingling and getting to know your fellow bards.
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Re: The Bards' Guild - Let's Sing It One More Time

Postby Lithtaur16 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:16 am

Welcome Sidd! :)

Takes up a pint and gives her writer a meaningful look through the glass.

Yes at gatherings you'll have an opportunity to move up in ranks. If you write at this one we're planning you'll be a Journeyman if I remember correctly. The original thread has a full listing of ranks and that.

http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=90014

A Roving Festival sounds like fun! :)
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Re: The Bards' Guild - Let's Sing It One More Time

Postby Guruthostirn » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:48 am

April Fool's...that brings back the memories...

It's a good idea, but it gets awkward after a bit. April 1st is a single day, and if the thread keeps going very long, as they generally do, it becomes a bit weird...
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Re: The Bards' Guild - Let's Sing It One More Time

Postby PatriotBlade » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:25 am

Okay... What if (we get permission from the MODS first) we start a thread in each forum for the festival. Each of us can then choose which forum we wish to post our submission in (you can do more than one), and we'll write it as part of our "parade of fools", then we have an actual Festival thread for our rp-ing and mingling in case it runs long. But all submissions must be posted within the 24 hrs of April 1st (your local time).
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