Valar Guild

July 15, 2012 Sunday Meeting

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

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Transcript work by
Ar-Pharazon and Varda.

Attending: (7)
    AriehnV, ArPharazonV. Eonwe Valar (presiding), fladrifv, Gilraen-(V)/Iryenth, Glorfindel VG, Indis-(V)/karakedi25
Meeting begins
    Tolkien trivia game
    LARP (live action role-play)
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AriehnV has entered the room.
AriehnV: aiya Phara :-)
ArPharazonV: Aiya!
Eonwe Valar has entered the room.
fladrifv has entered the room.
Iryenth has entered the room.
Eonwe Valar: Heya.
fladrifv: Aiya
Iryenth: Aiya folks
Eonwe Valar: One second, then we'll begin.
ArPharazonV: Aiya
ArPharazonV: Is it just me, or is it quiet?
Eonwe Valar: Back.
ArPharazonV: Ah :-)
fladrifv: its just you not being quiet ;-)
Eonwe Valar: OK, let's begin.

Eonwe Valar: Elen Sila Lumenn Omentielvo!
Eonwe Valar: Membership:
Eonwe Valar: Varda got some unexpected tasks to deal with, so wasn't able to make it.
Eonwe Valar: Any other membership news?
ArPharazonV: Ehrr... new furniture here this weekend?
Eonwe Valar: Congrats :}
AriehnV: new webcam
Eonwe Valar: Congrats :}
ArPharazonV: congrats :-)

Eonwe Valar: Web:
Eonwe Valar: New artwork up on the Art section of the Tolkien Site, by Maedhros.
Eonwe Valar: "Maedhroc and the Troll". Artwork by Maedhros-(V) aka The Gneech, showing his LotRO hobbit character versus a troll.
Eonwe Valar: Varda has other stuff she hopes to get up soon.

Eonwe Valar: Gaming:
Eonwe Valar: WoW:
Eonwe Valar: Pet Battles page now up.
Eonwe Valar: Telling about Pet Battles, anyway.
Eonwe Valar:
ArPharazonV: Gotta catch em all.
Eonwe Valar: Their announcement makes it sound more detailed and impressive than it looks, hehe.
Eonwe Valar: Lothar:
Eonwe Valar: Friday: Varda, Fangorn, and Elwing did some running together questing in Terrokar.

Eonwe Valar: LotRO:
Eonwe Valar: Some maintenance going on Monday.
Eonwe Valar: I've heard beta invites are going out for the new expansion, but that's about all that can be said about them.
Eonwe Valar: Probably means guildies who get in will be there instead of on Landroval, hehe.
Eonwe Valar: Varda mentioned there'd been some grouping in LotRO, but I don't have anything more detailed than that.
AriehnV: Melkor helped me yesterday to defend Rivendell and the Ford of the Bruinen against some Orcs in a skirmish
Eonwe Valar: Cool :}
AriehnV: and Arienwyn just dinged 74 and is trying to escape the fangs of Saruman ^^
Eonwe Valar: :}
Eonwe Valar: That was an interesting part of the experience, hehe.
Eonwe Valar: Any other Gaming News?
Eonwe Valar: Whisper Tolkien Topics now if you have them as well.

ArPharazonV: Couple of flashgames, and got myself a new rare archeology artefact in WoW :-) And I think there's rumors going around about MoP being released in late september.
ArPharazonV: Other than that, not really.
AriehnV: so long
Eonwe Valar: MMO-Champion mentioned the PTR should be getting the Pre-MoP patch soon.
Eonwe Valar: September seems a bit early based on that, but we'll see.
Eonwe Valar: Or might just be right if the PTR phase is short.
Eonwe Valar: If there's no other gaming news,...

Eonwe Valar: Tolkien:
Glorfindel VG has entered the room.
Eonwe Valar: Anything to say on the RP?
Eonwe Valar: Heya Glorfindel :}
ArPharazonV: Aiya!
Glorfindel VG: Aiya :-)
Eonwe Valar: Came in just as we're starting Tolkien, and we need a topic if you've got one :}
AriehnV: aiya Glorfindel :-)
Glorfindel VG: Nothing off the top of my head
Glorfindel VG: Aiya Arien
Eonwe Valar: OK.

Eonwe Valar: If there's nothing to say about the RP at the moment, and no one has a particular topic they'd like to discuss, then how about a round of trivia :}
Eonwe Valar: Everyone here say Valaquenta :}
ArPharazonV: Valaquenta
Eonwe Valar: Just Phar?
ArPharazonV: Apparently.
ArPharazonV: It'll be a short round.
Eonwe Valar: OK, then we'll make this interesting, hehe.
ArPharazonV: We will?
AriehnV: Valaquenta
ArPharazonV: Ah, look :-)
Eonwe Valar: Oh good, a third :}
Glorfindel VG: Valequenta
karakedi25 has entered the room.
Eonwe Valar: OK, four of us. :}
AriehnV: i was reading the new posts .. Elrond you beat my post in lenth =-O
karakedi25: Aiya
AriehnV: Eonwe i mean
karakedi25: can''t stay on long--going out with in-laws
AriehnV: aiya Indis
Eonwe Valar: Heya Indis, just in time for Tolkien chat.
ArPharazonV: Aiya Indis
Eonwe Valar: No worries.
karakedi25: won't have much time :-(
Eonwe Valar: We were just going to do a quick round of trivia.
Eonwe Valar: If you have a question already, we can do this slightly differently and go reverse-order, hehe.
karakedi25: ok, my ride has arrived--namarie
Eonwe Valar: Have fun :}
karakedi25: sorry to miss the trivia--I enjoy it
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Eonwe Valar: GLorfindel, got a trivia question in mind?
Glorfindel VG: ok.
Glorfindel VG: What did Samwise name his daughter and why?
Eonwe Valar: Which daughter? :}
Glorfindel VG: First born
ArPharazonV: Hmm... is that Elanor?
Glorfindel VG: aye
ArPharazonV: Named after a flower in Lorien.
Glorfindel VG: right
Eonwe Valar: Ok, my turn then :}
Eonwe Valar: *Imposing music*
Eonwe Valar: Nmame Farmer Maggots 3 dogs.
ArPharazonV: Grip, Fang and Wolf?
ArPharazonV: I'm on a roll today.
Eonwe Valar: I don't know, sounds like a question, not an answer... :}
ArPharazonV: I could be wrong, of course :-)
Eonwe Valar: I'll give it to you :}
Glorfindel VG: I second Phar
Eonwe Valar: Phar's turn :}
ArPharazonV: Give 2 alternative names for Moria, as given in the Fellowship of the Ring.
Eonwe Valar: Khazad-Dum and Hadhrodrond.
ArPharazonV: The second was not what I had in mind. Is it from the Fellowship?
Glorfindel VG: Khazad-Dum and Dwarrowdelf?
Eonwe Valar: Don't remember off the top of my head if it was mentioned in LotR, actually, heh.
ArPharazonV: That's the two, Glorfindel.
ArPharazonV: Hadhrodrond might be from the History.
ArPharazonV: Or.. Hadhodrond?
Eonwe Valar: It was in the Sil, I'm quite sure.
ArPharazonV: Ah.
ArPharazonV: Should check the RotK register :-)
Eonwe Valar: Yeah, Hadhodrong, slight mispelling, hehe.
Eonwe Valar: *Hadhodrond
AriehnV: the Black Pit
Eonwe Valar: Anyway, if you've given credit to Glorfindel, Arien's turn to ask a question :}
ArPharazonV: Hadhodrond is not in the register from what I can see, so it wouldn't be in the Fellowship. Glorfindel wins!
AriehnV: The shape and lands were changed a lot after the new forming and shaping that were involved in the creation of Numenor. But there was a bit left at the time of the ring wars .. not much but one range of mountains was part of the old Beleriand if I am right, at least it co-existed with it
AriehnV: can you name this mountain chain?
Eonwe Valar: I'm sorry, I must go afk but I declare Aftermeeting after Arien's question is answered. Everyone is free to continue Trivia, or talk about the RP, or go about their ways :}.
ArPharazonV: I'll go for the Blue Mountains.
AriehnV: Glorfindel?
Glorfindel VG: I'll second Phar's answer
Glorfindel VG: Not sure though
AriehnV: thats correct aye :-)
Glorfindel VG: How old was Frodo turning on Bilbo Eleventy-first birthday? Why was this number significant?
ArPharazonV: There's also the Himling of course but that's hardly a range of mountains ;-)
AriehnV: Frodo was turning 33 , the age Hobbit "came into age" and "into their inheritance"
ArPharazonV: It was his 33rd birthday, I believe, when hobbits came into age.
ArPharazonV: What Arien said.
Glorfindel VG: right!
ArPharazonV: Allright, let's see.
ArPharazonV: The battle wherein the Fellowship was seperated took place at Amon Hen, one of twin peaks above the Fall of Rauros. What was the name of its counterpart on the Eastern shore, and, for bonus points, what do both their names mean? :-)
ArPharazonV: No ideas?
AriehnV: Amon Lhaw on the Eastern shore?
ArPharazonV: Correct!
AriehnV: Hill of Seeing and Hill Hearing I believe
AriehnV: insert of
ArPharazonV: Also right :-)
ArPharazonV: Technically the Hill of Sight and the Seat of Seeing, I believe, but close enough!
ArPharazonV: for Amon Hen, that is
AriehnV: When Frodo and Sam were in Mordor they decided to join a band of orks. Why?
AriehnV: and where for bonus points
ArPharazonV: Pooh. Movie clouding my memory, but it would be on their way from the tower of Cirith Ungol; they were dressed as orcs and I do believe they had not much choice in the matter of joining. Or it could be that they used them to find a path to descend into the plains.
ArPharazonV: Am I close?
AriehnV: yes close
AriehnV: it was a road linking two fortresses which Sauron used as main transport route to gather his armies and supplies
ArPharazonV: So more north of the tower, then?
AriehnV: yes , Frodo thought it would take them closer and faster to their goal
AriehnV: and as they encountered this band they did not have much chance than to run with them if they didnt want to give themselves away
AriehnV: but Frodo thought also it might bring them faster ahead so it was not all bad but they finally ditched away into the bushes
ArPharazonV: Well, I got that right at least.
AriehnV: and encountered .. what or who?
ArPharazonV: Though not the second reason.
ArPharazonV: Not sure what they encountered.
ArPharazonV: Except for.. well.. bushes.
ArPharazonV: Should I look it up?
AriehnV: thorny bushes aye:-)
AriehnV: then they waited for a bit until the orc party was safely away , got rid of surplus gear and not long after met Gollum
AriehnV: or scrap that , they made it halfway up the hill at the fiery mountain until they met him
AriehnV: but i think its aftermeeting anyway :-)
ArPharazonV: Yes. At least we got another round in!
AriehnV: *cheers*
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AriehnV: my larp gaiters are ordered and in the making :-D
AriehnV: i ll be going to a larp weekend in August .. unfortunately that was at the same dates as the Tolkien conference and i was drawn more to the Larp
AriehnV: my bad
AriehnV: ;-)
ArPharazonV: Larp is also a bit Tolkien, since that's the source of modern fantasy.
Eonwe Valar: Back. I see I was disconnected at some point during my absence.
AriehnV: ooh aye and in that system which i ll be trying out there is a bit of everything and quite a bit Tolkien inspired
ArPharazonV: Hmm. What was the last thing you got, Eonwe?
AriehnV: they even have an orc tribe their called Uruk Hai whch is lightly stronger and more intelligent than the others ^^
ArPharazonV: Since according to my time you were only gone for 13 seconds.
Eonwe Valar: ArPharazonV (5:38:44 PM): Yes. At least we got another round in!
AriehnV: but i think its aftermeeting anyway :-) ArPharazonV 11:38 pm Yes. At least we got another round in! AriehnV 11:40 pm *cheers*Eonwe Valar has left the room. 11:41 pmEonwe Valar has entered the room. 11:41 pm AriehnV 11:41 pm my larp gaiters are ordered and in the making :-D i ll be going to a larp weekend in August .. unfortunately that was at the same dates as the Tolkien conference and i was drawn more to the Larp my bad ;-) ArPharazonV 11:42 pm Larp is also a bit Tolkien, since that's the source of modern fantasy
ArPharazonV: That should do it.
Eonwe Valar: Thanks.
Eonwe Valar: And aye, in case anyone missed it...

Eonwe Valar: *bangs gavel* Aftermeeting :}
Eonwe Valar: Congrats on getting another round of trivia in :}
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AriehnV: namarie for now :-)
AriehnV: I better get out of Isengard now ^^
ArPharazonV: Good luck!
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Eonwe Valar: Arg, not a good night for my internet apparently.
ArPharazonV: Bad weather perhaps?
Eonwe Valar: Not that bad, just a little rainy earlier.
ArPharazonV: They say the internet is a series of tubes.. perhaps yours flooded!
Eonwe Valar: hehe
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