1. All articles must be referenced from Tolkien's books to cut down
mistakes. Give at least the book, although the chapter name or number
helps a lot.
Page numbers need to include the book's version as in a Bibliography
style, since so many versions are out.
What are we looking for?
1. General information including text, maps, and art. Many types
Tolkien enthusiasts use the Tolkien Encyclopedia, including students,
fans of Tolkien's books, fans of movies made from Tolkien's books,
dungeon masters, fan fiction writers, artists, and you.
2. Requested articles listed below. Names in bold are
3. Already see something up? Don't let that stop you. It's wonderful to
have more than one article on a subject or
No two are alike if they have much content at all. Different styles are
clearer to different readers.
4. Names are mentioned without a link all over the Encyc
that need articles (most not listed below). They are there partly as a
and partly as reminders to us writers. Try looking under your favorite
Subjects such as Elves for inspiration.
Help out with ongoing projects or start one. Here are some currently
1. Project: Lines of
kings: articles, especially on some of the human kings, needed to
better make history unfold as the reader goes
from link of king to successor for many generations.
2. Project for the Hobbit: character descriptions both
changing clothing) and mental; setting descriptions for where they
traveled or stayed, overviews of main events, places they travel
through. Any detail
inside these. The movies are now out, but these articles would still be
helpful for all the usual reasons: scholars, writers, artists.
3. Project: Timeline. Dated
events linked to lines of kings, teams/escorts, names, and places all
over the Encyclopedia. Event overviews, battles are especially needed
(originally quick notes for the editor, whose language uses no
diacriticals, but if it helps you too, great!)
Spiders of Mirkwood Could use additional articles with more detail from the Hobbit.
Dragons in general - request by reader of the Encyc and Annals
Chrysophylax (in Farmer Giles of Ham)
Can always use more. Very popular.
Elanor the Fair
Frodo (needs general article) Gaffer
Nain, son of Gror
The Seven Fathers of the Dwarves
Corsairs of Umbar (more needed)
Denethor II (general article needed)
Emeldir the Man-Hearted
Amon Sul / Weathertop (more needed)
Angband (article needed)
Bag End (article needed)
Fangorn Forest (article needed)
Fornost (article needed)
Gondor (article needed)
The Hill (article needed)
Hobbiton (article needed)
Laketown (article needed)
Lothlorien (article needed)
Minas Morgul/Minas Ithil
The Shire (article needed)
Arwen (article needed)
Celeborn (article needed)
Celebrimbor (article needed)
Haldir - request made by reader. Short bits or incomplete.
Houseless elves (elf spirits that refuse the call to Mandos)
Legolas - in progress, can use more
Thingol - currently only a little on his name.
Lamps of the Valar
Phial of Galadriel
Dramborleg, axe of Tuor
Grond, mace of Morgoth
Grond, ram of the armies of Sauron
- could use longer article than currently under
in general, origin, as well as particular ones
Sauron as a werewolf
- request by reader of the Encyc and Annals.
Wolves of Caradhras
Wolves, Fell Winter
and other insight subjects. Can go under Special Papers if
they can go nowhere else.
After-death experiences of the Children of Eru - request by
reader of Encyc and Annals
Walls of the World
Residences for each of the Valar
Special ongoing projects
and rulers of Men (linked to show history unfolding)
Kings and rulers of Elves (linked to show history unfolding)
History of the Silmarils:
Feanor and his sons
Kings and rulers of Dwarves
Dwarves of Thorin's
Company in The Hobbit
Settings in The Hobbit
Events in The Hobbit
Battles (any of them: ex. Five Armies, any of the Battles of Beleriand,
battles during the LotR)
Brief battle overview for each version, possibly
different writers taking the different versions, then links to more
in-depth articles by everyone.
Heavy-duty battle articles. This can also be done in
sections over time or with friends.
Timeline (has First
Age about to start, in hopes of replacing Events
(links to the other articles)
Also welcome for other
sections: original work on any of Tolkien's
the English translation is with it), poems,