The Mythgard Institute

The Mythgard Institute seeks to make engaging, live online classes with leading scholars on Tolkien and other imaginative authors free and open to everyone.
Education
$20,260USD
raised of $10,000 goal
203%
0 time left
This campaign started on Aug 12 and closed on September 26, 2013 (11:59pm PT).
Flexible Funding
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on September 26, 2013
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  • $5USD
    Voluntary Assistant Postman

    The names of all our Voluntary Assistant Postmen will be included in a Roll and learned by heart by Shire-historians for generations to come.

    6 claimed

  • $10USD
    Shirriff

    Shirriffs receive a cool Mythgard pin, which may be useful if you would like to walk around the country, see folk, hear the news, and know where the good beer is.

    27 claimed

  • $25USD
    Herald

    Heralds receive a Mythgard mug, perfect for when you are sitting by the fire with the kettle just beginning to sing. Heralds also have the right to cast one vote when we ask our supporters to decide which classes we will offer next at the Mythgard Academy.

    74 claimed

  • $50USD
    Inkeeper

    Inkeepers receive a Mythgard T-shirt, which they can wear while playing host to the idle, talkative, and inquisitive among the inhabitants, large and small, of their villages. Inkeepers also receive two votes they can cast in favor of their class of choice when Mythgard Academy classes are selected.

    24 claimed

  • $75USD
    Ranger

    Rangers can choose among three gifts: a Mythgard tote bag, a Mythgard hoodie, or a signed copy of Prof. Olsen's book, "Exploring JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit." Rangers receive three votes when the time comes for supporters to select the next Mythgard Academy class.

    18 claimed

  • $100USD
    Marshal

    Marshals, like Rangers, receive their choice of one of three gifts: Mythgard tote bag, a Mythgard hoodie, or a signed copy of Prof. Olsen's book, "Exploring JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit." Marshals receive five votes to cast on the next Mythgard Academy class, and they also are granted membership in the Council of the Wise, the group of people who can nominate class ideas and decide on the final group of class options that will be presented to our supporters for a vote.

    25 claimed

  • $150USD
    Warden

    Wardens receive their choice of any two of the three gifts presented to Rangers and Marshals. Wardens also are appointed to the Council of the Wise, and they receive eight votes in class selections.

    7 claimed

  • $200USD
    Mayor

    Mayors receive all three of the Rangers' gifts: a Mythgard tote bag, a Mythgard hoodie, and a signed copy of Prof. Olsen's book, "Exploring JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit." Mayors are appointed to the Council of the Wise, and they receive fifteen votes in class elections.

    7 claimed

  • $500USD
    Thain

    Thains receive all three of the Rangers' gifts, as well a gift certificate for free tuition for an auditor's enrollment in a Mythgard Master's-level course. Thains also are members of the Council, and they receive forty votes in class elections.

    8 claimed

  • $1,000USD
    Gardener

    Gardeners (who are highly honored in our land) receive all three of the Rangers' gifts and a gift certificate for two auditor enrollments in Mythgard MA classes. Gardeners are Council members, and they receive one hundred votes when classes are elected.

    4 claimed

  • $5,000USD
    Healer

    Healers, benevolent and wise, receive the Rangers' gifts and five free auditor enrollments for Mythgard MA classes. Healers also are given the right to name the topic of a class of their choice, subject to faculty approval. In subsequent elections that year, they cast one hundred votes, like Gardeners.

    0 claimed

  • $10,000USD
    Steward

    The rule of no realm is yours, but all worthy things that are in peril as the world now stands, those are your care. Stewards receive the Rangers' gifts, as well as unlimited auditor enrollments in Mythgard MA classes for life. Like Healers, Stewards can name the subject of a class of their choosing, subject to faculty approval, and will receive a hundred votes at all subsequent class elections.

    0 claimed

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