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    What Tolkien Race Do You Identify With?

    I'd say for myself I'd be most close to the Bree folk/Dunlendings/House of Haleth, pretty much the Second House of the Edain, also the same stock of those who first inhabited the Barrow-Downs.

    Tolkien wrote of two different origins for the people of Bree. One was that Bree had been founded and populated by men of the Edain who did not reach Beleriand in the first age, remaining east of the mountains in Eriador. The other that they were stemming instead from the same stock as the Dunlendings.[2] These two origins are not completely contradictory as the Dunlendings were descended from the Haladin who were counted the second house of the Edain.
    The Folk of Haleth or the Men of Brethil were dark-haired and dark-eyed, resembling the House of Bëor but "shorter and broader, sterner and less swift. They were less eager for lore, and used few words; for they did not love great concourse of men, and many among them delighted in solitude, wandering free in the greenwoods."
    This above description of the Men of Brethil describes me quite well, I am rather short (6 ft.), I am broad, dark haired, stern and not so swift. IRL I talk little and I love my isolation especially in wooded areas.

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    The Elves, without a doubt.

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    Yeah, I go for the elves, too. tall, (kind of) immortal, elegant and beautiful - absolutely me.
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    The Race of Men - No specific nation though.

    Of course I like the elves, but I have to be self-critical and realize I can't be like and Elf. If I went around thinking I was an Elf, the real Elves would shake their heads and look away.

    I always liked the Hobbits and their lifestyle. But I think I am a person who has slightly different visions and outlook than the average Hobbit, although I do like and appriciate much of their lifestyle.

    So that's why I think I am more like the Men, which can be anything from the elf-like Men of the Dunedain with high visions, to the drunken people of Bree. I think I am somewhere within that spectrum

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    The human tribe of Rohan! Wild and prideful!

    And my idol: Eowyn, the shieldmaiden of Rohan!



    Well, my favourite male fighter was Éomer!


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    I identify with the Men of Westernesse/Númenor.

    -We also came over the sea (be it Atlantis or North Western Europe) and cannot go back to where we came from.

    -We established a civilization were there previously was none.

    -We are also under siege from a dark lord and his orcs/sub-humans.

    -Our numbers are dwindling, we have no leader/king at this point in
    time.

    -Our cities, like Osgilliath, are overrun and destroyed.

    -We see the storm gathering on the horizon.

    -Our wisdom is failing.

    -Our people in the outlying areas are being slaughtered as the hour of our doom/victory approach.

    Although the word "Commando" was wrongly used to describe all Boer soldiers, a commando was a unit formed from a particular district. None of the units was organized in regular companies, battalions or squadrons. The Boer commandos were individualists who were difficult to control, resented formal discipline or orders, and earned a British jibe that"every Boer was his own general".

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    The people of Rohan.
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    As you can see by my avatar, I identify the most with Rohan. But I also identify with the other various men (Gondor, Men of Dale, etc.).

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