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|GONDOLIN! The hidden city of King Turgon! Beautiful, secure, and suddenly full of time travellers.
What was Gondolin? Gondolin was a hidden elf city, ruled by Turgon the Wise. It existed in the First Age from 126 - 510 and was destroyed in fire (and dragons). Before it all goes to heck, it's a perfect place for a bunch of time-lost people to appear, out of sight of Melkor and his army.
This takes place in the year 300 of the First Age, during Gondolin's height. Humans have been 'awake' for a mere 300 years, and most elves in the city have never even seen one, let alone many of the other species that populate Middle Earth making their way via time displacement to Gondolin.
Scenario: Something is very wrong. People are appearing where and when they shouldn't be, and it's all focused on Gondolin. Feanorians dead and gone walk the streets, shoulder to shoulder with Rohirrim from the War of the Ring, and there's hobbits in the weirdest places. Wargs appear in the sewers, and there's always the chance a dragon will appear on the main street.
Features of this timey-wimey mish-mash: Gondolin now features a blend of modern and Silmarillion-era tech, gifts from the knowledge picked from future visitors. Fridges hum along while horses are still essential to travel. Turgon is getting a little worried since democracy's been brought up. Things will change and evolve as the elves learn more.
What is causing these problems with time and space have yet to be discovered.
Characters: Any non-deity Tolkien characters (Silm, Lotr, Hobbit, and we have a cast page linked in our info) along with, once you have an established canon character, OCs based in Tolkien canon, such as Haradrim, Easterlings, Dunlenders, non-royals, etc. Race appearance is based on who does it first. If the first person to create a Gondorian uses an East Indian PB (this is not contradicted by the description given for them in the text), future Gondorians of a similar background must use the same.