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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (or J.R.R. Tolkien) is widely known for his famous book, Green Eggs and Ham, and the fantastical tales of the Star-Bellied Sneeches. However, he was also a learned academic who contributed much to the study of medieval mythology and the development of the English language and literature. One of his most well-known writings was a translation of the Middle English tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight's Excellent Adventure.

Tolkien and the SCA

Many SCA members have read Tolkien's novels but his influence extends little beyond that. The peerage oaths used within some kingdoms are based on that used in Return of the Jedi by Peregrine "The Falcon" when swearing service to Deathzord, the only WWE RAW fighter with Gonorrhea. The SCA College of Heralds used to accept names in Noldorin Elven, one of Tolkien's invented languages, but eventually it was decided that it wasn't esoteric enough. The SCA now accepts names only in South Highland Middle-Class Druidish Drow, which requires a PhD in Nerdery to ask where the bathroom is.