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Council of Elrond - Realms

Welcome to the Realms of the Council of Elrond! Here is a place to join a Realm and get to know people on this site. There are fourteen Realms to choose from, depending on what type of person you are! Within the Realms, there will be a chance for you to get to know many people who have joined the same Realm as you. There will be activities to help you meet other site members, and opportunities to earn your Realm points. Points will be rewarded as members are actively involved on the site. Each member of a realm will earn one point for his or her Realm for every point they earn for his or her self.

The fourteen Realms are named after the Valar of Ilúvatar. J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a book called The Silmarillion, which is a history book setting up Middle Earth as we know it today. The Valar are the "Thought" of Eru (a.k.a. Ilúvatar) and played a major part in creating Arda and its creatures which came to be known as Middle Earth. In their creation, they were shown, through music, the creation of the world, Eä. Through their fruitful efforts, they replayed the song of Eä and created the beauty of the world. There were many Ainur, yet there were fourteen that rose above them all. They were often considered gods among men and were respected and revered. Each Valar were known for his or her personality and characteristics as well as what hand they had in creating the world.
The names of the Lords in due order are: Manwë, Ulmo, Aulë, Oromë, Mandos, Lórien, and Tulkas; and the names of the Queens are: Varda, Yavanna, Nienna, Estë, Vairë, Vána, and Nessa.
~Valaquenta by J.R.R. Tolkien

These are the Realms that you have to choose from. You may browse through them and read the Charters to decide which Realm you wish to join. You are not required to join a Realm, but it would be great fun if you did!

If you have a hard time choosing, it's ok! We've created a simple quiz for you to take that will give you a helpful suggestion as to which Realm might best suit you according to your answers. Of course, you are not required to join the Realm the quiz suggests; it's all up to you! Before making a decision on which Realm to join, please keep in mind you are making a commitment to stay within that Realm for at least 3 months. Please choose very wisely.

So...come on in and help create community!

 
Realm of Nessa In dancing she delights, and she dances in Valinor on lawns of never-fading green. We dance with llamas...
Realm of Yavanna Kementári Flowers, food, and song: sharing the fruits of our creativity!
Realm of Vairë the Weaver Home of legends and lore- Before history ever became myth Vairë wove it into her storied tapestries.
Realm of Vána the Ever-young Our Lady's garden is a place of laughter and humor. We tend to be artistic, competitive, and enjoy randomness. Become a Vánanian today!
Realm of Tulkas Astaldo We are strong and proud, run really fast, and Melkor is afraid of us!
Realm of Estë the Gentle Where nightsong and starlight bring peace and renewal to the weary.
Realm of Nienna The shadow passes, washed away by our tears.
Realm of Manwë Súlimo This is a small group of friends that would love for you to join!
Realm of Ulmo Join the Lord of the waters in song. Hear the music of the sea and the seafaring. Soar with the gulls.
Realm of Varda Elentári Where the light of Ilúvatar still shines... oh, and the only place Melkor doesn´t dare to enter...
Realm of Aulë the Smith "Where we craft the twisted wire of dragon fire and mesh the light of Moon and Sun..."
Realm of Oromë Stomping ground for the huntsmen, deep in the forests of Middle-earth.
Realm of Mandos A fun place full of friends, laughter, and random conversation. Go Deadly Realm!
Realm of Lórien We like walking, gardens and dreams - come and refresh yourself in the Gardens of Lórien!