Hail and Well met!!!<BR><BR>The "Eldars" we are.<BR><BR>From the very beginning, when I first started this thread, <BR>I envisioned it as a place in which my peers and I would <BR>feel comfortable in going to extremes in our topics. <BR>From most serious to very lighthearted . <BR><BR>Much like life is. <BR><BR>I enjoy both extremes. <BR><BR>Role Playing is welcome here when the urge hits you.<BR><BR>SO...<BR><BR>WELCOME TO "THE ELDARS"<BR><BR>I hope you visit often and post often.<BR><BR>This is our thread (not mine), so if anyone has a topic they wish to <BR>have discussion on or any question they wish to pose, just post a message.<BR><BR>WHAT WE HAVE HERE.... <BR><BR>A guided tour courtesy of esteemed Eldar Vanaladiel <BR><BR>The guild manor has been growing over the last couple of years and has come to offer many of the amenities that we love to enjoy. If you at anytime see something we need to add, feel free to write it in with great description and we will incorporate that into our wonderful manor here.<BR><BR>As you come in the front door you will notice the wonderful spiraling staircase that leads to the upper floor where we each have our own rooms. There you can decorate your room as you wish and can find refuge anytime you need it. The elaborate decorations are of course made by elves and dwarves with the finest craftsmanship in Middle Earth and cost is no object here.<BR><BR>The main foyer has several rooms off of it. The one to your right is the library, the largest one in all of Middle Earth and TORC! We have vast shelves with works from Tolkien, Lewis and many many more. I am sure you can find anything your heart wishes to read in there. Just cuddle up with your book on one of the over stuffed chairs by the fire and enjoy.<BR><BR>The room to the left is the kitchen where we have an area for all of us to gather or you can go out the door to the deck and an outdoor sitting area for picnics and morning teas.<BR><BR>If you come off the foyer to the main double doors it leads you into the main living room which as you see has a divided set up. In one area you may find you wish to sit back and just watch out the window and see birds singing or snow falling. In another area you can sit and listen to music on our wonderful and updated stereo equipment. We just got the sound system in not long ago. It was sent by our guild master FrodoTook from one of his trips. A great bargain I hear say.<BR><BR>Over there you can see the bar. Well stocked with anything you would like from sodas to something with a bit of a kick. Just ask and our 24 hr staff will get it for you.<BR><BR>Follow me now and I will show you the garden and pool area. As we go out the french doors to the pool deck you can see we have loungers for those of you who wish to rest and relax by the pool. You can sit on the lawn as it is always trimmed to perfection. <BR><BR>Now the hammock you may find is occupied most of the time. Scribbles loves to sleep there so we kind of leave it alone for her but if you wish to string one up for yourself feel free.<BR><BR>We have an Olympic size swimming pool and a massive hot tub. Both are kept ready for use at all hours. We have the music piped out here and can be turned down or up depending on your mood.<BR><BR>We love parties so we have them several times a year. Though the next one wont be till after the holidays I assume as so many of us will be absent for a bit and then the rush into Christmas. But again make yourself at home.<BR><BR>Now down the steps of the deck you see the garden area that we all helped with. Many of us have donated plants and time into getting the garden in and keeping it weeded. So if you have a favorite plant to add please do so. I personally added the Stellar Pink dogwood trees. I just love how large the flowers are and how long they stay on the trees. So cheerful.<BR><BR>Come now we have so much more to see. Here as we leave the garden and go out of the yard you will see a walking path that goes around the entire grounds. We will be going to our right first to the 18 hole golf course that was put in for our members who find it relaxing. That is it over the little rise there on your left. The basketball and tennis courts are here on our right as we continue on down the trail. <BR><BR>Now once we are passed the courts you see some stables coming up. These are our own personal stables for housing the many beautiful horses and ponies we have here. Our handlers keep the animals in fine shape and are willing on a moments notice to get your mount ready for you to enjoy a days stroll on any number of riding trails we have. <BR><BR>As we come around the manor to the front we see that we have areas that are set up for lawn games such as crochet or badminton, as well as many others.<BR><BR>The path will continue around the manor to the apiary that was added last year as well. Oh and the solarium is a wonderful place to enjoy your breakfast if you feel up to it and wish to enjoy it. We have had some interesting things go on here at the manor house but we also enjoy having picnics down by the lake. We had a very interesting party there some time ago........ well we wont get into that. Its been a while since there was a food fight but watch it for it could happen again. I cant be responsible for everything that goes on here.<BR><BR>The main thing is to come have a great time and get to know the people that frequent our lovely manor. Not all are eldars. We do allow younger folk to come and join us as long as they are well mannered and behave. Now if DaveyJoe comes by he will bring pizza along with him. He always is eating pizza. Now we also have a pool elf that comes around...... um..... he is spoken for. He is my significant other. So if you have any friends who would like to come visit they are welcome to come along.<BR><BR>I hope you have enjoyed your tour and will make our home your home as well.<BR><BR>So put some warm slippers on those tired feet and <BR>kick back and relax with the rest of us Eldars <BR>or don your "costumes" and enjoy some fun roleplaying<BR>or get into your bathing suits and enjoy the <BR>HOT TUB and the HEATED POOL<BR>as you sip on your PINA COLADA.<BR><BR>Whatever you chose to do, I hope you have fun. <BR>I think you will find it most comfortable here.<BR><BR>Current topics<BR><BR><BR><BR>Please, take the time to introduce <BR>yourself and let us get to know you. <BR>Where are you from? <BR>Do you have any children, grandchildren? <BR>How and when did you first get interested in Tolkien?<BR>What are your hobbies, outside of Middle-earth? <BR>Anything you wish to say is fine.<BR>Anything you wish to ask is fine.<BR><BR>Me? My name is Travis White. I am 49 and live in central North Carolina. <BR>I was a "Military Brat" and traveled quite a bit in my youth. <BR>I graduated from East Carolina University in 1975 and have<BR>a BSBA Degree ( Bachelor of Science in Business Administration )<BR>I am married for the second time and have 5 children and 2 grandchildren. <BR>I worked in retail management ( Grocery Store ) for 22 years. <BR>I got out of the Grocery business in 1999 then went <BR>into landscaping and construction, then delivered mail for the <BR>US postal service, then delivered furniture up and down the east <BR>coast and now I am driving a big rig ( Tractor Trailer ) <BR>longhauling throughout the US. <BR>.....I first read LotR in 1975, bought the Silmarillion upon <BR>its release in 1976 and have read LotR annually ever since. <BR>I now have the complete collection of Tolkiens works, <BR>including HOME. Other than my Middle-earth related hobbies, <BR>I love reading, bowling, dancing, camping, billiards, and <BR>spending as much time as I can with my two grandchildren. <BR>They are a real joy to me.<BR><BR>I am glad to meet all of you.<BR>Travis White<BR>(FrodoTook) aka FT<BR><BR><BR>Humourous things children do or say<BR>(Members stories about their children, grandchildren,<BR>nephews, nieces or just any child they know)<BR><BR><BR>Anything that comes to mind is ok.<BR><BR>-------------------------------------------------<BR>Members who have visited this thread. <BR><BR>Member Name -- Age<BR>Rosamund ---- 60 <BR>despoina------ 57<BR>amzolt---------56<BR>LadyStefania - 56<BR>roaccarcsson - 56 <BR>PureOne ------ 55<BR>Arvenstar ----11/01/50<BR>Terry D ------ 52<BR>bobbombadil -- 51<BR>Jnyusa -------06/09/51<BR>Dimamarthiel - 50 <BR>Skippy_of_Gondor – 50<BR>ateelah--------49<BR>FrodoTook ---- 49 still with the mind of a child and loving it<BR>Calaquendii --- 01/16/55<BR>Lalaithien---- 48 <BR>The Namless Thing 48 <BR>Pilgim_Grey –- 48<BR>Flameofanor -- 48<BR>prmiller ----- 48<BR>Almacundo ---- 47<BR>Beleg -------- 47<BR>Hunter ------- 46<BR>Mithril ------ 46 <BR>erinhue ------ 45 <BR>Silvan ------- 45 <BR>wisteria ----- 45<BR>Snowdog ------ 45<BR>Menelmacar --- 44<BR>Katarina ----- 01/01/59 <BR>juliebeth ---- 43 <BR>hunyber55 ---- 43<BR>PstTBG ------- 43<BR>Biloralynlilolath -- 43<BR>Liendle--------43<BR>Rowanberry ---- 11/12/58<BR>The Watcher -- 42 <BR>Parador~J ---- 42 (aka kalwanya haari = 'Beautiful Queen' in Quenya.) <BR>rwhen -------- 42 <BR>Star-of-Hope - 42 <BR>Celandine ---- 42<BR>Shaal -------- 10/03/60<BR>BillBo ------- 40+ <BR>QueenBeruthielsCats 40 something<BR>AudiblyBlonde 40 <BR>crispycreme -- 40 <BR>Elmtree ------ 40 <BR>Finrod_the_Faithful 40 <BR>holbytla ----- 40 <BR>justme ------- 40 <BR>Lembas ------- 40 <BR>pippintooke -- 40 <BR>niniel* ------ 40<BR>Teltasarewen - 06/13/62<BR>Drogo2---------40 <BR>Trasmerg38 --- 12/01/61<BR>RangerABN ---- 40<BR>Eriawen ------ 40ish<BR>crystal_seed - Turning the big 40 this year.<BR>Rholarowyn --- 39<BR>Eilona ------- 39<BR>drieske ------- 38<BR>Bardhwyn of Dale 38<BR>MariaHobbit - 07/24/63<BR>Mirabella Black -- 37<BR>Witchwench - 37<BR>Speaker-To-Animals 37 officially, 25 in his head.<BR>Lichen-Silverweb - 37<BR>Finarphir -------- 37<BR>Deorwine --------- 37<BR>Athelashobbitdaughter -- 36<BR>Luthien ---------- 36 <BR>having gone past the threshold of the "halflife" as <BR>Dante Alighieri used to call the 35th year of life in <BR>the first verse of his masterpiece "La divina Commedia": <BR><BR>Idril --------- 35+ (closer to 40 than to 35)<BR>EntwifeLost --- 35<BR>GB ------------ 35<BR>Limubai ------- 34, looks like 24, feels like 14<BR>EowynDernhelm - 34<BR>fatcatdave ---- 36<BR>orodreth111---- 34<BR>Nimrandir ----- 34<BR>Noldorin ------ 33<BR>maldrigel ----- 33<BR>Laerthalion --- 32<BR>IsildursHeir -- 32 going on 8! <BR>the mouth of sauron -- 33 aka Aussie Davey and mos <BR>Gwen ---------- 32 (working on it)<BR>NabooHuntress - 32<BR>nienor-niniel-- 33 <BR>SmaugsBane ---- 32<BR>Juwel --------- 31<BR>RavenTinuviel - 31<BR>Samos --------- 31<BR>Celedegreenelf 30+ ( 93 or 49 ) <BR>droolie ------- 30<BR>Magpie Jen ---- 30<BR>Zaphod -------- 30<BR>SilverScribe (aka Scribbles) - over 30<BR>Kaya ---------- 30<BR>Prophet-of-Oberon..turning 30 soon<BR>tarsa_viverin..turning 30 <BR>Dazzling_Moonlight -- 30 soon<BR>Vanaladiel ---- 03/25/56 "I am still 16 in my heart"<BR>fionazona<BR>Luthien2-la-vendetta <BR>Midgardsomen 03/15/55<BR>Teri<BR>Emerlute<BR>Elbren<BR>Old_Begonia<BR>grotecakes 30+ but not quite 50<BR>Suzanne_Knight 30+<BR><BR>##################<BR><BR>Leoba- 23<BR>puppylove - 18<BR>FrodosKAT ----- 16<BR>(youngsters are welcome to visit as long as they are <BR>respectful and show good manners, which FrodosKAT did)<BR>DaveyJoe<BR>Karen<BR>Elenath<BR>Fishy071 ----- 12/05/76 <BR>Littlerabbit<BR>Chameleon<BR>Gimli_axe_wielder<BR>Guruthostirn<BR>Ainafuin<BR><BR>------------------------- <BR><BR>Have fun<BR>FT<BR><BR>ps: You don't have to post your age to join this thread.<BR>Post it only if you feel inclined.<BR><BR>Just jump in and post.<BR><BR>Here is the link to the <a href='http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?start=2120&catid=37&threadid=27624' target=_blank>1st Eldar's guild thread</a><BR>Here is the link to the <a href='http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?catid=37&threadid=61868' target=_blank>New Eldar's Guild or Act II</a><BR><BR>If I have not got your name on the list of members please let Vana know and we will get them added!