I have a passion for Tolkien’s legendarium and for Lord of the Rings Online. I’m not the most knowledgeable about Tolkien’s work nor about LOTRO, but I wanted an ad-free site with easy-to-access and accurate information – and perhaps for it to become a resource or reference for other enthusiasts in time.
First and foremost, the site is just a place to share my passion for Tolkien’s work and Lotro - and related information, humor, in-game role-play, guides, links, games and quizzes.
Whiteberry - Hobbit Minstrel and my main character in-game. She loves telling stories and is the main in-game writer.
Amaryllis - Hobbit Hunter and full-time slacker. She’s the main expert on festivals and shopping.
Magnolia - Hobbit Guardian and master cook. Expert on house decorations and all things edible.
Maja - Hobbit Burglar who knows everything about armours and crafting.
Helna – Woman Captain and master of weapons. Also has an outfit weakness.
Waldawyn – Woman Lore-master and expert on reputation and traits.
Myk – Dwarf Rune-keeper and expert on ale & wine and jewelry.
Mym - Dwarf Champion and extremely full of himself. I have yet to find his expertise…
Some of the illustrations I use, mainly in the “Tales” section are by the amazing Canadian Tolkien illustrator Ted Nasmith and are copyrighted and used with his permission. He has, among many other things, illustrated Tolkien calendars, editions of The Silmarillion and The Complete Guide to Middle-earth and recently some of George R. R. Martin’s work (Game of Thrones).
The “Tales of Arda” banner and drawing of Berry were made by the talented Brazilian artist E.D. Siffert. She has also made the drawing I use as intro in my Lotro videos.
The copyrighted font used some places on the site is called Tolkienesque, created by Mike Afford.
There are a lot of different editions of Tolkien’s books. I have a few paperbacks editions that I throw out and buy new ones when they fall apart and then I have a hardback illustrated set, which I like to use when I sit in a cozy armchair with snacks and a glass of Guinness within reach. Amazon links:
Additionally, if you want more, you can start chewing through “The History of Middle-Earth” which can be breathtaking – or simply boring, depending on how enthusiastic you are:
Additional books about Tolkien’s work that I can recommend:
Of course, I’ll have to put a link to Jackson’s movies here as well:
Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO) is an online multi-player game based on Tolkien’s books about Middle-Earth. It requires download of the game itself, but is free to play (although subscriptions are available too).