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Tolkienia Times: December, "The Desolation of Smaug" Edition. Page 2

Brethil
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Dec 6 2013, 2:47am


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The Mayor's Report, (or, The State of the City-State)

A little over two months ago a small nation was established, nestled between the banks of the South and the West Baranduin (and East-Northeast of the ancient city of Londinium). Founded on the love of all things Tolkien, Tolkienia is thriving, despite some initial growing pains involving land disputes and minor altercations (to use an umbrella term).
After recovering from my inadvertent airborne adventure, I have been working hard to establish guidelines for a safe and pleasant manner of life for all our citizens and visitors. In the next few months, we hope to vote in members of a city council and a couple of part-time Shirriffs. Our national alarm system is nearly in place. Several local choruses are taking part in a "Fear! Fire! Foes!"recording competition, and the winning group will become the voice of our citizen alert broadcast by radio, television, loudspeaker, and palantir, in case of any widespread emergency.
Careful development continues to take place, strictly within the limits of the law, and in keeping with our national priority of preserving ancient buildings and the natural environment.
All concerns and disputes concerning development or any other topic should be submitted in writing to the mayor's office, where each submission will be read and carefully considered. Contact ioreth@iwillbeheard.gov for instructions in submitting your communications to any of the government offices.
Once our city council is in place, we will have monthly meetings where all citizens and even visitors will have every opportunity to air concerns. Translators are urgently needed for these meetings, so applications for fluent speakers of Entish, Quenya, Sindarin, Westron and Khuzdul are now being accepted. Translators for additional languages, such as Gnomish and Druedain (Wosisch) may be necessary in the future.
And lastly, in some very exciting news, there have been sightings reported of three or four elusive, rather graceful tree-like creatures flitting between the grape arbors and the Replantable-Christmas-Tree field belonging to Drogo H. Gamgee, just south of Bree Hill Drive, and tantalizingly close to a certain museum (and not far from Treebeard's Retreat forest reserve). One can only hope . . .
With affection, and in hopes of getting to know all of you at least half as well as you deserve,

Your Mayor, The Honorable Ethel Duath





The Animal Vote Poll: Results are In. Campaigns Were Tense, Diverse

The days of waiting are over, citizens of Tolkienia!!

After a grueling voting process, the results of the first mascot election are in. No less than seven offices were up for grabs, and they were fiercely contested,tooth and nail, wing and hoof, tentacle and ... well, you get the idea. As anypolitical analyst will tell you, the road to political power can be tricky, andthis race was no different.

Pulses ran high, when several disturbing rumors came to light, with a little aid from the Thrush party. Smaug was accused of plotting eat the opposition, but as all the nominees turned out on election night, we can only assume that he thought better of this clumsy stratagem. Several campaign workers for the Crebain party were accused of spying, and were summarily dismissed. At a press conference called by the campaign manager, Mr. S. Aruman. Mr. Aruman denied any connexion to the shady actions, condemning them as, "Something that would never be condoned by Dunlanders".

A full investigation of the dark tales of a 'barbeque', planned by the General Dragon party, of whom the Smaug Party was a splinter-group, was not undertaken by this reporter for reasons of personal safety.

In the capital, most of the contenders had their own camp on the Town Hall lawn. The Oliphant party was out in force, a very large presence, as some might say. The Warg party snarled at any outsiders that approached, and couldn't be approached for comment. When asked for speculation on the outcome of the race, the leader of the Huan party did not have much to say, something about some prophecy or another. The Fox party was not much more responsive, keeping their thoughts to themselves, no doubt.

The lawn was the scene of some last-minute politicking, as Shadowfax, Arod and Hasafuel attempted reconciliation with the main Mearas party. Shadowfax, however, would accept no lower position than 'Lord of all Horses', and so negotiations soon stalled, unable to reach a stable agreement. When asked for comment on the possibility of a similar Avain Alliance, the Swan party pooh-poohed the idea, preferring, "To maintain our exalted station above such dark birds."

The Ravens were curiously absent, preferring to haunt their ancestral home, and to receive the voting results among friends. The only other absence was the Watcher in the Water, who could not attend for obvious reasons. Instead they had their own party near the Eyott Club, ready to take possession of any ship if it should become their namesake. Far from missed, it was the prevailing opinion that the Watcher had been far more active than his name suggests. "One too many tentacles in the pot!", was the sentiment most expressed.

Finally, as the long hours of the night passed, the results trickled in. Announced in the early morning hours, here are the results:

News Station- Party Fox Flagship of the Fleet- Party Swan First Ship of the Line- Party Watcher in the Water Second Ship of the Line- Party Arod Tolkienia High School Basketball Team- Party Warg Tolkienia High School LaCrosse Team- Party Raven Downtown Sports Arena- Party Oliphant



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Tolkienia Times: December, "The Desolation of Smaug" Edition. Front Page Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Dec 6 2013, 2:42am
    Tolkienia Times: December, "The Desolation of Smaug" Edition. Page 2 Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Dec 6 2013, 2:47am
        Tolkienia Times: December, "The Desolation of Smaug" Edition. Page 3 Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Dec 6 2013, 2:53am
            Tolkienia Times: December, "The Desolation of Smaug" Edition. Page 4 Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Dec 6 2013, 2:58am
                Tolkienia Times: December, "The Desolation of Smaug" Edition. Page 5 Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Dec 6 2013, 3:06am
                    Tolkienia Times: December, "The Desolation of Smaug" Edition. Page 6 Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Dec 6 2013, 3:18am
                        Any song that tempts me to sing is an automatic fave The Grey Elf Send a private message to The Grey Elf Dec 6 2013, 11:49am
                            Agreed...I found it very touching too Grey Elf! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Dec 6 2013, 9:59pm
                                Thank you both, Meneldor Send a private message to Meneldor Dec 7 2013, 12:00am
                                    Then kudos to Ethel, too! The Grey Elf Send a private message to The Grey Elf Dec 7 2013, 12:09am
                                        Thanks! Meneldor did the real work. I just found an old Sea song Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Dec 7 2013, 4:14am
                                    Excellent collaboration! Kim Send a private message to Kim Dec 7 2013, 1:36am
                            My goodness, what an amazing poem! Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Dec 7 2013, 4:16am
                                Agreed - it so much fun! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Dec 7 2013, 4:56am
                                    Now, when is Smaug coming to help Gramma Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Dec 7 2013, 4:59am
                                What a lovely compliment, Ethel! Thank you so much!!! // The Grey Elf Send a private message to The Grey Elf Dec 8 2013, 3:02am
                        Wonderful! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Dec 7 2013, 2:40pm
                            Thank you, gramma!! The Grey Elf Send a private message to The Grey Elf Dec 8 2013, 3:00am
                        Wonderful! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Dec 9 2013, 4:48am
                    Great crossword! When do we get the answers?! :D I'm actually Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Dec 7 2013, 4:58am
                        In shall publish them in a few days... Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Dec 7 2013, 5:10am
                            Awwwww.... Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Dec 7 2013, 5:36am
                                Yes, please Rem, on both! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Dec 7 2013, 5:58am
                    *laughs* Toasted Sheep Pass! :D OMG! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Dec 7 2013, 2:37pm
                    I really don't know what it is ... DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Dec 7 2013, 9:59pm
                        Elven ennui... Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Dec 7 2013, 10:54pm
                    Answers to the Crossword.....Maybe....... Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Dec 10 2013, 3:33am
                        Heh! For me, not too bad. Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Dec 10 2013, 3:46am
                        Thanks Rem! This was fun Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Dec 10 2013, 9:55pm
                Pork Popsicle! I love it! :D grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Dec 7 2013, 2:34pm
            Bwahahahahhaa!!!! *wild applause* grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Dec 7 2013, 2:24pm
                I still think your secret is secret Gramma... Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Dec 7 2013, 5:42pm
                Your lifetime or his? Meneldor Send a private message to Meneldor Dec 7 2013, 6:20pm
                    Gives the M. One reason to extend Gramma's life indefinitely Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Dec 7 2013, 6:51pm
        Ah! Now I must re-do the map! The voters have spoken. So now we have: Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Dec 7 2013, 4:55am
        All hail the Party Winners! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Dec 7 2013, 2:13pm
    Having only managed to visit this lovely town, Dame Ioreth Send a private message to Dame Ioreth Dec 7 2013, 4:58pm
        Yes, maybe we need to run a Real Estate section next Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Dec 7 2013, 5:44pm
        More than just rumors Kim Send a private message to Kim Dec 7 2013, 10:56pm
            A happy and welcome sight!!!!! // Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Dec 7 2013, 11:42pm

 
 
 

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