Tales of Arda: The Second Fellowship The final days of the War of the Ring have come and gone. In this reality, however, things did not go as planned. There was no happy ending. Middle-earth, Valinor and all of Arda weeps, for Frodo has failed. Sauron the Great has regained the One Ring, and darkness is settling upon Middle-earth. The War of the Ring has been lost, and bitterly. The Dark creeps ever Westward from the Black Land of Mordor. This is a tale of courage. This is the tale of the resistance against Sauron... and the battle for Middle-earth. In a desperate attempt to restore Middle-earth and oust Sauron, Galadriel, the Lady of Lothlórien, is summoning the most powerful heroes she can find to conduct operations behind enemy lines in Mordor itself. The Second Fellowship is jointly led by the intrepid Gimli and his sworn battle-companion, Legolas. The goal of the mission is, through trickery, treachery or any means necessary, to wrest the Ring from Sauron. At best, the Ring will then be destroyed; at worst, removed from Mordor to provoke Sauron into massing his forces in one place in the attempt to regain the One Ring... ~OOC Notes~ 1. Character Biographies are a requirement. They don't have to be some huge, long thing, but I'll need to know what your characters can do. I have a template below to make this easy. 2. This game is going to tend to be very violent. There is also a chance at other forms of mature content. That said, please keep the blatantly-sexual stuff out of public view. 3. This game is bound closely but not rigidly to the bounds of Tolkien's vision of Arda. If it existed or could be extrapolated from Tolkien's work it is welcome. If something posted doesn't fit, I will work with you to find a Tolkien-friendly way of doing something similar, or help you replace whatever it was with something that would be plausible. 4. Canons are playable. I will have a list of those that are available, and there may be at least one to become available in a later part of the game. Certain very pivotal or powerful characters will have to be approved, and there will be a certain amount of game spoilers involved in their play. 5. If you need to drop out for a long period, please let us know. I'm willing to 'ghost' someone's character along if need be, but I'll need to know what to do and not to do with them if this arises. ~Bio Template~ Race: Profession/Class: Alignment: -Physical Information- Gender: Age: Height: Weight: Hair Color: Eye Color: Distinguishing Marks/Scars/Tattoos: -Personal Information- Family/Lineage: Area Of Residence/Habitat: Attire/Weaponry/Armor: Battle Attacks & Defenses: Mundane Skills/Talents: Magical Skills/Talents: All Special Items Of Interest: Weaknesses: -Background Information- History: ~List of Available Canon Characters~ Legolas (on approval) Gimli (on approval) Gandalf (on approval) Merry Pippin Éomer Faramir I am willing to consider other canon characters if plausible reason can be given for their survival.