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Soldier of the king … in Quenya

Soldier of the king in Quenya

Soldier of the king.

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Eärendillinwë Quenyanna – The End

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Quenya101 2nd great translation project…

has ended after 4 months of dedicated work!

Thanks to Jonathan Britton who enthusiastically sponsored the idea and was the father of it all, now we all Tolkiendilli have this grand poem in our beautiful tongue, Quenya.

As a final token of gratitude for being selected as a tool to deliver this empowering linguistic work, I’d like to share with you the full Tengwar text of Eärendillinwë Quenyanna! Note: This is not an image! It’s the text itself. With it, you can copy and paste wherever you like, resize, change Tengwar fonts (as long as they’re compatible with Dan Smith’s mapping), create imagery…it’s a gift so you make it your own!

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Eärendillinwë Quenyanna 8

Earendil stanza 8

Eärendil yearns for his home journeying in shadow.


Stanza 8

Through thick dark shadow and mist…gray, pale gray light.

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Eärendillinwë Quenyanna 7


Eärendil starts sailing on immortal skies


Stanza 7

Hoist your banners, hold your Silmarilli up high and come sail away with him…




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Take the pieces and build them skywards … in Quenya


Take the pieces and build them skyward

NEW quote translated into Quenya!

Biffy Clyro – Machines

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Lilac and gooseberries … in Quenya

lilac-and-gooseberries-in-quenyaLilac and gooseberries.

NEW sentence translated into Quenya!

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Rogue One Vader NEW Design


Don’t choke on your aspirations

New commemorative design to celebrate the release of the epic Rogue One, bringing a Darth Vader’s quote taken from the movie.

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The Awakening of the Elves


How did life begin in Arda? Who were the Adam & Eve of the elves? How did the awakening happen in full detail? How many elves were there in the beginning of all?

Below, you’ll find a summary of a short text written by Tolkien called Cuivienyarna which constitutes part of Quendi & Eldar (an excellent text taken from War of the Jewels). Did curiosity take you by the hand? Don’t worry, let’s ride with it!

cuivienen_by_tin_sulwen-d5n1yobAccording to a legend of the Elves, the first Elves were awakened by Eru Ilúvatar long before the beginning of the First Age of the Sun, near the bay of Cuiviénen. The first Elf to awake was called Imin (“First”). Next to him lay Iminyë, who would become his wife. Near where Imin woke, awoke Tata (“Second”) and Tatië, and Enel (“Third”) and Enelyë.

Imin, Tata, and Enel and their wives joined up, and walked through the forests. They first came across six pairs of Elves, and Imin, as eldest, claimed them as his people, and woke them. After a short time Imin and his people, together with Tata and Enel, continued their journey. Next, they came across nine pairs of Elves, and Tata as second eldest, claimed them as his people. After a short time the now thirty-six Elves continued their journey. Then they found twelve pairs of Elves, and Enel, as third eldest, claimed them as his people.


For many days the now sixty Elves dwelt by the rivers, and they began to invent poetry and music.

Finally they set out again, but Imin thought to himself that since each time they had found more Elves and his folk was least in size, he would now choose last.

They came across eighteen pairs of Elves, who were watching the stars, and Tata and Enel waited for Imin to claim tumblr_inline_mjr1mxlxAu1qz4rgpthem for his people, but Imin told them he would wait, so Tata added them to his folk. They were tall and had dark hair, and they were the fathers of most of the Ñoldor of later times.

The ninety-six Elves now spoke with each other and invented many new words, but then they continued their journey. Next they found twenty-four pairs of Elves, who were singing without language, and again Imin was offered the choice, but refused. Therefore Enel chose them as his people, and from them came most of theLindar or singers of later times.

And the hundred and forty-four Elves now dwelt long together, until all had learned the same language, and they were glad. But then Imin said it was time to seek more companions for him, but most of the others were content and did not join him. So Imin and Iminyë and their twelve companions set out alone, and they searched long near Cuiviénen, but never found any more companions.


And because all Elves had been found in groups of twelve, twelve became the number they counted with ever after, and 144 was for long their highest number, and in none of their later tongues was there therefore any common name for a greater number.

After the tale of the Awakening of the Elves the Companions of Imin or the Eldest Company (the later Vanyar) numbered fourteen, and they remained the smallest company. The Companions of Tata (half of whom became the Ñoldor) numbered fifty-six, and they remained the second-largest company. The Companions of Enel (the later Lindar or Teleri) were the largest company, numbering seventy-four.

Melkor was the first to learn of the Awakening. He soon began sending evil spirits among the Elves, who planted seeds of doubt against the Valar. It is also rumoured that some of the Elves were being captured by a Rider if they strayed too far, and the Elves later believed these were brought to Utumno and twisted into Orcs.


Oromë one day came across the Elves, and realized who they were. At first the Elves were suspicious of him, fearing he was the Rider who captured the Elves, and because of the lies of Melkor. Nevertheless, three lords of the Elves agreed to come with Oromë to Valinor. These were Ingwë of the Minyar (later Vanyar), Finwë of the Tatyar (later Ñoldor), and Elwë of the Lindar. In due time, Ingwë, Finwë and Elwë returned to Cuivienen, and told the Elves of the glory of Valinor, and there befell the Sundering of the Elves. All the Minyar and half of the Tatyar were persuaded, along with most of the Lindar, and followed Oromë into the west on the Great Journey. These have been known ever since by the name Eldar, or “Star-folk”, which Oromë gave to them in their own language. The remainder of the Tatyar and Lindar remained suspicious, or simply refused to depart from their own lands, and spread gradually throughout the wide lands of Middle-earth. They were after known by the name Avari, meaning ‘the Unwilling’, because they refused the summons, in Quenya, the language of the Eldar that eventually reached Valinor.





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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Review


Throbbing! The word is throbbing! That’s what I felt while watching the movie and that’s what it felt like after it was done! So painful! But before starting the review per se, I must warn you:


So, if you’re reading there, I suppose you already watched it or are pretty courageous to spoil such a good movie. The movie is throbbing! It’s action nonstop! Scene after scene, they change places, new characters are added (and they’re quite alright you know) and action is everywhere! It’s not for the faint-heart! I realize now Peter Jackson is surely writing his name in history. George Lucas has done it, Quentin Tarantino has done it, Steven Spielberg too…. This particular work of Jackson will stand out for ever and ever amen!


The movie starts right in the middle of action where the other had left. Without much effort, Beorn is already introduced and even though his role is diminished and one may ask yourself “why was he in the movie, anyway?” one may remember the pity when Bombadil was left out of Lord of the Rings. Not the same mistake again with Beorn.

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Mirkwood scenes are fantastic and having multiple spiders in the scene was a bonus! That moment when Bilbo put on the Ring and immediately started to understand what the spiders were talking…..AWESOME! Ok….he took it out and he continued to understand them, but the concept was brilliant. Also, let’s not forget their dizziness inside the forest which presented to the audience the feeling of being drowned by the curse and the sickness felt in Mirkwood.


I loved Thranduil character and his motifs. He showed some bad qualities in lots of scenes and their antagonizing, (Thranduil VS Oakenshield) brought sparkles to the movie. I really thought fight would start when they were pointing fingers on that scene. Legolas was very sharp in his character (very well portrayed) and as accurate with the bow as possible while Tauriel was the soft one. Kind, pretty and showing a good heart. Elves were fine, they played their part.


The Barrel sequence was funny, quick, intense and even though you knew they would continue their venture, the tension was everywhere and by itself the sequence stood out (and you know…it’s just barrels down the river)

Necromancer was chilling!!!!!!!!! I know my exclamation marks and I wanna use them! His voice delivered and I froze every time he was on the screen. That black cloud speaking Black Speech ffffff it all and kicked ASS!


When Gandalf fought him (or should I say “tried to”) and the EYE came on, shhhhh we all knew Gandalf had become pumpkin pie by then! I loved the Eye of Sauron displayed that way and surely it’s gif-ready for every single Tumblr account out there!

Smaug delivered every inch of expectation I had. It was there! It was a REAL dragon the way Tolkien created! It was sly, it was evil, it was playing with its prey. Smaug had everything. I could not think of a better voice for Smaug, the tyrannical as well. Benedict remembered the good feelings Darth Vader’s voice bring to me. The treasure room scene was the crème de la crème and oh boy…….not for the faint-heart!




Song, soundtrack, music and lyrics! Ok, lyrics may be forgiven a bit, but the song sucks big time! Aw c’mon, man! You may really think it’s a good song, you know all relaxing and stuff, good voice, vibe…but that’s NOT a song for that kind of movie!!!! Seriously? It takes away all the tension of the story portrayed in the 2 hours and 41 minutes and takes you to the beach beside a fire, roasting marshmallows…NO NO NO!


Gandalf’s spell in Dol Guldur was one disappointment as well. IF that was Quenya, Gandalf needs to learn how to open the mouth so the vowels and consonants are well pronounced and enunciated! I didn’t like it! Bad taste in my mouth! Radagast on the first movie did much better! And that’s another fail! Where was Radagast? He was just a shadow of he could be. I know, I know, he’s very secondary, but but but;;;;; I just wanted more!

You’ll have less Dwarves than you could and should have as well. If you by any chance cannot remember their name by heart, you feel you don’t need to. They are not individually important, they are “Dwarves”. Thorin is the only one who is ONE character. But that’s just natural to expect with so many new characters and action!


Bard was good but I didn’t welcome him quite well. I don’t know why. Actor was not bad, his role was fine, but…ahhh….I think it’s just me. Humans in Middle-Earth are kinda boring!


I cannot wait for the next movie. How cruel they are! They shouldn’t do that to people. They rise the bar with every scene, you get in love with Middle-Earth and then….along came the credits! Astonishing desolation it was! Mesmerizing!

December, 13th, 2013 - The Dragon's Day

December, 13th, 2013 – The Dragon’s Day




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“Elves”…..without Tolkien!


This is an experiment so you may be aware of the impact Tolkien caused on everyone’s mind. This is an idea I got after watching Thor The Dark World. I want you to answer mentally the following question:

What are elves?

You possibly answered this question easily and instantly an image like Legolas popped up in your mind. Ok, but you see…that’s exactlyLegolas-legolas-greenleaf-34396828-1421-1924 where the experiment comes into action. Let’s get back in time and answer this question BEFORE there was any Tolkien involved. Here is what you may need to consider about elves:

An elf (Old Norse álfr, Old Englishælf, Old High German alb, Proto-Germanic *albaz) is a certain kind of demigod-like being in the pre-Christian mythology and religion of the Norse and other Germanic peoples.

The elves are luminous beings, “more beautiful than the sun,” whose exalted status is demonstrated by their constantly being linked with the Aesir and Vanir gods in Old Norse and Old English poetry. The lines between elves and other spiritual beings such as the gods, giantsdwarves, and land spirits are blurry, and it seems unlikely that the heathen Germanic peoples themselves made any cold, systematic distinctions between these various groupings. It’s especially hard to discern the boundary that distinguishes the elves from the Vanir gods and goddesses. The Vanir god Freyr is the lord of the elves’ homeland, Alfheim, and at least one Old Norse poem repeatedly uses the word “elves” to designate the Vanir. Still, other sources do speak of the elves and the Vanir as being distinct categories of beings, such that a simple identification of the two would be misguided.

The elves also have ambivalent relations with humans. Elves commonly cause human illnesses, but they also have the power to heal them, and seem especially willing to do so if sacrifices are offered to them. Humans and elves can interbreed and produce half-human, half-elfin children, who often have the appearance of humans but possess extraordinary intuitive and magical powers. Humans can apparently become elves after death, and there was considerable overlap between the worship of human ancestors and the worship of the elves.

The worship of the elves persisted centuries after the Germanic people’s formal conversion to Christianity, as medieval law codes prohibiting such practices demonstrate. Ultimately, then, their veneration lasted longer than even that of the gods.”


Yeah…that’s what I meant! As you read the description above, you will notice the HUGE IMPACT Tolkien caused on everyone’s mind. He simply changed it. All the creatures we all hold a common idea these days, they were absolutely molded and changed through ONE single brain, his. That’s a astonishing thought if you stop and consider it a bit. Before him, only whole civilizations were able to do that (mold human mind and ideas) but he changed it all.

Currently, Elves are what we know they are. They’re human like, they live in flesh, in “Earth” and they’re less like a spiritual creature as the old Norse Mythology proposes them to be.





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El lamento de Aasm

Tres habrán de ser los Triángulos.

El primero de ellos (el más temido y deseado) será el Triángulo del Vigor. El segundo, el Triángulo de la Sabiduría. Del tercero, sin embargo, nada se sabe; ni tan siquiera cuándo llegará a Aasm (el mundo en el que se fragua esta historia).

El triángulo

La Tierra de Aasm, desde la ancestral premonición del Oráculo, ha dejado latente su inquietud con referencia al nacimiento del varón de Gnurk.

Las Gnurkyah —un pueblo de orgullosas amazonas que habita en los lindes del salvaje desierto— se encontrarán en la tesitura de amazon-warriorsdefender a aquél que, nacido hombre entre mujeres y portando el Triángulo del Vigor, habrá de convertirse en el caudillo de unas obscuras sombras que arrasarán Aasm. Sin embargo, entre estas valientes, hay muchas que, entregadas por completo a la profecía, desearán aniquilarlo antes de que logre desarrollarse como la materialización del mal.

Es por eso que Giurka, hija de la recién difunta reina y hermana del Triángulo, emprenderá un exilio, cuyo horizonte se enturbia ante sus ojos, con el propósito de cumplir la palabra que entregó a su madre en el lecho de muerte y, también, demostrar que las naturalezas pueden ser moldeadas con amor y entrega.

tumblr_luslecZ5fq1r6con7o1_500Por su lado, los HilvehDash (Siervos de los Elementos) —sabios magos que han ofrecido su vida a los conocimientos, al respeto del entorno y a contemplar los cambios que hayan de devengarse con la llegada de la Era de los Triángulos— tratarán de anticiparse a todos los demás con el propósito de proteger al joven Triángulo y evitar, asimismo, que su naturaleza se oscurezca.

Paralelamente, el pueblo de Ruernphas, formado por orgullosos hombres que, a lo largo de los ciclos, fueron perdiendo su grandeza para quedar transformados en, simplemente, un poderoso reino; más temido que admirado, justificando la existencia del Triángulo, decidirá instalar sus ejércitos frente a las puertas de la negra fortaleza de Gnurk con lascivas intenciones.640x926_9886_Vanguard_2d_fantasy_warriors_army_medieval_picture_image_digital_art

Todo este decorado dará lugar a una historia épica en la que razas de todo tipo despertarán de los más recónditos recuerdos de aquéllos que sufrieron la ira de los Elementos en los temidos Tiempos del Olvido.

Amor, ambición, crueldad, amistad, miedo y orgullo van a mezclarse para concebir una novela repleta de emoción y aventuras.

Su trasfondo moral, entre muchas otras ideas, alberga el hecho de prejuzgar a alguien por el hecho de ser quien es y, como dice Jorshunsda (el Siervo de la Tierra):

“[…] ¿es acaso sensato y justo condenar a un ser vivo por algo que ni tan siquiera ha llegado a realizar? Es más, ¿crees que debemos matar a aquéllos que sí han llegado a acometer alguna fechoría que consideramos cruel, hasta el punto de retorcer nuestra más natural esencia?”.

Written by the book’s author, Iván Montero.




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War is what it will be!

It’s gone! It’s done!

With those words of relief, Frodo conclude the task that was appointed to him. We also conclude our top 10 LotR Board Games right now, with the #1 board game of all time! All other games you can see here: #10#9#8 #7#6#5#4,  #3 & #2, but no place for 2nd places, right here right now, we got GOLD we got:


War of the Ring (Second Edition)



As its predecessor…

In War of the Ring, one player takes control of the Free Peoples (FP), the other player controls Shadow Armies (SA).

Initially, the Free People Nations are reluctant to take arms against Sauron, so they must be attacked by Sauron or persuaded by Gandalf or other Companions, before they start to fight properly: this is represented by the Political Track, which shows if a Nation is ready to fight in the War of the Ring or not.

The game can be won by a military victory, if Sauron conquers a certain number of Free People cities and strongholds or vice versa. But the true hope of the Free Peoples lies with the quest of the Ringbearer: while the armies clash across Middle Earth, the Fellowship of the Ring is trying to get secretly to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring. Sauron is not aware of the real intention of his enemies but is looking across Middle Earth for the precious Ring, so that the Fellowship is going to face numerous dangers, represented by the rules of The Hunt for the Ring. But the Companions can spur the Free Peoples to the fight against Sauron, so the Free People player must balance the need to protect the Ringbearer from harm, against the attempt to raise a proper defense against the armies of the Shadow, so that they do not overrun Middle Earth before the Ringbearer completes his quest.

Each game turn revolves around the roll of Action Dice: each die corresponds to an action that a player can do during a turn. Depending on the face rolled on each die, different actions are possible (moving armies, characters, recruiting troops, advancing a Political Track).

Action dice can also be used to draw or play Event Cards. Event Cards are played to represent specific events from the story (or events which could possibly have happened) which cannot be portrayed through normal game-play. Each Event Card can also create an unexpected turn in the game, allowing special actions or altering the course of a battle.

This one is surely the ultimate experience one might expect when playing a game about Lord of the Rings. As I recently watched a Dice Tower Top 10 list (by the way wherein this kind of post was inspired) Sam Healey said: “War of the Ring IS The Lord of the Rings” in board game format.

I hope you enjoyed Quenya101 top 10 LotR board game and perhaps it’ll serve you like a guide for the next time you wanna acquire some tabletop fun!



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