Eregion (Or Hollin, in the Common Tongue), founded in 750 of the second age by a group of Noldorin Elves who survived the War of Wrath against Morgoth at the end of the 1st age and realm of Celebrimbor and the elf-smiths, who forged the Ring’s of Power; is where we will find our tale unfold this day….
Former Odin’s Hammer leader-elect and “The Killers” fan, Lindorandir; Avid virtue huntress and full-time mom, Calliwyn; And consummate champion and otherwise good-looking guy, Utulien, set out for the Library of Tham Mirdain on a quest for enRICHment and knowledge with library cards in hand and an eagerness to dip deep into some dewy decimals!
Their hopes of a quiet evening of studious fulfillment were soon dashed when upon walking through the front doors of the museum the trio discovered the atrium packed as it was “Bring Your Pale-Folk to the Library Day” (and receive a complimentary Noldorin bookmark!) Being unable to convince any of the Pale-folk already present to buddy up to him, Lindo was on his way out the front door when Calli and Utu persuaded him to “fight” past the crowds and find a quieter place to study and reflect.
After a time of hitting the books and bashing brain cells our band of kinsmen had collected all that their knowledge bags could hold and set off for home. As they stepped out the front door Lindo suddenly paused and realized that he had left his limited edition Gil-Galad pocket watch in a room where Commander Pitzor had been teaching a Pale-folk hygiene awareness class. We can only wonder what Lindo was doing in there to begin with but my guess he was still trying for that bookmark!
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The children of the Valor have long been an ancient and queer race with much of their lore recorded and accounted for in song, poem, and text by the wisest of their kind…. However, a small insight into their mysterious behavior perhaps was indirectly witnessed when a group from Odin’s Hammer decided to attend General Talug’s annual “Slash and Bash Costume Extravaganza” at Fil Gashan.
After enjoying a home cooked meal prepared by Chef Vrarz of pan-seared mince meat, and given a tour of Commander Greb’s quarters and extensive weapon collection, two of our ill-begotten party goers, Utulien and Calliwyn, found themselves overdressed for the occasion and felt uncomfortable about drawing too much attention to themselves from the other “guests”. The two resigned to making themselves comfortable in Commander Greb’s quarters while the other members of their fellowship quickly donned their costumes and scampered off to join the “War Band Maneuver Line Dance” which was just kicking off down the hall.
Feeling empathetic toward his fellow kindred elf, Utulien was quick to comfort the melancholy Calliwyn with some hugs and even entertained his companion with feats of physical prowess by performing one-handed push-ups. It was only when Utulien had began striking muscular poses to which he assumed was to Calliwyn’s delight, however she secretly thought this an act of compensation for the size of his “Second Age Spear”, that the group’s leader, and dwarf friend, Burnttoast returned from the festivities with a newly found costume that he managed to “borrow”. Feeling uncertain that the smirk on Burnt’s face was one of embarrassment or homoeroticism, Utulien quickly threw on the extra costume and rushed to join the others.
While “mingling” with the other guests, the group, minus Calliwyn, began to wonder if leaving their female friend all alone and in a room full of weapons was such a great idea. After all, Udún hath no fury like an elf-maiden scorned and the guys feared retribution from their female companion! Therefore the five of them hastily set off to find Calliwyn a costume. In a short manner one was procured and the group returned to Commander Greb’s quarters to find Calliwyn, although slightly put off, thankful for the kind gesture…. And no Calli, the costume didn’t make your butt look big.