Valar Guild

April 2, 2023 Sunday Meeting

5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Valar Guild/meeting_place

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Transcript work by Varda.
[times are Central Time from Varda's Discord. Add one hour for Eastern, which is Valar time and LotRO /servertime.]

Attending (and typed): (7)

rien, Ar-Pharazon, Eonwe, Pallando, Pengolodh, Sandalf, Varda (presiding)
Meeting begins
Membership news:
    Comicpalooza convention in Houston, Texas, USA coming up.

    Testing the web site live with the kindly help of everyone. now redirects to  Both domains work.
    Lots of work done to the website, a lot more intended.
     Beware the April Fools
    World of Warcraft, Diablo Immortal, Diablo 2: Resurrected, Hearthstone, Lord of the Rings Online, Eve Online
    Topic: drinks (mainly joking): ent draughts, miruvor for elf secret agents, suggestion for real-life miruvor
    (non) Flashgaming Reviews (plus) by Ar-Pharazon. Includes Blizzard games.



Sandalf13 � 04/02/2023 3:58 PM

Ar-Pharazon-V � 04/02/2023 3:58 PM

Sandalf13 � 04/02/2023 3:58 PM
How are you, Ar?

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:00 PM

Ar-Pharazon-V � 04/02/2023 4:00 PM
And quite well, I guess!

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:00 PM
[4:03 PM]
@Bounder Valar Guild meeting time! Come lurk, say hi, chat gaming and Tolkien!

Eonw� Valar � 04/02/2023 4:03 PM

Pallando-Valar � 04/02/2023 4:04 PM

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:04 PM
@Guild-friend Valar Guild meeting time! Come on in and lurk, say hello, maybe chat gaming and Tolkien!

Ar-Pharazon-V � 04/02/2023 4:04 PM

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:04 PM

Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo!
[4:04 PM]


Ar-Pharazon-V � 04/02/2023 4:04 PM
Arien poked

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:04 PM
Hello Ar-Pharazon, Eonwe, Pallando, and Sandalf!

Eonw� Valar � 04/02/2023 4:05 PM
Donald Duck!
Er, I mean heya :}

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:06 PM
As a little kid, I remember singing that catchy M I C - K E Y etc. heh

Sandalf13 � 04/02/2023 4:06 PM
I also.

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:07 PM
And yep, Donald Duck had to slip his name in there. : )
[4:08 PM]
Being catchy has serious perks for memory.  : )

Eonw� Valar � 04/02/2023 4:08 PM
I remember watching it as a kid, only 20-ish years after it was recorded, hehehe.

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:09 PM
Still works. : )

Eonw� Valar � 04/02/2023 4:10 PM
Still good tv, hehe.

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:11 PM
Any membership news anyone would like to pass along?
Also, is anyone thinking about going to Comicpalooza?
[4:12 PM]
Biggest pop culture con in Texas.
    Comicpalooza | Texas' Largest Pop Culture Festival
    Comicpalooza is a pop-culture event featuring celebrity panels, photograph and autograph opportunities, shopping, hours of programming with discussions, workshops, and entertainment showcasing anime, comic books, cosplay, kids activities, and gaming.

[4:13 PM]
Includes panels for writers.
    Terry Brooks | COMiCPALOOZA
    George R. Brown Convention Center. Celebrities, guests, photos & autographs, comic book creators, cosplay, anime, gaming, and geekdom celebrated.

Eonw� Valar � 04/02/2023 4:13 PM
Eomer's going to be there it looks like.

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:13 PM
Aye : )

Eonw� Valar � 04/02/2023 4:13 PM
Oh, and Teal'c.
[4:14 PM]
Everyone else is lost on me, heh.

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:15 PM
Some of the younger members may be interested in the mass of anime people.
Also, it has lots of tabletop gaming running to midnight.

Eonw� Valar � 04/02/2023 4:15 PM
Ah, it's in Houston.

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:15 PM
Some of the biggest draws for my family are barely noted on their ads. : )
[4:16 PM]
Yep. Fangorn and I will probably drive up and back on Saturday and Sunday.
Sauron, depending on work, hopes to be there for the weekend tabletop gaming, maybe a Larp.
[4:17 PM]
So that's three
Possibly Elwing  [Note: confirmed]

Ar-Pharazon-V � 04/02/2023 4:17 PM
Bit too far away for me.

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:17 PM
A tad, aye. : )

Ar-Pharazon-V � 04/02/2023 4:17 PM
Juuuust a tad.

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:18 PM

[4:18 PM]
Any other membership news?
[4:20 PM]
On to
[4:20 PM]


Web News:

[4:20 PM]
We now have two domain names: both and

Ar-Pharazon-V � 04/02/2023 4:20 PM
net seems to refer to org?

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:20 PM
We are currently rigging things to point towards

Ar-Pharazon-V � 04/02/2023 4:20 PM

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:20 PM
It does, yes.

Arien  Valar � 04/02/2023 4:20 PM
arrived now .. van clee f successfullly one head shorter

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:21 PM
We are trying to move it back to org, since many have that one for their links over the years.
[4:21 PM]
Grats and aiya Arien : )

Ar-Pharazon-V � 04/02/2023 4:21 PM
His daughter won't l�ke that, Arien.

Eonw� Valar � 04/02/2023 4:21 PM
Use the org, Luke.

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:22 PM
The team of Eonwe, Pallando, and Varda will continue fixing up the site, and you can reach it from either domain.
We are taking this opportunity to update a lot!

Arien  Valar � 04/02/2023 4:22 PM
good job

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:23 PM
Eonwe just fixed a pile of files to replace everthing I have, which is an insane number.  : )

Eonw� Valar � 04/02/2023 4:23 PM
The pages should probably be somewhere above 90% operational. If you see something that doesn't look right, Tell the appropriate wrangler of that page.

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:23 PM
That just happened, with Pallando's help, but have not yet been transferred to my computer.
When in doubt, contact Varda. : )
[4:24 PM]
Varda can either fix or pass it along to the fixer-upper.

Eonw� Valar � 04/02/2023 4:25 PM
You'll notice some new URLs for the pages Varda maintains, but the old URLs should properly redirect. Again, if it doesn't, bring it up. (edited)
[4:31 PM]
Anyone tried out the website yet?

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:32 PM
    Valar Guild
    an international society of Tolkien appreciators and

[4:33 PM]
In other news, in about 2 and 1/2 years, we all have to update to Windows 11. The computers like mine on Windows 10 might be useful offline anyway. : )
This is info from a person fixing computers at Best Buy, told us today.
[4:34 PM]
So start socking back some money. : )

Eonw� Valar � 04/02/2023 4:34 PM
Slates computer upgrade for 2 1/2 years from now

Ar-Pharazon-V � 04/02/2023 4:34 PM
Hmm, I generally skip a generation each time...

Eonw� Valar � 04/02/2023 4:35 PM
October 14, 2025 is Windows 10 end of life. By then a $1200 computer ought to be a cool 5k.

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:35 PM
Search/ type dxdiag/ hit Open and it will show your current Windows version.

Thanks, Eonwe.

Sandalf13 � 04/02/2023 4:36 PM
My Lenovo came with Windows 11.

Ar-Pharazon-V � 04/02/2023 4:36 PM
10 pro, apparently

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:36 PM
So what if we buy one now? Will they be Windows 11?

Eonw� Valar � 04/02/2023 4:36 PM
Thanks for talking about the price of computers in 2.5 years? :}

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:36 PM
Good to hear, Sandalf!
If we can beat the timing and get it cheaper, yay!
[4:37 PM]

Ok, so did anyone click that link to our site yet? How's it looking on your systems?

Sandalf13 � 04/02/2023 4:38 PM
Not too well. I can get to see the articles I need to, but a lot of pages end up with "server not found" or something like that.

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:38 PM
Ok, that's my fault. It should be better after the mass update coming up. Good to know.

Sandalf13 � 04/02/2023 4:39 PM
or "Error 404," whatever that is.

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:39 PM
Eonwe just changed the script on the index file, so it will need some adjustments.
Thank you, Sandalf. : )

Ar-Pharazon-V � 04/02/2023 4:39 PM
gasp my third drawing is giving an error
[4:40 PM]
Yeah, I think it's mostly random pictures missing I guess.

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:40 PM
Funny, they are working on mine. The links and image rotators and frames.

Ar-Pharazon-V � 04/02/2023 4:41 PM gives error

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:41 PM
Random pictures missing. Ahh, I think I know that problem.

Eonw� Valar � 04/02/2023 4:41 PM
png will be accounted for as of a few minutes from now.

Ar-Pharazon-V � 04/02/2023 4:41 PM
hehe, fair enough
[4:42 PM]
My other 2 are jpg, taht explains it.

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:43 PM
We'll have to get you to check again in a few minutes. : )

Sandalf13 � 04/02/2023 4:43 PM
All I can get to is "Caves" if I click on the "Art" tab. No other pix!

Eonw� Valar � 04/02/2023 4:43 PM
That might not be me after all.

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:44 PM
Are you in frames or not-frames?

Eonw� Valar � 04/02/2023 4:44 PM
Well, it was, but I fixed that part, heh.
(The PNGs not showing).

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:45 PM
Odd, I'm getting pics. Eonwe? Any idea?

Eonw� Valar � 04/02/2023 4:45 PM
You see this one Varda?

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:45 PM
That one is Error 404

Sandalf13 � 04/02/2023 4:46 PM
My old friend, Error 404, I knew him well.

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:46 PM
I know him still, all too well. ; )

Eonw� Valar � 04/02/2023 4:47 PM
    Disturbed  - The Sound Of Silence (Official Music Video) [4K UPGRADE]

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:47 PM
I wonder why my art pages are showing when Sandalf's are not

Ar-Pharazon-V � 04/02/2023 4:47 PM
My druid's currently at 404: ilevel not found.

Eonw� Valar � 04/02/2023 4:48 PM
Links to images should work.

Pengolodh � 04/02/2023 4:49 PM

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:50 PM
Aiya Pengolodh!

Ar-Pharazon-V � 04/02/2023 4:50 PM

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:50 PM
Glad you could make it. : )
[4:51 PM]
Ok, there will be massive changes on the website during the week. You may even notice. : )

Sandalf13 � 04/02/2023 4:51 PM
If I open up the site (screenshot on the left) and then click on "Art," all I get to is the screenshot on the right....nothing else.
[two images]

In other news, in about 2 and 1/2 years, we all have to update to Windows 11. The computers like mine on Windows 10 might be useful offline anyway. : )
Pengolodh � 04/02/2023 4:51 PM
I already updated. Big mistake. Careful when updating. Win 11 22h2 Is corrupting profiles. Very tough to undo the damage

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:52 PM
uh oh. Thanks for the warning

Pengolodh � 04/02/2023 4:52 PM
Good to see the site up again

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:52 PM
Ok, Sandalf, those words don't link out for you?

Eonw� Valar � 04/02/2023 4:53 PM
Jpgs are working for me. (edited)

Sandalf13 � 04/02/2023 4:53 PM
No. I get stuck in a sort of do-loop.

Eonw� Valar � 04/02/2023 4:53 PM
PNGs and gifs I'm working on.
[4:54 PM]
Sandalf: Try one of the following if you haven't already:
[4:55 PM]
Click on the picture to get the framed version, then click on Caves in the side menu to get a list of caves, --OR-- click on Caves under the image to get the non-framed version

Sandalf13 � 04/02/2023 4:55 PM
Are all of the drawings/illustrations now in various "caves?"

Eonw� Valar � 04/02/2023 4:55 PM
You should get a list of people's caves
They always have been.

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:55 PM
The pic on that second screenie does not give frames.

Sandalf13 � 04/02/2023 4:55 PM
Maybe publish a list of artists and their caves?

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:56 PM
oh wait, it did
It is there, Sandalf
Under Caves.
That is the list of artists and their caves.
[4:57 PM]
Did clicking Caves work for you, Sandalf?

Eonw� Valar � 04/02/2023 4:58 PM
Try your pic now, Phar.

Ar-Pharazon-V � 04/02/2023 4:59 PM
There's my weird little dragon

Eonw� Valar � 04/02/2023 4:59 PM

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:59 PM
I see it too!

Eonw� Valar � 04/02/2023 4:59 PM
Took one more tweak, sorry :}

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:59 PM
It was broken before. Good deal.
Really helps to have live testers. : )

Eonw� Valar � 04/02/2023 4:59 PM
but png and gif will work now.

Sandalf13 � 04/02/2023 4:59 PM
Yes. Now I see, said the blind man.

Varda � 04/02/2023 4:59 PM
Oh good!
Tweaks are happening as we type. : )

Sandalf13 � 04/02/2023 5:01 PM

    One bright day in the middle of the night, two dead boys got up to fight. Back to back they face each other, Sword in hand they shot each other. The deaf policeman heard the noise, knife in hand he shot the two dead boys. If you believe this lie is true, then ask the blind man...he saw it too.

[5:01 PM]
An old boy scout marching chant, back in the day.

Varda � 04/02/2023 5:02 PM
I remember it. : )
It was not just Boy Scouts, but they certainly used it!

Eonw� Valar � 04/02/2023 5:02 PM
    Tex Mayberry
    Billy Joel - In The Middle Of The Night (The River of Dreams)

Varda � 04/02/2023 5:09 PM
Pardon. We normally go to a Tolkien chat about halfway through.
[5:10 PM]
Now it's past time to adjourn.
But if any are up to it, we can do a bit of a chat in After-meeting. : )

Eonw� Valar � 04/02/2023 5:10 PM
Do we want the gaming news?

Varda � 04/02/2023 5:10 PM
oh dear
yes, please go ahead, Eonwe.



Eonw� Valar � 04/02/2023 5:11 PM
[5:11 PM]

World of Warcraft:
Turbulent Timeways: Cataclysm Timewalkign going

This week's PvP Brawl: Deepwind Dunk

DarkMoon Faire is going.

Hotfixes ---
    World of Warcraft
    Hotfixes: March 31, 2023 - WoW
    Here you will find a list of hotfixes that address various issues related to World of Warcraft: Dragonflight, Wrath of the Lich King Classic, Burning Crusade Classic, and WoW Classic.

[5:11 PM]
Don't miss April's Trading Post goodies ---
    World of Warcraft
    Hop Over to the Trading Post for April! - WoW
    The Trading Post vendors have updated their inventory for the month of April. You�ll want to hop to it and add these eggcellent new items to your collection.

[5:11 PM]
And the totally serious definitely gonna happen patch notes:
    World of Warcraft Forums
    World of Warcraft Patch 10.10
    World of Warcraft Patch 10.10 �Ten Fast Ten Spurious� April 1, 2023 Senior Chief Executive Lead Producer�s note: Please do not post this anywhere outside of our internal documentation where we have the full notes for the next dozen patches all completely written in advance. Please. I�m begging you to keep your fingers off the copy/paste keys. ...

Arien  Valar � 04/02/2023 5:12 PM
Site works fine for me as i tried  it

Ar-Pharazon-V � 04/02/2023 5:12 PM
The puns, the puns, so many puns.

Eonw� Valar � 04/02/2023 5:12 PM

Diablo Immortal:
New Update: Age of Falling Towers ---
    Reign Supreme in the Age of Falling Towers
    The Age of Falling Towers is upon us! Explore the new Accursed Towers Clan-based game mode, the Dread Reaver dungeon, new Legendary Gems, new Set items, and more in our third Major Update.

[5:12 PM]

Diablo 2: Resurrected:
    Inside�How the Diablo II: Resurrected team Terrorized Sa...
    Every other month, we sit down with one studio to explore how the passionate people behind our games work to craft legendary entertainment experiences for millions of players on

[5:13 PM]

Super cereal for real path notes that are totally gonna happen ----
    26.0 Patch
    This patch includes updates to Standard, Wild, Battlegrounds, and more!

[5:13 PM]
    The walls in the mall are totally totally tall

[5:13 PM]
Lord of the Rings Online:
Update 35.0.1 is out ---
    The Lord of the Rings Online
    Update 35.0.1 Release Notes
    Here are the release notes for Update 35.0.1, released on Wednesday, March 29th, 2023.

Arien  Valar � 04/02/2023 5:13 PM
tallking about  puns , i d fancy trying out Holy Smoke

Eonw� Valar � 04/02/2023 5:14 PM
And that's it for gaming news from Me.

Ar-Pharazon-V � 04/02/2023 5:14 PM
I want to try Tame Yourself.

Arien  Valar � 04/02/2023 5:14 PM
[5:14 PM]
or Judge dead ...which is kind of funny since the irs

Varda � 04/02/2023 5:15 PM
Thank you, Eonwe : )

Arien  Valar � 04/02/2023 5:15 PM
first deadknights were created with the bodies of paladins

Varda � 04/02/2023 5:15 PM
I was one of those in WoW back in the day.
[5:15 PM]





[5:17 PM]
Pallando may have Eve Online news for us later. Check back on the transcript or here to see if you need to leave!

The LotRO folk have been running the new content like crazy - best with friends, but my hunter can do the solo versions ok.
[5:18 PM]
Any other news, requests, suggestions?
[5:19 PM]
Remember you can leave messages in Harbor also to let us know about problems, or email, or direct message in Discord. : )
[5:20 PM]
the gavel hastily pogo-hops around the table trying to find the hammerpad
the hammerpad rolls away from the snack bowl
the gavel comes down on the hammerpad but hits a popcorn sitting on it



[5:21 PM]
You're freeee!
And I've just been called away to supper. : )  Good timing!

Arien  Valar � 04/02/2023 5:21 PM

Varda � 04/02/2023 5:21 PM
Will look back of course!

Sandalf13 � 04/02/2023 5:21 PM

Varda � 04/02/2023 5:21 PM
Namarie for now!
(Bless Fangorn for cooking!)
[5:22 PM]
Wonder if it's going to be Ent draught?

Ar-Pharazon-V � 04/02/2023 5:22 PM
Namarie, and enjoy dinner
I'll whip up a report later on

Sandalf13 � 04/02/2023 5:22 PM

Eonw� Valar � 04/02/2023 5:23 PM
In the meantime.. Elf secret agents: do they like their miruvor shaken or stirred?

Sandalf13 � 04/02/2023 5:23 PM
with ice

Ar-Pharazon-V � 04/02/2023 5:23 PM
Stirred seems more elegant.

Eonw� Valar � 04/02/2023 5:24 PM
Miruvor on the rocks seems more of an Elf private eye kinda drink.
[5:28 PM]
    Rewind Cinema
    Daffy Duck Vs Donald Duck | (3/10) Movie CLIPS | Who Framed Roger R...

Ar-Pharazon-V � 04/02/2023 5:29 PM
...I've seen cartoons around that very same piano piece for Bugs Bunny, Tom and Jerry...
it just seems to lean itself towards a chaotic performance.

Sandalf13 � 04/02/2023 5:32 PM
Speaking of our Sunday family gatherings, my grandfather would often serve my father and my uncles (and my older boy cousins...I am the youngest of the male cousins on my Mom's side) a glass of Slivovitz, or plum brandy from what was then Chechoslovakia. I finally felt like a grown up when, at the age of 15, I received my first glass of Slivovitz. I felt the warmth and invigoration from the tip of my toes to the top of my head. What a drink! I always imagined Miruvor to have the taste of Slivovitz

Eonw� Valar � 04/02/2023 5:33 PM
    Alex J
    The Living Daylights: TV Spot �Shaken Not Stirred�

Ar-Pharazon-V � 04/02/2023 5:34 PM
But one of the most impressive cartoon inclusions of Hungarian Rhapsody I've seen must be... the Animaniacs movie
    Manuel Uribe
    Animaniacs - Hungarian Rhapsody (English)

Eonw� Valar � 04/02/2023 5:35 PM
Can't say I've tried plum brandy. Tried peach, didn't like it. The peach wasn't strong enough to make it worth calling it peach brandy.

Sandalf13 � 04/02/2023 5:37 PM
It is hard to get in the U.S. Used to be more common here in the States.
[5:38 PM]
I am off to Costco for my usual Sunday jaunt, and some laundry detergent. Namarie all, and I will check in again later! Sei gesund!

Eonw� Valar � 04/02/2023 5:38 PM
Have fun Sandalf.

Ar-Pharazon-V � 04/02/2023 5:38 PM

Eonw� Valar � 04/02/2023 5:48 PM
Were there any other problems with the website anyone noticed that didn't get fixed?

Varda � 04/02/2023 6:39 PM

Eonw� Valar � 04/02/2023 6:39 PM

Varda � 04/02/2023 6:39 PM
Hantal : )

Varda � 04/02/2023 7:11 PM
Pallando says in Eve Online: The Shadow War continues.
cue spooky music

Sandalf13 � 04/02/2023 7:16 PM

Varda � 04/02/2023 7:16 PM
Aiyata : )

Sandalf13 � 04/02/2023 7:23 PM
How was Fangorn's cooking tonight?

Varda � 04/02/2023 7:23 PM

Sandalf13 � 04/02/2023 7:23 PM
Super! Nothing like a good dinner to wrap up a week get ready for the next one!

Varda � 04/02/2023 7:23 PM
Liver and caramelized onions, steamed broccoli, and more. : )
[7:24 PM]
Aye : )

Sandalf13 � 04/02/2023 7:24 PM
Oooooh...caramelized of my favorites.

Eonw� Valar � 04/02/2023 7:37 PM
Bah, those graphical glitches are back in WoW.


Ar-Pharazon-V � 04/02/2023 9:09 PM
Personal gaming report:

Sandalf13 � 04/02/2023 9:10 PM

Ar-Pharazon-V � 04/02/2023 9:12 PM
For (non)flashgaming, is a puzzle platformer. Each level has 2 "rooms" with a character in each of them, switch between them to get the gems in each room. What happens in one room affects stuff in the other, for example, collecting a key in one can open a door in the other. Help your characters help each other
    Dumo is a puzzle platform game where you need to switch characters in order to pick up all the gems.

[9:13 PM]
Complete all 20 levels! Can require some planning in harder ones

Ar-Pharazon-V � 04/02/2023 9:20 PM
Blizzard gaming:
[9:21 PM]
Weekly quests carried over, so managed to complete them rather easily this week for xp. Made it to level 149 on the reward track.
[9:22 PM]
Brawl is Battle of Tol Barad: Make a deck, play a minion, get a free spell of the minion's mana cost.
[9:23 PM]
Took a shot at designing a deck for it myself, by using a mage deck of minions that either have spellpower or have some effect on spells cast, to strengthen the effect. It worked quite well!
[9:24 PM]
[9:25 PM]
Making progress on the last heroic boss, as we got her to phase 3 for the first time this week, wiping at 9% health. We're getting phase 1 and the first intermission down quite handily now, and getting phase 2 and the second intermission slowly under control. Won't be long now!
[9:26 PM]
Completed the first Zskera vault by getting enough keys to open up the doors, also finding all the chains for the chained up chests and completing other puzzles, though a few carry over to other vaults, including an egg that's supposed to give a mount later on.
[9:27 PM]
This reset, though, I've not bothered with it, as the ring's done and I can get the mount and stuff when I come back later on. No priority. (edited)

Ar-Pharazon-V � 04/02/2023 9:29 PM
Weekly quest is the first of many timewalk quests in a row, nothing special, and no good rewards for me. But still fun to do the old dungeons, especially since with everyone having set bonuses and their primordial gems, things apparently die really really fast even in timewalks
Made it to honor level 107 through the weekly pvp brawl, always nice

Sandalf13 � 04/02/2023 9:30 PM
You betcha...

Ar-Pharazon-V � 04/02/2023 9:30 PM
Oh, and I got a new toy from the Zskera vault, Holoviewer: The Scarlet Queen, creating a hologram of Alexstrasza.
[9:32 PM]
Trading post is renewed for the month of April. So many choices! Of course I wanted the Magenta Cloud Serpent mount, but I also was interested in the wolf/bear/something face fist weapon, for which I had just enough currency remaining.
Won't have enough for the new pet this month, so I've frozen it, and we'll see if/when a month comes along where I don't want so much stuff so I can buy it then.
[9:35 PM]
And finally a bit of questing, had some stuff come up as I was doing so but I was able to send the mage to Maldraxxus. There I did the arena fights and escaped with Draka, before doing some quests and making our way to the House of the Chosen, where we are now. Next week, more progress there!
And that's my report for the week  :)

Sandalf13 � 04/02/2023 9:38 PM
Thank you, Ar! As Always, I thoroughly catching up on your online exploits. You are a paragon of excellence!
[9:39 PM]
I thoroughly enjoy....

Ar-Pharazon-V � 04/02/2023 9:39 PM
Wouldn't say that, but I enjoy making my reports, so it's nice that they're found interesting

Sandalf13 � 04/02/2023 9:41 PM
They are indeed. This moving in thing is taking a toll. I am still spending a lot of time going through all of my over 100 boxes in the garage...very time consuming. I need to just throw out a lot of stuff, but every picture that one of my kids' drew that I have kept brings back a memory. I am afraid that if I throw away the "key," (the picture, or story, or whatever) I may lose access to that memory. Hard to do, but necessary!

Ar-Pharazon-V � 04/02/2023 9:41 PM
Hmm, can imagine!
We need to appreciate our memories

Sandalf13 � 04/02/2023 9:42 PM
72 degress F here in Thornton today, but we expect snow for two days, Tuesday and Wed. The temp goes up and down significantly here in the Spring...hard to predict the weather.

Ar-Pharazon-V � 04/02/2023 9:43 PM
Mostly a bit rainy over here right now.

Sandalf13 � 04/02/2023 9:43 PM
Any special plans for the week?

Ar-Pharazon-V � 04/02/2023 9:44 PM
Not really, no. I'm not even sure if there are strikes schedule in public transportation this week.
Anyway, I should be off to bed  Namarie!

Sandalf13 � 04/02/2023 9:45 PM
Namarie! Have a wonderful week, whatever comes your way, and sei gesund!
[9:45 PM]

Ar-Pharazon-V � 04/02/2023 9:45 PM

Eonw� Valar � 04/02/2023 10:04 PM
My time to go has come, but before I do, I leave you with a song from Blackmore's Night, a band founded by RIchard Blackmore and Candace Night. If you're old enough you might recognize Richard Blackmore from the band Deep Purple and maybe even Rainbow or The Outlaws. He met Candace while touring with Rainbow. She wanted an autograph. They were together for many years but eventually married, and thus she did indeed become his Night :}  Take care all, good night, sleep well, and Enjoy:
    Candice Night
    Blackmore's Night - Under A Violet Moon (Official Live Video)

April 3, 2023

72 degress F here in Thornton today, but we expect snow for two days, Tuesday and Wed. The temp goes up and down significantly here in the Spring...hard to predict the weather.
Pengolodh � 04/03/2023 6:13 AM
what interesting spring weather you get

Pengolodh � 04/03/2023 6:32 AM
Slight Gaming update: Reached the the north-downs. Finally out of the Yondershire. A great opening experience but i must remark, by the end a bit repetitive and underwhelming.. Example: You finish a big line of quests, great story... then all of a sudden you are collecting apples lol now this might be down to my order of questing but still
North Downs

Any special plans for the week?
Pengolodh � 04/03/2023 6:34 AM
Watching my theatre live online via Digital Theatre + and possible Cycling trips through the countryside (Im from ireland), so lots of countryside.
[6:38 AM]
oh by the by, if ye ever need some more traffic on the website, let me know.. I run this group on facebook. I would be happy to promote it, whenever you feel it is ready again. If this something you want.
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April 5, 2023

Eonw� Valar � 04/05/2023 9:28 PM
Auros went to Thranduil's Halls in LotRO. Fortunately none of the guards got the urge to stomp on his feet :}
April 6, 2023

Pengolodh � 04/06/2023 4:30 AM
Is it me.. or are there are only certain NPC's that actually defend bases / Villages in LOTRO. I believe there are some in Rohan i think. Who here has not been mauled to death by Orcs inside a village, as the guards stand at the gates watching on with big smiles on their faces.
[4:36 AM]
If i remember correctly from my WOW days.. the NPC guards always defended you are you dived into the village / town borders.. But in LOTRO... apparently its ok for Orcs and Wargs to come rampaging into the town.. Possibly a silent agreement after these long 15+ years. lol

Eonw� Valar � 04/06/2023 4:56 AM
They're all scared of the orcs and wargs. They agree not to attack the orcs and wargs and and the orcs and wargs agree not to attack them.

April 8, 2023

Eonw� Valar � Today at 5:46 AM
Wow, when they called it a Sturdy Branch, they weren't kidding. My horse and I made it all the way to the top of the tree.

April 9, 2023

Varda — Today at 3:59 PM
Eonwe, that's sturdy all right!