Valar Guild

July 18, 2010 Sunday Meeting

5pm EST (GMT - 5)
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Transcript work by:
Ar-Pharazon, Eonwe and Varda.

Attending: (9)
    AriehnV, ArPharazonV, Eonwe Valar (presiding), Fladrif-(V)/fladrifv/alwin0, Gilraen-(V)/Iryenth, GwaihirValar, Indis-(V)/karakedi25, Menelvagor Valar
    VardaValar1 (After-meeting)

Meeting begins
    Gilraen and Gwaihir are going to Blizzcon this fall.
    Arien is going to The Festival in the Shire in Wales this August.
    Indis is heading to California late August.
    StarCraft 2 pre-ordered by Ar-Pharazon.
    Link to "The Tolkien Professor"
    Role-play on the forum.

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alwin0: behold the dual ent
Eonwe Valar: Heya all.
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ArPharazonV: Aiya all!
fladrifv: Aiya
GwaihirValar: hello
ArPharazonV: amazing, you all joined half a minute after me
ArPharazonV: must be Eonwe's doing!
Eonwe Valar: :}
Iryenth: he can have the blame anyway ;-)
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AriehnV: aiya all :-)
fladrifv: Aiya
Eonwe Valar: Heya Arien :}
Eonwe Valar: We'll begin the meeting shortly.
Eonwe Valar: OK, let's begin :}

Eonwe Valar: Elen Sila Lumenn Omentielvo!
Eonwe Valar: Membership:
Eonwe Valar: Varda was busy tonight, so you get me as chair :}
Eonwe Valar: Any other member news?
GwaihirValar: Not sure if this is membership or gaming, but Gilraen and I are going to Blizzcon this fall, so if anyone else is, we can arrange to meet there.
ArPharazonV: bring back pictures!
Eonwe Valar: Sounds like Membership news to me :}
GwaihirValar: last year we forgot our camera lol
Eonwe Valar: If you can, we'd love a little something for the Games Site News :}
GwaihirValar: I'll try
Eonwe Valar: Thanks :}
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AriehnV: yeah and i heard that at the festival in the shire in wales where i ll be attending in august , there will be LARP
karakedi25: Aiya!
AriehnV: aiya Indis :-)
AriehnV: so i am really curious and chuffed and looking forward to itr
AriehnV: i ve registered interest
Eonwe Valar: Sounds like it'll be amusing, Arien :}
Eonwe Valar: Heya INdis :}
Eonwe Valar: Any other Member news?
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Eonwe Valar: OK, on to Web News:
karakedi25: Nothing major. I'm planning another trip to California in late August. More on that when it becomes more solidified
Eonwe Valar: No web news for the moment, but you know I've always got something or other in the works, hehe.

Eonwe Valar: Gaming:
Eonwe Valar: WoW:
Eonwe Valar: Lothar: Usual suspects around. :} Working on characters, achievements, that kind of thing :}
Eonwe Valar: I finally got together 75 pets for the Achievement, and still have at least 2 more to pick up from the Argent Tourney.
GwaihirValar: cool... on my hunter I'm a mere 12 mounts away from 100... achievement farming takes al ot of time lol
Eonwe Valar: I'm 17 mounts away. Tough to dig up the last 8 or 9, hehe.
karakedi25: Heh, it does in LotRO too
GwaihirValar: I've got it all worked out
GwaihirValar: everything I *need* can be done without luck :-)
ArPharazonV: I'm glad I've already got all those.
ArPharazonV: Just need Insane now.
Eonwe Valar: Uldaman: I only popped in here for a moment, so don't know who all did anything over there.
Eonwe Valar: LotRO:
karakedi25: Not too much to report there. We continue to get together on Mondays and Wednesdays...
karakedi25: though sometimes it's to quest together. On Wednesday a group of us did part of a tough book quest in Moria (Drums in the Deep for those familiar with it); 2/3 more to go.
karakedi25: The beta for Free to Play continues, though those in it are not permitted to indicate that they are.
AriehnV: i ve levelled my hunter up 22 there and i am a proud house owner now in the Housesteads of Breeland
karakedi25: So we have little news from it, other than rumor and what's published by the devs. From what's been published, though, the new area sounds super.
karakedi25: \
karakedi25: grats, Arien!
karakedi25: a house is an achievement
AriehnV: i think Varda might have posted the address on the forum [Note: Members have to post their own house info, so they can update it as needed.]
AriehnV: at the appropriate place
AriehnV: else nothing major from me :-) Varda sent me some small flower arrangements for the house and so far so good it is set up besides two large wall decorations
AriehnV: thats it from me :-)
Eonwe Valar: Congrats :}
Eonwe Valar: Any other gaming news? Start whispering Tolkien topics to me now :}
karakedi25: I have nothing more of general interest.
ArPharazonV: hmm
ArPharazonV: I pre-ordered SCII this week!
Eonwe Valar: Congrats :}
Eonwe Valar: That'll be out one week from Tuesday :}
ArPharazonV: yep
Eonwe Valar: I plan to have it by 1am my time :}
Eonwe Valar: On the release day :}
Eonwe Valar: Any other business before we move into Tolkien?

Eonwe Valar: Tolkien:

Eonwe Valar: First, a couple of items.
Eonwe Valar: Maedhros has suggested a link on the Forum to The Tolkien Professor - "Essentially a college-level course in Tolkien's work, free for the listening online. Great stuff!" (his words)
karakedi25: yes, I've seen it-it's a good site.
Eonwe Valar: We've heard of university courses on TOlkien's works before, so I wouldn't be surprised if we already have it or something similar linked on our Tolkien Links page, but I thought I'd point it out anyway. [Note: already on our Links page under Encyclopedias, Articles, FAQs, see The Tolkien Professor.]

Eonwe Valar: Item 2.) RPers should read the RP :}
karakedi25: Anything new since your post, Eonwe?
karakedi25: If not, Meren can cause some more trouble among the next wave of attackers.
karakedi25: (If there is one)
Eonwe Valar: I put up a post this week, the editted it a couple of times since it's posting, so unless you've read it since,.. Thursday I think,.. you may want to reread it.
karakedi25: OK, I"ll check it out.
AriehnV: i wondered what kind of attack ur planning or what effects ur had or in what way i should have looked out before i can actually react
AriehnV: so if there is vapour cloud or dust cloud i d have to wait until it dissolves
Eonwe Valar: Side note: By "Meren's assult" I am refering to her use of the small leaf-pouch. I hoped it'd be obvious, but I'm mentioning it in case it's not.
AriehnV: other than that i ll post Frali hacking a bit ^^
AriehnV: but would be nice to know that maybe first
karakedi25: Meren may use some kind of tanglefoot next--Frali may or may not be vulnerable to that, but if he is, he can whack in one spot.
Eonwe Valar: Tanglefoot?
Eonwe Valar: Like a bola?
karakedi25: Something in the way of plants that slow and root the enemy
ArPharazonV: hmm, entangling roots *grin*
karakedi25: perhaps a net of some sort
Eonwe Valar: I don't think plants generally spring up that fast in Tolkien's world.
karakedi25: with barbs :-)
karakedi25: that's why it would be a net, not a magic plant
Eonwe Valar: So you're going to throw a net of plants?
karakedi25: but it would be made with something barbed, so it would be very sticky and painful
ArPharazonV: a barbed net... sounds very hard to store and untangle when you need it
karakedi25: it will of course be made of vines and such. Not very large, so it will have to be targetted carefullly
karakedi25: (am thinking aloud--if it doesn't work, I'll think of something else--perhaps more bio warfare
karakedi25: )
karakedi25: *has an idea that she'll keep to herself for now* ;-)
Eonwe Valar: Nets generally are not thrown from a great distance (horizontally) that I recall. Would require the user almost in melee range, in the cases that it's usable by a single person on the ground, or to be close but above. In the second, it's less useful when you have melee forces in your own party engaging.
karakedi25: I have a better idea now
karakedi25: Think 'rain of thorns.'
Eonwe Valar: Sounds dangerous and with potential for friendly fire :}
karakedi25: One way or the other, Meren will come up with something that will work, using her skill set.
karakedi25: What do we have planned to end the battle?
Eonwe Valar: I had thought Calaraon was supposed to arrive at some point? And/or Estarion?
ArPharazonV: Yeah, they are.
ArPharazonV: Though at what part of the fight, I don't know.
Eonwe Valar: I figured writing that the enemy was smart enough to back off, re-organize, and re-engage was better than just "And theArchers did rain great slaughter, and the Noldo and Dwarf did create great devastation, and they did win the day." :}
ArPharazonV: Aye.
ArPharazonV: I get the feeling this fight will be done much sooner than our little journey through the forest to meet you.
ArPharazonV: But with regrouping, we could stretch it out a bit.
Eonwe Valar: Aye. The enemy regrouping can bring with it a change in strategy, reinforcements, that kind of thing.
AriehnV: lol
AriehnV: if there are more orc troops close by they will have heard the noise
AriehnV: .. let a second group arrive .. a second wave
ArPharazonV: Let all the forests of Mirkwood descend upon ye....
AriehnV: its usually four i think in wow ^^
ArPharazonV: Actually, in the lower levels, it's usually 3.
AriehnV: ok three
AriehnV: three wave
AriehnV: s here then :-)
ArPharazonV: Did a few escort quests on my alt recently, it's always 3!
Eonwe Valar: I was thinking about the spiders that, aside from a mention in Varda's post that Fainan was watching for them, I don't believe actually have engaged yet.
AriehnV: ok that would make three
AriehnV: that first group .. then the spiders aand a second orc troop
AriehnV: sounds nice :-)
Eonwe Valar: It is possible some more orcs drew close in the time of the first battle.
Eonwe Valar: Presumably a little hardier and coordinated than the orcs we just dealt with?
Eonwe Valar: Or maybe just a little more willing to kill us instead of try to grab us and take us to their master.
ArPharazonV: Hmmm.
karakedi25: I can see that Meren may need some spider poison too.
GwaihirValar: Its time for me to go and start dinner, its been a pleasure. Take care everyone.
ArPharazonV: enjoy!
Eonwe Valar: Take care Gwaihir and Gilraen :}
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Eonwe Valar: If Calaron is drawing close, his own appearance may be proceeded by a group of large orcs.
ArPharazonV: Hyes. But that's up to me and Estarion, so far.
Eonwe Valar: I'm thinking aloud :}
ArPharazonV: I'll chase him down this week if you want.
ArPharazonV: Ah :-)
Eonwe Valar: I'm thinking a leader generally keeps his best troops as his personal guard.
ArPharazonV: Yes. Calaron has a squad of orcs following him and Estarion from the ground.
ArPharazonV: If we draw near you, they'll hear you and come fight.
Eonwe Valar: Calaron probably wouldn't appreciate us killing his best orcs, hehe.
ArPharazonV: Hmm. While the *best* orcs might be tragic, yes, I'm pretty sure he thinks of most of them as rather expendable. As long as they get the job done.
ArPharazonV: When they don't, however, he might be a bit angry.
Eonwe Valar: Aye :} Good help is hard to find, especially among orcs :}
Eonwe Valar: Anything else to say on the RP?
Eonwe Valar: I'll take that as a no :}
karakedi25: not atm
Eonwe Valar: Let's go ahead and adjourn the meeting here then.
Eonwe Valar: *Raises gavel high into the air*
Eonwe Valar: *Brings gavel crashing down to the earth, signalling the end of the meeting.
Eonwe Valar: *

Eonwe Valar: Aftermeeting :}
AriehnV: thankies :-)
Eonwe Valar: All RPers, remember to be considering the road ahead between MIrkwood and Rivendell as well as the immediate action :}
AriehnV: mh
karakedi25: how close are we to the edge of the forest
karakedi25: ?
ArPharazonV: Shouldn't be too long. A few hours, after we get clear of this encounter.
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karakedi25: aha, the very one we need for the RP :-)
Menelvagor Valar: Aiya!
karakedi25: Aiya Menel
ArPharazonV: Aiya
ArPharazonV: Nah, not yet, I need to post before Menel ;-)
Menelvagor Valar: ah, then it seems Pharzie posted in the week gone by ;P
ArPharazonV: No, I haven't.
ArPharazonV: I should, though.
ArPharazonV: Sorry if I'm delaying things.
Menelvagor Valar: yes, you should.
Menelvagor Valar: happens ^^
ArPharazonV: I'll try to get it done tomorrow, how'zat?
Menelvagor Valar: hmmm... may just be a tad little too late :-P
Menelvagor Valar: then again, I am not one to judge on lateness :-P
AriehnV: aiya Menel :-)
Menelvagor Valar: whoa.
Menelvagor Valar: you been doing something else Arien :-D
AriehnV: and Namarie for now :-) i ll post tomorrow after work .. earlies tomorrow :-)
Menelvagor Valar: Namarie Arien :-D
AriehnV: aehm yes lol i ve been hunting wightS , barghests and rats and slimes and some carvings alas
AriehnV: and not to mention Crebain
AriehnV: and an evil woman
Menelvagor Valar: a red one perhaps?
AriehnV: was she red .. i think she might , Andraste was her name
Menelvagor Valar: in Garth Agarwen?
AriehnV: was chapter ten in book one
AriehnV: just outside the Old Forest and into the Barrow downs in fact
Menelvagor Valar: ah.
Menelvagor Valar: not THE red one then :-D
AriehnV: been working on the hunter this last week when i was not in wow Auchindoun and got her questing through breeland
AriehnV: so i am finalized breeland adventurer hehe
Menelvagor Valar: hehe :-)
AriehnV: quite relaxing actually
AriehnV: been enjoying it
AriehnV: But .. i have to go :-( seriously, anyway nice to see u still tho , Menel :-)
AriehnV: Nighty Night
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Menelvagor Valar: I think I had rather went to bed as well.
Menelvagor Valar: nighty night.
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karakedi25: goodnight all
karakedi25: namarie :-)
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VardaValar1: Aiya :-)
VardaValar1: Namarie I guess.
ArPharazonV: Aiya!
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ArPharazonV: allright, saving and sending transcript
ArPharazonV (7:28:37 PM): saved
ArPharazonV (7:35:05 PM): and sent
ArPharazonV (7:35:06 PM): Namarie!
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