Tavern by All Players

1. Ornisso's Journals (was: Welcome to the Tavern!) by Ornisso. (2511 words)
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Challenge:

Given the high activity level in the Tavern, this section is now reserved for daily summaries of the goings-on in the game. If you do not have time to keep up with Tavern posts, these summaries should help you to keep up with what is going on. Please do comment with any questions you have for Ornisso! Most recent summaries will appear at the top of the post.


2. A World Gone Mad by Ornisso. (1783 words)
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Challenge:

Ornisso, Melian, and Caranthir discuss the changes in the world and the history that predicts what is coming in the Final Battle. Please comment on this post if you have questions for these characters!


3. Looking for answers by Imrahil. (841 words)
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4. Echoes from Doriath by Beleg. (633 words)
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Challenge: Another Elf, once from Doriath, comes into the Tavern. He has a mission concerning the doomed one who once sent him to Mandos.
Please comment on this post if you have questions for this character!

5. On Translation by Handy. (886 words)
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Challenge: Yet Another Character enters the tavern, creating further complications concerning the passage of time, language barriers (or the lack thereof), and the end of the world. Please comment and help out a very confused hobbit of the Seventh Age.

6. Chapter 6--Far from the Trees of Aman by Finrod. (436 words)
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Challenge: Six Ages after his death, the Reborn Finrod finds himself far from his wife and his home, on a quest for reasons he doesn't know. (And neither does the author! LOL!)

7. Warped Reality and Scattered Puzzle by Osse. (851 words)
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Challenge:

Have you heard about a Maia of the Sea stranded on a shore without knowing where he is? And what he finds does not help at all…

(Should you wish to understand why the character acts so in the first half of the post: imagine being walloped on the head and waking up far yet near from home.)


8. Chapter 8 - Celeborn Enters the Tavern by Celeborn. (340 words)
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Challenge: Lord Celeborn is brought from Aman, interrupting a romantic walk under the stars with his beloved. Where has he ended up? Will Galadriel ever forgive him for being separated again? Hopefully he can find out!

9. The Clouds Gather by Nerdanel. (356 words)
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Challenge: Another traveler finds the tavern.

10. Back on the Road by Halbarad. (1242 words)
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Challenge: All roads end... don't they? A Ranger staggers into a bar.

11. Glorfindel of Rivendell Contemplates Glorfindel of Gondolin by Glorfindel. (193 words)
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12. Haldir's Assignment by Haldir. (128 words)
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13. The Return of the King by Aragorn. (962 words)
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Challenge: On the first of March he was born, and on the first of March he had died. On the first of March he returned, because he is needed...

14. Beren enters the tavern by Beren. (209 words)
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15. : A Took in Time by Esmerelda Brandybuck. (670 words)
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Challenge: Esmeralda has lived for sixty-five years as a Brandybuck, but she'd been born a Took. And like another Took of her acquaintance, she wants answers to her questions.

16. The Summit of Meneltarma by Imrahil. (230 words)
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Challenge: Prince Imrahil was first out the door and now he's first back, with a report from the Land of the Gift.

17. Two To Doriath by Finrod. (220 words)
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Challenge: Finrod and Beren go adventuring again... to Doriath.

18. The Return of Turin by Beleg. (122 words)
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19. Sôval phärê batte? Or How do you say “Hello” in Post-Modern Haradric? by Halbarad. (145 words)
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Challenge: It's been a rough morning somewhen in Umbar, especially when the universal translator doesn't work. Halbarad takes a metaphysical time out to try to get his bearings.

[Takes place after challenge 1, chapter 1 of "Armageddon will not be televized".]

20. Chapter 19 A Visit to the Shire by Handy. (726 words)
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21. A Little Bit of History Repeated by Caranthir. (153 words)
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Challenge: In the absence of a Valar-given task, Caranthir falls back on an age-old endeavor.

22. Indecision by Osse. (118 words)
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Challenge:

"Where should I go next?" The Grey Havens, empty as it was, lost its alure after some time...

 


23. Haldir returns from Moria by Haldir. (110 words)
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Challenge: Tavern tale

24. Does AT&T cover long-distance calls to Valinor? or Transsubstantiation is a beautiful thing by Halbarad. (228 words)
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Challenge: The Elendil-stone has been recovered. Now does anybody have a cell plan that covers calls to heaven? Or know how to program Halbarad's day-planner? Or have an adoption agency on speed-dial?

[Takes place after chapter 3 of "Armageddon will not be televized". Also, I keep messing with Mhauri's entry - sorry! Hazards of time pressure!]

25. To Re-Forge a Sword by Finrod. (294 words)
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Challenge: Finrod commences his mission to carry the Shards of Gurthang to Lord Aule in Aman.

26. A Silent Journey by Esmerelda Brandybuck. (1226 words)
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Challenge: What has happened to the world? Esmeralda finds it strangely and disturbingly changed as she and Aragorn journey to Weathertop.

27. Haldir checks in again by Haldir. (213 words)
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Challenge: Tavern Tale

28. The Quays of Alqualondë by Imrahil. (127 words)
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Challenge: Imrahil checks back in again with disturbing news (at least to him!).

29. An Urgent Message by Osse. (1103 words)
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Challenge:

While in the Isle of Balar, Ossë received very, very disturbing news... time was running short.


30. Through the Looking Glass by Halbarad. (5745 words)
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Challenge: The Mad Hatter may have stepped out, but that doesn't mean the palantir's visions need be comforting. Halbarad and Handy replace the palantir and get an eyeful.

31. Another Errand by Nerdanel. (630 words)
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Challenge: Nerdanel's receives directions in Valmar and goes to seek Imrahil in the Tavern.

32. Enter Eowyn by Eowyn. (286 words)
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33. Chapter 33 by Maedhros. (138 words)
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Aragorn's team: Maitimo meets Daenar and the others at that table.


34. The Bells of Valmar by Imrahil. (2929 words)
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Challenge: Against expectation the Valar release Imrahil. He returns with news.

Songs in this chapter are from The Fellowship of the Ring and The Return of the King

35. The Old Forest and Beyond... by Handy. (515 words)
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Challenge: Handy tries to follow the footprints of his forebearers into the Old Forest

36. Everyone is afraid of spiders. by Osse. (551 words)
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Challenge:

Osse returns to the Tavern because...well, he did promise not to make a problem for the mariners, and hanging about the coasts is a bit too tempting at the moment. 


37. Plots and Plans [formerly 'Alalminórë'] by Nerdanel. (111 words)
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Challenge: Nerdanel ponders her next move and meets her firstborn.
[The chapter of Nerdanel on Tol Eressëa will be altered and reposted later to accomodate new developments. Sorry for any confusion.]

38. From Araman to Aule's Forge... eventually! by Finrod. (1261 words)
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Challenge: Finrod arrives in Araman and continues his trek to Aule's Forge. Next stop: Tirion

39. Of Silmarils and Fëanor by Maglor. (186 words)
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Challenge: Maglor returns to the Tavern, bearing a Silmaril.

40. The Unraveling of the Past by Esmerelda Brandybuck. (2483 words)
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Challenge: In Rivendell, Esmeralda discovers some startling news that adds increased urgency to the efforts of those who will be fighting at the end.

41. From Bedlam Borne by Halbarad. (61 words)
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Challenge: Túrin Turambar returns from the Seventh Age and ends up passed out on a bar's bathroom floor. He'll get better!

[Episode follows chapter four of Armageddon Will Not Be Televized.

PSA:Halbarad has a palantir and has made it to Mordor, so if anyone wants to send stuff to anyone else in Mordor for the fight against Sauron, but doesn't have quite enough time to write that extra prompt, let me know!]

42. Do we have stables for a Mûmak? by Earendil. (92 words)
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Challenge: Eärendil returns from his expedition to Khand.

43. To Reunite Weapon and Warrior by Finrod. (68 words)
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Challenge: Finrod Felagund returns to the Tavern with Turin's sword--and a companion.

44. The business of defeating Sauron by Haldir. (80 words)
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Challenge: Tavern Story

45. A Swift Journey Toward Mordor by Handy. (780 words)
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Challenge: In which Handy and those who choose to accompany him find themselves traveling south, seeking to come to Mordor in time to confront Sauron on his return.

46. The Masterstone by Nerdanel. (725 words)
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Challenge: Nerdanel's quest for week three, and adventures on Tol Eressëa. If any of you wants to do unlimited trading of items, please feel free to read and comment until Monday night (when this offer expires) and we can work something out.

47. In Mordor where the shadows are by Aragorn. (127 words)
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Challenge:

The fight against Sauron


48. Of swords, and horses, and chat rooms by Glorfindel. (233 words)
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49. Of Healing and Hope by Finrod. (281 words)
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Challenge: Finrod and Amarie continue their ministrations to Turin, and look to his awakening... hopefully sane.

A/N: The Bedlam thread was getting very long, and as Halbarad has traveled to Mordor, I thought it would be better to continue the Turin thread here.

50. Week Five and the Final Battle! by Ornisso. (308 words)
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Challenge:

Please comment here to let us know what your plans are for Week Five!


51. Dusted, blooded and victorious by Aragorn. (75 words)
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Challenge:

We're back from Mordor.


52. Chapter 52: A Reunion of Sorts by Esmerelda Brandybuck. (710 words)
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Challenge: In which Esme meets and old friend and gets an explanation...

53. After the battle's before the battle by Earendil. (91 words)
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Challenge: Before he returns to his post, Eärendil wishes to bid his fellow combatants farewell.

54. On the Shore by Earendil. (182 words)
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Challenge: Since a chat between Túrin and Eärendil seems to be imminent, and I don't want to clutter the "After the Battle..." thread, this one is for Túrin (and/or anyone else who wants to interrupt Eärendil's moping time).

55. At the Doors of Night by Aragorn. (136 words)
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Challenge:

The final battle itself


56. Recapitulation by Handy. (2017 words)
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Challenge: Because even the end of the world needs a Eucatastrophe.

57. Reviews for The Tavern by Handy. (34 words)
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58. The Last Stand by Earendil. (1444 words)
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Challenge: But Eärendel shall descend upon him as a white and searing flame and drive him from the airs.

Eärendil still has a part to play, but since this ended up rather too long for a reply post, I suppose it should be its own chapter.

Um. Warning for not-far-from-character-death? >_>

59. Epilogue by Aragorn. (693 words)
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Challenge:

A place to connect all loose threads...


Story Notes:

To participate in the tavern:

The tavern is open to all players and is where you will post to share news and information with other players. The tavern is set up as a story with open posting access for all players. If you wish to share news or ask a question, simply post a new chapter--and do comment on the news and questions of the other players as well!

Some points to keep in mind:

Click here to post to the tavern!