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Hail and well met, visitors to and citizens of Tolkienia!



Tolkienia "Springs" To Life

This issue is going to celebrate the coming of Spring in the Northern Continents… FINALLY! It's been a long, hard winter for most, so the warm weather and re-birth of all growing things has been heartily anticipated. This, of course, brings to mind the Spring events of Middle-earth and of fair Ithilien. So in honour of that do we dedicate this Spring issue of Tolkienia.

Here's what you'll find in this Spring Issue:

News From Tolkienia! by The Wandering-but-not-lost Reporter – Front Page
Tolkienia Weather Summary by DanielLB – Page 2
Classifieds by DanielLB, Bracegirdle, grammaboodawg – Page 2
Personals by Bracegirdle, grammaboodawg – Who says it's nothing personal? All of this is! – Page 2
Founder's Day/15th TORniversary by grammaboodawg – Page 3
Exclusive Interview with silneldor by grammaboodawg – Page 3
"The Linguistic Arts" — A Collection of Poetry, Limericks, Prose and more with offerings by RangerLady23, Thursday_Next, and our Mayor, Ethel Duath – Page 4
...The Lay of the Bears of Beleriand by Mayor Ethel
...Rebirth of the Moon Land by RangerLady23
...Treebeard, Merry and Pippin – A First Take by Thursday_Next
Recipes Inspired By Ithilien by SimplyAven – the perfect chance to use your little box of salt - Page 5
...Young potatoes with herbs
...Zucchini with yogurt sauce
Real Estate by DanielLB – Page 5
Nerdsnorts by grammaboodawg – Page5
Games by Mayor Ethel, Rembrethil – Page 5
...Crossing Words with "Spring, Flowers and Sunshine" by Rembrethil – Take some time out and enjoy this Crossword Puzzle made exclusively for Tolkienia – Page 5
..."Spring in Ithilien" game by Mayor Ethel – Name that character, plant, animal, object or location from "Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit" – Page 5
Adverts by Mayor Ethel, DanielLB and grammaboodawg - Seeking some assistance or looking to sell and buy? Check out some adverts in your area. – Page… Scattered everywhere!

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Section 1: NEWS FROM TOLKIENIA! – by our intrepid The Wandering-but-not-lost Reporter



NEWS FROM TOLKIENIA!

Earlier this week, Tolkienia took another step towards establishing a global presence and good international relations by receiving a delegation from Kipland--a small, newly formed nation east of our borders. It is widely known as the second literature-based country in the western hemisphere and is dedicated to the works of Rudyard Kipling. Taking their cue from the formation of Tolkienia, the residents cite our own successes as inspiration for their actions. It would seem that the exceptional quality of life established in Tolkienia has set a high bar for future literary countries.

The delegation, dispatched by President Mowgli, was headed by many prominent names. Leading the expedition was the redoubtable Colonel Hathi, tasked with the safe delivery of the diplomats. Entering the capital in grand eastern style, they were announced by the trumpeting of the elephant cavalry band and the words of the strong marching song of the company.

Ambassador Baloo, chief of provisionment and recreations, and the first delegate, was in close conference with our very own Beorn for most of his stay. One of the hot topics discussed was minimum wage and living standards, cleverly referred to as 'the bear(bare) necessities of life'. Beorn, reportedly enjoyed this play on words and the good tales from a professional raconteur, and it is surmised that there will be much beneficial trade and valuable imports from one entertainment industry to the other, in both the short and long term.

Ambassador Bagheera too, was there as master of ceremony and chief delegate. Suave and urbane, he handled most of the formal negotiations with his Tabaqui-like cunning. A real Kipland hero, he commanded the respect of all who met him. His story is a most interesting one: Escaped from captivity, he had long wandered the jungle alone, but after forming a deeply loyal relationship with the current president, he has come out of a solitary existence to support his friends' political endeavours.

The whole event was a grand success: however there is never any project without its detractors. Vague reports of a mobility impaired tiger lurking in the depths of the forest and uncomfortably close to local residences were received, but after Treebeard had been dispatched to investigate, all rumours ceased. Local authorities remain vigilant.

The Seonee security detail, Hathi's elite security force, were several times hindered by the local bounds-keepers, being mistaken for Wargs by some children. The issuance of special identification vests put an end to the confusion, and allowed the pack to fulfill their mandate to 'Look Well'. And it was a good thing too! Apparently there exists in the Kipland Jungle, a rather brazen band of pranksters who plague the country. The Bandar-log (Monkey-people), as they call themselves, have a natural propensity towards tom-foolery and shenanigans, and several of their members decided to carry out some small mischief among us.

Accosting one Lobelia Baggins, one of the senior Hobbit residents, they became enamoured by the complexity of her Sunday umbrella and decided to relieve her of it in order to unravel its mysteries. Forced to surrender her best parasol to the brutes, this local character then did something quite drastic. Alerting the local shirrif, she proceeded to return home and procure her largest umbrella--a black, iron-framed relic of great historical, and physical weight. Holding it high above her head, she tracked down the hooligans, and one witness claims that she began to brandish it in a threatening manner, frightening a good number of the Bandar-log. The dramatic scene was interrupted by the intervention of a Seonee squad trained to deal with such disturbances. Details are sketchy, as the incident has been ruled to be within Kipland jurisdiction, and we are still unsure who exactly was saved from whom.

Later, reports of another kind of disruption began to flow in. A native inhabitant of Kipland, one Mr. Ssssmith, a person of great personal size, arrived soon after the foreign diplomatic party. Charming, (some say 'mesmerising') he soon attracted quite an audience in the local pubs with his grace on the dance floor. The tales he wove of his home were quite different in tone from the glowing reports of the other Kiplanders. A small protest materialised some few days later, staged at Town Hall, but after being rounded up by the shirrifs, few of the protesters could remember exactly why they were there. Undoubtedly there is more to this story and of this strange character than meets the eye. Upon further investigation, it came to light that Mr. Ssssmith's real identity was that of a former political aid to the Mowgli Party, but after some unpleasant disagreements and a treacherous political betrayal, he was ousted from power.

Finally, at the end of a week-long conference, a treaty of fair trade and fellowship was signed by all the major parties. The delegates returned home, promising a long friendship and conveying the president's deepest thanks. Is this a new age for Tolkienia? Will we be seeing elephants and other exotic types populating our streets? Does this cooperative establish motivation for the founding of similar literary sovereignties? Time can only tell.

-The Wandering-but-not-lost Reporter





6th draft of TH:AUJ Geeky Observation List - November 28, 2013
3rd draft of TH:DOS Geeky Observation List - January 2, 2014



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Tolkienia Times: April, "The Spring in Ithilien" Edition. Front Page grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Apr 12 2014, 2:02am
    Page 2 - Tolkienia Times "Spring in Ithilien" Edition – Weather, Classified, Personals grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Apr 12 2014, 2:11am
        Bwa ha ha Classifieds! simplyaven Send a private message to simplyaven Apr 12 2014, 2:16am
        Page 3 - Tolkienia Times "Spring in Ithilien" Edition – Founders Day, A Conversation with silneldor grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Apr 12 2014, 2:24am
            Page 4 - Tolkienia Times "Spring in Ithilien" Edition – Poetry, Limericks, Prose grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Apr 12 2014, 2:27am
                Page 5 - Tolkienia Times "Spring in Ithilien" Edition – Recipes, Real Estate, Nerdsnort, Games grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Apr 12 2014, 3:01am
                    ***Answers to TOLKIENIA TIMES GAMES*** grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Apr 12 2014, 3:04am
                    Faramir's house simplyaven Send a private message to simplyaven Apr 12 2014, 12:36pm
                        Well, we may be able to lower the price Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Apr 12 2014, 8:31pm
                            Oh, for this house simplyaven Send a private message to simplyaven Apr 12 2014, 11:08pm
                                Congratulations! DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Apr 13 2014, 9:08am
                                    Aaaaaaaaah simplyaven Send a private message to simplyaven Apr 13 2014, 12:24pm
                                    Does this mean Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Apr 13 2014, 4:00pm
                                        Only when it comes to Tolkienia matters I'm afraid. ;-) DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Apr 13 2014, 7:58pm
                                            Heh! Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Apr 13 2014, 8:03pm
                                    AWESOME!!! This is so cool! :D // grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Apr 14 2014, 9:26am
                    Keep the bids coming in for 27 Buckland Gate! DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Apr 14 2014, 9:28am
                    *drum roll* The winning bidder for 27 Buckland Gate is ... DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Apr 15 2014, 4:34pm
                        Woohoo! BlackFox Send a private message to BlackFox Apr 15 2014, 5:21pm
                        I have to clear up one thing though BlackFox Send a private message to BlackFox Apr 15 2014, 5:50pm
                            Eeek! DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Apr 15 2014, 7:09pm
                                No worries! BlackFox Send a private message to BlackFox Apr 15 2014, 7:43pm
                    House #2 I WANT THAT HOUSE! RangerLady23 Send a private message to RangerLady23 Apr 16 2014, 4:45pm
                        Excellent! DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Apr 16 2014, 6:49pm
                Tolkienia's got talent! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Apr 14 2014, 12:42am
            Excellent advice, there! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Apr 14 2014, 12:34am
                Seconded!!! // Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Apr 14 2014, 12:59am
        "The Iso Bar"? dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Apr 14 2014, 12:26am
    This is wonderful Gramma! // Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Apr 12 2014, 2:37am
    Wow! DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Apr 12 2014, 9:45am
    This is so cool! BlackFox Send a private message to BlackFox Apr 13 2014, 3:23pm
        Thanks! Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Apr 13 2014, 3:59pm
            I already did BlackFox Send a private message to BlackFox Apr 13 2014, 5:08pm
                So, you know if you find any of that treasure Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Apr 13 2014, 7:57pm
                    Oh really? BlackFox Send a private message to BlackFox Apr 13 2014, 8:06pm
                        Ah! You'll have to ask Daniel since Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Apr 13 2014, 8:44pm
                            Ah? what? Which law? simplyaven Send a private message to simplyaven Apr 14 2014, 12:09am
                                The law (almost) everyone likes: Finder Keepers Losers Weepers. Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Apr 14 2014, 12:58am
                                    Oh, that one I do love! LOL simplyaven Send a private message to simplyaven Apr 14 2014, 1:12am
                                        Ec and Morrie. They'll be out Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Apr 14 2014, 5:20am
                                            *whispers* Thank you! I do need utencils, I'm a new owner! // simplyaven Send a private message to simplyaven Apr 14 2014, 3:18pm

 
 
 

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