Category Archives: Tolkien

Nightmare Escape from Umbar

Editors Note: This is a Custom Nightmare version of Escape from Umbar, designed and created by KaiserWilly. He is a friend of the Hall who started playing in 2017. He was the runner-up in the competitve tournament at Con of … Continue reading

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Long are the Waves on the Last Shore

To the Sea, to the Sea! The white gulls are crying, The wind is blowing, and the white foam is flying. West, west away, the round sun is falling. Grey ship, grey ship, do you hear them calling, The voices … Continue reading

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Deck: ¡Las Chingonas!

I am not a society person. The societies to which I have been exposed seemed to me largely machines for the suppression of women. Society is very important in Mexico. Where women do not even have the vote. – All … Continue reading

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The Story So Far – Part 1: Shadows of Mirkwood

Hi all! Psychorocka here! Beorn recently invited me to write a guest article on the Hall of Beorn and I immediately accepted. Beorn has been an immeasurable asset to our community with all the various resources and insights into the … Continue reading

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A new Power is rising

He drew himself up then and began to declaim, as if he were making a speech long rehearsed. The Elder Days are gone. The Middle Days are passing. The Younger Days are beginning. The time of the Elves is over, … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Party

Travel is a recurring theme in Tolkien’s works. Every one of his stories, from world-renowned The Lord of the Rings to lesser-known works like Children of Húrin, has a protagonist who must venture from the safety and comfort of their home … Continue reading

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The Grudge

Power is fickle. Men think to themselves, and indeed proclaim to others, that they “possess” it. As though power is some physical thing, with heft and dimension, a good which can be ferried to and fro. At best, this belief … Continue reading

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