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Roll of Honor Aranel Charis
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This thread will strive to be a continuation and updated version of the original posted by Mandin. All descriptions unless specified otherwise are written by Mandin.-from the current threadmaster, Aranel Charis
The goal of this thread is to provide the RPers of MT with an exhaustive list of every single GD RP and its description. This enables RPers to browse the RPs that the GD has to offer and determine from the information whether or not he or she wants to participate in an RP.
This task remains a work in progress.
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Anybody can send me a description to a new or preexisting thread. -Threadmaster's descriptions hold precedence over all others. Then my own. Then precedence goes to the first person who posts or PM's their description to me. Maximum length is twenty posted lines. The threads are posted in alphabetical order. The's, A's, etc., are excluded in the alphabetization.
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Current business
1)Getting all the RPs' descriptions in this first post.
2) Keeping the RPs' already represented updated.
3) Any suggestions for a better title for this thread?
4) Categorization of RPs (especially into genres)
Volunteer to help by posting to this thread.

Current Genre Categories:
Tolkien- (1-4th age)
General Fantasy- similar to final fantasy, D&D, etc.
Science Fiction- including Star Wars and Matrix role plays
Battle- ‘slash and hack’ role plays
Comedy- fairly obvious categorization
Quest- main story plot involving a journey and adventures along the way
Inn- role playing inns

Current Status Categories:
Active- new posts within the last few months
Semi-Active- final post within the last 6 months
Inactive- final post not within the last 6 months
Completed- finished role plays

The Role-Plays of Minas Tirith

The 13th Beast. Threadmaster: Gollum the Great
Genre: General fantasy, Quest
Status: inactive
Description from Gollum the Great:
In ages past, before the time of man, there dwelt in the imagination 13 beasts. However they were without conscience and fought among each other, resulting in the death of two. So it was that a 13th beats was born, and he was named Luak. Teaching the others all he knew and spreading his wisdom to their minds, they were able to percieve that no threat was to be found in each other, but in the newly awakened race of man. For centuries they fought against them, until, when all hope for man was thought lost, 13 beings were born from the blood of each beast. The leader was Nurissel, and she was the composite of Luak. In a great battle that followed, Nurissel defeated Luak by means of an amulet placed upon his shoulders, so he was banished to the nameless lands for all time. The other beasts, with no leader, forgot all they were taught, and wanderred aimlessly.
Their purpose fulfilled, the beings died, all but Nurissel, for Luak was not dead and still posed a potential threat. So she bonded herself to the amulet, becoming one until Eldatur, an Elf. came into possesion of it. He wore it when he lay with his wife, Eruannë. From their coupling a child was born, named Huornis, though in truth she was Nurissel re-born. Born onto the earth for one purpose, Huornis must travel to the nameless lands and place the amulet once more on Luak's head. Only then would the world be safe from his evil...

The 18 Walkers?. Threadmaster: Pallando
Genre: Tolkien (3rd age), Quest, Comedy
Status: inactive

Adventure in the East. Threadmaster: Druss the Legend
Genre: Tolkien (3rd age)
Status: inactive

The Adventures of Spandalf: The Missing Brick of Tolgar. Threadmaster: TheGentleman
Genre: General Fantasy, Comedy
Status: inactive

The Adventures of Spandalf: Spandalf’s School Days. Threadmaster: TheGentleman
Genre:General Fantasy, Comedy
Status: inactive

The Annual Birthday Celebration of Lord Mordil-Fernemire. Threadmaster: Disasteriffic Dianthelle
Genre: General Fantasy
Status: inactive

Another Day, Another End. Threadmaster: Anoren Ararinwa
Genre: Tolkien (3rd age)
Status: inactive

An Appearance from the East. Threadmaster: Curufin
Genre: Tolkien (4th age), General Fantasy
Status: inactive

Atop a Mountain With ‘owt but a Nappy. Threadmaster: TheGentleman
Genre: Comedy
Status: inactive

To Avenge. Threadmaster: Otaku
Genre: General Fantasy
Status: inactive

The Battle. Threadmaster: Uriel
Genre: General Fantasy, Battle
Status: inactive

Battle of the Grey Mountains. Threadmaster: *Tintalle Thúle
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Battle Seasons - Death & Conquet. Threadmaster: Jujemu
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Before the Sun Sets. Threadmaster: Sâlienne de Lioncourt
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The Birthright. Threadmaster: Mahanaxar the Spoony Bard
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Blood Feud. Threadmaster: Elora Starsong
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By the Light of Eärendil. Threadmaster: Lillianna
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The Capture. Threadmaster: Marigold Took the Questor
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Castlevania: Dark Matter. Threadmaster: Disasteriffic Dianthelle
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Ceilidh to Honour WGW. Threadmaster: Bethberry
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Cheesy RP. Threadmaster: Eol the Dark Elf
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The Chosen Ones. Threadmaster: The Swordmaster
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The Claim. Threadmaster: Nacilwen Ostrocundo
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Commander. Threadmaster: Sepiroth Strife
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The Companions. Threadmaster: Eldorian
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The Council of Minas Anor. Threadmaster: Eledhsúle
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Daemons Within. Threadmaster: Sepiroth Strife
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Dark Days. Threadmaster: Nienna the Weeper
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Dark Lonely Night. Threadmaster: Rían
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The Darkness Within. Threadmaster: Whyte Chyld Wyelder
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A Daughter of Kings. Threadmaster: Andreth
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Days of Venery. Threadmaster: Dianthelle Queen of Spies
Genre: General fantasy
Status: inactive
Culnimphel's husband and children were killed years ago by the Sereg-naurim assassins. Ten years later, Culnimphel is a lonely, wandering magess, half-heartedly searching for the Sereg-naurim to hunt them down. They attack an inn one night while she is there, and now she has joined with other companions, hoping to hunt them down.
-More characters are more than welcome, especially those that wish to play as a Sereg-naurim.

Death: The Grand Adventure. Threadmaster: Braeden Fireheart
Genre: General fantasy, Comedy
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Description taken from the Word Aside:
A spoof RPT. The purpose is to have fun. Generally speaking, the characters are evil and deadish. Good characters are given a rough time, and Elves are not permitted, or, at least, strongly not condoned, if you catch my meaning. Actively looking for new participants.
Despairing Hope. Threadmaster: Anoren Anarinwa
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Differences. Threadmasters: Ith the Saucy Brunette, Killerkassandra, and Lestat's Only Vamp (eod)
Genre: General fantasy, Quest
Status: inactive
Description by Killerkassandra.
This is an RP about three sorceresses, who are as different as humanly possible, and are coincidentally triplets. They get a group of friends together to raid an orc-camp outside their town. They split into three groups and attacked the orcs, but, since they don't have a set time in Middle Earth, each group thinks that because the other two groups aren't at the designated meeting area, they must have been taken prisoners by the surviving orcs. Now the groups have to find each other, but one sister's group doesn’t want to be found...
Actively looking for participants

Divine Strife. Threadmaster: Amee the Shadowdancer
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DUDE We’re like the FELLOWSHIP and stuff. Threadmaster: Disasteriffic Dianthelle
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Dude… Where’s my Horse?. Threadmaster: Níracas the Soldier
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Dunland’s Secret Daughter. Threadmaster: Lillianna
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The Elder Days. Threadmaster: Meneldil
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Elemental. Threadmaster: Aermîr Goldenflower
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Elessar's Christmas Party. Threadmaster: Elessar
Genre: Tolkien, Comedy
Status: inactive
Description taken from my knowledge of the RPT:
This is an RP style, sort of inn like Christmas Party. It takes place in Elessar's large house in a village in Ithilien. It is not invitation based, but before taking part in the party, you must ask and receive permission from Elessar.
For a time all went well. There were several guests making merry in Elessar's house, some of them going so far as to bake treats in the kitchen despite Elessar's wishes. There was even some beneath-mistletoe action.
Mandin - played by Mandin - left the party after a while and met up with a couple of his companions - ArchAngel and Coriath being among these - so that they could head off a group of orcs that wanted to get to Elessar's party for some diabolical reason. At the moment, we are in the process of fighting them off. Anybody that joins now, would enter the chaos, but shortly, the party will be back to normal, and newcomers can ask permission to participate.
Elessar is pretty lenient.

Elven Inn. Threadmaster: Julin the Archer
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The End. Threadmaster: Anoren the Elf
Genre: Tolkien (4th age)
Status: inactive
Description taken from Word Aside:
Lothlorien is slowly dying. It has been a long time since Galadriel departed for the Undying Lands, and the elves are diminishing. Evil men, and stray orcs invade the land looking for loot and trouble. Currently has no one joined, looking for members. [More information when available]

The Endor Fields. Threadmaster: Meneldil
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Eternal Gardens. Threadmaster: themaster408
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An Exercise in Intrigue. Threadmaster: Elessar
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The Exiled Prince. Threadmaster: Éomer
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The Fate of the World. Threadmaster: KillerKassandra
Genre: General fantasy
Status: inactive
Description from the Threadmaster.
This story is about a little girl in a country that has been at war for longer than anyone can remember. The king is a tyrant in matriarchal socity, and isnot doing a good job of ruling over his country. It is utter chaos.
Just when things seem the darkest, a young girl is exiled from (and nearly killed by) her village. she runs away into the forest where she searches for a way to survive and control her uncontrollable magic powers.
This is heavily edited, and more details can be found in Word Aside.

Fight of the Lost. Threadmaster: Elessar
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The Flute of Dantoone. Threadmaster: Jujemu
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Foreigner. Threadmaster: Mahanaxar the Spoony Bard
Genre: Tolkien (4th age)
Status: inactive
Description by Mahanaxar the Spoony Bard:
An Easterling survivor of the battle of Pelennor Fields from the kingdom of Rhûn named Kâva wakes up to find death all around him. Honoring the dying wishes of a close friend, he vows to return home to take care of his friend's family, but he is badly wounded and pained with hunger and thirst. He slowly makes his way to a small cottage in the distance and collapses at its back door upon meeting the woman who lives there. He finds himself bound at the wrists but taken care of by this stranger with a language barrier and misconceptions among other things standing between them.
This RP will cease activity until after August due to Anoren's absence.

Forest of Silence. Threadmaster: Sepiroth Strife
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Gladiators . Threadmaster: Elessar
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Gloria’s White Elephant Party. Threadmaster: Marigold Took the Questor
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The Green Dragon. Threadmaster: Mandin
Genre: Tolkien, Comedy, Inn
Status: inactive
Mogdor Ogglefrock, the Green Dragon of yore whose dragonish appearance inspired the building of the Green Dragon in Hobbiton, has descended from the clouds and cold winds of the air to his namesake for a nonsensical adventure among the hobbits and various other strange visitors of the Shire, among which are the legendary ArchAngel and a tall, thin man all wrapped up in a black cloak. Please join the RP for fun and nonsense.

The Hall of MerethrondThreadmaster: Adanedhel
Genre: Tolkien
Status: inactive
Description by the Threadmaster:
Smoke rings erupt from Adanedhel's pipe, chasing each other amongst the dim rays of the sun;

“The Hall of Merethrond is a gathering place of those who wish to preserve the merit of Minas Tirith. Many of us older citizens see the changes that have taken place here and how the big influx of new citizens has meant the deterioration of posting here and this has meant frivolous topics being discussed. Though I do not think that all topics like this should be deleted and never spoken of I do believe in moderation and at the moment it is becoming an epidemic of post junkies who want to bump their post count as high as they can.
I believe that even though we could never expect to change things completely, that is an impossible and unreasonable task, I hope to preserve the Green Dragon of the same fate as the Prancing Pony. I believe the only way to achieve this is through citizens making others aware of the standards that need to be adhered to so as to keep the standard of role plays up, not only because it degrades the Green Dragon but so people can learn in the craft of writing, one of the oldest and most respected crafts.”


Adanedhel took his pipe from his mouth and said with a gentle but enquiring and commanding tone;

"So, which of you will aid me in my quest?"

Halls of the Abbot. Threadmaster: Raine
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Healing Bond. Threadmaster: Andreth
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Hidalium. Threadmaster: Hidalgo
Genre: General fantasy
Status: inactive
Description by the Threadmaster:
The Hidalium: In an ancient world full of different gods, the Holy Empire of ArMinasiria was the most powerful nation.
Delvor, brother of the late emperor Indrakûlu, murdered his nephew Morrion who was the legitimate heir, usurped the throne and imposed a tyrannical rule in the empire. Under his rule, the cult of the Never-Dying Flame, that worshipped only the god Eruanno, became the only religion allowed in ArMinasiria. Temples dedicated to other gods were consacrated to Eruanno, and all their altars were destroyed. Serfs and peasants became slaves,and victims for sacrifices. Plans were made to conquer all the neighbouring realms, and impose their will there.
But neither gods nor mortals were willing to accept this meekly. Zhiron and Lathur, sons of Indrakûlu, have defied Delvor and claimed the throne, each for himself; and have gathered an army to back their claims.
But the other gods are also in the move to stop Eruanno before he gets too powerful. However, the rivalries that divide them can make everything worse.
Word Aside

Hiding from the Light. Threadmaster: The Swordmaster
Genre: General fantasy
Status: inactive
Description by The Swordmaster:
The story is set on a world called Alvannia. Long ago, the three gods
of the world, one male and two female, fought a battle against one another to gain control of the world and its peoples. The battle destroyed much of the world and eventually the gods agreed that it would be best to leave it alone and let the people of Alvannia live in peace. So began the Age of Mortals.
A few thousand years into this age, one of the goddesses returned, The Goddess of the Dark, and she brings with her an army of the dead to force all the peoples of the world to worship her. Yet there are those that still believe in the old ways, in the ways of magic, and they still believe in the other gods, the Goddess of the Light, and the God of Wisdom.
It is those that still believe that must fight against the Dark Goddess and bring back the light into a world now filled with evil.
More RPers are welcome.

Hour of Darkness. Threadmaster: The Laurenendôrian
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The Hunting. Threadmaster: Elessar
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Idle Hands. Threadmaster: Mahanaxar
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If It's Possible. Threadmaster: Lt. Riza
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Infected . Threadmaster: Jango Fett
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Infinite Horizon. Threadmaster: Jango Fett
Genre: Tolkien (4th age), Quest
Status: inactive
In the fifty-years following the destruction of Sauron, the remnant of Orcs fought for their survival and were ultimately pushed back to their last haven in Umbar. The Gondorian military has but one final siege to conduct before the resistance is brought to its knees. An old Uruk sea captain — too proud to let his people die like pigs — now plans to mobilize the remaining population of Orcs for an exodus and set sail for a rumoured and mythical new land beyond the horizon. The enemies of the fleet of five ships come in all shapes and sizes, from the pursuing Gondorians to nature to racism which gnaws at the relationship of Orcs and Haradrim.
Participants needed
Intertwining Stories. Threadmaster: Mandin
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Ithilnauríel’s Messed Up Matchmaking Uber Fun Dating Game. Threadmaster: Disasteriffic Dianthelle
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The Journey of Faramir. Threadmaster: Meneldil
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The Journey to Save Ellandar. Threadmaster: Rose Gamgee – home again
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A Journey to Shion. Threadmaster: Estella Brandybuck
Genre: General fantasy, Quest, Battle
Status: inactive
Description taken from Word Aside:
This RPT recounts the journey of adventurers to the far off land of Shion in search of treasures with which the city abounds. The adventurers travel, loot, and kill anything that get's in their way. Quite an exciting, violent group. A good action RP, and they're looking for more characters to join.

Journey to Tol Barad. Threadmaster: Raine
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King of Puppets. Threadmaster: Vahndel
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The Kinslaying. Threadmaster: Elessar
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Lady of Rohan. Threadmaster: Curufin
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The Last Desert. Threadmaster: Mahanaxar
Genre: Tolkien (3rd Age), Quest
Status: Inactive

The Last Homely House. Threadmaster: Sauron’s Secret Agent
Genre: Inn
Status: Inactive

The Last Strand of Hope. Threadmaster: Meneldil
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The Later Days. Threadmaster: Anoren Anarinwa
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Legend of the Blade Phoenix Threadmaster: Sepiroth Strife
Genre: General fantasy
Status: inactive
Word Aside

Life in a Thousand Caves. Threadmaster: Disasteriffic Dianthelle
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Losterin Avenged by. Threadmaster: Peregrin Took
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The Lost Inn. Threadmaster: Mandin
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The Lost Way. Threadmaster: Meneldil
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LOTR an Alternate Universe: Fellowship of the Ring. Threadmaster: Elessar
Genre: Tolkien (3rd age), Quest
Status: inactive
Description taken from the Word Aside:
This is to be a 3 part RP, one for each separate volume of the Lord of the Rings. This first one is to be the Fellowship of the Ring. People are needed to play the important characters; they will be able to make independant decisions, but the book will be followed in imporant matters; in other words, Frodo volunteers to take the Ring.
This should be a serious RP, and always remember to play the character as if you were them More characters are needed. Elessar wants Aragorn. If Elessar doesn't like you as an RPer, be warned, he may refuse your requests.

LOTR: The Next Generation. Threadmaster: Curufin
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Magi Doubts. Threadmaster: Arra
Genre: Tolkien (4th Age), Quest
Status: Inactive

The Manor House. Threadmaster: Mandin
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A Memory Fair but Unfinished. Threadmaster: Andreth
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The Mercenary Company. Threadmaster: Uldrin Aulundiel
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The Midnight War. Threadmaster: Aquilene Rivers
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The Mischief of Merry and Pippin. Threadmaster: Anargil
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Mission, Quest, Thing for the Sword. Threadmaster: The Dark Queen Iauraearien
Genre: Tolkien (4th Age), Quest
Status: Active

The Mountain Dell. Threadmaster: Coriath
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A Mug of ale in your hands. Threadmaster: Earion
Genre: Inn
Status: Active

The Mushroom Grove Inn. Threadmaster: Anoren Anarinwa
Genre: Inn
Status: Inactive

The Mystical Journey. Threadmaster: Natasha
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Nenya, Ring of Water. Threadmaster: Sarie of the Galadhrim
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NEWBIE Role Play. Threadmaster: Lord Glorfindel
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Newbie Role Play Place No. 2. Threadmaster: Lord Glorfindel
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Newbury Fraternity. Threadmaster: Carancoe
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A New Creature. Threadmaster: Legoli
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A New Threat – Morgoth’s Return. Threadmaster: Aikanáro
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Not Every Path is Safe to Walk Along. Threadmaster: Ashlyn
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Not for Arda. Threadmaster: Andreth
Genre: Tolkien (1st Age)
Status: Inactive

Nothing Gold Can Stay. Threadmaster: Justin Warrick
Genre: Tolkien (1st age)
Status: inactive
Description by Mandin
Currently as Word Aside only...RP to come.
Dînnen sat silently on the hilltop overlooking Tûna, watching as the silver light waned and the golden light waxed, bringing with it the sound of birds and the break of morning. He had come here often of late, seeking solace from the pressures of life below, hoping here to find a perspective on life, a freedom from the noise and anger of his kinsmen…
This Role Play is “A People’s History of the Flight of the Noldor.” During the First Age, when the Two Trees of Valinor were destroyed and the Noldor fled to Middle-earth, there were not only elf princes and princesses and mighty warriors working great deeds. This RP focuses on those others, the average, everyday elven citizens. This is a literary RP, not a “let’s see who can kill the most orcs” RP.
Knowledge of The Silmarillion required.
No hobbits, dwarves, Sindar, etc.
Current RP members: Justin Warrick…looking for members. Post bios to the…
Word Aside
Updated: 22 April 2004

Of Mirkwood Elves. Threadmaster: Legoli
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One Chance (The Last Moments). Threadmaster: Otaku
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On the Doorstep of Evil's Den. Threadmaster: Earion
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Open House at the Dark Tower of Mordor. Threadmaster: Sauron’s Nagging Wife
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Outcast: A Soldier's Journey. Threadmaster: Níracas the Soldier.
Genre: Tolkien (4th Age), Quest
Status: inactive
Níracas has been kicked out of the Gondorian army for causing the death of an officer. Now a social outcast, he has wandered morosely through Middle-earth, eventually arriving at an inn in Bree. There he meets other outcasts, including an elven maiden, a reject of her own accord. They decide to band together and journey on a quest, that has not yet been precisely determined, that they hope will double as a quest to prove their value to society, and take them from their rejected situation.
WANTED: RPers wishing to play Hobbit characters.

Out of Boredom. Threadmaster: Celedaen
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Overly-Ornate Scabbard Quest. Threadmaster: The Laurenendôrian
Genre: General fantasy, Comedy
Status: inactive
Description by Aranel Charis
As evidenced in the title, this is a somewhat less than serious RP. The character Bobus is charged by the narrator to find the overly-ornate scabbard, which Bobus has conveniently tossed into the sea from his glass boat. Currently the singularly unusual set of characters are trying to find their way out of ‘character space’, and the narrator is more than annoyed about how uncooperative the plot and characters seem to be.
Written in a mishmash of styles reminiscent of Monty Python, Douglas Adams, and Terry Prachett.
Current RP members: ArchAngel, Butterbur, Earendilyon, Gandalf the
White, The Gentleman, Mandin, Meneldil, Otaku
Open to all participants of the original, and others by request.
Word Aside

Peanut Butter Wars. Threadmaster: Gandalf the White
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The Pen and Parchment Inn. Threadmaster: The Swordmaster
Genre: Inn
Status: Semi-active

Pilgrimage to Zanarkand. Threadmaster: Dianthelle Queen of Spies
Genre: General fantasy, Quest
Status: inactive
Description by threadmaster:
This RP is not set in Middle-Earth. It is a Summoner's journey to Zanarkanda in a quest to defeat Sin and bring the 10-year Calm once again. Magor plot wists are welcome This could be BETTER than Final Fantasy X
The RP takes place in Spira, another Summoner's journey before Yuna's.
People who have played Final Fantasy X are especially welcome to play in this RPG
Characters are needed

The Pipesmoke Inn. Threadmaster: Talan
Genre: Inn
Status: Inactive

Planeswalkers. Threadmaster: Sepiroth Strife
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Punishment . Threadmaster: Jango Fett
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A quest for a cure Threadmaster: Melkor
Genre: General fantasy, Quest
Status: inactive
Description by Aranel Charis
This RP is set outside of Tolkien's Middle Earth, but utilizes some of the same races as characters in the story. Melkor, the leader of a tribe of Dragon Elves, must search for a cure to a sickness that has stricken his race. The only clue he has to the cure is the cursory metion in the scriptures about the Greater Dragon Gorbash, and thus he sets out with a group of merceneries to find this being. While on their quest, Melkor unexpectedly finds Gorbash. The dragon tells them to take the perilous journey to the Darkalfheim Mountains, where another dragon with vital information awaits them. However time is running out, for Melkor finds himself becoming weak with a strange illness...
Current RP Members: Sepiroth Strife, Meneldil, Lady Pherloteiel, Azure Anchors of Arlia, Nerivarya, Kena Ailo, Ryu Irori (cameo part), Nauko Heru, Celedhira Culare
Word Aside

Quest into the Shadowmountains. Threadmaster: Mym
Genre: Tolkien (4th age), Quest
Status: inactive
Description by Aranel Charis
This RP takes place in Middle-Earth after the War of the Ring. The story starts with the elf Rhania Starheld in search of her brother, Dimithil Starheld, who has disappeared on a trip to the Grey Mountains. After a near-death fight with a warg, Rhania loses direction and accidentally travels into Mirkwood. While there, she meets new companions, and others join her as she makes her way through the forest. Assassins, spiders, and unseen menaces continue to threaten Rhania and her companions as they continue their quest to find her brother.
Current RP members: Nerivarya, Lady Pherloteiel, Rómenya, Elentari The Mystical, Nehraime
Participants wanted as human or elven characters.
Word Aside

The Ranger of the North. Threadmaster: Earion
Genre: Tolkien (3rd Age)
Status: Active

The Realm of Strife. Threadmaster: Mahanaxar
Genre: General Fantasy, Quest
Status: Active

Reclaiming of the Misty Mountains by Sirius
rein of darkness by haymik

[b]Remnants of Darkness. Threadmaster: Talan

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Rescue from Dunland. Threadmaster: Elessar
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Resistance. Threadmaster: Elessar
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Retaking the Blue Mountains. Threadmaster: Jango Fett
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Return from Dol Guldor. Threadmaster: Aduyulda
Genre: Tolkien (3rd age), Quest
Status: inactive
Description by Aduyulda:
This RP is set around when the events of The Hobbit take place. In Dol Guldur, Sauron’s fortress deep in the forest of Mirkwood, the Necromancer has captured and enslaved many Elves, Men, Dwarves, and even a few Hobbits. Now, a few of them have finally escaped the horrors of their prison and are journeying together in an attempt to escape the entanglements of Mirkwood…to reach home.
This is not a simple hack and slash RP, instead good plot development and interaction is desired to go along with battles and action.
Currents RP ers: Adulyulda, Robin Baggins, Kel’anth Niun, Cernunnos, and Azure Anchors of Arlia. More participants are welcome.

The Return of the Nazgul. Threadmaster: Black Arrow
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Return of the Thieves. Threadmaster: Meneldil
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Revelations of a Past Unknown. Threadmaster: The Rider of Rivendell
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The Riders of Earioth. Threadmaster: Anduril Flame of The West
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Rising Ashes. Threadmaster: Mahanaxar the Spoony Bard
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Rising Shadow. Threadmaster: Ardil the Traveller
Genre: General fantasy, Quest
Status: inactive
Description from the Threadmaster:
Great evil has beset the lands before, but has been defeated. Now, it's rising again. So far, at least in this country, no effects have really been felt, beyond an unusually long and hot summer that most, if not all, blame on simple changes in the weather patterns. Only three people know the full truth of it: the Shadowcat, an excellent and infamous thief, in the capital city of Cer'Ibhian; Mathan, a survivor of the disaster that befell Castle Elayde three years ago, where he was once the captain of the guard; and Ricoyan, an Envildan, wandering minstrel, who sought out Mathan to learn his tale. They, and whatever companions they might gather whilst in Cer'Ibhian, are the ones who must set out to defeat an evil so great, there must surely be no hope for them - for none of them is a great hero, as of legend...
Although Rising Shadow is no longer looking for new players, one or two well thought out characters may be accepted. See the Word Aside for rules and questions.

Road to Rivendell. Threadmaster: Barufiniel
Genre: Tolkien (3rd age)
Status: Active
Description by Barufiniel:
The aim of this RP is to explore how Barufiniel finds her way from Rohan to Rivendell and how she is received there. She starts by finding some companions for her journey, many of them having fled from the war in Rohan.
The journey starts in the Third Age year 2758. Rohan is invaded both from the east and west. The land was overrun; and those who were not slain or enslaved fled to the dales of the mountains. It is the beginning of the Long Winter. There is great suffering and loss of life in Eriador and Rohan. Gandalf comes to the aid of the Shire-folk. Barufiniel’s company should eventually meet Gandalf and join him on his mission before their eventual arrival in Rivendell.
Current RPers: Barufiniel, Roccowen Eilonwyiel, Eöl, Rómenya, Elyrka Redsmith, Éomer, Andreth, Rúnya Naira, and Aduyulda. Orofacion of the Vanyar, Robbin Baggins, and Mahanaxar the Spoony Bard plan to join later. At the moment the company is large enough, but one or two well thought out characters may be accepted. Cameo roles welcome. Only Middle-earth races, accepted. As we get closer to the Shire, we will need hobbits, and when we get to Rivendell, we will need Elrond and other Elves (perhaps Glorfindel).
The focus of the RP is not on fighting, although sometimes the company will need to defend itself. This RP is a literary RP with a great deal of emphasis on Tolkien’s works.
Word Aside

The Roots of Greenwood. Threadmasters: Arianna and Finrod
Genre: Tolkien (3rd age)
Status: Inactive
Description from the Word Aside:
After the Last Alliance, men and elves returned home to what was left of their lives, and attempted to rebuild their world. This Role Play takes place immediately after the Last Alliance, in the forest then known as Greenwood the Great, the kingdom of King Thranduil. It is to be a story of new beginnings, of rebuilding and forging a new life out of the ashes of the past.
Actual Tolkien facts for this Role Play will come from the version documented in The Unfinished Tales, in which Thranduil does not become King of the Elves of Mirkwood until his father Oropher is slain in the Battle of the Last Alliance. In this account, Thranduil returns to Mirkwood, as king, with barely a third of the great force he took with him.
The plot of this Role Play is intentionally loose, to allow people to create subplots and tinker with their characters. If we find that this isn't working, the threadmasters will come up with a more direct storyline.
This RP is no longer openly accepting new characters, but the threadmasters are still accepting applications for characteres if people have new ideas. Current Role Players: Finrod, Arianna, Evenstarofdawn, Anoren the Elf, Pesky Bat Girl, Swift Asfaloth, Lilianna, and: Waiting to hear from new characters

The Royal Quest. Threadmaster: Sir Thomas
Genre: Tolkien/general fantasy, Quest
Status: inactive
Description taken from the Word Aside:
Sir Thomas is a twenty-three year old wizard, prince who uses magic, and is a master swordsman. The prince's constant companion is the Rider of Rivendale. Sir Thomas's father is the king of a country by the Nurnen Sea. Saruman with a legion of Orcs makes an attack causing a diversion for the king's forces. In the meantime, Saruman has the princess kidnaped. The princess must be rescued by Sir Thomas, the Rider of Rivendale and other companions as they not only seek to save the princess, but discover the deeper reasons behind her capture.
Sanctuary . Threadmaster: Aylah the Wind Sister
Genre:
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Sarahdice . Threadmaster: Sir Thomas
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The Scouring of Ithilien. Threadmaster: Disasteriffic Dianthelle
Genre:
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Seven Saviours. Threadmaster: Jango Fett
Genre:
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The Search for the Light of Mordor. Threadmaster: Radagast the Istari
Genre: Quest
Status: Inactive
Radagast, brave warrior and servant of the Valar, he has been sent to Middle-earth to destroy evil permanently. With an army he has gathered for himself, he has marched into Mordor, battling to destroy all traces of evil within that mountain protected kingdom of evil and darkness.

The Search for the Stone. Threadmaster: The Swordmaster
Genre: General Fantasy, Quest
Status: Inactive
Description from the Word Aside:
The setting is a world a bit like Middle-earth, that is populated by Elves, Men and Dwarves. The basic plot is that an ancient prophecy has come to light that tells of a stone that holds great power that can be used for good or evil. However, the evil forces in the world have known of the stone for some time and have been searching for it.
A young wizard's apprentice uncovers the prophecy but few believe her when she tells them of this stone. So she sets off alone in search of the stone, simply hoping that she meets some people that can help her. She carries a sword although she doesn't know how to use it. She has some powers but was only in training when she left her master.
Various other adventurers, warrior types and such, join her in her quest as they search out the magical stone.

Seeds of Evil. Threadmaster: Jango Fett
Genre: General Fantasy
Status: Inactive
Description from the Word Aside
Although this is a non-Tolkien RP, it is based on fantasy in a fantasy world.
When a child is born the great spirits plant in it, whether male or female, two seeds: one good and one bad. As the child goes through life, it’s deeds feed and nourish the two seeds. If you murder someone, for instance, the seed of evil with grow greatly. If you save someone’s life, in contrast, the seed of goodness will thrive.
Only one seed may function at a time, however, and as one grows it will also feed off the other, eventually killing it. Out of these seeds will grow a spirit life-form; a good seed will create a Provonyare and an evil will create a Convonyare. When the Vonyare comes to full growth and maturity it will transfer your soul to it, and burst out of your body. You will then be among the most powerful creatures to roam the earth, a supernatural being with extraordinary powers (which resembles some sort of animal hybrid). For more information, see the Word Aside.

The Settling of Estolad. Threadmaster: Mandin
Genre:
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Seven Saviours. Threadmaster: Jango Fett
Genre: Tolkien, Quest
Status: Inactive
Description by Threadmaster
A small, secluded village of Stoors has been pillaged and preyed upon right just following their harvest season by bandits for several years. In despair, the townsfolk consulted their elders on the subject and were directed to hire mercenaries. The townsfolk were wary at
First, knowing that neighboring villages had been robbed by mercenaries in the past, and they feared that no warrior would fight for what little they had to offer. Nevertheless, they determined to follow their counsel’s advice, and they must travel to the city Osgiliath to hire their Saviours to defend the hopeless village.
Current RP members: Jango Fett, Elessar, Roccowen Eilonwyiel, Sepiroth
Strife, Jóhnny the Jester and Harlow
MORE CHARACTERS ARE WELCOME
Word Aside

The Seventh Age. Threadmaster: Mahanaxar the Spoony Bard
Genre:
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A Short Tale. Threadmaster: The Laurenendôrian
Genre: Comedy
Status: Inactive

The Soldier’s Fancy (An Inn). Threadmaster: The Mad Hatter
Genre:
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Son of the Evening Star. Threadmaster: Curufin
Genre:
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Spirit of Fire. Threadmaster: Finrod Felagund
Genre: Tolkien (1st Age)
Status: Inactive
Description from the Word Aside. Heavily edited.
This RP mostly concerns the house of Finwë as it dwells in Aman under the light of the two trees. Finwë has remarried Indis, and at the start of the RP, Fëanor is about eighty, and Fingolfin is about forty.
No Men, Dwarves, Half-elven or orcs will be permitted, as the RP lies in Aman, probably prior even to the awakening of men. Elves, Valar and Maiar are probably the only races that will be allowed. Of the elves, only Noldor, Vanyar and the Teleri of Olwë as the Sindar and Avari dwell not in Aman.
Specific Tolkien characters still needed are Finwë, Anairë, and Earwen. More characters of the house of Fingolfin, Finarfin, and the sons of Fëanor will be needed later as the story progresses.
A knowledge of the Silmarillion is preferred, but feel free to join in anyway. Please: Experienced RP'ers only

The Stage Coach. Threadmaster: Lugbúrz
Genre:
Status:
Description by Lugbúrz, who was apparently not happy with the one I already had provided.
A legendary wonder, the Stage Coach is a carriage that came to Middle-earth from the West, before the world was changed forever.
Given to a suicidal hobbit by a mysterious stranger, it becomes part of a theater production based in Dwaling (of the Shire), near the Brandywine river. Soon, the hobbit, Hidden Smygrave that is, discovers the wondrous world the Coach can transport one into.
To save the company from bankruptcy at times when drama is no longer a talent appreciated by many, he sets out to the Green Dragon to recruit some enterprising people.
With a fine troupe, the Coach sets off for the riverside fair in Buckland, and has now found a home near the Brandywine bridge at the northern border of Buckland, just off the Great East Road.
Auditions are welcome for acting positions. Tired travellers are welcome to stay for any length of time they may desire. It is a place to rest your muscles and refresh yourself in the wonders of the Coach, or even better, walk up right onto the Stage.
Lugbúrz invites all enterprising hands to use their pens in the Stage Coach. There is no word aside thread and no OOC comments are permitted*.
*Editor's footnote: hurrah to that

The Start. Threadmaster: Jóhnny, the Jester
Genre:
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Star Wars RP: The Death of the Black Sun. Threadmaster: Elessar
Genre: Science Fiction
Status: Inactive

Star Wars: Roots of Rebellion. Threadmaster: CloudSrife
Genre: Science Fiction
Status: Active

Stealthy Alliance. Threadmaster: Black Arrow
Genre:
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The Straight Road. Threadmaster: Lugbúrz
Genre: Tolkien (2nd Age)
Status: Active

Sun’s Arm. Threadmaster: Ninj
Genre:
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The Swimming Hole – Revisited. Threadmaster: Elessar
Genre:
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The Sword and the Scimitar. Threadmaster: *Tintalle ThÚle
Genre: Tolkien/General Fantasy
Status: Inactive
Description taken from my knowledge of the thread.
Y'Ehdenon is an elven warrior whose brother has been murdered by the breed of orcs called the Gammrikh. He is setting out with a group of adventurers to pursue the orcs from the Prancing Pony in Bree towards the Gap of Rohan. He is looking for adventurers, and at the moment has an elven maiden warrior Altarial who was in Bree seeking adventure and a Salene* warrior Aluseth.
*Salene is a race made up by Nikerym.
Current RPers: *Tintalle ThÚle, Altarial, Nikerym,

Take a Walk with Gandalf and Elrond. Threadmaster: Dwarfed
Genre:
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A Tale. Threadmaster: Celedaen
Genre:
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The Tale of Sir Galahad. Threadmaster: Meneldil
Genre:
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A Tale of Two Cities. Threadmaster: Elessar
Genre: Tolkien (3rd Age), Quest
Status: Inactive
Description by Threadmaster
Three years before the War of the Ring, two great cities in southern
Harad are, engaged in a bitter war, and have been for over twenty years. The two cities, Bajan and Mosaq, have recently entered into an
unofficial cease-fire. Unknown to each-other, the two cities have sent out scouts to find mighty warriors to fight for them. Soon the countryside around Bajan and Mosaq will be in flames, and blood will flow freely.
This RP is not completely about destruction and chaos; there will also be character and plot development during, before, and after battles.
Current RP members: Elessar, Jango Fett, Sepriroth Strife, Elros, Indil, and Elrond.
We are always ready for more people to join.
Word Aside

Tales of an Interesting Childhood. Threadmaster: The Laurenendôrian
Genre:
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The Theft of Umbar. Threadmaster: Orofacion of the Vanyar
Genre: Tolkien (3rd Age), Quest
Status: Active
Description from Orofacion of the Vanyar:
In the year 2885 of the Third Age, the lost palantir of Osgiliath was found, by the Corsairs of Umbar. Elrond has sent out 6 companions to either retrieve, or destroy the palantir, which is actively being used by the Corsairs to communicate with Sauron. The Steward of Gondor, Turin II is battling the south, which has been stirred by the dark force that is growing in Mordor.
Of the 6, 3 remain with 3 newer companions. The initial group included: Haidan of Imladris(the leader), Gandalf the Grey, Bethberry daughter of Goldberry, Adanedhel the Black Warrior, Madmartigan the mysterious man, and Aglod the elven mariner. Haidan fell in battle, Gandalf was called away, and Bethberry suffered a memory loss in a storm on the ocean and returned to the Old Forest.
Now the company now includes: Arcon of Mithlond(Haidan's half-brother who has taken up the leadership role), Adanedhel, Aglod, Madmartigan, Kailash of the northern clan called the Renshai, Kharnun the Marchwarden of Shazur-dum, and the mysterious newcomer Valkyr from Khand.
As of now the company is a weeks sail from Gondor minus Adanedhel who is travelling on foot (or horse I should say). We are looking for some cameo roles for when we get to Gondor, and possibly a permanent character. This is a serious RP with extreme detail to Tolkien's works. If you are interested at all, PM Orofacion of the Vanyar and he will contact you as soon as possible.
[Note: this is a somewhat outdated description]

Thieves of Harad. Threadmaster: Jango Fett
Genre:
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The Towers of Nim. Threadmaster: Mandin
Genre: General Fantasy, Quest
Status: Inactive
Description taken from my own knowledge of the RP:
The White Empire has been invaded by the neihbouring empire's army, the Black Horde. They destroyed the Towers of Nim, massive white towers set to protect the empire from invading. Allyndaar (Mandin) is the captain of one destroyed tower, at the start, he gathered together his surviving soldiers, and set about to pursue the enemy. Eventually, he was joined by the warriors of a place called Mossvale, and some men from the emperor under Tunar (Adanedhel). They are on a quest to find the legendary warriors of the ancient and disappeared kingdom of Rolaria, who will hopefully aid them in a battle against the Black Horde and drive them from the empire.
Not really looking for newcomers, but someone with a good knowledge of the RP could join in, and perhaps breathe some life back into it.

The Tracker. Threadmaster: TheGentleman
Genre:
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The Tragedy of Doriath. Threadmaster: Curufin
Genre:
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The Trail of the Adamant Adamant. Threadmaster: Lugbûrz
Genre: Tolkien (3rd Age), Quest
Status: Active
Description from Lugbúrz
Lugbúrz and his friends invite you to a world where the grass is still green and the only noise that disturbs the peace is that of two proudly humble dwarves.
Gerontius Took inherited a pair of diamond studs from Gandalf and happened to lose one of them a few years later. Gandalf, in his humbled circumstances, decides to lead a small group of hobbits to find the missing stud. Even he is about to discover that this adventure is a little more than precious pots, speaking cats, hallucinating dwarves, cacophonic elves and bungling hobbits.
You are invited as a reader and critic to enjoy this composition of interactive prose and poetry, set to the tunes of The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien.

The Travel. Threadmaster: Elessar
Genre:
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The Travel: A Beginning. Threadmaster: Elessar
Genre:
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Troubles Yet to Come. Threadmaster: Andreth
Genre:
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True Heart. Threadmaster: Arorë
Genre: General Fantasy
Status: Inactive

Trust Unbroken. Threadmaster: Curufin
Genre:
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A Twist of Fate. Threadmaster: Duzak
Genre:
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The Two Kingdoms. Threadmaster: Elessar
Genre:
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An Unhappy Homecoming (Take 2). Threadmaster: Tinelwen
Genre:
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The Unknown Archer. Threadmaster: Black Arrow
Genre:
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Unrest in the Riddermark. Threadmaster: Curufin
Genre: Tolkien (3rd Age)
Status: Inactive
Description from Word Aside.
Setting: The Riddermark, a few years after the end of the War of the Ring.
Lothíriel sat in her bedroom, staring out the small window at the thatched roofs of the huts below her. She felt a small movement in her stomach, and put her hand gently over it, desperately wanting to feel happy at the thought, but unable to force the joy.
She had lived here in Edoras for nearly a year now, since her father had brought here here from Dol Amroth to wed the king of Rohan. She had been but seventeen then, and the idea of being a queen of any kingdom was a brighter and more beautiful idea than any she could imagine. She had been raised in Gondor, and the culture and society she had been raised to expect was completely absent here in Edoras. Instead of stone houses with glass windows, she was forced to accept small square windows in the buildings, with screens through which the many insects which prospered on the plains could easily squeeze. The stone walkways of her home had been replaced with dirty paths, which turned to mud whenever it rained, and she found herself turning away from her delicate shoes to thick boots whenever she ventured outside. The smell of horses was everywhere, and one had to be careful not to step in their waste - something that thoroughly disgusted Lothíriel, who so far had refused even lessons from Éomer on how to ride. Those soldiers most loyal to Éomer slept in a common room, where during the day they ate, bundled up in a noisy, snoring mess on the floor before the fire. She had not yet mastered the complexities of the language or the culture, and she usually stayed quiet while at dinner, out of fear of saying the wrong thing.
While she had grown to love Éomer, and found him a gentle, kind, and loving man despite his gruff outward appearance, her life was unsatisfying. She yearned for more, for an adventure to pull her out of the duldrums she found herself sinking into. Little did she know that an adventure was about to begin that would be a culmination of her greatest fears...

Unrest in the Riddermark – Take Two. Threadmaster: Curufin
Genre: Tolkien (3rd Age)
Status: Inactive

Wake Up: Before the Sun Sets II. Threadmaster: Disasteriffic Dianthelle
Genre:
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Walking through Fire. Threadmaster: Anoren Ararinwa
Genre:
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Walking Through Fire Revisited. Threadmaster: Disasteriffic Dianthelle
Genre:
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Walking Through the Trees. Threadmaster: Celebmorine
Genre:
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The War of the South. Threadmaster: Adanedhel
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Warriors of the Fourth Age: The Return of the Elves. Threadmaster: Carancoe
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The Way We Were. Threadmaster: Turambar
Genre: Tolkien (3rd Age)/General Fantasy, Quest
Status: Inactive
Description from Turambar:
Turambar came to Middle-Earth, seeking to outrun a doom (further revelations of this doom come out in the RP and WA) that is chasing him through his life. Eventually, he determines to turn and face the pursuing doom. To do this, he sets out on a journey accompanied by other creatures in search of their destinies.
So far, Turambar and his company have been traveling toward Bar-en-Danwedh, but had to travel first through Roham. There they were captured by Eomer who decided he would take them to Edoras before king Theoden to get permission to cross the king's land. Lady Perloteiel, Celtic Myst, and Niere have left the company, though, and are currently on another plane of existence, trying to figure out what to do about the murdered committed against Legendary beings of Middle-Earth.
Eomer is not quite sure what to think about the magic used to transport them, but he seems glad the Legendary beings are gone. Turambar and Eomer are currently struggling mentally to determine who is stronger. They are irritating each other to the breaking-point. Although Eomer is the current leader (he has a pack of Rohirrim with him, which makes him stronger than the company), Turambar keeps undermining his superiority.

Westward to Freedom. Threadmaster: Curufin
Genre:
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Who Done It?. Threadmaster: Estel
Genre:
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The Winds of the Storm. Threadmaster: Meneldil
Genre:
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Witch Hunt. Threadmaster: Aylah the Wind Sister
Genre: General Fantasy
Status: Inactive
Description by the threadmaster:
A girl in a place similar to 17th century new England finds herself eldest of a large family and must find out why her siblings keep disappearing, who the corpse in the barn was, and whether she is terminally insane or not.

The Wonders of Youth. Threadmaster: Arianna
Genre: Tolkien, Quest
Status: Inactive
Description from Anoren the Elf:
Oriatuo, a 13 year old child, living without any knowledge of her parents, in Mirkwood with the elves. She has found an evil book made by her father who is trying to find it. Oriatuo with companions is on a quest to keep it away from him.

And the World as She Knew it was Changed. Threadmaster: Lady Serynetha
Genre:
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Writer’s Block. Threadmaster: Arra
Genre:
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The Writers’ Hall. Threadmaster: The Swordmaster
Genre: Inn
Status: Semi-active

The Writers' Hall. Threadmaster: The Swordmaster
Genre:
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Ye Olde Swimming Hole. Threadmaster: Tinelwen
Genre:
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Zâira Nênud. Threadmaster: Braeden Fireheart
Genre: Tolkien (2nd Age), Quest
Status: Active
Description by the Threadmaster:
In the Second Age, after the death of Tar-Aldarion, a group of men and women set out from Númenor to Middle-earth. The Queen Ancalimë has publicly refused to send aid to Gil-galad and the inhabitants of the Great Lands, even though they are inundated by an unknown shadow in the southeast. This role-play starts off in Númenor, during the Erukyermë (Spring Feast) of 1105SA. The group meets and soon plans to sail away from the sacred land of gift, to the regions of Endor, without the approval of Tar-Ancalimë. So small a team could not possibly aid the elves of Lindon as well as a large army of Númenoreans, yet each individual believes they cannot just stand by and do nothing. This is a literary RP. The threadmaster expects all players to have read/be reading the relevant Second Age information/stories before joining.
Current RP members: Braeden Fireheart, Aikanáro, Andreth, Éomer, Gna, and Lady Sandrilene of Ruatha.
This RP does not need any more characters until the group is near reaching Middle-earth. We will need both elves and humans, and possibly some dwarves.
Word Aside

[ 11-28-2005, 03:47 PM: Message edited by: Aranel Charis ]

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Very good, Aranel Charis!
I'll try to give some assistance again.

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Thank you. Whenever you want to do some work on it I would be glad to have assistance.
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Aranel, you still around?

I wonder how many of these RPs are still active.

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quote:
I'll try to give some assistance again.
I didn't try very hard, did I? []

It's difficult to say how many RPs are active - it's very much a question of definition. How often should there be posts in it for it to be considered active?

Some RPs go in leaps and bounds - my own Road to Rivendell is one of them. It may be active (as in several posts per week) for a few weeks, and then it may take a break for a few more weeks.

But I'd say that out of those RPs with a full description in the first post, only seven are active or semi-active. Then there are some such RPs that are only in the list, but haven't got a full description yet, and some more that haven't even got into the list.

A rather low percentage, I'd say ...

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Can we have the names of those you think are active - whether they are part of the list or not?

Thanks!

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OK, I went to the first and second pages of this forum to get these threads, not to the list. Some of them have last posts as far back as to the end of June this year, and I've put Semi-active for those I'm the most in doubt about - but for some of them I also know that the threadmaster (or some other dedicated player) wants to make another effort to try to keep them alive.
So, here goes, in alphabetical order:

Death: The Grand Adventure (Semi-act.)
Elemental (Semi-act.)
Exstaltion AWA and Signups (Active)
Green Dragon, The (Active)
Idle Hands (Active)
If It's Possible (Semi-act.)
Infected (Semi-act.)
King of Puppets (Active)
Mischief of Merry and Pippin, The (Active)
On the Doorstep of Evil's Den (Active)
Ranger of the North, The (Active)
Realm of Strife, The (Active)
Riders of Earioth - The (Semi-act.)
Road to Rivendell (Active)
Shadow Over Arnor - Working thread (Active)
Solitary Rider, A (open to all) (Semi-act.)
Stage Coach, The (Active)
Star Wars: Roots of Rebellion (Active)
Straight Road: Asides, The (Active)
Theft of Umbar, The (Active)
Trail of the Adamant Adamant, The (Active)
Walks of Life (Word aside), The (Semi-act.)
Zâira Nênud (Active)

Then there are also some Inn or discussion type threads, which I've not included.

I've got all this in an Excel-file, and I've got another one that I made more than a year ago, with all threads, active or dead - but I don't know whether it's much use for anything.
It would be lovely to have an index like the ones Wetwang has made for the Lit fora, but it would demand far more time than I've got available ...

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I don't see why we need any other index. This thread and the welcome thread by Mandin serve as quite an extensive index, all we need to do is maintain them and keep them uptodate. This thread here is quite impressive and we probably just need to put in a little effort to reformat it from time to time.

Thanks for posting the current RPs, when I get the time I will work on making sure they are separately listed.

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quote:
I don't see why we need any other index.
If we were to make one, it would be for people who would want to read old RPs - to have categories of RPs according to where in Tolkien's timeline they would be, or perhaps not in Tolkien's world at all.

But thinking more about it, I suppose you are right that we don't need one. I don't think it would be used much *sigh*. If people have the time to read old RPs, they can just as well just guess from the title and follow the links in this thread. It wouldn't be worth the effort of making anything more sophisticated.

I'll have another look in my files, though, to see whether there are any titles missing that died away while we were not updating the list. As for resurrecting an old RP, I suppose that is for the threadmaster to do. If he's not interested, there's little chance for a new life for his thread.

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So you feel we can categorize the RPs, that's a great idea but we can do it right here in this thread. I'll try to get Aranel to notice me and we can decide how to get that done.

I don't see that as being too hard to do if we adopt a genre entry for each RP rather than categorize across different criteria. Each RP can have a few genre entries like timeline, comedy/tragedy, Tolkien/not... etc

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It's not very hard to do, just rather time-consuming. But if a lot of us share them between us, the load is easier.

I don't know whether that full description of the RPs was working, though. Not all of the threadmasters answered the requests, and I don't think we ever finished all the descriptions that were needed at the time.
I suppose they will only be needed for active and semi-active RPs - for the old ones, just the genre entries will be enough.

Even if we perhaps don't arrive at the best solution for this thread at first try, we can improve it gradually and come up with something even more useful eventually.

[ 11-19-2005, 08:26 AM: Message edited by: Varnafindë ]

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Well!
It's a good thing Braeden called me over, otherwise I'd missed all this excitement. []

As I love making lists (it's the medievalist in me), the genre thing sounds like a good idea...as for the full descriptions, they were working, it's just that I got tired of doing them after a while and stopped. The labour can be resumed.

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Good to see you again, Aranel!

Could the full descriptions be made less tiring to make?
And would you be interested in my old Excel-file to see whether there are some real oldies in it that aren't included in the list in the first post?

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Ooh! Excel file! I sure would. (Nice to see you again too!)

Ideas about how to make the descriptions less tiring are welcomed, though I could be going about it the wrong way. Usually I try to read some of the RP, plus the Word Aside to get a feeling of the thread before I write the description, which (obviously) takes a lot of time.

Question: would the categorized genre list replace the current one?

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I've no ideas for how to do it easier, I'm afraid.
And I suppose the current list should be expanded with the genre entries.

For the Excel file - I suppose you could PM me your email address.

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Right, I'll pm you then.

I've updated the current list with the new RPs, though if anyone catches any I've missed feel free to mention them. I'll start to work on the genre list; are there suggestions for the genre categories besides the ones already mentioned?

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Lugbúrz might have some suggestions on genres as well. One distinction might be whether it's very fighting oriented or not.
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Welp, it needs much more editing, but what I currently have up is the direction the list is taking: instead of a long list of links, then another list of descriptions, the two are merged, with the categories and status indicators which are outlined at the beginning of the post.
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quote:
instead of a long list of links, then another list of descriptions, the two are merged,
Looks very good so far. You've done a great job already!
There are "a few" more hours of work ahead of us, though. We could PM some more about how I could share some of the workload.

Is Status the point where threadmasters could ask for addition of a temporary notice, saying Seeking more characters or similar?

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Is Status the point where threadmasters could ask for addition of a temporary notice, saying Seeking more characters or similar?
I would imagine so.


Division of labour could go along the simple lines of 'I'll do A-L, you do M-Z' or something similar.

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I'll start on Magi Doubts (by Arra) then, and work my way onwards from there. Then I'll mail you the bits and pieces when I've done a chunk of some size (that way you can have even the UBB code).

The thing at the moment is to read enough of a story to give it the main genre categories. Then we could go through the stories again later to fill in with more descriptions (or hope for the threadmasters to do it for us). Even just the categories gives a new reader some idea of where to start.

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Woohoo!

We have activity.

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The thing at the moment is to read enough of a story to give it the main genre categories. Then we could go through the stories again later to fill in with more descriptions
Exactly what I was thinking. []

Edit-although M-Z seems to have more than A-L...so when (note I say when, not if) I get done through A-L, I'll come help with M-Z.

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Great job! []
I think this is the kind of index I was hoping for. Not identical to the literary ones, but then the topics are quite different, too []

The categories stated as comments to each RP seems like a good format for the index. Now it's possible to look for old and new RPs and to have some idea about what to find.
All we need to do now [] , is to fill in all the details ...

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Yes...details. Pesky things.
If only it didn't take so very long, and I wasn't such a perfectionist. []

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