Valar Guild

July 5, 2009 Meeting

5pm EST (GMT - 5); (GMT = 22:00?)
AIM: Valar Guild Meetingplace

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Ar-Pharazon and Varda

Attending: (6)
    AriehnV, ArPharazonV, Eonwe Valar, FladrifV, Farmer Maggot-(V)/thesirg3, VardaValar1 (presiding)

Meeting begins
Membership happenings:
    Farmer Maggot-(V)
    Stories: "Shelter from the Storm" by Jay of Lasgalen
    WarCraft 3
    Bubble Tanks 2
    StarCraft together planned for tomorrow before the new StarCraft2 comes out. Contact via AIM.
    Adventure Quest
    WoW: servers: Argent Dawn (Alliance), Lothar (Alliance), Uldaman (Horde)
    LotRO: server: Landroval
    Forum role-play
    Gollum's knowledge of the Shire.

You have just entered room "valarguildmeetingplace."
VardaValar1 has entered the room.
VardaValar1: Aiya Phar :-)
FladrifV has entered the room.
VardaValar1: Aiya Fladrif :-)
FladrifV: Aiya!
ArPharazonV: Aiya both
VardaValar1: Not many showing up in AIM to invite.
ArPharazonV: one more bossfight and I'm out of wow
VardaValar1: No worries
VardaValar1: If it's just us three, this could go rather quickly and you can go back to gaming.
ArPharazonV: if we'r edone early I'm gonna watch a few shows or see the downloads crawl forth
VardaValar1: Cool
VardaValar1: How about you, Flad?
ArPharazonV: found an old Dutch cartoon with all episodes on youtube, brings back so many memories
VardaValar1: Neat : )
ArPharazonV: well it's the Dutch dub of a Japanese cartoon, but still fun
AriehnV has entered the room.
VardaValar1: Aiya Arien
VardaValar1: Could drop an url here for it when you have time, Phar?
AriehnV: aiya there Varda and Fladrif and Phara afk lol
VardaValar1: hehe
AriehnV: he is still naxx , 3 or four bosses left
VardaValar1: You with him?
AriehnV: but he might leave early i think
VardaValar1: I'm thinking we could try to have a quick business meeting.
AriehnV: bah i wish .. but i havent got high enough allies yet
FladrifV: about me , im trying to get my graphics card fixed.. it died :-(
FladrifV has left the room.
VardaValar1: yikes!
AriehnV: :-(
FladrifV has entered the room.
VardaValar1: Welcome back
FladrifV: back
VardaValar1: Let's try to get through our business before Fladrif's screen goes black!

VardaValar1: Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo!
ArPharazonV: we're quitting early, just one more bossfight
VardaValar1: Happy July 4th yesterday to the USA
ArPharazonV: so staying for the last one
ArPharazonV: happy july 4
FladrifV: my internet is very unstable after the thunder strike yesterday
VardaValar1: Flad is having problems with his graphics card
VardaValar1: No battery backup?
AriehnV: aye happy boss
AriehnV: err national holiday
FladrifV: (11:11:33 PM) FladrifV: my internet is very unstable after the thunder strike yesterday
VardaValar1: Without that battery, my computer would have trashed out a long time ago from lightning and other fun spikes.
Eonwe Valar has entered the room.
VardaValar1: Aiya Eonwe
FladrifV: no the card wont even run anymore I use now the one that will be soon arpharas
thesirg3 has entered the room.
Eonwe Valar: Heya.
ArPharazonV: that's right, use it, burn it out ;-)
FladrifV: my router gave a nice light and then died :-)
VardaValar1: Aiya! Good to see you again sirg3 :-)
thesirg3: Ahoy
Eonwe Valar: Heya Farmer Maggot :}
AriehnV: yikes we were spared that fate on thursday .. we had a power cut of 20 secs
VardaValar1: We're in Membership news, if you'd like to say a few words too, Farmer?
thesirg3: Uh, no news here, just lots of work
VardaValar1: Or suggestions for these folk who are having internet problems?
VardaValar1: Hope they're paying you. : )
AriehnV: i ve got some tho for once
VardaValar1: Fire away, Sunshine.
AriehnV: sunshine got a bit covered up last night .. my father called from Germany to tell my mother fell and broke her leg
AriehnV: she tried to save a foot mat from in front of our house door , a rubber one , from getting too wet
AriehnV: .. aquaplaning , need i say more?
VardaValar1: Our total sympathy.
AriehnV: thanks i called her earlier on in hospital
VardaValar1: Could have happened to any of us.
AriehnV: she seems to be well enough apart from being a bit handicapped and in pain
AriehnV: but she s well looked after so not too bad
AriehnV: but its one of those things she could have done without
VardaValar1: For sure. Glad to hear she's being looked after.
AriehnV: and it could have been a lot worse i think
AriehnV: so she was lucky
VardaValar1: One could wish she had been even luckier, but we are glad it wasn't worse.
VardaValar1: In other membership news, Fangorn's parents have been moved into one of the other brother's houses for an unknown length of time. So we're home for now.
VardaValar1: Any other membership news, and I hope some of it's good. :-)
VardaValar1: Good to hear Farmer's working. : )
VardaValar1: If not, on to

VardaValar1: Web:
VardaValar1: Tolkien Site / Stories:
VardaValar1: "Shelter from the Storm" by Jay of Lasgalen is online now, still linking it in when the meeting started.
VardaValar1: It's a story with a touch of strange, interesting.
VardaValar1: Any further web news?
VardaValar1: Eonwe tends to do a lot of background work that we can't see, but we thank him for it. Games Site.

ArPharazonV: ok, I'm here, reading up
VardaValar1: Elwing is visiting our house for July 4th, pardon for not mentioning under Membership.
VardaValar1: Meriadoc is hoping to drop by later this week, flying schedule allowing.

VardaValar1: Gaming:
VardaValar1: Any non-WoW, non-LotRO gaming?
FladrifV: did someone call me ? :-)
VardaValar1: Yes. : )
FladrifV: I actually played starcraft and warcraft3
FladrifV: activated my battlenet account for the beta of starcraft2
VardaValar1: Branching out?
FladrifV: aye
FladrifV: single branche trees are out of fassion
FladrifV: and ofcourse some chess
VardaValar1: Candelbra style today then.
VardaValar1: *Candelabra
thesirg3 has left the room.
ArPharazonV: I've done some more Bubble Tanks 2, unlocked all the different tanks now ;-)
thesirg3 has entered the room.
FladrifV: hopefully we can organise a starcraft1 retro match before the launch os sc2
FladrifV: *of
VardaValar1: Sounds fun. : )
VardaValar1: Anyone else like to give that a shot?
ArPharazonV: hmm, sure, but I'd have to plan it around my WoW raiding
VardaValar1: I suspect you guys will want to do that in the European channel.
FladrifV: we are flexible :-)
VardaValar1: You surely have an hour or two somewhere in your busy schedule.
FladrifV: atleast I am
ArPharazonV: flexible tree? moving with the wind?
AriehnV: played abit good old adventure quest during maintenance on wednesday
VardaValar1: Maybe some can get together via AIM and say, ok, let's have at that SC!
ArPharazonV: and yeah, I should have an hour or 2 free, but I tend to raid some 6 nights a week from 19:00 to 23:00 *smile*
AriehnV: lol
ArPharazonV: though if planned like a week in advance I can skip a few 10-mans
VardaValar1: How about earlier in the day?
ArPharazonV: freeing up 3 nights
ArPharazonV: earlier in the day sounds good, school's done anyway
AriehnV: i ve got starcraft as well
AriehnV: so .. :-)
FladrifV: lets do it after the meeting then? :-)
AriehnV: bleh im on earlies :-(
ArPharazonV: hmm, could be tricky, I'm supposed to go to bed by 1:30 these days, otherwise I get my parents mad at me ;-)
AriehnV: else aye why not
VardaValar1: You'll work something out, maybe tomorrow or another day.
VardaValar1: You are all on AIM a lot?
FladrifV: allways on
ArPharazonV: all the time when the pc is on, so...
ArPharazonV: yeah, all the time
FladrifV: when Im on
AriehnV: normally not while playing lol but i can turn it on tormmorow
FladrifV: sc takes about 1 hour
VardaValar1: So you can catch each other with a message, and say when you're available.
FladrifV: you join us aswell varda?
VardaValar1: Like an answering machine.
VardaValar1: Probably not.
VardaValar1: That will free you to work with hours more compatible for you.
FladrifV: too bussy to do real fun things? ;(
FladrifV: eh ;-)
AriehnV: She means that it will be easier for us not to have round the time difference ;-)
VardaValar1: Any further non-WoW non-LotRO news? Like how goes the chess?
AriehnV: (insert to work out something )
VardaValar1: Flad, any chess news?
FladrifV: not more then just a few games
FladrifV: but all where just quick plays
VardaValar1: You destroyed them quickly? : )
FladrifV: hihi not all where a few 2300s
FladrifV: that is a bit above my level but atleast there is something to learn :-)
VardaValar1: Good to have a little competition. : )
FladrifV: kasparov here I come
FladrifV: *grin*
VardaValar1: Good luck with that. : )
VardaValar1: On to WoW news
VardaValar1: Europe. Arien, any comments? Seen anyone from Valar?
AriehnV: yes i ve seen both Phara and Menel in the valar channel
ArPharazonV: *nod* I set up her druid with some crafted gear
VardaValar1: Good to hear. Menel is still active in WoW then. : )
VardaValar1: Who her?
VardaValar1: O, Arien's, pardon.
AriehnV: and Phara made some armor and leather kits for my druid :-) which i deleted silly me
AriehnV: but i petitioned blizz .. and i got it back
VardaValar1: Congrats!
AriehnV: :-D
ArPharazonV: Menel is indeed, ran into him at the Argent Tournament this afternoon in time to see his druid reach 10 factions exalted ;-)
ArPharazonV: but I don't think he saw me waving
VardaValar1: Sounds like he was really busy at the time, aye. : )
VardaValar1: Phar, how goes your boss fight over there?
ArPharazonV: I'm done, logged out about the start of the gaming section
VardaValar1: Have a quick breather from raiding. : )
ArPharazonV: hehe
VardaValar1: Any more news from Europe?
ArPharazonV: well, I got my Magical Crawdad!
ArPharazonV: was a little scared that my first Pinchy wouldn't be the one to give me the pet, but I was in luck...
VardaValar1: Grats : )
ArPharazonV: first charge got me some potions, second charge a furious Mr. Pinchy to fight, but the third time's the charm!
ArPharazonV: I'm now working on a Dark Herring for the rare fish achievement, found a perfect lake with pools all around near an alliance base, so I'm spending some of my free time there fishing
ArPharazonV: oh, and I got tier 8 4-piece bonus this week ;-) quite useful
ArPharazonV: and that was pretty much my WoW week
VardaValar1: Nightly raiding, plus. Try not to burn yourself out. : )
ArPharazonV: I'm trying not to! I'm considering skipping some of the early 10-man raids, the earlier bosses are tiring me and I much more enjoy the ones later in the instance
ArPharazonV: Freya and Mimiron in Ulduar are my favorite bossfights at the moment
VardaValar1: Good luck
VardaValar1: Need to switch to WoW Americas.
VardaValar1: Eonwe, do you have a Lothar report?
ArPharazonV: it's a bit of a trouble though, since we're not very high on tanks and if I leave it might mean the death of the occasional raid... but yeah, you continue :-)
Eonwe Valar: Not much of a report. Spent a couple of days helping Dracxil get enough flowers to get the outfit for his druid.
VardaValar1: Train up some tanks. :-)
ArPharazonV: *a bit of trouble/a bit of a problem... meh.. at least Menel's not here to correct me
Eonwe Valar: Aside from a couple of goes at Ahune and the Argent Tourney, haven't really done anything else.
ArPharazonV: oh, yes, Ahune, got the pet he dropped this week *nod*
Eonwe Valar: Congrats.
VardaValar1: My family has done a little on Lothar, mostly been on Uldaman server.
ArPharazonV: little Scorchling, fire elemental! I love him
VardaValar1: Grats, Phar. : )
VardaValar1: LotRO:
VardaValar1: Like the WoW folk, LotRO's been having summer festivals. Added to that have been the anniversary of LotRO goodies.
VardaValar1: LotRO is, of course, where the largest number of Valar exist.
VardaValar1: Kind of hard to bring them into AIM, partly for that reason.
VardaValar1: Any further business?

VardaValar1: Tolkien:
VardaValar1: Please post to the rp for the part where we are about to leave Mirkwood, if you haven't already.
VardaValar1: Who here has not yet posted to that part?
VardaValar1: I posted
ArPharazonV: I haven't posted yet
ArPharazonV: sorry, was planning to ;-)
VardaValar1: Ok, now or soon is good.
Eonwe Valar: I posted
Eonwe Valar: Will probably post again.
VardaValar1: We can do that post, then
ArPharazonV: hmm, why don't I take a stab at it now..
VardaValar1: we are done with the return to Mirkwood,
AriehnV: woops ok do , last one i posted was that Frali was checking and cleaning his travel gear and had some food in a small room that had been offered to him
ArPharazonV: last one I made was addressing Eonwe at the clearing I think
VardaValar1: and we will start the part for returning to Rivendell to deliver the report.
Eonwe Valar: Aye, that was your last one Phar.
AriehnV: he is ready more or less to be summoned or brought to the stable
VardaValar1: Eonwe will start us up on that new thread, when we actually take off down the road, probably in the rain. : )
VardaValar1: You are already summoned, see my post. : )
Eonwe Valar: Guess I'll save my next post for the start of Part 6 then.
VardaValar1: I was trying to let everyone arrive at the stable and give different reactions to starting off in the rain.
VardaValar1: Then jump to the new thread.
ArPharazonV: I have prepared a surprise foreshadowing after we leave the ambush spot (whatever way that's going to end), though, and I hope I can keep it to myself until I post it :-)
AriehnV: i guess he ll expect to get his pony agian but i think u might correct His expectation there
AriehnV: all right i ll read up
VardaValar1: We need Menel to post too
VardaValar1: Remind him when you see him?
Eonwe Valar: Why wouldn't Frali take the pony he started out with?
VardaValar1: All that talk of requiring us to use horses?
VardaValar1: Frali might have to ride double?
Eonwe Valar: Elves using horses makes sense.
Eonwe Valar: We are still trying to spend time though.
VardaValar1: We will spend time.
VardaValar1: If nothing else, the rain makes us move slower. hehe
Eonwe Valar: Aye, that too.
VardaValar1: Auros might be irked mildly by that, even if it does give us extra cover, and might mess with the ambush.
Eonwe Valar: But from the perspective of spending time (since we the writers know we need to) it's fine, even if Auros (who just cares about complting his mission) might get annoyed at the pace :}
VardaValar1: *spider springs, slides and drops off to one side with an upset chitter*
Eonwe Valar: *completing
VardaValar1: Mirkwood horses are used to being out in all sorts of weather and to the area, but also know it's not smart to run fast in it.
VardaValar1: Some horses are very good mudders, most are not.
ArPharazonV: by the way, is it me, or does Indis' post appear to stop mid-sentence?
ArPharazonV: or is it just faulty punctuation and it's supposed to be a period...
Eonwe Valar: Hmm, now that you mention it..
Eonwe Valar: I assumed it was supposed to be a period.
VardaValar1: It is a comma, looks as if it was intended as either a period or ellipse.
VardaValar1: As soon as we get all the end posts for this thread, we'll go ahead and start the next one, so do help us pick on Menelvagor. : )
VardaValar1: I think we're about done for the night?
VardaValar1: We were talking about ending early?
ArPharazonV: writing my post now, be patient
VardaValar1: Cool! For that, I'll wait. :-)
ArPharazonV: is it spelled secrecy?
Eonwe Valar: Looks right
VardaValar1: Secrecy, aye
ArPharazonV: good, good
VardaValar1: We have to take this report on how bad this route is for the Fellowship back to Elrond, but most of us don't know that's what we're doing. : )
ArPharazonV: that's not the secrecy I'm talking about, but you'll have to read my post for that... still working on it
VardaValar1: It was just a stray thought, pardon.
ArPharazonV: what's the sound horses make? not a neigh, but...
Eonwe Valar: whinny?
ArPharazonV: that other thing
ArPharazonV: whinny, there we go
VardaValar1: snort too :-)
ArPharazonV: *thinks* my horse is female, right....
VardaValar1: And there's a sort of low sound in the throat with a lot of syllables as if trying to say something pleasant
VardaValar1: Would be a mare then. Mine is a mare, not sure about yours.
VardaValar1: Stallions are the pits to take anywhere.
VardaValar1: Geldings are good, not sure elves would geld their horses though.
ArPharazonV: eh, I could always change it if I'm wrong
VardaValar1: Editing button, very handy. : )
ArPharazonV: maybe the first page of the first section will give some answers
Eonwe Valar: I don't think Elves would do that either...
ArPharazonV: "And Night-feather was of course very appropriate for his pitch-black horse, with her hooves coming down on the ground as silent as feathers." there, second post
VardaValar1: yay
AriehnV: ok post
VardaValar1: In Fainan's post earlier:
VardaValar1: She then shrugged on her small pack and bow and went to see that the other members of the expedition were ready, especially those less familiar with the area such as Frali and Estarion, and escorted those that needed it to the stables.
VardaValar1: That lets you have Fainan as an escort if you like.
VardaValar1: She didn't leave it to others.
AriehnV: ooh i didnt notice that sorry
VardaValar1: np
VardaValar1: Yay for edit buttons!
VardaValar1: Main thing is to put something up that we can edit. : )
AriehnV: lol ok then i ll let someone knock at his door after a while and it ll be Fainan would that suit?
AriehnV: so he can finish his breakfast
VardaValar1: Sure
VardaValar1: Just a small edit
ArPharazonV: posted
VardaValar1: yay!
ArPharazonV: hmm, I placed the start of the rain before Fainan and Frali's arrival
ArPharazonV: must emend!
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ArPharazonV: at least, I assume it was after you got here?
VardaValar1: Aye, looking back at my post.
VardaValar1: and escorted those that needed it to the stables. Then the clouds must have decided that the weird darkness fogging Mirkwood needed cleansing, and a rain started.
ArPharazonV: I changed it to "After all had arrived and the party was complete"
ArPharazonV: even though Calion might actually have been the last one to arrive *grin*
ArPharazonV: maybe Auros isn't there yet, though, looking back at his post
Eonwe Valar: I left him off walking through the hallways. It's possible I suppose that he doesn't even know it's raining yet :}
AriehnV: post now adjusted
AriehnV: grin and Estarion sleeping in the stable in the box of a strange horse , grin , all right
AriehnV: but nice
VardaValar1: Well done, Arien : )
ArPharazonV: I don't think I'll post anymore in this chapter, looks like a fair ending
VardaValar1: At least maybe the two have gotten used to each other, if that's what happened. : )
VardaValar1: Aye, each is supposed to be our end post for this thread so we can move on.
VardaValar1: Aye, looks as if Calion is already mounted and ready to take off.
VardaValar1: I was expecting more reaction to the rain, but this all works.
Eonwe Valar: Hmm, actually I guess if it were raining Auros would know by the time he reached the stables, either from hearing it by then or from chatter further inside the keep.
ArPharazonV: Calion had a rough night and is still half asleep, he welcomes the rain :-)
AriehnV: Frali is so taken up with Fainan company he doesnt notice it :-)
VardaValar1: lol
Eonwe Valar: Auros can throw a hat on the floor and jump up and down on it if that helps? :}
VardaValar1: Fainan will join him in his strange hat dance. : )
ArPharazonV: I can see Auros coming and seeing the rain and saying "Oh lord, that'll mess up my hair..."
VardaValar1: It's fine, we'll just move along as it is.
VardaValar1: hehehe
Eonwe Valar: Don't know why. I'm sure Auros has been in rought weather before :}
Eonwe Valar: *rough
AriehnV: i can write a comment in to the weather tho if u like , i gues Frali wont be too pleased about it
VardaValar1: Or the comment that he hardly noticed, which was amusing. : )
ArPharazonV: I considered making a pun out of "His other companions were already pouring into the stables", with the rain...
VardaValar1: Fainan would really expect the guys to notice the other gal, more than her somewhat rougher self, so she may not really realize they are being more than naturally sweet.
ArPharazonV: but couldn't finish it
VardaValar1: hehe Phar
Eonwe Valar: hehe\
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VardaValar1: You had the fun of getting to say it in here though. : )
ArPharazonV: hehe, true
VardaValar1: Flad is doing a bit of writing too, think we'll all enjoy it. : )
AriehnV: right friends i think i have to call it and i ll comment about the weather in the next post , if that is all right with you
VardaValar1: Or toss it into an edit another day, or not comment if you like.
VardaValar1: Or comment in the next thread.
Eonwe Valar: Sleep well Arien :}
ArPharazonV: lots of possibilities!
AriehnV: aye thats what i had in mind
ArPharazonV: Namarien!
VardaValar1: May Irmo send you sweet dreams. : )
Eonwe Valar: Arg, Phar :}
VardaValar1: He's on a pun roll tonight. : )
ArPharazonV: hehe
AriehnV: May Silion guide you safely towards the morning star
AriehnV: Namarie all :-)
VardaValar1: Namarie : )
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ArPharazonV: Flad's writing too, you say? is he joining us then? :-)
Eonwe Valar: I think it's a separate writing :}
VardaValar1: Separate aye
VardaValar1: Tulkas just came online. :-)
ArPharazonV: oh, by the way, I was meaning to ask... does Gollum mention "Shire" in the book of the Fellowship when they're trying to get the location of the Ring out of him?
ArPharazonV: because I've been busy with The Hobbit and I noticed that nowhere (in my edition in any case) Bilbo mentions to Gollum where he's from
ArPharazonV: ah, nevermind, browsing the Fellowship gives me the answer...
ArPharazonV: "Well, as for the name, Bilbo very foolishly told Gollum himself; and after that it would not be difficult to discover his country, once Gollum came out."
VardaValar1: There you go
ArPharazonV: nevermind silly me then... I was almost worried there was a gaping plothole :-)
ArPharazonV: I probably would've found it earlier but I keep the Fellowship down here by the pc instead of my other books for easier meeting
ArPharazonV: and only got reminded of it just now :-)
VardaValar1: JRRT is good about not doing gaping plot holes. : ) Yay
FladrifV has entered the room.
VardaValar1: Welcome back!
ArPharazonV: Aiyata
VardaValar1: *bangs gavel*

VardaValar1: After-meeting! Free chat!
FladrifV has left the room.
VardaValar1: Flad must still be having comp problems, ouch.
ArPharazonV: hmm, gonna eat something, away for a bit
VardaValar1: Good plan
VardaValar1: Chatting with Tulkas
Eonwe Valar: Bon apetit.
VardaValar1: He bought LotRO and the expansions.
VardaValar1: Cleared a ton of space on his hard drive for it.
Eonwe Valar: Hope that helps.
VardaValar1: Me too
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FladrifV: lets see how long it will be this time
Eonwe Valar: Welcome back :}
VardaValar1: Aiya!
FladrifV: tack
FladrifV: eh thanks
VardaValar1: I'll probably head to LotRO to give Tulkas a hand
ArPharazonV: Aiyata Flad
FladrifV: my internet didnt like the lightning strike of yesterday it seems
ArPharazonV: so it seems
FladrifV: are we in after meeting?
ArPharazonV: yep, Varda banged the gavel
FladrifV: ok
VardaValar1: Tulkas might come back online and need help
VardaValar1: For your buddy list, tulkasvalar61
Eonwe Valar: He's already on mine :}
VardaValar1: Good deal
VardaValar1: He may need help, and I'll be off AIM in a minute [Note: Tulkas probably found himself spending a large amount of time downloading the game, paid expansions, and all the new free expansions.]
VardaValar1: Take care guys!
FladrifV: take care!
ArPharazonV: Namarie!
Eonwe Valar: Take care and have fun.
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Eonwe Valar: I need to go afk for a bit too. Take care all and have fun.
ArPharazonV: thanks :-)
ArPharazonV: I won't be staying long either
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ArPharazonV: saving and sending