Valar Guild

May 11, 2008 Meeting

5pm EST (GMT - 5); (GMT = 22:00)
AIM: Valar Guild Meetingplace
Happy Mother's Day!

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Ar-Pharazon and Varda

Attending: (4)
    Ar-PharazonV, arwenv1 (after the meeting), Menelvagor Valar, VardaValar1 (presiding)

    Alatar mentioned he still plans to give a new, larger server.
    "Other": StarCraft, Guild Wars, D&D tabletop, UFO: Trilogy, UFO: Aftershock, Lost Odyssey
    WoW: Argent Dawn, Lothar, Uldaman
    Trivia questions sparking discussion.

You have just entered room "valarguildmeetingplace."
Menelvagor Valar has entered the room.
VardaValar1 has entered the room.
VardaValar1: Aiya
VardaValar1: Pardon, missed the time
ArPharazonV: Aiya
Menelvagor Valar: Aiya
Menelvagor Valar: No worries.
ArPharazonV: don't worry, just got in 4 minutes ago and I was first... figured I'd get an invite, and was playing Starcraft :-)
Menelvagor Valar: I forgot the time myself.
ArPharazonV: I think I'm getting the hang of it, I used to wait until I had big armies before I attacked and now I strike a bit sooner, I think it's an improvement
ArPharazonV: busy with last Protoss mission
Menelvagor Valar: And I figure just about everyone else is busy with mother's day, school, work, sleep, and don't know what else.
ArPharazonV: hmm, yes, mother's day
ArPharazonV: could be the reason it's so quiet
VardaValar1: That's what I was busy with, getting spoiled. :-)
Menelvagor Valar: You deserve it :-)
VardaValar1: Sweet, thanks. :-)
VardaValar1: I was tickled to see Alatar, Bilbo, and Fangorn in LotRO. Usually only found in WoW.

VardaValar1: Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo!
VardaValar1: Membership:
VardaValar1: We have a lot of people showing up in LotRO these days, very nice.
VardaValar1: New folk are coming into our friend channel.
VardaValar1: Menelvagor, are you present?
Menelvagor Valar: I am :-)
VardaValar1: You invited 6 more people to our friend channel, did they all make it ok?
VardaValar1: Lot of people are unfamiliar with it.
VardaValar1: That is, how to enter and use a private channel.
VardaValar1: As I understand, 5 had read LotR?
Menelvagor Valar: I have invited 2 of the 6 personally, and they made it in ok. I have also extended the invitation to the others, but I am afraid to say I haven't played LotRO since.
VardaValar1: Ok
Menelvagor Valar: Yes, that is my understanding as well.
VardaValar1: One of them had not read LotR, but was the person intending to?
VardaValar1: You might want to drop in today. Loaded with people. :-)
ArPharazonV: hmm, guess I should close down Starcraft then....
Menelvagor Valar: I am unsure, but with my instincts tell me no.
ArPharazonV: will continue bashing zerg at some later point
VardaValar1: ouch, ok.
VardaValar1: I invited one into our channel who is in the process of reading the books.
Menelvagor Valar: And afraid I have to keep this as short as possible, as I will have to wake up in 6.5 hours. I have a long day ahead of me with a girl I've been trying to court for the past 18 months *grin*
VardaValar1: Wonderful. :-)

VardaValar1: Web:
VardaValar1: Alatar says he plans to move our site onto a larger server next week.
VardaValar1: This means we will be given new ways to log in, should come by email.
VardaValar1: Menelvagor, that affects you too.
Menelvagor Valar: great!
VardaValar1: So it would be a good idea to back up everything you can, yours or anything else. :-)
ArPharazonV: 18 months, eh
ArPharazonV: good luck with that
VardaValar1: 18 months?
Menelvagor Valar: Yes.
VardaValar1: O pardon, had to scroll back. :-)
ArPharazonV: your chatwindow that small?
Menelvagor Valar: I met her 2 years ago, give or take a week, and pretty much fell in love with her instantly back.
VardaValar1: I'm trying to speed up, not wanting to impede a relationship. : )
VardaValar1: I'm still working on stuff for the website, but didn't make it online yet.

VardaValar1: Gaming:
VardaValar1: What non-WoW/LotRO games did you play this past week?
ArPharazonV: Starcraft, Guild Wars
VardaValar1: D&D tabletop here.
ArPharazonV: a bit less of the other 2 in teh rotation
Menelvagor Valar: Nothing I'd care to talk about extensively *grin*
VardaValar1: ok, just want mentions, thanks.
ArPharazonV: almost done with Protoss campaign, just have to fight my way to and protect the temple
VardaValar1: Did either of you play WoW this week, especially with other Valarites?
VardaValar1: That would be Argent Dawn.
ArPharazonV: nope, don't think so... I saw Valandil online but he logged before I could talk to him :-)
VardaValar1: ah well
Menelvagor Valar: I've been playing UFO: Trilogy, UFO: Aftershock most precisely. Also played a bit of Lost Odyssey, from the makers of Final Fantasy, courtesy of Microsoft Game Studios.
VardaValar1: Lothar had team ups including various groupings with Varda, Fangorn, Bilbo, Eowyn, Sauron, Arwen, and Auros.
VardaValar1: and Elwing.
VardaValar1: Uldaman has been seeing less of Elwing and Varda as we have both been writing for the Stories section.
VardaValar1: and articles.
VardaValar1: Nothing up yet.
VardaValar1: LotRO:
VardaValar1: Tons of people enjoying the new fishing, Forochel area, Book 13, new area in the Trollshaws, and just playing. : )
VardaValar1: Menel, did you get to play LotRO during the week?
VardaValar1: Yes, you did, I remember.

Menelvagor Valar: Just a bit. finished the Shire and Ered Luin (all deeds) with my hunter, and had an outing to the Great Barrow, where I met those lovely people.
Menelvagor Valar: (with my Captain that is)

VardaValar1: Tolkien:
VardaValar1: We each get to ask one trivia question, then close down. Ar-Pharazon goes first. :-)
VardaValar1: Nice, Menel!
ArPharazonV: I do?
VardaValar1: You do. : )
ArPharazonV: ehrm... let me think
VardaValar1: Alphabetical order. Not required to be hard. Any book.
ArPharazonV: took me several minutes just to come up with the forum question this week...
VardaValar1: I'll give mine out of order then.
VardaValar1: Where was Arvedui shipwrecked. : )
Menelvagor Valar: I have no clue :-(
ArPharazonV: that bay up in the north... Forochel or something
VardaValar1: Phar got it. : )
VardaValar1: Last-king Arvedui.
VardaValar1: Phar, ready? : )
VardaValar1: If not, you can push Menel in front of you.
ArPharazonV: how many Palantiri were there that we know of?
VardaValar1: 7
ArPharazonV: no!
Menelvagor Valar: How did Ecthelion of Gondolin die?
Menelvagor Valar: 8.
ArPharazonV: yes
Menelvagor Valar: the master stone in Eressea.
VardaValar1: heh, Master Stone too
ArPharazonV: correct :-)
VardaValar1: Attacking a balrog to save his friend.
ArPharazonV: Ecthelion died in the fountain in Gondolin, taking Gothmog with him?
Menelvagor Valar: Both correct. :-)
VardaValar1: Phar gave more detail. I cede to him. : )
Menelvagor Valar: Oh, and which friend do you mean Varda? :-)
VardaValar1: ok, everyone gave a question! We're done officially. : )
ArPharazonV: followup question, what are the individual fates of the 4 palantiri of the south? :-)
VardaValar1: The one who tried to save him, brought him all the way back there, whose name escaped me.
Menelvagor Valar: Tuor :-)
VardaValar1: Palantir of Gondor, stayed in Gondor, but to use it one had to wrest the vision from the burning hands of Denethor.
Menelvagor Valar: Minas Ithil -> Barad-Dûr, Minas Anor -> remains, dunno which -> Orthanc -> Gandalf -> Aragorn, Osgiliath -> fell into the River.
ArPharazonV: the Palantir Varda mentioned was the one from Minas Anor, so in total you are quite correct :-)
VardaValar1: Gandalf gave the Orthanc stone to Aragorn.
VardaValar1: Yay team!
ArPharazonV: and what happened to the Orthanc stone after it went to Aragorn?
Menelvagor Valar: I dunno actually. presumably it went and stayed in Minas Tirith, or perhaps to a rebuilt Osgiliath.
VardaValar1: Aragorn used it to show the Heir of Isildur to Sauron, making him think he might have the Ring, and distracting him from Frodo.
VardaValar1: Osgiliath was not rebuilt.
Menelvagor Valar: been too long since I read LotR, let alone the appendices ;-)
VardaValar1: Is that what you were looking for, Phar?
ArPharazonV: yep, it did stay with Aragorn, and he continued to use it during his rule
VardaValar1: We need a good Palantir article.
ArPharazonV: and presumably, so did his descendants
ArPharazonV: I have an online source here that says he reinstated it in Orthanc, and the article gives several books as sources, but in what book it stood I can't say
VardaValar1: It doesn't mention which book was the source?
VardaValar1: I mean, Tolkien book.
Menelvagor Valar: Ok, bedtime for me. I've looked up everything I need for tomorrow :-). Most specifically what time the sun sets on the beach and what time I will have to leave to get there in time :-)
ArPharazonV: nope, it's a major palantir article, and just a list of books/sources at the bottom
VardaValar1: Sounds great, Menel!
ArPharazonV: no information what info came from what book
VardaValar1: Sleep well, if you can. : )
ArPharazonV: Namarie Menelvagor!
ArPharazonV: Good luck :-)
VardaValar1: Namarie folks. :-)
ArPharazonV: you going too?
Menelvagor Valar: Namarie!
Menelvagor Valar has left the room.
VardaValar1: aye, family is not done spoiling me. : )
VardaValar1: I only said one question each. And it's late for you as well.
VardaValar1: Enjoy SC : )
ArPharazonV: late? for me? nah
VardaValar1: heeh
ArPharazonV: not even midnight, and tomorrow's a free day
ArPharazonV: I have hours
VardaValar1: *pushes Phar at LotRO*
ArPharazonV: hehe
ArPharazonV: I still play WoW, and I just got back to Guild Wars..
VardaValar1: I still play WoW too. : )
ArPharazonV: it's... just too many mmos
VardaValar1: Grab the $199 lifetime special while you can. It's for the LotRO annivesary.
VardaValar1: heh, ok
VardaValar1: Namarie for now!
ArPharazonV: I don't even seem to have sufficient time to play the games I have
ArPharazonV: Namarie :-)
VardaValar1: That's the joy of a lifetime membership, no pressure.
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