Why you should choose Near Harad for your next winter getaway

Fo.A. 45 Ever since the Haradrim allied with Sauron during the War of the Ring, Near Harad’s reputation has suffered, particularly among the peoples of northwestern Middle Earth. However, with the war long since over and new trade routes opening up between Harad, Gondor and the North, there has never been a better time to take advantage of a trip to Harad to discover its … Continue reading Why you should choose Near Harad for your next winter getaway

Vanyar choir wins first ever All-Aman Choral Competition

Valmar, Y.T. 1486 A Vanyar choir, Voces Valmar, has won the first All-Aman Choral Competition. Choral groups from across Aman competed for a spot in the prestigious finals, which were held at the foot of Taniquetil on the 25th day of Lairë. Battling it out at the end were Voces Valmar, The Falmari Singers, the Tirion a Cappella Society, and the Eressëa Jazz Choir. The judging panel had eight members, consisting … Continue reading Vanyar choir wins first ever All-Aman Choral Competition

The Elf’s Guide To Dealing With Men

Imladris, T.A. 3021 You would have thought that by now, nearing the end of the Third Age, Elves would have learned how to deal with Men, with the latter having been around since the First Age. However, we’ve found that many uncertainties and false assumptions remain. Quite often, elves are unsure of how to deal with mortals. So here at The Times of Arda, we’ve created a … Continue reading The Elf’s Guide To Dealing With Men

Mordor: this year’s hottest adventure travel destination

Mordor, Fo.A. 3069 Just fifty years ago, Mordor was a barren wasteland, devastated by ecological collapse, war, and – not least of its problems – being official HQ for a hugely powerful evil spirit. However, thanks to an intensive clean-up campaign by Sauron’s former servants (King Elessar of Gondor famously offered them a choice between prison and rehabilitative community work), Mordor has been transformed into … Continue reading Mordor: this year’s hottest adventure travel destination