Valar Guild

May 20, 2012 Sunday Meeting

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

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Transcript work by
Ar-Pharazon and Varda.

Attending: (10)
    AriehnV, ArPharazonV, Eonwe Valar, fladrifv, Gilraen-(V)/Iryenth, Glorfindel VG, GwaihirValar, Indis-(V)/karakedi25, Thingol, VardaValar1 (presiding)

Meeting begins
You have just entered room "valarguildmeetingplace."
VardaValar1 has entered the room.
VardaValar1: Aiya Phar :-)
ArPharazonV: Aiya!
GwaihirValar has entered the room.
Eonwe Valar has entered the room.
VardaValar1: Aiya Eonwe and Gwaihir!
Eonwe Valar: Heya.

VardaValar1: Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo!
VardaValar1: Membership:
VardaValar1: A couple of items.
ArPharazonV: Aiya
VardaValar1: Hurin is going into the hospital for surgery tomorrow, so please think kindly thoughts for him. :-)
VardaValar1: In happier news, Nimrodel's daughter was wedded Friday. Wedding pictures are on our News.
karakedi25 has entered the room.
VardaValar1: Fangorn is back out on the drilling rig for eight days, due to the other engineer's needing to go to the hospital.
VardaValar1: Aiya Indis :-)
VardaValar1: Any other Membership news?
karakedi25: aiya
karakedi25: yes, I'll be traveling between 5/28 and 6/12 [Note: Indis]
Glorfindel VG has entered the room.
karakedi25: may not have internet access
VardaValar1: May your trip go smoothly.
karakedi25: yjmld
VardaValar1: Aiya Glorfindel :-)
fladrifv has left the room.
karakedi25: thanks
Glorfindel VG: Aiya
VardaValar1: That was quite a bit of Membership news. Any more additions?

VardaValar1: Web:
VardaValar1: Nothing new online for the Tolkien Site.

VardaValar1: Gaming:
VardaValar1: Diablo 3 came out Tuesday, with a lot of members trying it out.
VardaValar1: It has a lot of nostalgia for those of us from the early guild that started in Diablo 1, moved to Diablo 2, and the Diablo 2 expansion.
VardaValar1: We have a Diablo 3 thread on our forum where those who wanted to post their Battle Tags did so. I've been asked not to post any on the website.
VardaValar1: The folks posting the tags on the forum have the option of removing them at any time or keeping them up as they like.
ArPharazonV: I was hoping to meet with some of you in the Americas today as I made my first character there, but with the server troubles and people losing gear and achievements and everything...
ArPharazonV: I think I'd best wait a week.
VardaValar1: Bilbo is on right now.
VardaValar1: Good to have you with the group in the Amercas too, thanks for making the character.
ArPharazonV: I haven't made one yet, that was the plan :P
VardaValar1: Anyone that did a year's subscription to WoW also got a year of Diablo 3.
VardaValar1: ah, pardon.
Eonwe Valar: *Got D3 for free :}
VardaValar1: Bilbo says he's not had problems with gear and achievements.
VardaValar1: I haven't either. Nor Sauron.
VardaValar1: Sorry to hear some have had difficulties.
VardaValar1: It's enjoyably story driven with plenty you'll recognize.

VardaValar1: WoW:
ArPharazonV: Oh yes, it's all over the bnet forums, I've been checking regularly. And some of my achievements weren't ticking either, so I took a break.
VardaValar1: Eonwe, did you have anything to mention for WoW?
Eonwe Valar: No runs last Sunday or this Friday. Seems most are busy elsewhere.
VardaValar1: Thanks.

VardaValar1: LotRO:
VardaValar1: The new Update 7 is out as of Monday.
VardaValar1: We've been playing with the new Fornost instance and the new skirmish.
VardaValar1: One such Fornost run was at the scheduled Monday time, completing the wings for water, earth, and fire, but we ran out of time before doing shadow.
Iryenth has entered the room.
VardaValar1: One wing unlocks another wing.
VardaValar1: Aiya Gilraen :-)
VardaValar1: Saturday, Miriel and Irmo had intended to start the Draigoch raids going again, but only four people showed up.
VardaValar1: They request that all those interested in the Draigoch run for next Saturday post in the forum, even if it's tentative.
VardaValar1: If we can't get a group next Saturday, they're considering calling it off.
karakedi25: five people showed up
VardaValar1: I wasn't present, thanks for the correction. :-)
VardaValar1: But weren't two of them Palantiri rather than Valar?
karakedi25: 3 valar, 2 palantiri
VardaValar1: Anyway, we need to be sure to post on the forum for the run.
VardaValar1: Those who haven't used the forum before might want to take this time to start using it, to encourage the runs.
VardaValar1: There were reasons for the low turn-out, so we can expect a much better one next Saturday.
AriehnV has entered the room.
VardaValar1: Aiya Arien :-)
AriehnV: aiya all :-)
VardaValar1: Any other gaming news?

AriehnV: Did we have Diablo?
AriehnV: or is that a new section :-)?
VardaValar1: We mentioned it. Would you like to say something about it?
AriehnV: aye just that Menelvagor and Calaron are both playing Diablo as well as me.
AriehnV: Mine and Menels battletag are on the forum in the new Diablo thread.
ArPharazonV: For a given definition of playing.
AriehnV: Menel and I teamed up together for a short bit in the americas
VardaValar1: Here's the link to our forum area for D3:
AriehnV: Annarwen, Demonhuntress, and Urwendi , Monk
Eonwe Valar: Calion's evil brother broke out of our RP and into D3? I'm not sure Auros can follow him :} (I kid :})
AriehnV: Americas and Europe respectively
AriehnV: yo thats the plain of it :-)
ArPharazonV: *grin* Calaron's just the name I tend to use nowadays, on forums etc. Since most people do know me as Calaron, it was the obvious choice.
ArPharazonV: Would it help if I said my main's name is Caliona? ;-)
AriehnV: well i know who caliona is :-D
Eonwe Valar: I just thought I'd kid Arien about calling you Calaron instead of Pharazon :}
AriehnV: och its a habit Eonwe
AriehnV: or should i call you Auros instead :D?
Eonwe Valar: :}
VardaValar1: Auros is actually another form of the name for Eonwe.
AriehnV: but actually i was referring to the name under which he registered in the americas
AriehnV: so people can find him
AriehnV: Urwendi is another name for Arien , so there ;-)
VardaValar1: Aye, it is.
VardaValar1: Any further gaming news?

VardaValar1: Tolkien:
VardaValar1: Do check our Tolkien Site to make sure your character is represented in some fashion.
Eonwe Valar: Any feel free to fill in many of the other much-needed articles :}
Eonwe Valar: Any = And
VardaValar1: This link is mainly for articles, but we also have stories, poems, and art for our characters.
VardaValar1: ok, onwards. :-)
VardaValar1: Did anyone have a Tolkien topic they'd like to bring up?

VardaValar1: ok, one round of trivia!
VardaValar1: Arien starts at the top of the AIM list. Name any character from Middle-earth. The next person names another character by using the last letter of the name for the first letter of the character to be mentioned next.
VardaValar1: Such as Sam, Mandos.
ArPharazonV: Or the other way around.
VardaValar1: Right, hehe.
VardaValar1: Circular!
Eonwe Valar: Only don't name Sam after naming Mandos after naming Sam. We don't need to get stuck in an infinite loop :}
VardaValar1: :-) has entered the room.
VardaValar1: Those currently present for the trivia game, please type Aye
VardaValar1: Aiya Thingol :-)
ArPharazonV: Aye
AriehnV: aye
Eonwe Valar: Aye. Aiya everybody :-)
AriehnV: Aiya Thingol :-)
AriehnV: ok then i ll start of with a name?
VardaValar1: Yes
AriehnV: Laurelin
AriehnV: (i hope the name of trees count? or just people)
ArPharazonV: hah, to start circular...
ArPharazonV: I'll say Nimrodel
VardaValar1: I meant characters actually
AriehnV: Lindir then
VardaValar1: Game changed under you, Phar. Try again. : )
ArPharazonV: Hmm.
ArPharazonV: Ros?
karakedi25: OK folks, have to leave now--have fun.
karakedi25: Namarie
ArPharazonV: namarie!
VardaValar1: namarie
Eonwe Valar: Sorontur
karakedi25 has left the room.
Eonwe Valar: Take care Indis, belatedly.
VardaValar1: (Glorfindel, are you present?)
VardaValar1: (Gwaihir, are you present?)
VardaValar1: (Thingol, are you present?) yes
VardaValar1: Sorontur up to you!
VardaValar1: We need a character name starting with R.
AriehnV: Romendacil
VardaValar1: Arien's name changed to Thingol!
VardaValar1: Thingol, did you want to pass? no Luthien
VardaValar1: You actually need an R name to go after Sorontur. :-) oh, lol umm oh, Rosie Cotton
VardaValar1: Nice :-)
VardaValar1: Nar
VardaValar1: That was one round.
VardaValar1: I've been asked to keep it down to one official round to let people go afterwards.
VardaValar1: Those who want to can continue with it in the After-meeting.
AriehnV: Who said that?

VardaValar1: First, a quick reminder to check the Forum for the RP posts.
VardaValar1: A few asides.
AriehnV: hmph
AriehnV: how rude
VardaValar1: Nope, just requests.

VardaValar1: After-meeting
VardaValar1: Those who need to leave, please feel free.
AriehnV: :-\
VardaValar1: The RP is the short name we use to describe our ongoing, very long story that we're group writing on our forum. [Note: answering a side-window.]
VardaValar1: The forum is at:
VardaValar1: or go to the main site and click Forum
VardaValar1: It's under the Tolkien section, role-play story.
VardaValar1: The first section is called "Scouting Ahead".
VardaValar1: The second section is called "Angmar Bound".
Eonwe Valar: Scouting Ahead is in the Board "Role-Play Archives, where completed arcs go for posterity :}
Eonwe Valar: *"Role-Play Story Archives" that is.
Eonwe Valar: Lol, and I apparently need to update the Angmar Bound description to not say "Will be starting soon."
VardaValar1: aye :-)
VardaValar1: Ar-Pharazon was our last poster. : )
ArPharazonV: Aye. Didn't really know what to say so I made what looks to me like a filler post.
VardaValar1: Would anyone like to make comments on the rp or continue the trivia game?
ArPharazonV: But eh, it works.
Eonwe Valar: There, now reading "In progress." hehe
VardaValar1: I found it amusing that Calion said finding his brother was the main objective. It's more or less true, just an interesting way to put it, as he might actually have done.
VardaValar1: Phar also set the time of day. We still have some daylight left.
VardaValar1: Thanks for the change, Eonwe. :-)
Eonwe Valar: I was considering moving it on to the next day with my Elrond post, unless anyone objected?
ArPharazonV: ..sorry, did I do wrong? I just assumed :-)
Eonwe Valar: *My next
ArPharazonV: Hmm? Main objective? Think I tried to point the other way.
VardaValar1: It did at first.
VardaValar1: then he said
VardaValar1: "I just hope it will not be too late, for my brother or our main objective."
ArPharazonV: yes, which means that the main objective is *not* my brother
ArPharazonV: Sorry, thought that was clear.
VardaValar1: ah, my misread. Sorry
VardaValar1: or not is
VardaValar1: Scanning is not the best way to read, especially this sort of thing.
VardaValar1: Any further comments?
ArPharazonV: Was it supposed to be nightfall already?
ArPharazonV: what time did we arrive at Rivendell?
VardaValar1: I thought is was daytime. We've spent a little time in Imladris.
VardaValar1: Looking back.
Eonwe Valar: Part of it would depend on what time we entered Imladris, since this is Day 0 (our arrival), pretty much.
VardaValar1: Hasn't been long since we arrived. Indis set this in a post:
VardaValar1: Within a few hours of arrival in Imladris, they were to meet its fabled Master!
ArPharazonV: Ah, but when did we arrive? Morning or afternoon?
VardaValar1: We arrived and cleaned up, then went to see Legolas and Gloin, depending on who we were.
VardaValar1: Another time mention:
VardaValar1: "Master Elrond knows of your arrival, and will meet with you in two hours' time, if such is your desire.
VardaValar1: Auros seems to have skipped the clean-up before the meetings, so he's ahead of the others on the meeting times.
AriehnV: i had the impression we arrived late morning or early afternoon
Eonwe Valar: First thing Auros did was report to Glorfindel :}
VardaValar1: Last post of Scouting Ahead:
VardaValar1: Anar was still high in the sky as they approached a land full of valleys. Auros took the lead to guide them along the right path.
VardaValar1: They would take a little time to go down the valley even with their guide, but it would still be day.
VardaValar1: Your post is fine, Phar. : )
ArPharazonV: good :-)
ArPharazonV: Since it's winter and all
VardaValar1: (To me, about 3 days in January are winter. Must think differently.)
VardaValar1: Seems like it was autumnal for the Fellowship's arrival, but hit winter by the time they left. Had to take cold-weather clothing.
VardaValar1: So we need to think about cold-weather gear too.
VardaValar1: Also, we'll be heading north
VardaValar1: Menelvagor does not seem to have been able to post this last week.
Eonwe Valar: Legolas didn't wear shoes in snow, so whether Elves should be wearing winter gear is questionable, hehe.
Eonwe Valar: *Didn't wear boots, pardon.
ArPharazonV: My point was, days will be shorter :-)
VardaValar1: Legolas wore shoes, aye. But he also had a jacket given to him by Imladris. has left the room.
VardaValar1: You're right on the days.
VardaValar1: ok, would we like to adjourn and let the WoW group get underway? Arien doesn't have long to stay tonight.
Eonwe Valar has left the room.
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Eonwe Valar has entered the room.
VardaValar1: and Eonwe is crashing. : )
Eonwe Valar: Apparently, hehe.
VardaValar1: We're already in After-meeting, so no worries. : )
VardaValar1: This dwarf in WoW is saying Pulverize the beach! Leave nuthin' but...sand.
AriehnV: hehe
Eonwe Valar: My next Elrond post will conclued the meeting with him, and if it includes anything from Auros, it might advance the story to the next day as well. After all, we don't need to try and crowd everything in Rivendell into one night.
Eonwe Valar: *conclude
Eonwe Valar: We have a little over a week to spend interacting with eachother and with the denizens of Rivendell :}
AriehnV: Will you call Franli>?
AriehnV: I wonder whether there is going to be another dwarven poste ^^ maybe exploring rivendelss vinyardds ^^
AriehnV: vinyards even
VardaValar1: Or maybe the wine cellars?
ArPharazonV: Calion will do some exploring. I was actually planning on having him ask Elrond's permission, just so Elrond could respond to him to. That was what the daylight through the window thing was for.
Eonwe Valar: Call Franli?
ArPharazonV: But in the end it seemed better not to.
ArPharazonV: *too
VardaValar1: The others went to see Elrond because they wanted to.
VardaValar1: Not called.
Eonwe Valar: Aside from assuming you mean Frali, what did you want him called for?
Glorfindel VG has left the room.

ArPharazonV: Hmm, apparently someone on deviantart is making a series of pictures that depict scenes from LotR, but with my little pony characters. Want a link?
Eonwe Valar: As amusing as I thought "Kirby Fellowship of the RIng" was when I found it, I think I'm going to pass on this one, hehe.
ArPharazonV: Allright :-)
VardaValar1: sure put up a link.
ArPharazonV: this is the first in the series, you can find more by following the link below the picture
ArPharazonV: With the exception of this first picture, which is more of a preview test thing, the scenes are in order. There's only a few so far, and still in the Fellowship prologue, but if the artist is really going through all the films, it could be quite a large project.
VardaValar1: aye

You have just entered room "valarguildmeetingplace."
ArPharazonV: Am I back in again?
VardaValar1: yes :-)
ArPharazonV: did I miss anything?
VardaValar1: Did you save before the crash?
VardaValar1: nothing. We're mostly gaming in WoW
ArPharazonV: Yes. And it's still here, anyway. The window was still open but I couldn't respond; when I clicked on the shortcut again for the room it got me back in.
VardaValar1: o good :-)
ArPharazonV: saving and sending transcript