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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.

Toast the Professor’s Birthday

Today, Jan 3rd, is J.R.R.Tolkien’s Birthday, traditionally celebrated with a toast.
Details of the Toast, as explained by the Tolkien Society can be found here . Note that the site also has a link to various places where you can join in the celebration.
Also, to celebrate Tolkien’s Birthday the Christian Science Monitor has posted 10 quotes from the author. They can be found here .

The 33 Greatest Movie Trilogies

Empire Magazine has just published its list of the 33 top movie trilogies of all time. To read the article and learn whether any of Peter Jackson’s Tolkien trilogies made the list you just need to click here .

Can they build it? Would you live in Minas Tirith?

Click here to read about a LOTR related indiegogo campaign,. and here to go to the actual campaign page.

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 .