Mae Govannen from Georgia, USA!

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Barandir
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Mae Govannen from Georgia, USA!

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Hello all!
Can't express how glad I am to finally introduce myself to you all. I have been in love with Tolkien since I first saw the films when I was 12, and used to trek through the woods behind my grandparents' house with a stick sword and a blanket for a cloak, playing at being Aragorn and Legolas, wishing I knew other people that I could share that with. Then a few months ago I discovered BrianGrubbs' videos on TikTok, and realized you guys did exist after all! I've been lurking on the site for a couple of months now, and finally feel I have enough of an idea and persona developed that I can show something with substance. I would love any and all feedback!

I decided to start with a Third Age Dunedain, set maybe 10-ish years after the events of the Hobbit, as people start to notice increased movements by Mordor and their agents in the North. I went with the name Barandir, a deviation from the Sindarin Brandir, meaning "noble man" (a nearly identical meaning to my own name), and coincidentally sharing baran, meaning "brown-headed" as I am (or was lol). While the commonly held idea is that most of the Dunedain Rangers stayed fairly close to Eriador within a certain range of their settlements, I like to think that Barandir is a wandering soul in love with the world, and sometimes ranges as far east as Erebor and Dale, thus encountering and befriending dwarves and citizens of Dale alike. I have plans to incorporate this into some of my kit as well.

I have some elements of kit already, but not enough to put together a coherent ensemble yet. I've been interested in Ren Faires and watched the Townsend channel for years, so I have a bunch of assorted stuff in this category, but need to get a few more things before I can put together my starting look. I have a couple of pieces of soft kit in the mail as we speak, and intend to make a haversack here shortly; I already have what I need for a starting hard kit and weapons from my collecting and previous camping experience, but intend to replace them piecemeal as I acquire the things I have picked out for this persona.

Again, any advice is appreciated!
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Welcome and sounds like you're off to a good start.
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Well met! This is the best place.
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Mae Govannen from Georgia as well! I'm in Atlanta (Dunwoody). I'm new here as well. Been planning my first trip for a few months and it's happening next week! I'm headed to the Cohutta Wilderness in North Georgia for a 4 night trek.
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@redhandfilms I'm only about an hour from you, I'm in Monroe! I'll be camping myself this weekend, but sadly not in persona since it's for a bach party.
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Barandir wrote: Tue Oct 04, 2022 4:10 pm but sadly not in persona since it's for a bach party.
You're hanging out with the wrong crowd. At a Ren Fair bachlor party garb is required and guaranteed to be even wilder! haha!
Maybe we should meet in the middle at Stone Mountain sometime. Perhaps get together a Georgia Moot. I know there is another ranger in Gainesville, but they seem to have gone quiet. Joined in June, silent by July. OParnoShoshoi, where did you go?
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Welcome to the forum! Looking forward to future posts!
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Welcome Barandir, may your stay be long and productive!
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redhandfilms wrote: Tue Oct 04, 2022 7:01 pm Maybe we should meet in the middle at Stone Mountain sometime. Perhaps get together a Georgia Moot.
I would love that! Ren Faire would be a lot of fun too.

Cimrandir, Eofor, thank you! Can't wait to dive in!!
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Welcome Ranger, may your journey be pleasant, and our paths cross if we are indeed fortunate.
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Welcome Ranger :P
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Welcome Ranger!
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