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October 4, 2020 Sunday
"Alcarondas, Castle of the Sea" by Ar-Pharazon-(V)
Forum anniversary greetings
Gaming Screenshots of anniversary events:
Lord of the Rings
World of WarCraft
Theme of "boats and ships": Gaming
Screenshots or other images:
Lord of the Rings Online
World of Warcraft
Tolkien Site anniversary contributions:
Games Site Mass Update letter
State of Valar Gaming 2020
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!
Please note that all of these entries are presents from the Valar
Guild folk to everyone made especially for this wonderful time.
Thank you from all of us who are fortunate enough to receive them.
*rips open shiny packages. ooooh! ahhhh!*
This year's theme is "boats". Boats and ships come in many types in
Tolkien's works and show up in our games. Which ones can you think
When: Sept 27th meeting through the Oct 4th meeting.
Where: The 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, Eonwe, Fangorn, Ioreth, Irmo,
Pallando, Sauron, Shelob, and Varda
thread. Feel free to post your comments about the
anniversary on our forum thread! Thank you to Irmo for starting it.
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
(Screenshots will be located on your computer under Documents >
Lord of the Rings Online. Use F12 to remove the User Interface, F11
to take a screenshot.)
(Solo screenshots are welcome, besides the Ride.)
Riders of Noon:
When: noon /servertime in
LotRO, which is noon EDT.
server. We went to the main cities that are easily reached by most
of us, then added another place chosen at the time by those present.
We traveled to Bree, Celondim,
Michel Delving, and Thorin's Hall. We added Rivendell.
Riders: Arien (wearing a
hooded cloak and bow; hunter Arienreth), Fangorn (blond elf, in
green sporting a red cloak and a bow; hunter Fangbark), Irmo (black
hair, gray-blue outfit with black hauberk, carrying a giant flower;
Irmohir), Lenwe (wearing a helmet, dark cloak with stars; Doctior),
Miriel (white hair, in the dark outfit and glowing hands; minstrel
Mahairiel), and Varda (elf in the white dress; hunter Fainan).
Music: Irmo and Miriel played
music for our group (including dancers, kite and bee-holders) in
front of Rivendell's Last Homely House. Pieces played by the
duo were: Canon in D (by Elistrae of Elendilmir), Caribbean Blue,
Moonlight Sonata (by Bloodthorne of Arkenstone; transcribed by
Groo), Book of Days, Rolling Stones - Paint it Black.
Riding into Bree, the front of the line. Screenie by Varda. 110941
Fireworks in front of the Prancing Pony. Screenie by Fangorn.
Pretty fireworks; shows our character names. Screenie by Varda. 111322
We had to add Valar fire! Screenie by Varda. 111315
Fireworks at the docks. Screenie by Fangorn.
We made our own stars. Screenie by Varda. 112431
A star is born, right ahead of a dragon incoming. Screenie by Varda.
Fire on the dock! Screenie by Varda. 112517
Dragon firework that might eat us at the overlook by the Mathom
House. Screenie by Fangorn.
Valar fire! This is looking straight into the oncoming dragon
firework. Screenie by Varda. 113402
We can do pretty too, letting the dragon pass by. Screenie by Varda.
Stars for Aule. (Frerin's Court in front of Thorin's Hall.) Screenie
by Varda. 114000
Fire of the Forge! Screenie by Varda. 114003
Riding over the bridge into Rivendell. Screenie by Varda. 114353
Riding over the bridge into Rivendell, showing most of us. Screenie
by Varda. 114356 (Can replace with better
Arien arrives with a cartload of fireworks. Screenie by Varda. 122904
Fireworks in front of the Last Homely House. Screenie by Arien.
Fireworks in front of the Last Homely House on the steps, including
our pet pigs with carts that shoot fireworks. Screenie by Fangorn.
Music done in front of the Last Homely House by Irmo and Miriel.
Screenie by Arien.
The music of Irmo and Miriel delights us. Screenie by Varda. 120127
Afterwards, approaching the bridge exit with Arien and Varda.
Screenie by Varda. 123029
Bridge exiting Rivendell with farewell fireworks, Arien and Varda.
Screenie by Arien.
of WarCraft Anniversary screenshots:
World of Warcraft Classic:
Your game of choice or real life!:
screenshots: Boats, ships
Black Desert Online:
"There is my carrack, the best ship there is in Black Desert
Online; it takes like 4 months to get all the materials to craft
it. And then another 4 months to craft the best gear for it and
upgrade all that. But the result is the fastest ship there is." -
Click the image below to see the full picture.
Lord of the Rings Online:
"I'm having an adventure" Screenshot of npc hobbits by Varda. Click
image for full picture. (Screenshot_2020-08-30_123527_0.jpg,
World of WarCraft:
World of Warcraft Classic:
"Setting Sail". "This is a screenshot I took on classic earlier on.
Fionnar, my holy Paladin, leaving Theramore. I called it "Setting
Sail" - Arien." Screenie by Arien. Click the image below to enlarge.
"Auros posed on the airship underneath the emblem of Lordaeron." For
this and the following screenshot, "both of these are with the
axe Shadowmourne, which the Guild now has credit for, completing our
collection of Legendary items. Auros bears the guild tabard and
wears the Blue Lightbringer armor (technical name the Cruel
Gladiator's Scaled Armor, but it's Blue Lightbringer for anyone who
played during Burning Crusade)." Screenie by Eonwe. Click the image
"Auros posed on the edge of the deck of the airship, with a lifeboat
in the background. A boat on a boat for double boatiness." Screenie
by Eonwe. Click the image to enlarge.
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, but boats, ships makes a
"Alcarondas, Castle of the Sea" by Ar-Pharazon-(V):
Art done in Paint 3D. Received
here with signature Oct. 3, 2020.
Image on Imgur as jpg
Image on Imjur as png
that Sail" by Varda-(Valar)
Sails" by Eonwe-(Valar). Short story.
by Eonwe-(Valar). Short story.
Tides" by Arien-(Valar). Short story.
Vignette on the Vingilot" by Elwing-(V). Short story.
State of Valar Gaming 2020:
State of Online Gaming 2020. This is
Eonwe-(Valar)'s annual report on current gaming by members, as sent
in by members, for the Games
Site Mass Update 2020 (GSMU 2020).
Feel free to update any time by emailing Eonwe
Membership (credits for 2020; setting up 2021 Membership
page). Page handled by Varda.
Verified as active in the last 90 days (starting in July):
Responded to the Games Site Mass Update 2020 and therefore
considered active Full Members for 2021, with a credit for helping
the GSMU on the Membership
Arien, Ar-Pharazon, Bofur, Celebrian, Elrond,
Eonwe, Eowyn, Fangorn, Gimli, Irmo, Melkor, Mirabella, Miriel,
OromŽ, Sauron, Shelob, Tulkas, Ugluk, Varda
Verifiable gaming activity whether or not responding in a
timely manner to the GSMU, (many do, however), and therefore
considered active full members for 2021:
Eve: Pallando, Sauron, Shelob
LotRO (three branches): Ancalagon, Arien,
Bregalad, Celebrian, Dis (ill, so aided by Walda), Elwing, Eonwe,
Erkenbrand, Falco, Fangorn, Hurin, Irmo, Lenwe, Meriadoc, Miriel,
Morwe, Nar, Nimrodel, Varda, Walda (for bringing in Dis' characters
while she is ill).
(Discord meeting weekly list: July 5, 12,19, 26. Aug 2, 9, 16, 23,
30. Sept 6)
SC2: Eowyn, Fangorn, Faramir
Spoke during Discord meetings (at least a hello, including
Before or After sections due to time zones and scheduling problems)
since July, so good for 2021:
Anarion, Arien, Ar-Pharazon, Eonwe, Eowyn, Falco,
Ioreth, Irmo, Pallando, Shelob, Varda
(Lenwe sent a hello from LotRO to the meeting
(Discord meetings so far: July 5, 12, 19, 26. Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.
Tolkien Site contributions by Full Members from July on: 1
(This is for figuring activity, so we're not listing our busy
Tolkien-onlies whose active membership is irrelevant in this count.
Doing these contributions adds to credit towards aiding the guild as
a whole for Full Members, which is not time-dependent.)
Art: Ar-Pharazon "Alcarandos, Castle of the Sea",
Articles: (outside time but for the year: April
Poetry: Varda "Ships that Sail"
Stories: Eonwe "Black Sails", "Losgar", (outside
time but for the year: June Arien's "Just a Dare"; May Eonwe's "Narn