May 11, 2008 Meeting
5pm EST (GMT - 5);
(GMT = 22:00)
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AIM: Valar Guild Meetingplace
Happy Mother's Day!
Transcript work by: Ar-Pharazon and Varda
Ar-PharazonV, arwenv1 (after the meeting), Menelvagor Valar, VardaValar1
Alatar mentioned he still plans to give valarguild.org 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
Menelvagor Valar has entered the room.
VardaValar1 has entered the room.
VardaValar1: Pardon, missed the time
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
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
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: We have a lot of people
showing up in LotRO these days, very nice.
VardaValar1: New folk are coming into our
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
VardaValar1: That is, how to enter and use a
VardaValar1: As I understand, 5 had read
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.
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
VardaValar1: Wonderful. :-)
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
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: 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
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
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: 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
Menelvagor Valar: (with my Captain that
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?
Menelvagor Valar: How did Ecthelion of
Menelvagor Valar: 8.
Menelvagor Valar: the master stone in
VardaValar1: heh, Master Stone too
ArPharazonV: correct :-)
VardaValar1: Attacking a balrog to save his
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
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
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
VardaValar1: Aragorn used it to show the
Heir of Isildur to Sauron, making him think
he might have the Ring, and distracting him
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
ArPharazonV: yep, it did stay with Aragorn,
and he continued to use it during his rule
VardaValar1: We need a good Palantir
ArPharazonV: and presumably, so did his
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
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
ArPharazonV: not even midnight, and
tomorrow's a free day
ArPharazonV: I have hours
VardaValar1: *pushes Phar at LotRO*
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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