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by Straelbora
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Outings
Topic: Rangermoot - June 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 678

Re: Rangermoot - June 2020

This event is on my 'quite possibly' list. If I do go, I have a vehicle that can carry 4 others and a lot of gear (and if it comes to it, 6 others and I could bring my trailer). If I do attend, I'll be driving from Indianapolis by Ft. Wayne, Toledo, Detroit/Windsor, Hamilton, and Toronto on the way ...
by Straelbora
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Elvish Culture
Topic: The Elves! The elves! What are we going to do with the Elves!
Replies: 30
Views: 4822

Re: The Elves! The elves! What are we going to do with the Elves!

Breeches and hosen/socks seem quite universal in the north. Anyone have examples of breech-like wear that look elven. If I remember correctly from a book about the American Revolution, in colonial North America, the knee breech and hose was a specific mix. The breeches were very often deer hide lea...
by Straelbora
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Ranger Gaming & LARPing
Topic: All Middle-earth D&D 5th E materials PDF $25
Replies: 2
Views: 1311

Re: All Middle-earth D&D 5th E materials PDF $25

Peter Remling wrote:You can also pay less and get fewer books. Yes it works !

Thanks for posting this Straelbora


I bought the whole kit and caboodle.
by Straelbora
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Ranger Gaming & LARPing
Topic: All Middle-earth D&D 5th E materials PDF $25
Replies: 2
Views: 1311

All Middle-earth D&D 5th E materials PDF $25

If you play D&D, this is a great deal. Ends on February 17, 2020. As a charity event, you can donate $25 and download the .pdf versions of all the D&D 5th Edition Middle-earth materials: Adventures in MIddle-earth Player's Guide Adventures in Middle-earth Loremaster's Guide The Road Goes Eve...
by Straelbora
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Dunedain Culture
Topic: Persona: Moardon, Dúnedain Scribe
Replies: 2
Views: 646

Re: Persona: Moardon, Dúnedain Scribe

Great concept for a persona. We take literacy for granted in our modern society.
by Straelbora
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: All plants, animals, food, etc. mentioned in The Hobbit
Replies: 31
Views: 9808

Re: All plants, animals, food, etc. mentioned in The Hobbit

I was recently pondering what herbs and spices would be appropriate for an authentic kit, and after some semi-random keyword searches through the text of The Hobbit and LOTR , decided to spring for the book Flora of Middle-Earth , mentioned above by Straelbora. Some portions redacted. Absence of ev...
by Straelbora
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Custom sword arrived!
Replies: 7
Views: 1389

Custom sword arrived!

My custom sword arrived! I wanted something that looked like a Viking sword, but for Rangering, the size of a Roman gladius. Our own Eric C put heart and soul into the project, and I couldn't be happier. You'll note his mark, I F, for Ichthean Forge, on the blade. A close up of the grip shows a dark...
by Straelbora
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Middle-earth Reenactment Society
Topic: Winter in Wilderland
Replies: 13
Views: 2630

Re: Winter in Wilderland

Great video clip. You need to find some Orcs for the next one.
by Straelbora
Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Cloak storage?
Replies: 8
Views: 1333

Re: Cloak storage?

It either becomes a rolled-up pillow or a blanket (or additional blanket).
by Straelbora
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: Happy Birthday Straelbora!
Replies: 5
Views: 2600

Re: Happy Birthday Straelbora!

Thanks! Got my Yuletide gift yesterday, and the thing I ordered for the gift I'm sending came today.
by Straelbora
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Human Culture(s)
Topic: The Garments of the Lake-men.
Replies: 19
Views: 3038

Re: The Garments of the Lake-men.

[quote="Darnokthemage"] Oarsman #2 https://i.ibb.co/wS3yrL9/15740103299561021084759.jpg This man was easier, it is quite clear that he is wearing a cape, maybe a bocksten cape? Under that ive chosen to put a tunic with short sleeves, instead of having him wear a sleeve-less one. You can se...
by Straelbora
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Dúnedain Waxed Leather Water Bottle
Replies: 15
Views: 2264

Re: Dunedáin Waxed Leather Water Bottle

Beautiful work, but to be honest, I'm at the point where when I'm thirsty, I don't want to be imbibing small bits of wax. Maybe I'm just too clumsy.

Although heavier, when I'm on the trail, I use class bottles that have been wrapped in wicker, along with a wicker handle.
by Straelbora
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Been A While...
Replies: 7
Views: 1686

Re: Been A While...

I think the best threads over the last couple of years have been:

Why didn't they use the Eagles to fly the Ring to Mt. Doom?

Is Tauriel in the movies as good a character as Tauriel in the book?

Can a Hobbit Ranger still manage seven or eight meals a day?
by Straelbora
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Outings
Topic: Fall 2019 MERS Moot
Replies: 9
Views: 2797

Re: Fall 2019 MERS Moot

Fantastic. Great pics.
by Straelbora
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: Finally an understanding and a name
Replies: 19
Views: 5148

Re: Finally an understanding and a name

I think Tolkien himself understood all too well your journey. It was called shell shock a century ago, but had the same impact on people. Frodo's pain on the anniversay of the wound from the Morgul blade on Weathertop, I believe, was allegory for the psychic pain brought on by the war. Those of us w...

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