Today is the first day of a new elvish month (1 Coirë 144) and you know what that means! A NEW Q101 Shop Collection!
Check out our new products and designs:
AND….you’re ALL getting free shipping until 02/14/17 12PM CT (any order over $45 US or $80 International except Wall Art for International orders)
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Let things be reborn and be stirred with new life…
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It’s solved! The last post of 2013 brought you a puzzle, a quite hard challenge I must say, based on a Japanese popular puzzle called Sudoku. If you have no idea of what it is (depending on where you are in the world you may not have heard about it), check the introduction in the post mentioned here.
Also, if you’re new to Quenya101 and you’re reading about this “Tengwar Sudoku” for the first time, why not trying to solve it? Well, of course, if you’re up to the challenge! (i.e. I DARE you!) 😀
The original Tengwar Sudoku puzzle.
So here it is, check your answers and progress if you applied to the task:
Hell yeah!!! Confusing as hell to the eyes, perfectly built for the mind’s pleasure! Sudoku is definitely awesome!
It’s been a long while since we had our last puzzle, so I came up with this idea and it quite hits the same itch scratched by Tengwar Kanji developed by Quenya101 here. Therefore, I present you….Tengwar SUDOKU!
But what is Sudoku?
Sudoku is a Japanese puzzle where logic and combinatorial number placement takes a major role. Usually, the standard Sudoku features numbers (1 to 9) and you gotta place them correctly inside the major squares, columns and lines without repeating them.
It’s not hard, but of course there are different levels you can play and some of them have so many possibilities, you’ll definitely have a hard time filling those little squares. As you may realize, this puzzle is perfect not only with numbers but letters as well (which makes them a bit harder I think…but it’s just a matter of symbols) and Sudoku is the best puzzle we could get to exercise our Tengwar Kanji writing!
In our Sudoku, you’ll have 4×4 areas where 16 Tengwar Kanjis will be filled. Are you up to this challenge? Put your skills to the test and have fun during this vacation with Tengwar Sudoku!
Don’t despair! Believe me…this is an easy one! You can send your answers to Quenya101 mail and the answer key will be given when we’re back in February! Enjoy the puzzle!
Adding to the custom made and original series of Quenya101 (you can check part 1, 2 & 3 here), I bring to you new Tengwar Kanji to expand the collection and continue the exercise of shaping Tengwar in unprecedented ways.
This time, let’s have some Kanji for the most important animals in Tolkien’s word as well as a complete gallery of what we have designed so far.
Animal #1 of course, the eagle is the herald of Manwë and many Maiar took that form when entered Arda. The Kanji evokes its beak and talons (in a way).
Another bird strongly associated with the elves, mainly the Teleri. This Kanji brings the delicate shape of a swan body with its plumes and beak to the Tengwar writing.
An animal much used by mortal man, the Horse Kanji depicts the strength of the horse legs muscles along with the saddle on top showing the deep connection with its tamed nature.
Also known as snake or dragon (not winged), this animal is strongly associated with the Enemy and it was used by him in wars and battles throughout the ages. It shows the dust below its belly and as well as its head with fangs ready for the attack.
Now the gallery with the 25 Tengwar Kanji already published and shared here in Quenya101. Do you have what it takes to know them by heart and memory alone?
Resuming our Tengwar Kanji series (check part 1 & 2 here) and keeping the creative mojo rolling and rolling, we come to the Elvish YEAR! Time flow is a concept well kept at Quenya101 where you can learn to observe the Imladris Reckoning, learn from your elvish horoscope (or not that much) and even follow the 1 age in 1 year alternate chronology.
Enough with the talk and let’s head to matters here! Tengwar Kanji for the elvish year:
First day. Not a month but a special holiday. Its kanji idea was based on the high hopes people usually have in this time of the year.
Spring, the first month. Its Kanji idea was based on the growing up of life in Arda where seeds and flowers blossom and the earth brings forth a new bloom.
Summer, the Second month. Its Kanji idea was based on the Sun and the intense heat of this season.
Harvest, the Third month. Its Kanji idea was based on the tools of harvesting. Ploughs, scythes and the like which bring the fruits of the season to our table.
Middle-days. Not a month but a time for special holidays. Its Kanji idea was based on the interval these days bring to the year, right in its middle.
Fall, the Fourth month. Its Kanji idea was based on the falling of leaves and the hoarding of fruits for the winter season.
Winter, the Fifth month. Its Kanji idea was based on the snow falling, icing all around us and melting eventually when the season ends.
Stirring, the Sixth month. Its Kanji idea was based on the beginning of grow of things when seeds are still numb, but there’s a hope of spring.
Last day. Not a month, a special holiday. Its Kanji idea was based on the notion people are wrapping up the year that is almost closed.