Gamgee’s Potatoes to acquire rival Entwife Farm Foods in £6m deal

Hobbiton, Fo.A. 58 Successful Shire potato export company Gamgee’s Potatoes is to acquire the assets of its struggling rival, Entwife Farm Foods (EFF). Gamgee’s Potatoes (GP), founded by Samwise Gamgee in Fo.A. 17 to produce and export potatoes from the Shire area, has been doing very well in recent years. Contrary to some market fears, the business has continued to thrive since Mr Gamgee ceded … Continue reading Gamgee’s Potatoes to acquire rival Entwife Farm Foods in £6m deal

Thingol issues plea for foster-son’s return

Doriath, F.A. 485 King Thingol of Doriath has issued a heartfelt plea for his foster-son Túrin to return to Doriath, one month after Túrin fled the kingdom. In details which have only just emerged from Doriath, it is reported that a month ago, Túrin got into a dispute with the king’s councillor Saeros, whom he then inadvertently drove to his death while chasing him through the woods. … Continue reading Thingol issues plea for foster-son’s return

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

It’s snow joke! Fellowship attacked by malicious mountain Caradhras

On Saturday, the famous Fellowship of the Ring was forced to abandon its ascent of Caradhras and turn back, as the mountain (aptly called ‘the Cruel’) caused a massive snowstorm which almost proved deadly for the Nine Walkers. The Times of Arda made it to the scene and was able to talk to a couple of the shocked survivors. Boromir told The Times how the hobbits … Continue reading It’s snow joke! Fellowship attacked by malicious mountain Caradhras

Forging a new partnership: Annatar promoted to Board of Gwaith-i-Mírdain Designs

S.A. 1230 A Maia who names himself Annatar (‘Lord of Gifts’) has just been appointed to the Board of Gwaith-i-Mírdain Designs, Eregion’s premier technology and metalworking company. Annatar started working for GMD when he arrived in the city of Ost-in-Edhil 30 years ago. This is the company’s first promotion to the Board in over 200 years, and Celebrimbor, GMD’s CEO, has the following to say about … Continue reading Forging a new partnership: Annatar promoted to Board of Gwaith-i-Mírdain Designs

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

Horsing around: my wild fling with King Elessar

Ithilien, T.A. 3025 In an exclusive interview with The Times of Arda, Éowyn, Lady of Ithilien, has revealed details of her torrid affair with King Elessar of Gondor in the year 3019. As is well known, King Elessar (or Aragorn, as he was known then), played a central and heroic part in the events of 3019, in which he helped defeat Sauron and assumed the kingship … Continue reading Horsing around: my wild fling with King Elessar