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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.

Tolkien artist Jef Murray has passed beyond.

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death, yesterday, of well known Tolkien artist and illustrator Jef Murray. His obituary can be found here .

Many of Jef’s Tolkien-inspired sketches and paintings can be found online here .
A brief Wikipedia article on Jef can be found here .

Tribute to Sir Christopher Lee

By now everyone is aware of the passing, Sunday morning, of Sir Christopher Lee.
As a Tribute to his work on The Hobbit and Lord of The Rings Films we present this link to a clip of him preparing for a scene in The Hobbit, and Peter Jackson’s Facebook statement on the loss of a truly incredible actor can be found here .

Sir Christopher Lee Passes Away, age 93

Known for his role in The Lord of the Rings trilogy as the wizard Saruman, among many other acting roles, RIP Christopher Lee. Read more here .

Story written by Tolkien in 1914 about to be released.

The Story of Kullervo. writtten back when Tolkien was a 22 year old student at Oxford, tells the dark tale of a young man, sold into slavery and seeking revenge.
Click here for more information on the tale, to be released on Aug 27th.

Narsil, and Anduril, forged from scratch

To see the team from Men at Arms forge Narsil,and then reforge Anduril from the shards, click here for the 10 minute video.

First edition of The Hobbit fetches £137,000 at auction

A copy of The Hobbit, originally given by Tolkien to one of his students, has just been sold by Sotheby’s. Details can be found here .

For the Gamers, Shadow of Mordor Edited Into Feature Length Film.

You Tube user Andy Gilleand has recently edited a 2 1/2 hour film from Monolith Productions Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. For more information and a link to the film, just click here .

10 ‘Hobbit’ actors appearing on television this year

For those fans that like to keep track of what the actors from the ‘Hobbit’ trilogy are now doing, you can click here to be taken to EW’s list of the interesting televison roles being taken on by ten of them.

Review of the newly released Blu-ray

I’m sure that everyone is aware that ‘The Hobbit; The Battle of the Five Armies’ DVD edition was released yesterday and the Blu-ray was released today.
Click here for a Stars Entertainment review of the Blu-ray edition.

Fanfiction of the Month: March

The pick for March is a what-if story set shortly after the events of The Hobbit movies. What would Kíli the Dwarf’s life be like if he had survived the Battle of Five Armies? This work-in-progress fic presents a fairly realistic take on this scenario, and as a bonus, blends in what little information Tolkien himself left us on the other Dwarf houses. Let me present: A Song for Heart and Soul by rabbit.writer. Excerpt:

Dáin had explained that things did not look so good for the young king – at least, not in relation to his royal career. There were doubts about his youth – many had wondered if Dáin should have been appointed regent until Kíli had “matured”. The young king was called into question over his appearance and he himself had heard the whispers of “no-beard” or “the beardless king” as he walked the halls of his ravaged mountain.

If you read it and like it, don’t forget to show your appreciation to the author in the form of a review.