The Guild of the Periaur (The Half-Olds)

Discussion in 'Guild of the Periaur' started by Elbereth, Aug 1, 2002.

  1. Elbereth

    Elbereth Star Queen of Valinor

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    The Guild of the Periaur is a members only guild for all TTF members between the ages of 19-29. Note: as of August 2003 the age limit has been expanded to welcome ages 15-35.

    This shall be a coming of age guild, since we twenty-somethings are a strange group that are still holding onto our youthfulness, although we are faced with the harsh realities of being an adult in the "Real World".

    Here twenty-somethings will find more in-depth discussion of Tolkien... Discuss concerns of our generation...and seek comfort in the company of our peers.


    The rules:

    1. To join the Guild, potential members must satisfy one basic requirement; must be between the ages of 19-29 (why 19?, because in my experience 19 year olds are just as mature as most 20 year olds...it will also be a training year for those who are anxious to reach their twenties) note: age limit changed to 15-35 - why? We Periaur have found that many younger members in TTF have shown great maturity for their age. We have also seen that they are eager to learn how to share in the wonderful Periaur spirit...so we Periaur are commited to training them young...So that when they enter into the real world...they can go forth with the wonderul can do spirit of the Periaur! We also have welcomed those in their early- mid 30's as we have found many are refusing to accept that they are old...and indeed they are not! So welcome all new members both young and old!

    2. You must be fully committed to the preservation of the Guild and its members.

    3. You must be willing to participate on a regular basis and contribute as often as possible (not withstanding work or personal commitments)for the benefit of your colleagues and the momentum of the Guild.

    4. No personal attacks on fellow members.

    5. This Guild is a democratic process and decisions on challenging other Guilds to open debate must be agreed by the majority.

    6. All forum members (who are not signed members of the Guild of Periaur) are allowed to participate in the Guilds threads, except members only threads, which belongs exclusively to the Guild membership. This allows the Guild to field a members only team in inter-Guild debates.

    (ok...if that looks familiar...than you are not mistaken. This guild is based from the Ost-in-Edhil model and I believe that our rules should be based on their model...Thank you Ancalagon for the inspiration.)
     
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  2. Gamil Zirak

    Gamil Zirak The Ladies' Dwarve

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    Alright. Looks like I'm the first member (besides our fearless leader) to post. Praise be the Guild.
     

  3. Ancalagon

    Ancalagon Quality, not Quantity!

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    Aha, does this mean we may finally get a debate going between the good members of Ost-in-Edhil (see my sig for link) and these young upstarts?;)

    Anyhoo, good to see you have finally got this up and running Elbereth, I look forward to your first challenge:)

    Maedhros, could this be a home for you, from which to issue forth a challenge?
     
  4. Elbereth

    Elbereth Star Queen of Valinor

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    Ancalagon, I see you are not wasting any time. We will happily challenge Ost-in-edhil....but in due time dear boy!

    We need time to get this guild up and going. You've had over a month and half head start. Give us time, we'll give you a good challenge that is for sure. ;)
     

  5. Maedhros

    Maedhros The Tall

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    Yes, I'm a member here.

    There will definitely be a challenge in the future.
    The only individual right now that I want to challenge, will not accept it and alas that person is not in your guild. Woe is me. :(
     
  6. aragil

    aragil Just another loremaster

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    Woo-hoo, I'm in. Has there been a campaign East of the Pond yet? IIRC, Tookish was at least 19, and headed into the general vicinity of Elbereth. Perhaps you could kidnap her, thusly forcing Merry, Legolam, and Legoman to likewise join our Glorious Guild. Also, our friend Camille from down South-away seems to be in the proper age range. Anyone else I've neglected? And soon we'll be on to thumping the full-olds!
     
  7. Mormegil

    Mormegil Exceptionally Superfluous

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    Wahoo, at 19 I can just sneak into this guild. And I am mature, yet scared of becoming twenty in march. It seems like my childhood has rushed away, and now I have to deal with grown up things.

    So I'll join this guild and help in the challenge of defeating the 'oldies' of Ost-in-Edhil.:)
     
  8. Elbereth

    Elbereth Star Queen of Valinor

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    Yes, I agree a campaign is in order. The British army is the first on my lists...but our force must reach out further. Aragil, I elect you as head of the campaign commitee. Let's try to set a goal of at least 10 new members before the end of next weekend.

    (PS...Unfortunately tookish is out of commision until later in the month...but I will definately try to get her to join when she logs on.)
     
  9. In Flames

    In Flames ... _ _ _ ...

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    Hey folks!

    26 year old from Sweden here, im a nice and mellow guy that sometimes fells like a teen and somtimes like an old man. Can i join this glorious guild?
     
  10. Elbereth

    Elbereth Star Queen of Valinor

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    Yes of course In Flames...nice to have you aboard...and please spread the word...we need to get 9 more members before the end of the week!!!
     
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    In Flames ... _ _ _ ...

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    Thank you Elbereth! Just stopping by before im off to work. Im looking forward to meet you all, and i will try to spot potential members:)
     
  12. Kat

    Kat Registered User

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    Hey can I join? Im a 23yo old aussie girl interested in all things tolkein, kinda new to the forum and somewhat shy, but i would like to participate in your guild
     
  13. Elbereth

    Elbereth Star Queen of Valinor

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    I will add you to the members list Kat. And please don't be shy! We here in the Guild of the Periaur are all friendly and approachable... and the same applies to the rest of TTF.

    Welcome to the Guild of the Periaur and TTF kat!
     
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    Kat Registered User

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    cool, thanks.
     
  15. Gamil Zirak

    Gamil Zirak The Ladies' Dwarve

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    Welcome to the guild Kat.
     
  16. Legolam

    Legolam Ad astra per aspera

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    Waaaa!! I didn't even know this guild existed!!

    Can I join? I have the illustrious birthday of 8/1/83 (making me 19 for you non-mathematics!). Just let me know your joining up ritual and I will partake of it.

    PS Sorry about the ridiculous language, I'm having a bad day
     
  17. DGoeij

    DGoeij Pan Narran

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    Since I dropped into this life on 13-06-1980 AD, I suppose for the coming seven years I meet the requirements for joining this guild. But does the guild think so?:)
     
  18. Elbereth

    Elbereth Star Queen of Valinor

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    Well it's about time you guys got here!!! WE WERE WAITING FOR YOU!!!

    Legolam and DGoeji make yourselves at home!

    And if you know any other TTF members who fit the profile let them know. ;)
     
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    DGoeij Pan Narran

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    Since my posts are spread all over the Forum, I guess my signature will do the advertising just fine.

    We are the proud Youth of the World, the Periaur have the future!

    S'cuse me. I got carried away. Oh, and sorry for being late, I was away on vacation. One of the important things in the life of a true Periaur.:D
     
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    I did not wanted to create an entire new thread about it, but I do wish to focus the attention of all the Tweens on This Thread, because it is something I find highly important. It is about giving us members somewhat more to say on this forum. That should appeal to any Periaur.:D
     
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