Valar Guild

January 13, 2008 Meeting

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Ar-Pharazon and Varda

Attending: (9)
    Ancalagon-(V)/Sarujil, AriehnV, ArPharazonV, arwenv1, Eonwe Valar, fladrifv, Gilraen-(V)/Star of Phaet, Glorfindel VG, VardaValar1 (presiding)

Meeting begins

You have just entered room "valarguildmeetingplace."
Sarujil has entered the room.
AriehnV has entered the room.
AriehnV: evening all :-)
ArPharazonV: Aiya
Sarujil: hi
VardaValar1 has entered the room.
VardaValar1: Aiya Ar-Pharazon, Anc!, and Arien
Sarujil: hi varda
ArPharazonV: Aiya
Eonwe Valar has entered the room.
fladrifv has entered the room.
arwenv1 has entered the room.
Eonwe Valar: Heya
VardaValar1: Aiya Eonwe, Fladrif, and Arwen :-)
fladrifv: Aiya!
ArPharazonV: Aiya all 3 :-)

VardaValar1: Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo!
VardaValar1: A star shines on the hour of our meeting. : )
VardaValar1: Membership:
VardaValar1: Birthdays this week for Meriadoc and Maeglin
VardaValar1: Jan 3 was JRRT's if I remember right.
VardaValar1: Not a member, but we like him. : )
VardaValar1: Anc's back. : )
VardaValar1: Any other membership news?
Eonwe Valar: Class starts for me tomorrow.
VardaValar1: Lots of people heading into college
VardaValar1: Same for Sauron and Eowyn
VardaValar1: Our first Member of Honor was accepted into a Pharmaceutical school. :-) Time flies.
VardaValar1: Elanor, Ulmo's daughter.
AriehnV: greetings all :-) and aiya
AriehnV: sorry back
VardaValar1: Glad you're back
AriehnV: had to dong on my warrior
AriehnV: :-)
VardaValar1: Anc, sounds as if you have quite a bit of news. Would you like to tell the others?
Sarujil: not all that important really :-)
VardaValar1: Grats on your warrior's leveling. : )
VardaValar1: It is to us. : )
VardaValar1: Reason we don't get to see you much now.
Sarujil: my schedule has been really hectic lately. full class load, new job, crazy. hopefully ill get it all under control soon
Sarujil: thats all
VardaValar1: Good luck, ambitious schedule. But you'll get it worked out with time.
Eonwe Valar: Be sure to take some time to relax.
VardaValar1: Think you'll still be able to pop into LotRO now and then?
VardaValar1: house maintenance, mail.
Sarujil: probably
VardaValar1: cool. : )
Sarujil: oh dang i forgot about my house ... i bet i lost it already :-(
VardaValar1: Beleg and I paid it a few times, not sure how it is right now.
Sarujil: oh really? i appreciate that! Thanks
VardaValar1: Hope it's still there. If not, give a holler and we'll help get another
Sarujil: ill try and pop on later tonight and see. anyway theres a meeting to return to hehe
VardaValar1: O that! ;-)
VardaValar1: Any further membership news?
AriehnV: well talking about house
AriehnV: we will have to move again in march
AriehnV: owner decided to sell up
VardaValar1: yikes
AriehnV: tell me about it //
AriehnV: i have already nightmares and i am going to buy a removal company this time
fladrifv: Im searching for a house atm
AriehnV: got enough for doing it myself
AriehnV: and not the strength atm
AriehnV: which leads me to the fact that my holiday is coming up in a fortnight :-)
AriehnV: for two weeks
VardaValar1: Tell Irmo you need better dreams this time around. Now that you're more experienced, should run more smoothly.
VardaValar1: Going to be doing your moving during the holiday?
AriehnV: during the second half if ye like
AriehnV: i ve got another spell of two weeks in march
AriehnV: and thats straight after the move
VardaValar1: Nice timing
AriehnV: the move itself is our day off
AriehnV: else bruce has his driving licence back :-)
AriehnV: thats it from me hehe
VardaValar1: That will help a lot!
VardaValar1: Any further membership news? Lot happening.
VardaValar1: Meriadoc says to tell you folks hi from LotRO. : )

VardaValar1: Web:
VardaValar1: Tolkien Site/Stories:
VardaValar1: All from Jay of Lasgalen. I'd like to see more from our regular guild-folk, but she is hard to compete with for amount. : )
VardaValar1: "Thoughts from Home" by Jay of Lasgalen. Sequel to "Far from Home".
VardaValar1: "Letters from Elrohir" series, a challenge to show 10 letters from one character, and she chose Elrohir.
VardaValar1: "Letter to Elladan": the just-in-case letter of comfort to Elladan that Elrohir hopes his brother never reads.
VardaValar1: "Letter to Elladan; Lothlorien": Elrohir's impressions of Lothlorien. Elrohir and Elrond are in Lorien without Elladan.
VardaValar1: These are short pieces and sound like something we could too.
VardaValar1: Pick any character you find interesting and think of some letters he/she might write to other characters.
VardaValar1: Any further web news?

VardaValar1: Gaming news:
VardaValar1: Has anyone played anything besides WoW or LotRO this week?
AriehnV: I tried a bit starcraft
VardaValar1: Single player missions?
AriehnV: aye
AriehnV: the first escort in the expansion
VardaValar1: BroodWar then.
AriehnV: yup
AriehnV: /
AriehnV: just to get a first idea
AriehnV: feels pretty similar to warcraft and the gameplay is nearly the same
AriehnV: apart from the setting of course
AriehnV: is anyone here?
VardaValar1: You and me. ;-)
Eonwe Valar: I am, of course :}
VardaValar1: On to WoW
VardaValar1: Do we have an Argent Dawn report from someone?
AriehnV: aye
AriehnV: :-)
AriehnV: Calaron , that is Ar Pharazon and myself decided to keep the guild branch alive
AriehnV: it doesnt hurt and you dont know what will happen if future
AriehnV: maybe we will need it :-)
fladrifv: Im still in that guild :-)
AriehnV: and it stays a home for Valandils alt and mine which i play on and off
ArPharazonV: and we'll keep you in it, I'm sure :-)
AriehnV: On friday we did a Black Morass with some pugs
AriehnV: it was very smooth i have to say
AriehnV: hunter , lock , nother holadin , myself and Cala as tank
AriehnV: it was good fun .. we got all the riftlords down
AriehnV: the black portal opened
AriehnV: and i got to talk to Medivh
VardaValar1: eep
AriehnV: which completed my Kazarahn attunement
VardaValar1: yay
AriehnV: ;-)
AriehnV: got a nice healy ring as reward from the quest
AriehnV: and am nearly revered with keepers of time
AriehnV: so i am happy :-)
VardaValar1: Sounds good.
AriehnV: thus endeth my report
VardaValar1: Thank you, Arien
VardaValar1: Any further AD news?
fladrifv: Still waiting for the expansion
AriehnV: i hope it comes out soon :-)
AriehnV: *wants her ent back*
fladrifv: Patience my hasty one
VardaValar1: I would not hold my breath for Blizzard's speed, and rather they bring it out in better shape than BC was.
fladrifv: I liked bc
VardaValar1: I did too, but they had a lot of rough edges.
VardaValar1: Rushed it out.
VardaValar1: I still play it. : )
ArPharazonV: yeah, you'd think Blizzard never made a MMO expansion before! ;-)
VardaValar1: Lothar server report?
Eonwe Valar: Not much to tell this week. Elwing, Galdor, and I were on. Galdor was gaining rep in Zangarmarsh, Elwing was exploring Outland.
VardaValar1: Sauron's internet at U of Houston wasn't connected yet, but he might be available next week.
Eonwe Valar: I hung out in Blade's Edge for a while. I managed to get some more quests done for the Ogres.
ArPharazonV: dailies, or the prequests?
Eonwe Valar: Some dailies, but also killed the 4 dragons three times, managed to get a new cloak.
ArPharazonV: ah, nice
VardaValar1: Yay
Eonwe Valar: That's about it for me.
VardaValar1: Thanks, Eonwe
VardaValar1: My family was in Lothar off and on during the week, even me.
Eonwe Valar: Oh, some of us did go into Mana Tombs earlier in the week though.
Eonwe Valar: Bilbo, Sauron, Fangorn, Alyssandra (friend of Bilbo's), and myself.
Eonwe Valar: Sorry for the interuption. Now I'm really done.
VardaValar1: Not an interruption but a continuation, thank you, Eonwe. : )
VardaValar1: Uldaman server:
VardaValar1: no report, sadly.
VardaValar1: Elwing was not able to be on Wednesday and I was in a Rift raid.
VardaValar1: on LotRO, when we would normally go in.
VardaValar1: Any new info on the upcoming WoW expansion?
VardaValar1: LotRO:
ArPharazonV: well, not sure, but I advise you all to pay attention to the new Blizzcasts, a podcast by Blizzard
VardaValar1: pardon, go ahead.
ArPharazonV: with lots of information about upcoming patches and games etc
ArPharazonV: I'm sure they'll give information about the new expansion eventually, but the first one had info about Starcraft 2 and patch 2.4 in WoW
ArPharazonV: let me see if I can get a link
VardaValar1: Listening to people talk is so much slower than reading it.
ArPharazonV: true enough
ArPharazonV: it's like 20 minutes at least, this one
VardaValar1: Seems a popular thing though.
ArPharazonV: but still,people might be interestd
VardaValar1: Indeed. : )
ArPharazonV: seems to be the baselink
ArPharazonV: overview, current cast, and archives
ArPharazonV: just a little spoiler... apparently the new zerglings will have wings :-)
VardaValar1: Do they work? : )
ArPharazonV: not sure yet, but there was talk of them hopping on buildings and cliffs I think
ArPharazonV: so should be fun
VardaValar1: Definitely have to try that. Wonder how that affects the zergling rush? : )
Glorfindel VG has entered the room.
ArPharazonV: hehe
VardaValar1: Aiya Glorfindel
Glorfindel VG: Hoy
ArPharazonV: well, keep listening, perhaps you'll find out more :-)
VardaValar1: LotRO:
VardaValar1: We ran a 3-day Rift raid.
VardaValar1: Black Lions, Keepers of Ayrshire, and Valar were in it all three days.
VardaValar1: Monday we killed Barz, picked up a rift iron ore apiece (for barter) and mushrooms (tradable for 2 types of barter item), and cleared right up to Zurm who is our Tuesday target.
VardaValar1: Melkor helped port people to the location, but had to go.
VardaValar1: Varda, Ulmo, and Dis ran in the raid Monday.
VardaValar1: Tuesday we killed Zurm as planned. We also got the next boss down to a sliver.
VardaValar1: We had Varda, Ulmo, Morwe, and Dis.
VardaValar1: Wednesday we killed Fruz, figuring a work-around for the bugs. We got as far as Zogtark's area and fighting the Elder Fire-drakes before we had to stop.
VardaValar1: Not many groups seem to have passed Fruz.
VardaValar1: We had four tanks on Fruz, one dedicated hunter on Fruz in the far corner (taking stuns, me), and the rest working the fighters on the stairs.
AriehnV: *whispers sounds somehow familiar .... mumbles Curator ..*
VardaValar1: Varda, Ulmo, and Dis made it for that fight, but Morwe's isp was down for 14 hours. Not a happy Morwe. : )
AriehnV has left the room.
VardaValar1: We are now making back repair money, potions, scrolls and plan to run the Rift again not this coming week but the week after, with the same three kinships.
AriehnV has entered the room.
AriehnV: oops wrong button
AriehnV: back
VardaValar1: oops : )
VardaValar1: Welcome back
VardaValar1: Much crafting and other heavy questing is also going on.
VardaValar1: I saw some very high and very low level questing happening at the same time while I was on just before the meeting. Including Urugarth.
VardaValar1: End report.

VardaValar1: Tolkien
VardaValar1: Who is someone we normally hear very little about from Lord of the Rings?
ArPharazonV: Fredegar?
VardaValar1: Good one.
VardaValar1: Ghan-buri-ghan could be one, also.
ArPharazonV: the 7th dark rider *nod*
VardaValar1: hehe
VardaValar1: I'm sure we can all come up with someone.
AriehnV: seventh?
ArPharazonV: well, what do you know about the seventh?
AriehnV: why is he special?
VardaValar1: He's not. : )
ArPharazonV: he isn't, that's why people don't mention him a lot ;-)
Eonwe Valar: Daddy Twofoot, but that may be because he's mentioned once or twice at most.
VardaValar1: :-)
AriehnV: father sandiman
AriehnV: the miller
ArPharazonV: 99% of the Shire...
AriehnV: well the shire gets its extrabit at the end of the last book :-)
AriehnV: makes a bit up for it
VardaValar1: Phar: Fredegar and the 7th Black Rider
VardaValar1: Varda: Ghan-buri-ghan
VardaValar1: Eonwe: Daddy Twofoot
VardaValar1: Arien: Sandyman
ArPharazonV: mr. Sandyman.... give me a dream...
VardaValar1: hehe
VardaValar1: Now we ask Fladrif, Arwen, and Glorfindel for some suggestions. : )
VardaValar1: and Ancalagon. : )
VardaValar1: *crickets chirp*
AriehnV: Neekerbreekers ...!!
VardaValar1: Anyway, those are good possibilities for articles and stories.
VardaValar1: Not neekerbreekers! aughhh!
AriehnV: nats
AriehnV: nasty little bugs
VardaValar1: nasssty
ArPharazonV: what's a neekerbreeker?
VardaValar1: They are bugs in the mash areas that make a neek-breek noise constantly, driving hobbits nuts.
ArPharazonV: ahh
VardaValar1: *marsh
VardaValar1: Marsh: mashed soggy ground. : )

VardaValar1: Ok, I'm bugging out for supper.
VardaValar1: and possibly LotRO... ;-)
VardaValar1: Namarie
Eonwe Valar: Take care Varda.
VardaValar1 has left the room.
AriehnV: Namarei Varda :-)
AriehnV: oops Namarie and too late lol
Star of Phaet has entered the room.
Eonwe Valar: Heya Gilraen
Eonwe Valar: Just missed the meeting.
Star of Phaet: Typical!
Star of Phaet: Gwai and I were grocery shopping, which is why neither of us were here :-)
Eonwe Valar: :}
Sarujil has left the room.
Eonwe Valar: Well I suppose we can accept you putting food above coming to the meeting ;}
Eonwe Valar: How's it going for you two?
Star of Phaet: pretty good :-)
Eonwe Valar: Good to hear :}
ArPharazonV: well, hmm
ArPharazonV: guess I'd better save and send, then