Howdy folks! Welcome to the Realm of Mandos!
Traits that can be attributed to those that are in the Realm of Mandos are:
-concerned with fairness
-enjoyment of Knowledge/Learning
-enjoying random conversations
-humor (and lots of it)
A few things we will specialize in include:
-playing LotR games (and lots of them!)
-Coming up with suggestions for new plausible things to put in the games section of the site.
-Being model citizens and helping to acclimate newbies. Cause they need love too.
-Being a home to Canadians. So far, we have over nine thou–err, six outspoken members from the Northern Country!
-Brainstorming new ideas for the humor section and writing humorous articles, parodies, or photoshopping various LotR pictures.
-Not everyone is funny (well actually they are, but they may not REALIZE it…), so as well members of the Realm of Mandos can search out and write articles for Newsletter.
If you have any questions, feel free to PM the realm head, lordoftheringer
(Oh boy I got behind on this. Sorry guys. If it’s any consolation, I missed wishing myself happy birthday too.)
Happy belated May to August birthdays to:
Happy September birthdays to:
Some signature banners created by realm members
A warm welcome to:
And a belated, but no less enthusiastic welcome to:
September 13, 2011
Right, this page is supposed to get updated
Sorry about that. Will try to do better.Come check out our Realm Party, September 17th to October 1st! It’s a great way to learn more about our realm, and a chance to wish a very happy birthday to Kat and Song. Realm parties are in the General Realms forum.Also, we just did the annual inactive member purge. I was super-careful, but if I somehow deleted someone who’s still interested in being part of Mandos, you’re certainly welcome to join again (nobody was kicked out permanently, not that that’s ever needed to happen). Inactive members (who haven’t posted in at least 6 months) are taken off the roster once a year so potential new Mandosians don’t mistakenly come to think that we have over one hundred active members.
April 18, 2011
We have a Realm Leader!Well, that was a very easy election to conduct 😛 Our new Assistant Ghost of Mandos is: lordoftheringer! Congratulations, Kat!
April 2, 2011
Seeking Realm Leader candidates
The general consensus of the realm is that we’re ready to get some Realm Leaders! If you think you’d make a good candidate, go nominate yourself in the thread in the general forum. But hurry–the deadline for nominations is April 17!Even if you’re not interested in running, stay tuned and VOTE in the election!
February 4, 2011
The Realm of Mandos is once again playing Mafia! Participants are still needed, so come sign up in the Wheeee! forum.Thanks to Saelryth_Windstalker for overseeing the game![edit Feb22] It’s been changed to be Inter-Realm Mafia, instead! Check it out in the General Realms forum! Round 1 is closed to new participants, but you can still watch the proceedings. Could a Mandosian be the Mafia? We’ll find out…
February 1, 2011
We’ve just started our new “Assassin” game. Come check it out in the Wheeeee! forum! The winner(s) get a stylin’ banner!
January 19, 2011
Cleaning up the Realm
One of our lesser-used forums has been converted into a large Skeleton Closet, where unused threads are being temporarily stored. If they remain unused, eventually they will be deleted. The realm is looking much less cluttered, though. I mean, some of those threads hadn’t been touched since 2005!Meanwhile, we’re starting up several new games, including Hide and Seek and a semi-spooky role-play set within our very own Halls of Mandos, all in the Wheeeee! forum. Come by and check it out! If you post in Mandos, your name will be added to the “Active Members” list, and you’ll win fabulous prizes you won’t be deleted come the late spring/early summer inactive member purge.
January 7, 2011
Once more, with feeling…
Time for the semi-biennial changing of the realm staff! We have a new realm head, TurinGwoheyuloi, who’s looking forward to getting Mandos active again! Many thanks to Merides, HaldirofLorien13 and Mellwen for their work as leaders.
NÃ¡mo, better known as Mandos, is one of the two FÃ«anturi (the other being his brother Irmo or LÃ³rien), masters of spirits. NÃ¡mo is older, and appropriately, dwells in Mandos, from which his common name is derived. He summons the spirits of those slain and keeps them in the Houses of the Dead. The Houses of the Dead grow ever larger as time passes due to the necessary housing of more and more souls.
The Halls are decorated with the storied webs of VairÃ© the Weaver, his wife. Mandos alone knows all that was and all that will be, except for that which has not been decided yet by IlÃºvatar. He is often called the Doomsayer of the Valar due to his knowledge of the future, but he does not share this knowledge nor his judgments unless ManwÃ« bids him to.
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|GOING ON NOWRealm Sceptre Competition
Have you voted for our entry to the Competition yet? Quick! Do it!
|June 6, 2009Another Wraith!
HaldirofLorien13 was nominated for Wraith of Mandos this time around! Welcome to the leadership, Hal!
|February 1, 2009 New Realm Leader
Everyone welcome Mellwen, the newest member of the Mandos Leadership Team! Our newest Wraith of Mandos is willing and able to do the work needed to keep Mandos in top running order!
Fond thanks to Nedra and Turin for their great work during the previous Leadership cycle.
|January 11, 2009One more time! We have a new Realm Head, Merides! She has many ideas for the Realm of Mandos, and is itching for activity!|
| September 25th, 2007New Realm Head!
Yet again, we have another new Realm Head. Introducing: AnironEllessar.
She is ready to reawaken Mandos and get things rolling!.
March 31st, 2004
New Realm Lackeys! ...(I mean Leaders)
Woooow...what an election! Sarumans_wolf and CelebGwilwileth had a decent crack at it, and it wa nailbitingly close for a while there, but in the end Nazgul7 came through by a nose as our new Elected Realm Leader, followed soon after by minuial_gil_estel as our Appointed Realm Leader. Congrats to them both! We know they'll do a terrific job! :D
PS: And so we say goodbye to haldir_of_lorien, who served us well...we'll never forget you HooooL
| September 25th, 2006
New Realm Head!Well, we have a new Realm Head, Sirthien. And we also have need for more mischievous threads and fun.
|October 13th, 2005Halloween Festivities have begun!
It's halloween time and Mandos is celebrating! We have a bunch of new things going on including festive games, a Halloween realm banner for our sigs, Halloween recipies and even a competition that can earn you user points!! And there is going to be more to come! Stop by and help us celebrate Halloween!
|August 8th 2005New realm leaders :)
We have had yet another realm leader election and our new realm leaders are..... Nazgul7 and AnironEllessar!! Congrats guys! Big thanks to our previous realm leader (Sirthien and ~Shire_Hobbit~ for their work as realm leaders. Looking forward to a good time with our new leaders, and loads more things to do in our realm :) Come check us out!!
|March 7, 2005Realm Head Switch
It is with a tear in our eye and a smile in our hearts that we say farewell to our Realm Head Killjoy. She has been a wonderful head, organizing many fun events, being a friend, providing hours of laughs, and an all around wonderful person! We will surely miss her as our head. We just wanted to take the time to say thanks for all that you have done. Although your life outside of Mandos needs more time, we hope you will continue to bring some happiness and laughter to our realm! Good luck Killy!.
|December 6, 2006SECRET SANTA
Time to put some jingle in your bells with Mandos' first activity of the season! Join up and and add a Deady Realm buddy to your christmas list, and score an extra prezzie yourself! Click here for details.
|September 9th, 2004
BANNER CONTEST RESULTSAfter much much MUCH deliberation, the winners of our banner contest have been chosen:
1st Place: Erutanie_Litsos
Congratulations to them all - they did a smashing job!
The lovely banners you see up now are the wonderful work of our all-round winner, Erutanie_Litsos, but if you'd like to see the other enries, you can here
|August 3rd, 2004
BANNER CONTEST!!Tired of looking at the same ol' skulls above? Well now you can DO something about it! We're currently having a contest for all those creative souls out there (yes, YOU!!) to come up with brand new banners for these front pages. Aside from the honour of a fully credited set of banners up for all to see, the winner will also win user ppoints and a custom-made title to accompany their avatar. Funky! head on down here for details.
All entries must be in by August 23rd
|March 3, 2004
Humour Competition Results!That's all folks...the efforts of the few but proud Deady Realmers who entered our gag-a-riffic contest of comedy have come to a conclusion...
1st Place = killjoy
Congrats, guys! Mighty thanks to all those who entered, and to those lucky 13 who took the time out of their busy schedules to click the "vote" button... ;)
|January 27, 2004
A new Humor Competition has begun!
It's time to bring the little insane comedian out in all of us; he's in there somewhere, feeding your inner child explosive novelty gum and wreaking all kinds of whoopie-cushion mayhemâ€¦So get those funny bones cracking and go create a rib-tickling entry to earn yourself and your Realm some pointage! Details in the Mandos Realm Forum.
|January 15, 2004
This day marks the end of a relatively short era: Trignifty, former head of the Mandos realm, has stepped down. She has chosen Killjoy to replace her in this most noble albeit unconventional realm. Said Killjoy upon her promotion: Go Deady Realm!
|August 22, 2003
Elections for Realm Leaders is going to be held on Tuesday, August 26th. If you are a member of the Mandos Realm and are interested in being a Realm Leader, please PM Trignifty ASAP. The deadline for entry is the preceding Monday evening.
|August 10, 2003
Beginning today and lasting up to this coming Sunday, August 17th, Fearless Deady Realm Leader Trignifty will be gone.
|August 5, 2003
Buwahaha! Realms have finally opened! Youâ€™re looking at the Realm of Mandos mainpage. If youâ€™ve joined the fun, be sure to check out the Realm of Mandos Forum, located on the main forums page. Any questions at all, donâ€™t hesitate to ask.
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