Welcome to Elessar!

We are a small group of writers whose love Middle Earth culminates in a long-term collaborative Role-Playing project. We here at Elessar use real-time writing. New players can create a character and join us for short stories, called scenes. Each player writes a paragraph or two from their character’s perspective, responding to what the others have done, while pursuing their own, internal goals. Records of these RP scenes are the blog posts you see on the Roleplay Logs page.

We support several platforms for RP, but primarily Discord and MUSH — read about how to get started with us right away on the Join Us/Live Chat page!

Our Roleplay setting is Tolkien’s Middle-Earth in the Fourth Age — but even for people who are not experts in Tolkien’s works, it is easy to find a niche to play in! There are pirates, knights, horse nomads, slaves, nobles, merchants, scholars, and craftsmen, just to name a few; good and evil and everything in between. You can read more about the setting we play in by exploring our World Info and Story Info pages from the main menu!

By engaging with us in our collaborative story, you can:

  • Learn how to develop characters.
  • Practice visualizing your surroundings.
  • Practice your writing in a low-pressure, but fast-paced, exploratory environment.
  • Overcome writer’s block — Real-time writing in collaboration with others can allow you to write without over-thinking or being choked by your internal critic.