"Behold, Aule now gathered six metals, copper, silver, tin, lead, iron, and gold, and taking a portion of each made with his magic a seventh which he named therefore tilkal, and this had all the properties of the six and many of its own. It's colour was bright green or red in varying lights and it could not be broken, and Aule alone could forge it. Thereafter he forged a mighty chain, making of it all seven metals welded with spells to a substance of uttermost hardness and brightness and smoothness, but of tilkal he had not sufficient to add more than a little to each link."
- The Book of Lost Tales, Chapter IV, 'The Chaining of Melko', J.R.R.Tolkien
Tolkien Society

The Journal of Tol Harndor

Tol Harndor

The Australian smial of the Tolkien Society
President: Michael Kennedy

Welcome to Tilkal, the online Journal of Tol Harndor (Australian Smial of The Tolkien Society), which endeavours to explore and appreciate the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien, via the dissemination of articles, artwork, fan fiction, and news. All articles are original and remain the property of the author, unless otherwise stated. Submissions by members and non-members alike are welcome and should be sent to David Powell (Editor-in-Chief) for consideration.  If you are interested in learning more about Tol Harndor then please follow the link above.
2011, David Powell
Issue 1, November 2001
Issue 2, November 2005
Issue 3, January 2008
Issue 4, November 2011