Valar Guild

August 26, 2012 Sunday Meeting

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

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Transcript work by
Ar-Pharazon and Varda.

Attending: (9)
    AriehnV, ArPharazonV, Dagnir-(V)/ThiefGalear, Eonwe Valar, fladrifv, Gilraen-(V)/Iryenth, Glorfindel VG, Turin-V/turinofVG, VardaValar1 (presiding)

    Started talking about the LARP Arien was part of.
Meeting begins
    Arien: tells more about what a LARP is and what this particular group did.
    Anniversary event planning
    GSMU upcoming
    Kingdom Rush - review
    Exploding Snake
    WoW: patch changes
    WoW continued after a break
        Riders of Rohan expansion's NDA lifted, some comments and suggestions for getting ready.
    Topic: In the books, some readers have considered Merry and Pippin almost interchangeable. Same comment for the movie. JRRT had reason for bringing in these two hobbits, and they had different roles. What did you notice on this score?
Notes: collection of anniversary suggestions thus far.
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ArPharazonV: Aiya
VardaValar1: Aiya, Golden One :-)
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AriehnV: aiya guys and gals @_
AriehnV: :-)
VardaValar1: Aiya Sunshine :-)
AriehnV: how are you today, Varda?
VardaValar1: ok. you? :-)
ArPharazonV: Aiya!
AriehnV: och fine , still holidays until thursday (i.e. Thursday is first day back)
VardaValar1: Heard you had a chance to go LARP? :-)
VardaValar1: yay holidays ^^
AriehnV: oh yeah last weekend , ach is it really already that long :/?
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AriehnV: it was such fun , even more than i anticipated
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AriehnV: shame that its so far away
VardaValar1: Aiya Eonwe and Gilraen :-)
AriehnV: aiya Gilraen :-)
AriehnV: and Eonwe
Eonwe Valar: Heya.
Iryenth: Aiya all
AriehnV: would have loved to go to the onering meeting but it was too expensive
AriehnV: so i had been looking for an alternative and found it in this LARP
VardaValar1: Too bad they don't take WoW gold. :-)
AriehnV: hehe indeed
AriehnV: hmm about 800 gold ^^
AriehnV: well 500 at least
AriehnV: plus fuel cost
AriehnV: so there ^^
AriehnV: still had the drive and accomodation for Bruce and an overnight stay in Carlisle but still :-)
AriehnV: was very fun
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AriehnV: aiya Glorfindel :-)
VardaValar1: Glorindel, aiya :-)
Glorfindel VG: Aiya everyone
Eonwe Valar: Heya Glorfindel.
ArPharazonV: Aiya
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fladrifv: Aiya
VardaValar1: Fladrif, you made it in! : )
AriehnV: Aiya Ent :-)
Eonwe Valar: Heya Fladrif.

VardaValar1: Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo!
VardaValar1: Membership:
VardaValar1: Arien was telling about her trip and LARP'ing. That's live action role-play.
VardaValar1: You're given the bones of a story and maybe some props, then try to act it out. Can get crazy. : )
AriehnV: hehe i was involved in an escort mission of medical supplies to a forwared base
AriehnV: that had been recently established by another group
AriehnV: a few ambushes on the way of course .. violent and not so violent
AriehnV: more subtle
VardaValar1: Was it science fiction or what?
AriehnV: nah high fantasy high combat i believe they designate themselves :-)
ArPharazonV: Doesn't have to be. Can be bandages and stuff :-)
VardaValar1: Sounds fun : )
AriehnV: its an empire made of different realms that was ruled by a High King but slowly been taken over by an evil force of corrupted monsters
AriehnV: and Their "High King"
AriehnV: since the capital was run over they are now highly interested in retaking it
AriehnV: The world is called "Evermore" or Amatyr and the system is called Final Destiny
AriehnV: as a new start my character was "only" involved in this one mission on a discount basis .. else i was "monstering" for the others :-)
AriehnV: i.e. getting trashed :-)
AriehnV: was a lot of running, a lot to take in with the system , what to call when and so on
AriehnV: and of course not so much sleep ^^
Ariehn V: but hey .. i ll try to go back in a couple of months for a weekend and that should tell you all
Ariehn V: thats it from me on that unless you have some other questions :-)
VardaValar1: Thanks Arien. :-)
VardaValar1: Our Valar Guild 15th Anniversary is on October 4th.
VardaValar1: We're taking suggestions for anniversary activities in and out of game.
VardaValar1: You can make suggestions here at the AIM meeting, live in-game, and by email.
VardaValar1: Tulkas just suggested a walk or ride in LotRO from the Shire to Rivendell. We might abbreviate that to Bree to Rivendell, but if we have interest, we can do that. We had a nice group last time we tried it
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ArPharazonV: AriehnV: and of course not so much sleep ^^ was the last thing I saw
ArPharazonV: what did I miss?
ArPharazonV: Post it in here if you want it on the transcript :-)
VardaValar1: The yearly Chat Marathon would run from Sunday Aug 30's meeting through Sunday Oct 7.
VardaValar1: ok
ArPharazonV: Oh, not in here then.
VardaValar1: Ariehn V: but hey .. i ll try to go back in a couple of months for a weekend and that should tell you all Ariehn V: thats it from me on that unless you have some other questions :-) VardaValar1: Thanks Arien. :-) VardaValar1: Our Valar Guild 15th Anniversary is on October 4th.VardaValar1: We're taking suggestions for anniversary activities in and out of game.VardaValar1: You can make suggestions here at the AIM meeting, live in-game, and by email. VardaValar1: Tulkas just suggested a walk or ride in LotRO from the Shire to Rivendell. We might abbreviate that to Bree to Rivendell, but if we have interest, we can do that. We had a nice group last time we tried it.ArPharazon-V (ArPharazonV) has left the room. ArPharazon-V (ArPharazonV) has entered the room.
ArPharazonV: Ah, allright
VardaValar1: Eonwe has suggested Dragon killing in WoW and LotRO, that sounded quite fun.
Eonwe Valar: We've only had one taker.
VardaValar1: This might lend itself to a dragon-themed anniversary, but entries are not required to be just that.
VardaValar1: Would any of you like to make suggestions now?
Eonwe Valar: Should I be concerend that it's the Dark Lord Melkor? :}
Eonwe Valar: *concerned
VardaValar1: Maybe : )
VardaValar1: The dragon killing suggestion sounded good to a number of WoW and LotRO folk who unfortunately haven't mentioned their support in the Forum yet. : )
ArPharazonV: Well, unless it's in some other game like Starcraft 1/BW, or Warcraft 3 or something, nothing I can suggest with which I can join you.
Eonwe Valar: I hope they do soon then. Deadline is September 15th for voicing interest.
VardaValar1: Any other games with dragonish types you might suggest?
ArPharazonV: Can't think of anything we commonly play, or even own.
VardaValar1: ok
ArPharazonV: Skyrim for some but that's singleplayer :-)
VardaValar1: Screenies maybe?
VardaValar1: Screenshots of in-game dragons?
ArPharazonV: Well, I don't have the game myself. But for those who do and want to try...
AriehnV: screenie competition of dragons ^^
AriehnV: could be from any game any members play
AriehnV: we can play the quotation game during the chat marathon or the anniversary meeting
ArPharazonV: I do remember a massive dragon somewhere in Dungeon Siege I, and my characters there were named after Fellowshipmembers..
VardaValar1: Quotation, trivia, something for the week of chat being up, aye. Good.
ArPharazonV: might find that game and see if I have a savegame around that point
VardaValar1: Nifty idea, Phar. : )
AriehnV: you know .. the one I introduced - quote something and name the context
ArPharazonV: Sounds like fun, but also has the potential to be very random and obscure.
AriehnV: makes it more interesting ^^
ArPharazonV: If I flip the pages randomly and quote whatever line my finger falls on..
VardaValar1: It can be a fast way to have a silent channel.
VardaValar1: Maybe some kind of time limit?
VardaValar1: How about quotes we might use on the random quote generator on the News page?
VardaValar1: Try to pick some that the others agree belong there?
AriehnV: cool
VardaValar1: That would be a sort of prize, then.
ArPharazonV: Heh, would be nice to fish out some nice ones.
VardaValar1: We could use some more variety. Could be H, LotR, or Sil.
VardaValar1: Something perhaps that can bring up memories.
VardaValar1: Art would be welcome.
VardaValar1: Dragons or dragony types, or illustrations for any potential article. Or illustrate the poem or story of your choice.
VardaValar1: No new music in quite some time, also welcome.
VardaValar1: But what else specifically for the Anniversary?
ArPharazonV: *grin* stick-figure Silmarillion scenes are still somewhere in the back of my head, might make some experimental ones featuring dragons.
VardaValar1: Maybe a pile of food making or house-item making in LotRO? Scrolls, Hope tokens?
VardaValar1: heheheh Phar. Now you have a subject.
VardaValar1: Any MMO could have passing out resource items maybe?
VardaValar1: Or asking a trivia question and giving a mathom or neat item to whomever answers correctly first?
VardaValar1: They can excllude anyone who answered the last one correctly, or exclude Maiar and Valar, heh.
Eonwe Valar: It's doable.
VardaValar1: We could include anything vaguely dragon-like in the dragon theme such as fell beasts?
VardaValar1: A drabble or short story from the fell beast's point of view.
VardaValar1: Do we want to do the yearly fireworks blast at major cities?
ArPharazonV: In the shape of a dragon preferably?
ArPharazonV: Surely they have dragon-firework in LotRO?
Eonwe Valar: I think there's a firework for that in LotRO, none in WoW.
VardaValar1: That was a Gandalf special. Where did you see that, Eonwe?
VardaValar1: A forum thread for saying Happy Anniversary?
Eonwe Valar: I don't remember. I thought it had come up once with a confirmation that there was one.
VardaValar1: We could use help making a list of those who manage to come during the chat marathon during the week for credit. Sometimes the only time we see them online due to time zones.
VardaValar1: Just email me and I can put the list on the Anniversary page. I'll try to be in it as much as possible. : )
VardaValar1: Maybe a fun mathom passing around. Could be a stack of Icky Filth (old joke for some of our LotRO members).
VardaValar1: ok, we'll mull it over and see what else we think of, and what we did at previous celebrations. : )

VardaValar1: Web:
VardaValar1: The entire Mellon Chronicles series of novels is now online in readable form with their illustrations.
VardaValar1: We were given permission to use the trailer videos as well.
VardaValar1: Those will be the next thing to work on, probably an embed.
VardaValar1: Would we prefer Windows Media player or other, like Real Player or some such?
VardaValar1: Other folks might enjoy making such video trailers for other things. Would be cool. : )
VardaValar1: Any other web news?
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VardaValar1: If you find any broken links or other mess-ups, let me know. One story had a broken link for several months because I somehow missed it.

VardaValar1: The Games Site Mass Update is upcoming. Let Eonwe know the games you like to play, as he wipes out the old info.

VardaValar1: Gaming:
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Eonwe Valar: Am I back now?
VardaValar1: What games have we been playing this last week that aren't WoW or LotRO?
VardaValar1: Aye, welcome back, Eonwe. : )
AriehnV: aye you are back Eonwe , wb
Eonwe Valar: Thanks.
ArPharazonV: Oh, more flashgames, but not sure if there's anything special enough to deserve mention... how do you feel about an explosive version of snake?
Glorfindel VG: Here's a really fun (though quite addicting) game I started playing:
Glorfindel VG:
Glorfindel VG: tower defense game
ArPharazonV: Sounds familiar, let's see if I've seen it before.
Glorfindel VG: Made it to lv 18 so far
VardaValar1: Grats : )
Glorfindel VG: 64 levels
Glorfindel VG: ty
Glorfindel VG: I think you'd like it Phar
ArPharazonV: Slot 1: 14/62 stars
ArPharazonV: yeah, I've played it ;-)
Glorfindel VG: heh. cool
ArPharazonV: though apparently I didn't get very far.
Glorfindel VG: i'm kind of addicted
ArPharazonV: I don't dislike tower defenses, especially those with achievements and a sort of "meta" upgrade system like this one
Glorfindel VG: Right about level 14 is where things start getting pretty difficult
ArPharazonV: but generally I'm very bad at them
Glorfindel VG: I used to play the original desktop tower defense
Glorfindel VG: which was cool because you could build your own mazes
ArPharazonV: meta as in, you can not only upgrade your towers etc within a map, but also over the campaign to make maps easier.
Glorfindel VG: but this one is really fun
Glorfindel VG: right
ArPharazonV: I remember playing td's and "mauls" in Warcraft 3, you could make your own mazes with the Mauls as well.
Glorfindel VG: yeah, its fun to get creative with those
ArPharazonV: But yeah, this is a fun td, but as I said, I'm too bad at these to really get far before I get frustrated too much.
ArPharazonV: As far as TDs go, Kingdom Rush is recommendable :-)
Glorfindel VG: The nice thing about this one is you can choose the difficulty level for each individual level before you play it
ArPharazonV: Hmm, were you able to play the challenge modes on easy as well?
Glorfindel VG: I haven't. But I'm pretty sure can.
ArPharazonV: Might give it another go then.
Glorfindel VG: cool :-)

VardaValar1: Played StarCraft:BroodWars with Fangorn and Sauron this past week.
Glorfindel VG: i've lost like 3 times now on lv 18
VardaValar1: Any other gaming this past week?
VardaValar1: Hope you get farther along that Phar, Glorfindel. : )
Glorfindel VG: :-)
VardaValar1: *than
ArPharazonV: :-)
VardaValar1: Fladrif, did you get to play any?

ArPharazonV: Well, since I mentioned it, I'll give you a link to the snake game, the explosive one.
VardaValar1: If you think it would be fun, Phar, please do. : )
ArPharazonV: well I've enjoyed it, and it's a variation on a classic, so others might enjoy it too :-)
VardaValar1: Good enough, please link. ^^
ArPharazonV: is the official site
VardaValar1: Thanks : )

VardaValar1: WoW: Eonwe has some info. Go ahead.
Eonwe Valar: Thanks.
Eonwe Valar: First, this Tuesday is the 5.0.4 patch, and alot of changes are coming, so if you want to enjoy WoW *before* the current talent system goes away one last time, do it before Tuesday :} Also remember about the currecny conversions.
Eonwe Valar: *currency
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VardaValar1: Aiya Dagnir : )
Eonwe Valar: Second,...
AriehnV: there was a bit of confusion about pets i think i ve seen
AriehnV: but i hope they ll sort it out ^^
AriehnV: aiya Dagnir
Eonwe Valar: After 46 trips into Molten Core (according to my character's stat sheet) Auros has finally recovered the Eye of Sulfuras. Thus, the Valar Guild now has credit for having the Eye of Sulfuras.
VardaValar1: Huzzah!
Eonwe Valar: Eye, having Sulfuras the Hammer of Ragnaros, rather.
Eonwe Valar: *Eye = Er
ArPharazonV: Grats! Still need that one, been going for it for a while myself now.
AriehnV: is that a legendary?
ArPharazonV: Yes.
VardaValar1: (Cheers coming from Bilbo, Elwing, and Fangorn in the real life room for Eonwe. : )
Eonwe Valar: Now if I can just get the other half of the bindings, we'll have Thunderfury too.
Eonwe Valar: And then I'll never have to go to Molten Core again, hehe.
ArPharazonV: I got Thunderfury just over a week ago ;-)
ArPharazonV: You're still going for the binding, I'm still going for the Eye!
Eonwe Valar: Sad part is I've seen the same binding twice since I first got it, and no sign of the second binding, hehe.
ArPharazonV: Myes, that's painful.
Eonwe Valar: Anyway, the Valar Guild has credit for Sulfuras. We are legendary, hehe :} That's it from me :}
VardaValar1: yay!

VardaValar1: Lord of the Rings Online:
VardaValar1: The Summerfest is still going. New steed to try for too.
VardaValar1: The NDA is lifted for the beta for the Riders of Rohan.
VardaValar1: Level cap went up to 85, trait cap from 14 to 16.
VardaValar1: Draigoch armor is fine for the earlier part of the new area, Orthanc armor is better for the later area.
VardaValar1: We can fight on horseback in the area of Rohan, very cool system but takes getting used to, horse has inertia as if it has weight.
ArPharazonV: 85?
ArPharazonV: Starting to catch up to WoW.
VardaValar1: At this time in beta we can ride the warhorse in other areas, but can't use it to fight. Some discussion whether this very fast horse should be allowed elsewhere, but it is so far.
VardaValar1: heh
VardaValar1: A lot of folks are working like crazy in live LotRO to get their traits up to 16 before the expansion. : )
VardaValar1: and to get the gear mentioned earlier.
VardaValar1: We do need to follow the quest line closely in the early area especially in order to get a horse and to be trained.
VardaValar1: Enough spoilers for now. : )
VardaValar1: The expansion is so huge that beta players found a ton of things to fix meaning the expansion has been pushed back to October.
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VardaValar1: We may have the expansion for our anniversary. ^^
VardaValar1: They said they've never seen so many beta players before, so yay us. :-)
VardaValar1: Any other business or comments before we shift to Tolkien chat?
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ArPharazonV: Just mentioning that I've been preparing myself for the new WoW patch, actually.
VardaValar1: Great! What did you do to prepare?
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ArPharazonV: With the splitting up of the druid spec I use, I had to say goodbye to my balance (ranged dps) specialization, with a moonkin-form, so I took a bunch of screenshots of my moonkin-form ;-)
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ArPharazonV: And since I heard that the npcs and guards are being buffed to lvl 90, I decided to get a bunch of booty bay guard kills in to improve my Bloodsail reputation. But I don't think I'll make it to the maximum before the patch.
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ArPharazonV: So I'll have to finish that some point into the expansion.
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ArPharazonV: So it's mostly trying to get the things done I can still do before things change, and saying goodbye to things I will no longer have access to. It's a bit sad!
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ArPharazonV: I'm just glad that the changes are not as great and as permanent as they were for the last destructive expansion. There are a lot of new things in this patch I can't wait to try.
VardaValar1: Other specs splitting too?
VardaValar1: heh
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ArPharazonV: Hmm, not that I've heard. Druids are unique in the fact that they have always had 2 roles (melee dps and tanking) with one spec, and Blizzard finally decided to split them up, so now we'll get 4 specs instead of 3, but can still only use 2.
ArPharazonV: Which means I have to say goodbye to one of the ones I was using.
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VardaValar1: Thanks. Have to pull up my druid and make a choice too. Yours was developed though, so that's rough.
VardaValar1: Any other business or comments?
ArPharazonV: Well I didn't play balance that often, though I do have some experience with it and my equipment for it is quite good.
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ArPharazonV: And... Eonwe has just left the room about 10 times in the last few minutes.
ArPharazonV: Is his connection allright?
VardaValar1: I'd say no. : )

VardaValar1: On to Tolkien!
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VardaValar1: In the books, some readers have considered Merry and Pippin almost interchangeable. Same comment for the movie.
VardaValar1: JRRT had reason for bringing in these two hobbits, and they had different roles. What did you notice on this score?
ArPharazonV: It's worse in the parody book I mentioned last week. They're brothers and unlike the actual LotR, they never get seperated from each other. Just about finish each other's sentences.
VardaValar1: heh. Bored of the Rings?
ArPharazonV: As for the actual book, yes, they do have different roles; at the least, they don't always share the same paths.
ArPharazonV: Yeah, that one.
ArPharazonV: Even the way they join Frodo's journey is different; Pippin starts off at Bag End with Frodo and Sam, while Merry has already gone on ahead and prepared their new (temporary) home.
ArPharazonV: In the movie, however, they are introduced together at every time and pretty much don't do seperate things until after Saruman's defeat. So I can understand the "interchangeable" when it comes to the movie.
ArPharazonV: Didn't Merry go off on his own in Bree as well?
AriehnV: aye he did
ArPharazonV: In the books, that is.
AriehnV: yip
VardaValar1: Merry was older and more responsible. Pippin's youth worried Elrond and he wanted to send him home, but figured Pip would just follow behind and be in even worse danger.
AriehnV: (on a distractive note with Varda's permission for the drake them - in another universe - mercedes lackey's Valdemar - if you want nice background music - its called "The Colddrake)
VardaValar1: : )
VardaValar1: Merry and Pippin each picked a different kingdom that they worked with and affected.
AriehnV: not quite intentional
AriehnV: but thats how it worked out ^^
ArPharazonV: They each chose to serve that kingdom out of their own choice, though, and without knowledge of each other doing so.
VardaValar1: Very different lords to serve, but each hobbit made a big contribution.
ArPharazonV: I liked that. Showed they weren't cowards and dependent on each other, but both managed to stand up and take responsibility independently.
ArPharazonV: Truly the future lords of the Shire :-)
VardaValar1: Right : )
VardaValar1: They each had a position to fill in the Shire, plus the fame they earned from their help freeing the Shire from Saruman.
VardaValar1: Each had a major bad guy they helped dispatch.
ArPharazonV: Each?
VardaValar1: Aye
VardaValar1: Pippin's a bit less major, heh. : )
ArPharazonV: Oh right, I forgot about Merry and the Witch-king.
ArPharazonV: For Pippin I assume you mean Denethor?
VardaValar1: Denethor is the lord that Pippin served, aye.
VardaValar1: Pippin went to the Black Gate with Aragorn's army and saved Beregond by killing one of the enormous trolls.
AriehnV: nope .. there was a troll chieftain in the battle of the black gate
ArPharazonV: Ohh, the troll chieftain.
ArPharazonV: My mistake.
VardaValar1: They were terrifying to any of the warriors, but the little hobbit took it down. : )
AriehnV: Denethor as a bad guy i dont know .. I feel rather pity for him as he was misled
ArPharazonV: That's why I was in doubt :-)
VardaValar1: I didn't mean Denethor as the baddie that Pippin took down. I meant the troll.
VardaValar1: Pippin did a lot of service. He also helped save the man who would become Aragorn's steward, continuing the line of the Stewards.
VardaValar1: If he hadn't, the line would have ended right there.
AriehnV: true enough
AriehnV: I didnt even think of that until now since you mentioned it
VardaValar1: Merry saves Eowyn, Pippin saves Faramir. : )
ArPharazonV: Pippin helped save Faramir, Merry saved Eowyn.
ArPharazonV: Yes, that :-)
VardaValar1: Great minds...
ArPharazonV: Both progenitors of the fourth age stewards ;-)
ArPharazonV: Though you could argue that if Eowyn had died in battle, Faramir would not even have met her, perhaps found someone else, and the Stewards would survive.
VardaValar1: Aragorn could leave his kingdom with Eomer to handle the uprisings and orc bandits while being secure that his family and kingdom would be well looked after.
VardaValar1: One could hope, aye.
VardaValar1: She knew how to run a kingdom, a big plus.
ArPharazonV: Hah, yes.
AriehnV: so even Theodens enchantment had some use
VardaValar1: The pair also had to look after the Princedom of Ithilien.
VardaValar1: Eowyn may have helped with that.
VardaValar1: I wonder if Legolas was ever asked to watch over Ithilien when Faramir and Eowyn had to Steward in Gondor.
ArPharazonV: I can't imagine her not helping with that :-)
ThiefGalear: well all, sorry i haven't talked at all, busy day, but i do have to run, get some things done before work, thanks for inviting me to the chat tonight
VardaValar1: We're about done anyway. : )
VardaValar1: Namarie Dagnir!
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VardaValar1: We've wandered slightly off the Merry and Pippin topic. : )
VardaValar1: Let's switch to After-meeting and let folks go to bed as needed, or chat if we like. : )
ArPharazonV: When did he get in? I must've missed it.
VardaValar1: *swings gavel*
VardaValar1: *thonk!*

VardaValar1: After-meeting!
ArPharazonV: Ah, the WoW report.
VardaValar1: aye, that was it.
VardaValar1: Ok folks, I'm going to have to leave.
VardaValar1: Eonwe hopes to be able to return eventually but no luck yet.
ArPharazonV: Allright, will pre-save.
VardaValar1: Thank you. : )
ArPharazonV: Namarie!
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AriehnV: Legolas's Lullaby :-)
ArPharazonV: Nice one.
AriehnV: i like heather Dale's song if you like filk - she has got a great voice
ArPharazonV: Legolas vs Eomer?
ArPharazonV: filk? [Note: filk is where different words from the original are put to the same musical piece.]
AriehnV: I think the video maker just put some poignant Legolas scenes together
ArPharazonV: Well, there is some story behind it, if I pay attention to the lyrics.
AriehnV: not sure where the term actually comes from but it usually designates songs based on myth or fantasy
ArPharazonV: Ah.
ArPharazonV: I hadn't heard that term.
ArPharazonV: But yes, I like it. It sounds a bit gothic as well.
AriehnV: Mordred's Lullaby aye .. as you perhaps know Mordred was the son of King Arthur by his halfsister Morgan Le Faye
ArPharazonV: No, gothic isn't the right term. It's more something like Enya than something like Nightwish. Not sure what the proper term for the music style is.
ArPharazonV: And I had heard the name, but wasn't sure who it was, thanks :0
ArPharazonV: *:-)
AriehnV: hehe there you go
AriehnV: its certainly celtic influenced
ArPharazonV: Oh, certainly.
AriehnV: and has something of Enya and Nightwish but i like it
ArPharazonV: Well that's not a bad thing ;-)
AriehnV: jeesh well i should see that i get this scourge scum out of this dreary state into alliance ^^ . I was trying to do that earlier on but with the internet problems it just didnt make sense even to try
AriehnV: it was some Internet Problems that probably messed my launcher up earlier i think but not from Blizzards side
ArPharazonV: Well, I hope it's fixed now :-)
AriehnV: NN and Namarie for now :-)
ArPharazonV: Namarie!
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Iryenth: Oh, that video is really cool. Very celtic influences, and I see the conection with Nightwish someone mentioned
ArPharazonV: Yep.
Iryenth: (Gwai got home from work, which is why I pouffed almost immediately)
ArPharazonV: Does him coming home make you leave the chatroom? :-)
Iryenth: it reminds me of some of Loreena McKennitt's
ArPharazonV: Don't know that one.
Iryenth: well, not literally pouff, since I was still here, but scrolling
Iryenth: let me see if I can find a good one on youtube
ArPharazonV: Thanks, I'll take a look.
ArPharazonV: Sounds good, but a little hard to understand sometimes.
ArPharazonV: Her voice isn't very clear.
ArPharazonV: Well it's clear, but you know what I mean, sometimes hard to recognize the words.
ArPharazonV: Other than that, it's good!
Iryenth: yeah, that can be a problem in the genre
ArPharazonV: Aye, Nightwish is known for it as well :-)
Iryenth: Indeed, Nightwish definitely have an issue
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Handy Collection of Anniversary suggestions given so far:
    Dragon theme for this year.
    Tulkas: walk or ride in LotRO from the Shire to Rivendell
    Eonwe: Dragon killing in WoW and LotRO (Draigoch). The sign-up is on the forum to decide if we'll do these or not.
    Screenshots of dragons or dragon-like beings from any game played by members.
    Fireworks rides for WoW and LotRO at major cities.
    Week-long AIM chat marathon just keeping the room up, with added trivia now and then for fun.
    Book Quotes to be suggested with a vote on which ones should have the prize of going up on the News quote rotator; credit given on the website for this anniversary..