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#11010980 May 04, 2015 at 08:38 AM
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Hi guys,
It's your friendly neighbourhood bare-chested dwarf :)
Looking forward to doing the course alongside you and learning more about the RP server you play on! Like Emeraldrose/Lucy, I'm from the Elders kin over on Gilrain where I have 14 alts (including my main, Ranatuor, an elf hunter). So if Gilrain ever closes (which is possible) and our kin moves to Laurelin then I'll have to rename this poor dwarf, though having just written his ingame bio I have a story/RP-wise get out clause. I'll post my bio in a post below this one, so you can see what I have been up to.
In real life I am Tim, I work in a college library and 20 years ago I studied History of Art for about 5 years at Manchester University.

-- Ranatuor* (aka Tim Bolton)
"I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the flame of Anor. You cannot pass."
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#11010984 May 04, 2015 at 08:39 AM
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Ranatuor of Laurelin's ingame Bio -
In long lost days when Erebor stood proud under Thrór, a young dwarf stood dazzled by a firework display performed by a wandering Wizard known as Tharkûn, the “Staff-Man.” He had never seen anything quite like it and on that day he vowed he would learn this craft. He had a dream that he would make rockets good enough to wake the moon from his slumber! He delved deep into the library of Erebor and learned all that he could and slowly he became skilled in the art of firework making. It was then that another sort of fire came to Erebor and the young dwarf was forced to flee with his kin from the fearsome wrath of Smaug.
Time passed, the dwarf wandered, plying his firework craft to scrape a living where-ever he went. Many a young child was awed by the fireworks, though the dwarf knew he was no match for the skills of Tharkûn. One day he hoped to meet the Wizard on the road and learn more of his beloved trade. He took to hunting to gain a little more income, selling hides and collected woods to villages.
One day news came to the ears of the dwarf that the greatest of events had taken place, that Smaug the destroyer had been killed and Erebor was once again in the hands of the Dwarves. He raced back to his homeland to find not only Erebor restored but also Dale. It was during this time that he took his current name, given to him by Elves of Mirkwood who watched one of his shows. He told them of his dream to make a rocket to wake the Moon and of his wandering after the fall of Erebor. The elves of Mirkwood were delighted at this story and named him “Rana,” one of the names Elves called the moon, and it meant “the Wanderer.” One evening they told the tale of the Fall of Gondolin and he learned of the hero Tuor, who witnessed that sad demise of a once great city, and the dwarf known as “Rana” took “Tuor” as part of his name in remembrance of the fall of his own city and his wanderings in the wilderness. Of his own name, given to him by his parents, Ranatuor has yet to reveal. Maybe one day he will shout it to the world and those who hear it will say, “There is he, the dwarf who sent a rocket above all known things to wake the moon from his slumber.”


Creation process:
The Anniversary festival was on whilst I started levelling this character so I was able to pick up the rocket pack, something I had used earlier on a dwarf character on the Gilrain server. I wanted to go for a dwarf again and was hoping to add a little humour with the bare-chested cosmetic. To give him at least the tiniest of modesty I found a shoulder piece that covered some of him and the look was complete. The firework back story unfolded a little on 2nd May 2015 when I took part in a small RP session with the Course of the Ring kin and a kin who’s party we gatecrashed, the Northern Guardians. I tried my hand at RP and came up with the basic story that Ranatuor came from Erebor where he plied a trade of fireworks and toys from Dale. This seemed to go down well so I decided to expand it.
"I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the flame of Anor. You cannot pass."
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#11011133 May 04, 2015 at 09:31 AM
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Hello trouble ;) Seriously I'm glad you're here and I love your bio and explanation.
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#11011392 May 04, 2015 at 10:49 AM
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Thank you missus! :)
"I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the flame of Anor. You cannot pass."
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