Valar Guild

March 1, 2015 Sunday Meeting

5pm EST (UTC/GMT - 5)
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Transcript work by
Ar-Pharazon and Varda.

Attending: (3)
    Arien-(Valar)/AriehnV, ArPharazonV, VardaValar1 (presiding)

Meeting begins
    Tolkien Site: new art by the Bohemian Weasel-(T)
    Trivia game
    Gaming continued

You have just entered room "valarguildmeetingplace."
AriehnV has entered the room.
ArPharazonV: Aiya
AriehnV: aiya
VardaValar1 has entered the room.
VardaValar1: Aiya Arien and Phar :-)
ArPharazonV: Aiya!
AriehnV: Aiya Varda :-)
VardaValar1: Grats on all the early birds!
ArPharazonV: Right, just got out of raid, I'm gonna try one or two of the new darkmoon faire achievements...
AriehnV: yes yes we all catch the worm .. *picks a juicy one*
VardaValar1: New ones? Interesting
ArPharazonV: Trying the one where you have to hit 45 tonk targets in one session. I'm just having trouble enough getting over 30...
VardaValar1: Looks as if it's that time. Starting invites. Leaflock is in LotRO.
ArPharazonV: Highest so far: 36
VardaValar1: Closer :-)

VardaValar1: Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo!
VardaValar1: Membership:
VardaValar1: Daylight Savings Time will be hitting March 8 in the Eastern time zone. Next meeting.
VardaValar1: I'm back with Fangorn after a lot of traveling, Fun seeing Eowyn, Faramir, and our grandbaby, and Meriadoc, and Elwing. :-)
ArPharazonV: Hmm, let me think.
VardaValar1: Grats to Gimli on his new job. :-)
ArPharazonV: If it starts for you, but not us...
ArPharazonV: which way do the clocks go for you?
ArPharazonV: And grats!
VardaValar1: We "Spring forward"
AriehnV: very much congrats to Gimli :-D
ArPharazonV: So for us, meetings will be an hour earlier?
VardaValar1: Yes
VardaValar1: Seen anyone else this week in Europe from Valar?
AriehnV: seen Menel online but havent spoken to him this week
VardaValar1: Trying to think who all I've seen around, being away so much.
VardaValar1: O nice :-)
VardaValar1: Elladan, Leaflock, Gorlim, Hamson, Nar, Fangorn, Nob, Bofur was on but I missed him,
VardaValar1: Eonwe was on but I missed him.
VardaValar1: Halbarad
VardaValar1: Tulkas
VardaValar1: Eowyn
VardaValar1: Bilbo and Sauron
VardaValar1: Sorry to those I left out.

VardaValar1: Web:
VardaValar1: Tolkien Site has new art from the Bohemian Weasel-(T)
VardaValar1: Other people are allowed to send in their art and stuff too, Don't be intimidated by how good she is. :-)
VardaValar1: She did a couple of iconic style images, one for Eowyn and one for Frodo:
VardaValar1: 2012-icon-eowyn.jpg
VardaValar1: 012-icon-frodo.jpg
ArPharazonV: (Yay, achievement success!)
VardaValar1: So while she uses the movie folk for models, they aren't copies from the movies there.
VardaValar1: Grats Phar!
ArPharazonV: Thanks :-)

VardaValar1: Not sure where to put this bit of news, so putting it in here.
VardaValar1: Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock among many other acting jobs, passed away Feb 27 at the age of 83. He will be much missed.
VardaValar1: Here's one of many articles up about him:
VardaValar1: DeepGroover-(T) plans on making this model in his honor:
VardaValar1: 007.1073741825.1220035571&type=1&theater
VardaValar1: Does the model link work for you?
ArPharazonV: Yes, it does, so facebook account not needed.
VardaValar1: Good, thank you.
VardaValar1: As a bonus, that link shows a number of DeepGroover's models that I can't put on our site, as many are not fantasy.
AriehnV: its great this model .. so lifelike
VardaValar1: There's a zillion articles online, as he touched the imaginations of so many, aided the push into science, space.
VardaValar1: Any further comments?
ArPharazonV: I read a lot of comics and watch quite a few forums, and there are a great many tributes to him. Really nice to see.
ArPharazonV: The whole world seems to remember him.
ArPharazonV: Hopefully that stays that way :-)
VardaValar1: Thank you.
VardaValar1: In other web news, Eonwe the Steadfast is still giving his weekly updates on the Games Site. Thanks Eonwe. :-)

VardaValar1: Gaming:
VardaValar1: From Eonwe:
VardaValar1: WoW:
VardaValar1: See the 6.1 patch notes and the recent hotfixes as well as a peek at the continuing legendary questline(warning:spoilers).
VardaValar1: Hearthstone:
VardaValar1: New patch is out. See the patch notes.
VardaValar1: Diablo 3:
VardaValar1: Patch 2.2.0 is now on the PTR. Check out the current PTR patch notes.
VardaValar1: Any general news additions for gaming?
ArPharazonV: Hearthstone March season started, with a Ragnaros card back.
ArPharazonV: Presumably related to news that got leaked about a possible Molten Core adventure being released in a month or two.
VardaValar1: Spectacular location.
VardaValar1: In guild news: WoW Lothar News: Bofur, Nob, and Eonwë got together this week for a garrison invasion.
VardaValar1: Most LotRO grouping is with two or three of us joining groups of friends for the large instances.
VardaValar1: Any other Valarite grouping this past week that we know of?
VardaValar1: ahh, StarCraft BroodWar: Fangorn, Varda, Eowyn; Fangorn, Varda, Sauron.
ArPharazonV: Good to see that that old game is still seeing play :-)
VardaValar1: Any other news, comments, suggestions, gripes, etc? This is the time.

VardaValar1: Tolkien:
VardaValar1: Taking suggestions. Considering going with Indis' long-delayed suggestion, or a trivia game.
VardaValar1: Trivia. Since it's just us, we can use any books, names, etc. Using the last letter of the previous word, come up with another Tolkien reference.
VardaValar1: Order is alphabetical to give a word: Arien, Ar-Pharazon, Varda.
VardaValar1: Fire when ready!
VardaValar1: Sorry, should have checked to make sure we're all here.
VardaValar1: If present, please type Eru
VardaValar1: Eru
AriehnV: Eru
ArPharazonV: Eru
VardaValar1: Would we rather have the game with the one who types the answer first be the one to do the next word?
AriehnV: yeah maybe
VardaValar1: okie dokie. Arien, go ahead when you're ready.
AriehnV: Valinor
VardaValar1: Radagast
ArPharazonV: Turgon
AriehnV: Naith
VardaValar1: Haldir
AriehnV: Rumil
VardaValar1: Legolas
ArPharazonV: Samwise
VardaValar1: Elrond
ArPharazonV: Durin
VardaValar1: Nar
ArPharazonV: Rohirrim
VardaValar1: Maeglin
ArPharazonV: Nori
VardaValar1: Istari
VardaValar1: (any word, not just names)
ArPharazonV: Inglor
VardaValar1: Remmirath
ArPharazonV: huorn
VardaValar1: Nimloth
VardaValar1: (sure a lot of similar word endings!)
ArPharazonV: Hamfast
VardaValar1: Thorin
ArPharazonV: Nim
VardaValar1: Mim
AriehnV: Minas
ArPharazonV: did I get it wrong? Was it spelled Mim?
ArPharazonV: Guess I lose..
VardaValar1: Nimrodel, short form?
VardaValar1: We call her that in LotRO all the time. :-)
ArPharazonV: Ah :-)
ArPharazonV: Shire
VardaValar1: eagle
VardaValar1: Eastemnet?
ArPharazonV: Tirith
VardaValar1: (not sure eagle was legal or needed to be great eagle for Tolkien)
VardaValar1: Haleth
ArPharazonV: Hantal?
VardaValar1: (nice)
VardaValar1: Landroval
ArPharazonV: Luthien
VardaValar1: Nellas
AriehnV: Sirion
VardaValar1: Nargothrond
AriehnV: Dagrod
AriehnV: (hope i got that name right .. half rememberd)
VardaValar1: (not ringing a bell)
ArPharazonV: Dorthonion
AriehnV: ((never mind probably an invention but sounds authentic ;-)))
VardaValar1: nasturtium (not sure flowers they mentioned count, not just M-e, so probably not)
VardaValar1: Niphredil in its place
ArPharazonV: Londiniu- no, that's too much Asterix...
AriehnV: hehe Lindir
VardaValar1: Rumil
ArPharazonV: Lond Daer
ArPharazonV: If two is allowed?
ArPharazonV: Or just Lond?
VardaValar1: Yes, allowed
VardaValar1: (Use the last letter of the two)
AriehnV: Roherryn
VardaValar1: neeker-breeker
ArPharazonV: Rohan
VardaValar1: Numenor
ArPharazonV: Romenna
VardaValar1: Aragorn
AriehnV: Nimbrethil?
VardaValar1: lembas
ArPharazonV: Saradoc
VardaValar1: Caranthir
AriehnV: hmm cant think of anything different .. Rohan? did we have that already?
VardaValar1: (nope, said Rohirrim)
ArPharazonV: Rohan too
VardaValar1: ok, think I misremembered
VardaValar1: ArPharazon-V: Rohirrim
ArPharazonV: It's right up there, not too much earlier ;-)
ArPharazonV: After neeker-breeker
VardaValar1: ArPharazon-V: Rohirrim
VardaValar1: (The R's may kill us.)
ArPharazonV: Ring :D
VardaValar1: Gimli
ArPharazonV: Indis
VardaValar1: Saeros
ArPharazonV: Silmaril
VardaValar1: Lorien
ArPharazonV: Nazgul
VardaValar1: Lotho
AriehnV: Orendil
AriehnV: Orome
ArPharazonV: Elendil
VardaValar1: (I don't know an Orendil, except maybe in WoW)
VardaValar1: Luin
AriehnV: Nellas
VardaValar1: Varda Valar: Nellas
ArPharazonV: Namarie ;-)
VardaValar1: :-)
VardaValar1: Elbereth
AriehnV: HIthlum? was a region in Numenor i think?
ArPharazonV: No, in Beleriand.
ArPharazonV: But it works!
AriehnV: ah Beleriand cool
VardaValar1: But it was a region
VardaValar1: miruvor
ArPharazonV: Rivendell?
VardaValar1: (good)
VardaValar1: Lothlorien
AriehnV: Nimrodel
ArPharazonV: Lobelia
VardaValar1: Arien
ArPharazonV: Nob
AriehnV: Beregond
ArPharazonV: Doriath
VardaValar1: (I started using a notepad on the side to try to answer these when not my turn. Feel free to use the same thing.)
VardaValar1: Thranduil
ArPharazonV: I'm just throwing my brains all over the books...
ArPharazonV: in my head, anyway
VardaValar1: (mmm brains)
ArPharazonV: Lebennin
VardaValar1: Namo
ArPharazonV: (allright, I had to use a map for that one)
ArPharazonV: Orodruin
VardaValar1: Narya
VardaValar1: (I wasn't using outside sources, just a notepad)
ArPharazonV: Ancalime
VardaValar1: Elladan
AriehnV: Nornore
VardaValar1: Narya
VardaValar1: oops
ArPharazonV: *just* used that
ArPharazonV: hehe
VardaValar1: Elrohir
ArPharazonV: Rope, Elvish
AriehnV: think braINS Are starting to conk out ^^
VardaValar1: This is getting really tough.
ArPharazonV: (too much?)
VardaValar1: Nice one, Phar. :-)
VardaValar1: Do we use e or h?
ArPharazonV: h
VardaValar1: Halbarad
AriehnV: Dwalin
VardaValar1: Nenya
ArPharazonV: ehrr.. that dragon...
ArPharazonV: Ancalagon
ArPharazonV: However, if we're running out of N, we can say Ancalagon the Black.
VardaValar1: noro lim
ArPharazonV: Or not :-)
ArPharazonV: Middle-earth
VardaValar1: Hama
AriehnV: Ancalime
ArPharazonV: ArPharazonV: Ancalime
ArPharazonV: Amandil
VardaValar1: Luinstar?
ArPharazonV: Does not ring a bell.
VardaValar1: (withdrawing Luinstar)
VardaValar1: Luinil
VardaValar1: (means blue star, made for the Firstborn)
ArPharazonV: Legolas
AriehnV: alraidy said
VardaValar1: Varda Valar: Legolas
ArPharazonV: Yeah, could've expected that one.
AriehnV: Loni
VardaValar1: Ioreth
ArPharazonV: Have we had Haldir yet?
VardaValar1: Varda Valar: Haldir
ArPharazonV: Hurin?
VardaValar1: (good)
VardaValar1: Noldor
AriehnV: Rushlight
ArPharazonV: what?
AriehnV: family in Bree :-)
VardaValar1: (good)
AriehnV: family name
ArPharazonV: Nice.
VardaValar1: Treebeard
ArPharazonV: Drogo
VardaValar1: Omar
ArPharazonV: Rosie?
VardaValar1: (good)
VardaValar1: Elanor
ArPharazonV: there's a Ruby as well, apparently
AriehnV: Rudbug
VardaValar1: Yavanna
AriehnV: Amras
VardaValar1: (that's an orc isn't it? Rudbug?)
VardaValar1: Silvan
AriehnV: Radbug .. yes but else
ArPharazonV: Are we limited to middle-earth? Otherwise I'll ay Niggle.
ArPharazonV: *say
VardaValar1: Tolkien's works :-)
VardaValar1: (good)
VardaValar1: Varda Valar: Trivia. Since it's just us, we can use any books, names, etc. Using the last letter of the previous word, come up with another Tolkien reference.
ArPharazonV: Fair enough.
ArPharazonV: In that case I've got another R if you can find a word that ends in one ;-)
VardaValar1: hehe
VardaValar1: Eregion for the e word, sorry
AriehnV: Nessa
ArPharazonV: Atalante
VardaValar1: Avari
VardaValar1: (Phar beat me to it)
VardaValar1: (so Avari can still be used)
VardaValar1: Eol
ArPharazonV: Lomin
VardaValar1: Narvi
AriehnV: Ioreth
VardaValar1: Varda Valar: Ioreth
VardaValar1: (Want me to give an H?)
ArPharazonV: Well unless you can come up with I. Have we had Indis yet?
VardaValar1: yes
ArPharazonV: Imrahil?
VardaValar1: ArPharazon-V: Indis
VardaValar1: (good)
VardaValar1: Lumbar (a star)
ArPharazonV: Roverandom
AriehnV: Mellon
VardaValar1: (nice )
VardaValar1: Nala-dum
ArPharazonV: Moria
VardaValar1: Amillo
VardaValar1: (Was that used already?)
AriehnV: dont think so
AriehnV: but i think my head is quite used (up) and my bed wants using i think :-\
ArPharazonV: Orodreth?
VardaValar1: That's a good idea, Arien. :-) It's getting really tough
VardaValar1: (good)
AriehnV: Hisilome?
VardaValar1: Erebor
VardaValar1: (and it's getting very late for y'all)
AriehnV: Rest peacefully tonight :-) May Nienor watch over your dreams and Mandos keep you safe :-)
VardaValar1: (meeting has been going two hours)
VardaValar1: Two good names there!
VardaValar1: Namarie :-)
ArPharazonV: Namarie!
AriehnV: Namarie :-)
AriehnV has left the room.
VardaValar1: Call it a night?
VardaValar1: (do we consider Nienor and Mandos now used?)
ArPharazonV: I say not, we can use another N.
ArPharazonV: But I think we're kind of tapped out, yes :-)
VardaValar1: ok, but it was on my list as my last N. Might be able to come up with another. *cudgels brain*
VardaValar1: Erebor was the last word up
ArPharazonV: Tough to find new R's, eh?
ArPharazonV: Reuel.
VardaValar1: Trying to answer them myself
VardaValar1: nice
VardaValar1: Erebor was my own word, couldn't answer. :-)
VardaValar1: Lumul-nar (nope, think that was only in LotRO)
ArPharazonV: ...Ronald?
VardaValar1: We're on L aren't we?
ArPharazonV: Oh, thought we were going from your word. Very well, carry on :-)
VardaValar1: I can give a couple of R's. You got mine already.
VardaValar1: I put up Erebor, you put up Ronald
VardaValar1: o sorry, you put up Reul
VardaValar1: Ronald is still free.
VardaValar1: so it's an L word
VardaValar1: not sure I can spell this :-)
ArPharazonV: Give it a shot?
VardaValar1: Laurelindon... it's what Treebeard said talking about Lothlorien
VardaValar1: oboy
ArPharazonV: Nienor!
VardaValar1: Laurellindorenan (that's it)
VardaValar1: hahaha
VardaValar1: Ringil
ArPharazonV: Laiquendi
VardaValar1: (nice)
VardaValar1: Imladris
ArPharazonV: Sakalthor
VardaValar1: Remmirath
ArPharazonV: Hisilome
VardaValar1: Arien used that I think, looking
ArPharazonV: she used Hithlum, anyway...
ArPharazonV: Not sure if it's different enough :-)
VardaValar1: Arien V: Hisilome?
ArPharazonV: Ah, too bad ;-)
ArPharazonV: Herugrim?
VardaValar1: (good)
VardaValar1: Mandos
ArPharazonV: Hah.
ArPharazonV: I'll try Sting.
VardaValar1: (good)
VardaValar1: Galadriel
ArPharazonV: Lindon
VardaValar1: Nornore?
VardaValar1: (don't think it was used yet)
ArPharazonV: Eldarion?
VardaValar1: (good)
VardaValar1: Niequi
ArPharazonV: Ingwe
VardaValar1: Evenstar
VardaValar1: (Your Ronald is still good)
ArPharazonV: Oh, right. Ronald.
VardaValar1: Dol Amroth
ArPharazonV: Hobbit
VardaValar1: (good!)
VardaValar1: Turambar
ArPharazonV: Ringwraith
VardaValar1: Harad
ArPharazonV: Dwarf :-)
VardaValar1: Fastitocalon
ArPharazonV: Narn?
VardaValar1: Nori
VardaValar1: (impressed by Narn, used in the Children of Hurin title)
ArPharazonV: ArPharazonV: Nori
VardaValar1: Thanks
ArPharazonV: Had to look for it :P
VardaValar1: Niphilheim?
ArPharazonV: Ehr, sure...
ArPharazonV: Morgoth
VardaValar1: Not sure if that was in the Sigurd
VardaValar1: Hollin
ArPharazonV: Noirinan
VardaValar1: Northern Kingdom of Gondor? (reaching here)
VardaValar1: er Arnor /facepalm
ArPharazonV: Right, right....
VardaValar1: (really? you're being generous)
VardaValar1: r
ArPharazonV: Well if you find something better...
VardaValar1: r to you. ;-)
ArPharazonV: Return of the King
VardaValar1: Glaurung
ArPharazonV: Grond
VardaValar1: Dori
ArPharazonV: Hmm.
ArPharazonV: Ithil
VardaValar1: Laiqalosse
ArPharazonV: Elf
VardaValar1: Faramir
ArPharazonV: I keep missing the sound when you answer. Sorry.
VardaValar1: No worries
VardaValar1: I need to go make supper, actually
VardaValar1: Call it a draw?
ArPharazonV: Rushock
ArPharazonV: Sure :-)
VardaValar1: Kibil-nala
VardaValar1: ok. You are really good.
ArPharazonV: Angmar
VardaValar1: Rangers
ArPharazonV: Well, I'm kinda cheating, got the internet here.
ArPharazonV: Saruman?
VardaValar1: Noldorin (name)
ArPharazonV: Noldoli :-)
VardaValar1: Illuin (lamp)
ArPharazonV: Nauglafring
VardaValar1: Grey Company
ArPharazonV: Yrch
VardaValar1: (nice)
VardaValar1: Helm
ArPharazonV: Mablung
VardaValar1: Glittering Caves
ArPharazonV: Sauron?
VardaValar1: (not another n, hahaha)
ArPharazonV: Getting a bit difficult, eh?
VardaValar1: a while back, yes. :-)
VardaValar1: Nan
ArPharazonV: I see what you did there.
VardaValar1: Nan-tathren
ArPharazonV: Narsil
VardaValar1: Lungorthin
ArPharazonV: Naugrim
VardaValar1: Meriadoc
ArPharazonV: I remember having a good C some time ago.. what was it..
ArPharazonV: Celeborn, I suppose.
VardaValar1: Nan Curunir
ArPharazonV: Roac
VardaValar1: (good!)
VardaValar1: Corsairs
ArPharazonV: Corsairs. That was the word I was thinking of.
ArPharazonV: Silmarillion
VardaValar1: (death by n)
ArPharazonV: To be expected. Either that or r.
VardaValar1: I'll just concede and call it a night. :-)
ArPharazonV: Aww.
VardaValar1: Rhosgobel ;-)
VardaValar1: River-woman
ArPharazonV: Nice.
VardaValar1: N, though, argh.
ArPharazonV: Namo?
VardaValar1: Used it earlier
ArPharazonV: Narmacil
ArPharazonV: Nevrast
ArPharazonV: Nirnaeth
VardaValar1: ok, I do concede.
VardaValar1: Creamed on the n's
ArPharazonV: With the world wide web at my disposal I'm happy to call it a draw!
VardaValar1: I have that too, just was trying to use my little ol' noggin. It failed me. Ach weh
VardaValar1: Don't forget to sleep before the sun rises too high in the sky, meldo. :-)
ArPharazonV: I will :-) Got some Hearthstone to do too, though, because I think I'm at 3 dailies... but we'll see :-)
VardaValar1: *drops hammer, barely missing own toe*

VardaValar1: After-meeting
ArPharazonV: Ah right! Aftermeeting!
VardaValar1: Have fun then. :-)
ArPharazonV: I did some Diablo 3 this weekend!
VardaValar1: oops, I should have let you do your reports and conceded earlier.
ArPharazonV: Started a witch doctor for season 2, got him to level 15 over the last few days, doing 2 sets of bounties.
VardaValar1: ah fun. :-)
ArPharazonV: Gonna be a bit slow, because I've never played one before, but rather fun. Focusing on minion-summoning in my current playstyle.
ArPharazonV: Goal is to overwhelm everything with pets ;-)
ArPharazonV: Hearthstone's also going nicely. Tried a bit of a "zoo" deck for the warlock after finally getting my second Doomguard. Also looking forward to the new Adventure, whenever that'll be :-)
ArPharazonV: WoW: New patch is out, some rather interesting things for the Garrison, and also the Darkmoon Faire, which started today, with new achievements
ArPharazonV: Including a race, with additional racing mounts and new racing paths that will be added every month.
ArPharazonV: There's also a new chapter for the Legendary quest, resulting in the first Legendary follower for your garrison, but I'm not that far yet by a long way. I'm just getting used to all the new things, and still raiding too :-)
ArPharazonV: New pets also, added to 3 more old Burning Crusade raids. In total there are 12 pets in 3 raids, with a 13th as reward if you get all of them. The group I do old raids with will start going for those tomorrow, so I hope we get some :-)
ArPharazonV: Trouble finding something new for flashgaming this week...
ArPharazonV: try this one, old gaming type, but still fun!
ArPharazonV: And that is a quick personal gaming from me :-)
VardaValar1: Thanks, Phar
VardaValar1: Looked up Feanorians online, the images for them have a lot of cartoons. :-)
ArPharazonV: Oh?
VardaValar1: Google Feanorians, click the picture list and it does a slide show, sort of.
VardaValar1: Some beauties too. I have got to learn digital art someday. :-)
ArPharazonV: Ah, looks fun!
VardaValar1: :-)
ArPharazonV: Hmm, looks like today is... warlock and shaman, and to get at least 1 quest done I'll need to play 9 or more very cheap minions... I think warlock can do that.
VardaValar1: Good luck
VardaValar1: Namarie for now :-)
VardaValar1 has left the room.
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