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Fellowship Of Forodwaith - LotR Group RP interest/coordination

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FELLOWSHIP OF FORODWAITH

The northern waste of Forodwaith is cursed, frozen by the Witch King of Angmar--better known by all as Lord of the Nazgul and right hand to Sauron… In an attempt to induce fear, the Lord of the Nazgul has set an eternal winter upon Forodwaith, his plan to sway them all to the call of his master, the former bearer of the One Ring--Sauron. Many fled--including King Arvedui--leaving Forodwaith barren and leaderless, in a state of chaos and conflict. The Witch King now looks down from his perch in Angmar with pleasure knowing that he and his master have nothing to fear from the northern wastelands as Sauron continues his search for what had been rightfully his and now is in the hands of the most unlikely creatures.To keep the fear alive and thriving, the Lord of the Nazgul sends reminders to Forodwaith… messengers and heralds that remind them of the power of Angmar and what will happen--much like it did to those who'd tried to flee--should they attempt to give aid to any but them. The fear is strong and the cold so bitter and long. The people have grown weary as Sauron searches and in their weariness, their hope for any summer has dwindled to nothing along with their hope for any sort of happy future.

The land of Forodwaith is mostly untamed wilds, though there are pockets where those who've remained do dwell. The Cape of Forochel is the most prominent and runs around the Ice Bay.

ForochelMapLOTRO.jpg


Various areas/settlements include:
Suri-Kyla (considered to be the capital by the Lossoth--the main tribe of the north)
Ja-Rannit (coastal region, known for its fishing, boasts the capital Suri-Kyla)
Ita-Ma (northern region of Forochel, relatively friendly)
Pynti-Peldot (located in Ita-Ma)
Ja-Kuru (canyon of ice and mainly just used as a road of travel)
Taur Orthon (wintry woods filled with wolves and other beasts)
Kauppa-Kohta (a Lossoth village)
Lansi-Ma (mining region)
Zigilgund (outpost where many dwarves have settled)
Talvi-Muri (icy snowy expanse, much like a desert of snow and ice)
Kuru-Leiri (major hunting camp)
Evendim (the only road into Forochel)
Ice Bay (main body of water of Forochel)


The humans native to Forochel call themselves the Lossoth. They are very leery of outsiders and both cautious and superstitious in general. Much of this has to do with their past relations with Angmar and the long ongoing winter they've endured for generations. Though, besides the Lossoth, others have indeed made homes in the region of Forochel in the Forodwaith wastelands. Besides the native Lossoth, other humans along with dwarves, halflings and even elves have found their way.

But now is the time for winter to end… or so come the whispering hopes of all. And thus the Fellowship of Forodwaith is slowly born, but given its birthplace, the bonds are shaky and all refuse to speak of the hope they hold inside that success will somehow find a way to prevail and bring an end to the eternal winter.

Other Maps For Geographical Reference:

ERIADOR~
LOTRO_Eriador_map.jpg


MIDDLE EARTH~
middle-earth.jpg


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CHARACTERS NEEDED:

To help give people some idea of the sorts of characters needed for this Tolkien-based group RP, those needed (AND AT THIS TIME, PLEASE KEEP CHARACTERS AS OCs) would be the following:

humans
elves
dwarves
halflings/hobbits
orcs
wizards
uruk-hai
trolls
anything in the Tolkien universe

Canon characters are NOT being considered at this time, so please do not request any. We will discuss this later in the OOC thread. ALL characters requests are to be submitted either to myself or Karameida before posting them in the profile thread. Thank you.

So, anyone interested in joining the fellowship?
 

Karameida

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The Fellowship of Fodowaith will be most excellent indeed. It should probably be noted that the posting rate of this group will be a bit slower than most as most everyone in the group currently is rather busy.

We have joined together because of our mutual interest in LotR. So if you join, please exercise some patience and understanding.

WE SHALL JOURNEY FORTH ON OUR GRAND ADVENTURE! Tehe~<3
 
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Indeed. Posting rate will be a bit slower, so pestering for posts won't go over very well. >.> But posts will happen! And the journey shall be EPIC!
 
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Because this question was brought up and it was a good one... the time in which the RP would be taking place would be approximately around the same time as LotR itself. It could be roughly before to during. But the main point is that our RP would be its own story that is separate from the trilogy. Whether it converges down the line with the trilogy would be something up for discussion down the line, but by far we do NOT want this to be the main deal of the RP. The point is for this to be a separate side story occurring approximately around the same time. :)
 
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Another good question was brought up so I wanted to mention it as well (and I'm beyond ecstatic about these thoughtful questions, you've all NOOOOO idea! <333). It had to do with the whereabouts of the Witch-King himself seeing as according to lore, he was eventually driven out of Angmar prior to the events of the LotR trilogy leaving the place abandoned and his new haven in the south in Minas Morgul, a place much closer to Mordor and Sauron himself. Anyway, when I came up with the idea, my thought was more or less that he'd been driven out but had minions and other evil ties left behind to skulk about Angmar in his absence. Thus, Angmar wasn't necessarily a direct threat like it had once been, but it still wouldn't be considered the nicest of places and wouldn't be somewhere anyone would traipse into unprotected or even willingly. Now, knowing that, my other thought was that some of these 'minions' who remained might be loyal enough to continue his dirty work and thus keep the fear alive and well in the north and, of course, the curse of winter continues. However, the curse of winter has been ongoing since the Witch-King first invaded forever and a day ago (exaggerating, but you all should get the idea, hehe). Anyway, the point is that this idea was to give us a bit of leeway within the universe so as to have something pretty epic to RP all while trying to keep it as canon as possible. Also, to help make it easier on people and allowing a greater number of people to feel a bit more at ease in taking a peek and possibly joining, we are only going to use The Hobbit and LotR books and movies as our references. So, we won't go so hardcore that people have to get fearful. But, at the same time, we want to try and keep within canon. :)
 
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