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Hall Of Fire Chats This Weekend
Demosthenes @ 4:36 am EST

Nine he gave to Mortal Men, proud and great, and so ensnared them. Long ago they fell under the dominion of the One, and they became Ringwraiths, shadows under his great Shadow, his most terrible servants. Middle Earth abounds in character both quaint and creepy; Gollum, Shelob, trolls and orcs, but perhaps none inspire quite the same shivers and chills as the Nazgul.

Everyone assumes Ringwraiths were bad from the word "go" (or "Ring", as the case may be). Why is there little mention of their sad tales, or of their history? A trail of dropped remarks and an ounce of common sense will help us discover something which has long been shrouded in mists - the story of the Nazgul, and how they entered into bondage to the Dark One.

Willing obedience, or forced servitude? This Halloween weekend join our special guest moderators and HoF wraith experts Nocturna and Angmar in #thehalloffire as we attempt to delve into the deep, dark, ins and outs of yet another "sad tale" in the history of Middle Earth as we look at "The Nazgul - Unwilling Slaves or Willing Accomplices?"


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Chat Times:

Saturday Chat:

5:30pm EST (19:00)
[also 1:00 am (01:00) CET and 9:00am Sunday morning AEST]

Sunday Chat:
8:00 pm (20:00) CET
[also 2:00pm (14:00) EST and 4:00am Monday morning AEST]

EST = Eastern Time, USA's East Coast
CET = Central European Time, Central Europe
AEST = Australian East Coast

Upcoming topic:

Hall of Fire Special Event

Anne Petty to take a seat in The Hall of Fire.

The Hall of Fire staff is very pleased to announce that author Anne Petty will be our special guest during our scheduled HoF chat on Sunday, November 7 at 2:00 P.M. EST. Ms. Petty will be sharing her views on Tolkien as a myth-based writer, as well as ideas for those writing their own mythopoeic fiction. She will also be answering our questions on Tolkien, mythology and creative writing, especially creating characters and world-building. Send your questions to Hall of Fire staff today!

Note: Hall of Fire on Saturday, November 6 will be an open discussion on various authors who write books based on or critiquing J.R.R. Tolkien.

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