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A Month in Laurelin - July 2019

July has seen many sunny summer days this year and the residents of Laurelin have made the most of it. From the riddles in the Shire, to the tournaments in Bree, to feasts in Lorien and to faires in the lands of Rohan, as well as many other interesting happenings in day to day life, Middle Earth certainly has been busy!

A Month in Laurelin - June 2019

June is the mid-summer month of the year and with it comes many celebrations, meaning it is a busy time of year. Amongst the festivities of mid-summer, across Laurelin this June, many other events happened in the lives of the inhabitants of Middle Earth.

Middle-Earth: An explorer's Guide

From the rural and idyllic Hobbiton to whimsical and relaxing Rivendell and into the staggeringly beautiful Misty Mountains and beyond, this is a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of a land where legends are born. Explore Middle-earth with our guide on what to see and where to stay.

Welcome Spring

So it is told that when the world was young, in the far away land of Doriath, the birth  of the elven maiden Luthien was welcomed in the forest of Neldoreth by the white flowers of Niphredil that blossomed to greet the newborn babe as stars from the earth.  Every year, as the frosty grip of winter becomes to fade, we welcome countless flowers and plants in Middle-earth, signaling the arrival of spring.

Winter Blessings In Middle-Earth

Snow is just beginning to fall through the quiet winter forests of Middle-earth, as the last rays of the setting sun drifts through the bare trees, lending the day a peaceful and enchanted feel. The snow is heavy on the pine boughs and deep underfoot. Yuletide in Middle-earth is the most magical time of the year.

Story Time In The Shire : Aulë the Smith And The 7 Dwarves

Now, where to begin..? Oh yes... It was a warm April evening in the Shire , the grass was soft and getting greener, soft pink and violet clouds dotted in the twilight sky.

Important Changes Coming To The Laurelin Archives - Please Read


As you have noticed, in the last few months the Laurelin Archives has experienced performance and stability issues, this coincided with some unrelated changes to the hosting service we are currently using. 

Happy 10th Birthday Lord Of The Rings Online


Ten years ago this week, new adventurers came forth to face the growing evil in the East from the far corners of Middle-earth. In Mordor, Sauron's forces are mobilizing as the Nazgül hunt for the One Ring. 

Spotlight On Middle-Earth : Ithilien

Ithilien is a fair region of climbing woods and swift-falling streams. Forests of resinous trees, fir and cedar and cypress, its slopes are covered in a wealth of sweet-smelling herbs, shrubs and countless flowers. 

A Little Old Man Called Gandalf

"All that the unsuspecting Bilbo saw that morning was an old man with a staff. He had a tall pointed blue hat, a long grey cloak, a silver scarf over which his long white beard hung down below his waist, and immense black boots." (J.R.R.Tolkien - The Hobbit)