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Guild of Tolkienology - Apply here!!

Grond

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Any forum member who wishes to join the guild of Tolkienology may request admittance here. I will eventually appoint a committee to review new applicants but since I am presently the only member, you will need to get through my screening. This will involve a test which will challenge your Tolkien knowledge but regardless of how you score, you will be admitted to the guild. The test will help me evaluate what rank you will initially be assigned.

Later, as our guild grows, all new members will come in as novices and test forward to gain ranks.

Welcome one and all. I hope many will apply for this new opportunity to study, learn and most importantly, enjoy the works of J. R. R. Tolkien.

effective 01/29/03

Grond - Guildmaster and Master Tolkienologist
Ciryaher - Assistant Guildmaster and Master Tolkienologist
Gate7ole - Deputy Guildmaster and Journeyman Tolkienologist
Lhunithiliel - Deputy Guildmaster and Journeyman Tolkienologist
Mithlond - Charter Member and Expert Tolkienologist
Hirila - Charter Member and Expert Tolkienologist
Ceorl - Charter Member and Expert Tolkienologist
Elu Thingol - Charter Member and Expert Tolkienologist
pohuist - Charter Member and Expert Tolkienologist
Nevavarein - Charter Member and Journeyman Tolkienologist
Mormegil - Charter Member and Expert Tolkienologist
Gil-Galad - Charter Member and Journeyman Tolkienologist
Eledhwen - Charter Member and Journeyman Tolkienologist
Anamatar IV - Charter Member and Apprentice Tolkienologist
Samwise_hero - Charter Member and Journeyman Tolkienologist
Millena - Charter Member and Apprentice Tolkienologist
Muffinly - Charter Member and Journeyman Tolkienologist
Beleg - Charter Member and Journeyman Tolkienologist
Anduril - Charter Member and Expert Tolkienologist
Kementari - Charter Member and Expert Tolkienologist
Valinorean - Charter Member and Expert Tolkienologist
Celebrien - Charter Member and Journeyman Tolkienologist
Thomas Baggins - Charter Member and Apprentice Tolkienologist
Elennainie - Charter Member and Journeyman Tolkienologist
Húrin Thalion - Charter Member and Expert Tolkienologist
Melian - Charter Member and Expert Tolkienologist
Mrs. Maggott - Charter Member and Expert Tolkienologist
entbabe - Charter Member and Journeyman Tolkienologist
Proudfoots - Charter Member and (rank to be determined)
gandalfthegrey - Member and (rank to be determined)
Glorfindel1187 - Member and (rank to be deterimined)
ravenbrand - Member and (rank to be determined)
dark ifrit - Member and (rank to be determined)
Flame - Member and (rank to be determined)
Fimbrethil - Member and (rank to be determined)
Froggum - Member and (rank to be determined)
Calimehtar - Member and (rank to be determined)
Zale - Member and (rank to be determined)
Finduilas - Member and (rank to be determined)
Celebithil - Member and (rank to be determined)
Morgoth - Member and (rank to be determined)
Gandalfthegreat - Member and (rank to be determined)
FoolOfATook - Member and (rank to be determined)
Elvish-gueen - Member and (rank to be determined)
Elros Halfelven - Member and (rank to be determined)
Dáin Ironfoot I - Member and (rank to be determined)
Goldmare - Member and (rank to be determined)
JMacEye - Member and (rank to be determined)
Beleg_Strongbow - Member and (rank to be determined)
gilgalad - Member and (rank to be determined)

Inactive members::(
Dwimmerlaik - Charter Member and Expert Tolkienologist
Winged Elf - Charter Member and Apprentice Tolkienologist
Iron Maiden - Charter Member and Journeyman Tolkienologist
Vicerous Daydark - Charter Member and Journeyman Tolkienologist
kazren - Charter Member and Journeyman Tolkienologist
Alcfalath - Member and Journeyman Tolkienologist
Elenaelin - Member and Journeyman Tolkienologist
dgoof911 - Member and Apprentice Tolkienologist
Tom - Member and Apprentice Tolkienologist

Transferred members to Scholars::(
Maedhros
Elfarmari
Nom
Nenya Evenstar
ithrynluin
Sting
Isildur

Active members = 50

Inactive members = 9

Transferred members = 7

We again have reached our pre-set limit of 50 active members. I have moved some to the inactive list and others have transferred to the reorganized scholars under Maedhros' leadership.

I encourage new forum members to look into the Scholars guild as it is up and coming and in need of new members to help it grow. As we have more inactive members, we will again place them inactive and have space for more members. If you are set on joining our guild, please post in the apply here thread and I will place your name on our membership waiting list.

Thanks to all and it's good to be back.
 
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Grond

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Most assuredly Elfarmari. Consider yourself a member of the Guild of Tolkienologists. I will be sending you a PM with a few questions... once they are answered, I will add your name to the lists. :)
 

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At last a guild where knowledge is the only thing that matters. I will join, send me the questions then.
 

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Maedhros, your knowledge of Tolkien is already proven on this forum and others. I, therefore, give you the rank of Tolkien Master (coequal to my own).

Welcome aboard and your name is added to the roll.
 

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Well this is great, since I have been considering joining a guild. I'll gladly join this one.
 

Ancalagon

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Oh, Oh, lots of members Grond;) you know that means a challenge is on the cards:D
 

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Grond, I am confused!
I've been away for a couple of weeks, came back, read your most kind offer to join YOUR guild (CHECK YOUR PM!) and now I find you have your own guild! Bravo!

No, ofence, Ancalagon and the others, but since Grond welcomed me most kindly to this forum, I'll stick with him...... That is IF YOU ACCEPT MY APPLICATION, GROND!!! :( :confused:
 

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I welcome both Buu and Lhunithiliel to our humble guild. I need both of you to PM me with your Tolkien history so that I can properly rank you. The Tolkienologists Guild has four ranks:
Novice
Journeyman
Expert
Master

There is no shame in being a Novice just as their is no glory in being a Master. It is simply a system for matching members to threads, debates, etc. so they will more comfortably fit in. It would be hard for a novice who hasn't read the Silmarillion yet to debate on Melkor.

And, Ancalagon.... yes we are growing... thank you very much. And everyone should know that Ancalagon and I are still very much friends. My sojourn is not because of any problem with the OiE but has been done for the purpose of opening doors to Tolkienologists who might not fit in the age category of both the OiE and the Periaur.

So, come one and come all. Age ain't a problem. Tolkien knowledge ain't a problem (we'll teach you). If you love Tolkien (even if you've only read the Hobbit) you are welcome here. :)
 

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Thank you Grond, but I would never assume to know the works of JRRT as well as you do.
I would like to greet all the new members of this guild. Above all, have fun and read, read and read JRRT.:cool:
 

Hirila

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Guild Master Grond,
is it still you who decides who may become a member of this Guild or is there already a committee where I have to apply?

I'd like to join this group of Tolkienologists for I want to learn more about this great writer and his works etc. Although I know many things about his world I feel I still do not know enough. Perhaps we could help each other?

Sincerely, Hirila
 
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And you would be very welcome to our Guild good Mithlond. I will add your name to the rolls and await your PM detailing your Tolkienology experience level. Please PM me with the details of how long you've read Tolkien and what books you have read... how many times... etc. :)

Thanks and welcome to our guild.
 

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Actually good Hirili, anyone who wants to join is being admitted. If a person wants to learn more about J. R. R. Tolkien and his works, they are welcome here. You are most welcome and your knowledge will enhance and strengthen our guild. Please PM me with the same information I requested from Mithlond and Welcome to the Guild of Tolkienologists.
 

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Greetings Grond.

I am relatively new to this forum *stares at Gronds post count* but I think that my knowledge could stand up to most.
 

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Hey, everuthing seems to go on excellent for the newborn "star" (guild)!

Grond, what should one do to get that beautiful blue line at the end of the signature, stating the Guild and the Title? ;) :D

And what will be those questions that everybody is asking about? Common! I like challanges!
 

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