Wondering at Elves by Once Upon A Hobbit, on Flickr
Here I was wondering what kind of special pies Elves eat to get this tall....
Periannath in Rivendell by Once Upon A Hobbit, on Flickr
Periannath and Elves
Music in the Hall of Fire by Once Upon A Hobbit, on Flickr
Thank you kindly to all the lovely Elves and to master Elrond for a warm welcome in The Hall of Fire. I had a little chat with Master Bilbo on my way out and I must agree with him when he made this comment about The Last Homely House :
"a perfect house, whether you like food or sleep, or story-telling or singing, or just sitting and thinking best, or a pleasant mixture of them all."
answer to that...?
That is in itself awesome! All these things that people think up that add so much to the game experience
Thoroughly enjoyed the event, last night! Alas, my computer was lagging up - so I made a quick exit from the RP, sadly.
Amorey, your tale of Pies really got me chuckling - and receiving strange shouts from the other rooms of my house.
A reading of the Ósanwe-kentaconcept would be quite related to this matter, as the text from Tolkien specifically addresses this issue. I read it a long time ago - it is an essay written by Tolkien but not published within the HotME series, but in brief words it says that, since there is evil in the world, the Eldar learned closed their natural mind openness, thus shielding their minds against the Dark Lord, but in exchange they could be deceived by words.Just a question about the actions of Elves toward other Elves. It has been my belief, pardon my Tolkien geekiness, that Elves can see the truth in other Elves for their spirits are more easily seen and their intents are more easily recognized. Is this not true? So in retrospect an Elf, even a wild and distrustful forest Elf, could probably see the honesty in other Elves who ask that weapons be removed, whereas a Dwarf or a Man might be quite different.
As for yesterday, I arrived late but I enjoyed the dances and the company.
Kalluin - Elf Guardian - Arandur of [URL="http://vanimar.shivtr.com"]Vanimar[/URL] (Laurelin/Landroval)
Miste - Elf Minstrel - Lady of the Harp at [URL="http://vanimar.shivtr.com"]Vanimar[/URL] (Laurelin) and [URL="http://s13.zetaboards.com/Andunie/index/"]Andúnië[/URL] (Laurelin/Landroval)
Vestri - Dwarf Champion - Tyalie, the [URL="http://sociedadtolkien.org"]Spanish Tolkien Society[/URL]'s kinship (Laurelin)
Tarquillan - Human Loremaster - [URL="http://foros.comunidadhispania.com/forumdisplay.php/102"]Hispanea[/URL] (Laurelin)
I plan to cover this in depth, with Gûr Edhellen.Originally Posted by Gûr Edhellen
The 'thought talk' was not a common thing. It was used by the powerful Elves; those being the ones who were old. Really old. Galadriel conversed with Gandalf and Celeborn, using telepathy.
Through time, and generations, the ability diminished until it was all but gone or rare. That said, t'is not unheard of!
The term 'Eldar', that given by Oromë, means all the Elves that followed him to Valinor, but not the Avar. They didn't go to Valinor, hence their name of 'unwilling'.
That said, indeed; not all the Elves had this ability - even if Sindar possessed the ability, it would be greatly diminished than a powerful counterpart. Think of it like evolution, if you will. We humans lost our tails, to walk upright. Yet that does not mean not all of us can't climb tree's!
The essay, itself, goes onto speak about how 'communication through thought' affects the Valar, and Maiar. We know for a fact that Gandalf, being a Maiar, was able to commune like this; as I said above.Originally Posted by Osanwe-kenta
Last edited by Glingaeron; Jun 23 2011 at 02:41 PM.
Thanks for bringing up the Ósanwe-kenta. I read it again and it is a fine article. Ósanwe-kenta
However, I believe all Elves can determine a few things outside of mind-speaking and mind-awareness because they are more "in-tune" with the fëa of any Elf they meet. I also believe this goes beyond just the Elves of Aman because why else would all Elves, over the years, live more in the world of the fëa than that of the hröa? This is an interesting subject and perhaps it should be brought up on the Tolkien forum below.
Oh and thank you for the acceptance of Makalaure in the Hall of Fire. It has been a pleasure to roleplay with you all, though it has not gotten deep (so far) it has been enjoyable and definitely a reason to come back.
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[URL="http://s1.zetaboards.com/LeavesOfLaurelin/index/"]Leaves Of Laurelin - Landroval and Laurelin[/URL]
[URL="http://s13.zetaboards.com/Andunie/index/"]Andúnië - Elven music society - Laurelin & Landroval[/URL]
Makalaurë, Cotumo, Laurefindë, Witred, and Tulus!
1. The only Elves to return to Middle-earth from Aman were the Noldor. The lone exception to this was Elwë Singollo, a Teler better known by his Sindarin name, Elu Thingol. Thingol was one of three Elven ambassadors to visit Aman before the three kindred began their journey. (The Silmarillion.)
2. The Teleri are Eldar.
3. The Sindar are a subset of the Teleri, and therefore are also Eldar.
4. Celeborn is a Sinda from Doriath in Beleriand. (The Silmarillion.) Celeborn possessed this ability to 'mind-speak'.
4. Elrond Halfelven also possessed this ability. He never visited Aman, and he was not a Noldo. He was born in Beleriand of parents, Eärendil and Elwing, with mixed ancestry of Man and Elf. His paternal grandparents were Tuor (Man) and Idril (Noldo). His maternal grandparents were Dior (Man + Sinda/Maia) and Nimloth (Sinda). If he were to be classified patrilineally as in the manner of Elves, he would actually be classified as a Man. His brother Elros claimed this heritage when he became the first king of Númenor. (The Silmarillion.)
june 29, Hall of Fire!
19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Hall of Fire, Last of the Homely Houses, Rivendell valley
see you all later tonight! (I truely hope so!! My net is acting up -_- apologies in advance if I "dissolve" in the middle of a conversation)
I'll be in HoF tonight! Run now that you can
Was some great fun tonight, even though we were not that many!
Good tales, songs and even a game of riddles! Thank you i had a pleasant time!
Hope you had fun too!
Alas, I was called away for the majority of the day - and when I returned, my internet connection was...it was like kindness in the conscience of Morgoth Bauglir. Non-existent.
A lovely evening, yet again. Nice screenshots of the square dance, Silaen! It was fun to participate in.
*waves from the Shire*
What a lovely evening this was...really special.
I had a fantastic time..thank you kindly for having me
You will be pleased to know I made it back safely to the Shire and after an other rather unfortunate fishing trip to Bywater I am considering starting a new business ...I am sure I could convince someone that smelly weeds can do miracles for wrinkles....See you next week when I will go again to see the ELVES
*goes back to count her weeds...156...157...158 *
Good morning Laurelin!
I think it may be time for Turanien to log back into LotRO... All other current gaming habits have died back to nothingness. The itch for LotRO RP is still present I find [worringly!] :P
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