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  • If you can't find what you need, peruse our Resources Discussions, listed below. Chances are one of our members has asked about your area of interest at some point. Don't see it? Feel free to ask a question in the Research Questions discussion.

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Welcome to the HASA Resources Forum! This forum is dedicated to "getting the facts". Here's the place for submitting research questions, discussing obscure facts, and finding out the details that bring our stories to life.

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Barrabard
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Being a Beta Reader
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Bug Fixes and Site Updates
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Bug Reports
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Characters of Middle-earth and Aman
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Economics in Middle-earth
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Fanfic: customs and conventions
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FAQs - Post your questions here
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Geography and Maps
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Getting the Most Out of HASA Stories
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Hobbiton
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Letters of JRRT
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Medicine in Middle Earth
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Originality and Authority in Fanfiction
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Reference Library - entries, requests, etc.
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Research Cabinet
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Research Questions
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Sexuality in Middle-earth
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The Art of Declining
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Writer's aids
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Thror's Map

The map given to Gandalf by Thror before his death as a prisoner in Dol Guldur, and later passed on by Gandalf to Thorin Oakenshield before the Quest of Erebor.

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Thror's Key

The key to the enchanted secret entrance to the Lonely Mountain; companion to Thror's map.

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Moon-letters

Specially-written runes invented by Dwarves that are only visible under the light of the moon; featured on Thror's map.

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