What is The Free Folk?
Merry we dance to the country beat
All led by the flute and the viol sweet.
The sound can be heard from Bree to Combe:
The anthem of strong and stamping feet.
Bright is the laughter that fills the hall,
Gay is the music and clear the call
That beckons us forth from hearth and home,
As we dance to the merriment of all.
We are a heavy roleplay community located on the Landroval LOTRO server. We are artists, writers, and storytellers working together to bring the world of Middle-earth to life. Our roleplay is deep, detailed, and broad, spanning nearly every type of story that our members might wish to tell. We focus on rich character development and ongoing, interwoven plots. Beyond that, we are a network of friends who choose to play together out of mutual respect and fondness. Every one of us is here because we love LOTRO, Tolkien, and RP!
What kind of RP do you do?
The short answer is: whatever we want! Much of our content is member-created, and there is a great deal of support in place for members who want to run their own events. We do everything from silly one shot events (such as drinking from the Sinister Keg and RPing wherever we end up!) to epic, multi-month, high-stakes adventures throughout Middle-earth. The only flavour of RP we do not fully support is organized outlaw, criminal, and "evil" initiatives, because The Free Folk as a whole is an organization committed to driving out the dark.
What are you looking for in a member?
- Mature, confident, participatory individuals who are willing and eager to take initiative and craft their own experience in TFF.
- Experienced RPers who have strong grammar, and are already familiar with Tolkien lore.
- Strong, flexible RPers with multiple unique and engaging characters.
- Players who are not heavily involved in other Landroval communities already.
- Writers, artists, and storytellers who like to create, innovate, and play in Middle-earth.
How long will you be recruiting?
We are open enrolling as of early January, and will be recruiting for as long as it takes to find great new members. Once we feel that the community has grown enough, we will close recruitment again to let everyone adjust and get to know each other.
How do I join?
To apply to join TFF, just follow the instructions on this page!
So Many Reasons to Join!
- A close-knit, active, supportive community, exclusive member perks, and a private chat channel.
- A beautiful, extensive paid Enjin site bcutomized to facilitate RP and community building.
- Regularly scheduled RP events, including tavern nights, adventure plots, murder mysteries, holiday parties, and more!
- An entire TFF-owned RP neighborhood, with numerous unique RP locations, and houses available for member rental.
- A "newspaper" called The Durrow Warbler that generates random (often hilarious) news, and keeps track of character birthdays and anniversaries!
- Master crafters of every vocation who can fulfill work orders on request, often for free.
- An extensive wiki for recording TFF characters, plots, and lore.
- An active list of beautifully written character Wordpress blogs.
- LOTRO comics, doodles, artwork, and graphics. Custom character plushies for your signature!
- Writing prompts, character exercises, word games, and contests!
- Exhaustive RP and lore guides and resources.
- Forum roleplay boards for when you can't access LOTRO but need your RP fix.
- Frequent "extracurricular" activities such as other MMO play nights, Discord chats, real-life get togethers, and Cards Against Humanity games!