Valar Guild

May 9, 2010 Sunday Meeting

5pm EST (GMT - 5)
AIM: Valar Guild Meetingplace

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Transcript work by:
Ar-Pharazon and Varda.

Attending: (5)
    AriehnV, ArPharazonV, Eonwe Valar (presiding), fladrifv, VardaValar1

Meeting begins
    New members this week: Bard-(V), Bofur-(V), and Nob-(V)
    Ar-Pharazon-(V)'s birthday, fieldwork
    Fladrif-(V)'s birthday
    StarCraft 2 release date set
    WoW, Pharazon's raid, Sword in the Skull, Cataclysm
    Who were some of the mothers in Tolkien's works? Who were their children and husbands?
       Gilraen, Celebrian, Galadriel, Arwen, Rose Gamgee, Lobelia, Eowyn, Diamond, Primula, Estella, Dis, Idril

You have just entered room "valarguildmeetingplace."
Eonwe Valar has entered the room.
Eonwe Valar: Heya.
ArPharazonV: Aiya, running a Dedicated Few, will be a while longer.
Eonwe Valar: I suppose we'll give it a couple more minutes.
AriehnV has entered the room.
AriehnV: aiya :-)
Eonwe Valar: Heya Arien :}
Eonwe Valar: We'll begin shortly, and make it a quick meeting.
AriehnV: i ve posted in the rp btws
AriehnV: so :-)
fladrifv has entered the room.
AriehnV: yay u fixed it :-D aiya
Eonwe Valar: Well, good news everyone.
ArPharazonV: I'll be at least half an hour more. But will try to keep up.
Eonwe Valar: Looks like the newest version of AIM fixed the save feature.... once again.
fladrifv: Aiya
fladrifv: did I get in_
Eonwe Valar: Heya Fladrif :}
ArPharazonV: yep
ArPharazonV: you got in :-)
ArPharazonV: member news before we continue: this thursday was my birthday!ArPharazonV: *disappears back into WoW*
Eonwe Valar: Ok, let's begin so those of us who need to can get back to pampering our mothers, or being pampered for being a mother, hehe :}
VardaValar1 has entered the room.
VardaValar1: Aiya :-)
fladrifv: tmr is mine
Eonwe Valar: Heya Varda :}
VardaValar1: sorry, I'll be mostly afk
fladrifv: Aiya varda
VardaValar1: Flad!
VardaValar1: Grats! :-)
VardaValar1: Nice post, Arien. :-)
fladrifv: thanks!

Eonwe Valar: Elen Sila Lumenn Omentielvo!
Eonwe Valar: Happy Mother's Day to the Mothers in and of the Valar Guild! :}
AriehnV: Indeed Happy Mother's day :-)
Eonwe Valar: Membership:
Eonwe Valar: Phar already mentioned his burthday was Thursday :} Happy Birthday to Phar :}
AriehnV: Happy birthday , Phari :-)
Eonwe Valar: We had three new members join us, thanks to Varda to ever-busy :}
ArPharazonV: *bows*
Eonwe Valar: Nob, Bofur, and Bard joined us in LotRO, and Nob and Bofur also went on to bring their WoW characters into the Lothar Branch :}
Eonwe Valar: For full accounts of each, see the News Page :}
AriehnV: nice nice :-)
Eonwe Valar: Well, *fuller* accounts of each :}
Eonwe Valar: If they were here, they'd get to say their few words :}
Eonwe Valar: Fladrif also mentions that tomorrow is his birthday, so Happy Birthday Fladrif :}
AriehnV: and happy happy birthday , Ent :-)
fladrifv: *bows*
fladrifv: *splinters everywhere...*
ArPharazonV: *ducks*
ArPharazonV: congrats!
Eonwe Valar: Do we have any more Membership news before I continue?
AriehnV: *sends soothing sunbeams to soften crinkles and shields herself agains flying splingers"
fladrifv: they will just burn if they even come close arien :-)
AriehnV: i have had a wee conversation about the valarguild and its activities with one of my fellow Bravehearts on aunchindoun
AriehnV: probably he has been browsing the website , but what will come of it we shall see :-)
Eonwe Valar: Cool :}

Eonwe Valar: On to Web News:
Eonwe Valar: Always work going on in the background :} Might not be too much longer before it can be seen though :}
Eonwe Valar: Still within the realm of "Blizzard soon" though :}
AriehnV: ah :-) hope so indeed

Eonwe Valar: Gaming:
Eonwe Valar: Starcraft 2's release date has been set.
Eonwe Valar: July 27th, 2010.
fladrifv: !
Eonwe Valar: So we know before then the new 2.0 features will be blended into WoW.
AriehnV: how what ? u mean the cross server chat?
Eonwe Valar: WoW:
Eonwe Valar: Among other things, aye.
Eonwe Valar: But it seems cross-server chat will be limited to those willing to exchange their "RealID" with others, unfortunately.
Eonwe Valar: I'm not currently happy with the way Blizzard is handling all of that.
Eonwe Valar: One sec, I'll provide a link so you all can determine for yourselves.
Eonwe Valar:
Eonwe Valar: There you go.
Eonwe Valar: If there are no more comments/questions on this topic, I'll continue with Gaming news.
AriehnV: go on
Eonwe Valar: WoW:
Eonwe Valar: As I mentioned. Nob nad Bofur added their WoW characters to our Lothar Branch, and that night, those two, Bilbo, and I got a chance to get into a random together. Went smoothly :}
Eonwe Valar: *Nob and Bofur
Eonwe Valar: Unfortunately, I wasn't able to make it onto WoW on Friday.
Eonwe Valar: LotRO::
Eonwe Valar: Usual suspects on during the week :}
Eonwe Valar: Afraid I don't have much detail on what we've done there, but there's been a few dungeons run.
Eonwe Valar: The free stable rides are over unfortunately.
AriehnV: i ve had a chance to take some :-)
Eonwe Valar: :}
Eonwe Valar: It was certainly nice :}
Eonwe Valar: Any other gaming news before we move on to Tolkien?

Eonwe Valar: OK, then on to Tolkien!
Eonwe Valar: We have a topic from Varda tonight :}
Eonwe Valar: But first, remember everyone to read the RP :} Arien added a part to it :}
Eonwe Valar: OK, so the topic, very appropriate for today, is to discuss some of the mothers in Tolkien's works. Also, who were the children? The fathers (as in husbands of, not fathers of, the mothers)?
Eonwe Valar: Anyone here? :}
AriehnV: aye
ArPharazonV: ...for about 30%
AriehnV: i think the mother that comes first to my mind is Aragorns mother who was very aware about the fate of her son, and that she must lose him [note: Gilraen]
Eonwe Valar: Lose him?
AriehnV: well i mean , give him up so he can fulfill what he is born to do
AriehnV: let him go to be what he is meant to be
Eonwe Valar: Seems to me that would be an eventuality for any mother? :}
AriehnV: some have more difficulties than others :-) , anyway there is one mother and sshe was both protective (gave him a cover name) and loving (let him grow up in the safe haven of rivendell with all the joys that place has to offer for a boy
AriehnV: thats one mother :-) but there are others mentioned
Eonwe Valar: :}
Eonwe Valar: Thanks :}
Eonwe Valar: Before we name others, who was her husband?
Eonwe Valar: And where was he all this time? :}
AriehnV: Aratorn II i believe?
Eonwe Valar: Arathorn :}
AriehnV: he
AriehnV: oops
AriehnV: he was Captain of the rangers of the north as his father before him , scouting , fighting in and out and if i remember right from the Tale of Aragorn he was killed when Aragorn was still a young man
Eonwe Valar: Aragorn was a child at the time. Gilraen's father wasn't happy about the union, but Gilraen's mother had the attitude "now or never" more or less :}
Eonwe Valar: Aragorn was 2 when his father died. Just checked real quick :}
Eonwe Valar: It is ok to use books btw :}
Eonwe Valar: Who else do we have?
AriehnV: ooh Gilraen btw was her name
Eonwe Valar: Aye :}

Eonwe Valar: We can't go without mentioning Celebrian, wife of Elrond, mother of Elladan,Elrohir, and Arwen.
Eonwe Valar: Galadriel, wife of Celeborn, mother of Celebrian.
Eonwe Valar: Arwen, wife of Aragorn, mother of Eldarion and many daughters.
AriehnV: F
AriehnV: Rose Gamdschie
AriehnV: mother of Frodo, Goldilocks and dozens of others ^^
AriehnV: Elanor i can remember
ArPharazonV: Lobelia, and Lotho her son :-)
Eonwe Valar: :}
Eonwe Valar: Rose Gamgee, aye :}
Eonwe Valar: Eowyn marreid Faramir and had a child. I couldn't find a reference quickly in the books, but Varda mentions the child's name is Elboron or something similar.
Eonwe Valar: *married
AriehnV: Diamond of Long Cleeve , Pippins wife had one son, Faramir I
Eonwe Valar: We have Primula Baggins, wife of Drogo Baggins, mother of Frodo Baggins. I'm sure we've all heard of that guy :}
AriehnV: ^^
AriehnV: Estella Bolger , Merry's wife , but i am not sure if they had children .. probably
Eonwe Valar: Probably, aye.
Eonwe Valar: We would be remiss if we did not mention the only Dwarf woman we know the name of :} Dis, mother of Fili and Kili :}
AriehnV: of course :-)
Eonwe Valar: Thorin's sister. Seems Thorin loved her dearly, and the relationship between him and his nephews was closer that was typical for Dwarves.
Eonwe Valar: Shall we call it here and let everyone get back to mother-pampering/ being pampered? :}
AriehnV: Idril , mother of Earendil and wife of Tuor :-)
Eonwe Valar: Aye :]
AriehnV: think thats the most important ones anyway
ArPharazonV: sorry for not being here ;-) just Kel'thuzad left!
AriehnV: beh blast him hehe
AriehnV: give him a good one from me
ArPharazonV: and then we'll ahve done the entire place with 17-18 people and half of us dead tired...
ArPharazonV: except 4 horsemen but they're not required for the achievement
AriehnV: bah they are a bugger
AriehnV: good to know
Eonwe Valar: OK, let's call it here.
Eonwe Valar: *Raises gavel to the sky*
Eonwe Valar: *Brings the gravel crashing down to the ground*

Eonwe Valar: Aftermeeting :}
Eonwe Valar: Your assignment for next week: Read Chapters 1-22 of Fellowship of the Ring :} If you can't find Chapter 22, just keep reading LotR until you hit it :}
AriehnV: hehe :-D
ArPharazonV: whee, Dedicated Few (25)
ArPharazonV: succesful raid!
VardaValar1: 1-22 Oh dear. :-)
VardaValar1: Congrats, Phar. :-)
ArPharazonV: 1-22... is that to the end of F... yep, that's the entire Fellowship book
ArPharazonV: except the prologue :-)
Eonwe Valar: :}
VardaValar1: ok, we have to add the Prologue and maybe the Hobbit?
Eonwe Valar: Well I didn't want to give you too much to read :}
VardaValar1: Thanks ;-)
Eonwe Valar: 3-4 chapters a night, and you can have Fellowship done by next Sunday :}
ArPharazonV: I'm still in chapter 5 *cough*
ArPharazonV: started reading months ago
VardaValar1: Ok, Phar. 3-4 chapters a night. ;-)
ArPharazonV: hurr, tiring WoW-weekend this was
ArPharazonV: whole week, in fact
ArPharazonV: But I'm on 8915 achievement points now, and I know what I need to get to reach my goal of 9000 :-)
Eonwe Valar: Training in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber? (Sorry, DBZ joke :})
ArPharazonV: Oh! Speaking of WoW, I managed to grab the Grand master arena trinket from Gurubashi Arena.
ArPharazonV: so that was a fun adventure
Eonwe Valar: Congrats :}
ArPharazonV: And yes, DBZ :-)
ArPharazonV:! is the feat I'm after :-)
Eonwe Valar: I thought you might be :}
ArPharazonV: If we get Lich King down now on 10-man and Putricide on 25-man (both are halfway-dead in our current progress), I get a few more hundred gold to buy a Kirin Tor Ring, and I get 26 more victories in Alterac Valley I'll end up at 9005 points.
ArPharazonV: So I know what I've got to do ;-)
Eonwe Valar: :}
Eonwe Valar: Well, Good luck :}
ArPharazonV: thanks
ArPharazonV: I'm leaving for fieldwork in a week, monday the 17th, but I'm hoping to get at least 10-15 more victories done before then, and the Ring
ArPharazonV: and then I'll finish up when I get back
Eonwe Valar: Cool.

Eonwe Valar: Right now, there's only one Achievement I'm *really* interested in. Unfortunately, its primarily a matter of luck in being able to complete it.
ArPharazonV: which is?
Eonwe Valar:
ArPharazonV: Ah, Quel'delar.
ArPharazonV: I bought that one from the AH at one point, 14000.
Eonwe Valar: That's the only Argent Tourney World Event Achievement I don't have.
ArPharazonV: *nod* was the same for me
ArPharazonV: just get the cash ;-)
Eonwe Valar: Working on it :}
Eonwe Valar: It's still a matter of luck :}
Eonwe Valar: I have to hope I find it in my price range :}
ArPharazonV: *nod* I dealt with that by just getting more money. Eventually you will enter the price range of the sword ;-)
Eonwe Valar: I've seen it go for as low as 9k.
ArPharazonV: yeah, that too, but then switch up again
Eonwe Valar: 14k is a bit beyond what I'm willing to pay even if I had the money.

ArPharazonV: Hmm, I'm happy in WoW now. Got a raid done for 60 achievement points (50 for dedicated few!) which means the end of my 9000 grind is in sight, and after that I will resume my progress towards the Insane feat.
ArPharazonV: I think I'm getting just about ready for Cataclysm, running out of content ;-)
Eonwe Valar: As I don't raid, I'm already ready for Cataclysm :}
ArPharazonV: hehe
ArPharazonV: Well, maybe I'll be able to spend some time on Starcraft II.
ArPharazonV: I'm not a Terran fan, but it should be a fun first campaign.
Eonwe Valar: I'm more interested in Protoss myself.
ArPharazonV: I'm a bit of a Zerg-lover.
ArPharazonV: The whole concept and atmosphere is so creepy and fun.
Eonwe Valar: No pun intended? :}
ArPharazonV: it's like an organic Scourge from Warcraft III.
ArPharazonV: hehe, no pun intended
ArPharazonV: but yeah, the Creep is fun as well :-)
Eonwe Valar: The other way around, really :} The Scourge is an Undead Zerg :}
ArPharazonV: True ;-)
ArPharazonV: Organic bases, breeding zerg from one source, overrunning the enemy and spreading creep and organic looking stuff all over the map...
ArPharazonV: I can't wait!
Eonwe Valar: :}
fladrifv has left the room.
AriehnV: hihi u havent logged off either :-) but i might go to bed now :-)
Eonwe Valar: :}
Eonwe Valar: Sleep well :}
ArPharazonV: Namarie :-)
AriehnV: just three manned zul farak with two shammies, one fifty and one 45 at time of start :-)
AriehnV: on my priest
AriehnV: 45 now :-) and halfways thru
AriehnV: Namarie :-)
AriehnV has left the room.
ArPharazonV: saving and sending transcript
ArPharazon-V (7:31:26 PM): saved
VardaValar1 (7:33:59 PM):Hi and thanks :-)
VardaValar1 (7:34:04 PM):I'm off now.
ArPharazonV (7:34:07 PM):and sent
ArPharazonV (7:34:09 PM):Namarie!
ArPharazonV (7:34:11 PM):I'm off too
Eonwe Valar (7:34:12 PM):Take care Varda and have fun :}
VardaValar1 (7:34:13 PM):Thanks :-)
ArPharazonV (7:34:16 PM):oh, and happy mother's day
Eonwe Valar (7:34:18 PM):Take care Phar and Sleep well :}
VardaValar1 (7:34:29 PM):It's been a crazy and great day. Thank you. :-)
VardaValar1 (7:34:34 PM):Rest well!