This wiki has a adopted a semi-official hierarchy considering the canonicity of its articles: the works published by J. R. R. Tolkien during his lifetime are considered canonical. Those of his works published posthumously by his heirs are considered secondary canon, and are to be recognized as far as they do not directly contradict the works published by J. R. R. Tolkien during his lifetime. Tertiary works, such as role-playing books, games, and fanfiction are considered subordinate in the hierarchy. Any new articles posted on the Archives have to be brought into concordance with the canonical works and should intend not to contradict the official canon. However, the main subject of this project still is to further explore the past Ages of Arda and to bring forth more details of its history, culture, historical persons, and other elements that make Arda a more dense, complex and cohesive world and literary creation.
We advise our contributors that new additions and articles on this wiki should be written with the idea in mind that they consider a fictitious alternate past of our own world and should keep up the literal illusion that they are written by members of the New Notion Club, who gain their knowledge on the forgotten Ages of Arda by experiments in the fields of lucid dreaming. For mainly legal reasons there yet is one more Rule which we would like to advise our contributors to take to heart: No stats and direct quotes from official and still-available game books and other commercial and officially-licensed publications allowed! Strictly original content!