OCC: The Seekers * II - Flight from Mithlond

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OCC: The Seekers * II - Flight from Mithlond

Postby Alandriel » Fri Feb 13, 2004 4:32 am

Hail and well met :)

Now that preparations have reached a certain point (and today is Friday the 13th, an auspicious day ) we can soon begin to write the story – I’ll open the RP thread in a couple of days! I hope you are as much looking forward to it as I am.

This OCC is primarily meant as a ‘forum’ for discussion in regard to the RP story; and also where updated information can be found (within the first two posts). I beg you not to use this thread for ‘spam’ but keep it focussed on topic as much as possible. … for the ‘other’ stuff please use IM, email or the Bird & Baby forum or any of the other places we all tend to ‘meet’.

Important note: due to the nature of this story, the number of “main/core” writers must remain relatively limited. I hope that we can maintain a ‘regular’ cast of up to 10 writers (some of those writers might opt to write multiple characters as the story necessitates).

The writers list so far:

Alandriel
Aliana
Aglanor
Areanor
Arunakhôr
Braganil (no longer active)
Dindraug
Jaeniver
Kaya
Kalin-el-Dineen
Tibodom Took
PrettyGaladriel
Tanith

The characters stats & short bio's can be found in the second post on this thread. Map links etc. will also be there. And – for easy reference, I’ve created our own webpages :D

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Okay, down to business Guidelines

1: Everyone is welcome. However, as stated above, the number of "main" characters/writers must remain relatively limited... we can probably maintain (comfortably) a cast of up to 10 writers. (See **IMPORTANT NOTE** above and point 3 below). As the story progresses, there possibly will be opportunities for various characters to ‘come and go’ and should you be interested in a ‘guest appearance’ then please contact me via email

2: If you are interested in joining at some point, please make certain that you read the first and second post in this OCC, and the whole story (as it exists) up to that point. Then please ASK TO JOIN, by posting your interest - here in this thread - it is checked regularly – and/or by contacting me via email alandriel_e-torc@yahoo.co.uk.
You might be asked to post a brief character bio and physical description stats in this thread. Bio's (as relevant to this story) and short physical stats are requested simply for the purpose of helping everyone (posters and readers alike) keep the various participants/characters straight, and to introduce new members to the cast.

3: This Role Play is set in Middle Earth, so we will be trying to keep all action, characters and plot developments within Tolkien’s ‘principles’. This means we stay in character and try to keep things as plausible and realistic as possible in relation to Middle Earth. Our trip will eventually take us way up North, into areas that are not fully mapped by Tolkien. However, I will be bringing in material and background that is based on MERP (Middle Earth role play) thanks to a dear friend who has provided me with this fabulous material. All this material is based entirely on the works of Tolkien and fits like a glove. However, this does not mean we will be running and RPG – this is still a Pony RP and all Pony rules apply (see below). All we will do is incorporate that information into our story to make it a fantastic adventure with depth. Depending on the bio of each character, part of that information will be released earlier to some than to others. This is so that the writers of those characters can better equip themselves. Eventually, as the story progresses, this information will become available to all. Why I’m being ‘stingy’ with handing it out I think is clear: if everybody already knows everything then that leaves little room for surprises and plain good old fun
However, this should not give you the impression that all has been planned out. Far from it! I’m relying on each writers input and imagination, but based on what makes sense and what is in the spirit of the story. If in doubt, contact me or any other writer via email or through this OCC.

4: NO NETSPEAK, please. In the spirit of Tolkien, this site and this site's creators, please take the time to write out your posts in full English. Punctuation, spelling and grammar mistakes happen to everyone, so do your best but don’t sweat it too much – there is always the edit button. If you have access to a dictionary or spell checker fine, otherwise, just do the best you can. We also have quite a number of non-native English speakers aboard. If you’re amongst that group do not be discouraged. Help is often only an email away (I certainly am ) Take time composing your posts, re-read them before posting. I would like to see high quality writing that will do the Professor proud.

5: If you are NEW to Role Play, PLEASE READ the following threads. You'll understand once you do. Then, if you think you’re ready to play, have some good ideas/suggestions as how to fit your character in, come on down and ask to join the fun.

Guidelines to the Prancing Pony forum

Role Play 101 & Role Play 102

other good sources are: RP resources A-Z; TORC Roleplay FAQ


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And at this point I must express my heart-felt thanks to Scribbles who has allowed me to ‘borrow’ some – well, a lot actually - of the above wording from her Redemption OCC / And also to Areanor, who came up with the name!
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Oh! And before I forget it: there is one minimum requirement for joining this RP: a minimum score of 200 at this place. Just kidding of course – but some extra training will come in handy!



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The RP starts at the beginning year 10, 4th age - before King Elessar rides North (that will take place around year13/14)
Many high lords and ladies of Middle Earth have answered a summons to travel to Tor-Ontó, a mysterious place in the North (Timeline-wise that takes part end FA 9 and first days of FA 10). Alandriel, travelling through Bree on her way back to the Old Forest (her ‘base’) witnesses first hand the exodus and begins to wonder. Concern truly sets in once she learns just who is amongst those leaving Middle Earth: too many important names of all races. When she arrives at the Grey Havens just as the first ships are leaving she begins to makes enquires and sends out letters asking for help, for she fears the workings of a great evil.
Hoping that soon her messages will be answered she watches the return of the ships. Seeing the level of merriment bordering on rapturous bliss on the faces of the returnees and the fact that none of the people she talks to is able to give a detailed report of their travel or experience, she has no doubt left that something is terribly amiss. Determined to find out she sends letters asking for aid for. She also talks to the dock master at the Grey Havens that she is interested in commissioning a vessel for she intends to find the mysterious Tor-Ontó and see what ‘evidence’ there is to be found.
Late afternoon, sometime during early Narvinyë (January), she is on her way back to the House of seven Stars, the ‘guest-house’ at which she has taken up residence and which was stated in her messages as a contact point. (For more details, please see opening post, coming soon).

Still round a corner there may wait
A new road or a secret gate;
And though I oft have passed them by,
A day will come at last when I
Shall take the hidden paths that run
West of the Moon, East of the Sun.

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Postby Alandriel » Fri Feb 13, 2004 4:36 am

**** MAP LINKS & CHARACTER INFO ****

(this will be updated and expanded as we go along – and you can always check also our pages )


Grey Havens
Map of Grey Havens & environs ; Overall map with isles; Chapter links



~~~ Character listings ~~~

To make cooperation easier amongst the writers, those that have a ‘longer’ history than others, I will list it as far as I know. If you need more information about any one character, I suggest you email the writer for a more detailed bio.


Alandriel: Ranger of Númenorean descent, born TA 2944 (in this RP approx. 88, nicely within the first quarter/third of a Númenorean’s long life-span ), 160cm (5’4”), flaming red hair, blue/grey-green eyes, usually attired in travel garb & cloak; Númenorean short sword (Eket), bows and arrows etc. For more info see her Bio page – oh yes! And I write also for some badies – but I won’t be the only one
>>> link to bio page


Aliana: Aliana: a petite Rohirric woman, about 20 or so. Long, dark brown hair which she typically wears braided to keep it off her round face. Dark grey-blue eyes. Not so much beautiful as just thoughtful and intense-looking. / Ceorth: a tall Rider of around 18. He has light-brown hair but his eyes are the same shade as his sister's. Has an earnest, innocent look and air about him (how could he not? ).
>>> link to bio page - no longer activ


Areanor: 19, born at Minas Tirith, raised at Prince Faramir's court in Ithilien. Her mum is descendant of the Southern Dúnedain, her father is unknown - well, to her at least. She's a message rider for the king since three years and has only recently become a member of the "kingfishers", a group of men and women very loyal to the king, who are going to undertake special ops . She's rather tall (1,75 m / 5ft. 9 inches), dark shoulder long blonde hair with lighter streaks. Green eyes in an oval face. Usually wears a brown leather trouser, soft black riding boots, a white blouse and a vest with the white tree on it. A riding cloak might hide the emblem and the brooch shaped like a kingfisher. A sword, a short bow and a dagger hidden in a sheath on her left wrist should suffice.
>>> link to bio page


Aglanor: Mirkwood elf of over 5000 years, 178cm (5.8ft), auburn hair down to shoulders (one braid in the back and one to the side), light green eyes. He acts as military advisor to King Thranduil. He usually wears comfortable, lightly embroidered silks in tints of red, brown and gold. He has a fur cloak made from a deer’s skin. When he’s travelling or on a military campaign, he wears, more sturdy clothing in tints of green, grey and brown, with the usual elven cloak to provide concealment. To his side hangs his longsword Aigurth, or Icing-Death. He also has a bow, made from Ash.
>>> link to bio page


Arunakhôr: Corsair, male, from Umbar, 183 cm (6ft), appears to be in his thirties; dark, almost black eyes and hair, rat-tails reaching to mid back; tanned; tattoo on right arm saying ‘Devil of the Deep Blue Sea’, has other markings as well as scars yet those are well hidden under clothing. Clothing varies according to journey. Mostly he wears dark, worn leather combined with washed linen and cotton. Soft dark leather boots to mid-calf complete his attire. Many ‘unusual’ details can be found on is attire unfamiliar to people of Middle-Earth since he’s seen many a foreign land. Wears some rare and unusual jewellery yet not fancy: a necklace with a shark-tooth pendant, rings, a bracelet and an earring. Weapons: one curved single-edged sword and daggers. Might carry other weapons hidden on his person. As a sailor he has sailed most of the seas of Arda, always eager to explore unknown lands. He has sailed on many corsair ships as part of the crew, plundering, smuggling and generally leading a lawless life. Currently he is commanding his own vessel, venturing alone.
<<< link to bio page - temporarily absent


Braganil: Braganil "Lytbema", Rohirrim, born TA 2998 TA (33 years in this RP); About 6'2" (c186cm), blond wavy hair to shoulder worn in typical Rohirrim fashion: open, with a few braids adorning his temples. Eyes blue-grey; Clothes: Usually wears dark brown boots, brown leather pants bound together by leather strings along the sides, beige shirt with neck strings, leather vambraces with a jumping horse burned into the leather, and a dark-green wool cloak. In battle he also wears a mail shirt under a patted leather vest for protection. Relocated to Minas Tirith in 3008 with his family but moved back to the Westfold in c3010. He succeeded and was granted the full privileges of those riding under the King's banner, gradually proving himself to be a capable and cunning warrior
>>> link to bio page --> no longer activ


Dindraug: Avari elf male, 7000+ years (born prior to death of the two trees), 5’8”(c165cm) / Hair: Long, strawberry blond, almost ginger in the summer. Eyes: They change colour, no really. The pupil is surrounded by a ring of gold, and gold flecks striate the iris, but the rest of the iris is a blend of blue grey, hazel, green and brown so that they change colour in the light, or reflect the eyes of anybody looking deeply into them. Occupation: Wanderer, storyteller, mercenary scout Weapons: A 2' long single-edged knife, forged in Doriath, Short bow of Mallorn wood, a Númenorean Eket, two short single-edged knives in his boots. Din, due to his age, has a rather long background
>>> link to bio page


Jaeniver: Nandor elf, female, born S.A 1510 in the Vale of the Anduin. 172cm/5’6”; Dark brown hair, bound back on travels. Dark blue eyes. She looks slim and fragile. Clothes: She usually wears plain dresses or travellers gear (depends on the journey to determine the luxury of those clothes). Skills: she’s negotiator and on occasion ambassador. Weapons: well practised in the long bow and sword (but due to personal reasons she’s reluctant to pick up a sword).
In 1603 S.A, the settlement of lord Thorandil (Jae’s father) was overrun by evil creatures sent by Sauron. Those who repelled were killed; the others (also Jae) were taken to Mordor and enslaved by Sauron. S.A 3441 –Sauron’s defeated by the Last Alliance. The remaining Nandor flee from Middle Earth to the West. When Sauron finally got defeated in 3441 S.A those who had not caved in surrendering to Sauron’s will fled to the undying lands for they feared the Free People of Middle Earth wanted revenge.There Jaeniver and her family settled down and a new life began. Jaeniver, who nearly lost her sanity over the memories, ordered that no one would speak her name out loud. She was then given the name Ëlindi. Slowly the pain eased yet scars remained. T.A 1030- Jaeniver’s return to Middle Earth, crossing Arnor (Fornost) on her way to Rivendell. T.A 1050- granted residency in Rivendell. Beginning of Jae’s studies. T.A 2030- Negotiator of Rivendell. She remains in close distance to Rivendell, riding to the aid of Elves only. T.A 2969-Jaeniver now also rides to council other Free People of Middle Earth when requested and is given the title ambassador of Rivendell with lord Elrond’s consent. Stays at Rivendell throughout the War of the Ring.
>>> link to bio page


Kalin el Dineen: ; Corsair, male, half Haradrim, half…Gondorian slave; Age: 30 ish, possibly :wink: ; Height: 5’ 9”; Hair: None, bald as a coot, but busy eyebrows; Eyes: Black, dark, deepest with brown irises and heavy eye lashes. Sailor, captain, trader, smuggler, pirate
Weapons: A cutlass of finest Númenorean steel, a short recurved bow and two short single-edged knives in his boots.
Personality: Dark, mysterious a man with stories behind him, but charming all the same. A cad, a vagabond, he would sell you his own mother, if he had not done so already. Dress: A white shirt of silk, often open to the waist, red pantaloons, belted by a silk sash, and a great cloak of grey wool. In bad weather at sea he has a leather coat, and matching leather pants, but he does not wear them in storms, only in the cold. He has boots when he needs to wear them, but prefers to go barefoot.
>>> link to bio page

Maelgwn: male, Half Númenórean, Half Elven; age: 62; height: 6’2”; Hair: shoulder length, dark brown and fine.
Eyes: golden-brown and soft and gentle even after a decade on the roads, they left him an air of youthful joie de vivre that was perhaps surprising in one who made a business out of danger.
Clothing: In the wild; greys and greens and soft earthy browns. In polite company he wears a lightweight dove-grey wool, trimmed about the collar with a simply embroidered panel of faintly lighter fabric. He didn’t present himself overly richly and even thus retained the ability to blend effortlessly into the background and remain an observer rather than observed.
Personality: Gentle and courteous and maybe a little flirtatious, he has assumed many of the graceful mannerisms of his mothers’ people. He takes honour and service extremely seriously. Yet underneath he is driven by the pride and ambition of his Númenorean blood.
Status: Single
Occupation: Ranger and sometime emissary of Imladris
Weapons: Bow and long knife
>>> link to bio page


PrettyGaladriel: Legyviel, elf, female; born near the beginning of the second age. Her mother was from Lothlorien and one of the Noldor, very loyal to Galadriel. Her father was a silvan elf from Mirkwood, kinsman of Tharanduil. Spent her time up the 3rd in Forochel. There she was adopted by the shaman, Narmir, her own parents having long gone over the sea. He taught her all he knew of the magic arts, and she learnt more besides....she left in the 456th year of the 4th age, leaving her foster father (who was near death) behind along with everyone she loved to venture back into the west of ME.
>>> link to bio page

Tanith : Human, female; trace of elvish bloodlines in her ancestry (Sindarin). Neutral in alliance (cannot be construed as completely 'good' or 'evil'.) Age: 20 years Appearance: Tanith is tall (5" , lean muscled and athletic in stature. Fleet-footed and agile, her body is slim and taut; inexplicably honed by her physical prowess in the stealth-arts. Her hair is thick and predominantly a dark aspen-brown laced with lighter hues. She has tan skin, contrasting with eyes of a fire-light bronze, subtly slanted and vehemently alert.
"...a face that could never be classically beautiful, nor idly ‘pretty’ in any sense of the word. Yet, something in the unbound magnetism of her presence, the untameable guile of her features, had always ensured her a captivation that was as unprovoked as it was absolute..." (previous RP)
Most commonly clothed in a flexible, light-weight shift that allows for flexibility of movement - hair bound back in any manner that will not hinder her.
Markings: Silver fleck in eye; An intricate elvish design is tattooed in the centre of her lower back, symbolic of 'freedom'.
Possessions/Weapons: At most – a series of light-weight throwing-knifes, and a small, blue-tinted blade concealed at her right thigh. She holds minimal weaponry and possessions, preferring to rely on her superior abilities rather than the unnecessary weight of material belongings.
Skills: Unmatched talent in stealth and physical agility, also displays skill with a short blade. Acutely nimble of both mind and body, she excels as a prime advocate in any occupation of the stealth-arts, but avoids full-combat confrontations as this is not her strength.
Personality: Tanith exudes a sense of the eternally untameable. Her unstable childhood after the disappearance of her assassin father and death of her mother has instilled in her a deep-seated independence and keen wariness of others. Although seldom allowing herself to entirely trust another, she is an unmatched judge of character and is often inherently difficult to fool. Keeping her thoughts and emotions well guarded beneath a stony exterior, it takes a strong bond to know Tanith in her entirety.
>>> link to bio page --> no longer activ


Tibodom Took: male Hobbit; age 25; 104cm (3.4ft), brown yes, light brown curly hair; accompanied by a mule name Lutz. Usually clad in green and brown, with trousers and a sweater. Tibodom does not own a single piece of formal clothing. Drinks ale at an amazing speed, snores, smokes and loves to eat; a delightful companion always well humoured, a good cook, a faithful and generous friend.
>>> link to bio page
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Postby prettygaladriel » Fri Feb 13, 2004 5:23 am

<BR><BR>Finally, we're starting! yea, this'll be exciteing...even our own webpage? very cool, Alandriel<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>BTW, don't worry about the dates part in the email i sent you...that was pretty much explained above. However that'll mean you guys would only meet my character when you actually get to Forochel...and that could take a while<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-confused.gif"border=0> Email me....we'll have to sort something out. <BR><BR>Oh, and i love the name Areanor came up with...knew you guys would figure one out that was bound to be better than "Aladdins Lamp"<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-devil.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR><BR>
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Postby Jaeniver » Fri Feb 13, 2004 5:46 am

first of i must thank Alandriel (and Scribbles <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>) for making such a fine OOC thread. You've put enormous effort into this RP and i think we as writers will not let you down <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> <BR><BR>Second i am very pleased to see all the familair faces again. I'll enjoy writing with all of you. May our muses be active for a long time <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Areanor, great name indeed!!<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>so people lets get this thing started soon <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>
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Postby Leoba » Fri Feb 13, 2004 7:10 am

Just popping by to say that this looks like a fabulous start. Alandriel - the work you've put into this is impressive.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>I shall be lurking and reading with interest.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>
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Postby Sprite_writer » Fri Feb 13, 2004 7:19 am

I hope a score of 320.9 will be acceptable to our great leader? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>One more midterm to go and then I will be free to write....<BR><BR>*eyes glaze over in anticipation*<BR><BR>
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Postby Hobbituk » Fri Feb 13, 2004 7:32 am

Good luck guys, though you won't need it<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> I shall enjoy reading along<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby earendil81 » Fri Feb 13, 2004 10:12 am

<BR><BR>So many familiar faces; I will read and follow with great pleasure<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>. Can't wait<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>.<BR><BR>Alandriel, I'm impressed<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>.<BR><BR>
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Postby Braganil » Fri Feb 13, 2004 10:41 am

312.4<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Kewl! Looking forward to playing<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR>
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Postby nienor-niniel » Fri Feb 13, 2004 10:58 am

Thank you Alandriel for the update <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>I printed out a map today - six A4 pages for a complete Middle Earth map.... <BR><BR>And I have not even used your links. <BR><BR>
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Postby areanor » Fri Feb 13, 2004 3:12 pm

Good to see you liked the name <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Sorry, wanted to see the points I would achieve, but the link doesn't work for me *sob*
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Postby Arunakhôr » Sun Feb 15, 2004 2:57 am

Looking forward to writing with you all again, and happy to see some new faces as well. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>BTW, for those who hadn't figured it out by now, you can contact me (to plot etc) the same way you would contact Kaya. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Alandriel » Sun Feb 15, 2004 2:22 pm

Okies ! The RP thread is up <a href='http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?catid=25&threadid=78080' target=_blank>here </a> <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Thank you all for checking in here; especially our esteemed ‘guests’ Hobbituk, Leoba and Eari. My! We have a small fan-club even before we start. You do us honor!! Thanks a lot – it means a lot! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>.. and Arunakhôr: there really should be a law against such sig pics! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Right! So we can get rolling. One request though I would like to repeat here. Please, post your character at or arriving at the Grey Havens within your intro post. As I’ve explained on email before, I would rather like to get the group together and going quickly. There will be plenty of opportunities to get to know each another while travelling and somewhat ‘cramped’ quarters will undoubtedly lead to some interesting stuff. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR>I also would like to ask you that, after posting your intro post to hold on until all other writers have had a chance to do the same before you proceed.<BR><BR>Oh! And one more thing: that last bit of the opening post was *not* written by me. You’ll find out more as we go along <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR>Happy writing and I must say one more time just how pleased I am to have such a fantastic crew!!<BR>Thank you guys!! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR>
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Postby Jaeniver » Sun Feb 15, 2004 2:25 pm

My begin post is making progress and i hope to post it soon perhaps somewhere this week(if exams go well) <BR><BR>I'm all bouncy <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR>
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Postby Dindraug » Sun Feb 15, 2004 2:30 pm

Well I am spooked<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0><BR><BR>This is going to be fun, will have to get my shoddy excuse for an elf on board this week as well <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Will have to go and pack....and learn to swim. Well with Arunakhôr on ship, you can't be too careful <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Looking forward to this <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR>
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Postby Braganil » Mon Feb 16, 2004 1:41 am

Poor tegi gets seasick each time we're even trying to cross a river, so i fear he'll have to stay home *sniff* *Wearing a single gildened hedgehog spine around his neck as constant reminder of his little companion*<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>OK, off to compose the opening post...can take longer since we Riders are not known for our writing skills<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>
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Postby prettygaladriel » Mon Feb 16, 2004 3:04 am

<BR><BR>Intro post well under way...i'll probably put it up tomorrow or the day after. <BR><BR>Can't wait to see everyone else's posts<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>
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Postby Braganil » Mon Feb 16, 2004 8:29 am

Uhm, we al hae been called to where Alandriel is by this mysterious message, right? (I cannot find the relevant passage in the first pot right now<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0>)
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Postby Teherin » Mon Feb 16, 2004 8:32 am

Alandriel *hugs* this looks REALLY good <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Do you have room for anyone else ?<BR>I have a nasty piece of works just itching to get involved <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0><BR><BR>If not dont worry .. I am happy reading too <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Alandriel » Mon Feb 16, 2004 9:47 am

<b>Braga</b>: Alandriel indeed has sent out messages, also to Edoras (for she spent most of her childhood there if you remember our email exchange <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>) So Braga could be sent from there to check things out. Meeting point will be the House of the Seven Stars. Please re-read my intro post carefully to see the description of that place. Of course, there are other options for intro, other reasons you could be at the Grey Havens at that particular time - and possibly having noted Alandriel. But I leave that up to you. The letters were just put in as an 'easy' way to get into the story and anybody is free to pick up on that - or come up with something else; as your muses feel like it. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR><b>Teherin</b>: you have a nasty piece of work just itching to get involved?? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> - but sorry, at this point in time I cannot accept any more writers. However, as I have stated in my OCC opening post, as we progress, there will be room eventually for the appearance of guest writers and I'd be more than happy to have you along. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> So please, have patience. Keep your eyes on the story and we'll discuss matters at a later point in time. Hope you don't mind <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>
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Postby Braganil » Mon Feb 16, 2004 11:00 am

KK, Ala, thanks for the short explanation (of coiurse I remember our convo). I'll come up with something...heh<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> Am excited to play!
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Postby Sprite_writer » Mon Feb 16, 2004 1:13 pm

Now I wonder...<BR><BR>Would a certain Gondorian who's lost her memory of all that happened at the Gathering be fun? We wonders, we does.....<BR><BR>Hmmm....... <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-devil.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Braga, do you realize that this means 'we' haven't met yet? Yes, I forsee much funness in the future <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-devil.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> <BR><BR><b>Alandriel</b> please add the following for my bio:<BR><BR>Sprite, human female in her early twenties. At 5’5”, she has dark, shoulder length brown hair (generally swept back into a pony tail) and grey eyes with lightly tanned skin. This specimen has been found in both gowns and breeches, but shows a preference towards the later. Born in Gondor just before the return of the King, she was reduced to orphan-hood by some Haradrim assassins a few years later. Figwit, being a friend of the family, tried to reunite her with some of her distant kin in Rohan, but was ultimately unsuccessful. Not wanting to leave her in the care of strangers, he brought her to Rivendell where she proved to be an apt pupil to a wide range of subjects, but especially those concerning the ‘physical’ world. Capable with bow and sword, she prefers short daggers. She does not like the fact that she has to go pick them up after she throws them, and generally carries more than three to make up for this. <BR>Recently she heard of the Gathering and decided to attend. She tried to convince Figwit to come, but he refused, saying that he could not understand the appeal. He gifted her with a long-knife of elvish make for the journey, and she was most distraught to discover upon returning that she could not remember where she’d put it... and that the memories of the event itself seemed to slip away.<BR><BR>
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Postby Braganil » Tue Feb 17, 2004 1:44 am

*grinz at Sprite* indeed, much funness ahead...Oh, we should head over to the self-campaigning thread to rally for "weirdest couple"!<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Teherin » Tue Feb 17, 2004 2:50 am

no problems at all Alandriel <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR>Of course I understand .. just let me know when there is an opening <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby prettygaladriel » Tue Feb 17, 2004 3:09 am

<BR><BR>Teherin, you're planning to join us already? lol...can't wait to have you on board<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Oh, and i posted...just if anyone was interested<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> let me know what you guys think.<BR><BR>
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Postby Jaeniver » Tue Feb 17, 2004 1:36 pm

Very good post PG! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> lovely homely scene there <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Well i am as good as done with my post i just need to run it through to get it absolutely right(and let someone with a spelling checker take a look at it <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>)<BR><BR>Hope to write with you again Teherin <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> it's been far too long since the LFI <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>
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Postby prettygaladriel » Wed Feb 18, 2004 3:01 am

<BR><BR>Thanks Jae...lol, yea, it was verrry homely and cozy, eh? can't beat the tension between those two...they've got a history<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Hey Braga, great post!! BTW, who's Bema? a non-player charcter? sounds interesting<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>
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Postby Alandriel » Wed Feb 18, 2004 3:19 am

Fine posts you two <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>. It sure is a treat to read those as a little respite from very hectic days.<BR><BR><b>Braga</b>: I see you 'ran' with it <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> - we'll have to do some 'background' work on this stuff <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> (via email) <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR><b>PG</b>: when you have time, I still need some more 'background' of your char - you know why <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>. Email pls when you've got something together<BR><BR><b>Jae</b>: If it's just a matter for running something through a spellchecker - you know.... <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>
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Postby prettygaladriel » Wed Feb 18, 2004 3:26 am

<BR><BR>I do? erm...<i>scratches head</i> lol...sorry...it's late and i'm tired. I'll try my best to get you some history as soon as possible, Alandriel...might be a while, though, cause of school and all. I'll see what i can do.<BR><BR>Night<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Braganil » Wed Feb 18, 2004 5:30 am

Phew... glad you liked the post so far! YAY<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR><b>Bema</b> is the Rohirrim's name for the Valar Oromë,since he has such a beautiful horse (whose name presently evades me). And is his horse not 8-legged (or am I mistaking his horse with Slepnijr the horse of odin?)<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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