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Welcome to the Council of Elrond!

“…You have come and are here met, in this very nick of time, by chance as it may seem. Yet it is not so. Believe rather that it is so ordered that we, who sit here, and none others, must now find counsel for the peril of the world.”

Welcome to the Council of Elrond! You have stumbled upon one of the largest resource sites on the web offering a variety of unique features based on the creative works of J.R.R. Tolkien, including The Lord of the Rings. Come on in and register, then jump in and get involved. If you are looking for tons of quality images, feel free to visit our Gallery. We also have a forum if you’re interested in serious discussion, drooling over your favorite characters, or roleplaying with other site members. Other sections of the site, such as the Languages section, Elrond’s Library, and the Encyclopedia offer opportunities to learn more about the worlds and cultures that Tolkien created. Of course, there is more on this site than we can mention here, so feel free to jump right in, and experience one of the best Tolkien sites on the net.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – World Premiere News

Click here to see the video announcement on Facebook.

New ‘Epic’ Safety Video from Air New Zealand

To see this new video, featuring celebrities from the Peter Jackson films, just click here .

New ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Posters Released

Click on the name to see the new posters featuring Legolas , Galadriel, Gandalf and Bilbo .

For the Gamers, ‘Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor’

For the Inquisitr article on the game, which includes links to some detailed reviews, click here .

The Homes of Middle Earth

Hey there,
Just wanted to let you know about a cool Hobbit/Lord of the Rings themed infographic we’ve made over at Good to be Home magazine about the various homes of Middle Earth. However, the spin on it is that we’ve made it as if the homes are all up for sale and available to buy.

See what we mean and check it out here .

Anyway, hope you like it and if you have any questions at all about it then please just ask.
Kind regards,
Chris Thomson

‘Desolation of Smaug’ Extended Edition Trailer now online.

Click here to be taken to the Trailer
Click here to be taken a Mirkwood clip.

Lots of new ‘Battle of Five Armies’ images

Entertainment Weekly has released a tapestry full of images from the film. The tapestry can be found here .

Brief bios, accompanied by full face closeups, of all thirteen Dwarves can be found here .

A great still of Azog and the Orc army can be found here .

Click here for a movie still of Thranduil, Thorin, and Bard.

The cover art for the Motion Picture Soundtrack CD can be found here .

Fanfiction of the Month: September

Busy at school or work, and eager to lift your mood reading a fun story? We have just the thing for you: Lillianpost‘s humorous, Hobbit movie themed submisssion What The Heck Is On Radagast’s Face?. And this is how it goes…
“So he’s a guardian of Middle-earth is he?” Fili muttered with distaste. “What part does this old fool look after? The swamps?”
Kili shrugged.
“I suppose all parts need watching.”
“Keeps the frogs in line, does he?” Fili whispered back.
“Hush!” Bilbo said with a sharp elbow in Fili’s side. “At least he’s not here to hurt us. That’s something.”
“But not much,” Nori countered. “No wonder he lives out of sight.”

Click the fic’s name to read more, and let the author know your thoughts.

Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition expected Nov. 3rd

More information about the Blue Ray extended edition can be found here .

BBC launches online guide on Tolkien and the Great War

AS part of their coverage of the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1 the BBC has released an online ‘iGuide’ discussing the impact that his involvement in The Great War may have had on Tolkien’s writings. The guide can be found here .