WA Delegate: The Elven Realm of March of Maedhros (elected )
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Regional Power: High
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The Most Politically Free in Middle Earth
These nations allow citizens the greatest amount of freedom to select their own government.
As a region, Middle Earth is ranked 15,848th in the world for Most Politically Free.
|1.||The Empire of Ancalagon the Black||Anarchy||“mightiest of the dragon-host”|
|2.||The Republic of Low Meadows||Anarchy||“Nothing To See Here”|
|3.||The LOTR Nation of Tatarica||Civil Rights Lovefest||“From Gondolin we came”|
|4.||The Free Land of Lethem||Anarchy||“it is true, i'm afraid”|
|5.||The Federation of Free Lands of Freeuli||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Dome un Taj”|
|6.||The Strongbow of Cuthalion||Anarchy||“Captain of Doriath, companion of Túrin Turambar”|
|7.||The Matriarchy of Lobelia Sackville-Baggins||Anarchy||“Still clutching her umbrella”|
|8.||The Commonwealth of Onodrim||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“Tree-Host”|
|9.||The Nomadic Peoples of The White Rider||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Wherever I have been, I am back”|
|10.||The Republic of Noldoria||Civil Rights Lovefest||“It is our weaknesses that make us strong”|
- : Everlastian ceased to exist.
- : Improbable fjords ceased to exist.
- : The Federal Republic of Northern Water Tribes of the region Celeasukomi proposed constructing embassies.
- : Lirica ceased to exist.
- : Kolchav ceased to exist.
- : The Eastern Kingdom of Dwarven Mines rejected BCHS's request for regional embassies.
- : The Commonwealth of Lindon-Rivendell arrived from The South Pacific.
- : The Republic of Hobbits House arrived from The Pacific.
- : The Holy Diarchic Principality of The Democratic Unionist Cool Kids of the region BCHS proposed constructing embassies.
- : The Republic of Noldoria removed a dispatch.
Middle Earth Regional Message Board
Hello Z-Day 2020 Participants,
This is a reminder to please look through the Dispatch "Preliminary Z-Day 2020 credits", and let me know if anything needs to be corrected - in particular, if the contribution of any puppets should be folded into a primary nation, please telegram me with the names of the primary & puppets.
Wow, that's a huge number of strikes for Noldoria!
I can't even begin to imagine what kind of efforts were put into accomplishing that. Personally, in the Z-day event I used my laptop and had the website loaded in 4 distinct webpages (on 4 different browsers, actually on 2 + 2 incognito modes) so I could load 4 nations at a time and use the same 20s cool-off timer with all of them simultaneously.
But I'm sure there are some better ways, while still retaining the fun of the event and within the site rules. After all, for me, the event is more about the "fun" we have as a community and the bonding over keeping our region safe against the rise of the zombies. That's why I have all the respect for all the players that put some effort and spent some time on their nation to cure others.
Haha, indeed! Those names might soon be edited out of the dispatch if I fold the contributions to my nation, but nice catch! ;p
Hail all nations of Middle Earth
Let it be known that the Commendation of all nations that aided in the defense of the fair lands of Middle Earth and also other allied regions has been published as an official Regional Dispatch of Record. It is fitting that this should be done on Veteran's Day. The commendation will remain available as an official dispatch of the region in perpetuity, but is also attached below for ease of reading. Note that the actual image file (gif) of the badge is available via a link in the dispatch. Nations that have been awarded this badge are free to display it in any manny they wish, but it was specifically designed to be recognizable when shrunk to a small size, making it suitable for display on a custom banner (recommended), or nation flag. Please see Noldoria's display of campaign badges for an example.
Commendation of Z-Day 2020 Middle Earth Participants
Whereas the Dread Necromancer raised an army of Barrow-Wights with which to assail the fair lands of Middle Earth on October 31st 2020, and
Whereas the nations listed below, driven by a keen desire to preserve the peoples and lands of Middle Earth, did summon supreme courage to rise, stand shoulder-to-should to oppose this horde of Barrow-Wights, and
Whereas the finest warriors of these nations did give of their strength and blood to utterly and completely defeat the Barrow-Wight menace in eleven hours of intense combat, and
Whereas by this excellent effort the region of Middle Earth was ranked https://www.deviantart.com/noldoria/art/Middle-Earth-and-Ainulindale-ZDay-2020-860949410 number one in the world in "Most Survivors + No Infected" for many hours, and
Whereas after cleansing their own region, these brave soldiers selflessly rode to the aid of other regions that yet still were greatly imperiled, including Lothlorien, Mordor and The Shire, fighting therein to cleanse and make safe also these lands, also earning much positive renown in the name of Middle Earth, and
Whereas the brave and selfless conduct of these nations will shine as among the finest of examples to all peoples in Middle Earth and other regions, no doubt through this inspiration begetting yet further great deeds yet to be seen, and
Whereas all peoples of Middle Earth and many other regions do owe these nations a great debt of gratitude for their courageous defense,
Therefore the leadership of Middle Earth does hereby commend and thank the following nations, conferring unto them the right to possess and display the https://www.deviantart.com/noldoria/art/badge-ZDay-middle-earth-2020-860949546 Badge of the Barrow-Wight Slayer 2020 for their peerless service upon Z-Day 2020, and commit this record of deeds valourous to be remembered until Dagor Dagorath and the breaking of Arda.
Over all regions aided, there were 26358 total cure missile strikes by 8 nations curing 892495 million populace:
https://www.deviantart.com/noldoria/art/badge-ZDay-middle-earth-2020-860949546 Badge of the Barrow-Wight Slayer 2020
Signed this day November 11th, 2020, by
How about a change of topic? What is everyone's favorite Tolkien poem or song? Mine is The Contest of Sauron and Felagund in the Silmarillion. Finrod is such a beautiful but tragic character and although he gets plenty of accolades I think he always gets sold short when people start discussing the greatest elves.
A strong second is The Song of Durin. I stumbled on it as performed by Clamavi De Profundis a year or two ago and loved it. I've been listening to it again and the more I do the more I realize how fantastic it is. If you haven't heard their version, it does a very good job of capturing the majesty and awe of Durin and Khazad Dum.
You know, I really agree with you about Finrod and I do enjoy that poem, though it is not my favourite.
I think (I say think, though I am very sure) my favourite is the Lament of the Rohirrim. Particularly this version of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPrKSLpm0EY&ab_channel=AdeleMcAllister
Coming in second is Legolas' Song of the Sea, with some contest from The Fall of Gil-Galad and the Song of Durin
There are just so many! I like Treebeard's songs, the Road Goes Ever On (especially Pippin's version in the ROTK movie).
I could go on, but I've mentioned so many that I should probably let someone else chime in :)
I didn't realize until this week, but it looks like Tolkien didn't just reuse the same names from what he thought would be unpublished works, he borrowed for his poems too. Those Dwarves plagiarized the Lay of Leithian when they wrote the Song of Durin.
King Thingol sat on guarded throne
in many-pillared halls of stone:
there beryl, pearl, and opal pale,
and metal wrought like fishes’ mail,
buckler and corslet, axe and sword,
and gleaming spears were laid in hoard