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"‘Never is too long a word even for me,’ said Treebeard. ‘Not while your kingdoms last, you mean; but they will have to last long indeed to seem long to Ents."
~ The Lord of the Rings

Tolkien Forums offers a ranking system for members who participate on the forums. The more posts you have made on the forums, the higher the rank you will achieve. The amount of posts needed for each rank is listed below. Once you've achieved the required posts for a rank increase we will upgrade your rank as soon as possible. 
See the various Kingdoms you can choose from below and then fill out the form towards the bottom of this page to submit your chosen Kingdom.

Note: Once you reach Rank 10  you are given a privilege to edit posts. Rank 9 and above members can access the private forums.

On the forums the default title is: 'Being lies with Eru - Rank  1' which will be displayed in your profile until you select a Kingdom.

You will have a custom avatar on the ranks which state so. The custom avatars are shown below however they have may have lost some detail as to how they will appear on the forums themselves.

Avatars for high ranking members, Special Ranks and Valar/Maiar are compulsary


Minions of Evil:

Slaves of Udun

Servants of Mordor



The Eldar:

Elves of the Third Age

Peoples of Beleriand



The Little Peoples:

Dwarves

Hobbits of The Shire



The Secondborn:


Peoples of Rohan

Gondor Civilians

Men of Numenor
 


Special Side-ranks

Tolkien forums Valar and Maiar


Slaves of Udun

Posts        Description     

30         =   Goblin warrior - Rank 2
70         =   Orc captain of Thangorodrim - Rank 3
150       =   Soldier of the east - Rank 4
400       =   Troll of Udun - Rank 5
800       =   Dragon of Thangorodrim - Rank 6
1200     =   Balrog of Angband - Rank 7
1700     =   Glaurung, Father of dragons - Rank 8

 2200 =  Gothmog, lord of Balrogs - Rank 9, access private forums, receive Gothmog avatar  
 3000  = Sauron, leiutenant of Morgoth - Rank 10, Edit members posts, receive Sauron avatar

Servants of Mordor

Posts        Description

30       =   Orc Warrior - Rank 2
70       =   Harad Warrior - Rank 3
150     =   Easterling Warrior - Rank 4
400     =   Orc Captain of Morgul - Rank 5

800     =   Orc captain of Barad-dur - Rank 6
1200   =   Olog-hai troll of Mordor - Rank 7
 1700   =   Mouth of Sauron - Rank 8, receive Mouth of Sauron avatar
 2200   =   Nazgul - Rank 9, access private forums, receive Nazgul avatar
 3000   =   Witchking of Angmar - Rank 10, edit any post, receive Witchking avatar


Elves of the Third Age

Posts        Description

30        =   Elf of Rivendell - Rank 2
70        =   Elf of Lorien - Rank 3
150      =   Loremaster elf of Mirkwood - Rank 4
400      =   Loremaster elf of Rivendell - Rank 5
800      =   Haldir of Lorien - Rank 6
1200    =   Thranduil of Mirkwood - Rank 7
 1700    =   Legolas of Mirkwood - Rank 8, receive Legolas avatar
 2200    =   Lord Elrond of Rivendell - Rank 9, access to the private forums, receive Elrond avatar
 3000    =   Galadriel, Lady of the Golden Wood - Rank 10,  edit any posts, receive Galadriel avatar

Peoples of Beleriand

Posts        Description

30      =   Elf of Beleriand - Rank 2
70      =   Soldier of Beleriand - Rank 3
150    =   Soldier of Doriath - Rank 4
400    =   Royal guard of Menegroth - Rank 5
800    =   Loremaster of Menegroth - Rank 6
1200  =   Luthien - Rank 7
 1700  =   Thingol, King of Beleriand - Rank 8, receive Thingol avatar
 2200  =   Fingolfin, High King of the Noldor - Rank 9 access to private forums, receive Fingolfin avatar
 3000  =   Feanor, Greatest of the Eldar - Rank 10, edit any posts, receive Feanor avatar


Dwarves

Posts        Description

30        =   Dwarf warrior of Ered Luin - Rank 2
70        =   Dwarf warrior of Dwarrowdelf - Rank 3
150      =   Balin the Dwarf - Rank 4
400      =   Fundin lord of Moria - Rank 5
800      =   Thorin Oakensheild - Rank  6
1200    =   Thrain father of Thorin - Rank 7
1700    =   Thror father of Thrain - Rank 8
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 2200    =   Gimli son of Gloin - Rank 9, Access to private forums, receive Gimli avatar
 3000    =   Durin, father of Dwarves - Rank 10, Edit any post, receive Durin avatar

Hobbits of The Shire

Posts        Description

30       =   Hobbit youth - Rank 2     
70       =   Hobbit from Hardbottle - Rank 3
150     =   Hobbit from Hobbiton - Rank 4
400     =   Sherriff of the Shire - Rank 5
800     =   Meriadoc Brandybuck - Rank 6
1200   =   Perigrin Took - Rank 7
 1700   =   Bilbo Baggins - Rank 8, receive Bilbo avatar
 2200   =   Samwise Gamgee - Rank 9, access private forums, receive Sam avatar
 3000   =   Frodo Baggins - Rank 10, edit any post, receive Frodo avatar


Peoples of Rohan

Posts        Description

30     =   Rohan peasant - Rank 2
70     =   Rider of Rohan - Rank 3
150   =   Rohirrim of Edoras  - Rank 4
400   =   Guard of Meduseld - Rank 5
800   =   Captain of the Eastfold - Rank 6
1200 =   Captain of the Westfold - Rank 7
 1700 =   Eowyn - rank 8, receive Eowyn avatar
 22
00 =   Eomer, Captain of Rohan = Rank 9, access private forums, receive Eomer avatar
 3000 =   Theoden, King of Rohan - Rank 10, edit any posts, receive Theoden avatar

Gondor civilians

Posts        Description

30      =   Gondor soldier - Rank 2
70      =   Ranger of Ithilien - Rank 3
150    =   Tower Guard of Minas Tirith - Rank 4
400    =   Loremaster of Gondor - Rank 5
800    =   Leiutenant of Gondor - Rank 6
1200  =   Faramir Captain of Ithilien - Rank 7
 1700  =   Boromir, Captain of Gondor - Rank 8, receive Boromir avatar
 2200  =   Arwen, Queen of Gondor - Rank 9, access private forums, receive Arwen avatar
 3000  =   Aragorn, High King of Gondor - Rank 10, edit any post, receive Aragorn avatar

Men Of Numenor

Posts        Description

30      =   Civilian of Numenor - Rank 2
70      =   Numenorean soldier - Rank 3
150    =   Guard of Armenelos - Rank 4
400    =   Royal guard of Nimloth - Rank 5
800    =   Amandil - Rank 6
1200  =   Ar-pharazon - Rank 7
1700  =   Anarion son of Elendil - Rank 8
 2200  =   Isildur, son of Elendil - Rank 9, access to private forums, receive Isildur avatar
 3000  =   Elendil the faithful - Rank 10 edit any posts, receive Elendil avatar


Special side ranks

As well as the above Kingdoms which you can choose from there are some Special Ranks. These are granted to members by The One.  They are awarded for a variety of reasons including significant knowledge of the lore and good forum standards. These ranks have near Maiar privilages, can access the private forums and have custom avatars. (animated and non-animated) 

The Special Sideranks are:

Gollum                     

Tom Bombadil         

          Palantir                               
 
The Eye                    

The One Ring           

Smeagol                    

    Treebeard                      
                
 Kings of Men                  

Grond                        

King of the Dead      

Fell Beast                  

Dark Galadriel          


Valar/Administrator and Maiar/Moderator avatars

Here is a list of the Powers of Tolkien forums in order of authority with there respective avatars:


       Eru Iluvatar/The One, Webmaster (1)       

     Morgoth Bauglir, chief Valar/admin (1)    

       Manwe, second chief Valar/admin (1)     

                        Valar/admin (12)                        

                          Gandalf, Chief Maiar/moderator (1)                    

 

       Saruman, Maiar/moderator (1)    

Maiar/moderator

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