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Recruiter's Handbook

Who may scout for new members?
How do I scout?
Who may test potential new members the scouts find?
What is the test?
What are my responsibilities to the new member?
How do I tell the guild about the new member?
Recruiting activity

Be sure to chat with the potential member before giving the entry test, to see if he/she will fit in.  Is he courteous, including patient, and will he uphold the idea of honor? If you can game with the person first, this is even better, as personality very quickly comes out in gaming. Does he have a working knowledge of the LotR books? Full members must have read LotR.

Absolutely no spamming! Spam is a horribly aggravating thing to have in any channel and does not reflect well on our guild.

A name not already in use is required before full membership can be given. Check the Members, Names, and Recruiter pages to be sure.

Who may scout for new members?

Any member who has studied the handbook may scout. The test may only be given by Maia or Vala honor members. A scout or two and a tester intentionally working together is a perfect and rare team.

How do I scout?

    Back up your scouting Valar character first. (This was for Diablo 1.)
    Any member may scout. If possible, have a tester available, perhaps one who can come out of a game if you have a prospect (most common), or who travels with you, or who likes to sit in the channel (rare).  Or you can pass the tests the Valar honor people can give to be a tester yourself.  :)  The most fun can be going in teams of several people to scout and test, but single scouts are the norm.  This is something to do when you notice you need more guild people on at your time to play with!
    A.  You are playing games or chatting with non-guild people and notice a prospect! The prospect may have a Tolkien name, although Gandalf and Aragorn are commonly used by people who know very little, so other names are more hopeful. (After the movies, add Legolas and Gimli to the less-hopeful names.) He/she may comment on your Tolkien name. You may notice a person who is kindly to others, then ask him if he's read LotR and chat with him a bit, sometimes even work all five questions of a test in if you're a tester and have it nearly done.
    B.  You are hunting prospects in (adaptable elsewhere).  Go to a Bnet channel or do a  /who <channel>. Look for a Tolkien name, as that is an obvious sign of Tolkien interest for our Tolkien fan club guild. Read his description. If vulgar, he is probably not guild material.
    Whoops. No Tolkien names.  Listen to the channel and see if anyone there seems worth approach.  (You may need eyewash afterwards.)  Don't spam.  Remember how you hate someone else doing it?  Once maybe, but not over and over.
        Be polite! In your guild character and as a scout, you are the representative of the Valar Guild, not just of yourself. The person may be testing you to test the guild, or someone else may be impressed with your behavior and contact you, or send someone your way.
    Hmmm.  No interesting talkers and most are silent. You have at least two approaches: ask if anyone there is a Tolkien fan.  Better yet, make a specific comment about something from the Lord of the Rings, perhaps mentioning the movies or even better something straight from the books not in the movies. If anyone responds intelligently, you are in good shape. If not, move on to another channel, or go find a soda, return, and see if the personnel of the channel changed.

What to ask and to tell a prospective member:
    You are the Guild's first line of defense and of contact.  Never visibly lose your temper with these people, remembering that you can easily leave with a mere tap of a button.  That one gold nugget you find is worth a month of time sifting. We refuse to even contact a huge number of people, then accept only part of the ones we do contact. We reject more than we bring in, usually before reaching the stage of discussing the Guild seriously.  We are not hurting for members. Don't feel pressured.
    Answer his questions with absolute honesty and courtesy. Of course don't tell him any private information that you don't want to give!
    Is he courteous? If not, walk away. This is not guild material and you don't have to subject yourself to continued abuse. Abusive habits usually show up in a short chat. But it is in a game where he doesn't know he's being evaluated that he'll really show what type of person he is.  A Diablo 1 pk will turn on you and kill you at some point. Ninja looting may be a sign of a newbie solo player, but it's a strong warning sign. Other behavior will quickly tell you if he's new or used to solo only, and willing to learn proper sharing.
    Has he read the Lord of the Rings? This prevents wasting the time of scout, person, and tester. Required. He can group as a guild-friend while working his way through the books.
    Would he prefer the challenge of playing legit? Legit gaming uses no cheats such as duping, hacking, or stealing. Legits play the game to reach levels and gain their items in a way the game developers intended.
    Is he willing to start a guild character at Level 1?
    This requirement started in Diablo 1 to handle the extreme hacking and cheating problem, along with finding and mostly keeping legit items inside the group, but then we discovered other benefits.
     MMORPG's don't have the Diablo 1 hack problem but they also don't allow name changes. (Most games no longer allow name changes.) High level characters also take a very long time to develop. For those reasons, the player is allowed to bring in one outsider-named character. If the person makes a good enough case to the Council, he might be allowed to bring in another, but it's unlikely. After that first one, he needs to make characters with at least a far-out version of his guild name.This helps us recognize each other so real friendships develop. We can recognize each other even in games with no official guild branch and know we've found an honorable, trustworthy fellow gamer to group with or admire as a worthy opponent. When private channels are available for a game, we can each make a channel Valar to find each other, and to invite like-minded gamers called "guild-friends" even of other guilds.

   You have a prospect! He's courteous, likes Tolkien, legit gaming, and is interested in the guild. At this point, you can make him a guild-friend even if he's still working his way through LotR. If you're in-game, it's best if you've played with him first and know you would like meeting him again.
    If you're in-game, tell him how to enter the friend channel. In most games, the command is /join Valar , another is /joinchannel Valar. This lets your dialogue continue at a later date and lets you find each other for gaming again, even if he never joins.
    Give him the home page of but will also work.
    Invite him to a meeting. You remember, Sunday 5pm EST, AIM channel Valar Guild Meetingplace. Give him your AIM name and show up. Let him know the Members page has our AIM names for his friend list. It is suggested to give him the chair's names: VardaValar1 and Eonwe Valar.
     Let him know we have a Forum (since many work during meetings), and that we have a web site including the News.
    If he wants to join and you are a Maia or Vala honor member, test him right then if you both have time. (Testers, see below.) If you are not a tester, try to drag one in. If none are available, tell him he can find one at every meeting and how to go to one. (You do know the meeting time and room name, as it is listed on the News page every week! And of course you go to meetings sometimes, to dig up a playing partner or chat Tolkien or hear the latest news or make comments and suggestions, or ask questions.) He may arrange a different time to visit you again.
    He doesn't want to join as a Full Member but loves Tolkien? Let him know about our huge twelve-year old Tolkien Site and that he can look at it freely. Contributing to it makes him eligible to be a Tolkien-only member if he wants. Any Tolkien fan can write a simple original article by looking up info in the books. (Yes you can!) He can also try his hand at original art, humor, poetry, stories. He may be interested in contributing to the language section.

Who may test potential new members the scouts find?

Any Maia or Vala honor member who has studied the handbook may test. First tests should be conducted with an old hand along, as starting testers often make tests too hard or may fall for a snow-job until learning to recognize it. Testers often like to work in a team in case of real life or internet interruptions, as well as giving a greater variety of questions and a chance to discuss an answer in a side window or whisper. It also helps when the prospect has to leave for a while, so that the testers can take turns leaving or have someone to chat with.

What is the test?

        First a note to testers: be kind to your Scouts! They are sweating out there and being exposed to a lot of unpleasantness to bring you this one potentially gold nugget.  When asked, come to give the test if you possibly can and be gracious about it; as well as helping the guild, you've been given an opportunity to perhaps meet a new friend and to enjoy talking Tolkien.
    Scouts may stay for the testing if they wish and if the prospect says it will not make him too nervous and if the scout can stay "quiet".  The scout may whisper question suggestions to the tester, but not openly test unless he is a Maia.  Answer your scout's questions in his side window or whisper. This helps train the scout to be a tester later. Also include a credit for the scout(s) in your report. It helps towards the scout's Maia credit and shows the Council that you understand teamwork. We are always on the lookout for potential Valar. If you're already a Vala, you understand.

    The entry test is four right out of five questions over the Lord of the Rings books, not including the Appendix.  The test is not intended to be terrible, just to check if the prospect actually has read the book. Partial credit is allowed, including side information given that shows he did read that area even if not remembering the specific thing you asked. If he needs to re-read, then let him know and encourage him to play with you and try the test again later.

    What do I ask?
    Ask any questions off the top of your head, as long as they are in the Lord of the Rings books.
    Glorfindel and Tom Bombadil are not in the animated or movie versions, and are good to ask about. The famous Ulmo's Question #1 is "who is your favorite character and why? Give an example."  They may have several, but their answers quickly let you know if they read the books and a little about the person.  Ask something from near the end of the book, as they may not have finished reading. A lot of latitude is given in the entry test, as the person may not have read it in 15 to 20 years and is struggling to recall, sometimes against his memory of a movie. Correct spelling is optional, but needs to be recognizable.

    He can take the test as often as he finds a willing tester. Nerves or movie memory overlay can make the first test hard. Suggest scanning back over areas that were especially foggy.

    He is not an official member until he has a primary guild name for reference. Help him. The Encyclopedia may aid you both, or the indices. The name can come from absolutely anything by Tolkien. Check the Members page to see which names are already in use. A member owns all versions of that name. A Full Member and a Tolkien-only member can use the same name, as the honor tag is different: (V) for Full, (TV) for Tolkien-only.
    (TV)'s are those not interested in gaming but who like to help with the Tolkien site. (TV)'s can also use the Forum and come to meetings. To be a (TV), the person has to send an original work, using Tolkien's books as the reference, in to the Tolkien Site and have it accepted. The editor will help, so he is not alone. Also, members may work together on an entry and share credit.

    Fill in the report form information, especially how to contact by email and AIM.  The tester should fill out the form. Testers often include an abbreviated list of questions used and a short form of the answer. If the test was on AIM, the tester has the option of attaching the saved dialogue. Forms are emailed to Varda so the member may be installed officially on the pages.

What are my responsibilities to the new member?

    Help him pick his new name, which should not be in current use by anyone else.  Check the Members page and Names page. Naming may be the hardest part. Be sure he is listed on the Members page.
    Be honest and courteous, answering questions.  Play with him if you can to show him the ropes and because he will probably be a good friend. 
    Make sure he has the page, meeting place and time.  Make sure he can get back in contact with the Guild and vice versa.
    He needs to get any passwords for games that need them from Varda, and needs to be reachable during year-end inactivity sweeps, so he needs working email or at least AIM contact.

How do I tell the guild about the new member?

    Copy/paste the report form below to email.  Fill it in from your handy notes. Email it to Varda who will pass it to the Council to be included on the various web pages where it needs to go, including the News, Recruiter's page below, and Membership pages. Eonwe handles the Games page.
    The most important thing for the recruiter to do is find out the email. All else can be handled if we have that much.

Date of test:
Name in guild:
Name tested under:
Game (or other) tested in: 
AIM name:
Frequency online:
Country (state or province optional):
Time Zone:
Tolkien books read:
Online games played: 
Other guilds:
Welcome Letter sent:

    For the guild name, pick it together as soon as possible. There can be only one. Use the Names and Members pages for help concerning which names are already taken. The name must be from any of the Tolkien books. The person can't really be considered a true member without a name, as it is too difficult to work with for those of us who keep track and send emails.
    For Diablo, run your mouse over the person's icon for the account name for whispers. In other games, it is the name he's currently using.
    For the email, if he does not want it posted, say so and the Members page should show N/A or confidential.
    Frequency on bnet: is this a serious player?
    Age is nice, not absolutely required. We have no age requirement up or down if the person is courteous and read LotR.
    Gender. It is required now that the primary character name and real gender are the same, although the gaming character can be any gender or race.
    Country. Also nice to get the state of the USA or the province of Canada, but not required. This can help identify him when we have several members claiming the same name, perhaps an old one returned or two testers were working at the same time and both recruits picked Beorn.
    Time Zone If he doesn't know, in Diablo have him type /time to show local time. On any computer, he can go to the time in the right-hand corner, right-click, choose Adjust Date/Time, click the tab for Time Zone, and see it listed at the top.
    Books read. LotR required or he will be lost. Others helpful!
    Other guilds. Others ok, but the recruit may find himself with a time problem. He should check to see if his other guild allows double membership as we do. He must keep our guild and others separate.
    AIM name. This allows him to come to meetings and aids in other contact, including preventing his loss during inactivity sweeps.
    Games plays: What games is he interested in playing online? We need this for the Games page so that we can get together.
    Welcome Letter: has the tester sent a Welcome Letter and when? Say something to let him know you're glad he came. The letter tests the email as well as giving the new member a written record of the web page address and a way to reach you with questions.
    Comments. May say how he came to the Tester: scout, found web page, found channel, friend or relative of Guild member, etc. What was his previous name, especially if it was Tolkien-inspired? What strengths does the team find in this person: ex: answered quickly or in depth, read a lot of Tolkien, plays well, peacemaker, speaks honorably in channel, does web work, might add to the Tolkien Site, whatever. Any comment you consider relevant.

Joining, scouting, recruiting, and name-change activity since Jan 17, 1999

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Feb. 28, 2023
joined as a Full Member in Lord of the Rings Online on Landroval server, testing 5/5 with Varda, character name Pengoloo. He found us through the art section of our Tolkien Site. He is in our Discord group.  <NOSPAMbeginningofdays (at) gmail dot com>. Ireland. GMT.



Aug. 30, 2020
    Menelvagor-(Valar)'s name is now open, officially changed today to Shelob-(Valar) during the meeting.

Feb. 26, 2020
joined in WoW Classic on server Hydraxian Warlords, in Arien-(Valar)'s guild "The Conspiracy". Scouted and tested by Arien-(Valar). No email given.
    Imrahil-(V) 2009-2020 was declared inactive in 2011, so the name was allowed to go to the requesting new member. Imrahil-(V) 2009-2020 is welcome to return under another name by request.

    No new members.


Nov. 10, 2018
Deceased. Walda-(V) joined in LotRO as Alrid. Tested by Varda. Scouted by Dis-(V), his wife.


Dec. 4, 2017
    Aranuir-(V) joined in LotRO as Aarfon. Tested by Varda. Scouted by Gorlim, tested by Varda.  Already on our forum. Downloaded Discord. <aranuir (dot) duned ain (at) g mail (dot) com>Toronto. EST.

Nov. 24, 2017
    Luthien-(V) joined in LotRO as Huntwing and Singwing. Tested by Varda.

June 3, 2017
    Durin-(V), who showed up in LotRO for the first time since 2014, pulled all three of his characters out of the kin without a word or LotROmail or email, no response to tells or LotROmail. Assuming this means that he quit.

March 18, 2017 /  May 30, 2017
Mithrellas-(V) joined in LotRO with a finalized name. Tested by Varda. (Ditzee, Manliman). May reinstall AIM to join meetings. Never joined the kin in LotRO and joined another; formally agreed to removal from membership 5/30/2017.


April 29, 2016
    Erkenbrand-(V) joined as a Full Member on LotRO, joining with his characters Esduildar and Skalwulf. Scouted by his brother, Lenwe-(V), tested by Varda. <confidential> No IM; AIM in Jan 2017 same as confidential email.

March 13, 2016
    Galadriel-V 1997-2016 dropped for a long time of no contact, unreachable. Welcome to return.

Feb. 11, 2016
    Goldilocks Gardner-(V) joined as a Full Member on LotRO, making a character to put in our LotRO kin. Lerillos introduced us.  Goldilocks tested as Valyris. Valkris. Tested by Varda. <NOSPAMavg4471 (A T) gmail (d o t) com> USA, EST. Left July 6, 2016.


Dec. 3, 2015
    Findis-(V) aka Belathriel quit to join music kin The Lonely Mountain Band.

Nov. 6, 2015
    Marigold-(V) joined as a Full Member on LotRO as Merrygolde. Tested by Varda. <NOSPAMmarigoldthebrave (A T) gmail (d o t) com> Minnesota, USA. CST

Nov. 1, 2015
    Haldir-(V) joined as a Full Member on LotRO as Eadburg, scouted by Anarion during a BB, tested by Varda. <NOSPAMjim (do t) conaway (A T) gmail (d o t) c om>
    Previous Haldir-(V) has been dropped for inactivity and to let the new member use the name, but is welcome to return. Nov. 20, 2005 to Nov 1, 2015.

Oct. 24, 2015
    Findis-(V) joined as a Full Member on LotRO as Belathriel. Tested by Varda.  Quit 12/3/2015 to join music kin.
    Lenwe-(V) joined as a Full Member on LotRO as Doctier. Tested by Varda.
    Amlaith-(V) rejoined as a Full Member on LotRO, planning on making a hobbit to enter the kin. Tested by Varda. Previously joined May 27, 2001 tested by Varda, rejoined June 12, 2002 tested by Salmar. <NOSPAMrichardames (A T)l ycos (d ot) com>

Oct. 17, 2015
    Anarion-(V) joined as a Full Member on LotRO as Brandrom. Tested by Varda.  Has Pidgin, may join us in AIM. Alberta, Canada. MST.
    Bregalad-(V) joined as a Full member on LotRO as Gilabeorn. Tested by Varda.
    Cirdan-(V) joined as a Full Member on LotRO as Fellnorn. Tested by Varda.

Sept. 20, 2015
    Falco-(V) joined as a Full Member on LotRO. Scouted by Dis, tested by Varda.

Sept. 13, 2015
    Bert-(V) joined as a Full Member on LotRO as Mugwump and Aethyldreda. Tested by Varda.  Plans on AIM.

June 22, 2015
    Aule-(Valar) 1997-2015. Removed by Varda for inactivity: years of non-communication even by third party, lack of working email, and no longer keeping up a website.

March 22, 2015
    Melilot Brandybuck-(V) joined as a Full Member on LotRO as Suelle. Scouted by husband Frodo-(V), tested by Varda. <NOSPAMhikaruha2003 (A T) ya hoo (d o t) c om> Has AIM. Germany (was Florida). GMT +1/

March 7, 2015
    Frodo-(V) joined as a Full Member on LotRO as Dylas. Tested by Varda. <NOSPAMjohn_digger (AT) h ot m ai l (dot) co (do t) uk> Chettenham, England. GMT.
    Frodo-(V) 2010-2015 dropped by Varda for inactivity since 2010 and to let the new member have the name.
    Gil-galad-(V) joined as a Full Member on LotRO as Alembicus. Tested by Varda. <NOSPAMbacchini (d ot) 1969 (A T) gm ai l (do t) com> Sao Paulo, Brazil. -3GMT.
    Gil-galad-(V) 2002-2015 dropped by Varda for inactivity since 2008 and to let the new member have the name.

Feb. 3, 2015
    Beregond-(V) joined as a Full Member on LotRO as Fingonfal. Tested by Varda. <NOSPAMadamtank12 (AT) gm ail (d ot) co m> No AIM currently. West Virginia, USA. EST
    Beregond-(V) 2010-2015 removed from guild by Varda for inactivity since 2011.

Jan. 29, 2015
aka Leaflock joined as a Full Member on LotRO as Quartershaft, Quarterfall. Tested by Varda. <swiftales (AT) g ma il (d ot) c om> Pennsylvania. EST.


Dec. 16, 2014
    Elladan-(V) joined as a Full Member on LotRO as Abrial, Adraelden. Tested by Varda. <abrial (dot) lotro (AT) g mail (dot) c om> Florida, USA. AIM scott92027
    Elladan-(V) removed from guild by Varda for inactivity since 2009 and to let the new member use the name. Welcome to return.

Sept. 2, 2014
    Baldor-(V) 2013-2014 removed from guild by Varda for showing up only one day Jan 2013 then disappearing (Oboo in LotRO). Welcome to return.
    Bard-(V) 2010-2014 removed from guild by Varda for not showing up since 2013 and moving to another kinship without mentioning it nor adding a placeholder in our kin.  (Anglaf in LotRO)
    Gollum-(V) removed from guild by Varda for not showing up since 2007 and not contacting in any other way.

May 12, 2014
    Gildor Inglorion-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO on Adovocar. Tested by Varda.<NOSPAMwalkersth (AT) gm ail (dot) c om> USA. no AIM.

March 13, 2014
    Durin-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO on Visoric. Tested by Varda. <> Vancouver, Canada.  no AIM

    Gildor-(V) left the guild. Welcome to return.


Jan. 24, 2013
    Thorin-(V) left to join friends on another server with his Beldori, said he left the overall guild. Welcome to return.

Jan. 5, 2013
    Baldor-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO on Oboo. Tested by Varda. <> Colorado, USA.  no AIM. Never showed up again after that one day.


Oct. 2, 2012
    Ioreth-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO. Tested by Varda. <> AIM Liz Marr

July 30, 2012
    Galdor-(V) left the overall guild due to language rules. He removed his characters from the LotRO branch May 1, 2012. Name is free.

April 30, 2012
    Elured-(MoH) joined as a Member of Honor of Hama-(V) in LotRO. <> Denmark. CET. Son of Hama-(V), brother of Saeros-(MoH).

April 27, 2012
    Saeros-(MoH) joined as a Member of Honor of Hama-(V) in LotRO. <> Denmark. CET. Son of Hama-(V), brother of Elure-(MoH).

April 17, 2012
    Hama-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO as Glorietta. He found us while talking with Miriel, tested by Irmo. <NOSPAMhama (AT) faithful (dot) dk> Denmark. CET. No AIM.

March 12, 2012
    Smaug-(V) joined as a Full Member in WoW as Olorinn, found us by reference from a WoW gamer named Gulch (Glorfindel-V's outside character) telling of a LotR-based guild, located Varda in WoW, tested by Varda. <> Pennsylvania, USA. EST. No AIM.


Nov. 17, 2011
    Hamson-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO as Amyni, scouted and tested by Varda. <NOSPAMudwmzy (AT) g mail (dot) c om> Texas, USA. CST. No IM.

Nov. 14, 2011
    Ulmo-(Valar) quit. This requires us to also remove the Members of Honor depending on his sponsorship, as they are inactive and will not be taking the test for full membership: son Gothmog-(MoH), daughter Elanor-(MoH).

Oct. 8, 2011
    Legolas-(V) is now Thranduil-(V). The previous Thranduil offered his name to the more active player, and is considering another name. The Legolas name is now free.

Sept. 4, 2011
    Cirdan-(V) joined as Full Member in LotRO as Menarus, recruited by Irmo-(Valar). <NOSPAMHarrisrl (AT) gmail (d ot) c o m> Indiana, USA. EST.

Aug. 24, 2011
    Dagnir-(V) joined as Full Member in LotRO as Arugo. Scouted by Galdor-(V), tested by Varda. <> Pennsylvania, USA. EST.

Aug. 7, 2011
    Nerdanel-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO as Lothelena. Found us through LotRO-Wiki. Tested by Varda. <NOSPAMjaneespar (AT) g mail (dot) c om> no AIM. California.

Aug. 2, 2011
    Grimbeorn-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO as Rodavarg. Scouted by Maedhros-(V), tested by Varda-(Valar).  <NOSPAMcanis_rufus (AT) hotmail (dot) co (dot) uk> England. AIM iameuk

April 3, 2011
    Rory-(V) quit, name now free. Reason for leaving: our friend channel is not an alliance channel for his personal LotRO kin and apparently all other kins with which Valar is associated.

March 17, 2011
    Landroval-(V) says he has not left the Valar Guild nor the LotRO kin, just moved some toons. Still in the kin as Searil.

March 12, 2011
    Mirabella-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO as Magthecook. She also has Eldahil and Trottir. Tested by Varda. This is a name change from Branwyn-(T), Tolkien-only Member, and she has a lot of stories in our Tolkien Site. <NOSPAMsaturn55_55 (AT) yahoo (dot) c om> Ohio, USA. No IM.

Feb. 14, 2011
    Nar-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO as Valiamir, scouted by Branwyn-(T) and tested by Varda. <confidential> Ohio, USA. No IM.

Feb. 11, 2011
    Eol-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO as , scouted and tested by Irmo. Previously Apoc in DAoC. <confidential> England. No IM.

Feb. 6, 2011
    Celeborn-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO as Kebb, scouted and tested by Irmo. Previously Keb in DAoC. <confidential> New Mexico, USA. MST. No IM.
    Annael-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO as Annil, scouted by Irmo and Miriel, and tested by Irmo. Previously Riaz and Ann in DAoC. <NOSPAMbengan1972 (AT) gmail (dot) c om> Sweden. UTC+1. No IM.

Feb. 2011
    Landroval-(V) aka Rana left the guild. Came in too late to play with others usually, did not find successful groups, did not feel like one of the group. March 17, 2011 rejoined.


Nov. 15, 2010
    "Valoh" is an initiate, scouted by Melkor in LotRO. Needs test and name.

Oct. 29, 2010
    Sigurd-(V) passed his test Oct. 8, 2010, final name Oct. 29, 2010. Scouted by Gildor, tested by Varda. <NOSPAMsigurdvalar (AT) gml (d ot) co m> Texas, USA. No AIM.
Oct. 7, 2010
    Beregond-(V) joined in LotRO as Akanlor. Varda scouted and tested. <NOSPAMsuki72 (at) h> Nottingham, UK. no AIM.

Sept. 30, 2010
    Mim-V joined in LotRO as Borodoin. Nimrodel scouted, Varda tested. <> Ontario, Canada. EST.
Sept. 8, 2010
    Rory Brandybuck-(V) joined in LotRO as Cipheron and others. Indis scouted, Varda tested. <NOSPAMcipher.nemo (at) g ml (d ot) co m> PA, USA, EST. cipher nemo Quit April 3, 2011.

July 30, 2010
    Lalwende-(V) joined in LotRO as Diarwing and Rosemerrie. Indis scouted, Varda tested. <NOSPAMfridayeyes (at) g ml (do t) c om> CA, USA. PST. no IM.
July 23, 2010
    Ecthelion-(V) joined in LotRO as Grazili. Varda scouted and tested. <NOSPAMcastmembernumber496 (AT) g ml (dot) c om> SC, USA. EST. BFIIShotgunner

June 23, 2010
    Galdor-(V) joined in LotRO as Andwe. Varda scouted and tested. <NOSPAMmjc1169 (AT) nycap (dot) rr (dot) com> NY, USA. EST. no IM.
    Frodo-(V) joined in LotRO. Frompo. Varda scouted and tested. <confidential> USA. CST. No IM. No contact after passing the test. Later contacted again, couldn't get LotRO mail because he was still in the introductory instance.

May 17, 2010
    Faramir-(V) left to join a group of friends who had started a raiding kin on LotRO. Name now free.
May 2, 2010
    Nob-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO as Elenrandir, then joined the WoW Lothar branch as Peralt. Indis scouted, Varda tested. <NOSPAMmanticore350 (AT) hot ma il (dot) c om> Texas, USA. CST. Trillian as manticorefalco, mostly uses Skype.
    Bofur-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO as Eldwin, Dagr, then joined the WoW Lothar branch as Diziet. Indis scouted, Varda tested. <NOSPAMexplorerswb (AT) g mail (dot) c om> USA.
    Bard-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO as Anglaf. Varda scouted and tested. <NOSPAMlmb110 (AT) zips (dot) uakron (dot) edu> Ohio, USA. EST. AIM boggs224 and MSN as

April 12, 2010
    Malva "Headstrong" Brandybuck-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO as Necta, known to us mostly as Tulipan. Eonwe and Varda tested. <NOSPAMespier (A t) aol (dot) c om> California, USA. PST . AIM: espier

March 31, 2010
    Tar-Palantir-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO as Elmras. Varda scouted and tested. <> EST

Feb. 28, 2010
joined as a Full Member in LotRO as Baragrod and Gwindorv. Melkor scouted, Orome tested. < > .
    Nellas-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO as Nimromiel. Varda scouted and tested. <confidential email> MSN. Canada,. EST.

Jan. 1, 2010
    Faramir-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO as Oryan. Indis-(V) scouted, Varda tested. <astrotech (AT) g(ml) c om> San Antonio, TX. CST. Yahoo IM: gemini062166
    Faramir-(V) dropped for inactivity. New Faramir-(V) took the name.



Nov. 29, 2009
    Boromir-(V) dropped for inactivity, new Boromir-(V) took the name formally (see Nov 12, 2009).
    Elemmire-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO, scouted by Melkor, tested by Varda. <mysticmage111 (AT) g ml (dot) c om> Pennsylvania, USA, EST. Will be away a few months for work, then return.

Nov. 16, 2009
    Gloin-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO as Malister. Scouted by Boromhir, tested by Varda. <inflames129 (AT) live (dot) c om> Pennsylvania, USA. EST. no IM.

Nov. 12, 2009
    Boromir-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO, waiting on approval of Boromir-(V) name (which came Nov 29, 2009), as Grimsveld, then made Boromhir. Tested by Varda. <drpepper3945 (AT) h ot m ail (dot) c om> Quebec, Canada. EST. no IM.

Oct. 7, 2009
    Malbeth-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO as Ethoren. Tested by Varda. <potvaliant (AT) ya hoo (dot) c om> Oklahoma, USA. CST. Trillian.

Sept. 25, 2009
    Nimrodel-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO as Ardissian. Wife of Gildor who scouted her, tested by Varda. <lldagilis (AT) c om c ast (dot) n et> USA. EST.

Aug. 21, 2009
    Rosie-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO as Rosevel. Daughter of Orome, tested by Varda. <confidential mail> USA. EST. No IM.

Aug. 6, 2009
    Finarfin-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO as Feladiron and Gilothalion. Scouted by Indis-(V), tested by Varda-(Valar). <jespardthebard (AT) y aho o (dot) c om> Ohio, USA. EST. Yahoo IM.

July 23, 2009
    Telchar-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO as Gratmo. Scouted by Falathar-(V), tested by Melkor-(Valar). <not given> California, USA. PST. No IM.

June 29, 2009
    Landroval-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO as Rana, a long-time friend from the Lhee group. Married to Isawen also of the Lhee group. <> USA, EST. Left guild Feb 2011.

April 25, 2009
    Indis-(V) joined as a Full Member on LotRO as Alasse, finding us through a link on the LotRO forurm. Ran with a fellowship of us, tested by Varda. <eugenia1501 (AT) aol (dot) c om> Virginia, USA. EST

April 18, 2009
    Imrahil-(V) joined as a Full Member on LotRO as Belandria, scouted by a fellowship party including Orome, Beleg, Lothiriel, others, tested by Varda in that fellowship. <> Indonesia.
    Imrahil-(V) 2009-2020 was declared inactive in 2011, so the name was allowed to go to the requesting new member. Imrahil-(V) 2009-2020 is welcome to return under another name by request.

April 17, 2009
    Gildor-(V) joined as a Full Member on LotRO as Gwennair, after being an initiate since April 4, 2009. Beleg-(V) scouted, Varda tested. <cadagili (AT) comcast (dot) n et> no AIM. USA. EST.

April 2, 2009
    Thorin-(V) joined as a Full Member on LotRO, as Geldrig. Scouted by Maedhros, tested by Varda. <karmamicehome (AT) shaw (dot) ca> no AIM. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. EST. Left guild Jan. 25, 2013.

March 15, 2009
    Lothiriel-(V) joined as a Full Member on LotRO, as Anoren. She gamed some with Fainan/Varda and answered the recruiting message. Tested with Varda. <>
    Forlong-(V) joined as a Full Member on LotRO, testing under the name of Miruin with Varda. <>
    Eomer-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO, testing under the name of Khori. Lothiriel scouted, Varda tested. He came to a meeting his first day in.
    Eomer-(V), the previous one and brother to Luthien-(V)-ex, was dropped for non-contact. He is welcome to rejoin the guild under another name, should he wish to do so.

March 9, 2009
    Halbarad-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO, as Willmot. He found us on the LotRO forum, looked up Fainan in LotRO, and was tested by Varda (Fainan). <will make one> Doesn't like instant messengers. San Antonio, TX, USA. CST.

March 3, 2009
    Brand-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO, as Culainn. Scouted and tested by Varda. <redsarge98 (AT) g mail (dot) c om> no instant messenger. Brooklyn, NY, USA. EST.

March 2, 2009
    Pippin-(V) aka Peregrine-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO, as Shamat. Scouted by Maedhros-(V), rl friends 20 years, tested by Varda. <jbarrett (AT) c ox (d ot) n et> AIM: FrishthePuppy. Virginia, USA.
    Peregrin Took-(V) was dropped for non-contact and his name given to the new member. Peregrin is welcome back, although with a new primary name.


Nov. 28, 2008
     Aredhel-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO, as Aredhalia. Scouted by Maedhros-(V), husband, tested by Varda. <lythandra (AT) g mail (dot) c om> AIM: Lythandra. Virginia, USA, EST.
Oct. 17, 2008
     Celebrian-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO, as Delandriel. Scouted by Elrond-(V) husband, tested by Varda. <liz (AT) b radandliz (dot) u s> No AIM at that time. Georgia, USA.
July 30, 2008
    Bard-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO, as Jimhelm. Recruited by Varda. <jimanda2 (AT) gm ail (dot) c om> Colorado
July 27, 2008
     Mablung-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO, as Fyrewalker. Recruited by Varda. <kimball58 (AT) clearwire (dot) n et> California

April 28, 2008
     Peregrin-(V) joined as a Full Member in real life. Recruited by Varda. <ron (dot) lacy (AT) xerotech (dot) n et> MSN earlywyrm. Texas. Dropped March 2, 2009 for non-contact, but welcome to return in the future.
April 20, 2008
    Lindir-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO, using the name Coriss. Tested by Varda. <daniel (AT) pldi (dot) n et> no ICQ of any kind. Oklahoma.
    Previous Lindir-(V) of California aka Curulinde was dropped for disinterest.

March 24, 2008
     Helm-(V) joined as a Full Member in WoW Argent Dawn server. Arien-(Valar) tested. <> AIM:
March 16, 2008
    Paladin Took-(V) rejoined as a Full Member in AIM. First join date Dec. 22, 2003, dropped for no contact 2006. Varda retested. <Protoss72000 (AT)> AIM: MyLifeforAuir72, ThainPaladinTook.
March 13, 2008
    Daddy Twofoot-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO. Varda tested. Joined branch with Haffle. <daddy.twofoot (AT)> AIM: Haffle
March 2008
    Finduilas-(V) and Borin-(V), husband and wife team, left the overall Valar Guild to help start a non-raiding kinship in LotRO.

Feb. 11, 2008
     Amroth-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO. Varda tested. Joined branch with Labellas. (Also has Lhee in "The D" as leader,  and Ahab.) <xarxxonx (AT) and costanzafaust (AT)> MSN


Oct. 14, 2007
    Maedhros-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO, 5/5 with Varda with character Galadhalion.
Sept. 23, 2007
    Erkenbrand-(V) left the guild. Only joined to help start the LotRO kinship, doesn't like using character names from books, any books.
Aug. 11, 2007
     Bohemian Weasel-(TV) joined with artwork as a Tolkien-only Valar member. <bohemian_weasel (AT)> Portugal.
Aug. 8, 2007
     Rumil-(V) joined in LotRO. Tested as Tagmyre by Varda, joined branch with Rumilden. <subversive_euphoria (AT)> MSN: subeuph. AIM: subeuph or sub_euph. He was not completely sure about the MSN or AIM names. Alberta, Canada, USA. MST
June 28, 2007
    Thorin-(V) joined in LotRO. Tested by Varda.
June 25, 2007
     Lindir-(V) joined in LotRO as Curulinde. He heard of us from guild-friend Genessa and Finduilas-(V) as Finora. Tested by Varda 5/5. <oldbadgerbrock (AT)> AIM: - California, USA. PST. Left branch as not active enough for him, says same of forum, apparently not interested in Tolkien Site.
June 18, 2007
     Celeborn-(V) joined in LotRO. He found us through Elrond-(V)'s RingCast site. Tested by Varda. <zdexter (AT)> AIM: zdexter (AT)  Texas, USA. CST.
June 11, 2007
    Muzgash-(V) joined in LotRO. Scouted by Miriel, tested by Irmo. <Dannick (AT)> Virginia, USA.
June 10, 2007
     Gorlim-(V) joined in LotRO. Tested by Irmo. <drew (AT)> AIM/Yahoo/MSN: drewpitsker  Texas, USA. CST
June 3, 2007
    Arveleg-(V) is now the name for Arveleg I-(TV), after testing for Full Membership in AIM.
May 30, 2007
    Arveleg I-(TV) joined as a Tolkien-only member with his book review for The Silmarillion. <aguernz (AT)> AIM: aiguernz  Changed to Full Membership as Arveleg-(V) on June 3, 2007.
May 23, 2007 
    Fangluin-(V) joined as a Full Member on LotRO. Scouted by Amaranth, tested with Irmo. <amclark (AT)> AIM:  MelchiahAC . Minnesota, USA.
May 11, 2007
     Dirhavel-(V) joined as a Full Member on LotRO Landroval. Scouted by Belleg, tested with Varda. <screenmonkey71 (AT)> AIM intended. Texas, USA, CST.
May 10, 2007
    Elrond-(V) joined as a Full Member on LotRO Landroval. Tested with Irmo. <trelon (AT)> AIM: RingCast. Georgia, USA, CST.
May 8, 2007
     Morwe-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO Landroval. Tested with Irmo as Morwe. <confidential> AIM intended. Kentucky, USA, CST.
April 30, 2007
     Legolas-(V) joined as a Full Member in LotRO Landroval. Tested with Irmo as Thrandil. <dabeaches65 (AT)>
April 27, 2007
     Miriel-(V) joined as a Full Member on LotRO Landroval. Scouted and tested by Irmo. <saturn55_55 (AT)>
April 25, 2007
    Amaranth-(V) joined as a Full Member on LotRO Landroval. Scouted by Manwe, tested with Varda as Eadgifu. guild mail:<amaranth.brandybuck (AT)> <confidential> AIM:Hobbitlass19. S. Carolina, USA. EST.
April 24, 2007
     Manwe-(Valar) quit. No longer interested in gaming or Tolkien.
April 19, 2007
     Araminas-(V) joined as a Full Member on LotRO Landroval. Tested with Varda as Fatale. <confidential> AIM: cada0310. New Hampshire, USA, EDT.
     Faramir-(V) joined as a Full Member on LotRO Landroval. Tested with Varda as Larandir. <spetsnazak (AT)> AIM: go go roflcopter. USA, EDT.
April 8, 2007
    Voronwe-(V) joined as a Full Member on LotRO Landroval. Tested with Varda as Eledhriel. <tristerfalm (AT)> AIM: tristerfalm777. USA.
    Finduilas-(V) joined as a Full Member on LotRO Landroval. Tested with Varda as Piewyn. Wife of Borin-(V).<> AIM:-. USA. Left guild March 2008 to help start a new non-raiding kinship on LotRO.
April 7, 2007
     Borin-(V) joined as a Full Member on LotRO Landroval. Scouted by Finduilas-(V), who was then guild-friend Piewyn. Tested with Varda and Orome as Borloe. <barrs (AT) sbcon> AIM: borloedune. USA. Left guild March 2008 to help start a new non-raiding kinship on LotRO.
     DeepGroover-(TV) joined as a Tolkien-only member with his artwork. Elwing-(V)'s brother. <DeepGroover (AT)> AIM: none. Texas, USA. CST
April 4, 2007
     Maglor-(V) has been reinstated as a Full Member thanks to information located by Eonwe-(Valar), showing that he was playing in the Valar Guild WoW Lothar branch just before the cut-off date for contact.
March 28, 2007
     Theodwyn-(V) joined as a Full Member in WoW Uldaman. Tested with Varda. <erindodge (AT)> No AIM. Colorado, USA. MST.
March 25, 2007
    Arien-(Valar) is Finduilas-(V)'s new name after her promotion to Maia!
March 23, 2007
    Gollum-(V) joined as a Full Member in WoW while downloading his pre-ordered LotRO. Tested with Varda. <stonehard45 (AT)> No AIM. New Hampshire, USA. EST.
March 11, 2007
    Pallando-(Valar) is Orodreth-(V)'s new name after his promotion to Maia!
Inactivity drops:  13
    Celebrimbor-(V), Ecthelion-(V), Finarfin-(V), Galdor-(V), Imrahil-(V), Irime/Lalwende-(V), Isildur-(V), Luthien-(V), Mablung-(V), Maglor-(V), Malbeth-(V), Osse-(Valar), Tom Bombadil-(Valar)
Feb. 25, 2007
    Eilinel-(V) joined as a Full Member in AIM after many meetings; scouted by Finduilas-(V), tested by Varda. <eilidhemail (AT)> AIM oladys 123. N. Carolina, USA. EST.
Feb. 12, 2007
    Beorn-(V) joined as a Full Member starting in WoW Lothar and completing in AIM. Tested with Eonwe and Varda, Ancalagon and Finduilas observing. <surlydwarves (AT)> AIM twosurlydwarves. W.Virginia, USA. EST
Feb. 10, 2007
    Enerdhil-(TV) joined as a Tolkien-only member with his story "Of Gorthaur and Gothmog". <joshuaskylarwalker (AT)> AIM -.
Feb. 8, 2007
    Telchar-(V) quit, feeling he did not fit in. Had joined Jan. 24, 2007.
Feb. 4, 2007
    Branwyn-(TV) joined as a Tolkien-only member with her story "The Fords of Isen". <janeabbt (AT)> AIM -. Ohio, USA.
Jan. 31, 2007
    Erkenbrand-(V) joined in-game as Herdy with Varda, with Beleg assisting in questions. <vezatwood (AT)> uses MSN messenger. California, USA. PST.
Jan. 27, 2007
    Maeglin-(TV) rejoined as a Tolkien-only member again, with a rough draft for an article on the Istari. He's the same Maeglin-(TV) as before with a new email. <katana_shadow (AT)> AIM -. England. GMT.
Jan. 24, 2007
     Beleg-(V) joined as a Full Member, was Thorumoth, tested by Varda in-game. <christiancook (AT)> AIM Bigdadd363cook. S. Carolina, USA. EST.
     Telchar-(V) joined as a Full Member, was Corrakkas, tested by Varda in-game. LotRO intended. <thomaswornick (AT)> AIM -. Germany and USA.
Jan. 16, 2007. Quit Feb. 8, 2007.
    Tar-Aldarion-(V) joined as a Full Member tested by Varda-(Valar) in AIM. <matuin (AT)> AIM OneMatthus. California, USA.


Dec. 3, 2006
     Feanor-(V) joined as a Full Member tested by Menelvagor-(Valar) in WoW Europe. <eol-01 (AT)> AIM -. UK/GMT.
Nov. 26, 2006
    Alcardilme-(TV) joined as a Tolkien-only with her story "Ten Thousand Years Will Not Suffice". <agape4rivendell (AT)> AIM none. USA.
Nov. 9, 2006
    Galadriel-(V) made email contact again, after having changed emails and started running his own business. He's being re-accepted with his old name but dropping the Maia Honor. <bernhard.widmer (AT)> AIM. Switzerland.
Nov. 5, 2006
    Edrahil-(V) joined as a Full Member, tested by Varda. <confidential email> AIM none. USA
Oct. 29, 2006
    Emanuele "Theoden" Scalzo-(TV) joined as a Tolkien-only member by sending the article "Sharp Glance" about Maeglin. <edoras (AT)> AIM none yet. Italy.
Oct. 17, 2006
    Dis-(V) joined as a Full Member testing with Varda. <araide (AT)> AIM: disvandl. Colorodo, USA. MST
Sept. 26, 2006
    Fingolfin-(TV) joined as a Tolkien-only member with his article "Finwe". <georgepapas18 (AT)> AIM. Greece.
Aug. 27, 2006
    Ancalagon-(V) from Diablo 1 days rejoined as a Full Member across a WoW Lothar game and an AIM meeting. Tested with Earendil-(Valar), Eonwe-(Valar), Finduilas-(V), and Varda-(Valar). <kemiroch (AT)> AIM Sarujil . Michigan, USA, EST.
July 23, 2006
    Elatan-(TV): Elatan-(Valar) changed his membership from Vala Full Member to Tolkien-only.
July 2006:
, changed over from Tolkien-only Finduilas-(TV) to Full Member. <calmacinnes (AT)> AIM: Bhon Tuath, FinduilasV. Scotland. GMT-5
June 4, 2006
    Finduilas-(TV) joined with her humor piece on "Belfalas" in "Middle-earth Vacation Spots", and a story "Errand of Fate". <calmacinnes (AT)> AIM: Bhon Tuath. Scotland. GMT-5 . Changed to Finduilas-(V) in July 2006.
May 14, 2006
    Tuor-(V) joined in AIM during a meeting. Tested with Eonwe, Menelvagor, and Varda. <xtuorx(AT)> AIM: Tuor Dramborleg. California, USA. PST.
April 30, 2006
    Malbeth-(V) joined in AIM during a meeting as Malbeth-(V). Tested with Eonwe and Varda. <email not for public web pages> AIM: Basketballmatt2 . Texas, USA; CST.
March 30, 2006
    Bombur-(V) rejoined in AIM. Originally joined June 27, 2001 as Bombur-(V). <Ben.Gowar(AT)> AIM: . Florida, EST
March 27, 2006
    Finrod-(V) joined in AIM. <th0r0ngil(AT)> AIM: Th0r0ngil  (o's are zeros). Georgia at base, from Kentucky.

March 19, 2006: Drop of Full Members we can't contact:  
    Beregond-(V)  AIM: VBeregond
    Bombur-(V)  AIM: Bomburv, MrMonkey2002Blah (rejoined March 30, 2006)
    Draugluin-(Valar)  no AIM <scionoflancelot(AT)> (not working)
    Elendil-(V)  AIM: AragornLAN
    Elrond-(V)  AIM: mirkwood hunter
    Faramir-(V)  no AIM . <harmonious6(AT)> (no reply)
    Fili-(V)  AIM: FiliValar, patente666gosse
    Finrod-(V)  AIM: sidviscious01858
    Galadriel-(Valar)  no AIM name <Bernhard.Widmer(AT)> (not working). Nov. 9, 2006 re-contacted us with a new email, new game and reinstated with the old name as a regular member Nov. 9, 2006.
    Gothmog-(Valar)  no AIM name . Ulmo's son, went away to college.
    Halbarad-(V)  AIM: micopsor
    Paladin Took-(V)  AIM: MyLifeforAuir72 , ThainPaladinTook
March 19, 2006 continued: Drop of Tolkien-only Members we can't contact: 
March 17, 2006
    Gimli-(V) joined by a long phone call to Varda. Plays WoW mainly. <jetwest(AT)> AIM: Jetwest. Getting new Gimli name. Texas, USA. 


Dec. 21, 2005
    Fundin-(V) became a Member of Honor of Orome in WoW Lothar. <> AIM?
Dec. 3, 2005
    Turgon-(V) became a Full Member, tested by Menelvagor in AIM. Was Turgon-(TV). <avenge4inarius(AT)> AIM: Morgray the Dark . Hungary.

Nov. 2005 Uncertain date.
decided to keep his previous name, about a month after rejoining by test. He's been a full member for many years, our original and only Ugluk. <fromjamie(AT)> AIM: Ugluk of Old. Canada.
Nov. 29, 2005
    Turgon-(TV) joined by email as a Tolkien-only member, with art. <avenge4inarius(AT)> AIM: Morgray the Dark . Hungary. He completed the Full Member test and became Turgon-(V) in December.
Nov. 20, 2005
    Haldir-(V) joined in AIM as a Full Member. <> AIM: elvenX11, Haldir V . Ontario, Canada.
Nov. 6, 2005
    Alasse Merenrel-(TV) joined as a Tolkien-only member by email today, sending in two short stories on Nov. 4, 2005.
Nov. 1, 2005
    Elendil-(V) joined as a Full Member on AIM on a weekday. Emailed. Tested by Varda. <danmnichols(AT)> Canada. CST. AIM: AragornLan
Oct. 16, 2005
    Glorfindel-(V) joined as a Full Member on AIM during a meeting. Found through Encyc and emailed. Tested by Eonwe and Varda. <drksldeofthem00n(AT)> California, USA. PST. AIM: VegetableMannn
Oct. 2, 2005
    Barahir-(V) joined as a Full Member on AIM during a meeting. Tested by Eonwe. <sauron432000(AT)> India. AIM: sauron432000
Sept. 28, 2005
    Mandos-(TV) joined as a Tolkien-only member by email with his poems: "The Battle of the Pelennor Fields" and "The Fall of Fingolfin". <sauron432000(AT)> India. Changed to Full Member Barahir-(V) Oct 2, 2005.

Sept. 11, 2005
     Idril-(V) rejoined as a Full Member on AIM. DaoC only. Previously Idril-(V). <narthais(AT)> Pennsylvania, USA. AIM: Narthais

Aug. 31, 2005
    Turin-(V) rejoined as a Full Member on AIM testing with Varda, then came onto the WoW Lothar branch as Turambar. He was previously Turin-(V). <tkdx2(AT)> Florida, USA. AIM: CreDesInc101

Aug. 14, 2005
    Pengolodh-(V) joined as a Full Member in AIM during a meeting. Found from website. Emailed and tested with Varda. <jskelton(AT)> USA. AIM: Pengolodh

June 18, 2005
    Dwalin-(TV)/Carlos Vinicius joined as a Tolkien-only member by email. <Carlos.Andrade(AT)> Brasil, South America. No AIM, uses MSN for work.
June 17, 2005
    AuSteinM-(TV) joined as a Tolkien-only member in AIM during a meeting. <matt(AT)> AIM: AuSteinM . New York state.
June 13, 2005
    Valandil-(V) joined in AIM. Found us by the website, emailed Varda, tested in AIM with Menelvagor. <equiclx(AT)> AIM: Rochain, Valandil Valar. Belgium.
May 4, 2005
joined in AIM, scouted and tested in AIM by Thorondor. <silvercrane(AT)> AIM: Irime. Michigan, US, EST. In college.
April 20, 2005:
Anardil-(V) joined in WoW, scouted and tested in WoW by Ulmo/Linqil. Quit within a few days, name clear. <jsnuff1(AT)> Boston College, New York state. AIM: jsnuff1
March 20, 2005:
     Fili-(V) joined in AIM while in Diablo 2, tested in AIM with Varda. <patenteagosse_666(AT)> Montreal, Quebec, Canada. AIM: patente666gosse
Feb. 14, 2005:
    Haleth-(V) joined in AIM, tested there with Varda. <druidfalconwolf(AT)> Plays WC3/TFT. Arizona, USA. AIM: druidfalconwolf


Dec 31, 2004:
. Rejoined. Used to be Amras-(V) who joined Sept 1, 2003, dropped inactive Jan 24, 2004, but Amras name is taken. From WoW as Amlar, tested by Varda. <JackMemNERO(AT)> AIM: wayandtruth00, jacknemnero.
Nov. 21, 2004
    Turgon-(V) promoted to Menelvagor-(Valar), Maia. Turgon name now free.
Nov. 10, 2004
joined. From AIM as DJMcFlessan and Louiekiskowski. Tested in AIM with Varda 5/5. <louiekiskowski(AT)> Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
July 11, 2004
joined. From AIM as mordacil. Plays SC/BW sometimes. Found us through Akhoril. Tested by Eonwe and Varda. <email confidential> Georgia, USA. AIM: mordacil
June 27, 2004
joined. From AIM as Lady Fallun. Plays D2X. Found us in AIM through Gwaihir. <lady_fallun(AT)> England. GMT. AIM: Lady Fallun
June 20, 2004
Amras-V joined. From AIM as mirkwood hunter. Plays D1, BW, WC2. Found us through the Gaming page. <the_iron_buns2000(AT)> Maine, USA. EST. AIM: mirkwood hunter. Changed name to Elrond-(V) after Elrond2 dropped for inactivity. Then this person also dropped for inactivity March 19, 2006.
    Erestor-V changed his name back to Finarfin-V, his original name in the early days of the guild. Erestor-V is now free. Finarfin dropped later for non-contact.
June 6, 2004
    Khamul-V joined. From AIM. Plays WC3, NWN, Age of Mythology. Scouted by rl friend Celebrimbor, tested by Eonwe and Varda. <n/a> AIM: Tennessee, USA. EST.  Dropped Feb. 15, 2005 for lack of activity, no response to email or AIM message when online.
June 4, 2004
joined. From D2X. Plays D2X, BW; used to play C/S, EQ, money prob. Scouted by Eowyn, tested by Varda. <confidential> AIM: ArwenV1, Wind of Hyperia. Texas, USA. CST.
May 30, 2004 
joined. From AIM. Plays D2X. Scouted by Arathorn. Tested by Gwaihir and Varda. <cny72758(AT) > AIM: Thorin7623. Missouri, USA. CST.
May 9, 2004
joined. From AIM. Plays TFT. Tested by Varda. <alwin0(AT)> email didn't work. AIM: alwin0 and FladrifV. Netherlands, GMT+1.
April 19, 2004
     Celebrimbor-V joined.
From AIM. Plays Sorren. Tested by Varda. <grace_of_the_valar(AT)> AIM: Ithrin Luin. Tennessee, USA. EST. Dropped for non-contact.
April 18, 2004
    Barahir-V quit, time problems.
April 12, 2004
joined. Was MelkortheGrim(eveolution) in D2X. Plays D2X mainly. Tested by Varda. <narthais(AT)> AIM narthais . Pennsylvania, USA. EST.
March 28, 2004
joined. Was MaritimeMan5 on AIM. Plays D2X, CS. Tested by Gwaihir, Lungorthin, Varda, Eonwe. <wesley.matulis(AT)> AIM MaritimeMan5, CelegormV. Massachusetts, USA. EST
March 7, 2004
joined. Was BookMaster JMV on AIM, in SC. Found by Encyc. Members meeting him recommended. Tested by Eonwe, Varda; Erestor observed. <jmviskoc(AT)> AIM BookMaster JMV  Henderson, Nevada, USA. PST.
Feb. 4, 2004
    Earwen dropped for inactivity. 
Jan. 24, 2004
joined. Was Tareldor on D2X. Varda tested. <moloyan00(AT)> AIM: GamatzGamatz  California, USA. PST.
Jan. 20, 2004
joined. Was finrod_thebrave(AT)Azeroth in TFT. Varda tested. <letsallsendgowersstuff(AT)>AIM: sidviscious01858.
England, GMT.
Jan. 11, 2004
rejoined. Was *Sinecure in D2X Ladder Hardcore. Varda tested. <crooksby(AT)> Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Used to be Maglor <maglor(AT)>  (June 9, 2000-June 1, 2002).
Jan. 6, 2004
rejoined.(Nov 6, 2000-Jan 5, 2004)
Jan. 5, 2004
     Dropped for inactivity : Aldor, Amras, Amrod, Amlaith, Balin, Bard, Beregond (rejoined Jan 6), Beruthiel, Bilbo, Celegorm, Dain, Denethor, Durin, Edrahil, Elendil, Fladrif/Skinbark, Finarfin, Finglas/Leaflock, Gloin, Gorbag, Grima, Ingwe, Khamul, Peregrine/Pippin, Smeagol, Thorin, Thranduil
Jan. 4, 2004
Barahir joined in Bnet on BW. Was OlorinIstari. Varda tested. <email and AIM not for public pages> USA. EST. Quit due to being busy in real life April 18, Jan. 2004.
     Elladan joined in Bnet on WarCraft3's The Frozen Throne. Was valantar(AT)Azeroth. Caranthir scouted, Varda tested.. <> AIM: wolverinepcrew. Louisiana, USA. CST.


Dec. 22, 2003
     Paladin Took joined in Bnet on D2X, although he's a big BW fan. Found by website for Tolkien and gaming. Tested by Varda. <Protoss72000(AT)> AIM: MyLifeforAuir72  Nevada, USA. PST
Dec. 21, 2003
     Dropped for inactivity : Elenwe, Finrod Felagund, Folca, Fuinur, Girion
Dec. 13, 2003
     Dropped for inactivity : Amroth, Beor, Beorn, Bolg, Celebrimbor.
Dec. 7, 2003
     Grimbold joined in Bnet on D2X. Was Virtuous. Scouted by Galdor, tested by Earendil and Varda. <alphavt04(AT)> Illinois, US. CST
Oct. 4, 2003
    Ar-Pharazon joined in Bnet on TFT. Was Minotaurofchaos(AT)Azeroth. Tested by Eonwe, then Varda. <veen218(AT)> Netherlands.
Oct. 3, 2003
    Galdor joined in Bnet on D2X. Was *st74656 and *Aragorn_Elessar. Scouted and tested by Varda. <steve2401a(AT)> Chicago, Illinois, USA; CST. Dropped for non-contact.
Oct. 2, 2003
    Faramir joined in Bnet on WC3/TFT. Was Glaruang(AT)Azeroth, FingolfinGolden(AT)Azeroth, long time ago Fingolfin-V in guild recruited by Aule; this time tested by Draugluin and Varda.. <harmonious6(AT)> Delaware, USA. EST
Sept. 21, 2003
    Amras joined in Bnet on BW. Was GoME-Amras. Orodreth scouted; Gwaihir and Varda tested. <isembor(AT)> Memphis, Tennessee. CST
    Amrod joined in Bnet on BW. Was GoME-Manwe. Amras scouted; Varda tested. <joey1014(AT)>(email didn't work) Ontario, Canada. CST
Sept. 11, 2003
    Bard joined in Bnet. Was blueraccoon(AT)Azeroth. <blueraccoon(AT)> Miami, Florida. EST
Sept. 2, 2003
    Adunaphel joined in DAoC. Has been playing as Lifilbher and Manadenda. <Japatterson(AT)>
July 13, 2003
    Dropped for inactivity: Argon, Elladan, Faramir, Hurin, Nain
July 12, 2003
    Amarie joined in DAoC. Has been playing as Odernia. Tested by Irmo. <Jorane_jorane(AT)> Quebec, Canada. EST.
July 8, 2003
    Folco Boffin joined in DaoC. Also plays Team Fortress. Tested by Irmo. Was Jarn. < laxattack21(AT) > USA. PST.
June 1, 2003
    Orodreth joined on Bnet. Found us by a link from the Encyclopedia of Arda. Was *Hal in BroodWar. Varda and Eonwe tested. <Halmundo(AT)> Minnesota, USA. CST
May 6, 2003
    Gorgenhad Oldbuck joined in DaoC. RL friend of Angrod of the Melkor family. Was Ettoip. Irmo tested. <mike.wait(AT)>
May 2, 2003
    Arathorn joined on Bnet, using D2X Tolkien mod. Found on web. Varda tested. <mikenowo(AT)><arathorn_v(AT)> Quebec, Canada. EST
April 21, 2003
    Lenwe joined on Bnet, using D2X Tolkien mod. Found on web. Varda tested. <direwolf_27(AT)> California, USA. PST 
March 30, 2004
    Gandalf was removed from the guild for repeated CoC violations in DaoC. Name is free for new Maia.
    Lindir of DaoC quit.
    Aredhel of DaoC quit.
March 10, 2003
    Aredhel joined from DaoC. Irmo tested. <aredhel_sirion(AT)> Canada. EST 
March 9, 2003
    Beleg joined. Haldir scouted, Varda tested. <askbriank(AT)> California, USA. PST
    Elladan joined from DaoC. Irmo tested. <josh_jeffreys(AT)> USA. PST. The previous Elladan <> who joined has not been seen since Sept 2002 and is being dropped for inactivity, able to return under another name if he chooses. This March 9 Elladan was dropped for inactivity July 13, 2003.
March 8, 2003
    Argon joined. Gandalf scouted, Irmo tested. <Cyberpunk247(AT)> Canada. EST. Dropped for inactivity July 13, 2003
    Haldir joined. Found us through website. Varda tested. <MagicBaller21(AT)> California, USA. PST
Feb. 20, 2003
    Caranthir joined. Was Finwe_ Scouted by rl school friend Feanor, tested by Varda. <Arostegui1(AT)> Louisiana, USA. CST 
Feb. 17, 2003
    Haleth changed his name to Angrod
Feb. 16, 2003
    Faramir joined. DaoC member. Was Yojimba. RL friend of Lungorthin's, tested by Irmo. <jfiorini1(AT)>. Dropped July 13, 200d for inactivity.
Feb. 6, 2003
    Gerontius Took aka The Old Took, joined. Was Bombadillo in D2X. Found by web pages looking for NWN legit Tolkien guild. Tested by Varda. <LeprechaunGreen(AT)> Georgia, USA, EST
Feb. 2, 2003
    Cirdan joined in bnet. Was Ennor, a double character played with his father. Tested by Glaurung, Draugluin, Gwaihir. < lukas0987(AT)> USA, EST.
    Bain joined in bnet. Was Ennor, double char played with son. Tested by Glaurung, Draugluin, Gwaihir. < lukas0987(AT)> USA, EST
Feb. 1, 2003
    Celeborn joined in DaoC. Was Frerramar, Ellemirev. Invited by Gandalf, tested by Irmo. < dnperry(AT)> Tampa, FL. EST
Jan. 19, 2003
    Nain joined on DaoC. Was/is Caressas. Invited by Gandalf, tested by Irmo. <bunbunminilop(AT)>  USA; CST
Jan. 23, 2003
    Thror joined. WC3. Was *Gimli_02(AT)Azeroth. Scouted by unknown member about 3 months ago. Tested by Varda.  <chubchub_02(AT)> Pennsylvania, USA. EST.
Jan. 12, 2003
    Tuvo joined. DaoC member. <guy.delanoye(AT)> Belgium, Europe  
Jan. 11, 2003
    Lindir joined. DaoC member. <mekongz(AT)> Oklahoma, USA. March 2003 email: lindir(AT) Quit in March 2003.
Jan 5, 2003
    Thranduil joined. Was *randomperson. Scouted by Feanor, tested by Thorondor. <blizzard(AT) > Virginia, USA.
    Huan, new Maia name for Thror, our bot man.


Dec. 22, 2002
    Gwindor resigned due to differences with some of the other members. Sometimes still visits and emails even in 2005.
    Amarie resigned, has not read the books. Welcome to return after reading them and passing the test normally. Continues to visit.
Dec. 17, 2002
    Irmo. New Valar name for Salmar-(Valar). <d.berkhout(AT)> Better for being guild head in a new branch, as more recognizable to outsiders as Vala.
Dec. 15, 2002
    Draugluin, new Maia name for Beleg who joined Feb 24, 2002 <scionoflancelot(AT)>
    Lungorthin, new Maia name for Glaurung who joined Dec 27, 1999 <sauron(AT)>
Dec. 14, 2002
    Fuinur joined. Scouted by Dain and Daeron as *Erchamion. Varda tested. <Scion of Kings(AT)> Pennsyvania, USA. EST
Dec. 8, 2002
    Mablung rejoined. Visiting as NoLimit[40k]. <Demonichorde69(AT)>  Texas, USA, CST
Dec. 7, 2002
    FarmerMaggot joined. Found by website 2 years ago, visiting since.  Was Musics4Me.  <Musics4Me(AT)> New York state, USA. EST
Dec. 5, 2002
    Elenwe joined. Turgon scouted. Varda tested. Was *Elenwe. <masquerade_redemption(AT)> UK. GMT. Dropped for non-contact.
Nov. 18, 2002
    Ulfang joined. Was GrondTheHammer. <bjchin(AT)>New York state, USA, EST
Nov. 17, 2002
    Beor joined. Was V-Olwe. Can't give out email or AIM name. Illinois, USA. CST. Dropped for inactivity Dec 13, 2003.
Nov. 13, 2002
    Khamul joined. Was V-Mordor. <Bananakid25(AT)> USA, New York state
Nov. 10, 2002
    Daeron: Cirdan changed name to Daeron. <cirdanshipwright_v(AT)>  
Oct. 11, 2002
    Gloin joined. New member. Leaflock recommended, Varda tested, Thror observed. Was *Gimli456(AT)Azeroth. <distantfriend101(AT)> Florida, USA, EST.
    Oropher re-joined. Used to be Grimbold-(V). Visited often, came to many meetings. <MaynardJamesKeenan1212(AT)> Indiana, USA
Oct. 9, 2002
    Elatan. Amillo stepped down from the Council after serving 3 1/2 years, retaining Valar honor and continuing to do ever more work for the guild. His new name is Elatan. <Snowfox(AT)> Denmark
Oct. 2, 2002
    Feanor joined. New member. Cirdan scouted, Varda tested. Was *FeanorFinwesSon in BW. <pgd107(AT)> Lousiana, USA, CST 
Sept. 27, 2002
    Akhoril joined. New member. Elros tested. Was dark_templar264. <darktemplar264(AT)> Georgia, USA. EST
Sept. 25, 2002
    Amarie joined. New member. Azog scouted, Varda tested, Beleg observed. Was larundoffa. <lil_megs32185(AT)> New York state, USA, EST. Dec. 22, 2002 removed.
    Edrahil joined. New member. Found by website, Varda tested 5/5. Was Ajunti/*7pstack. <pstack(AT)> New York state, USA, EST. 
Sept. 17, 2002
    Ecthelion joined. New member. Was *V-Thranduil. Email not yet given. NH, USA. EST.  Dropped for non-contact.
Sept. 12, 2002
    Irmo-(Valar), the Dreamlord, resigned from the Council and the guild, real life concerns. Continues to email as Dreamlord without a guild tag. Welcome to return. Came back as Dreamlord-(TV).
Sept. 8, 2002. Later became a Tolkien-only Member as Dreamlord-(TV)
    Dain II joined. Cirdan scouted. Gwaihir and Sauron tested. Was *GimliElf-friend, Master.Dwarf, After.Dark.. <REVanTrees(AT)> USA, eastern pacific time
Sept. 6, 2002
    Gil-galad joined. Found us in channel. Was *V-Ulmo. <Spyguy1087(AT)> preferred email. Also <Xseanzeedisco(AT)> California, USA. PST
Aug 28, 2002
    Cirdan joined. Found us through Gwaihir in Public Chat WarCraft. Was *Elrond_Peredhil <crazy_jackrabbit_stoopid_weezal(AT)> later <cirdanshipwright_v(AT)> Florida, USA, EST. Changed name to Daeron Nov. 10, 2002
July 31, 2002
    Tuor joined. Found us by Tolkien Encyclopedia. Was *Forest_Wraith <backboard45(AT)> Virginia, USA. EST.
July 27, 2002
    Frodo joined. Brother of Glaurung, tested by Eonwe and Gwaihir. Came in as Fubo"4". <FrodoBaggins(AT)> Illinois, USA, CST
July 22, 2002
    Feanor changed his name to Turgon to match his other online characters and because he likes Turgon's personality better. <feanor_vg(AT)>
July 21, 2002
    Maedhros rejoined after drop for inactivity, now active in WC3.
July 15, 2002
joined. Was *Blackened_Aria. Found us by web site looking for a legit non-pk guild, tested by Varda. <kickmyhead2000(AT)> Arkansas, USA, CST
July 7, 2002
    Bard was kicked from the guild for giving out the passwords to unpleasant strangers for fun.
    Ancalagon joined. Was *EDC-Magus. <jamiebayaccount(AT)> Michigan, USA, EST
    Balin joined. He used to play Balin a few years ago and rejoined. Was Lostram. Tested by Varda. <balinthelordofmoria(AT)> Canada. EST
    Bolg joined. Tested by Eonwe. <isitari_2002(AT)>
July 1, 2002
    Mandos/Namo-(Valar) changed his name to SamWise-(Valar) . Continues to advise Council and have Valar honor.  
 June 27, 2002
joined. Was wassamattau2001. Long time guild-friend. Varda tested. <obiwanbg(AT)> Florida, USA, EST
June 26, 2002
    Gandalf is the new Maia name for the member fka Bert the Troll. Congrats!
June 17, 2002
Elladan joined. Was *Cap'n_Karrde/SS_Stryder. Found by web site, tested by Thorondor. <gandalf_pyro(AT)> Wisconsin, USA, CST. He was dropped for inactivity March 10, 2003.
June 13, 2002
Beorn: Already owned Tuor but changed his name as he requested for after the sweep. Tuor's name is now free. <avq72(AT)> Dropped for inactivity Dec 13, 2003
June 12, 2002
    Amlath rejoined. May 27, 2001 originally joined. Absence was due to moving to a new house. Salmar tested. <richardames(AT)>
June 6, 2002
Bard rejoined. Varda tested. <evilash(AT)>, MSN lagrandepoobah(AT) , AIM PIMPCESS51 Illinois, USA, CST. Kicked July 7, 2002 for giving out pass to strangers.
June 3, 2002
Mablung was removed from the guild for behavior problems such as entering games in a non-guild character numerous times, but is still a guild-friend.
June 2, 2002
is the new name which the former Khamul (from April 3, 2002) is taking. Khamul's name is now free. He has an email problem, trying to get them to work.  <Khamul(AT)> <CBSweets(AT)>
June 1, 2002
    Elrond is the new name which the former Thranduil (from Aug 9, 2001) is taking. Thranduil's name is now free.  <Legolas_Mirkwood(AT)>
June 1, 2002
    Dropped these members for inactivity, can rejoin if wish to become active again, names now free: Amlaith (rejoined June 12), Arothir, Arwen, Balin, Beorn (reassigned to Tuor), Barahir, Bard (rejoined June 6, kicked July 7, not invited back), Bombur (reassigned to new member), Celeborn, Chrysophilax, Cirdan, Dain, Deagol (not invited back), Ecthelion, Edrahil, Eldarion, Elladan (reassigned to new member), Elrond (reassigned to Thranduil), Eorl, Faramir, Feathalion, Fram, Frodo, Gandalf, Ghan-buri-ghan, Gil-galad, Gloin, Grishnakh, Guilin, Helm, Huor, Ilmare, Legolas, Maedhros, Maeglin, Maglor, Nori, Primula (not invited back), Samwise (reassigning to Mandos), Tobold Hornblower, Turin, Tuvo, Ulwarth, Voronwe.
May 2002
    Herumor left. Has his own guild in EverQuest needing his time, not into some of the ways of Valar Guild behavior. Still guild-friend. 
April 18, 2002
    Alatar became a Maia. He was promoted from Aldarion, which is now free. (markl(AT) Joined March 28, 2001.
    Amandil joined. Was Nazgul89. (wafs10(AT) Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
April 14, 2002
    Earwen joined. She is actually rejoining, previously known as Amarie. Dior's sister. (Renegade Pastery(AT) St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
April 3, 2002
    Khamul joined. Was Lord Ringwraith. Tested by Tom Bombadil. (CBSweets(AT) sends, not receiving) Florida, USA. Changed name to Turin June 2, 2002.
March 31, 2002
    Erestor re-joined. He used to be Finarfin a long time ago, but the name is currently being used. (Legalos1(AT) Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He changed his name back to Finarfin June 20, 2004 as it became available.
March 10, 2002
    Thorin joined. Was *GandalfGreyhem. Scouted by friend, Glorfindel. Tested by Eonwe and Varda. (DOSDAVID(AT) New York state, USA, EST.
Feb. 24, 2002
    Beleg joined. Was *Avatarofwisdom. Scouted by friend, Glaurung. Tested by Eonwe and Varda. (scionoflancelot(AT) Illinois, USA. Became the Maia, Draugluin, Dec 15, 2002
    Leaflock aka Finglas the Ent joined. Was Homey_G_Funk/*Homeslice. Scouted by Quickbeam, visited about 6 months. Tested by Eonwe. (guess_my_name123(AT) Florida, USA (This may be Fladrif's email.)
Feb. 22, 2002
    Celegorm joined. Was *HouseofFeanor. Tested by Gwaihir. (clarktroops(AT) Virginia, USA.
Jan. 28, 2002
joined. Was MrSanchez. Found us by searching Tolkien/Diablo/guild. Tested by Salmar and Gwaihir. ( davepearson084(AT) ) Quebec, Canada.
Jan. 27, 2002
joined. Was *WingedNazgul/IceMasterz? Yippee Bob. Found us by a search for LotR Diablo groups. Tested by Eonwe and Gwaihir.darklancer23(AT) ) USA.
    Edrahil joined partially until he can get email. Was *Glorfindel105/ArwynTheElf. Heard of us from a member, possibly Quickbeam. Tested by Eonwe, Gwaihir, and Varda. (no email) USA.
Jan. 13, 2002
    Celebrimbor: Was Ancalagon-(V) who joined Oct. 19, 2001, changing his name from Ancalagon to Celebrimbor because his Ancalagon account was stolen. (goldsnakeowl(AT) Dropped for inactivity Dec 13, 2003
Jan. 7, 2002
Hurin joined. Was *Morgoth_69. Bard's friend. Tested by Gwaihir. (Highfly69(AT) but will soon be using Morgoth_69(AT) Illinois, USA. Dropped for inactivity July 14, 2003.
.Jan. 6, 2002
    The Gaffer, Hamfast Gamgee
, joined. Real life son of Aldarion. USA.


Dec. 27, 2001
    Finrod Felagund joined. Was *Turambar. ( don1(AT) ) Australian living in Tokyo, Japan
Dec. 23, 2001
    Gwaihir: Glorfindel gained Maia honor and is now known as Gwaihir !
Dec. 16, 2001
    Grima joined. Was *JACK--THERIPPER. (vadimgolikov(AT) Russia 
Nov. 24, 2001
    Pippin joined. Was *Ghettosburg/Shooter, long-time visitor. (lil_bro319(AT) 2003: <jjispecial(AT)>)  Wisconsin.
Nov. 4, 2001
    Helm Hammerhand joined. Gorbag scouted. Was *Kurozaki. (kurozaki(AT) Pennsylvania.
    Denethor joined. Helm's RL friend of several years, visited several meetings. Was *NeoNova/ NeoFaramir. Getting email. Pennsylvania.
Nov. 3, 2001
    Rumil joined. Made a game same name as ours with no pass, found by Bert and was Tolkien fan, passed on to Varda. Tested by Varda and Salmar. 4 1/2 out of 5. Was Attarno. (wavestrider(AT) Cleveland, Ohio, USA, going to college in Meadville, Pennsylvania
Oct. 21, 2001
    Curufin joined. Was *Silverhill. (Chrisgs(AT) Ontarario, Canada
Oct. 19, 2001
    Ancalagon joined. Heard of us from Glorfindel. Test by Salmar, Glorfindel observing. Was *snakeowl using char Phana. (goldsnakeowl(AT) Winnipeg/Manitoba Canada. Later changed name to Celebrimbor Jan 13, 2002 due to a person stealing his account.
Oct. 18, 2001
    Grishnakh returned. Was dropped for inactivity after his computer broke down. Has a new one with cable. New email (jones1504(AT) Michigan, US
Oct. 15, 2001
    Pharazon, Old Man Willow, Shelob, and whoever (probably Pharazon) is using the Boromir-V account have been dropped from the guild for conduct unbecoming to members: Pharazon and OMW and whoever is using Boromir's name for account pirating, Shelob for illegal entry testing causing problems, and not responding to emails as if inactive. Boromir-(V) is the true account name for our legitimate Boromir.
Oct. 12, 2001
    Makar-(Valar) was dropped from the guild for inactivity. 
Oct. 10, 2001 
    Deagol left the guild for a day then returned. He and Primula were inactive due to isp being off for some time starting about the first of November 2001.Became active again in March 2002.
Oct. 5, 2001
    Ar-Pharazon aka Pharazon rejoined the guild, promising to be courteous this time and obey the rules. current email (alkarim_nasser(AT)
old email (guardian_phase(AT) Canada.
Oct. 3, 2001
    Finarfin joined. Tested by Eonwe and Melkor. Was WeezerRules! (weezerrocks77(AT)
Oct. 2, 2001
    Old Man Willow joined. Tested by Salmar and Varda. Was Rionx and Boromir. New email: (imperialrules(AT)
Old email: (Bounty_killa99(AT) From Canada.
Sept. 27, 2001
    Dain joined. Tested by Elros and Eonwe. Was -=Kheldar=- (makatyto(AT)
Sept. 23, 2001
    Smaug joined. Tested by Tulkas and Thorondor. Was panteraman. (bloodforblood(AT)
Sept. 9, 2001
    Bilbo joined. Tested by Varda and Eonwe. < l3ilbo(AT)  (previously bilbo_v(AT)> Fremont, CA, USA.
    Theoden joined. Tested by Irmo and Amillo. <Mackie40k(AT)> Norway GMT+1. (was not listed here until 2006)
    Turin joined, scouted Bilbo above. Tested by Eonwe and Varda. <> USA. (was not listed here until 2006. Name was re-assigned to Khamul who inactivity-dropped June 2, 2002.)
Aug. 9, 2001
    Thranduil joined. Scouted by Glorfindel. Tested by Eonwe. Was Elrohir(LoR). (Legolas_Mirkwood(AT) June 1, 2002 changed name to Elrond, freeing Thranduil's name.
July 30, 2001
    Beorn from Oct. 1 1999 rejoined, with Elros's help. Had dropped due to inactivity June 7, 2001, but is now playing D2X. (poltergiest83087(AT) Was dropped for inactivity again June 2, 2002.
July 23, 2001
    Boromir joined. Glorfindel scouted, Thorondor tested. Was *~Mad~Hatter~ (shotgun225(AT)
July 19, 2001
    Legolas joined. Friend of Thror's. Tested by Orome. Was Aliendood. (Aliendood(AT)
July 13, 2001
    Glorfindel joined. Arwen suggested us. Tested by Eonwe, Mandos, Varda. (elrohir_16(AT) Glorfindel's name became free when he earned Maia honor and became Gwaihir on Dec. 23, 2001.
July 9, 2001
    Arwen joined. Found us through the web pages. Tested by Eonwe-(Valar). (bear16(AT) Dropped for inactivity June 2, 2002.
July 7, 2001
    Elladan joined. Scouted and recruited by Varda. Was Arda. (rdudley(AT)
July 4, 2001
    Haldir changed his name to Aragorn, which became available during the sweep. (jompa_87a(AT)
June 7, 2001
    Names dropped for being inactive over 100 days and then not responding during the following month after notification by email and on the News page:
Aegnor, Amrod also undeliverable mail, Ancalagon, Aragorn also undeliverable mail, Arathorn, Arminas, Arwen, Beleg, Beorn (both), Bilbo, Boromir, Carcharoth, Celeborn also undeliverable mail, Celebrimbor, Dain, Denethor (left Feb 4, 01), Dwalin, Elladan, Fili, Finarfin also undeliverable mail, Finrod, Galdor, Glorfindel (previously Menelvagor and Glorfindel), Grima, Grishnakh, Helm, Hurin (Daeron's brother), Indis, Khamul, Kili, Legolas also undeliverable mail, Old Gaffer ( possibly naming problem during search, but no meeting attendance, web activity, or email response), Pippin (beyond VB, computer access problems therefore undeliverable mail), Radagast also undeliverable mail (was Glaurung), Ragnor from the first theme and all since, Smaug also undeliverable mail, Theoden also undeliverable mail, Thrain (used to be Thror), Thorin, Turin
May 29, 2001
    Haldir joined. Located by web pages. Ecthelion-(V) found Salmar-(Valar) for entry test, Amillo-(Valar) joined on entry test also translating Swedish/English. (in SC was [R.I.P]Undead)(for regular guild mail use: jompa_87a(AT) has email: kill.persson(AT) He changed his name to Aragorn-V July 4, 2001.
May 27, 2001
    Amlaith joined. Dropped June 2, 2002 for inactivity. Rejoined June 12, 2002 (had moved to a new house)
May 13, 2001
    Primula joined. Deagol's wife, Bard's sister-in-law so they have scouting credit. Eonwe tested. (was Krisifer)(whitejm(AT)
May 12, 2001
    Thranduil became the Maia, Thorondor. (Thranduil(AT)
May 7, 2001
    Leaving guild due to no longer using bnet: Daeron (Nov 6, 99 joined), Erkenbrand (joined as Gildor Dec 24, 99), Fuinur (EQ only, ex-Khamul who re-joined Sept 20, 00)
April 22, 2001
    Rog joined. Mahtan's nephew (scouted). Amillo tested. (YLAREUM(AT) preferred, Ylareum(AT)
    Valacirca, the Maia, passed his Vala test and became Eonwe. Testers Aule, Irmo, Melkor, Ulmo, Varda. The name Valacirca is now open for Maia honor.
April 16, 2001
    Ecthelion joined. (elf) Gwindor's friend (scouted). Melkor tested. (eric1224(AT)
March 29, 2001
    Ar-Pharazon was removed from the guild for breaking the Code of Conduct for channel and game behavior.
March 28, 2001
    Tar-Aldarion aka Aldarion joined. Mahtan scouted (friend), Earendil tested. Was mlautens2/sorcerule. (markl(AT) Promoted to Maia April 18, 2002 and re-named Alaltar.
March ~22, 2001
    Shelob joined. Ulmo tested. (squall29478(AT) Was dropped from the guild Oct. 15, 2001 for doing entry tests poorly and illegally and not responding to emails as if inactive.
March 21, 2001
    Girion joined. Thror scouted, Ulmo tested. Was deontological. (bedwards321(AT)
March 12, 2001
    Ar-Pharazon joined. Earendil and Valacirca tested, Valacirca reporting. Was acct ][v][Guardian, player BowChicka. (guardian_phase(AT)
    Deagol joined. Bard scouted (brother). Ulmo tested. (whitejm(AT) Deagol left the guild Oct 10, 2001.
March 11, 2001
    Mahtan joined. Found us through the web site. Tested by Tulkas. Was visiting as tarantula_guy. (markhart(AT)
March 8, 2001
    Bard joined. Ulmo tested. (morgoth(AT)
    Herumor joined. Ulmo tested. (xanatos(AT) Left guild May 2002.
March 4, 2001
    Eol joined. Varda tested. Was *Feanoro8, MichaelFeanor. (micahfloyd(AT) as preferred email, also uses micah(AT)
    Nimrodel joined as a Member of Honor. Daughter of Finduilas-(V).
Feb. 28, 2001
    Aldor joined. Thranduil scouted, Salmar tested. Was *Clemensc. (penguincd(AT)
Feb. 11, 2001
    Mablung joined. Valacirca and Varda tested. Was *{PDC}NavySeal. (DemonicHorde69(AT) Dropped from guild June 3, 2002. Name free.
Feb. 4, 2001
    Angrod joined. Elros tested. Was DominusMei. (email needed).
    Denethor of March 16, 2000 left the guild. Personal problems.
Jan. 28, 2001
    Balin joined. Tom tested. Was KingofSam. (samurai_015(AT) Dropped June 1, 2002 for inactivity.
    Earendil became a Maia, keeping the Earendil name from member status.
Jan. 14, 2001
    Celebrian was removed for using and distributing hacks as a guild member, not correcting her behavior, and vindictiveness.
Jan. 6, 2001
    Eldarion joined. Imrahil scouted. Gandalf and Orome tested. Was Musliman. (jamalr(AT)
Jan. 1, 2001
    Fingon joined. Found us searching the web for LotR sites. Valacirca tested. Was [DK]Feanor. (andrew_axhorn(AT)


Dec. 27, 2000
    Azog joined. Found us by typing Tolkien channel names, a first! Aule tested. Was Counterstrike. (counterspell7(AT)
Dec. 23, 2000
    Celebrian joined. Scouted by Imrahil, tested by Gandalf and Ulmo. Unlisted email for parents' sake. Removed Jan 14, 2001
Dec. 16, 2000
    Guilin joined. Scouted by Gwindor, tested by Salmar and Varda. Was visiting as Doomdrake666. (pugs_4life(AT)
Dec. 3, 2000
    Dwalin joined. Tested by Amillo and Salmar. Was visiting as magic_plyr and TheGreat Boromir. (hbk_dx_hhh(AT) Dropped June 7, 2001 due to inactivity.
Nov. 30, 2000
    Murezor is changing his name to Ghan-buri-ghan due to inability to be on bnet hardly ever.
Nov. 12, 2000
    Huan's name became free when he was promoted to Vala honor as Salmar today.
Nov. 11, 2000
    Arothir joined. Came through the web pages. Tested with Elros, Mandos, Tulkas, Ulmo, and Varda. (#59678806, Relkin647(AT) Dropped June 2, 2002 for inactivity.
    Arminas joined. Came throught the web pages. Tested with Ulmo. (#50669516, philipg(AT), goldphire(AT) ). Dropped June 7, 2001 for inactivity.
Nov. 6, 2000
    Beregond joined. Friend of Barahir's, tested by Orome and Amillo. (#60388615, maghalo(AT)
Nov. 3, 2000
    Fingon left. Was of Maia rank from the very earliest Maiar, previously Bilbo.
Oct. 29, 2000
    Sweep removed the inactive members: Aerin, Alatar, Eonwe, Finglas.
    Grimbold was removed to restore channel peace. Rejoined Oct 11, 2002 as Oropher.
Oct. 28, 2000
    Salmar is gone.
Oct. 24, 2000
    Balin left the guild to join another. Had joined us May 30, 2000.
Oct. 8, 2000
    Carcharoth joined. Long time visitor +Gothmog+. Testers Ulmo, Huan, Varda. (#60421521, evang34(AT) Dropped June 7, 2001 for inactivity.
    Amarie, Dior's sister, departed, due to lack of interest in continued playing of SC.
Oct. 1, 2000
    Gildor joined. Elros' brother. (#55112540, akiwalrus(AT)
Sept. 29, 2000
    Gildor changed name to Erkenbrand, so Gildor is free. Joined Dec 24, 1999. (tanis960(AT) May 7, 2001 since no longer using bnet)
Sept. 24, 2000
    Gorbag joined. Maedhros' friend. Tulkas tested. (#47312302, elf_stone(AT)
Sept. 20, 2000
    Helm Hammerhand joined. Came in from a long membership in the Valar Guild Discussion Board as defenderofdreams. Aule tested. (#57838122, kevon_fire(AT) Dropped June 7, 2001 for inactivity.
    Fuinor joined. Actual spelling Fuinur, but misspelled on the Names page, sorry. Actually a re-join by ex-Khamul who was dropped for inactivity. Tulkas and Namo tested. (#5181074, Erkelenz(AT), Cirdan's friend who gets scouting credit)
Sept. 12, 2000
    Rose Cotton joined as an honorary member, daughter of Orome.
Sept. 11, 2000
    Huor joined. Menelvagor tested. (Has been visiting as WitchKing(LotR). #7440955 dunadan11(AT)
Sept. 5, 2000
    Amandil was finally known to have joined. Found us by web site, tester unknown, tester did not give a report. An EQ addict, he ceased contact with the guild.
Sept. 4, 2000
    Bombur joined. Found us by the web site, Tom tested. (#48523725;  crispy__chicken(AT)
Sept. 2, 2000
    Tobold Hornblower joined. Glaurung scouted, Varda tested. (#46488520; tkachukc(AT)
Aug. 30, 2000
    Tuor rejoined. Was a Feanor, but lost his name due to absence.(avq72(AT)
Aug. 28, 2000
    Gelmir joined (our old friend and visitor, Freebe #29299030  :). Ulmo and Elros tested.
Aug. 23, 2000
    Oin joined. Elros tested. (atoukjr). Ori's brother.
    Quickbeam (#49185714, chama3(AT) ) joined. Thror scouted, Tulkas tested.
Aug. 19, 2000
    Ori joined. Ulmo tested. (atouk_12271968(AT)
Aug. 17, 2000
    Tuor changed his name to Earendil. The previous Earendil has difficulty being active, and is choosing a new name. He
        was also known as Fingolfin and Mithrandir earlier.
    #39487767 joined, needs to pick a name. Imrahil scouted. Became Maeglin Sept 10, 2000.
July 24, 2000
    Beruthiel joined. Fingon scouted, Varda tested.
July 9, 2000
    Aegnor joined. Found us through the web pages. Tested by Huan, Tilion, Valacirca, and Varda. Dropped June 7, 2001 for inactivity.
July 7, 2000
    Thrain is the new name of our old Thror who was recruited by Manwe April 20, 1999, now active again. Dropped again June 7, 2001 for inactivity.
July 4, 2000
    Halbarad joined. Amillo scouted and tested.
July 2, 2000
    Tuor joined. Found us by web pages. Valacirca and Varda tested. Aug 17, 2000 changed name to Earendil.
June 27, 2000
    Thrain left the guild, to join a group with a more compatible timezone.
June 18, 2000
    Dior joined. Amarie, his sister, scouted. Varda tested.
June 14, 2000
    Amrod joined. Aule, Irmo, and Tulkas tested. Dropped June 7, 2001 for inactivity.
June 9, 2000
    Barahir joined. Old friend of the guild from playing Middle-earth Diablo mod. Irmo tested. Dropped June 2, 2002 for inactivity.
    Maglor joined. Found us searching for Tolkien poetry and emailed Varda for how to enter. Ulmo tested.
    Khamul joined. Aule scouted. Ulmo tested. Dropped June 7, 2001 for inactivity.
June 8, 2000
    Maedhros joined. Tulkas scouted. Varda tested.
June 5, 2000
    Shagrat joined. Ilmare tested.
June 3, 2000
    Galdor joined. Imrahil scouted. Ulmo tested. Dropped June 7, 2001 for inactivity.
    Thror joined. Aule tested.
May 20, 2000
    Finrod joined. Ulmo scouted Lana Thar from the V&K message board. Aule tested? Dropped June 7, 2001 for inactivity.
May 18, 2000
    Olwe: Khamul from April 24, 2000 changed his name to Olwe, so Khamul is free.
May 11, 2000
    Amroth joined. Elendil and Thranduil scouted. Orome tested. Dropped for inactivity Dec 13, 2003.
    Anarion quit, so the name is free.
May 9, 2000
    Azaghal joined. Feanor scouted, Varda tested.
April 29, 2000
    Aragorn joined. Scouted by his cousin, Fram. Ulmo tested. Dropped June 7, 2001 for inactivity.
April 28, 2000
    Dior quit again, after rejoining Jan 29, 2000. Name is now free.
April 24, 2000
    Khamul joined. Imrahil probably scouted. Huan tested. Later changed name to Olwe.
April 23, 2000
    Gwindor joined. Was nealbmorton from the Discussion Board. Aule tested. Dec. 22, 2002 quit.
    Huan: Felagund's name is now free after his promotion to the Maia, Huan. Huan's name became free when he attained Vala honor Nov 12, 2000, as Salmar. Became Vala Irmo when that name came free, as Salmar is often confused with the Maia of that name, releases it for possible Maia use.
    Valacirca: Aragorn's name is now free after his promotion to the Maia, Valacirca.
    Feanor: Maedhros returned after a long absence, requested and got the re-name of Feanor. July 22, 2002 changed name after another long absence to Turgon. Promoted to Maia Menelvagor. Aug. 30, 2020 renamed to Shelob.
April 22, 2000
    Fram joined. Thranduil scouted, Tulkas tested.
April 12, 2000
    Grimbold joined. Found us through the web pages. Tested by Gandalf. Removed Oct 29, 2000
March 25, 2000
    Finwe joined. Thingol scouted. Aule, Manwe, and Ulmo tested.
    Feanor removed from the guild for continual channel misbehavior after warnings.
        Bnet acct # 2294439? (12 year old, spelling problems)
March 18, 2000
    Ereinion Gil-galad joined. Tilion tested.
March 16, 2000
    Denethor joined. Imrahil scouted, Gothmog tested, Varda finished up. Left guild Feb. 4, 2001. (matt____4(AT)
March 12, 2000
    Amarie joined. Long time visitor. Tested by Varda.
    Ingwe, one of the original members, is back after his computer died last fall and all his characters were lost.
March 11, 2000
    Thranduil joined. Scouted by his friend, Elendil. Tested by Varda. Became the Maia, Thorondor May 12, 2001, freeing the Thranduil name.
    Feanor returned after a long absence. He was dropped Jan 9, 2000 for inactivity. Joined Dec 19, 1998. (These dates may be for a diff member?)
March 6, 2000
    Durin returned after an absence that had his name removed Jan 9, 2000. Luckily his name was not taken, so he has the
        same name. He joined 12/22/98.
Feb 20, 2000
    Thorin joined. Manwe scouted. Tested by Ulmo, Manwe, Varda. Became active April 20, 2000. Dropped June 7, 2001 for inactivity.
Feb 14, 2000
    Finduilas joined. Scouts were Fingolfin, Elrohir, and Varda. Recruiter was Ulmo.
Feb 12, 2000
    Hurin joined, brother of Daeron (scout). Tested by Tom Bombadil. Dropped June 7, 2001 for inactivity.
Feb 6
    Falathar, Haleth's son, joined as an Honorary Member during the meeting.
Jan 30
    Finwe was removed from the guild for cheating.
Jan 29
    Finwe joined. Aule and Luthien scouted. Mandos and Varda tested.
    Dior rejoined. Had joined before on June 15, 1999. Quit again April 28, 2000
Jan 24
    Celeborn joined. Scouted and recruited by Gandalf. Dropped June 7, 2001 for inactivity.
Jan 23
    Elrohir joined, aka Varaya. Scouted by Fingolfin aka Khan, recruited by Varda.
Jan 22, 2000
    Imrahil joined. Scouted by Elros, tested by Aule. Kentucky, USA.
Jan 20
    Indis joined. Manwe scouted. Manwe and Ulmo tested. Dropped June 7, 2001.
Jan 19
    Eorl joined. Manwe scouted and tested.
    Fingolfin joined, aka Khan. Already familiar with the guild, Varda tested.
Jan 17
    Finarfin reinstated. Incorrect email earlier. Dropped June 7, 2001 for inactivity.
Jan 16
    Samwise joined. Elros scouted and Ulmo tested.
Jan 9, 2000
    Members dropped for inactivity and not replying to emails:
    Amras, Bregalad, Durin, Feanor, Finarfin, Imrahil, Thorin
    Hurin's name now free as he was promoted to Gandalf
Jan 7, 2000
    Bert the Troll joined. Scouted and tested by Varda. Isildur helped. Became the Maia Gandalf June 26, 2002.
Jan. 5, 2000
    Carcharoth changed his name to Scatha .


Dec. 28, 1999
    Chrysophilax joined (date approximate). Makar and Aule team recruited.
Dec. 27
    Glaurung joined. He was in the channel and tested by Aule. Ulmo, Makar, and Hurin helped them with the naming. Promoted to the Maia, Lungorthin, Dec 15, 2002.
Dec. 24
    Gildor joined. Orome scouted. Varda tested. Changed name to Erkenbrand Sept 29, 2000 for personal preference and to go around bnet difficulties. (left May 7, 2001 since no longer using bnet)
Dec. 22
    Beleg joined. Tom Bombadil recruited. Beleg was a member a year ago by the same name, and is not the Oct 8 Beleg. June 7, 2001 dropped for inactivity.
Dec. 11
    Thrain joined. Maedhros scouted. Varda and Ulmo tested. Left June 27, 2000.
Dec. 6
    Isildur joined. Varda scouted and recruited.
Nov. 29
    Maedhros joined. Found our website, Elros tested. Changed name to Feanor April 23, 2000, then to Turgon July 22, 2002. Promoted to Maia Menelvagor Nov. 21, 2004. Changed name to Shelob Aug. 30, 2020.
    Azog is reported as no longer with us due to real life problems.
Nov. 27
    Arathorn joined.  Elros scouted and tested. Dropped June 7, 2001 for inactivity.
    Theoden joined. Found our channel himself and Ulmo tested. Dropped June 7, 2001 for inactivity.
Nov. 23
    Voronwe joined.  Varda scouted and tested.
Nov. 12
    Elrohir left due to real life taking too much time.
Nov. 6, 1999
    Daeron joined. Tom Bombadil scouted and tested. (zsimmons(AT) Left May 7, 2001 since not on bnet anymore.
    Aragorn joined. Found us by a Tolkien search on the web. Passed what was actually a Maiar honor test for entry, given by Ulmo, Irmo, and Aule. Became the Maia Valacirca April 23, 2000. Became the Vala Eonwe on April 22, 2001.
Oct. 10, 1999
    Turgon joined. Makar tested. Turgon used to be the Maiar Pallando a while back, and has rejoined us as a regular member.
Oct. 8
    Beleg joined, using Celeuial as a temporary name. Osse scouted. Aule tested, with Luthien's assist. Quit Nov 14, 1999.
Oct. 7, 1999
    Luthien joined. Tom Bombadil scouted and tested.
Oct. 3
    Anarion became a full member. Was a Discussion Board member called jamesthomas. Amillo tested. Quit May 11, 2000 so the name is free.
Oct. 1
    Beorn joined. Elros scouted and tested. Unfortunately we already have a Beorn so he needs a new name. No email given. Dropped June 7, 2001 for inactivity.
Sept. 24, 1999
    Gloin joined. Bilbo scouted, Tom Bombadil tested.
Sept. 12, 1999
    Bullroarer joined. Found us by the web page. Omar/Amillo, Irmo, and Varda tested.
August 18, 1999
    Felagund joined. Bilbo scouted, Ulmo tested. April 23 promoted to Maia Huan, so the name became free.
August 17
    Boromir joined, after finding us on the web pages. Aule tested. Dropped June 7, 2001 for inactivity.
August 10, 1999
    Aerin joined. Elendil scouted. Aule tested. Oct 29, 2000 left due to time problems.
July 18
    Beorn joined. Varda scouted/tested. Dropped June 7, 2001 for inactivity.
    Old Gaffer joined. Elros scouted; Ulmo tested. Dropped June 7, 2001 for inactivity.
July 4, 1999
    Valacirca quit, time problems. Name free. Valacirca, if he rejoins, will start at member level.
    Ugluk overcame problems and found us again. (not new)
July 3
    Meriadoc joined. Varda scouted. Gandalf tested.
June 15
    Dior joined. Elendil scouted. Aule tested. Dior had to leave due to another guild's rules.
June 9, 1999
    Earendil is the new name of returning member, Fingolfin/Mithrandir (not the one from June 6).
    Azog is the new name of returning member, Gandalf. Had to leave.
June 6
    Fingolfin quit.
June 3
    Valacirca returned. Left July 4th.
May 30
    Balin joined. Frodo and Fingon scouted. Amillo, Irmo, and Varda tested. Beren and Elendil observed. Left Oct 24, 2000
May 27, 1999
    Nori joined. Friend of Eomer's. Aule tested.
    Celebrimbor joined. Elendil and Cirdan scouted. Tom Bombadil tested. Dropped June 7, 2001 for inactivity.
May 22, 1999
    Eomer joined. Gandalf scouted and recruited.
May 7
    Fingolfin joined. Ulmo scouted. Ulmo and Orome tested. Left June 6.
April 20, 1999
    Thror joined.
April 7
    Turin joined. Cirdan's father. Dropped June 7, 2001 for inactivity.
March 28
    Lalaith joined. Friend of Salmar's. Gandalf and Varda tested. Internet problems. Name became free.
March 24, 1999
    Cirdan joined. Gandalf and Varda tested.
March 5, 1999
    Elendil joined. Osse and Aule scouted and tested.
Feb 1999
    Fladrif joined. Father of Smeagol. Ulmo tested.
Feb 8
    Finwe joined. Gandalf and Ulmo tested. Changed names later to his previous guild name of Eru, so Finwe is now free.
Feb 3
    Beregond joined. (Left within a few days.) Ilmare scouted and tested.
Jan 30
    Bregalad joined. Gandalf scouted and tested. Was dropped on Jan 9, 2000 for inactivity and not answering emails.
Jan 24, 1999
    Faramir. Makar scouted and tested.
Jan 23
    Gil-galad joined. Found us through the web page. Gandalf (became Tulkas) tested. Left Nov 18, 1999 due to real life commitments.
Jan 18
    Imrahil joined. Menelvagor scouted and recruited. Was dropped on Jan 9, 2000 for inactivity and not answering emails.
Jan 17, 1999
    Tuvo joined. Makar scouted and recruited. Dropped for inactivity July 1, 2002