Finrod ‘not-so-beloved’ mired in corruption scandal

Nargothrond, F.A. 464 Finrod Felagund, King of Nargothrond, is famously known as ‘The Beloved’ thanks to his popularity among all races in Beleriand. He has always cultivated an image of honesty, selflessness and wisdom. However, in explosive new allegations, sources within Nargothrond are claiming that Finrod is in fact involved in a massive corruption scandal which reaches to the heart of the Nargothrond state. One source, … Continue reading Finrod ‘not-so-beloved’ mired in corruption scandal

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

Isengard Investment Trust fined by Middle Earth Advertising Agency

The Middle Earth Advertising Agency has ruled that Isengard Investment Trust (IIT) acted in breach of the MEAA’s Code of Practice when it made misleading claims about its investment products. IIT has been fined £3,500 and has had to issue a public apology. In a newspaper advert, IIT claimed that anyone who bought shares in IIT would be guaranteed a minimum annual return of 23%. … Continue reading Isengard Investment Trust fined by Middle Earth Advertising Agency

Is there more to Beleriand’s most famous bromance than meets the eye?

Himring, F.A. 54 It’s well known that Prince Maedhros has long had a special place in his heart for his raven-haired rescuer, Prince Fingon. But is it simply brotherly love and affection, or are they actually star-crossed lovers? Rumours have been circulating in Hithlum that Maedhros and Fingon are in fact in a romantic relationship, and have been so since the Years of the Trees … Continue reading Is there more to Beleriand’s most famous bromance than meets the eye?

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