Warsteed race 4-3-21 Go 20:30 Cet

Route and pointers

The objective is to get from Mordor Viznaks camp (summon available)

From here you’ll have to make your way to Echad Dunnan

The objective is to do this as fast as possible without taking the same route twice or crossing the same place twice. The rest of your route is up to you.

1 pointer and warning, Going through After battle osgilgath will trap you in Pelenor fields. Litte tip is to follow the southern route and use the boattravel near Lossarnach/South Ithilien

Prizepool will be 4321 gold and an assortment of items.

Expected racing time is 2 hours so get your saddle padded.

Rules are straightforward. First to get back is the winner.

  • Warsteeds, normal mounts and slow travels are allowed. Ports, swift travel, deaths or other retreat skills will disqualify you.
  • No backtracking on landscape (For example Shire to Bree would mean you’d have to ride through ND,Evendim back)
  • However we’d like to keep a level playing field.
  • Advantages not available to all arn’t not allowed. This includes mount speed-consumables, skills such as Safe fall, Desperate flight etc will be ground for disqualify.

4-3-21 warsteed race

On 4-3-21 it’s Go-time. Wisdom of the Valar is hosting an extended warsteed race on Evernight on the 4th of march 20:30 Cet. We’ll gather at a later specified startingpoint for a warsteed race. It wil be your objective to go from point A to point B and then get back to point A without treading the same path again (aka a roundtrip race). It’s M to M’s

Prizepool will be 4321 gold and an assortment of items. Expected racing time is 1-2 hours so get your saddle padded.

Rules are straightforward. First to get back is the winner.

  • Warsteeds, normal mounts and slow travels are allowed. Ports, swift travel, deaths or other retreat skills will disqualify you.
  • No backtracking on landscape (For example Shire to Bree would mean you’d have to ride through ND,Evendim back)

However we’d like to keep a level playing field. Advantages not available to all arn’t not allowed. This includes mount speed-consumables, skills such as Safe fall, Desperate flight etc will be ground for disqualify.

Memorial for Mario

Posted by Toffeecake
Today I reach out to you with sad news. Those who review discord regularly will already be aware but we have lost our officer and kin member Mario.

Mario recently passed away into the undying lands in real life but he will be remembered by us all with joy. He loved this game and would help as many of us as he could in his short time with us.I will be hosting a small memorial at the kin house on Thursday 28th January at 730pmGMT/830pmCET/2:30pmEST. If you wish to join us for a small moment of silence and /mourn to remember Mario please feel free to join.

Raise a cowbell in his honour and remember him with love.”Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The gray rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it… white shores, and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise.” – Gandalf

Personal stance on kin raiding

Every time in an expansions life-cycle there is a point where a degree of seperation between what there is to do in lotro and what people can/want/don’t want to do and every version inbetween that exists. This usually involves raiding at the end of an expansion. Only this time with the delay of Gundabad it’s a bit more emphasized with SSG creating a game-state where for a larger group of kinnies this is the only thing they feel there is to do.

Kin “rule” or how i prefer to have the kin be a welcome place for all kind of players which results in both opposites. Noone has to participate in any activity (be online for social play on kin parties or be raiding 4 times a week) versus not allowing people to participate in those activities.

While i do encourage players to team up and use kin resources such as the discord for these activities there won’t be a kin before pug rule enforced. And on both sides, talk to the people that you see organise the event. It’s better to bud heads once then to remain annoyed.

Personal part
I’m not participating in higher tier content for the sole purpose that i know it will be a fun month followed by a burn-out. I’ve seen it happen plenty of times. If you really feel it’s the only thing you can do in lotro. It’s ok to take a break of lotro or dabble in other activities. If you need to clear T3 Remorchant as kin it’s also ok to try out a different kin. As silly as it sounds, it’s the same if a player expects a roleplay or an *insert any IRL preference kin.

Respect each others decisions and talk to each other or contact me or another officer if you feel bored or looking for a specific run. There might be more people interested in a kin-band, leveling an alt or Stone of the tortoise group.

New year lottery info

Tonight on the 4th of jan at 20:30 Cet on the kin island we’ll have a gathering with the major lottery prizes being drawn. Join for the fun, music and fireworks. After the drawing we’ll have a kegrace towards the Yule festival area with a few snowball fights.

For the full winner list of the Bad santa Reputation Tomes and the New year lottery entries and eventual prizes check out the below link https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1aVj53yF2z2MAD2TXgAM5BPblUyqMgxzZZuJqtPnigWs/edit?usp=sharing

Wintery warsteedrace

When – Warsteed Race 28th December 2020 – 7pm GMT / 8pm CET

What – Wisdom of the Valar are hosting a war steed race from Kibilzahar in the icy peaks of Forochel to the Black Crack at the snowy slopes of the Misty Mountains.

Open to LVL 74+ with war steed (light/medium/heavy all allowed however speed boosts are not) however if there is interest from lower level players without war steeds then a separate race can be hosted or they can join just for the fun.
Prizes for 1st, 2nd 3rd place and also a special prize for the best dressed co-ordinated horse and rider.

Costume party 11-11 21 Cet Party Tree

On 11-11 the start of carnival is celebrated in parts of NL and Germany. But on Evernight it’s much safer ;). So after the the chicken raid and DuRuns Day it’s now part to have an Evernight event at the Party Tree.

Come join us around 21 Cet at the Party Tree for a cosmetic party. Dress up as you’re favourite attire or dare to venture in your worst. Grab you dailies, show you outfit and win some prizes.

Around 21:30 the plan is for a screenshot and to set of for a walk to Bree. If your band would like to show of their tunes at the Party Tree just let us know.

Cosmetic (fall) contest 11-11

As part of the fall kin party we’ll have a cosmetic contest. The housing contest will be run next month.

Contest theme Fall(in)

Costume #1 Fall(in) in love, Feeling romantic, clumsy, beautifull or just Fall themed. This is for you. “Best costume”

Costume #2 Fall(in) in grace, Hitten rock bottom, miss matched or evil. You’d want to enter this contest. “Worst costume”

Costume #3 Screenshot, Use your outfit to best fit within the Fall theme and your surrounding.

Voting and entry

For this contest you’ll be able to enter any option with 1 entry each per member per Costume # .

Entries can be submitted through Discord, Facebook group or a direct link to a 3rd party upload of your choice. And be shown off at the Evernight fashion show on the 11th.

All entries will be up for a jury vote.

For all details visit the page for the information etc

Fall lottery and contests

During the weekend of 6-8 november we’ll have great round of Kin auctions and lotteries. On the 8th of november we’ll have a kin party starting around 20:30 Cest.

To enter the kin lottery send the usual 500 silver to lottovalar. As an extra this time around we’re having a long forgotten contest trifecta. Housing (room), screenshot and costume contest (this will be a seperate mail and post.

For lottery entries, prizes and rules see http://exploremiddleearth.com/wordpress/home/fall-2020-lottery/