Mirkwood Elven Alliance
What is the Mirkwood Elven Alliance?
The Mirkwood Elven Alliance is a close-knit community who are dedicated to Tolkien's work, Legolas, and good fun. We are a very large guild with people from all over the world and a wide range of interests and passions. Mirkwood and their own message board, The Caves of Thranduil (EZBoards), are a great way to spend a lazy afternoon, or get involved in a literary discussion, or ask advice. Members who join often become long-term avid posters and good friends!
How do I become a member?
To become an official member, please select up to two of the activity groups to join and post your selections and request to join on the thread. It's that easy! If you choose not to join any of the groups, that's fine, just let us know. You can join or change your groups at any time.
What are the different groups, and what do they do?
We have 7 groups; you may join 2 of them, but are allowed to participate in all of them. They each have their own forum in the Caves of Thranduil, where we have discussions and activities about them. You are welcome to start up any new topics!
Please see the above post for a description of the groups, or follow this --link--
Are there any posting regulations that I should know about?
We adhere to the posted TOS of Tolkienonline.com in Mirkwood. On the EZboards we have adopted the TORC TOS as well, with a slightly more relaxed approach.
This includes Foul Language, Attacks, Board Disruption (eg. spam), Violence or threats, Alcohol, Tobacco and Illegal Substances abuse or promotion, Personal information about our members (ages, full name, place of residence). The full Terms of Service can be found --here--
If anyone violates, or repeatedly violates the TOS, they will be asked to leave Mirkwood, and TORC Mods will be notified. If the violation occurs on our message boards, you will be banned.
Everyone who hasn't already, is asked to read the whole Terms of Service before regularly posting anywhere on TORC, Mirkwood, or the Caves of Thranduil
We ask members to try to avoid one-liners (posts that say “Hi! How is everyone?!). As an alternative, head over the EZboards or the chatroom.
What are the Caves of Thranduil (EZboards), and how do I sign up?
The Caves of Thranduil (EZboards) are a place where members of the MEA can discuss a variety of topics. This includes group activities and discussions, etc.
It is where we go when the TORC Mirkwood thread has been overactive, chat, or to go more in depth on specific topics.
Is there a Website?
The MEA website is maintained by the council, and includes artwork, calendar, membership list, maps, and current events.
What is the Mirkwood Council?
Since the alliance is so large, one person can't possible run Mirkwood by their self all the time! So the Council was created, they are a group of five members that help run the MEA. A new council is voted in every three months. Details of voting are posted when the time comes for council nominations.
What is an RP?
RP (Role Playing) is a shared story-telling game
OOC is where we go to discuss the story line informally
Posting guildlines for the Prancing Pony Forum on TORC
It is asked that you read the posting regulations of TORC's RP forum before you start.
It is not a requirement to join the RP, however if you are thinking of starting, it is asked that you be active in it, and if you plan to leave, write yourself out of the story line.
The Gift of Melyanna: A Betrayal
If serious RPs are not your think, we have a Silly RP Forum
, where you can start or join a silly role play, where one-liners are welcome
I need help getting around Tolkienonline.com. Where do I go?
Welcome forum and Adoption Threads
Please visit the Adoption Forum
to be "adopted" by a more experienced TORCer who can answer your questions and show you the ropes.
Or you may want to visit the Welcome Forum
if you wish to introduce yourself.
If I have a question for the Council, how do I contact them?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
, and one of the Council members will get back to you as soon as possible.