Valar Guild > Histories > Bilbo-(V)
It was a boring morning. I was sick and staying
home from school that day. Who could have guessed that this would affect
my life on-line greatly.
I sat in a public channel watching the boring scrolls of lifeless text. I leaned back in my chair and shut my eyes. When I opened them I was surprised to see a whisper from a "Varda-(Valar)" asking me if I was a fan of the LotR (I didn't understand what LotR meant at the time and was rather confused at first:)). I answered yes after asking what this person was talking about and was invited to a game. My current name was "Rillion" (note my email address:)) and still ponder today how Varda spotted me (Rillion from Silmarillion?).
I nervously entered the game and said hello. I was a level 8 or 9 sorcerer while Varda was a level 48 Warrior. We went to the dungeon. As I had fun hacking at fallen ones with my trusty small axe:), Varda started laying down questions. She asked me what my favorite character was etc. We played for awhile, and I got very excited about Valar and asked how to join. She tested me in that very game.
I soon learned the game password and entered my first guild game as Sam-(V) (I've always been partial to hobbits). I was instantly showered with items I thought only existed in dreams:). I had a wonderful time until I was forced off the computer by family members. For the next few weeks all I could think of was Valar.
I managed to get to my first meeting and was surprised by the amount of welcome I received. The guild channel soon became my home away from home and the web page was at the top of my favorites list.
Months were passing and nothing had really changed. I would play several times a week but nothing was very exciting, I had changed my name to my original preference, Bilbo, but that was it. I decided to apply for Maiar. My request was accepted, but after a few weeks of thinking further (I could never get 3 Valar together anyhow:)) My name would change and I could recruit new members, but I enjoy scouting plenty and a -(Valar) didn't really matter to me. That's when I began my web page. It gave me something to do, and I could feel that I was helping the guild by posting information of the web. Still something was missing. I decided to try to make a mod. This was fun for about 5 minutes (sorry V&K just not my thing:)). After that I had a web page and an extra version of Diablo on my hard-drive. I was losing interest (So what if teenagers have short attention spans:)) Then I read the article on the news page about writing History articles. That leads up to this point. In many ways I feel that I've helped the guild strive and hope to continue to do so.
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