Valar Guild

News Archives

Gaming News October 2001 - July 2003

Old News

Monday, July 28, 2003

Hail to all and welcome to our new members!

As you may have noticed, the Games Pages have moved to Alatar's server.

I've also updated the pages :}

Monday, May 19, 2003

This week's news report comes as the weekly meeting news.

Attendance: Turgon, Eonwë(presiding), Turin, Tulkas; Caranthir popped by

Coming in after meeting : Fëanor, Bombur, Haldir

Membership News :

Still the same number of members as last week.

Gwaihir sent his regards but couldn't make the meeting due to work.

Web News: None

Gaming News: None


There was no discussion topic this meeting. Instead, Tulkas shared with us a memory of when the Valar Guild was still young. See what you miss by not coming to the meeting? :}

Lucky for you, you can still catch some of our early days recorded on the Valar Guild Histories Page :}

Monday, May 12, 2003

Happy Mother's Day! :} This week's news report comes as the weekly meeting news.

Attendance: Beleg, Eonwë/Fionwë(presiding), Gwaihir, Arathorn

Coming in during meeting: Turgon, Thror, Haldir, Shagrat

Passing through: Fëanor, Caranthir

Membership News:

Varda will be away for two weeks on family business. If you have something that must be addressed immediately, feel free to e-mail me(Eonwë).

Welcome to Gorhendad Oldbuck, a friend of Angrod's of Melkor's family (yes, we have almost entire families in the guild :}) He joins us from DAoC.

Draugluin sends his regards, as he was attending the Mother's Day Mass at the basilica at Notre Dame with his mother. What have you done for your mother lately? :}

Irmo also sends his regards via Turgon, who made it to the meeting and is apparently now playing DAoC :}

Finwë was spotted by me in the main channel when I did a /who command :}

Web News:

The DAoC page is up under Lungorthin's maintainence now. Check it out :}

Irmo sent in a link for the Tolkien Online Art Gallery :}

Eonwë (me :}) is looking for images of the Two Lamps Iluin and Ormal. I have seen the one of Iluin by Ted Nasmith, and while it is nice, it is inadequate as it has no matching Ormal :}

I need pictures of matching quality (both image and artistic). If one can be found to match Nasmith's work, that's great.

I am also looking for images of all the Valar. These too must be of good quality. I have images of Ulmo and Melkor, but need ones of the other Valar, as well as the “Lost Valar” such as Eonwë and Salmar if possible. Check out images of Ulmo and Melkor by artists such as Ted Nasmith and you'll have an idea of the quality I'm looking for. Thanks in advance for the help :}

Gaming News:

Blizzard has revealed some of their intentions with the 1.10 patch. Check them out! They're pretty cool :}

Tolkien Discussion:

Thror has been reading the Silmarillion, and was inspired to ask, "What happened to all the Balrogs between LotR and the Sil?"

Chances are, most were slain in the War of Wrath at the end of the First Age.

Two were killed in the Seige of Gondolin (Gothmog Lord of Balrogs among them) and one is known to have survived until the Third Age (the Balrog of Moria). A brief discussion was held on what the name of the Balrog of Moria may have been. I suggested perhaps calling him "Moria" after his realm would suffice similar to calling the Witch-King "Angmar" after his realm. "Balrog" also works :}

Haldir asked "What happens to Elves after death?" They go to the Halls of Mandos and wait. From there, they may eventually be released into Valinor and given a new body.

Wednesday, May 07, 2003

Hail and Welcome to Arathorn and Gorhendad!

The Night Elves are in as the fifth playable race in World of Warcraft!

Friday, May 02, 2003

Once again it has been a while. Several things have happened, but I won't go into them all. We have a new member or two and lost an old member. Some links have been updated, and a new Quest for 3 ME mod added to the Tourney page.

Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne is looking at a June 7threlease.

Blizzard has revealed an interesting little unique on their page that may be included in patch 1.10.

If you intend to play Warcraft 3:The Frozen Throne, let me know, especially if you will be getting it as soon as it comes out. We need 9 people at least to set up the guild branch through bnet, and the sooner we have 9 assured and a planned meeting time, the better.

Monday, March 10, 2003

Hail and welcome to all new members! I know it has been quite some time since my last update. As could be expected, a good deal has happened in the last month. Haleth has changed his name to Angrod. Faramir has joined us through Dark Age of Camelot. Caranthir has joined us through bnet. Beleg and Haldir joined just last night.

There is a mod out for NWN called "Lands of Arda," using some information from Elatan's Annals of Arda. Check out the Web page here. If you do take a look, be sure to send in a review for the Games Page! :}

The Tourney Page has been updated with a report from Varda on the first successful Quest for Four.

Information has been released on how Warcraft 3:The Frozen Throne will support clans/guilds.

At this point I would say some aspects are still subject to change, but I do not think much of it will. Take a look here.

Tuesday, February 11, 2003

Welcome to Gerontius Took, the second oldest Hobbit to live!

A few updates have been made. Hopefully now everything is up except for the review I mentioned. That is still coming. If I forgot something, you know how to reach me :}

The meeting minutes for the third Valar DAoC meeting can be found on the News page or here.

Blizzard has posted info on the new Undead Hero. Check it out.

Gerontius sends this tip about getting together on NWN:

"This is only a suggestion but it will help guild members get together on NWN. What Turgon-V and I did was make Game Arda and use guild password on action tab and would suggest that be the format for any guild members playing on NWN. I.E. use same names as Guild Diablo 2 games and same password. Hopefully this will help us to play together more often. Sincerely, Gerontius Took"

Friday, February 07, 2003

Welcome to Cirdan and Bain, our newest members!

A few updates have been made.

The meeting minutes for the second Valar DAoC meeting can be found on the News page or here.

A new review will be up in the next couple of days.

Blizzard has added new info to their World of Warcraft Page, including shots of Ironforge and Dun Moghr, but Dwarven areas.

Wednesday, January 29, 2003

Welcome to Nain, our newest member to join through DAoC!

Updates have been made to a few of the game listings.

The Valar Guild on DAoC held their first meeting on Sunday! Irmo reports they will be held every Sunday at 3:30 pm Eastern Time. He has also sent a transcript of the meeting minutes, which you can find here.

The members over on DAoC are also going to try and get together to work together on a Quest. Find out more here.

Wednesday, January 22, 2003

Blizzard has officially announced that it will be releasing an Expansion for Warcraft 3! It is titled Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne. To find out more, go here. I will also be adding this link to the Azeroth and Surrounding Realms page.

Beta test signups forTFT (The Frozen Throne) will begin in February, according to the site's FAQ. Needless to say, yours truly will be trying for it :}

Tuesday, January 14, 2003

Hail and Welcome to Lindir and Tuvo, our first members to join us from outside of bnet!

Yesterday at 5:30 pm Eastern, the Valar Guild established itself on DAoC. Irmo reports it as follows:

"Aiya All. Yesterday, Sunday Januari 12, at 5:30 Guild Time (EST), the Valar Guild has been officially founded at Dark Age of Camelot, on the server Percival, realm Hibernia! For this joyful occasion the following members were assembled at the Guild Registrator in Tir Na NoG: Elatan, Falathar,Gandalf, Haleth, Irmo, Lindir, Melkor, Orome and Tuvo. These will now forever be remembered as the founding fathers of Valar at DaoC!

The occasion brought old friends and new friends together, together we toasted many merry chats and hunts to come.

May the Guild prosper on DaoC as it has been prosperous in so many virtual worlds since 1997!

Namarië, Irmo."

Congratulations and best wishes to our members over on Dark Age of Camelot!This is indeed a momentous occasion!

Saturday, January 11, 2003

Hail and welcome to Thranduil, who joined us last week after the meeting!

Congratulations to Thror, who last week, after passing his Maia test, metamorphosed into Huan, the Hound of the Valar!

I have updated some of the member games listings.

Eru is working on a Tolkien world for NeverWinter Nights. He reports that it is about 40% done.

Friday, January 03, 2003

Happy New Year!!!! :}

OK, a few days after, but the message is still important :}

I've updated some info on DAoC. Gandalf has joined our community over there, and we are now located on Hybernia Realm, Percival Server.

Wednesday, December 25, 2002

Gwindor has decided to resign from the Guild. Farewell to Gwindor and good luck in his endeavors!

There is also a new review for World of Warcraft. The link can be found on Blizzards WoW page here.

Friday, December 20, 2002

Only 4 more days until Christmas!!

Welcome to Fuinur!

Congratulations to Beleg and Glaurung! On Sunday, these two were transformed through the rigourous processes of Maia testing to achieve Maia honor and become Draugluin and Lungorthin!

Salmar, our Vala of Names, has decided to change his name to Irmo.

Wednesday, December 11, 2002

Only 14 more days until Christmas!!

Welcome to Elenwë, Farmer Maggot, and Mablung!

This weekend, Turgon, Elenwë, and me(Eonwë) got together for a Quest for 3 on LoD. The results of that game are as follows:

KalSorc-Valar: lvl 9 Sorc,-47,996 Exp

TreasureTurg-V: lvl 9 Sorc, 46,242 ExP

Elenwë-V: lvl 9 Sorc, 48,628 ExP

Total level score was 27, and Total Exp was 142,866.

A new code went out for LoD by blizzard to eliminate hacking. It seems to have helped

Us ME mod guys are planning on getting together next week for some gaming action! If you're interested and want to get in on it, now is the time. Later is too late.

Tuesday, December 03, 2002

Only 22 more days until Christmas!!

This report from Varda on a Thanksgiving Expedition by her and two other worthy warriors :

For Thanksgiving day fun, the team of SamWise, Meriadoc, and Varda played Quest for Three, score 25.

Meriadoc: 9 paladin 45,068

SamWise: 8 wolf druid 42,109

Varda: 8 amazon 44,388

Salmar reports that he has begun playing DAoC. For now he is on Excalibur server in Europe, but he hopes to have the US version soon. He is also looking into EQ.

Wednesday, November 20, 2002

Welcome to Beor and Ulfang!

Aside from some new ambient sounds over on the WoW page, all is quiet on the gaming front.

Thursday, November 14, 2002

Welcome to Khamul!

Nathalia has moved her site, and so my links have changed accordingly. Not all of her pages are up in their new spots yet, but many are.

Sunday, November 10, 2002

Updates to player info pages.

Warcraft 3 has a new patch, 1.04, out. It makes several changes, including making Ancient Protectors worthwhile :}

Blizzard has also updated their World of Warcraft Page and put up some music samples from WoW. Give it a look and listen via

Thursday, October 24, 2002

Welcome to Oropher and Gloin!

Updates to player info pages.

Eru is working on a NWN map.

I've added a new section on HL/HL mods. It's not much, but it is a change :}

Also, I've taken up care of he Tourney Page. If you see any broken links, let me know. The link has moved North on the Left Frame as well.

Sunday, October 13, 2002

Amillo has decided to retire from the Council. However, he is still with us as an honored member of the Guild. He retains the honor of Vala, and has taken the name Elatan. He now works with Oromë and Melkor in the operation of The Valar, our branch of the Valar Guild on DAoC. He has made a web page specifically for this purpose, and you can see it here. Enjoy retirement mellon :}

Some updates to player info has been made.

Also, Varaya and Khan have put out the new 1.8 version of the ME mod. It has many interesting things, as well as some fixes. Download the mod and check out the readme :}

Warcraft 3 has also been updated. Patch 1.03 was released a few days ago. It makes several Changes, but not all that many major ones. Remember that you cannot view older replays with newer patches.

Friday, October 04, 2002

Happy Five-Year Anniversary Valar Guild! :}

May we keep going strong for another 5 years at least! :}

Welcome to Fëanor!

We have two new records for the Valar Guild Tourney!

The First is for the Middle-Earth Mod! Glaurung reports he, Turgon, and Beleg completed a Quest for Three. They got as far as the Underground Passage, each playing a different character. Glaurung's Dunadan(Paladin) achieved level 8 and got 33,985 EXP. Beleg's Northman achieved level 7 and got 32,659 EXP. Turgon's Sorceress achieved level 7 and got 32,217 Exp. That brings the score to a grand total of 22 levels and 99,861 EXP!  Congrats to this team!

Also making a claim to fame are a group of hardcore LoD players, also doing a Quest for Three. Getting as far as the Jail level 1 Waypoint, the team of Varda, Salmar, and Fangorn fought valiantly to survive in hardcore. Varda's Amazon achieved level 11 and got 91,181 EXP. Fangorn's Necro achieved level 10 and got 70,701 EXP. Salmar's Assassin achieved level 12 and got 105,001 EXP. The total score for this group is 33 levels and 265,882 EXP! Congratulations to this group of warriors!

There's still 2 full days to go guys! :}

Wednesday, October 02, 2002

Welcome to Akorhil, Amarie, and Edrahil!

The Mass-Update to the Games Page is completed. All gaming information sent in is now up. Thank you to all of those who sent in their information as requested, making this process easier. If you haven't sent in your gaming information in yet, I still ask that you do, as there will be no information next to your name unless you do.

In addition to the gaming information, many other updates were made. Now, for those of you interested in knowing, here's a list of what I did :}

  • Updated all Gaming Info. All listed is correct as of Sept 30th 2002 (deadline I set to send in info)
  • Checked over links to make sure all went somewhere. Updated where needed and possible.
  • Updated e-mails where needed. If you find one I missed, let me know :}
  • Removed the D2 Runewords pages. They weren't being used, and a more complete one is at the Arreat Summit anyway.
  • Took Down the D2ME mod Sets and Uniques Pages. Since the newest version is for LoD, these aren't needed.
  • Replaced D2 Mods section on D&Kin page with D2 Patches section and a link to get them all.
  • Enhanced(I hope :}) the look of the Games Page with a somewhat new format.
  • Added a new Links page, Azeroth and Surrounding Realms, to list links for the Warcraft games.
  • Added two new gaming pages, NeverWinter Nights and Halflife/Hlmods.

So, the major work to the Games Page is complete,.. for now :} For as we all know, a web page is never truly complete :}

However, we do have Anniversary Tourney games going, and those will be completed by the meeting this Sunday. Get out there and play Tourney games! Make Tourney Maps! Celebrate our five year Anniversary! :}

Friday, September 20, 2002

The Updating Has Begun! If you have not e-mailed me your gaming info, please do so by September 30th. If you have no gaming information by your name, you need to e-mail me with a current list of the online games you play as well as the account/char names for them. Once received, they will be placed. If you have e-mailed me, please check your info to make sure it has been typed/spelled properly and as you want it.

I have put up a paper under D2 Experiences called "The Complete Dark Elf". Check it out for info on the Dark Elf in the Middle-Earth mod.

Blizzard has delved deeper into the console games industry (anyone remember back when they brought out Starcraft64?) by announcing their newest game, Starcraft:Ghost. Check it out at

Turgon has sent in some news that he hopes will be interesting for all you NWN players:

"I have good news for the NWN department of the Valar Guild. It seems someone of Moralltach has found a Middle-Earth server :} specs for this server:

  • Server name : Lands of Arda
  • gamespy channel: #PW Action
  • extra info : make sure "hide server vault" is unchecked

Members of our 2 clans might even meet there :}

Elen sila lumen omentielmo, Turgon"

Quickbeam has also said he would like to organize a weekly WC3 FFA with fellow Guild members. Anyone interested can e-mail him.

Dior's Starcraft/Broodwar Maps Pages still needs your input! Go for it guys! :}

Glaurung is giving away several LoD items! Check them out here.

Other updates to the Games Page coming as this Mass-Update continues.

Thursday, September 19, 2002

The Updating Has Begun! If you have not e-mailed me your gaming info, please do so by September 30th.

Sadly, Irmo has decided to retire from the Council and resign from the Valar Guild. We'll miss you, Irmo!

Ecthelion has joined us. Welcome to Ecthelion!

If you have no gaming information by your name, you need to e-mail me with a current list of the online games you play as well as the account/char names for them. Once received, they will be placed.

I have put up a paper under D2 Experiences called "The Complete Dark Elf. Check it out for info on the Dark Elf in the Middle-Earth mod.

Other updates to the Games Page coming as this Mass-Update continues.

Thursday, September 05, 2002

Updates made to several members' info. Melkor's new DAoC info is up. Also, the Guidelines for Warcraft 3 Tourney Maps are up as well. Check them out here.

Starting on Saturday, I will be conducting a "sweep" of the Games Page. Everyone in the Valar Guild will be e-mailed in groups based upon what game you play (DAoC, D2, etc). This sweep is not to remove names from the Games Page, but it does have many purposes. Among them are:

  1. To make sure the most up-to-date and accurate gaming information is on the Games Page.
  2. To ensure YOU the members know people who play the games you play.
  3. To make adjustments and upgrades to the Games Page.
  4. To see who plays what :}

Everyone will be e-mailed, no matter how recently you joined or even if you have already e-mailed me :} Only online Games will be asked about. It's possible you will get e-mailed more than once (especially if you play more than one game), but if you've responded completely the first time you need not reply more than once. Responses are appreciated as soon as possible, but I ask that everyone responds by September 30th.

Wednesday, September 04, 2002

Hail and Welcome to Cirdan! Welcome back to Aragorn and Beleg!

Aragorn now plays Warcraft 3!

Also, hopefully you've noticed a nice little change that I've managed to get to work :} Scroll on, my friends! :}

Saturday, August 24, 2002

Some important stuff going on this month! First of all, school is back on for many of us, or will be shortly for those of us in college/universities.

Second, We are trying to establish the Valar Guild in Dark Age of Camelot, so if you are over there let us know!

Thirdly, we have been discussing Warcraft 3 Tournament guidelines and rules. If you have input you would like heard you need to get it in soon. E-mail me or Varda.

Fourthly, we are taking suggestions for festivities to celebrate our 5th Anniversary in October. E-mail Varda any suggestions to be disuccsed by the Entire Council.

Many Diablo 2 LoD players have found new fun in trying to play purist characters. To see how this is done, check out the Tourney Page. Feel free to join in the fun!

Finally, Dior has completed his Starcraft/BroodwarMaps Page. It contains over 60 Tolkien-Themed maps!

Any other Gaming news can be e-mailed to me for inclusion on the Games Page.

And, of course, updates have been made :}

Sunday, July 28, 2002

Welcome to our new members! Updates made to add them in. Also added a link to the News Page.

Many people are playing Warcraft 3 :} Feel free to send in a review :}

Thursday, July 04, 2002


Wednesday, July 03, 2002

Happy Warcraft 3 Day! :} Ok so it's not a holiday, but thought I'd say it anyway :} A holiday is coming up however, and a very important one too. It's July 4th, Independence Day for the USA :} I'll probably mention it here again tomorrow, but thought I'd wish everyone reading this now a Happy Early Independence Day! :}

Also, Congratulations to Bert, the Hobbit-roasting, Dwarf-eating Troll (ok so he never got the chance to roast a Hobbit or eat a Dwarf :}), who has been redeemed and transformed through the process of Maia testing to become Gandalf! :}

There's also been an update on how to get to the ME mod info on Nathalia's site. You must now click on "Spielchen," then Diablo 2, then ME mod.

Also, just to make the page look more interesting, I decided to color-code the Preferred Races listing on The WC3 players page. The Night Elf color is green. The other races will get a color as soon as someone chooses them as his or her preferred race.

Saturday, June 29, 2002

More updates have been made. The Warcraft 3 page now displays 2 people who have reserved the game. It also will now display the preferred race of anyone who plays WC3.

I have taken over several gaming pages from Varda, and they should all be completely updated and fixed. If you find anything wrong with any of the links, please let me know, listing the page, section, and link, as well as anything else to make my search for the problem easier :}

Good News! Our very first Game Review has been sent in by Glaurung! It is on Dungeon Siege and is now up on the Reviews page.

If you would like to send in a Review, all you need do is play an online game. Then send me a description of it, including setting, plot, gameplay, and any pros and/or cons you feel this game has.

Also, I have added a new link to the Left Frame. It leads to Nathalia's Webpage, where you can find information on items and characters, including skills, in the ME mod.

Wednesday, June 26, 2002

More updates have been made. There is now a Warcraft 3 players page up in anticipation for the release. There are more updates to come, and will be announced when they're completed.

Saturday, June 22, 2002

Welcome to our new members and welcome back to our rejoining ones! :} A few updates made, maybe more to come.

Tuor has changed his name to Beorn.

Warcraft 3 has gone Gold!! Blizzard says it'll be in stores July 3rd :} To read more, check out Blizzard's page at

Tuesday, June 11, 2002

There was a slight delay in my update, but that's fixed, so no more problems :}

Updates have been made for the sweep, and all the names dropped are open. If your name was accidentally removed, please e-mail me about it and include your most current gaming information.

According to my local sale papers, Warcraft 3 will be out around July 2nd. Just thought you all would like to know :}

Of course, never forget to keep your information on this page up to date :}

Also, if there are any online games you have played and would like to share your experiences with the rest of the Guild, feel free to send in a Review on it.

Wednesday, May 08, 2002

Updates made to the DAoC, ME, Sc/Bw, and D1 pages.

Denethor now plays the ME mod, and Celebrimbor is on Dark Age of Camelot.

The patch 1.10 for Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction is slated for June. It introduces a new type of character, the ladder character, which must be made like a hardcore or expansion character, by checking a box. This ladder character cannot play with older characters and will exist in a separate economy from them, at least during the ladder season.

Varaya and Khan's (aka Elrohir and Fingolfin's) mod page and forum have moved to a new server. The Link(s) to their page are updated accordingly. They have a link up to their old forum for now should any of you want to take a look at it.

Friday, April 26, 2002

Welcome to all new members! > There is now a link to V&K's mod page from the main links frame and from the Me mod players page.

Sunday, March 31, 2002

Happy Easter!!

Varda has moved several web pages off of Geocities, so the web links on my pages have been updated accordingly. If you notice any broken links, please report them to me.

Friday, March 15, 2002

Welcome to Thorin!

Amillo now plays Dark Age of Camelot. Unfortunately, it seems that Europeans cannot play on US Servers. Any of you on Eurporean servers can feel free to look for him, though!

Saturday, March 02, 2002

Welcome to all new members!

The Great Gwaihir Giveaway is still going! See the Valar Guild Trading Page for what is still available.

The Middle Earth mod version 1.7 is out! There are some new things and new challenges. Download it at V&K's mod page.

Monday, January 28, 2002

Welcome to Glorfindel! Some slight updates made. Azaghal and Fingon are getting together on Baldur's Gate 2 or Throne of Baal and invite anyone interested to join them. They will be there Tuesday at 5 pm Eastern Time. In Channel "Of The Eldar," password "Elven."

Gwaihir is offering several items for trade. To see what is available, follow the link to the left to the Valar Guild's Trading Board, maintained by our very own Tom Bombadil.

Some members still play the original Diablo, and are now listed on their own page. If you are one of them and are not listed, let me know.

Duping issues were discussed at Sunday's meeting. To read about them, go to the News Page, Jan 27th meeting.

Wednesday, January 23, 2002

Minor update to the EQ section, and updates to the DAoC section. Oromë encourages anyone interested in DAoC to e-mail him, so his e-mail is linked from his name on this page and is also linked in the DAoC section.

Tuesday, January 22, 2002

Sorry for the delay in Updates. Several new things have been done. There are now links to the Guild's Tourney Page, Diablo/Starcraft Pages, Everquesters Page, and the D2 Experiences Page. New Pages have been added which list only those who play a particular game. A section for Old News has been added just for the fun of seeing past news :} A Game Reviews section has also been added, so send in a review on an online game you have played! As always, updates have also been made for new members and for games members play.

Thursday, December 20, 2001

Welcome to Grima Wormtongue! Ecthelion is now playing MELoD. I'll be away from the 20th to the 30th. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 15, 2001

After a long pause, the Games Page is once again being updated! Be sure to send in your account names/aliases and the games you play!

V&K's version 1.5 is out!

Sunday, October 21, 2001

Some updates made. V&K's version 1.3b ME Mod is out. Welcome back to Grishnakh! Welcome to Ancalagon and Curufin!

Oromë got Dark Ages of Camelot. If you would like more information on it or if you play it, email him.

Web page maintained by Eonwe-(Valar).

The Valar Guild Games Site is maintained by Eonwë-(Valar).