Aur Onnad Meren, Professor Tolkien!

jrrtolkienWe here at the Oak Hill RPG Club invite you all to raise a horn to the memory and legacy of Professor John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, beloved author and architect of Middle Earth, whose 127th birthday is this very day, the 3rd of January.

Tolkien’s boundless imagination and studious dissection and reinvention of the Northern European mythos has inspired generations of scholars, authors, and gamers.

Tonight, we gather around the table for a session of Dungeons & Dragons, a game that very much owes a healthy part of its existence to Tolkien’s works, especially in its later iterations.

As such, as Dungeon Master, it behooves me to honor the good professor in some fashion, and seeing as how our intrepid adventurers have found themselves deep in the bowels of Undermountain, how can I not homage the Mines of Moria?

balrog

Orcs and goblins will be encountered, to be sure, and perhaps some Drow as well, but I’d be hard-pressed not to offer up something a little bit… juicier, something with some heat.

Be sure to check back soon for a recap of tonight’s festivities.

Happy Birthday, Professor. We can never thank you enough for the gift you’ve give us.

Savo ‘lass a lalaith. Posto vae, Na lû e-govaned vîn.

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