Valar Guild

July 22, 2012 Sunday Meeting

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

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Transcript work by
Ar-Pharazon and Varda.

Attending: (4)
    AriehnV (presiding), ArPharazonV, fladrifv, Glorfindel VG
Meeting begins
    MLP Online
    EVE Online
    Identify who said the quote from LotR.
You have just entered room "valarguildmeetingplace."
Glorfindel VG has entered the room.
AriehnV has entered the room.
AriehnV: Aiya all :-)
ArPharazonV: Aiya!
AriehnV: how are you?
ArPharazonV: Normal, I guess :-)
AriehnV: is that good or bad?
ArPharazonV: Good?
AriehnV: :-D
ArPharazonV: That question always has me at a loss.
AriehnV: I am sorry Phara :-(
ArPharazonV: Eh, everyone does it, don't worry :-)
AriehnV: oh well ^^ , there we are . Any ideas whether Eonwe and / or Varda will turn up?
AriehnV: nothing on the site
ArPharazonV: I'll check my email.
ArPharazonV: Nope, nothing. Must just be late.
AriehnV: ok looks like it
AriehnV: hope they are okay ..
ArPharazonV: Give it until half an hour's passed?
ArPharazonV: Aye.
AriehnV: will be another ten mins
AriehnV: and they are gone
AriehnV: What do you think, Phara and Glorfindel? shall we just hang around and see what happens?
ArPharazonV: I'm fine with giving it a while more, but that can't last forever. You're the highest ranking one, it'll be up to you to host the meeting otherwise :-)
Glorfindel VG: same
AriehnV: hehe it wont be long anyway at this rate
AriehnV: I tell you what , lets get through the formal part as it is and we can always can call aftermeeting when we are through but stay in the room
AriehnV: how does that sound?
Glorfindel VG: Sounds fine to me
ArPharazonV: Sounds good.
ArPharazonV: I've got Fladrif and Menelvagor invited by the way, do you see any other people online?
AriehnV: nah noone else

AriehnV: then ... Elen sila lumenn omentielvo ! - A star shines upon the hour of our meeting
AriehnV: Membership news: We are here :-)
ArPharazonV: Yay!
AriehnV: For some reason neither Eonwe nor Varda are here, but i remember from last week that Varda had to regulate something in so called "real life"
AriehnV: Maybe she is still entangled with that/
AriehnV: Else .. in three weeks my holidays start and i cant wait ^^
AriehnV: is there anything you two wish to add?
AriehnV: Oh its Grimbeorns birthday today :-)
AriehnV: Happy birthday , Grimbeorn :-)
ArPharazonV: Happy birthday!
ArPharazonV: Nothing from me this week.

AriehnV: Right then we can pass on to Web news
AriehnV: there is a new story up on the tolkien bit from Jay of Lasgalen
AriehnV: July 16, 2012 Tolkien Site / Stories: "Beyond the Dimrill Gate", by Jay of Lasgalen. 14 chapters and an epilogue. "Elladan, Elrohir and Estel are travelling through the Misty Mountains when they sense a shadow of darkness on Moria. Exploring the dark tunnels, they find orcs and trolls before disaster strikes. Trapped in the mines, and with Elrohir injured, how are they to escape?"
AriehnV: I ve read the first chapter and it's very intriguing :-)
AriehnV: As usual new stories and articles are very welcome

AriehnV: Gaming
AriehnV: Have there any non WoW or LotrO games been played this week?
ArPharazonV: Yepyep, besides a few flashgames I've also been playing a bit more MLP Online. But there's still some bugs that are crashing my game, so I just ended up putting a report on their forum and called it a day :-)
AriehnV: Sounds a wise decision
AriehnV: I have played a bit Eve Online last week but not much excitement and no contact with Pallando whatsoever. There is still the alliance tournament going on at the moment so he might be involved in this. But would be great just to hear whether he is still alive :-)
ArPharazonV: Well, he did show up in a meeting.. what was it.. 2 weeks ago?
ArPharazonV: I don't think we have much to worry about in that area.
AriehnV: 3 weeks now after i poked him
AriehnV: I whispered him two weeks ago to remind him of the meeting in game but he declined the conversation. I ve sent him an evemail about it and left it at that.
AriehnV: Since then silence
ArPharazonV: Hmm.
fladrifv has entered the room.
fladrifv: Aiya
AriehnV: Well its up to him and his decision , i am just trying to do my Maia duty of keeping contact and getting people to the meeting :-)
ArPharazonV: Aiya
AriehnV: Aiya Ent !
ArPharazonV: And I hope you keep at it, I'm just saying you shouldn't worry too much after a mere 3 weeks :-)
AriehnV: I wont , nae worries
fladrifv: :-)
fladrifv: An ent is never late ,despite that I feel a bit late sorry for that
AriehnV: Flad, we are in gaming and leaderless apart from my littleness ;-)
fladrifv: no worries we have no bigger light in the darkness then the sun
AriehnV: we are in the Non-Wow or Non- Lotro section at the moment
AriehnV: so if you have anything to add feel free
ArPharazonV: Don't be hasty, eh?
fladrifv: walks on stage
AriehnV: *beam brighten up and highlight the ent"
fladrifv: hope the king of numenor didnt use the reinforcements of the stage for his boats
fladrifv: hail Arien for your light
fladrifv: I am currently in the finals for a chess tournament and its getting close to the finish line
fladrifv: im still in the lead so please all roots up for me :-)
AriehnV: cool keep going 1
AriehnV: !
ArPharazonV: We're rooting for you!
fladrifv: its true nr 1 is the position I aim for :-)
AriehnV: *tries to anchor herself at one of Varda's stars and give the ents roots more strength"
AriehnV: as far as Lotro or WoW reports are concerned , there is not much to add since we lack reports.
fladrifv: *a smile appears on his face* the world does still care for the ent up the hill
fladrifv: and walks of stage

ArPharazonV: Well I can tell you that I got my Vial of the Sands this week
AriehnV: I dont know whether there have been any guild runs. I havent seen Varda online this week or Elrond but Varda said thank you for some Scribe items i sent her at some point , so she was at least alive this past week.
ArPharazonV: biggest single purchase of the Cataclysm expansion in WoW, and I've been saving for a long time ;-)
AriehnV: Congratulations for that :-)
AriehnV: This vial is absolute awesome .. Calaron the golden Dragon :-D
ArPharazonV: So now I can fly around like a bronze dragon and can takea passenger on my back! It's quite neat.
ArPharazonV: Forget boats, this is the new way to travel.
Glorfindel VG: How much gold did it cost you?
ArPharazonV: All mats together, about 29 thousand.
fladrifv: ...
fladrifv: GULPS
fladrifv: ...
ArPharazonV: Hehe, the biggest mount-purchase in the next expansion will be about.. 120 thousand, I'm told?
Glorfindel VG: wow
Glorfindel VG: I have enough trouble saving 1000
fladrifv: sounds like inflation
Glorfindel VG: any idea what sort of mount that is?
ArPharazonV: When you raid most nights, including some old raids with much less people, the gold keeps ticking up, so the biggest challenge is not spending it.
ArPharazonV: Hmm, not sure. I'll look it up.
ArPharazonV: Looks like a Grand Expedition Yak.
AriehnV: nice
Glorfindel VG: If i start saving now, i might have enough by the next next expansion
Glorfindel VG: no thats not a typo
AriehnV: alas ^^
ArPharazonV: Well the thing is, it's *the* purchase of any expansion, so a few years. Once you make it you won't have to make it again, especially since mounts will be shared between your alts in the next expansion.
ArPharazonV: It's worth throwing your money at once in a long long while, I find :-)
Glorfindel VG: Ah that's good to hear. Didn't know mounts would be shared
AriehnV: good thing is . when everyone has to buy one at the beginning of MoP everyone will be broke ^^
AriehnV: so no boasting
ArPharazonV: Hehe, yes, don't expect to get it right in the first month.
Glorfindel VG: Would this be the first 3 person mount?
Glorfindel VG: Or the first 3-person flying mount I guess
ArPharazonV: I'm pretty sure Yaks are ground animals.
AriehnV: Concerning Lotro I have two things to mention that I want in the script , Phara :-)
ArPharazonV: Basically looks like an upgrade of the traveler's tundra mammoth from Wrath of the Lich King.
ArPharazonV: Allright, I'll give the floor to you, Arien :-)
AriehnV: It look awesome but have to agree on the mammoth :-)
AriehnV: Right

AriehnV: my Burglar Arienwyn has finally reached level 75 and is capped after err i think 4 years ^^
AriehnV: Still I made it and i am quite proud of since burglars are not the easiest class to play.
ArPharazonV: Congratulations :-)
AriehnV: She is available now for skirmishes and dailies in that level region, so when you see me in game feel free to whisper.
AriehnV: Or instances for that matter ^^
AriehnV: thanks Phar :-)
AriehnV: The other thing I wanted to mention is that i created a chracter on Evernight server , a runekeeper called Linardis and joined a kinship there. Reason for that is a) it is a European kin and it probably is easier to have more people active during times I am online.
AriehnV: Reason b) I am a bit disappointed about the Valar Guild kinship at the moment. There are still a few very helpful people around and i could poke Melcor in helping me out last week as I mentioned. But usually there is either noone online when i am, they are involved in some raid or crafting afk or just not focused on kin chat.
AriehnV: So when i do ask something or say something it feels like being ignored and that is kind of frustrating
ArPharazonV: Makes sense. That's the trouble with endgame, I suppose; especially if you're not capable of joining them in those raids.
AriehnV: Yep so at least the burglar can join in endgame stuff
AriehnV: I took some things from the guild vault i could use but was not too much
AriehnV: and put some things in from my side :-)
AriehnV: Its also pre-expansion tiredness as we know it from wow
AriehnV: but anyway I wanted to get this in the script so Varda and Eonwe will see how I feel in the Valar Guild at the moment
AriehnV: I am still playing on both servers and kins but i think its just fair that they should know that my Lotro time is split now
AriehnV: Thats it from my side :-)

AriehnV: right any ideas for Tolkien chat or a Tolkien moment?
ArPharazonV: Feels weird to discuss a topic without Varda and Eonwe. But we can do a moment, or a name-game, or something?
AriehnV: yup lets see if we can manage two rounds
AriehnV: I ' ll start with A
AriehnV: Phara next and the ent .. has fallen treeish again?
AriehnV: or i think maybe just a moment is better
AriehnV: and a question tied to it :-)
AriehnV: "Out of doubt, out of dark, to the day's rising
ArPharazonV: Allright.
AriehnV: he rode singing in the sun, sword unsheathing.
AriehnV: Hope he rekindled, and in hope ended,< over death, over dread, over doom lifted , out of loss, out of life unto long glory."
AriehnV: now the question
AriehnV: Who does this refer to and on what occasion these words were spoken ?
ArPharazonV: I can't say for sure without looking it up, but my first thought goes out to Aragorn. Related to the battle of Minas Tirith, perhaps.
AriehnV: Use the book if you have to :-)
ArPharazonV: I wouldn't have a clue where to look if that's not it. Is it LotR?
AriehnV: yes LotR
AriehnV: and in terms of hot / cold .. lukewarm
ArPharazonV: It's a big book. But I'll go grab RotK and see if I can find something.
AriehnV: "Out of doubt, out of dark, to the day's rising. he rode singing in the sun, sword unsheathing. Hope he rekindled, and in hope ended,< over death, over dread, over doom lifted , out of loss, out of life unto long glory."
ArPharazonV: Could be Theoden too, of course....
AriehnV: getting hottttt ..
ArPharazonV: I'll take that as a yes. So it would be... during the main charge of the Rohirrim?
AriehnV: Nope although this is of course what its referring to . The charge on the Pelennor fields
AriehnV: But the words actaually were sung or spoken by the Riders of his Eoted at his funeral
AriehnV: When the mound over his body was raised
ArPharazonV: Ah. I would never have found that since it was much later in the book.
AriehnV: ;-) bit of a brain teaser at the end of this meeting :-)
AriehnV: Aftermeeting - a sun flare lightens up the gavel and solar energy bangs it on the ents trunk
ArPharazonV: careful with that, he might catch on fire
AriehnV: *stomps the ent out*
AriehnV: rather the flames
AriehnV: Namarie for now :-)
ArPharazonV: namarie!
AriehnV: I hope next week will be a bit more populated and more active
ArPharazonV: Hopefully.
AriehnV has left the room.
Glorfindel VG has left the room.
fladrifv has left the room.
ArPharazonV: saving and sending transcript