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October 4, 2019 Friday
ANIVERSARY, VALAR GUILD !
Art and words by Elwing-(V)
Forum anniversary greetings
Gaming Screenshots or other images for
Lord of the Rings Online: new kinhouse
Lord of the Rings Online: Oct
4 firework rides:
Noon Landroval server
7 pm Landroval server
World of WarCraft.
Your game of choice or even real life!
Theme Gaming Screenshots or other images:
Lord of the Rings Online
Your game or real life.
Tolkien Site anniversary contributions:
State of Valar Gaming 2019
More entries will be taken for this page through October. Please
email it to Varda (NOSPAMvarda.elentari (AT) gmail (dot) com)
including a note that it is for the anniversary, using your name in
the guild for credit. Thanks!
This year's theme is "Scary". Yes, that can also include the hobbit
town of Scary.
When: Sept 29th meeting through the Oct 6th meeting.
Where: This year's marathon chat is in the Valar Guild's Discord
chat program in "meeting_place".
What: Free chat including fun chat and fun safe links. Also we'd
enjoy Tolkien Moments and safe url's related to Tolkien and the
Who: all the same folks that are welcome at meetings such as
members, polite family and friends and fellow Tolkien fans.
Participants (hopefully you!):
Arien, Ar-Pharazon, Elrond, Eonwe, Fangorn,
Feel free to post your comments about the anniversary on our forum
Gaming Screenshots of Anniversary
How do I take a screenshot?
In LotRO, F12 removes
quickslots etc from the display. N toggles names on and off. F11
makes a screenshot that goes into your computer's Documents folder
under Lord of the Rings Online.
In WoW, use your keyboard's
version of PrintScreen (PrntScrn on the top row on mine) to make the
screenshot. The image goes into the game's folder under Screenshots.
EVE Online Anniversary screenshots:
Lord of the Rings Online
Sept. 30, 2019 in the wee hours of the morning:
For the Anniversary, the kin branch in the Ithil
legendary server used 894 mithril coins (100 LotRO points apiece, so
89,400 LotRO points) to buy a new kinhouse on the island of Tol
Lochui in the Orndal neighborhood of the Belfalas homesteads:
Below are Screenshots of the front of the house by Varda, right
after buying and before we decorated:
noon Eastern Standard time
on the Landroval server:
Riders of Noon aka The Four Hunters: Arien
(Arienreth), Fangorn (Fangbark), Thranduil (Darakin), and Varda
We met up outside the West Gate.
We practiced riding horses together and getting
in some kind of order for our ride through the towns, then went!
During the various town travels, we could see that the Conga line is
still the most efficient, although we tried diamond and two-by-two
(one following one of the leads ahead). Wing formation for three is
tricky but cool. Those others would benefit from more practice
between events, as we found ways to do them better and better.
by Varda: Three-man wing formation at Bree, before Arien
caught up. The diamond is similar with one at the back behind the
two on the side, not easy.
by Varda: Four-man across. Several of these show up in the
images, but they didn't have the addition of Nob.
Image by Fangorn: Four-man in line on /follow. Noon Rivendell line.
Image by Varda: Two-by-two (image by Varda did
not come out, perhaps fortunately.)
Image by Varda: Two side by side (see below for
the evening Ride at Bree)
by Arien: Arien joined the others at the fountain in front of
the Prancing Pony; this is part of our work at riding all four side
by Arien: fireworks cover the sky, done by a water source for
town safety to prevent Bree guardsmen from becoming wroth if they
by Arien: dragon firework (also seen below). Perhaps the
fireworks attracted this dragon? This works with our theme of
With four hunters, we found travel very easy. We
then rode up to the statue in the memorial garden.
by Arien: Here we are in front of the statue. It is
claimed that we blasted fireworks and danced in this place of peace.
by Fangorn: How about green? Surely they'll like that one. Is
by Varda: What, dance? Us?
Keeping ahead of the Michel Delving bounders, we
moved on to dwarf country. They didn't seem to mind warm fire in
their snow country.
by Fangorn: The Four Horsemen pose with the guards at
by Varda: The Four Horsemen with the guards.
by Arien: Four of us side by side at the top of the long steps
between the guards; no we were not under arrest. They may have
wanted some firecracker strings, however.
by Arien: We tried shooting fireworks at the top of the steps
to please the guards. It may have looked great from below, but we
couldn't see it as well as we liked.
by Fangorn: Shooting fireworks for the guards who seemed to be
ok with it.
by Fangorn: The fireworks look good from behind with all that
sky. This would be the view for those coming out of the great door
at Thorin's Hall.
by Varda: It snowed at Frerin's Court, adding to the
We shot fireworks at the docks where the water
should make it safe and maybe reflect, but our disturbing the peace
meant we were asked to leave. Elves seeking Valinor must be looking
by Fangorn: But it's a great reflecting pool!
Rivendell: (we added one for fun)
Since we needed an elf area, we became even more
of a nuisance on the stairs at the Last Homely House in Rivendell,
but no one complained (out loud). Some jumped over us, which was
by Varda: Rivendell, just because it's a beautiful place. We
are just coming off a main bridge entering.
by Fangorn: The Conga line formation wins for the slim trail
and bridges at Rivendell.
by Fangorn: Do you suppose these stairs are actually a good
place? Left to right: Arien, Fangorn, Varda, and Thranduil.
by Arien: Fireworks on the stairs, apparently lighting
the lamp above. We cleaned up after ourselves, though, since we
didn't want to irritate Elrond.
by Fangorn: Is that all fireworks or is that a shiny lollypop?
by Fangorn: Here there be dragons.
Storm of Methedras skirmish: Arien, Fangorn,
Ford of Bruinen skirmish: Arien, Varda
Helm's Dike epic battle: Arien, Varda
(please feel free to mention non-Varda games too! Just let me know
to have it posted.)
7pm Eastern Standard time
on the Landroval server
Plan: Anywhere one of us hunters felt like
porting, preferably with suggestions from the passengers first!
Fangorn and Varda met at the West Gate of Bree,
both hunters taking turns at Guiding us to a destination.
by Varda: Riding side by side in Bree. Tricky to keep even
but doable with concentration.
by Fangorn: We chose matching outfits, more or less, for our
presentation at the fountain in front of the Prancing Pony.
by Varda: The Two Hunters a-horse, considering a not-already
by Fangorn: A shot to show Frerin's Court. See the statues
both below in the court and carved into the distant hill behind.
Hrimbarg in the Misty Mountains:
by Varda: That's a lot of fireworks to pick through.
by Fangorn: The dragon of Hrimbarg.
by Fangorn: Fireworks in the snow outside Hrimbarg.
by Varda: This looks like a good spot, even has bare dirt.
by Fangorn: Fireworks in Esteldin.
by Varda: The place needed enlivening, so we obliged.
by Fangorn: Fireworks in Ost Guruth.
by Fangorn: Sunset in the clouds. (Also seen below.)
by Varda: Swans, fireworks, campfire, and dancing. What more
could two Valarites want?
by Fangorn: Dancing at Dol Amroth with a good kick.
by Fangorn: Fireworks against the darkening sky.
Ford of Bruinen skirmish. We needed to run it
since Fangorn had missed out earlier.
by Varda: The wild sons of Elrond needed some overwatch by the
Ithil server (after completing
the 7 pm Landroval server run):
Fangorn and Varda. Just missed seeing Dis.
by Varda: The deprived dwarves needed a star underground.
We did skirmishes collecting barter medallions, working towards the
level 65 First Age symbol. Or the next symbol depending on how fast
Storm on Methedras skirmish
Defence of the Prancing Pony skirmish
of WarCraft Anniversary screenshots:
Your game of choice or real life!:
Lord of the Rings Online:
screenshot. Arien's: "Dragon of Bree". Thumbnail below may be
clicked to enlarge.
World of WarCraft:
click the word Image for a full-sized screenshot (.png). That's a
Ar-Pharazon's Wicker Dog: "Pumpkin-headed me with my wicker puppy in
the scary zone of Drustvar, with another wicker dog in the
Elwing's: happy anniversary: HAPPY
ANIVERSARY, VALAR GUILD !
Your game of
choice, or even real life!:
Tolkien Site Anniversary
Please email your Tolkien
Site piece to Varda to be put online any time in October, and
also receive a special acknowledgement on the piece that it is for
Theme (not required):
Arda" by Elwing-(V) with Varda "Dark Star" and one of Manwe's
"Great Wyverns". Used as the title artwork along with her writing.
a Dare" by Arien-(Valar). Merry and Pippin take a dare to
enter a very scary place. Pre-LotR.
State of Valar Gaming 2019:
State of Online Gaming 2019. This is
Eonwe-(Valar)'s annual report on current gaming by members, as sent
in by members, for the Games
Site Mass Update 2019 (GSMU 2019).
Feel free to update any time by emailing Eonwe
Verified as active in the last 90 days:
Responded to the Games Site Mass Update 2019 and therefore
considered active full members for 2020, with a credit for helping
the GSMU on the Membership page:
Arien, Ar-Pharazon, Bofur, Celebrian, Dis (late),
Elrond, Eru, Gimli, Ioreth, Lenwe (late), Melkor, Mirabella,
Nerdanel, Orome, Pallando, Sauron, Tulkas, Ugluk, Varda
Verifiable gaming activity even without responding in a
timely manner to the GSMU, and therefore considered active full
members for 2020:
Beleg, Bregalad, Dis, Elwing, Falco, Fangorn,
Gil-galad, Gorlim, Lenwe, Meriadoc, Morwe, Nar, Nimrodel, Thranduil
Spoke during Discord meetings since July, so good for 2020:
Anarion, Arien, Ar-Pharazon, Arwen, Celebrian,
Elladan, Elrond, Eonwe, Fangorn, Gorlim, Gwaihir, Irmo, Lenwe,
Miriel, Pallando, Varda
Meetings in 2019 before the GSMU, additional, so good for 2019:
June : Falco, Marigold