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About The Dwarrow Scholar

The Dwarrow Scholar first experienced the brilliance of Tolkien when he received a copy of The Hobbit from his uncle as a kid, reading it feverishly again and again. Some years on, when he got his very own walk-man (aye forget about tiny iPods, this thing was a brick and played cassette tapes) he made his own little audiotape of The Hobbit, so he could listen to it on his bike on his way to school. Between reenacting the Battle of Five armies with 4 of his school friends (still feel sorry for the kid that had to be the Orc) and before the days of the internet, you would find Roy frequently in libraries trying to find all he could about Tolkien and his beloved dwarves. When Roy isn’t delving into Neo-Khuzdul or searching for lost dwarven treasures on the net he’s enjoying time with his wife and son, re-reading his tormented Tolkien paperbacks, watching a good movie, learning new languages or playing a game of LoTRO or other dwarf related games.

Fancy LotRO RP in Neo-Khuzdul? Now you can!

Update: The plugin-in should actually work on a Mac. Hail! Remember I spoke about a tool for LotRO Dwarf RPers, allowing them to speak Dwarvish with the click of a button (or two)…. well, without further ado, I present to … Continue reading

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Updates to come

As some of you may have noticed, David Salo (the linguist responsible for the Neo-Khuzdul in the Hobbit movies) has recently released (and continues to do so) much of his notes related to these films on his wonderful site midgardsmal. … Continue reading

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Spreading the News among the Dwarrow…

Hello friends, After months of preparation and work, I’m very pleased to announce the Dwarven community of LoTRO now has his own newspaper: “The Tablets of Khazadgund”. The Tablets of Khazadgund will provide you with dwarven related news, trade info, … Continue reading

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Translations, Tattoos and Prayers

Hello my friends, It has been quite some time since the last post here. Though it must be said the reason for that is nothing but good news (in my view). As I have been spending this time mainly on … Continue reading

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TBOTFA SPOILER – Love is all you need

Updated 30/12/2014 SPOILER ALERT Before you read on, if you haven’t seen The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies and don’t want to spoil it for yourself, come back when you’ve seen it. If you have seen the film, … Continue reading

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Uncle Bob or Cousin Bofur?

For those unfamiliar with the details of Tolkien’s Middle Earth, the dwarves (at first glance) appear to be short, plump, grumpy men with big noses and long beards – much like my uncle Bob come to think of it, but … Continue reading

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We’ve moved… a new Hall

Greetings friends and welcome to the new home of The Dwarrow Scholar, wordpress! It was with tremendous sadness that I had to say goodbye to the super boys and girls at mymiddleearth, where the story of The Dwarrow Scholar started. … Continue reading

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