When TheOneRing.net marked its 10th anniversary in 2009, we celebrated in style. We had such a good time, we decided to celebrate every year on April 26, the date when TORn was established. Today is our 13th Founders Day Anniversary and our 23rd Anniversary (TORniversary).
This year is also a celebration of Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 20-year release. The Founders Day games theme will be about The Fellowship of the Ring.
To us, however, this is more than an Anniversary. Inspired by TORn Discussion Board member weaver, April 26 has evolved into Founders Day. It’s become TheOneRing.net’s official holiday to celebrate our four Founders and is our time to say thanks to them and the people (all volunteers) who keep this place going. It’s a great day to find shade under our FD Tree and reminisce, tell war stories, or reflect on all the adventures and friendships that have been forged over the years. If you watch closely, you’ll see that every year a new leaf sprouts with its own unique look. This year, to honour The Fellowship of the Ring, we have a Holly Tree leaf representing the two Holly trees on sentry outside the doors of Moria. [Here’s more about our FD Party Tree]
Come to our Discussion Boards where the day and several days after are filled with the best that a virtual party can offer. It doesn’t end until it stops! No one can ever be too late, so you can arrive precisely when you mean to.
Everyone is invited to join in — so don’t be shy! Look for special party threads clearly identified (**FD) in the subject line on our message board posts on Main. Hunt around, find a party game you like, or a conversation you enjoy, and dive in! You can even order a virtual drink at Fiesta Friday. Plus Barliman’s chat and our facebook page are always open and welcome both old friends and new visitors… so why not drop in and say Hi!? There’s a complete list of past Parties down below.
Here’s to our Founders: Corvar, Xoanon, Tehanu, Calisuri!
Happy 23rd TORniversary, TheOneRing.net!!
As part of our celebration, every year we reprise posting the TORn “Valaquenta” shown here. The “Valaquenta“ was written by member Alassëa Eruvende and set most beautifully to paper by our dear friend Daniel Reeve, calligrapher and artist for Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. Enjoy!
Collection of All Founders Day Party Posts