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Postby Istariquendi » Sat Feb 16, 2002 3:56 pm

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This shall test your skills of creativity that should stretch them to their absolute bounds. All within this Guild are welcome to this test. Hold nothing back. The guidlines are as follows:<BR><BR>I ask to all Guildmembers to write a story. It can be any story, one set in the real world, Middle-earth, or otherwise as you see fit. Yet I wish to place one thing that must be included into the storyline. An item. This item can be anything you wish it to be. It can be real or imagined, magical or no, sentimental, a symbol, ANYTHING. This shall be up to you. Its description, attributes and abilities, if any, shall be conjured by those wonderful minds of yours. Your story must include this item and a well thought out character who has either found already and keeps it, or will find it in the course of the story. I ask that you tell in detail how this item was found, how your character uses it, and what are the consequences of its use after it has been called upon. I ask that you be descriptive in EVERYTHING! The land I wish to see so clearly that it could be in my neighborhood. The item should be clear as well. What I want is detail, detail, and more so going into an infinite cycle. This item must be the core of the story, the reason it is written. All else is up to you!<BR><BR>I hope that you all know the TOS and fully expect you to follow it with your entries. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Now, good luck and have fun with this task I have set to you! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> <BR>____________________________________________________________________________________________________<BR><BR><b>The Formation of the Powers</b><BR><BR>I have recently posted an RP in the Prancing Pony called, "The Formation of the Powers". Come here if you wish to join:<BR><BR><a target=new href="http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?catid=25&threadid=42506">Formation of the Powers</a><BR>______________________________________________________________________<BR><BR><b>The Realms</b><BR><BR>We recently had a contest where people wrote wonderful Realms to dwell in. You can visit these Realms by clicking on the respective links below. If you wish to post your own Realm, I'll be happy to read it and award points accordingly!<BR><BR>1.) TinuvielUndomiel- Conjourer of the Airs: <b>Gaear o Luin Alagos:</b> <i>Haven of the WindStorm.</i> <a target=new href="http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?start=140&catid=37&threadid=36215">Page 6 / Page 8</a> <BR><BR>2.) Elora- Huntress of Evil: <b>Kalrienmar:</b> <i>Haven of the Mistress of Light.</i> <a target=new href="http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?start=100&catid=37&threadid=36215">Page 6</a><BR><BR>3.) Elfatawen- Watcher of the Uirelokë: <b>Tol Uirelokë:</b> <i>Island of Dragons.</i><a target=new href="http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?start=100&catid=37&threadid=36215">Page 6</a><BR><BR>4.) NenyaofDiadron- Conjourer of the Stars: <b>Tolwa i Kala:</b> <i>Hill of the Stars.</i> <a target=new href="http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?start=120&catid=37&threadid=36215">Page 7 /</a><a target=new href="http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?start=180&catid=37&threadid=36215">Page 10</a><BR><BR>5.) Friend- Keeper of Friendship: <b>I Ollo Coa o Nilmë:</b> <i>The Cliff-House of Friendship.</i> <a target=new href="http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?start=140&catid=37&threadid=36215">Page 8</a><BR><BR>6.) Arwen902- Keeper of the Flame of Anor: <i>The Forest of Elements.</i> <a target=new href="http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?start=180&catid=37&threadid=36215">Page 10</a><BR><BR>7.) gladrieltook- Keeper of the Wildflowers: <b>Arda-Estel:</b> <i>Realm of Hope.</i><BR>______________________________________________________________________<BR><BR><b>The Guild</b><BR><BR>The Valar now rest peacefully in Valinor beyond the Circles of the World. Their influence here in Middle-earth is diminished and it is up to us, the new "Powers" to take control. I, Istariquendi am One with Eru, and possess the powers of all the Valar to some extent. With this I hope to be able to appoint the Neo-Valar to govern the natural forces of Middle-earth. The titles will be:<BR><BR><i><b>The Powers:</b></i><BR><BR>Istariquendi- The One with Eru<BR><BR>Lord/Lady of Skies<BR>Lord/Lady of Waters<BR>Lord/Lady of the Forge<BR>Lord/Lady of Growth<BR>Lord/Lady of the Stars<BR>Lord/Lady of Death<BR>Lord/Lady of Sleep<BR>Lord/Lady of the Hunt<BR>Lord/Lady of Fire<BR>Lord/Lady of the Animals<BR>Lord/Lady of the Storm<BR>Lord/Lady of Healing<BR>Lord/Lady of Knowledge<BR>Lord/Lady of Language<BR>Lord/Lady of Tranquility<BR><BR>These shall be the Valar of Middle-earth, the Powers that govern the world. In addition to these will be lesser titles, the Maiar if you will. Suggestions for titles are encouraged so if you have an idea, speak it!<BR><BR>If you wish to join, post here your name (TORC alias), and the Sphere of Influence you wish to have, such as the ones above or suggested ones if you wish! You will begin as a sort of Representative of your respective influence, such as Fire, etc. I shall name stages of progression as your powers grow with your influence on nature.<BR><BR> <b>Members:</b><BR><BR><b><i>Magicians:</i></b><BR><BR>TinuvielUndominel- Conjourer of the Airs <b>Points:</b> <i>500</i><BR><BR><b><i>Apprentices:</i></b><BR><BR><BR><i>Conjourers:</i><BR><BR>NenyaofDiadron- Conjourer of the Stars <b>Points:</b> <i>100</b><BR>Lord_Asriel- Conjourer of the Waves <b>Points:</b><BR>Turelie_Lurea- Conjouror of the Storm <b>Points:</b><BR>DaveyJoe- Conjourer of the Flame <b>Points:</b><BR><BR> <i>Hunters:</i><BR><BR>Elora- Huntress of Evil <b>Points:</b> <i>400</i> <BR><BR><i>Councelors:</i><BR><BR>Darkmagus- Councelor of Knowledge <b>Points:</b><BR><BR><i>Speakers:</i><BR><BR>SONOFBEORN- Speaker to Animals <b>Points:</b><BR><BR><i>Keepers:</i><BR><BR>Friend- Keeper of Friendship. <b>Points:</b> <i>200</i><BR>Aurandir- Keeper of the Dead. <b>Points:</b><BR>Arwen902- Keeper of the Flame of Anor. <b>Points:</b> <i>100</i><BR>gladrieltook- Keeper of Wildflowers. <b>Points:</b> <i>100</i><BR>Gandalf- Keeper of the Silmarils.<BR><BR><i>Watchers</i><BR><BR>Keeper-of-Vilya- Watcher of the Eldar. <b>Points:</b><BR>elfetawen- Watcher of the Uirelokë. <b>Points:</b> <i>100</i><BR>Celebculin- Watcher of the Stars. <b>Points:</b> <BR><BR><i>Wielders</i><BR><BR>arcados- Wielder of the Eternal Flame. <b>Points:</b><BR><BR> <i><b>Promotions:</b></i><BR><BR>Ok, there will be a series of titles that are earned before one can become a Power of Arda. In order to be promoted, one must earn a certain amount of points and then be expected to overcome a test set by me, Istariquendi. Exceptions shall be during the course of contests and such. The titles are the following:<BR><BR><b>Apprentice</b> <i>0-500 points</i><BR><b>Magician</b> <i>501-1200 points</i><BR><b>Sorcerer/Sorceress</b> <i>1201-2500 points</i><BR><b>Herald</b> <i>2501-4500 points</i><BR><b>Master/Mistress</b> <i>4501-7000 points</i><BR><b>Maia</b> <i>7001-10000 points</i><BR><b>Demi-God/Goddess</b> <i>10001-15000 points</i><BR><b>Power of Arda</b> <i>15000 points</i><BR><BR>Points will be given as people use their influences throughout their experiences to become Powers!
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Postby Lord_Asriel » Sat Feb 16, 2002 3:59 pm

Hello my friend. I see you have taken on the task of your own. Now one question can I be appointed- The Lord of the Elements? Please?
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Postby NenyaofDiadron » Sat Feb 16, 2002 4:09 pm

Hullo, Istari! Wonderful idea! I would love to join, but I can't make up my mind...It's a toss up between water and stars...I think in the end, my love for Varda will sway my decision.<BR><BR>This humble elf wishes to become Lord of the Stars. He's always had a passion for the stars, stronger than that for even the sea.<BR>
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Postby Istariquendi » Sat Feb 16, 2002 4:10 pm

Well LA, what elements do you mean? Do you mean the Four elements, Earth, Wind, Fire, Water? Explain further. I could make Lord/Lady of Fire a Maia title... <BR><BR>Nenya- wonderful choice, yet you have to earn you status as Lord! Once you have learned your powers enough you will be able to claim that title! Yet I can give you this title, Conjourer of the Stars, if you would like.
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Postby Lord_Asriel » Sat Feb 16, 2002 4:32 pm

No like the actual elements.
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Postby Istariquendi » Sat Feb 16, 2002 4:41 pm

the actual elements? Of what? Forgive me LA but I am still confused!
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Postby NenyaofDiadron » Sat Feb 16, 2002 5:04 pm

Ahh...see now I understand...<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Conjourer of the Stars sounds pretty good to me! Tell me, how do I work my way up to Lord? I don't fully understand things here, it would help greatly if you explained a bit. And how do we show our powers of influence of the element? I'm guessing that you mean we practice, and our powers develop until we are worthy of Lord. I am willing to work for that, once I reach it, I will arrange a special constellation of the Pheonix.<BR>
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Postby Istariquendi » Sat Feb 16, 2002 5:12 pm

to tell you the truth I'm not so sure yet! I have ideas though. Like, you could do things pertaining to your element and after a few points you can be sort of promoted! And then there will be a contest, after we gather a greater following, to vote for the Lord/Lady of an element. If you have any suggestions, please tell me!
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Postby Istariquendi » Sat Feb 16, 2002 6:16 pm

We need more people! Arda just doesn't govern itself ya know!
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Postby elora » Sat Feb 16, 2002 6:32 pm

Indeed it does not, Istariquendi, in many ways.<BR><BR><i>A tall woman, neither mortal nor elven nor Maia stood in the doorway. Long copper hair curled it's way to her hips and eyes that swirled of all colours at once marked her otherwise to the Children of Illuvator. Yet she had been present at the Music of the Ainur, for it shone in her gaze, and she had travelled to Arda as Guardian long ago. She smiled at Lord Asriel, his face familiar to her over long acquaintance and turned her attention to Istari, at whose tidings she had come.<BR><BR>She stepped through the door and walked the fluid walk on one long versed in the hunt. For the long ages she had been the sleepless foe of Melkor and all that followed him. For long ages she had hunted his evil, proscribed from harming a Child of Illuvator only. And so, Melkor's evil lived on for the Guardian could not lift a blade against elf, dwarf, man or hobbit regardless of what evil was wrought by their hands. Clad in the flexible leathers of a dance-skin, the garb of a Weapons Dancer, she moved to bow before Istariquendi.</i><BR><BR>Hail and well met Istariquendi. If to Eru you hold your purpose then together we are allies, for Eru is my master in all things.<BR><BR>If a Lady of the Hunt you seek, then I ask that such title be granted me. However, if you deem otherwise I shall defer to your judgement. But Morgoth's creatures I shall hunt still through the circles of Arda.<BR><BR><i>She drew one curved long sword that crossed her back and offered it hilt first, falling silent at await Istari's counsel.</i>
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Postby Istariquendi » Sat Feb 16, 2002 6:42 pm

Dear Elora, I welcome you to my guild. Yet as I have told people before the Title of Lord and Lady must be earned. Someday I would gladly see you as the Lady of the Hunt, yet I cannot appoint that title to someone unless they have proven themselves. Thus I name Elora Hunter of Evil. Your status will be promoted through trials of your influence as a Hunter.
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Postby elora » Sat Feb 16, 2002 8:20 pm

So shall it be Istariquendi.<BR><BR>And now, to the hunt!<BR><BR><i>Her smile was fierce as she straightened from her bow and resheathed her sword. She turned, checking daggers, quiver, bow as she trotted from the hall. The gleam of hunt was in her eyes and her face was as it ever had been since she first entered the vast and silent forests of Beleriand in pursuit of demon, dragon, goblin, warg or orc. Familiar with the barren wastes that surrounded such places, she travelled light yet prepared for their desolation and dangers. It had been too long since last she hunted freely, and her song would echo joyfully over the ashen plains as she loosed her hunt once more.</i>
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Postby Darkmagus » Sat Feb 16, 2002 8:37 pm

<i>The magus of the Night speaks to Istariquendi, seemingly having appeared at his side.</i><BR><BR>"My friend, you do much to advance the purposes of my lord Creator in this Midgard. Behold the Valar have not left the World without council from the West entirely! Speaking as their embassy, I offer you my council in aid to your efforts. Ever have I toiled for such a purpose among the Children, and I offer my aid now as well."
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Postby Lord_Asriel » Sat Feb 16, 2002 8:45 pm

Like the four elements... nevermind.. I'll just take Lord of the Waters.
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Postby Istariquendi » Sat Feb 16, 2002 8:56 pm

Aren't the 4 elements, earth, air, fire, water?<BR> <BR>Darkmagus, welcome. What influence do you wish to become of? Though i already have my guesses I must know!
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Postby Darkmagus » Sat Feb 16, 2002 8:59 pm

yes.
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Postby Istariquendi » Sat Feb 16, 2002 9:00 pm

I believe there is a confusion between me and LA!<BR>
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Postby Darkmagus » Sat Feb 16, 2002 9:05 pm

Maybe he also means to include Moon, Sun, Stars, etc.., like in the rings of the Elements guild. <BR><BR>"I can offer only my advice, and my skills, in stead of the Lords of the west. My place is to influence all the free peoples to further the will of illuvatar."
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Postby Lord_Asriel » Sat Feb 16, 2002 9:34 pm

YES! That is exactly what I mean! I want to be what I was before I left! I want to be the Lord of the Elements (Water, Fire, Earth, Air, Life, Death, Chaos, Order, Stars, Moon, Sun, Darkness and Light). That title was mine and I would like to have it again.<BR><BR>I wuld liek to be the conjourer of th elements...
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Postby SONOFBEORN » Sat Feb 16, 2002 9:43 pm

Hello to all. I am Ozzworth, son of Beorn and I wish to represent the animals. Not only can I speak to them, but I can also take their form.
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Postby NenyaofDiadron » Sat Feb 16, 2002 11:01 pm

A little...ambitious...Asriel. You have shown this same interest in many other places. My suggestion is to think about why you cast down your title the first time, before trying to take it again. You ask much of many people, and claim things in places of no validity.<BR><BR>Technically, light, sun, moon, and star, are all of the element of fire.<BR>
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Postby Darkmagus » Sat Feb 16, 2002 11:17 pm

Listen well to Nenya, Asriel. The Elements make up Creation, and truly are <i>lorded</i> over by none but Eru. They may be used, for good or ill, but true power comes only from Iluvatar.
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Postby NenyaofDiadron » Sat Feb 16, 2002 11:26 pm

Yes, all of the four basic elements, Fire, Earth, Air, and Water, are but subsidiary to the one great element, Spirit.<BR>
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Postby Darkmagus » Sat Feb 16, 2002 11:42 pm

<i>The Magus smiles amusedly.</i><BR><BR>Which spirit is that though?
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Postby elora » Sun Feb 17, 2002 1:27 am

Not mine, that is sure, for I am certain I left my spirit at that last roadside inn! The beer was wondrous good and I had run out of gold. <BR><BR><i>Elora had a grin from ear to ear.</i><BR><BR>Hail Dark Magus. <BR><BR>'Tis a long road from the marches of Angband to this fair place. Have you any refreshment on hand? I managed to snare more wholesome game upon my return to celebrate the founding of this guild.<BR><BR>If, of course, that meets with Istari's pleasure?
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Postby Turelie_Lurea » Sun Feb 17, 2002 1:45 am

I AM the Lady of the Skies...I suppose that I still need to capture the actual title from you though....<BR><BR>Master Weatherspell<BR>RaumoVaiwa
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Postby Turelie_Lurea » Sun Feb 17, 2002 2:38 am

Istari,<BR>Please don't forget to come back to RaumoVaiwa--I wish to teach you and the others about Weather Control.<BR><BR><BR>Bearer of the Raumo Topaz
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Postby Istariquendi » Sun Feb 17, 2002 8:45 am

I'm sorry I haven't replied in a while! Well, hmmm... Darkmagus, I think I can name you Councelor of Knowledge! That good for you? I think I can add a new title to the Powers: Lord/Lady of Knowledge.<BR><BR>Asriel- although I would dearly like to see you have your old strength again, It is not within my power to grant you influence over all those elements! <BR><BR>Tamurile- Oh it's good to see you, of course I'll visit your guild again... let's see, what title can I give you? Um, how about... Conjourer of the Storm! It seems to befit you as you are so connected with weather! <BR><BR>Hello SONOFBEORN- Welcome! I shall give you the title Speaker to Animals. <BR><BR>If you don't like any of the titles I give you, please speak up! You can choose one, and if it is within my power I will grant it!<BR><BR>Elora welcome back! I trust you had a good hunt *hands Elora a pint of ale* Drink! I guess a celebration could be in order! The guild is quickly increasing!
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Postby Friend » Sun Feb 17, 2002 8:57 am

<i>Friend walked in, looking slightly confused. She walked over. </i>"Hail, friends! It is good to see you. I would like to join your guild, but am not sure of a title that suits me. If I can join, what title would you think?" <i>Friend was uncertain of a suitable title for herself, and was curious as to what the others thought.</i><BR><BR>~Friend<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Istariquendi » Sun Feb 17, 2002 9:01 am

Oh hello Friend! Good to see you! Let's see... I think I can give you one! Though I will wait for the others to respond! Welcome, *Tosses her a drink* and drink well!
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