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Welcome to TORn Founders Day 2014!

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Apr 25 2014, 11:02am

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Welcome to TORn Founders Day 2014!

When marked its 10th anniversary in 2009, we celebrated in style. In fact, we had such a good time, we decided to continue to celebrate every year on April 26, the date that TORn was established.

Founders Day is's official holiday, filled with the best that a virtual party can offer. If you're new(er) to the site, it's a chance to find out about the roots of the site, about the four founders, and to say thanks to the people who keep this place going.

If you've been around for a bit, it's a great day to reminisce, tell war stories, and reflect on all the adventures and friendships that have been forged over the years.

Look for a few special party threads on our message boards (mostly on Main, Off Topic and Feedback) and here in Barlimans Chatroom So don't be shy! Hunt around, find a party game you like, or a conversation you enjoy, and dive in!

The Party begins today in Fiesta and runs all weekend, so come on in and join in the fun!

Here's to our Founders (from left to right below: Corvar, Xoanon, Tehanu, Calisuri).

Happy 15th TORNiversary,!

As part of our celebrations every year we reprise posting the TORn "Valequenta" below. The TORn "Valequenta" was written by member Alassea Eruvende and set most beautifully to paper by our dear friend Daniel Reeve, calligrapher and artist for Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. Enjoy!

(This post was edited by Altaira on Apr 26 2014, 6:28pm)


Apr 25 2014, 4:20pm

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Happy Birthday TORn!

The 15 year leaf is something quite special. Evil


Apr 25 2014, 4:35pm

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Happy Birthday,! //


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Apr 25 2014, 5:04pm

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Happy birthday TORn

Happy 15th Birthday TORn.
And thanks to all being here, you make this place very special.

That Valequenta remains as beautiful as the first time I read it.


Apr 25 2014, 5:07pm

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Happy B-Day TORn

I love ya and all those that post here. :)


Apr 25 2014, 6:05pm

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Make sure to look for all the Party Posts!

Main, off topic and feedback are the boards to head to -- check often, there will be new things showing up all the time!

Here's to a great FD Party!



Apr 25 2014, 7:15pm

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Happy birthday, TORn!

Thanks to all who have made it the wonderful place it is. Smile

Arwen's daughter

Apr 25 2014, 7:26pm

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Happy Birthday, TORn!! //


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Apr 25 2014, 10:19pm

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Happy anniversary TORn!!!!

To all who have created and crafted much in the first 15 years
Thank You for all you have done!!

May there be many more years to come where all can continue to
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Apr 26 2014, 12:09am

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*WILD APPLAUSE!* Happy 15th TORniversary & Founders Day!! :D

Hang on a sec whilst I fill my mug and pass the barrel 'round...

Now we're ready! Here's to the best, bloomin' place in the whole wide world and the People who made it happen and the People who keep us goin'!


Here's to 15 more glorious years!


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Apr 26 2014, 12:12am

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Happy 15th TORn!

The Third TORn Amateur Symposium kicks off this Sunday, April 13th, in the Reading Room. Come and join us for Tolkien-inspired writings!

**CoH Rem. Just sayin' **

Ethel Duath

Apr 26 2014, 1:33am

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Ah! You have your "You Shall Pass" Pass!

You win the special prize of seven years of fruitcake of surpassing excellence!Sly


Apr 26 2014, 6:38am

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Founders? Bow to No one...Bomby / /



Apr 27 2014, 2:45am

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*geeky hand clapping!* Fruitcake for a Fruitcake! PERFECT! :D //



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"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."

I'm SO HAPPY these new films take me back to that magical world!!

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Apr 16 2017, 2:20am

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**15th Anniversary and Founders Day Collection, 2014

Here are the links to the 2014 Founders Day Party and TORn's 15th Anniversary Celebration. Thank you one and all for attending TORn's very own Holiday!

Welcome to TORn Founders Day 2014! by News from Bree
Let's party like it's 1999! by weaver
*unlocks doors* Welcome, one and all, to Founders' Day Fiesta Friday! by dernwyn
Getting to know [TORn Founder] Tehanu by News from Bree / Kelvarhin
Getting to know [TORn Founder] Xoanon by New from Bree / Kelvarhin
*** Founders Days Thanks! *** by Calisuri

TORn Founder Corvar is very shy. We'll coax him out soon!

Founders Day - Staff Share their Top 15 Moments on by News from Bree / Kelvarhin
Meet the team behind by News from Bree / Kelvarhin
The Lost Pants Thread by Gimli'sBox
***A Founders Day Scavenger Hunt*** by Magpie
***Founders Day Riddle Game*** by DanielLB
***Founders Day - Happy Birthday from *** by Rosie-with-the-ribbons
The Giant Founders Day Thank You Thread! by silneldor
**In Appreciation of the TORn Founders: Learn Now the Lore of the TORnStaff Creatures! by dernwyn
Posting this GREAT VIDEO TRIBUTE for Party Dwarf OneRinger! by weaver with thanks to One Ringer
Announcing a Poetry Slalom: The TORn Founder’s day Version of a Poetry Slam! by Ethel Duath
***Founders' Day MadLib! *** by dernwyn
**Founders Day Fashion Show ** by Arwen's daughter
**Founders Day Spring Game – Who Said it and Where Was it Said?** by grammaboodawg
**Name That Tune: Founders Day 2014 Edition!** by Ruxendil Thoorg
**Prize Announcement for Founders Day 2014 Name That Tune AND Post-Party Mini-Game ** by Ruxendil Thoorg
** Founders Day Drabble Tent ** Come in and Write a Very Short Story!! by Arwen's daughter

But wait, there's more! Founders Day Midnight Buffet now open! by weaver (on Off Topic Message Board)
Opening up the Second Founders Day Buffet Line! Food and FD Links inside! by weaver (on Main Message Board
15th Anniversary Messages from Friends of by News from Bree
** Founder's Day ** special edition of Bilbo's Brainteasers! by Altaira
Tolkienia Times Special *Founders Day* Bulletin! by Ethel Duath
Tolkienia Times: April, "The Spring in Ithilien" Edition. Front Page by TORnsibbies!
We "unofficially" draw Founders Day to a Close with some Lovely Parting Gifts by weaver


We have been there and back again.

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