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Unveiling Tolkienia: Flag and Seal! National Map! Contests! Art! Poetry, Humor and Song!



Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Sep 24 2013, 4:59pm


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Unveiling Tolkienia: Flag and Seal! National Map! Contests! Art! Poetry, Humor and Song!

At long last, the Nation of Tolkienia is truly established!

We have a flag, a National Seal, a special Town Map with pictures of local attractions, and even our own newspaper!

Scroll down for pics and links to the map and flag, etc.

See posts below this for the newspaper, challenges, contests, food and fun!

And don't forget to check out Ruxendil's and Daniel's separate posts!

Tolkienia Forever! Cool

National Map





All the roads and names are the actual street names and locations of the actual South Woodham Ferrers in the UK.


https://picasaweb.google.com/notesedit/September212013?authkey=Gv1sRgCJmZkoTN88SZcw&feat=directlink#5926966811339410034

Note: There is a Zoom tool at the top left, next to "actions." If you click on the Zoom tool, that will bring it up in a window with a black background with + and - zoom symbols at the left. You can use those to zoom in.

Tolkienia National Flag






Translation: Speak friend and enter / Pedo mellon a minno


National Emblem/Coat of Arms




Translation: Good health to you (Wes ϸu hal)


Laws and Initiatives
, based on the 2 Pollantir results

Use the zoom tool, as above, then to scroll down and see the whole document, just click and hold the pointer right on the document, and move it up and down.

Tolkienia Laws p.1

Tolkienia Laws p.2



(This post was edited by Altaira on Sep 25 2013, 12:59am)


Brethil
Half-elven


Sep 24 2013, 5:07pm


Views: 1281
"The New Tolkienia Times, and a headline contest!"

The Tolkienia Times Headline Contest will choose a (funniest? oddest?) headline for the next edition of the Times, a month from today. The winner can also come up with a brief story to go with it when it's published, or our Managing Editor (Brethil) or one of our reporters can write the story based on the selected headline.

Without further ado, enjoy The Times!






TheTolkienia Times
The Official Daily Newspaper of Tolkienia


________________________September 24, 2013_____________________________





Tolkienia Becomes a Nation


Making both world and local headlines, fans of the literary world-maker J.R.R. Tolkien boldly followed in their favorite author's footsteps, and took the first step in creating their own bit of Middle-earth on Earth by incorporating themselves into a nation based on the blueprints of the writings of Tolkien. Appropriately named 'Tolkienia', it will incorporate aspects of... (con't p 2)

The World Responds

A flurry of international attention has been created. Among the first of world leaders to comment, United States President Barack Obama said this: "I applaud the move for independent expression of values, and am impressed by their courage. Also, as soon as I can I plan to visit the new nation, for a Green Summit, in something called a flet..." (con't p 6)

Museum Construction Holdup: Second Call for Bids
As the plans of the Tolkienia Town Square have just been released to the public, the space reserved for the Entwife Museum is not noted to have a current project plan on file. Hopes of a genuine Dwarven contractor were dashed when it was found to be merely an Internet hoax with a photoshopped ID card attached to the proposal... (con't p4)

Tolkienia Politics: Rumors About Upcoming Election

Quoting unnamed sources, who spoke only with guarantees of anonymity and a pint, indicated that there is really only one candidate for the office of Mayor, called 'a veritable shoo-in', naming Ethel ... (con't p 3)

Classifieds: See page 12
This weeks job ads: Barista/o, Gimli's Grinds: F/T days, must make *strong* coffee. Braid Emporium, braider needed, must understand Khudzul forms. Farrier needed, apply Westfarthing Stables; must work well with talking horses. Town Poets needed, specializing in Dwarven themed verse - schedule: eh, whenever. Gardener/bodyguards and rock wrestlers needed, see Shire Jobs Limited Listings. Gifted Parody Writer needed ASAP: contact Theoden's Thespian's at the Hornburg Theater . . . .

And don't forget to scan our Mathom Pages (p 13) to see if there are any trades or purchases you would like to make!

Our Tolkienia Weather:
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Look for balmy, sunny skies 65 degrees Fahrenheit and only scattered clouds at dusk today. If you want to know more, you have to buy Daniel lunch.
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
*By the Free People, for the Free People* The Tolkienia Times TIMES.JRRT



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Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Sep 24 2013, 5:12pm


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Map legend to follow. :) //

 


Brethil
Half-elven


Sep 24 2013, 5:19pm


Views: 1263
Welcome to Tolkienia! Come on in through the Front Gate...and grab a bite too!


This example is of one of many of our Edible Lampposts, but this particular one is now a permanent light at the Front Gate, but many more varieties are available at our Celeborn St. location (corner of West March). This one is decked out in Autumn Treats!

For seasonal and holiday use, we have a large "repository" containing many different flavors of Edible Lampposts - fresh cherry (in season), chocolate, licorice, candy cane, peanut brittle, and a cream-filled eclair one that is guaranteed to leave residents quite messy but also quite happy!







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Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Sep 24 2013, 5:29pm


Views: 1251
Yummies for our Block Party: See what's here, and bring a covered dish

if you like, or just dig in!
Herbs and stewed rabbit

Ent draughts

Miruvor


Honey Cake

Enjoy!


DanielLB
Immortal


Sep 24 2013, 5:32pm


Views: 1253
My headline:

Local farmland destroyed by new Tolkienia town - "Ere! Oo' are you?" shouts the farmer!

AngelicWink



Brethil
Half-elven


Sep 24 2013, 5:43pm


Views: 1239
Noted!!!! //


In Reply To
Local farmland destroyed by new Tolkienia town - "Ere! Oo' are you?" shouts the farmer!

AngelicWink


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Brethil
Half-elven


Sep 24 2013, 5:47pm


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Love the map!

Hmmm, Buckleberry Heath looks a nice spot...how do we call 'dibs' ????? LaughLaugh

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Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Sep 24 2013, 5:51pm


Views: 1239
Map legend! (Hope to get it in origianl post eventually)

And a link to a bigger image: https://picasaweb.google.com/...#5927248341513571746






Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Sep 24 2013, 5:59pm


Views: 1240
Choose the Animal contest!

Our voters chose The Eagles as our national animal!



But other popular animals you voted on should have their species memorialized too.

Here's the challenge! Come up with a title/idea for the use of your favorite Tolkien animal name: mascots, school names, arena names, concert halls: anything you like!

Here are the other top vote getters, (although any M.E animal is fine) and some suggestions:

Fox

Mearas

Oliphants

Suggestions could be:

Local school sports teams: Unstoppable Oliphants!


What to name our local T.V. news station: Fox news!!! Wink


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Sep 24 2013, 6:18pm


Views: 1234
Forgot Attribution! DanielLB as the Minister of Art and Engraving designed the Flag and Emblem!

Sorry, Daniel--I copied in the wrong text by mistake . . .BlushEvil


(This post was edited by Ethel Duath on Sep 24 2013, 6:19pm)


Meneldor
Valinor


Sep 24 2013, 9:18pm


Views: 1240
Ships

Ethel asked me for ship pictures for the yacht club and river. To me, these seem like fair representations of Numenorean explorers:







Ethel, if none of these work for you, let me know what you'd like to see and I'll find something different. It's no bother; looking for pics of beautiful ships isn't exactly a punishment for me. Smile


They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of the Lord, and His wonders in the deep.


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Sep 24 2013, 9:25pm


Views: 1217
I'm literally transfixed! :)

Absolutely breathtaking. Feel free to post the entire fleet if you like (Just watch out for tall, blond, wild eyed people muttering about jewels.Shocked)

Goes off singing "The sigh o' the wind
Green waves heavin' high . . ."




Meneldor
Valinor


Sep 24 2013, 10:04pm


Views: 1216
Well, since you asked...

Here are a few more of the finalists in my "which ships look Numenorean" contest.




















They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of the Lord, and His wonders in the deep.


Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Sep 24 2013, 10:15pm


Views: 1223
I haven't had time to fully appreciate this

but I applaud the great creativity and humor you and so many others have put into it.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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Ruxendil_Thoorg
Tol Eressea


Sep 25 2013, 2:56am


Views: 1206
This is so cool Brethil!

 
I actually tried to click around the page looking for a link to page 12...for the Classifieds to look up Theoden's Theater's contact info Wink

I'm trying to think of a headline, but every time I think of something, I feel like I'm being one of those bad journalists who try to "make" the news rather than report it. Laugh

If I think of one, I post separately. Well done! Heart

A bag is like a hole that you can carry with you.

http://newboards.theonering.net/...forum_view_expanded;


Brethil
Half-elven


Sep 25 2013, 2:59am


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(Yay!) Glad you found that bit!

You'll have to get the contact info from the Mayor...but it seems they need you straight away! LaughHeart

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Ruxendil_Thoorg
Tol Eressea


Sep 25 2013, 3:10am


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We do truly love our vittles well!

We wants it, my prix fixe (i.e., everything on the menu)!

esp. if I get to keep the lovely, museum-quality-looking miruvor bottle! Wink

These are great, ED! SmileHeart

A bag is like a hole that you can carry with you.

http://newboards.theonering.net/...forum_view_expanded;


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Sep 25 2013, 1:52pm


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Entings In Juvenal Court for Tossing Mayor Over Monument

Quickbeam urges leniency for hasty youthful behaviour.


Werde Spinner
Rohan


Sep 25 2013, 2:16pm


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These are all so beautiful!

Heart Smile I especially love the flag. It is so pretty; I really like the blue shade used for it. Also, the monument is truly a work of art, DanielLB!

*sits down and starts figuring out where to move in Tolkienia*

"I had forgotten that. It is hard to be sure of anything among so many marvels. The world is all grown strange. Elf and Dwarf in company walk in our daily fields; and folk speak with the Lady of the Wood and yet live; and the Sword comes back to war that was broken in the long ages ere the fathers of our fathers rode into the Mark! How shall a man judge what to do in such times?"

"As he ever has judged. Good and ill have not changed since yesteryear; nor are they one thing among Elves and Dwarves and another among Men. It is a man's part to discern them, as much in the Golden Wood as in his own house."


DanielLB
Immortal


Sep 25 2013, 4:19pm


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Oliphaunts might make interesting school buses! /

 



Brethil
Half-elven


Sep 25 2013, 4:22pm


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Another possible headline noted...!

A wonderful place to live. Where else could one contemplate looking outside to see Entings playing some friendly Monument Ball with the Mayor? LaughCool

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Rembrethil
Tol Eressea


Sep 25 2013, 4:47pm


Views: 1184
Suit pressed against owner of local dojo

A civil suit is about to appear before the authorities, concerning the controversial self-defence training, being offered to "the little folk" at the S-B dojo. Among the chief complains is a rash of umbrella related assaults, a core piece of self-defence technique, pioneered by the owners 'famoustest' ancestor, Lobelia....


Brethil
Half-elven


Sep 25 2013, 5:13pm


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(*haha!*) Umbrella style!

Smile

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Rembrethil
Tol Eressea


Sep 25 2013, 5:49pm


Views: 1171
Glad you enjoyed it!

I could probably ramble for a few hundred words. In writing, I'm quite garrulous actually. I suppose it makes up for my taciturn and serious minded self, once people meet me in person. I like to mock the pompous and inflated styles that many official announcements come in. They range from ludicrously childish (the kind that are put up to prevent frivolous lawsuits, such as "your hot beverage will be warm, please exercise due care and caution when removing it from the machine') to the high-flown technical language used in Public announcements, with all of their PC terminologies. I find it quite as amusing as Bilbo's 'business manner', as just as laughable. Just say 'don't drop your coffee on yourself', no need to state that coffee is hot, tube tracks are not a place yo stand, or other nonsense.

If you want a full article I might be able to do one in the future.


Brethil
Half-elven


Sep 25 2013, 6:17pm


Views: 206
Hmmm, I may have to impress you into Reporter service, if you're not careful!

In any case, next month's Times is going to be a blast. Smile

Is there a Tolkien topic that you have wanted to look into more deeply, and write about your thoughts on it? If so, we'd like to hear from you for the next TORn Amateur Symposium- coming in November. Happy writing!








Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Sep 25 2013, 9:00pm


Views: 204
So glad you liked it! Stop by and have some treats, above, and maybe

try out one of the contests!Smile


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Sep 26 2013, 2:04am


Views: 198
This is so geekily awesome!

A place of our own, to roam around and interact with Middle-earth denizens, and join in their legacy of poetry and song (and good eats)! There's so much here, it's going to take me a few days to poke into all the corners!

What a wonderful place this is! Heart

That flag brings to mind Arwen's banner - but of course, there's much more here (and I hope everyone is finding the seven stars, and understanding the symbology!). Speaking of which, that Coat of Arms is a class act! We've got "heritage"!

Thank you sooo much, Ethel and fellow 'sibs! Cool


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"






Brethil
Half-elven


Sep 26 2013, 2:30am


Views: 200
Now *those* are yachts!

What a great Riverview they must make! Angelic Great finds Meneldor!

Is there a Tolkien topic that you have wanted to look into more deeply, and write about your thoughts on it? If so, we'd like to hear from you for the next TORn Amateur Symposium- coming in November. Happy writing!








Meneldor
Valinor


Sep 26 2013, 4:43am


Views: 195
Just a few more

that are too pretty to not share.










They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of the Lord, and His wonders in the deep.


Brethil
Half-elven


Sep 26 2013, 2:35pm


Views: 200
Wow Meneldor

Great finds! Angelic

That top one looks exactly how I pictured the Pelagir!

Clearly Tolkienia will have a busy sailing community! Hooray!

Is there a Tolkien topic that you have wanted to look into more deeply, and write about your thoughts on it? If so, we'd like to hear from you for the next TORn Amateur Symposium- coming in November. Happy writing!








Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Sep 26 2013, 9:47pm


Views: 184
You people are absolutely nuts...

...and I mean that in the nicest, most affectionate way! I'm honored to hang out such excellent and admirable hobbits. Smile




Brethil
Half-elven


Sep 26 2013, 9:52pm


Views: 189
We are happy to have you around Lily!

And taken with affection! Thank you! AngelicSmile Its been quite a group effort, lead by our dear Mayor.

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Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Sep 27 2013, 2:37am


Views: 180
As they say, we don't suffer from insanity

we enjoy every minute of it.Cool


Meneldor
Valinor


Sep 27 2013, 3:26am


Views: 173
Eagle Express

When it positively has to be somewhere you can't simply walk into.




They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of the Lord, and His wonders in the deep.


Meneldor
Valinor


Oct 5 2013, 2:40am


Views: 176
What happened?

I killed the thread! NO!!! It's too young to die!

BE HEALED!!!



They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of the Lord, and His wonders in the deep.


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Oct 5 2013, 2:57am


Views: 244
There is hope. Just wait!

Cool