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For Fangorn is old, old even as the Elves would reckon it.
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Not sure where to start with building a new character? Or how to mesh your old Plaza character with the NuPlaza, and how you've grown yourself in the intervening years? Or does your character keep running into situations you didn't expect and you're not quite sure how they should react?

If so, this is the thread for you!

Also Fangorn... you didn't have a character thread for me to link to! :confused:

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EDORAS IS BURNING!

The capital city of the Riddermark has recently been unfortunate enough to suffer mishap and arson. A number of conspiracies and gatherings have inconveniently come to fruition in a single night. While some have taken to the bed and others engage in late night revelries, the city of Edoras is roused as no less than three separate locations in Edoras are suddenly consumed by flame.

Will you join the rescue efforts as citizens and visitors alike unite to save the city from the inferno?

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Bloody Barges

The Gulf of Umbar, that finger of the Bay of Belfalas nearly surrounded by the land of the Haven, is a busy body of water at the best of times. At the worst, it becomes a veritable chaos of ships, boats, barges, and rafts, all trying to occupy the same space and move about without crashing into one another. Such is the case today, only this time, everyone has gotten fed up with the situation. And, as every craft in Umbar runs heavily armed, there can be only one solution: sink each other until the water is clear!

If you like battleship, this game is for you! All are welcome, though non-corsairs better have a good reason for being there...
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Angmar has returned!

Angmar, Iron Home, the realm of the Witch-King, established in year 1300 of the Third Age in the far north of the Misty Mountains and the wastes of the plain beyond. Throughout its history Angmar has threatened the northern lands of men and elves, gathering orcs and fallen-men, evil spirits and dark creatures of all stripes to its bosom.


"Not all his servants and chattels are wraiths ! There are orcs and trolls, there are wargs and werewolves ; and there have been and still are many Men, warriors, and kings, that walk alive under the Sun, and yet are under his sway. And their number is growing daily."
~The Fellowship of the Ring, Many Meetings


The year is TA 3014 and the Queen of Iron rules from Carn Dûm in the Witch-King's stead. This thread describes and covers locations such as Carn Dûm, one of its taverns (The Dagger), the Temple of Angmar, the Mountains of Angmar, the Forodwaith, and the Icebay of Forochel. Any other location you can imagine in the general geography of the thread is also up for grabs. Though the established premise exists in TA 3014, you may free RP in any year! All races welcome; elves/rangers/etc adventuring or investigating in the far north are free to play here, as well as the denizens of Angmar. This is currently a catchall thread for all Angmar RP, but if certain locations or activities prove especially popular, they may be split off into their own threads in the future!
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The Riddermark seeks assistance from all its allies as it recovers and rebuilds after the terrible fires that beset its capital of Edoras

*the sound of a record scratching and the sinister dramatic tones are replaced with happy pleasant music* Alternatively...

Need to add a new skill to your character's repertoire but don't have the time to commit to lengthy RP?
Preparing for a championship fight and need to get in shape quickly?
Planning for total world domination but want to fast-forward the awkwardness of hiring an army of henchman?


All this and more can now be achieved in Rohan's first ever Montage thread

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Hey everyone! So the member of the month voting is nearly up and there haven’t been many votes. I would like to implore you all to take a quick 5 minutes to do so. Even if you are not active, I still implore you to take the time and vote. You don’t need to have been super active the last month to stop by and tell the admins who you think is the coolest or the best or your favorite writer. Why am I so invested you ask ( okay you didn’t but I’m gonna say it anyway). I came up with the idea to let us, the non admin members of the Plaza pick someone special. I really want to see that idea succeed because it can help draw us together more as a group and can say to someone that we as a whole enjoy their work and their company. We’ve got a few more days, and you all have 5 minutes to push the envelope button on the bottom of the page.

I’m also just posting this in the OOC threads because it’s not an announcement so much as it’s a plea to engage with.
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A simple take on a classic game (with a Middle-earth spin on it), where you are rewarded for creating utter nonsense, and the winners are chosen by the players themselves.

If this sounds like your kind of thing, come join the hilarity now!


https://lotrfanaticsplaza.com/forum/vie ... f=13&t=509

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Think you have what it takes to beat the best Mordor has to offer in a fistfight? Come prove it at The Necromancer's Guild

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Come one, come all, to the Hall of Judgement in Carn Dûm where murder has taken place, and more is to come if you don't help find the killer. This game + light RP is based on the party game "mafia" (also known as werewolf, assassin, or witch hunt), adjusted for the forum format. All are welcome, though non-minions better watch their step!
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VISIT US TODAY HERE
The Elven Artist Association is pleased to invite members of all Kingdoms to come and partake in the first theme!


A Celebration of the season of Fall.


All are welcome to participate whether they write or draw as their art form and any participant is able to win the Artist of the Month come the end of the theme. (this Theme will run until the end of October due to its start date!)

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Helm's Deep is in trouble! Classified information is being smuggled out, and the Cavalry needs somebody trustworthy to investigate!
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Meduseld Éored

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Hobbits, Big Folk, all and sundry! Farmer Maggot has inspected a patch of common ground in Hobbiton and pronounced it absolutely perfect for growing food, fruit and flowers of all sorts - and perhaps even mushrooms! But which will flourish best in such earth? Farmer Maggot has a huge collection of mushroom spores - and some other mysterious seeds and cuttings as well - but alas, he’s not very organised and he can’t be sure which is which. Time for us good hobbits (and other folk) to get out there and experiment.

Come help Farmer Maggot plant his mystery crop (and crops of your own), and see who will have the most productive growing season! There will be special prizes along the way, a tasting session to see whose crop is most delicious, and prizes for the largest veg! Watch out for weather and other events- you never know what might happen. All are welcome, though minions should be at least semi-plausibly disguised and behave themselves!

MARVELOUS MUSHROOM GROWING CONTEST!!
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“By no means all Hobbits were lettered, but those who were wrote constantly to all their friends (and a selection of their relations) who lived further than an afternoon’s walk.”
~ Tolkien, Prologue, The Fellowship of the Ring


The Post Office of the Four Farthings is now open!

Send bills, postcards, holiday and birthday greetings, well wishes, circulars, gifts, and letters to your favorite Hobbits.

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=619

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It's that time again: Lava Snake Racing!! Bring your slitheriest serpents and climb the Winding Stair to the starting line at Cirith Ungol. Who will beat both snakes and hungry spiders to claim the title this time?!
All are welcome!

Lava Snake Racing II - Cirith Ungol
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Have you ever wanted to play a squirrel or a chipmunk doing chipmunk or squirrel things? Don't lie to me, I know you have. Well I have some good news for you. Now is your chance to play!

WHERE are my NUTS?! (ån RP game)

Come on down and show us your best squirrel/chipmunk/random forest critter! It's sure to be nuts.
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Come and see Mordor's latest attraction: The Warg Pits. In the caves under the Morannon are housed the Warg Pits. The caverns are extensive and there is room for hundreds of the beasts. It's your one stop warg shop for breeding, training, fighting, and recovery. Be advised that while all are welcome, this thread is for minion characters only, whether trainer or warg; Any Free Persons who have ventured this far into Mordor had best be in HEAVY disguise: the Wargs have excellent noses...

Thread may be used for free-RP, or for a mini-game within the fighting pits. There will be periodic optional Events and RP prompts.

Current event: it's whelping time! Come pick out your future champion warg from the pups, or play one of the ferocious little beasts.
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Come have some fun at the Bruinen Winter Classic!
Come see if you can win the first ice fishing competition of the Plaza.

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Lots of fun to be had!

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A little office has sprung up in Hobbiton (not far from the Post Office). Within, people may leave and answer personal calls for aid; to solve the hundred and one tiny mysteries that arise in the Shire...

Get out your largest magnifying glass and your most sleuth-like outfit as you join the ranks of the Hobbit Detective Agency! Or are caught in mischief yourself...


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Oh no! Gandalf is visiting Rohan - well is he named ill-news; because although he’s brought Shadowfax back to visit (Yay)! He hasn’t learned how to close doors.

Stable doors.

As a result, half of the horses in the stables have made it out and are now having a party around Meduseld...

It’s YOUR job to round them up and lead them back to the stables and fields where they belong! (Or alternatively, steal them and herd them off to wherever you choose.)

Come and round up some horses!

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It's time for some SHENANIGANS!!! Come on down to the Mordor pop-up holiday pub for good times and mischief. All are welcome, good or evil or somewhere in between. A truce has been called and murder is off the menu- good times only!! Come sample the festive menu, exchange gifts, and blow off work. What more could you ask for?!
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WHO WOULD YOU BE??

Come one, come all!! Come join in a new Plaza-wide RPG, featuring canon characters, canon-adjacent characters, your personal characters, and any mix of the three!

We hope this is going to be a large RPG, but we want it to move snappily and for everyone to have a chance to play some canon characters. What is the plot? We'll decide that once everyone comes in and tells us what canon characters they're interested in playing! That's right- you tell us in the signup thread which FOUR canon characters you would be interested in playing. Any character that would be alive in Middle Earth between the time of the Hobbit and the LotR is up for grabs!

Not sure what we mean by canon adjacent? Come to the thread and find out!

Not sure if you have time to commit to a big RP? That's ok- we're not looking for huge posts every time, and we're also implementing a rotating cast so roles will be covered if someone has to miss a prompt!

Not sure if you want to play, or just want to spectate? Come give us your top four canon characters anyway, and help influence the plot! ALL can list your choices!
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Come play a game of high stakes hide and seek against Tolkien fanatics as residents of Rivendell in the reborn

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Are you a writer? Do you adore writers? Come check out the new Plaza Writers group!
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Everyone deserves to relax. Even the lowly minions of Mordor. That's why Reg and Fleeg have joined ChAoTiC forces and opened Mordor's first spa!

It's the Uhhhhhhhh Spa's Grand Opening and you're invited!
Come on and enjoy a nice relaxing message, an acupuncture session, aroma therapy, yoga, a zen garden and more!
Once you've finished relaxing, come and take a load off at our café with a wide variety of locally sourced, organic treats!

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Lhûn Boat Racing is back!! Come claim your boat and race your way around the Gulf of Lhûn- can you prevail against giant sea crabs, unpredictable weather, and the antics of your fellow racers to win the day?! Only seven slots are available for racers, so hurry to the starting line before it's too late! All welcome, including spectators.
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You found your nuts, but now it's time to... Protect my Nuts in an exciting, action packed sequel to the Where are my Nuts. When the forest animals gather for a feast to celebrate the end of the year and the successful gathering of their food, things turn grim. It's a survival of the fittest... or the cutest... or the luckiest. Will Skwovet betray Tenebrous? Will Mr Black reign supreme? Will Fwirl come from behind and defeat them all? Will a new challenger pounce from the shadows and steal all the nuts for themselves? The drama! The intrigue! The thrills and chills! Join in now!

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On the Rocks might be closed for the season, but something like that could never stop the ChÂoS BrƟs! Join the duo of dumb for an illicit round of everyone’s favorite pub game and get ready for… Hoppit Darts: The Fleegening!
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Yule is coming to the Shire and it’s a wonderful time of year! ...That is, until one day when little Nico Boffin disappears.
Hobbit parents have long warned their children that, if they misbehaved, the Krampus would come. Now, it seems, he finally has!


Come one, come all, to evade the terrifying Krampus!
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Winter Is Come Inn
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Feeling hungry or thirsty? Perhaps in need of some fun and company? Got no coin? Well, don't worry, put up a performance - dance, sing, tell a story, what have you, and you get a meal! Whatever the case, come on in and make merry!
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

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Calling every noble, courtier, and traveler!

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Autumn has come to an end in the coastland realm and the courtiers of the Tham-en-Gaearon work tirelessly to prepare for the evening banquet that will bid another bountiful season a celebratory and song-filled farewell... However, reports of missing ships and vanished passengers have increased over the last several weeks.

Link: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=681

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The first Season of IK racing here on NuPlaza is officially starting in Khazad Dum!

Join up to race on behalf of any of the kingdoms or cheer on your favourite racer!

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Thread located here: https://lotrfanaticsplaza.com/forum/vie ... f=13&t=708


Shir. Locke Houmes has officially established his Private Investigator's office at the Hobbit hole of 221, The Bee & Baker's Street in Hobbiton!

If you have a mystery on your hands or need the sleuthing of an expert detective, contact him today.

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Come join the second race of the IK racing season in Lothlorien as a racer or spectator, held in Imladris!

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*Waltzes in with a rope in one hand, a banner in the other. Short girl struggles with banner and rope but somehow ties the thing around the tree. Beams with pride.*

The Triumvirate proudly presents The Return of the ARPYS
(click on the image to mossy over to the thread, go forth, read and nominate :smooch: )
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The third race of the inaugural season is underway with the Rats of Isengard held in Fangorn! Come race or spectate and have fun. The Salted Pork is particularly good

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Ruins have been discovered in the depths of the White Mountains on the borders of Rohan. What secrets do these ruins hold within? Answers to the questions of the westward expansion of the Child of Ilúvatar? Unimaginable dangers? Join the team and get ready to explore... the Children of the Stones.
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IK racing has returned to the Shire once more after the preseason test! Join us as a racer or spectator! Rabbits, Buns, and Hares Oh MY!

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The ARPY Triumvirate would like to cordially invite you (along with any guests you wish to accompany you) to attend and celebrate the greatest Performance Award Ceremony and Party rolled into one – the ARPYs which will be held in Rivendell.

Join us in a feast honouring those you, the community, have chosen (after much agony and torment over your decisions) and with your votes decided that they are the best among us! Let us celebrate the arts, creativity and achievements of this community!
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Come join our last race for the first half of Season 1 of IK racing in the darkest depths of Mordor* before we take a break for June!

*No guarantee that its actually the darkest depths

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