Notable Elf of the Month – Gil-Galad

Gil-Galad at the Last Alliance

The only son of High-elven King Fingon, Gil-Galad was named Ereinion at his birth in FA 445. During the Dagor Bragollach he was sent by his father to live with Círdan in the Falas until it was safe to return. Fingon was slain by a balrog in the Nirnaeth Arnoediad FA 473 and the kingship passed to Gil-Galad’s uncle Turgon. It is assumed that Gil-Galad was probably deemed too young to take on the kingship at the time. In FA 510 Turgon was slain at the fall of Gondolin and the kingship then passed to Gil-Galad. For the remainder of the First Age he lived on the Isle of Balar with Círdan.

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Weta Workshop Unveils New Goodies at SDCC 2016

Galadriel at Dol Guldur statue

Weta Workshop, the group of creative artisans that have helped bring to life The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, was on hand at this weekend’s Comic Con in San Diego and have unveiled some new figures based on the two movies. Coming soon to their figures collections are the Witch-king at Dol Guldur, Gimli at Helm’s Deep, and Galadriel at Dol Guldur. Other figures were announced that they are now available to order; they are: Lurtz at Amon Hen, Boromir at Amon Hen, and Saruman the White at Dol Guldur. Introduced at last year’s SDCC, the Elrond at […]

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Calendar of Imladris for Loa 144

Photo of the elvish page-a-day calendar

The updated Calendar of Imladris for the current loa, which is 144, is now available – please excuse the lateness. For those not familiar with how the elves account time, a loa is a solar year and equivalent to a year on the modern Gregorian calendar. I do not have a detailed description up as yet of how the elvish calendar works, but there are some posts regarding the seasons and special days, as well as days of the week that one can read if they choose to get a better understanding of some of the elements. This loa is […]

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Elvish Translators Needed for Pittsburgh Public Art Tour

The One Ring script

Can you speak/translate Elvish, or even Dothraki or Klingon? If so Pittsburgh’s Office of Public Art needs your help. The group likes to tailor art tours to coincide with other events happening in Pittsburgh and this year they are planning on a downtown art tour the same weekend that the Wizard World convention will be held in November. Do not worry if you have no knowledge of art. Translators only need to repeat what is being said in English in the fictional language they specialize in. “They’ll have the benefit of hearing it in English and then hearing it in […]

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Take a virtual tour of Lord of the Rings and Hobbit locations

Notable Elf of the Month – Elrond

Lord Elrond The son of Eärendil and Elwing, and through both parents he was half-elven or peredhil. At the end of the First Age, both Elrond and his brother Elros were given the choice to become Mortal or to accept the life of the Eldar. Elros chose to become mortal and Elrond chose to be of elven-kind. This same choice is later on passed down to his children Elladan, Elrohir and Arwen. Their mother is Celebrían, the daughter of Galadriel and Celeborn. During the Second Age, Elrond establishes the refuge of Imladris (Rivendell). It is in Imladris that he later […]

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