Agents of Fortune

Founding date
TA 3016
Steer the course of events from the shadows.
Main area of operations
Throughout Middle Earth
Kinship type
Sauron and his servants.
Kinship status
Active and recruiting
Recruiting Officer(s)
Morwee Arahen Sangafia Rhavanielle Kynethryt




Have you been interested in RP but been told in your very first 'in-character' interaction that you're doing it all wrong? Or that elves don't go to Bree? Or that there is no such thing as sorcery or magic in Middle Earth? Do you find yourself asking "Who made up that rule?" and being told "It's just the way it's always been."

The Misfits of Laurelin were originally formed as Roleplay heavy version of the Misfits of Withywindle, but with Withy going away, I've refocused on my own original intent for forming a kinship on Laurelin: A roleplaying home for those seeking critical engagement with Tolkien's literary output.

The impetus behind this was listening to a particularly insightful podcast by the Tolkien Professor right after a very frustrating RP incident in which my elf was castigated for not following proper 'lore'. Which has become emblematic for me of the problem the Kinship is meant to alleviate; stultifying RP by insisting on rigid orthodoxies that have their derivation mostly in precedent set by self important, neurotic and self serious personalities whose interpretations take the assumptions of authorial intent to whole new levels. I'm interested in intellectual engagement with Tolkien's world through understanding of mythic and poetic antecedents, anthropological and historical inspiration. I also want to explore how Tolkien's work is wittingly or not suffused with things like gnosticism, neo-platonism, mysticism/hermeticism, the spiritual cleavage in Europe produced by the religious ferment from the 4th to 9th centuries. And if you don't know what I'm talking about, then we can still have some fun helping one another with instances!

Feel free to contact Rhavanielle, Lassrean or Arahen



Morwee Lassrean "Morwee" Halloth Elf

Adventures by Members

Trouble Ahead. Trouble Behind. And You Know That Notion... Rhavanielle 3 years 9 months ago
Partings Rhavanielle 3 years 9 months ago
Elf Magick Rhavanielle 3 years 9 months ago
Uncanny Reunion Rhavanielle 3 years 9 months ago
The Feast Rhavanielle 3 years 10 months ago
The Rohirrim Rhavanielle 4 years 2 months ago
Adrift on a Sea of Grass Rhavanielle 4 years 2 months ago
On Grief and Revenge Rhavanielle 4 years 7 months ago
Some Things Cannot Be Explained By Recourse to Logic. Rhavanielle 4 years 8 months ago
Reflection at Mealtime Morwee 4 years 10 months ago
Arahen- Origins Morwee 4 years 11 months ago
Return to the Misty Mountains Morwee 5 years 6 months ago
Arahen meets Urses Morwee 6 years 2 weeks ago
Morwee Learns a Lesson Morwee 6 years 5 months ago

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