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WA Delegate: The Elven Realm of March of Maedhros (elected )

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Welcome to Middle Earth - Home to Fans of J.R.R. Tolkien's Universe
"Home is behind, the world ahead, and there are many paths to tread.
Through shadows to the edge of night, until the stars are all alight."


All WA Nations are required to endorse March of Maedhros.
>> In case of R&D defenses, the lead please TG our delegate.
Quote of the moment
"Ho! Ho! to the bottle I go
To heal my heart and drown my woe.
Rain may fall and wind may blow,
But under a tall tree I will lie,
And let the clouds go sailing by."

~poem, FotR



Embassies: Minas Tirith, Hell, Lothlorien, 10000 Islands, Mordor, The Shire, gondor, Hobbiton, Middle Earth Roleplay, and ainulindale.

Tags: Casual, Enormous, Fandom, Featured, Founderless, and Multi-Species.

Regional Power: High

Middle Earth contains 127 nations, the 146th most in the world.

Today's World Census Report

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.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Empire of Ancalagon the BlackAnarchy“mightiest of the dragon-host”
2.The Republic of Low MeadowsAnarchy“Nothing To See Here”
3.The LOTR Nation of TataricaCivil Rights Lovefest“From Gondolin we came”
4.The Free Land of LethemAnarchy“it is true, i'm afraid”
5.The Federation of Free Lands of FreeuliCivil Rights Lovefest“Dome un Taj”
6.The Strongbow of CuthalionAnarchy“Captain of Doriath, companion of Túrin Turambar”
7.The Matriarchy of Lobelia Sackville-BagginsAnarchy“Still clutching her umbrella”
8.The Commonwealth of OnodrimLiberal Democratic Socialists“Tree-Host”
9.The Nomadic Peoples of The White RiderCivil Rights Lovefest“Wherever I have been, I am back”
10.The Republic of NoldoriaCivil Rights Lovefest“It is our weaknesses that make us strong”
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Noldoria That's a very cool dispatch, thanks. How did you go about compiling the statistics from the newsfeed? By hand, or using some tool?

Also, Tatarica, I see you have a few more humorously-named puppets besides Dispatch. Gave me a chuckle.

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.

Bombadil wrote:Tulkas : 1265 strikes cured 169791 mil

I was like, wow.. 1265 strikes, that's pretty hardcore..
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Noldoria : 19052 strikes cured 201350 mil

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.

Dwarf wrote:Also, Tatarica, I see you have a few more humorously-named puppets besides Dispatch. Gave me a chuckle.

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.

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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 after the threat of the Barrow-Wights had been driven away from all lands, Middle Earth was ranked number eight in the world for "Most Survivors + No Infected", 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:

Nation

Total Strikes

Total Cured

Tulkas

1265

169791 mil

Tatarica

3322

336370 mil

Dagor Dagorath

1200

166231 mil

Dwarf

164

2166 mil

Lady Eowyn

1107

7729 mil

Thorin Oakenshield

79

228 mil

Bombadil

165

8630 mil

Noldoria

19052

201350 mil

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

The Republic of Noldoria, Anti-Zombie Executive of Middle Earth
The Eastern Kingdom of Dwarven Mines, High Commander of Middle Earth
The Elven Realm of March of Maedhros, WA Delegate of Middle Earth

Quick calculation makes me feel that I got the best ratio of strikes to cures, I hereby claim winning the whole day. I know Dagor seems a lot higher but those are fake cures.

I won bigly.

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.

Ryfin wrote: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

Ryfin wrote:Those Dwarves plagiarized the Lay of Leithian when they wrote the Song of Durin.

Burn them all!

A Balrog wrote:Burn them all!

do not pls be so exterme

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