Welcome to the Realm of Lórien!
Do you love gardening and walking in nature? Have you felt at peace while enjoying a beautiful sunset or admiring a breathtaking dawn? Are ancient cultures and the mystical fascinating to you? Do you ever wonder what your dreams mean? Well come wander through the gates of Lorien! The gardens are full of friendly faces, spirits, and peace. We are always anxious to meet new people. You won’t be overlooked. Check out the Realm ‘Charter’ and read all about Lórien in the ‘Valar Info’ section, then join and come for a walk with us, if you will. Don’t forget to wander on over to the Realm of Lórien Forum too! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me, Calenmarwen, Leader of the Realm of Lórien. From the mouths of members… calenmarwen: “Lorien is a second home to me now.” Awelyn418: Lorien is more like a family and I love it.
Whisperings from the Realm of Lórien or Realm News
September 11, 2010 Well Autumn is almost here again and Lorien’s realm head is still awelyn418 and Calenmarwen is leader beneath her. With Autumn comes a beauty of nature and holidays and the leaves turning color in some areas. Reminding us of the Mallorn tree. Beauty is all around us. Fall finds us reading The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling starting 9/11/10. We will be having quizzes and discussions. We will go the through the series. ‘! So come and join us! Dream with us! ~awelyn418
September 12, 2010 Autumn brings many opportunities for new realm activities! Like the writing activity Drabble in the book section. We would love for our members to use different mediums to express them selves I would love seeing some sunsets and sunrises. So,if you are great with a camera we would love to see your photos and it should be easier with a digital camera. We also have our dream section . Where we discuss dreams and the possible meanings. And our favorite games from the archives that we still play We have one new member and her name is on the welcome page of Lorien we call her LIH for short The Lady Arwen has honored us she is back and others. and the regulars pop in from time to time.. So come join us.Autumn Reading Challenge 2010! Read as many books as you can in two months and earn points in literature quizzes to join Lorien’s Hall of Fame and win a prize! . poll If you are looking for some fun, we have a brand new RPG to offer. It looks like they are going on a quest, but so far everything is still a little mysterious… ! ~Awelyn
The Vala Lórien
¤ Lórien takes his name from his gardens in Valinor, but his true name is Irmo. ¤ The name Lórien means "God of Dreams," or "Garden of dreams." ¤ He is one of the two Fëanturi, the Masters of Spirits. His elder brother, Mandos, dwells in the Halls of Waiting. ¤ Lórien's spouse is Estë the Gentle Healer. ¤ Lórellin is the shaded lake in the gardens, where Estë sleeps each day. ¤ Melian, the Maian mother of Luthien, also dwelt in Lórien when not in Middle-earth. ¤ The Gardens are the fairest places in all the world, and all the Valar go there to find refreshment and peace. ¤ The Maia Olórin, or Gandalf the Grey, as he was later known in Middle-earth resided in the Gardens of Lórien, and was tutored by Irmo (although he also visited the house of Nienna).
Charter for the Realm of Lórien
Realm Activities: ~ Growing your own plants ~ Keeping "Dream Diaries" and learning about Dream Interpretation ~ Finding ways of gaining inner peace, and helping others to find this same rest. ~ Studying ancient cultures ~ Reading books focused on the realm's traits in the Lorien Book Club (currently reading Peter Pan) ~ The Council of Entwives: an inter-realm environmental project ~ Meeting other Lorien and/or other realm members with a penpal ~ Making our own realm newsletter ~ Telling ghost stories
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May 18, 2005Happy May! This month is a bit of a slow month for the realm, but we still have lots going on! Our Middle-earth Shoppe is ready for business! This is your one stop shop for anything you could ever want. If you need something to wear to our Spring Fling Ball, then this is the place to look! We have also begun our search for treasure in the Middle-earth treasure hunt. Who knows what we could find... For all of you gardeners out there, we're beginning to put together our Lorien themed garden for the LHH. Please post any ideas that you have.~tla
April 1, 2005Happy April, everyone!For all of you current members, I just put up a realm reviewtopic. Please take a look at it. I'd like to know what everyone thinks. New members may post their comments too. :)And you have five more days to vote for realm leader!~tla
March 17, 2005Happy St. Patrick's Day! :D We're celebrating in the ice cream parlor. Everyone in the realm is welcome to join. Also be sure to tell us your opinions about luck and fate in the gardens.Nominations for realm leader have begun. Please nominate someone!~tla
February 27, 2005Wow, it's almost March already! Here's some of what's going on in the wonderful realm of Lórien...
- Work on the April edition of the Council Courier has begun! The October edition was a big success and so now we're doing one for spring. Details on our genius, exciting plans are in the gardens.
- Lots of new games in the Fun & Games forum!
- Guilty Fans: Are you an obsessed LotR fan? Confess!
- Caption Game: A new LotR image will be posted weekly. Be sure to come add a funny little, comment, phrase, or anything else goofy.
- These aren't new, but our Pie war and ice cream parlor are loads of fun! The more participating, the merrier. :D
- Candy heart scavenger hunt: Yup, still doing this. Can you find all the yummy candies?
- We're also reading Peter Panin the Book Club. It's not too late to start reading with everyone else!So come one and all and check out all of our fun activities! ~tla February 14, 2005The hunt for candy hearts has begun! Stop by Lorien's forum and look for these yummy little treats which our scattered throughout our forum board. And be sure to tell us your opinions about love in the gardens. :)~tla
February 9, 2005
February 7, 2005Happy February, everyone! This is a very busy and exciting month for the realm. So many things to do and so little time! We have just began reading Peter Panin the book club. The discussion is going great so far! :D Our Mystic Flavors Ice Cream Parlor has officially opened in the Fun & Games forum. Come have some ice cream with us and celebrate special events. There's lots of them coming up! They include Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day. We have tons of things planned for these events, so be sure to stop by the forum on the 9th and the 14th to join the fun. A discussion of true love is already up in the Gardens and we're busily decorating the ice cream parlor for the New Year. Hope to see many of you there! :D~tla
January 2, 2005Stop by the Gardens and sign up for Secret Cupid! You have until February 5th.~tla
January 1, 2005Happy New Year everyone! Wow, 2004 is gone. I'm very optimistic that this year will be another great year for the realm. Stop by the Members Hall to tell us your resolutions for the new year or come join the New Year celebration RPG in the Fun & Games forum. :)~tla
December 27, 2004Congrats to mr_weewee, our realm elected leader! She'll be joining Lady_Jennifer and myself in our brilliant schemes. The next election will take place in March. So the more active you are in the realm, the better chance you have at becoming a leader. *hint hint*~tla
December 19, 2004The new LoL (Leader of Lórien) poll is up now! Vote here! Watch out! Pies flying overhead! Check out the games forum and join a team in the Pie War!~Lú
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