Hail Dwerrows of Middle-Earth,
The Third Dwarrow Ting approaches!
We will gather on the 17th of this Month at the Tingstead in Ulfhirth Homestead near Thorin's Gates, at seven hours past mid-day ((7 pm servertime)); to discuss dwarrow matters and future events concerning dwarves. I invite all dwarves of all kinships and of every House of The Seven Fathers to attend.
The kinships of Baruk Khazad, The Stoutbeard Clan and Durin's Folk have pledged their support of the alliance, now we seek others to strengthen the resolve of the khazad mind.
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These are the words written by Lord Hanfur of Durin's Folk, from the Second Dwarrow Ting;
Second Meeting of the Dwarrow Ting held at the Tingstead in Hughirth 17 May
The Lord Duinn welcomed those present to this, the second meeting of the Dwarrow Ting.
Lord Duinn’s Word
Lord Duinn reminded the Ting of the various ways in which the kinships worked together: through the Khazadgund by which we may speak one with another; Ales Tales and Riddles, held at the Kinhall of Durin’s Folk (but may be rotated) each Thursday at 6 of the clock; the Ting Auction designated to be held at the Tingstead the first Tuesday of the month. Master Tyrgum has put himself forward to assist so that the next Auction will go ahead as usual next month. This concluded the reminders from the First Dwarrow Ting.
Lord Stiljagr’s Word
‘For a long time we've thought of a Hunt! It may have been one of the first events thought of, yet the least planned! We are in need of suggestions and ideas, and perhaps even a fully worked out one.’
Lord Graindim asked what would be the prey:
‘Well, that would be different for every Hunt, I thought.’
There followed various discussions as to the purpose and nature of such hunts it being Agreed that these will be held monthly to start from a predetermined location. The planning would be done through the Khazadgund and any member may call a hunt.
Lord Hanfur’s Word
Hanfur Steelstrike at your service. I have a short word to say. I look around the Ting and see fourteen of my brother dwarves here. Fourteen! I have to say I am disappointed today. When the threat of the Angmarim is at our door, we would rather sup ale than plan our response!'
Master Gerthor asked if Lord Hanfur was disappointed in those who were present to which he answered: ‘Nay not at all. Here are the ones that care about each other.’
Lord Hanfur continued: ‘And want to keep Ered Luin free. We must make a date today for the next Ting and stay with that date, so that the next Ting shall be well known and even greater than the first! That is my proposal.
The Lord Duin responded that the date for the Third Dwarrow Ting would be set for one month from today, on the 17th of that month. This was Agreed.
Lord Graindim asked that this might be made known to all right away not just to those present.
Lord Graindim’s Word
‘Graindim Dwarrowfare, son of Grundim, son of Grúim Ironhand the Great; At yours, your families, and your good kindred's service. Now, as dwarves, we have heard the stories from when we were little, of glory, and mighty halls. I speak of course, of our dwellings of old; of Khazad-Dûm! Long have the halls been shrouded in darkness, but we will return, and by Durin's Beard, we will see it again in all it's glory. A date is now set. Not this Friday, but the next, the 27th of May, we will embark on another Pilgrimage to Khazad-Dûm! And this, is your invitation, to this pilgrimage.
At Friday the 27th of May, at seven hours past mid-day ((7 pm servertime)), we will gather outside the Doors of Durin, before embarking on this journey through the mountain, and our halls of old.
Lord Duin noted that it will be most grand to walk those halls in Pilgimage, to which Lord Graindim responded: ‘Indeed; I have seen them before, and they are most fair. So, come Friday next week, I hope to see many dwarves present for this occasion.'
Lord Duinn pledged that the Dwarves of Durin’s Folk shall be there.
Lord Graindim concluded: ‘I believe that is all, from my part. On my behalf, and that of Baruk Khazad, I would be most honoured for each dwarf that is present.’
((Those wishing to attend must have completed V2B1))
Master Tyrgum’s Word
‘I have a suggestion, for a tournament between the kins of the Ting, a challenge of arms between the mightiest of Khazad. The kins could challenge amongst themselves to find their own champion. Then, after the tournament, a champion of the ting could be named; that is all. Then it is up to the recruiters to make it interesting'
Master Hasi observed that the length of beards was too different. If only longbeards were allowed then there would be no pleasure for the shortbeards but to watch. Master Tyrgum responded that we might have tiers for the challenge.
Master Svalgrim remarked his axe was for orc’s heads not for cutting beards.
Lord Duinn supposed this of course would be a friendly sparr.
Lord Stiljagr enquired what the rules might be and suggested that perhaps those contesting might be required to fight with equal equipment.
Lord Graindim observed that it would be difficult for each kin to select a champion with so much variety among beard lengths.
Lord Hanfur proposed a handicap system or a team event with each kin selecting its best ten in any combination of fighting class or beard length, each selecting another to fight against.
Master Hasi opined that we could fight the enemy rather than each other and that a tournament would only lead to conflict. He proposed we go to Dar Narbugud, the lair of evil in Moria. He himself is planning an expedition there in six weeks, enough time too prepare for such an endeavour.
This being said, The Lord Duinn proposed that discussion of a champion event be postponed to the next Dwarrow Ting. Taking up Master Hasi’s suggestion he proposed that this be planned jointly between kins and discussed in Khazadbund. It would be prudent to cooperate between officers from all kins for such an event.
Lord Hanfur suggested that as it would take time to organise the proposed date of six weeks hence would not pose a problem.
The Lord Duinn requested of Master Hasi that he undertook to contact officers from all kins to have a date agreed and planning made for this undertaking, to which Master Hasi replied that he would.
Master Thorly volunteered his aid if needed.
Master Hasi remarked that this would be the ultimate battle by which to claim Moria.
The Lord Duinn asked for any more suggestions fro the Ting.
Master Kilbere replied: ‘I'm afraid I'm not at liberty to talk for my Kin at this time. It is regretful. I’ve been told by our new Lord that our business is to be kept within the Guard.' (His meaning being the Mithril Guard.)
This being so, the lord Duinn closed the Third Dwarrow Ting reminding those present of the decisions having been made and the events that had been planned. ‘May Mahal guide you and Mithril find you.’
By my Hand
Steward to the Lord Duinn
Those in attendance:
Lawspeaker: Duinn Drakenbane
Hasi Baruk Khazad
Isward Durin’s Folk
Gerthor Durin’s Folk
Gorbihn Durin’s Folk
Graindim Dwarrowfare Baruk Khazad
Hanfur Durin’s Folk (scribing)
Khlosi Durin’s Folk
Kilbere Ironheart Mithril Guard
Ohelm Durin’s Folk
Stiljagr Durin’s Folk
Svalgrim Bergskydd Baruk Khazad
Thalun Durin’s Folk
Thoder Durin’s Folk
Thorly Ironhelm Baruk Khazad
Tyrgum Durin’s Folk
Ulgin Baruk Khazad
Yngald Durin’s Folk
Hanfur Steelhand, Steward to the Lord Duinn