About the Valar Guild:
What is the Valar Guild?
The Valar Guild came into existence October 4,
It was the vision of Eru-(Valar), set into motion by Manwe-(Valar),
continued with much expansion by the Council of Mahanaxar. It was
originally intended as a haven for Diablo 1 players, then expanded
other games and the Tolkien Site. The vision is to provide a
place for literate,
polite gamers who have read at least the Lord of the Rings and
to actually play a game. Courtesy is also to be given to the
We still have some of the original members
and have not yet missed holding a Sunday meeting.
Our website includes Gaming and Tolkien.
includes all of JRRT's and Christopher's works including Lord of the Rings,
inspire our articles, stories, poetry, humor, art, languages, and
We have meetings in Discord every Sunday at 5
P.M. Eastern time (which is also Valar time and Lord of the Rings
Who is in the Valar Guild?
We have two types of membership, one for
Tolkien-only and one for Tolkien plus gaming. We also have
associates, rather like Elf-friends, called Guild-friends.
Valar Guild Full
Members are Tolkien fans who have read at least Lord of the Rings and
play online games in an honorable and courteous manner.
Members may play any online game. Some of these
are listed on our Games Site.
Our two main games are Lord of the Rings Online
and World of Warcraft. WoW is losing membership, however, and those
players tend to join LotRO or our other games.
to list members' current games on the Games page.
World of WarCraft has two full branches
in the Americas: Lothar server using Alliance, and Uldaman server
Horde. Europe used to have an official branch on Argent
Dawn server, but closed.
In Lord of the Rings Online, we play on the
Landroval server as our main, Crickhollow secondary, and Treebeard.
We often use our
Tolkien-name in chat even if our player name is something quite
different. Yes, almost
any online game has some of us in it, not just those listed.
membership in other guilds, clans, kinships
etc, is acceptable, as long as they are not used for traitorous
activity or other harm against the Valar Guild.
Each Full Member owns his own Tolkien character
including all versions of the primary name, to interact with the
in ready-made relationships, yet in a friendly manner even if one is
Elf and the other an Orc. The name helps in recognition for gaming,
writing, art, the Forum, and Sunday Discord meetings. Maiar and
names have to be earned after earning Full Membership.
are non-member gamers of the same
philosophy who have not yet passed the minimum requirement of
reading Lord of the Rings,
enjoy playing with us anyway. They are welcome to our Discord chat.
Members have contributed to our Tolkien
site, and usually don't currently game. They may also use the Forum
and are welcome to our Discord chat. Some used to be Full Members
but chose to stop gaming.
and chatting, but do not help with the site or join, and may also be
called guild-friends. They are welcome to our Discord chat.
Your general contact for anything concerning the
Valar Guild or Tolkien is Varda. Member contact information is on
the Members page.