Getting Started Dec 8, 2017 23:55:26 GMT -5
Post by DENNY on Dec 8, 2017 23:55:26 GMT -5
Welcome to Men of the West!
We are a Tolkien AU site beginning in the year 120 of the Fourth Age of Middle Earth, in the rebuilt city of Annúminas. Our PLOT sets us over a century after the events of the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings. Our inspiration for the Annúminas Restored era of Men of the West comes from Tolkien’s the brief unfinished sequel to The Lord of the Rings called “The New Shadow”, which speaks of the reign of Eldarion, Aragorn’s son, and the uprising of new cult which worships Melkor, Sauron, and Saruman.
When you’re ready to plan character, you will want to look at our document on CANON AND ORIGINAL characters, which will give you more information on character options.
You may find it helpful to glance over the page of information on ANNÚMINAS itself within our LORE section. Various links in the lore will also give you an overview of the different races and cultures you may be interested in writing, the plants and creatures you may encounter, and how magic is used in our setting.
To get started writing, you will first need to register an account with your character’s name. We do not require an ooc account on MotW.
Then, fill out a character APPLICATION. We have two options; a plain text, and one that is coded. Chose which one you prefer. You can write as much or as little as you want when you fill out your application, either a short list of traits and events if you like to flesh out your character more as you write, or feel free to spell it out in paragraphs if you like to really delve into those things. If your character is from outside the city and new, or has lived there all their lives, it would be a good thing to note as it will help define what kinds of connections your character may have with other characters in play.
When your character is approved, you may jump straight into play!
Once you get rolling, you may be interested in choosing a FACECLAIM, or utilizing a PLOTTER or THREAD TRACKER.
The side bar on the right hand side has a tab with many of the links listed here which you may find helpful, as well as a tab to pull up a map of the city. To browse the site without the bar, click on the small star to the left of it to minimize it, or open it again.
Most or members use our site DISCORD for plotting and chatting, however there is also a shoutbox on the bottom of the forum if you prefer not to use discord. PMs can be sent through the in forum messaging system and the tagging system on proboards only requires that you write “@registered-name” to send an alert to a member.