Apr 27 2016, 1:56am
(This is a "companion piece" to the Valaquenta - with all due apologies to Treebeard and his Lore of the Living Creatures! )
**In Appreciation of the TORn Founders: Learn Now the Lore of the TORnStaff Creatures!
Learn now the Lore of the TORnStaff Creatures!
First name the Four, the Founders of TORn:
Xoanon the Webmaker, Finder of News,
..Go-between, Interviewer, who brings them all together;
Tehanu the Java-lover, player of cellos,
..Ultimate Spy and first link to the Movies;
Corvar the computer-master, Keeper of the Servers,
..Maintainer of the bytes which contain our very words;
Calisuri the Uninhibited, Designer of the Site,
..Tamer of pixels and developer of pages.
Next name the Senior Staff, overseers of human interface:
Altaira the Superuser, who watches over us all,
..Fiesta Bar-mistress and bane of all Trolls;
MrCere the SandWitch King, who posts from the shower,
..Gatherer and disseminator of News old and new;
Jincey, editor, motherly towards all,
..Proprietress of Barliman's and welcomer of guests ;
Demosthenes, Barliman server of ales,
..Attender of events and reporter of same;
maegwen, Barliman barmaid gregarious,
..Designer and assembler of moots large and small.
Then name the Admins, safe-keepers of Message Boards:
Ataahua the humorous, instigator of Conspiracies;
BG, beloved programmer of these New Boards;
Dernwyn the librarian, Bored of the Rings quoter;
Draupne the horse-lover, speaker of strange languages;
Earl the musician, church-organ virtuoso;
Eledhwen the well-travelled, with "Dreamy Aspirations";
Entmaiden the organizer, business-account genius;
Hengist the sword-wielder, gentleman and scholar;
Inferno the Computer Wizard, solver of problems;
Kimi the book-lover, and writer of stories;
Kyriel the travel agent for "Middle-Earth Tours";
Rosie-with-the-Ribbons, of the famous "I Hot Dwarves" T-shirt;
Silverlode the witty and lover of history.
And those who for long kept Barli's doors open wide:
IRC ops Arathorn, who we still meet at Moots;
and CharlieMS, oft-unnoticed but essential.
And we shall not forget those who have sailed West, forever in our hearts: Balin, moderator and moot-maker!
(As with all lists, there may be some creatures who, like the hobbits, might have not yet been noticed; please mention them, so that they may be included in the List!)
"I desired dragons with a profound desire"