Valar Guild

December 27, 2009 Sunday Meeting

5pm EST (GMT - 5)
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Ar-Pharazon and Varda

Attending: (8)
    AriehnV, ArPharazonV, arwenv1, Eomer-(V)/IWF519, Eonwe Valar, fladrifv, Indis-(V)/karakedi25, VardaValar1 (presiding)

Meeting begins
    Sweep of members no longer possible to contact or who no longer wish to be associated with the guild.
    Membership Page for 2010 in progress.
      Dragon Age: Origins
      Tales of Monkey Island: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal
    Forum RP
After-meeting: none

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VardaValar1 has entered the room.
VardaValar1: Aiya Phar :-)
ArPharazonV: Aiya!
ArPharazonV: Thank Illuvatar, I won't have to lead today *grin*
IWF519 has entered the room.
VardaValar1: You did well last time! : )
VardaValar1: Aiya :-)
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IWF519: Aiya!
arwenv1: =o sorry, a bit afk
ArPharazonV: Aiya all
VardaValar1: Quite alright
arwenv1: working on algalon atm :-)
AriehnV has entered the room.
ArPharazonV: Nice one.
VardaValar1: Go for it. : )
VardaValar1: Aiya : )
AriehnV: Aiya all :-)
VardaValar1: Merry Christmas Arien, Arwen, Phar, and Eomer : )
arwenv1: Merry Christmas :-)
VardaValar1: Arwen is trying to stay alive. Are the rest of you semi-free?
ArPharazonV: yep, pretty much
ArPharazonV: and Merry Christmas :-)
ArPharazonV: happy New Year too, since it'll be 2010 next meeting
VardaValar1: Happy New Year : )
VardaValar1: Eonwe is almost here : )
Eonwe Valar has entered the room.
VardaValar1: I assume Eomer is busy elsewhere, but he's very welcome to afk with us.
VardaValar1: Aiya Eonwe : )
Eonwe Valar: Heya.
AriehnV: heya
IWF519: merry christmas and a happy new year to all
VardaValar1: And to you, Eomer!
Eonwe Valar: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
IWF519: im on my way out the door actually

VardaValar1: Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo
VardaValar1: phone
VardaValar1: Merry says hi, just landed on the ground
VardaValar1: He says hi to all. :-)
VardaValar1: Namarie Eomer!
Eonwe Valar: Heya to Merry.
VardaValar1: We are already into Membership informally, so: Membership. :-)
IWF519: namarie all, just lettin you know im still around :P
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ArPharazonV: Pallando told me to say hi for him, doesn't think he'll make the meeting
VardaValar1: Some of us were more active online thanks to the Christmas holidays, some less for the same reason. : )
VardaValar1: Thanks Phar, and hi to him for whenever that was.
ArPharazonV: that was...exactly 4 hours ago it seems
VardaValar1: Eonwe will be having difficulty gaming for a while due to a mishap involving ice and his shoulder taking the fall. But he's still able to type a bit. I'll chair and spare him for today.
ArPharazonV: eek
VardaValar1: You get better, good buddy!
ArPharazonV: hope you'll get better soon!
Eonwe Valar: Thanks.
AriehnV: aye get well soon , eonwe
VardaValar1: Would anyone like to add more to Membership?
AriehnV: had a bit of a mishap with locking the bathroom door from the outside today .. was not a nice start to the day
VardaValar1: Merry was visiting our house, just left a bit ago and arrived at the airport as the meeting opened. He said the weather was beautiful all the way. : )
AriehnV: at noon lol
VardaValar1: Yikes, Arien. lol
VardaValar1: Get it open?
AriehnV: thankfully Bruce did , he is really resourceful and skilful in such things#
VardaValar1: Handy guy. : )
AriehnV: :-)
VardaValar1: I have been slowly working on the membership list for 2010. Anyone here at this meeting is considered active, no worries. : )

VardaValar1: Web:
VardaValar1: I have been doing family stuff during this Christmas week and goofed off on the website. Nothing new sent to me this past week, however.

VardaValar1: Gaming:
VardaValar1: Would anyone like to mention a non-WoW, non-LotRO game they played this past week?
AriehnV: yes i would :-)
AriehnV: would like to even
ArPharazonV: same, but I'll wait until Arien's done
AriehnV: i got "Dragon Age: Origins" for chrismas .. EA games are the makers btw
AriehnV: same guys as BoME
AriehnV: and it shows a bit L:-)
VardaValar1: L?
AriehnV: there are three classes and races with a complex background story
AriehnV: oh thats a mistype Varda
AriehnV: minus L
AriehnV: the class and race decides over the background i. e starter quest which takes the characters all to join the Grey Wardens
AriehnV: A legendary warrior band that fights Darkspawn .. ancient mages gone evil basically who want to destroy everything
AriehnV: the building of character is quest based and xp as we know it from wow
AriehnV: in a background plot
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karakedi25: Aiya
AriehnV: game play is quite similar to what we know , nice graphics but unfortunately the camera doesnt follow the character moving on the terrain
AriehnV: which takes a bit getting used to
AriehnV: aiya Indis :-)
AriehnV: Else quite gripping story , very gory at times but good for a change in online gaming ;-)
AriehnV: thats ift from me
VardaValar1: Thanks Arien : )
AriehnV: There is also downloadble contant which you can redeem for points Bioware points but you need to buy those
AriehnV: ok go on :-)
VardaValar1: Phar, your turn.
ArPharazonV: I've been playing some Tales of Monkey Island: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal this week, though I didn't get much further with all the Christmas festivities going on outside the computer :-)
ArPharazonV: ...I think that's all, actually...
VardaValar1: Thanks Arien and Phar : )
VardaValar1: On to WoW:
VardaValar1: WoW Lothar was very busy. : )
VardaValar1: Much leveling and running of instances, questing, making presents (some very nice gear), and hilarity.
VardaValar1: Uldaman was neglected as we concentrated on Lothar server.
VardaValar1: Does Argent Dawn have a comment?
ArPharazonV: personally I cleared the first 4 bosses in Icecrown Citadel 10-man this week, more bosses have yet to be implemented *grin*
ArPharazonV: not sure if Arien has anything to say, I don't think we grouped up this week
AriehnV: done some heroics and random dungeons with both characters and been through all three normal new dungeons , managed to gear up a bit but still a lot to do
AriehnV: Findus dps is coming along nicely :-) despite all
AriehnV: thats it from me L:-)
karakedi25: Now I know why we scarcely saw Varda on LotRO
karakedi25: busy playing the Other Game :-)
VardaValar1: Family was here and some of the comps cannot play LotRO.
VardaValar1: We were stuck with WoW to hang out together.
VardaValar1: Indis, could you tell what happened in LotRO this past week?
karakedi25: I figured as much, actually,
karakedi25: Well, a few more people reached level cap...
VardaValar1: Yay! Remember who?
karakedi25: a growing number ready to do the instance that provides the tokens needed to get the gear needed for Barad Guldur...
VardaValar1: (New level cap is 65)
karakedi25: hmmmm...can't remember for sure, but several of the regulars
VardaValar1: I'll find out next chance I have to sneak in there. Hoping this evening.
karakedi25: I suppose I could check on the kinship panel (I'm in lotro now)
AriehnV: Menelmacare, ak Menelvagor was very active in LotrO this week
VardaValar1: The Melkorrim may be ramping up to bring in their group with all high levels. We were discussing it the little time I was on LotRO this week.
karakedi25: I see that Menelvagor isn't here. He's been hanging out in LotRO a lot, and now has a level 32 hunter. He and my captain 32 have been hunting together.
karakedi25: Been fun fellowing with him.
VardaValar1: Nice : )
karakedi25: Aeronwy (Gorlim), Erkenden (Eomer)...
AriehnV: i ve been on on Wednesday as well and am happy the bugger didnt overtake me yet :-P
AriehnV: skirmishing a bit
karakedi25: Maedhroc (Maedhros), Passim (Melkor), Avengelina (Pippin)...
AriehnV: but Indis go on :-)
VardaValar1: (Don't leave out yourself in the capped ones!)
karakedi25: Rana (Landroval), Fainan (Varda), and of course my own Alasse.
VardaValar1: That's enough for a full Fellowship! Yes!
karakedi25: Perianorom (Orome) and Isaniel (Indis) are at 64, and several at 63.
VardaValar1: Soon then.
karakedi25: Pippin and Lindir have alts at 63.
karakedi25: So we're very close
VardaValar1: Excellent. Thank you, Indis.
karakedi25: Nothing new in terms of gameplay, but I will say that Mirkwood is really well done and fun. Good story lines.
AriehnV: i just need four gold and few more levels to be anywhere closer to that .. darn it wont happen
AriehnV: but i wish you all the luck :-)#
karakedi25: we'll look forward to your getting there in due course
VardaValar1: You'll get there. Leveling is faster now.
VardaValar1: And the game up to it is well worth doing. Don't rush to the cap too fast and miss the good stuff.
AriehnV: hehe i ll be lucky i manage it before they stop the game in 2014 :-)
karakedi25: how do you know they'll stop the game in 2014?
VardaValar1: (Please whisper me Tolkien topics if you have one while they are talking about gaming.) : )
AriehnV: i think it was said once in here that the contracts are confirmed to use the material until then
karakedi25: if the game is making money, it will probably be renewed
AriehnV: with Tolkiens editors but of course thats just whats been achieved already , but still can be longer of course
AriehnV: aye
VardaValar1: It's one of the two most popular games, making money, so it has a very good chance of continuing.
AriehnV: :-)

VardaValar1: Tolkien:
VardaValar1: Indis is right. We need to look into our Role-play game in the Forum, even if not all of us are present today.
VardaValar1: Let's pull it up and take a look at where we are now.
karakedi25: I believe mine was the last post, taking care of the Avar
AriehnV: Oh i forgot to mention but it fits into here as well as the item i receeived for chrismas is very useful for the rp game :-) (and meetings i think)
AriehnV: Karen Lynn Fonstad "The Atlas of Tolkien's Middle Earth"
AriehnV: might come in handy :-)
Eonwe Valar: I use that :}
ArPharazonV: oh, tangenting slightly from Arien's comment, I got a WoW daily calendar for 2010 this Christmas, with artwork and screenshots from all over the game every day *grin* but back to Arien
ArPharazonV: I use the atlas too, but not for the rp much, as I keep it upstairs
VardaValar1: Grats. That is a good book. A few off spots in it, inevitable of course, but an excellent reference we like to use.
ArPharazonV: but I can always fetch it or look into it if I'm doubting something
VardaValar1: Move it, Phar, when needed. : )
AriehnV: hehe i got most books here on the shelf in the cupboard beside me
VardaValar1: Same. A shelf just for them.
AriehnV: apart from LotrO which is on my bedside table atm
AriehnV: err LotR of course :-D
ArPharazonV: I read upstairs in my bedroom, so it's hard to keep them down here next to the pc without having to bring them up every time I try to find a reference to something
VardaValar1: Last post was made by Indis, for the RP.
ArPharazonV: correct
ArPharazonV: we can just wing it and see where we go but it would be nice to lay down some groundwork for the next few posts
VardaValar1: What groundwork do you want, Phar? We can do that now.
ArPharazonV: the sleepers are awakened, so time for a new plan... do we flee, do we fight, do we get orcs on us?
AriehnV: correct it was after Auros had brought Estarion to her and dosed him with a slightly smaller amount of her medicine than Frali
ArPharazonV: well, rescued, anyway, even if they're still asleep
AriehnV: the next post of Frali would involve his wakening up but will he plunge into a fight straight a way?
AriehnV: he d be quick enough to handle it of course but i should know if i post for the orc actually stumbling over him as well or whether indis would do that
AriehnV: she could for example discover the orc or her horse and see him stumble over Frali
AriehnV: then he could wake up
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AriehnV: or i post an inbetween with the fact that he is awake already
AriehnV: or coming to senses when the orc stumbles over him
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AriehnV: but i need to know how and what ?
VardaValar1: I can't see us letting the orc stumble over Frali.
karakedi25: how would you like to play it?
VardaValar1: The orc could get kicked by a horse into Frali's reach though.
ArPharazonV: kicked by a horse before stumbling over Frali? :-)
VardaValar1: That would make him easier meat for an awakening Frali's axe.
VardaValar1: The Mirkwood horses would be used to fighting situations, not simple riding horses for parades. : )
AriehnV: one of you should write for the horse then i think
AriehnV: i ll respond to that
AriehnV: or Frali watches the horse kick the orc over to him .. you decide
VardaValar1: Indis just posted, so I could post next.
VardaValar1: Unless one of you would like to?
karakedi25: yes, I don't want to overrun the RP with my posts
ArPharazonV: I'd say, whoever's horse it is, should write the post :-)
fladrifv has entered the room.
ArPharazonV: Aiyata Flad
fladrifv: Aiya
VardaValar1: Aiya Flad : )
AriehnV: Aiya Ent :-)
VardaValar1: Hithceleb would be delighted to kick, used to such things.
karakedi25: sounds good
VardaValar1: Reply up.
VardaValar1: That should give us some fun to work with. : )
arwenv1: I'm back, btw :-)
arwenv1: we had our hour on algalon, what a fun/complex fight :-)
VardaValar1: Sounds great! Get a handle on it? Win?
arwenv1: we didnt win, but after an hour he goes away
arwenv1: only 1 hour to fight him a week :-)
VardaValar1: Sounds like you had a blast though.
arwenv1: I did :-)
arwenv1: Blizzard put a lot of thought and art time into that fight
VardaValar1: Arwen here is a fabulous healer on WoW Lothar server. : )
VardaValar1: She is even two of them. : )
arwenv1: just one :-)
VardaValar1: Used to be two of them. : )
AriehnV: hmm i guess me next then :-) ..
arwenv1: well I healed on my paladin for awhile, and I have two priests, but one of them is just a bank now
VardaValar1: Everyone will be reacting to that rp situation. Frali has the biggest chance to do something, aye.
karakedi25: Yes, I'd think so, Arien. And I'll play it based on what you write.
AriehnV: hmm do you want a stramash . a fight with the orc parrying and an exchange of blows or rather one quick kill that Frali lands actually before the orc hits ground?
VardaValar1: Won't be much time for a skirmish. We have too many warriors near Frali who would jump in and help dispatch a lone orc scout.
AriehnV: oki do one fateal mighty blow it is
VardaValar1: Fainan will have him perforated shortly, for one. ;-)
ArPharazonV: I bet Calion's getting out a throwing dagger as we speak!
ArPharazonV: not that I'm posting right now, but you get the point
VardaValar1: We should all at least have a reaction post.
VardaValar1: You don't have to say if the mighty blow actually killed him. It can be aimed and going, leave some suspense. Or not. Your choice.
AriehnV: Post
ArPharazonV: hehe, everyone writing a post about aiming an attack at him, and in the end he gets stabbed and slashed and peppered with arrows from all sides
VardaValar1: That's a cute post, Arien. : )
VardaValar1: I agree with Phar. Let's start doing the overkill!
VardaValar1: Frali does the actual kill, but the body will have a few extra hits. hehe
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AriehnV: woops sorry closed the window by accident
AriehnV: but i saw you had typed something what was that?
ArPharazonV: last sentence was "VardaValar1: Frali does the actual kill, but the body will have a few extra hits. hehe"
AriehnV: hehe :-)
VardaValar1: : )
VardaValar1: Phar, like to throw a dagger?
ArPharazonV: sure, I'll do that
ArPharazonV: posted
VardaValar1: Yay!
VardaValar1: Browser misbehaving.
VardaValar1: Restarting.
karakedi25: short additional post
VardaValar1: posted
AriehnV: just thinking this body must be a right mess alas
AriehnV: but so it goes
ArPharazonV: it's allright so far, my dagger hasn't even hit him (though it would have if his head was still in place)
AriehnV: hehe aye true
ArPharazonV: so it's just a decapitation and wherever Fainan's arrow landed so far
VardaValar1: More than one arrow.
AriehnV: but the story can go on now
VardaValar1: Eonwe is also posting
ArPharazonV: hmm :-)
karakedi25: have to leave now, but will check to see if there are more posts when I get back :-)
Eonwe Valar: Posted.
VardaValar1: Nice : )
VardaValar1: Estarion's not awake?
ArPharazonV: was there elanor in Rivendell? I remember its first mention in Lorien...
VardaValar1: He should wake soon.
Eonwe Valar: Didn't seem so to me.
VardaValar1: Aye, doesn't seem so.
VardaValar1: Partly because the rascal hasn't posted that he's waking up. : )
Eonwe Valar: Think of it used like perfume.
ArPharazonV: heh... perfume, right
Eonwe Valar: I.e, a hint of an elf-maiden.
VardaValar1: It could have been imported just for the Rivendell area.
VardaValar1: In-teresting.
Eonwe Valar: :}
VardaValar1: The music may have been affecting more than one person.
Eonwe Valar: Auros is 3kish years old, after all :} Had to have come across one at some point :}
VardaValar1: One hopes!!
VardaValar1: Estarion's being asleep helps handle the problem of Menelvagor's not being here.
VardaValar1: There's a hint of a scout who might be escaping.
VardaValar1: Should we allow this for story purposes or kill it?
ArPharazonV: let's hope he posts at some point though, or we might be carrying a sleeping elf to Rivendell
VardaValar1: Drop him off if necessary. : ) Some patrol can take him home.
ArPharazonV: I could turn it into a message for Calaron but I doubt he'd be travelling any faster than us on our horses
ArPharazonV: so it'd be a bit pointless
ArPharazonV: we could let him gather up some more Orcs and then we ride while they fire arrows at us ;-)
VardaValar1: Fainan needs to return the ferry to the other side and return by a rope.
VardaValar1: The noise may have disturbed spiders, and they don't have to be part of the party waiting on the orcs.
VardaValar1: But they could be...
VardaValar1: Or could send them a message.
AriehnV: I can poke Menel if you like
AriehnV: i should meet him at some point .. he s too late for the fun anyway but he still can wake up and be able to ride
VardaValar1: Posted.
VardaValar1: You guys can find another scout if you like, and get Estarion dumped over a horse if necessary, and keep a sharp lookout while getting ready to move out.
VardaValar1: Do we just leave the body? Bury it? Pull it back away from the water that it might contaminate?
VardaValar1: Your problem, not mine. ;-)
ArPharazonV: hang him from a tree so the incoming Orcs know what they're dealing with ;-)
VardaValar1: Not bad!
VardaValar1: Any of us have that mind-set?
ArPharazonV: I'm not sure. I might. They're invading my home, after all.
ArPharazonV: but it doesn't sound like me, anyway...
ArPharazonV: could be a chance for Meren to show a dark side *grin*
VardaValar1: She just left for a family event.
ArPharazonV: well she'll be reading this! We don't have to continue writing that much tonight.
VardaValar1: Aye
VardaValar1: I could write more, but don't like to post after myself. : )
VardaValar1: Leaving breaks for others to jump into.
AriehnV: but sounds a good idea to me
VardaValar1: So, Frali might consider that, or the head on a pike bit.
VardaValar1: pike could be a quickly sharpened dead stick lying about.
AriehnV: true enough , will post it
VardaValar1: lol
AriehnV: done phluck :-P anyways i think its time to head towards bed slowly but surely
AriehnV: i think you guys can work from there without me a bit and i ll find out when my turn is again :-)
AriehnV: Namarie for now :-)
VardaValar1: Namarie!
ArPharazonV: namarie
VardaValar1: I hear the call of the wild supper. *stalk*
ArPharazonV: I won't be staying long either
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VardaValar1: reading the post
VardaValar1: Actually expected Frali to find a stick and give one end a quick sharpen with the axe, but that works.
VardaValar1: The party will not be thinking of Frali as a kid after that one.
VardaValar1: He's a little scary.
VardaValar1: I'll check later to see if anyone else posted. :-)
VardaValar1: Namarie for now!
ArPharazonV: Namarie!
Eonwe Valar: Take care.
ArPharazonV: I'll not be posting tonight.
ArPharazonV: Going to bed soonish.
VardaValar1: Could be some good reaction posts. :-)
VardaValar1: During the week, we may post more.
VardaValar1: Rest well!
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ArPharazonV: saving and sending