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July 20, 2014
    Gaming / LotRO:
       For those wondering, the trait cap is at 19, level cap is 100.
 
Sunday Meeting: 5 pm EDT (UTC-5) (GMT-5)
    The meeting is held in the AIM room named Valar Guild Meetingplace. Come on in, or ask VardaValar1 or ArPharazonV for an invitation.
    To pick up the same version of AIM that we use, go to http://www.aim.com/legacydownloads.  The web browser chat version cannot enter our chat room.
Meeting Transcript by Ar-Pharazon and Varda
Attending: (3)
    ArPharazonV, Indis-(V)/karakedi25, VardaValar1 (presiding)
Gaming
Tolkien:
    RP forum story postings
    Discussion: How were language and future events affected by the Kinslaying at Alqualonde?


July 17, 2014
    Gaming / LotRO:
       The new quests "First of the Heirs" and "Search for Abedic" cannot be completed, so both have been locked. The fixes should come out with Update 14.1 later this month.


July 16, 2014
    Gaming / LotRO:
       Tentative schedule of Dev-planned summer events, by Sapience.


July 14, 2014
    Gaming / LotRO:
       Update 14: "Paths of the Dead" is live. Release notes and known issues. Special note is made of suggestions taken from the Player Council, all looking good.
    An online course begins today for studies on Tolkien (mainly) and how his works have been shifted in content to be usable in different media, including some time spent in LotRO. It's by Coursera and is called "Online Games: Literature, New Media, and Narrative". Thanks to Indis-(V) for letting us know about this. There is a free version with no credit but nifty anyway, and the work can be turned in during the week.


July 13, 2014
Sunday Meeting: 5 pm EDT (UTC-5) (GMT-5)
    The meeting is held in the AIM room named Valar Guild Meetingplace. Come on in, or ask VardaValar1 or ArPharazonV for an invitation.
    To pick up the same version of AIM that we use, go to http://www.aim.com/legacydownloads.  The web browser chat version cannot enter our chat room.
Meeting Transcript: sent by Ar-Pharazon and Varda
Attending: (4)
    AriehnV, ArPharazonV, Ioreth-(V)/LizMarr, VardaValar1 (presiding)
Membership:
    Ioreth-(V): doing a lot of original writing
    Arien-(Valar): missing next meeting for a road trip and LARP
Web:
    Forum subtly prettied, thanks to Eonwe.
    Art added
    Games Site updates every weekend
Gaming:
    various
    WoW
    LotRO
Tolkien:
    LoTR puzzle picture, found by Ar-Pharazon-(V)
    Trivia game - LotR:
       How many days were spent in Moria?
       What was the name of the son of King Brego that Aragorn and friends found in the Paths of the Dead? And what was his condition?
       The turning tide of the Battle on the fields of Pelennor were two events .. both contained good and evil .. can you rememer what both good and evil of each respective event was?



July 10, 2014
    Tolkien / Art:
       Cave of DeepGroover-(T):
          "Dwarf" model.  Final name and name plate not yet revealed.



July 7, 2014
    June 2014 news has been moved to the News Archives for faster loading of the current News.


July 6, 2014
Sunday Meeting: 5 pm EDT (UTC-5) (GMT-5)
    The meeting is held in the AIM room named Valar Guild Meetingplace. Come on in, or ask VardaValar1 or ArPharazonV for an invitation.
    To pick up the same version of AIM that we use, go to http://www.aim.com/legacydownloads.  The web browser chat version cannot enter our chat room.
Meeting Transcript by Ar-Pharazon and Varda
Attending: (4)
    AriehnV, ArPharazonV, Indis-(V)/karakedi25, Ioreth-(V)/LizMarr (briefly in After-meeting), VardaValar1 (presiding)
Web:
    Paintings.
Gaming:
    Ventrilo has been reactivated, usable for any Valar chat or gaming branch. It is currently 25-man but can be upgraded if we see the need. Downloadable at the Ventrilo website. If you need the Ventrilo info, contact Varda or Miriel by email, in-game, or in AIM.
Tolkien:
    Chat: How Beornings can be included in a game and keep inside lore.



July 5, 2014 Saturday
    Gaming / LotRO:
       9pm EDT (/servertime): planned BG run with Remnant, level 95.

    Tolkien Site / Art:
           Cave of the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
             "Frodo" section:  new art:
               "Blessings" from Elrond as they set out on their journey. (also to go on Aragorn, Pippin)
               "Which way?" Frodo asking Gandalf which way to go outside of Rivendell. (Also to go on Gandalf)
               "Mithril shirt" Frodo reveals the mithril shirt that saved him in Moria.
               "Decision" Frodo decides to leave the Fellowship. Topps sketch card.


July 4, 2014
Happy July 4th!

Merry and Pippin fireworks


July 1, 2014
    Gaming:
       Ventrilo server:
for those who would like to help defray costs for the Ventrilo server, a PayPal account under Irmo-(Valar)'s care is available at his site at this link. This is usable across all our games or to just chat.


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