Valar Guild

February 19, 2012 Sunday Meeting

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

Attending: (7)
    AriehnV, ArPharazonV, Eonwe Valar (presiding), Galdor-(V)/galdorandwe, Glorfindel VG, Indis-(V)/karakedi25, Thingol/

Meeting begins
    Thingol-(V) more
    All News reports are up.
    Tolkien "name game" played. Arien changed it to a variation where the names had to be in alphabetical order. Eonwe added in that people called the name according to channel order so all could speak.
You have just entered room "valarguildmeetingplace."
Eonwe Valar has entered the room.
Eonwe Valar: Heya.
ArPharazonV: Aiya
Eonwe Valar: Guess we'll give it a couple more minutes, see if anyone else will come in.
ArPharazonV: Thingol wants to come in, but I can't seem to be able to invite him.
Eonwe Valar: Thingol, eh? Looks like he hasn't been heard from in a while.
ArPharazonV: I told him to talk to you, gave him the AIM name.
Eonwe Valar has left the room.
Eonwe Valar has entered the room.
Eonwe Valar: Having a rough time figuring out how to get him in here.
ArPharazonV: Hmm. has entered the room.
Eonwe Valar: That let you in. well there we go
ArPharazonV: Success! thanks :-)
Eonwe Valar: I'd been inviting Thingol V, wouldn't let me. ah
ArPharazonV: Yeah, didn't work for me either when I tried the first time was much simpler than opening a port on my firewall
Eonwe Valar: Hehe, aye
AriehnV has entered the room.
Eonwe Valar: Heya Arien :} hiya
AriehnV: Aiya all :-)
ArPharazonV: Aiya
AriehnV: Aiya Thingol and Phara :-)
Eonwe Valar: Been quit esome time since we've seen you, Thingol. What've you been up to? I joined a looong time ago and haven't been active in forever
Eonwe Valar: *Been quite
AriehnV: a rare guest there i see .. or i am not even sure that i have seen you before well, you know, life and all i stopped being active in the guilda number of years ago, just before college i think i thought i'd hop in and drop by
AriehnV: what brought you back then? I am just curious and really happy to see you well i saw that d3 was coming up and it brought back fond memories of all my gaming days
Eonwe Valar: :} with the guild i dont play wow or sc2 or anything else really. i played poor mans wow (runescape) for almost 5 1/2 years
Eonwe Valar: hehe
Eonwe Valar: Alot of us are in LotRO, and that's free to play, if you'd like to give that a go. jagex (the makers of runescape) made some poor decisions with the game and i left
Eonwe Valar: Sorry to hear that.
Glorfindel VG has entered the room. if its an online game my machine might handle it...
Eonwe Valar: Aye, it's an MMO.
AriehnV: Aiya Glorfindel :-) hiya glorfindel
Glorfindel VG: Aiya :-) right now ive got an old core 2 duo, 2 gigs of ram and no video card to speak of :-)  [Note: LotRO needs a strong video card.]
Eonwe Valar: hehe
Eonwe Valar: If you're interested, should get you there.
ArPharazonV: Sounds like my current pc. Still enough for WoW on low/fair settings though! i'll give it a peek
Eonwe Valar: You might want to e-mail Varda, let her know about your new e-mail, and that you're still interested in being a member. Membership page shows you've been out of contact for a while.
AriehnV: yes and we would be very happy to have you back up and running :-D haha, ok
Eonwe Valar: OK, now that we got Thingol into the channel, everyone here is in time for the meeting, hehe. :} We'll do it quick since we're getting such a late start.
AriehnV: I ve got Helm (if you remember him) looking in a slightly more interesting game than wow at the moment , and he mentioned that he might look into either LotRo or ToR
AriehnV: he is a bit bored with WoW at the moment (same as I , but i keep playing for the Lorekeepers sake)
Eonwe Valar: hehe
AriehnV: but once he is back into gaming i am sure he ll have a look
AriehnV: and i ll try to get him in touch wherever we might meet if anywhere
AriehnV: if thats ok with you Eonwe :-)
Eonwe Valar: It'd be great to get a chance to actually meet Helm in a game :}
AriehnV: nice thing on ToR is that you can choose in which area you want to play, Europe or US without having to buy two clients
Eonwe Valar: That's good.
AriehnV: indeed
Eonwe Valar: OK, let's do the meeting :}

Eonwe Valar: Elen Sila Lumenn Omentielvo!
Eonwe Valar: Membership:
Eonwe Valar: See above for plenty of it :}
Eonwe Valar: Varda and Fangorn are back from visiting Eowyn, but they, Elwing, and others are out for the night.
Eonwe Valar: Any other Membership news?
ArPharazonV: Well, I suppose a death in the family counts as member news.
AriehnV: my condolations :-(, and sorry to hear that
Eonwe Valar: Aye, it does. Sorry to hear.
AriehnV: (hugs Phara)
ArPharazonV: My grandmother died friday after several years of having several months to live, so it was expected, and we were happy she survived this long still.
ArPharazonV: And thanks. i'm sorry for your loss, i've also recently had a close family member pass away.
Glorfindel VG: Several years longer than she was expected? She must have been very strong
ArPharazonV: And about a week and a half ago it suddenly became worse. But she went peacefully, because of sedatives etc.
ArPharazonV: And yeah, quite, but you never know with cancer. It can stagnate for some years and then flare up again.
ArPharazonV: We made the most of it, and it's better this way than several months of chemo and suffering, I think. So we've made our peace, though of course it's still very sad.
ArPharazonV: So yeah, not much more to say about it. Just felt I had to get it out there. Thanks for all the condolences :-) has left the room.
ArPharazonV: Thingol had to go, or accidentally pressed escape?
Eonwe Valar: It's good she didn't suffer long at least. My condolesnces for Thingol's loss as well.
Eonwe Valar: I'm not sure.
Eonwe Valar: OK, now I am, he accidentally hit escape ;} has entered the room.
Eonwe Valar: WB :}
ArPharazonV: And my condolences to you too, Thingol! sorry thank you phara
Eonwe Valar: Aye, I was just expressing my condolensces as well as you disappeared, hehe.
Eonwe Valar: *condolences
Eonwe Valar: If there's no other member news...

Eonwe Valar: Web:
Eonwe Valar: Varda's put up all the news reports she's been sent for the week.
galdorandwe has entered the room.
galdorandwe: Aiya

Eonwe Valar: Gaming:
Eonwe Valar: Heya Galdor.

Eonwe Valar: WoW:
AriehnV: Aiya Galdor
Eonwe Valar: Love is in the Air event is over. Hope you all got what you wanted from it. :}
Eonwe Valar: Guild runs:
Eonwe Valar: Sunday:
Eonwe Valar: Attending: (Members) Glorfindel, Eonwe, Bilbo, Elwing; (Guild Friends) Kaz
Eonwe Valar: We did a quick clear of AQ40 for rep, quest turnins, transmogrify gear, and the like. Afterwards, we went ahead and called it as there were no other runs anyone was particularly excited about that we could do.
ArPharazonV: AQ40.. have been doing that every week now. Still missing 2 transmog pieces, after all these months. Quite annoying ;-)
Eonwe Valar: Friday: I wasn't able to make it Friday, so I have no report available.
Eonwe Valar: hehe

Eonwe Valar: LotRO:
Eonwe Valar: Monday Run:
Eonwe Valar: We ran through a few 6-man instances this Saturday. Successfully completing The Foundry. Thanks to Indis for guiding us through! Foundry 6-man T1: Hurin (Hiurred, captain), Indis (Mereniel, lore-master), Irmo (Irmogar, guardian), Miriel (Mahariel, minstrel), Nimrodel (Ardisian, hunter), Pippin (Avengelina, champion). Sammath Gul 6-man challenge: Gorlim (Aeronwy, guardian) Hurin (Hiurin, champion), Indis (Mereniel, lore-master), Irmo (Irmohir, captain), Miriel (Mahairiel, hunter), Nimrodel (Ardisian, hunter). Sammath Gul 6-man challenge: Gorlim (Sprain, minstrel) Hurin (Hiuro, runekeeper), Indis (Isaniel, minstrel), Irmo (Irmbrand, minstrel), Miriel (Mahamiriel, lore-master), Nimrodel (Cynthiajane, champion).
Eonwe Valar: Report from Galdor: We ran Foundry t2 and won. Had 2 pals of mine Pugging since we didn’t have enough to run a full 6. Nimrodel (Ardisian, Hunter), Gildor (Marella, Guardian), Inidis (Alasse, Loremaster), Galdor (Thongaladh, Champ) Two friends from Council of the Secret Fire: Taralyn-1 (Capt.), and Wilkie (Mini). No wipes. We beat the t2 challenge.
Eonwe Valar: Wednesday Run:
Eonwe Valar: Ran a few 6-man skirmishes at lvl 75 t1: Breaching the Necromancer's Gate (won), Thievery and Mischief (lost on final fight). Pippin ( Avengaline, Champ); Gildor (Marella Guardian); Nimrodel ( Ardisian Hunter); Galdor ( Dolenatan Captain). …
Eonwe Valar: Saturday Run:
Eonwe Valar: Hmm did anything after "Saturday Run" get through?
AriehnV: silence
AriehnV: is golden
galdorandwe: I missed the Saturday run as I was away.
Eonwe Valar: OK. Shows it did for me, but all says message too long, os wasn't sure.
Eonwe Valar: *also says
ArPharazonV: Nothing got through for me.
Eonwe Valar: Fil Gashan Moria instance steam-rollered for deeds: Celeborn (Kebb, champion), Hurin (Hiurred, captain), Irmo (Irmohir, guardian), Miriel (Mahariel, minstrel), Pippin (Faerus, guardian), and Varda (Tinwetari, minstrel). Watcher: (next Watcher run is planned for Monday 1:30 pm Eastern, hooray for spring break!) Belladonna (Banakila), Celeborn (Kebb), Eomer (Khori - replaced Celeborn when he had to leave), Hurin (Hiurred), Irmo (Irmohir), Landroval (Searil 60 lore-master), Miriel (Mahariel), Nellas (Nimeithel, warden replacement for Tulkas who had to leave), Nimrodel (Ardisian, hunter), Tulkas (Astald, hunter), and Varda (Tinwetari).
Eonwe Valar: Breaching the Necromancer's Gate 12-man skirmish completed fast. Sorry gang, but I didn't scribble down all the names: included Galdor (Dolenatan, captain), Gildor (Fairmaiden, minstrel), Gorlim (Istarond, lore-master), Nimrodel (CynthiaJane, champion), and Varda (Tinwetari), aided by Cao (burglar), Halostnor (captain). Protector of Thangulhad 12-man completed: Cao changed characters for this run, but I'm unsure which of the Z's he was. For this run we added Zedikazule (lore-master) and Zipzap (lore-master).
AriehnV: nope not for me either
Eonwe Valar: There, that should be better then.
ArPharazonV: That's better, yes.
AriehnV: :-) aye
Eonwe Valar: Any other gaming done thing week? This is also the time to whisper me Tolkien topics.
AriehnV: i have a mini raid request .. if that is possible to do some point :?
galdorandwe: Irmo, Miriel, Indis, Hurin and Celeborn are in Fil Gashen right now deeding if anyone is interested in joining them :-)

Eonwe Valar: *Any other gamign done this week
ArPharazonV: Eh. Couple of flashgames, but I couldn't really beat em.
ArPharazonV: Think I'm losing my skills. i beat a custom civ4 on prince lvl:-)
Eonwe Valar: :} err custom map, lol

AriehnV: Eonwe? do you think its possible to organise a Heregrod run? [Note: 24-man LotRO raid with several wings and an end boss undead dragon.]
galdorandwe: You could probably do one tonight...lots of people on right now.
galdorandwe: In general, character class quests for up and coming toons get precedent.
Eonwe Valar: I'd bring that up in the LotRO runs section of the forum, or as Galdor said you could try tonight if you have time. I don't usually do too much scheduling of stuff myself in LotRO, being preoccupied with WoW.
AriehnV: oki ii ll have a peek in after the meeting and ask :-)
AriehnV: if no succes i ll post on the forum
galdorandwe: I know that Nimrodel and I are both interesed in unlocking the last boss for a couple of our toons because at lvl 75 some nice teal items drop.

AriehnV: i ve seen Annatar aka Sauron a few times in The Old Republic :-)
AriehnV: we havent been able to play together yet since my consular is still a bit small at level 30
AriehnV: and he has his knight maxed at 50 or is close to it
Eonwe Valar: Already? He's really been busy. [Note: Sauron's been playing hard every chance he gets. Look out!]
AriehnV: yeah , the game mechanics make it really quick to level without making it feel to easy
AriehnV: *too easy"
Eonwe Valar: Last chance to whisper me a Tolkien Topic for discussion.

Eonwe Valar: Tolkien:
Eonwe Valar: Since no one has suggested a topic, Let's do a Tolkien game.
Eonwe Valar: Everyone still here and paying attention to your keyboard, say Valinor :}
AriehnV: Valinor :-)
galdorandwe: Valinor
Glorfindel VG: valinor
ArPharazonV: Valinor
Eonwe Valar: OK, 5 of us. not bad.
Eonwe Valar: How about the name game? Take the last letter of the previous name and give a new name starting with that letter.
AriehnV: or alpabetical names
AriehnV: might be a bit easier
Eonwe Valar: ?
AriehnV: first one with a, next with b, then c and so on
galdorandwe: Angrond
ArPharazonV: Sounds interesting, though there might be obvious gaps.
Eonwe Valar: Aye, there's going to be obvious gaps, but it sounds interesting.
ArPharazonV: Beren.
Eonwe Valar: Let's give that a try, see how it goes.
galdorandwe: Celeborn
AriehnV: and if a name is unfamiar explain where it comes from :-)
AriehnV: Denethor
galdorandwe: Eol
Eonwe Valar: Eonwe :}
Eonwe Valar: Falathar
galdorandwe: Gloin
AriehnV: Helm
Glorfindel VG: ingwe
ArPharazonV: Indis
Eonwe Valar: I was going to say that going in channel order would be best so everyone gets a word in.
ArPharazonV: Could work.
AriehnV: stop for a sec :-) who is Falathar
AriehnV: ?
galdorandwe: Companion of earendil
Eonwe Valar: What Galdor said.
Eonwe Valar: One of the three companions who sailed to Aman with him.
AriehnV: right :-) thanks
AriehnV: ok next name up then is Galadriel
AriehnV: Phara next
ArPharazonV: We're continuing from Falathar again, then?
ArPharazonV: So can I use Helm? ;-)
AriehnV: oops aye lol my mistake but go on
Eonwe Valar: Let's go in channel order from here, so I guess that makes it my turn.
AriehnV: yup
Eonwe Valar: Inzilbeth
AriehnV: who is>
Eonwe Valar: Tar-Miriel :}
Eonwe Valar: Er, no, wrong one.
galdorandwe: My turn?
galdorandwe: Al-Gimilzor's queen?
Eonwe Valar: She was a woman descended from the Lords of Andunië, married Ar-Gimilzor.
Eonwe Valar: What Galdor said.
galdorandwe: Kementari
galdorandwe: there is no J
galdorandwe: from what I recall
Glorfindel VG: Legolas
AriehnV: Meneldor
AriehnV: Phara next :-)
ArPharazonV: Hmm.
ArPharazonV: Nori
Eonwe Valar: (Quick look: There is one "J", but he gets such a passing mention it's not a surprise if he gets forgotten: Jolly Cotton, Holman Cotton's son.)
AriehnV: Thanks for filling that in , Eonwe
Eonwe Valar: Orodreth
galdorandwe: Here's another archane steward of Gondor: Pelendur :-)
Glorfindel VG: Queen Melian :-P
Glorfindel VG: only q i can think of
galdorandwe: Quendi?
AriehnV: its no name but as name for branch of the elven race half acceptable
Eonwe Valar: If we're using only names of peple, I don't think we have a q name, at least not in Elvish.
galdorandwe: That's the original name for elves if I'm not mistaken
Glorfindel VG: if you count people
Eonwe Valar: *people
AriehnV: but was thinking more of personnages
Eonwe Valar: Actuall,y we do have one Q, but it's not Elvish.
AriehnV: an orc>
AriehnV: ?
Eonwe Valar: An Ent :}
AriehnV: counts as well
ArPharazonV: Quickbeam, I think?
Eonwe Valar: Aye :}
galdorandwe: good one
AriehnV: nice one to think of that
AriehnV: Rory
AriehnV: (Brandybuck)
ArPharazonV: Sticking to hobbits, I'll just go with Samwise Gamgee.
Eonwe Valar: I'll go with that Merry ol' fellow, Tom Bombadillo.
galdorandwe: Ugluk
Glorfindel VG: Varda
ArPharazonV: Hah, I was expecting the orc.
galdorandwe: Ulmo would have been too easy :-)
Eonwe Valar: hehe
AriehnV: *raises a beam* .. we forgot *p*
Eonwe Valar: No, Pelendur was for P
AriehnV: ah good :-)
Eonwe Valar: W is all yours, Arien :}
AriehnV: phew cant think of one ..
ArPharazonV: I know one, but it's a race we've not used so far :-)
galdorandwe: How about....
galdorandwe: Walda
ArPharazonV: Or that.
Glorfindel VG: Wormtongue
AriehnV: ok Walda yeah just came up with that
AriehnV: hah nice one
galdorandwe: One of the kings of Rohan I think
ArPharazonV: I was thinking William the troll.
galdorandwe: ooh
ArPharazonV: Anyway, I'll be impressed if someone knows an X, so with your permission, I'll give a Y.
AriehnV: yeah they called him Bill isnt it?
ArPharazonV: Yes, Bill for short.
AriehnV: one of Bilbos three trolls
AriehnV: nice go on with Y :-)
ArPharazonV: Yavanna.
Eonwe Valar: Zimraphel.
Eonwe Valar: Now *that* one is Tar-Miriel.
galdorandwe: Do we start over?
AriehnV: :aye
Eonwe Valar: Actually, this is a good place to bang the gavel.
AriehnV: that as well
galdorandwe: ok
Eonwe Valar: If we'd like to continue into After-meeting, we can.
Eonwe Valar: I just need to have an eye on WoW in a few minutes as well, as it's about 10 till.
galdorandwe: I'm trying to craft for kinmates in game and I keep getting IM's in I'll sign off now...heading out of town for a week in the very early morning. Namarie all.
Eonwe Valar: Take care Galdor.
AriehnV: ok Namarie Galdor . Take care
Eonwe Valar: Have fun out of town :}
ArPharazonV: Namarie!
galdorandwe has left the room.
Eonwe Valar: Thanks to all for coming :}
Eonwe Valar: *bangs gavel*

Eonwe Valar: Aftermeeting is now begun :}
AriehnV: *bows* has left the room.
karakedi25 has entered the room.
karakedi25: aiya
ArPharazonV: Aiya
Eonwe Valar: Heya Indis.
AriehnV: Namarie all
AriehnV has left the room.
ArPharazonV: Namarie
ArPharazonV: aw, too late
ArPharazonV: Oh, Fladrif just contacted me, wants you to know he's in New Zealand.
ArPharazonV: Eh, it'll be in the transcript.
ArPharazonV: He has visited and will visit the recording locations of the LotR movies.
ArPharazonV: allright, saving and sending transcript