Valar Guild Meeting Minutes

Sunday, May 12, 2024

5:00pm Eastern Time

Discord: Valar Guild/meeting_place


May 8, 2024

[3:18 PM]Ungwetari: Hey everyone! I wanted to give you a bit of an update! 2 weeks ago today I had my SRS, and while immediate recovery has been a bit rocky, I'm doing pretty well and overall it's headed in the right direction! I'm incredibly happy that things went well, and as far as I can tell under all the swellings, it looks amazing. And that is on top of the amazing feeling of finally being equipped with the right tools.

[3:18 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Great!

[7:22 PM]Varda: Here's hoping your recovery lets you be active again in comfort soon.

May 12, 2024

[2:05 AM]Eönwë Valar: Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers of the Valar Guild.

[3:52 PM]Varda: Thank you on behalf of the moms. : )

[3:52 PM]Varda: And Happy Mother's Day!

[3:52 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Happy Mother's day to all mothers!

[3:52 PM]Varda: And that! : )

[3:59 PM]Treebeard: I agree with Eönwë Valar in support and honor to all mothers

[4:00 PM]Varda: Aiya!

[4:01 PM]Varda: Mothers everywhere loving their families. And families loving them as part of the family group. Yay!

[4:01 PM]Treebeard: Yay . . . we have electricity for now. Cheer to all Valar Guild members, etc.

Meeting Starts

[4:01 PM]Varda: Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo!


[4:01 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Grats on the power

[4:01 PM]Varda: We are happy to have power again, enough to come be with you all for the meeting!

[4:02 PM]Varda: Before-meeting had our Happy Mother's Day! : )

[4:02 PM]Varda: Ungwetari is in the healing process. We hope he can game a lot while recuperating.

[4:03 PM]Varda: So far, howdies from Eonwe, Phar, Fangorn, and Varda.

[4:03 PM]Varda: @Guild-friend @Bounder Valar Guild Meeting Time! Happy Mother's Day!

[4:03 PM]Varda: There's the general poke.

[4:04 PM]Varda: Anyone else we can poke? Arien? Others? : )

[4:04 PM]Varda: Any membership news?

[4:04 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Arien poked

[4:04 PM]Varda: Phar, you were in the process of a birthday?

[4:04 PM]Varda: Thanks!

[4:04 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Also, Ungwetari's specifically a she now, not a he

[4:05 PM]Varda: Oops, thanks for the reminder. Met her when a he and keep thinking that way, pardon.

[4:05 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Hmm, well, I did have my family over last sunday, so prior to our last meeting, nothing special this week

[4:05 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Though I do believe Fladrif's was a few days later!

[4:05 PM]Varda: Yay for family.

[4:05 PM]Varda: Birthday Buddies!

[4:05 PM]Arien Valar: Aiya , and happy Mother s day

[4:06 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Hmm, not trying to be all social justice here, just thought it funny given what the specific operation was for.

[4:06 PM]Varda: Aiya Sunshine! ☼

[4:06 PM]Varda: It was a good reminder. Thanks.

[4:06 PM]Varda: And good point. : )

[4:06 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Aiya Arien

[4:06 PM]Treebeard: Hello

[4:07 PM]Varda: Any other membership news? Sightings of Aragorn, Helm?

[4:07 PM]Varda: other?

[4:07 PM]Arien Valar: Aiya , sorry was just still afk when u poked , Phari

[4:07 PM]Varda: Of course our LotRO sightings will be mentioned

[4:07 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: 's fine, Arien


[4:07 PM]Varda: Web:

[4:08 PM]Varda: No new content to report for this past week.

[4:08 PM]Varda: This is partly due to my not reaching outside the guild so much for content in a good while.

[4:08 PM]Léod: Aiya and 'allo!

[4:08 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Aiya!

[4:08 PM]Varda: Aiya Leod! Good to see you.

[4:08 PM]Treebeard: Hello

[4:09 PM]Varda: Fangorn and I saw Leod a bit earlier, a warden in LotRO. : )

[4:09 PM]Léod: Still on him!

[4:09 PM]Varda: March warden? : )

[4:09 PM]Varda: Yay!

[4:09 PM]Varda: Sorry we crashed - lost power.

[4:09 PM]Léod: Oh, I'm sorry.

[4:10 PM]Varda: No worries. We're back now.

[4:10 PM]Varda: No Eonwe though?

[4:10 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Not in the list.

[4:10 PM]Varda: Storm may be knocking his power out now.

[4:10 PM]Varda: Tornadoes in it, so you know it's a doozy.


[4:11 PM]Varda: Gaming:

[4:11 PM]Varda: Feel free to toss in your general news as we go along in gaming, even if I may have passed that game already. The order isn't that terribly important, just easier to find later, heh.

World of Warcraft:

[4:12 PM]Varda: World of Warcraft:

[4:12 PM]Varda: (Type fast!)

[4:12 PM]Varda: This week's bonus events: Dragonflight Dungeons.

[4:12 PM]Léod: Oh, I know other people have said it already, but: Happy Mother's Day, mothers!

[4:12 PM]Varda: This week's PvP Brawl: Deep Six.

[4:12 PM]Varda: Thank you from the mothers, Leod. : )

[4:13 PM]Varda: The Spring Balloon Festival ends today.

[4:13 PM]Treebeard: Eowyn is planning on gaming with us some time after the meeting. She is eating pizza for mother's day. Did Hobbits have pizza?

[4:13 PM]Varda: Some form, maybe? They had the big wood ovens, so might have been quite good.

[4:13 PM]Varda: Check out This Week in WoW.

[4:14 PM]Varda: This Week in WoW: May 10, 2024

[4:14 PM]Varda: New short story out: "A Whisper of Warning". "Khadgar has dispatched Alleria Windrunner on a dark mission, one that portends an uncertain future for Azeroth."

[4:14 PM]Varda: Welcome Back Weekend is going through May 13th.

[4:15 PM]Varda: The Discoverer's Delight Buff is going for Season of Discovery Phase 3.

[4:15 PM]Varda: Dark Heart is out.

[4:16 PM]Varda: Check out this week's hotfixes.

[4:16 PM]Varda: Any other WoW general news?

[4:16 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Also part of patch, this week the Timerunning event starts, Remix: Pandaria!

[4:17 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Good luck to everyone going in there

[4:17 PM]Varda: Thanks! And good luck!


[4:17 PM]Varda: Hearthstone:

[4:17 PM]Varda: Coming May 14th: Dr. Boom's Incredible Inventions is out.

Diablo Immortal:

4:17 PM]Varda: Diablo Immortal:

[4:18 PM]Varda: Check out the latest hotfixes.

Eve Online:

[4:18 PM]Varda: I don't see Pallando to pester for Eve Online news.

[4:19 PM]Varda: But this past week, Pallando and Sauron played Eve that I know of.

Starcraft 2:

[4:19 PM]Varda: Starcraft 2:

[4:19 PM]Cenedra: Heya

[4:19 PM]Varda: Aiya!

[4:19 PM]Léod: Aiya!

[4:19 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Aiya!

[4:19 PM]Varda: Cenedra aka Eowyn, Fangorn, Floppa, and Faramir played Starcraft 2 that I know of. Others of you as well. : )

[4:20 PM]Varda: Thanks for coming in!

[4:20 PM]Varda: We now have two of the Rohirrim: Eowyn and Leod. : )

[4:20 PM]Sandalf13: Aiya All! Sorry to be late...Happy Mother's Day, Varda! (and Arien?)

[4:20 PM]Cenedra: I do love SC2. I've been playing Diablo 4 also.

[4:20 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Aiya!

[4:20 PM]Varda: Aiya Sandalf!

[4:21 PM]Varda: Good to hear, Eowyn. : )

[4:21 PM]Cenedra: <— Eowyn

[4:21 PM]Sandalf13: And Cenedra?

[4:22 PM]Cenedra: Yes, I have a 10yr old boy. Varda's grandson.

[4:22 PM]Varda: She is an amazing mother to him. : )

[4:22 PM]Varda: Floppa

[4:22 PM]Sandalf13: Well then,,,,Happy Mother's Day, as I suspected...

[4:23 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Is that the "macaroni art" age for mother's days?

[4:23 PM]Cenedra: Yeah, but he mostly sticks to cooking

[4:23 PM]Varda: The macaroni art of cooked noodles.

[4:24 PM]Cenedra: He made some canned salmon with Cajun seasoning today in a pot. It was nice.

[4:24 PM]Treebeard: Hi ya Cenedra/Eowyn

[4:24 PM]Sandalf13: With homemade pasta sauce...yum....

[4:24 PM]Cenedra: Hi!

[4:24 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: 10 year old chef, I'm impressed.

[4:24 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: I'm 39 and only just now learning to cook

[4:24 PM]Sandalf13: Indeed. Chef's hat off to him

[4:24 PM]Varda: Fangorn is Eowyn's dad, so Floppa's grandpa.

[4:25 PM]Treebeard: Aiya Everyone... didn't mean to leave out anyone

[4:25 PM]Varda: Poor forgotten Everyone.

[4:25 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Typical Treebeard, taking forever to say hello.

[4:25 PM]Sandalf13: He was busy at the Ent Bank...

Lord of the Rings Online Online:

[4:26 PM]Varda: News for Lord of the Rings Online:

[4:26 PM]Varda: We had the Wednesday maintenance. Also known as time to look up from the computer.

[4:26 PM]Varda: LotRO players in our kin branches this past week:

Landroval branch

Crickhollow branch:

Treebeard branch:

[4:27 PM]Varda: Any other gaming news? Membership news? Requests? Comments?

[4:27 PM]Varda: LotRO: Free Regeneration Food x5 Coupon Code: GOODFOOD until May 16

[4:28 PM]Varda: Don't forget to check the kin chest for things your characters might use.

[4:28 PM]Varda: On to


[4:28 PM]Varda: Tolkien!

[4:29 PM]Varda: We need to revisit a question. : )

[4:29 PM]Varda: We need another try at anniversary themes for our 27th anniversary.

[4:29 PM]Arien Valar: and what question is that :O?

[4:29 PM]Varda: Need to get ten solid ones for the poll vote.

Previously suggested:

[4:30 PM]Varda: and pardon the misspelling, oops.

[4:30 PM]Arien Valar: Navigation

[4:30 PM]Arien Valar: i mean Sea -faring

[4:30 PM]Varda: The reek is that way, and orcs coming from that way. Aim the Ring that direction.

[4:31 PM]Varda: Sea navigation did meet some complications.

[4:31 PM]Varda: Numenoreans, it's ok to sail anywhere except to Valinor. So of course, humans, just have to go that way.

[4:32 PM]Varda: These topics need to be good for art, stories, articles. Most of them look as if our creative lot can handle them.

[4:32 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: We never listen.

[4:32 PM]Varda: Listen just to find the way not to go and point that direction? : )

[4:33 PM]Varda: Must be the best goodies in that direction!

[4:33 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: It's no fun otherwise!

[4:33 PM]Varda: Don't touch that hot pot! owww! Why did you touch it? You said not to.

[4:34 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: I can also sympathize from a scientific mind. Why retread the same continents when there's something unknown to the other side to explore?

[4:34 PM]Varda: Yep. : )

[4:34 PM]Varda: But they went to Aman looking for eternal life. They thought they knew what they could gain there.

[4:35 PM]Varda: But it was the immortals already living there, not a property of the place.

[4:35 PM]Varda: We can have ten topics. Are any of the above some that need removed from the choices?

[4:35 PM]Varda: We have something like 15

[4:36 PM]Varda: Then there can be only one... 4:36 PM]Sandalf13: Can you repost the topics in a convenient list?

[4:36 PM]Varda: It's above in a convenient list. Scroll up.

Previously suggested:

[4:37 PM]Varda: And re-posting.

[4:37 PM]Varda: (combined the two in geology as one)

[4:37 PM]Varda: Any Tolkien Race is a sneaky way past the numbers but we would need to pick just one of those.

[4:38 PM]Treebeard: Cave crystalline formations was mentioned as a sight seeing activity once

[4:38 PM]Varda: : )

[4:38 PM]Varda: Gimli would approve.

[4:39 PM]Varda: Singing and Dwarven Singing could combine under Singing

[4:39 PM]Sandalf13: That would also then include the Music of the Ainur, no?

[4:39 PM]Varda: Agriculture would be a really different one for us.

[4:40 PM]Varda: Aye, it would.

[4:41 PM]Varda: Gems and Jewelry could be a single one.

[4:42 PM]Varda: Well, it already shows it is, pardon.

[4:42 PM]Varda: Is Walking Trees too specific? Be tough to show in Eve Online space game screenies.

[4:43 PM]Sandalf13: Do we get to rank order the choices, and then you average out the results?

[4:43 PM]Varda: Passwords might combine with Riddles.

[4:43 PM]Varda: Our group needs to cut it to ten.

[4:43 PM]Varda: Then we put up a poll.

[4:43 PM]Varda: Top polled topic gets to be theme.

[4:43 PM]Varda: Might need a run-off.

[4:44 PM]Varda: A poll can only handle ten.

[4:45 PM]Varda: I can unilaterally pick one, but I try not to do that. : )

[4:45 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: I'm curious about the limititations of Cutlery

[4:46 PM]Varda: I'm thinking weapons that cut, but maybe include table stuff. Spoons, could they be possible... nah.

[4:46 PM]Varda: We can change it to Weaponry.

[4:47 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Spoons could be nice though!

[4:47 PM]Varda: Could call a topic Cookery?

[4:47 PM]Treebeard: A spoon might be better when eating rabbit stew and potatoes...

[4:48 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Maybe, but a knife would also help

[4:48 PM]Varda: tilts the bowl or pot

[4:48 PM]Treebeard: tilt

[4:51 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: ponders cutlery... makes me think sweeney todd... makes me think... beauty/skincare as a topic?

[4:51 PM]Varda: So our current list:

[4:51 PM]Varda: