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I have begun to write something. I do not wish to create my own entirely new world and lore of elven legend and heritage, but do wish to create something uniquely apart from things already done. There are two options as I see it. Either paying homage either to some of the history created by Tolkien, or that of Dungeons and Dragons. I currently favor that of Tolkien. I've been searchingfor a hole, as it were, on which to center my tail. A realm not that of middle earth, but in the same world never the less.

 Perhaps a land to the far south?

"Aldarion sailed to Vinyalonde and then followed the coast southward farther than any Numenorean ship had ever gone. On his return journey, he encountered storms and strong winds and was nearly shipwrecked off the coast of Harad. When he reached Vinyalonde he found the haven ruined by the Sea and by hostile Men. His ships were driven back by high winds three times as they tried to turn west toward Numenor. Aldarion's ship was struck by lightning and lost its mast. The ships finally made it back to Numenor in 843."

In skimming the history of the world which Tolkien has created, I would find it hard to believe that the Valar would not know of such a place, by way of never mentioning it. Perhaps, Eru had another thought once the Aniur left for Arda and became the Valar?

Or possibly, I should try to create a new world of my own which would not share any ties to world so beloved. The thought of creating my own history for such a place in not a daunting one, but the idea that I would have to come up with my own elvish language or two is ... all but a nightmare.

Any input into the matter would greatly be appreciated. I would also like to note that, I have never written anything other than for myself, been published, nor have I written anything in a very long time, but I started writing a story for some unknown reason, and I cannot stop.

I would strongly suggest creating your own world; especially if you want to get it published. Also, I believe it's more satisfactory to relise you can invest so much time into something and look at the outcome. I've studied language much, and have created a world of my own, with it's history, language, and such, like a real world or middle earth. A good day to me, is waking up in Middle Earth!

Oh the time and task one would endure to create a language structure (not to mention symbols)that is sound in its practice ... fudge. LostWords.

I've tried creating my own world, language, etc. All I've done so far is create a map, an alphabet, and a general history, all of which are very undeveloped. I have found I don't have nearly enough commitment to do this. That's really good if you do.--Aragorn47 22:00, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
Personally I think that you should place it in Middle-earth, in the Fourth Age maybe?-- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  17:00, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

It was fairly easy for me. However, I'd love to see a story about someone in Khand, Umbar, or The far lands of the Harads, before and/or after the War of the Ring. Maybe the main character was rebellious and didn't want to fight the West, maybe they were a spectator to the destruction of the Ring, so many possibilites...A good day to me, is waking up in Middle Earth! 23:45, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

Once I tried writing a round robin story with my friends about a clan of surviving Haradrim and wildmen in the fourth age, but it turned into a spoof. I can post it if anyone wants to see it.--Aragorn47 20:33, 14 February 2009 (UTC)