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Letter from the Leadership Council:
- Hail! Kinmates of The Alliance!

Welcome to the Fall issue of The Alliance Newsletter! In our last quarter we saw the first major expansion to the game under Standing Stone Games: Mordor! With this expansion the storyline following The Lord of the Rings trilogy comes to an end; but the story for LOTRO goes on into the black land to face the evil that remains. The expansion also saw the introduction of a new Race: High Elves; with the resulting population explosion of High Elf Captains. The Alliance continues to thrive and grow and its members are bravely forging into Mordor to cleanse it of the evil that dwells there.

During my time in The Alliance I have always found it to be a great group of friendly, fun, and helpful people from all over the world. I have also found it to be alive in the sense that it is always changing and evolving. Real Life happens and members come and go as they balance their lives. Some of our members have had to step back from play as the demands of their life call on them. But others are returning to the game as they find more time than they used to. Some of our activities, such as our weekly RT raid and the Completionist Group continue strongly. Others are having to evolve as new leaders are stepping up to relieve older leaders who have had to step back some - such as is happening with our kin band. Other activities are taking a break as their leaders deal with changes in their lives.

So - I'd like to use this opportunity to appeal to all kinmates to look around and find ways to have fun with the kinship. Is challenging group content your thing? Let people know and help organize some events. Help encourage and train members who are intimidated by challenging content. Help people prepare themselves for the harder stuff. Do you like role play - whether serious or casual? Maybe you could help resume some of the RP activities that are on hold - or start your own. Teach people how to do it. Encourage people who try it. Do you like making music? Join the kin band. Help train people in the mechanics of LOTRO music. Do you like parties? Help organize one. Help advertise them. Go to them. Let your hair down and have a good time. Join a leveling group - or start one of your own. Ask for help in the game. Join others when they ask.

The Fall is a great time for parties. The game always has its festivals - but that doesn't mean that the kinship can't have a party of its own. I'd like to organize some kind of fall party for the kinship with some fun party games - maybe a murder mystery party or a treasure hunt with riddles. As the Quartermaster of The Alliance I manage the kinship crafting neighborhood. One thing about that neighborhood that most folk don't think about is the opportunities it presents for special events. I control all 30 houses in that neighborhood which allows me and my helpers to decorate every house in any way we wish. It can be a perfect venue for large parties or role playing events. If you're interested in things along these lines let me know.

May your beard continue to grow longer,
Roason, Quartermaster of The Alliance -


Member Focus of the Quarter:

Finally, after many months of battling orcs, he was finally backed into a corner and forced to give us the goods.
Here is our faithful leader extreme, Ralia!
See HERE for what makes him tick.




Member Led Events or Groups:
  • Alliance Allegretto - The Alliance Kinship Band - Practice and meetings on first Saturday of each month, 2:00 PM Servertime - Open to new members - Contact Tabriel or Sindarel
  • Completionist Group - Strict on-level quest and deeding group - Every Sat: 8:00 PM-11:00 PM Servertime and Sun 6PM-8PM Servertime - Currently completing Completionist: Riders of Rohan, Wildermore, and Helm's Deep! - Contact Maranwethiel
  • Roving Threats - Group to raid level for members 95 and up - Every Sat 3:30 PM Servertime - All members 95-115 welcome - Contact Werrick
  • Story Tell Cafe - currently on hold.
  • Back in my Day - currently on hold.
  • The Leveling Group - currently on hold.



General Kinship Information:

There will be a kin-roster audit both in-game and on the kinship site coming this fall. We will send out a mail to let members know, once we have the date narrowed down. Read more about the audit HERE.



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Fordil / Aug 30, 2017
Dear Alliance-folk,

The Alliance cares deeply about its members, and we are saddened deeply to hear that some of you were hit by hurricane Harvey in the past week. We understand that the damages are incredibly large for some of you, and that several members are unable to get in-game.

There has been some concern about the activity rules laid out in our Code of Conduct section VIII. Please be assured that all players hit by the hurricane will be granted 2 months of protection status, meaning that you will not be removed from the kinship. These 2 months can (and will) be extended should you need more time to recover and repair.

If you are one of the victims of Harvey, know that our hearts go out to all of you. Please inform us if you are impacted at your earliest convenience, with (if possible) an estimation when you will be able to return, so we can protect your current status in the kin.

The Alliance Leadership Council
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Letter from the Leadership Council:
- Hello kinnies :-)

Welcome to the Summer issue of The Alliance Quarterly! With Lord of the Rings Online entering the second decade of it's lifetime we're preparing to march towards the Black Gate of Mordor. While the final release date of the Mordor expansion hasn't been set yet, we can concentrate our efforts on other events with known schedules. Which are they?

Of course summer - favourite time for vacation, more-or-less active rest and summer trips. From the L/C I want to wish all of you safe travels wherever your trips may lead you. And i hope to see you all back in Middle-Earth after your return. Rested, in good spirits and with joyful memories of your vacation.

The 28th of June started the Summer Festival. I would like to remind you all, that there's still The Anniversary Scavenger Hunt running too - it should finish after the end of Summer Festival, on 14th of July.

In Autumn The Alliance celebrates it's 6th birthday. We have prepared a brief post on the history of our kin - you can find it here. Of course we are planning a kin party related to this anniversary, but you don't have to wait only for this one -- there are more events running on regular basis as you can see in the list below.

May the light of stars shine upon your path :-)

Werrick, Sword-Bearer of The Alliance -



Member Focus of the Quarter:

Hailing from the land of the Queen mother. She may be a wee lass, but she makes up for it with a big wit. Meet Flo!
See HERE for more of her story.




Special Event: Throne of the Dread Terror - Hosted by Sindarel


Member Led Events or Groups:
  • Alliance Allegretto - The Alliance Kinship Band - Practice and meetings 1st Saturday of the month 2 PM Servertime - Open to new members - Contact Tabriel
  • Completionist Group - Strict on-level quest and deeding group - Every Sat: 8:00 PM-11:00 PM Servertime and Sun 6PM-8PM Servertime - Currently completing Completionist: Rise of Isengard, with Completionist: Riders of Rohan content coming soon! - Contact Maranwethiel
  • Story Tell Cafe - Role play session - Meetings every other week on Sun 1:00 PM Servertime - Open to all kinmembers wishing to play in character - Contact Morichaint
  • Roving Threats - Group to raid level for members 95 and up - Every Sat 3:30 PM Servertime - All members 95-105 welcome - Contact Werrick
  • Back in my Day - Classic Raiding revisits for all Kinmembers. Happens every last Friday of the month at 5 PM Servertime. - Contact Fordil
  • The Leveling Group - Hang out with your kinnies as you level up. Groups on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday - Contact Liliemae
PPRC and Allied Kinships Sponsored Events:
  • Deeding Night - Hosted by Knights of the White Lady - Weekly meeting at 9PM servertime for deeding. - Contact Ashigaru



General Kinship Information:



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Letter from the Leadership Council:
- Greetings, dear members of The Alliance!

Welcome to this second issue of The Alliance Quarterly! With a few weeks of experience in Update 20 and the great adventures in Mordor coming closer, The Alliance will remain a strong beacon of hope in these dark times of war!

Luckily there are also joyful events which will leave happier memories, like welcoming dozens of new kinnies or our beloved Tabriel drunkenly trying to run over fences, to our (and mostly my own) amusement. One such memory of which we are proud is that we were the host for the "Exploring The Lord of the Rings" event with the Tolkien Professor on March 28!

I'm also very happy to return to my old position of Defender of The Alliance in the Leadership Council now that I have more time for the game again. As always, if I can assist with anything - let me know and I'll see what I can do :)

May the Valar guide you on your travels,
Fordil, Defender of The Alliance -


The Alliance of Landroval hosts: Dr. Corey Olsen




Member Focus of the Month:

Living in the tiny southern state of South Carolina and a member of the Leadership Council, meet Maranwethiel. Be careful though, she likes to burn things.
See HERE for more of her story.




Member Led Events or Groups:
  • Alliance Allegretto - The Alliance Kinship Band - Practice and meetings 1st Saturday of the month 2:00 PM Servertime - Open to new members - Contact Tabriel
  • Completionist Group - Strict on-level quest and deeding group - Every Sat: 9:00 PM-12:00 AM Servertime and Sun 6PM-8PM Servertime - Currently progressing through Completionist: Rise of Isengard[/url] - Contact Maranwethiel
  • Story Tell Cafe - Role play session - Meetings every other week on Sun 1:00 PM Servertime - Open to all kinmembers wishing to play in character - Contact Aneluki
  • Roving Threats - Group to raid level for members 95 and up - Every Sat 3:30 PM Servertime - All members 95-105 welcome - Contact Werrick

PPRC and Allied Kinships Sponsored Events:
  • Deeding Night - Hosted by Knights of the White Lady - Weekly meeting at 9PM servertime for deeding. - Contact Ashigaru



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Letter from the Leadership Council:
- As the sun sets for the last time on 2016, I am reminded of what an amazing year we have had. Our membership has grown to over 300 active members, we have created a inter-kin alliance to offer more content to our members, we founded our first Newsletter, our band is playing at major events on Landroval, The Completionist Group is making its way to Isengard, and the Story Tell Café and RT group is going strong. Thank you to all our Officers, C/Os and LCs for all you hard work with developing our online community.

So what can our membership expect in 2017?

This year The Alliance will be 6 years old and we will be having a large kin party sometime in June to celebrate. This will be a multi hour party that will happen through the 24 hour period so all our members can come and enjoy the festivities. There will be games, events and prizes for our membership and friends to enjoy.

In February will be having a swearing in ceremony for all our new Officers, C/Os and L/Cs. This is an RP event with small party to follow and will occur at the Memorial of Erol at the Kin House.

I also hope to increase our Raid and RP events to offer some variety throughout the year. If you have any ideas or raids you would like to run contact a Officer and let us know.

The Alliance is always looking for new Officers to join our ranks, if you are interested check out the following application link: http://alliancekinship.shivtr.com/forum_threads/2458714

Our Newsletter, will move from a monthly edition to a quarterly edition and will be known as “The Alliance Quarterly” You can still expect that we will continue to keep our membership informed of upcoming events via this Newsletter, Website Calendar and In-game mail.

The leadership is constantly striving to develop new ideas/events for The Alliance and we are always working to create an enjoyable, friendly environment for our members. I hope 2017 will be another stellar year for us and that you all will continue to be part of one of the largest, active kinships on the Landroval Server. Happy New Year and Long Live the Alliance!!!!!!

May your days be green and golden,
Ralia Mhael
Lord Commander (Leader) of The Alliance -



Recent Kinship Member Promotions:
  • None - No promotions in December

Member Focus of the Month:

Hailing from the Netherlands and a member of the Leadership Council, meet Aneluki
See HERE for more of her story.




Event Special Announcements:
- All Alliance events return to their normal scheduled occurrence starting 7 January 2017. -
- Alliance Allegretto will be performing at Winterstock on 15 January 2017 at 5PM servertime. -


Member Led Contests:
  • Hanbury's House Review - Think your home is a designer's dream come true? Enter your home for a chance to win!

Member Led Events or Groups:
  • Alliance Allegretto - The Alliance Kinship Band - Practice and meetings Bi-weekly Saturday 2:30 PM Servertime - Open to new members - Contact Tabriel
  • Completionist Group - Strict on-level quest and deeding group - Every Sat: 9:00 PM-12:00 AM Servertime and Sun 6PM-8PM Servertime - Open to new members for Completionist: Rise of Isengard - Contact Maranwethiel
  • Story Tell Cafe - Role play session - Meetings every other week on Sun 1:00 PM Servertime - Open to all kinmembers wishing to play in character - Contact Aneluki
  • Roving Threats - Group to raid level for members 95 and up - Every Sat 3:30 PM Servertime - All members 95-105 welcome - Contact Werrick

PPRC and Allied Kinships Sponsored Events:
  • Deeding Night - Hosted by Knights of the White Lady - Weekly meeting at 9PM servertime for deeding. - Contact Ashigaru



General Kinship Information:



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Letter from the Leadership Council:
-Seasons Greetings Alliance Members:

2016 has been another great year for The Alliance. We have seen the kinship grow in many areas this year. From a large pool of members online, to more events being hosted, to more in-game spur of the moment runs.

The new kinship house mentioned in last months newsletter now has its chest open for normal storage operation, we do ask that members not use it for personal storage. If you have not already, please stop by and look over the new house and all of it's beauty. We would also like to thank all members that contributed decorations, time, and resources into our new abode. [Address: Tol Lochul - Pel Caun - Belfalas Homesteads]

We want to wish all Alliance members the very best of wishes for this holiday season. May this be a happy time for you both in real life and in-game. We look forward to 2017 and seeing you all back with us in the coming year.

-XOXOXO-
Maranwethiel, Golden-hearted Hero of The Alliance -



Recent Kinship Member Promotions:
  • Malvose - Promoted from Officer to Specialist Commanding Officer: Keeper of Books
  • Roason - Promoted from Officer to Commanding Officer
  • Armouria - Promoted to Officer
  • Geramor - Promoted to Officer
  • Mindolwyn - Promoted to Officer

Member Focus of the Month:

He is our brand new Keeper of Books, but can he read? Meet Malvose.
See HERE for more of his story.




Event Focus of the Month:
Storytell Cafe

- The Cafe started as an in-character "happy hour," for mainly European players to get together and talk about what we did that week in Middle Earth. (Former Officer) Garidel had begun a similar event a while back, and we eventually decided to merge the two in order to get more players could get involved. I ended up taking over the event, and that is how Story Tell Cafe was born.

The first Cafe in June of 2016 was so much fun - we had stories, laughter and singing - and I was so happy it was a success that I started planning them every other weekend. I only had to cancel once due to a lack of attendance, but it was during a big event, and I knew in the back of my mind it might not be so smart to do it then but who knew :) When Rhanti came on as Ambassador, he got word of the event around to other kins and they began to join in as well. I've been hearing a lot of good and positive reactions to the Cafe - they like the idea and the set up. I do want to thank Rhanti and all the kinlings for their support in this because without your stories, the Cafe would not be able to go on.

Due to my health is was not possible last month but I am hoping December will bring us a lot of new stories and songs and all the other stuff we can do in the Cafe. I do hope we can get it up and running again because it is a wonderful time with members and we have a lot of fun. So please, if you want to tell a story of your travels, or your youth, or anything else please come join us at Story Tell Cafe every other Sunday at the new and improved Kinhouse!

Love, Aneluki -


Member Led Contests:
  • Hanbury's House Review - Think your home is a designer's dream come true? Enter your home for a chance to win! Voting for December winner will end on Dec 7. Entries will soon be accepted for January 2017.

Member Led Events or Groups:
  • Alliance Allegretto - The Alliance Kinship Band - Practice and meetings Bi-weekly Saturday 2:30 PM Servertime - Open to new members - Contact Tabriel
  • Completionist Group - Strict on-level quest and deeding group - Every Sat: 9:00 PM-12:00 AM Servertime and Sun 6PM-8PM Servertime - Open to new members for Completionist: Siege of Mirkwood - Contact Maranwethiel
  • Story Tell Cafe - Role play session - Meetings every other week on Sun 1:00 PM Servertime - Open to all kinmembers wishing to play in character - Contact Aneluki
  • Roving Threats - Group to raid level for members 95 and up - Every Sat 3:30 PM Servertime - All members 95-105 welcome - Contact Silithir
  • Tier 3 Skirmish Star-lit Crystal Run - Open to all kinmembers 100-105 - Weekly on Thursday night 7 PM Servertime - Contact Doomadan

PPRC and Allied Kinships Sponsored Events:
  • Deeding Night - Hosted by Knights of the White Lady - Weekly meeting at 9PM servertime for deeding. - Contact Ashigaru



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Letter from the Leadership Council:
-Dear members of the Alliance.

The North Ithilien content has dropped and the feedback has been overly positive. We will all become expert herbalists in no time!

The recent update also gave us a chance to update our Kinship House. If you haven't had a chance to do so yet, please take some time and inspect our new dwelling. We have our own island with great views!!

Address: Tol Lochul - Pel Caun - Belfalas Homesteads

Halloween has also passed with interesting social events, including a concert performed by multiple bands including our very own Alliance Allegretto. This happened at this year's Horrorfest.

We're looking forward to a very rewarding November with you all. Feel free to reach out to anyone in the leadership team if you have any questions.

Jaegerlin
-~= Chancellor of the Alliance, Leadership Council =~-


Recent Kinship Member Promotions:
  • Maranwethiel - Promoted from Specialist Commanding Officer to Leadership Council
  • Aneluki - Promoted from Commanding Officer to Leadership Council
  • Sillithir - Promoted from Commanding Officer to Leadership Council
  • Tabriel - Promoted from Officer to Commanding Officer
  • Malvose - Promoted from Member to Officer

Member Focus of the Month:

He is a man of many faces, meet Roason.
See HERE for more of his story.




Event Focus of the Month:
Alliance Allegretto

The Alliance kinship band is music that moves your soul. Read more here.....


Member Led Contests:
  • None scheduled for November.

Member Led Events or Groups:
  • Alliance Allegretto - The Alliance Kinship Band - Practice and meetings Bi-weekly Saturday 2:30 PM Servertime - Open to new members - Contact Tabriel
  • Completionist Group - Strict on-level quest and deeding group - Every Sat: 9:00 PM-12:00 AM Servertime and Sun 6PM-8PM Servertime - Open to new members for Completionist: Siege of Mirkwood - Contact Maranwethiel
  • Story Tell Cafe - Role play session - Meetings every other week on Sun 1:00 PM Servertime - Open to all kinmembers wishing to play in character - Contact Aneluki
  • Roving Threats - Group to raid level for members 95 and up - Every Sat 3:30 PM Servertime - All members 95-105 welcome - Contact Silithir

PPRC and Allied Kinships Sponsored Events:
  • Deeding Night - Hosted by Knights of the White Lady - Weekly meeting at 9PM servertime for deeding. - Contact Ashigaru



General Kinship Information:



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Letter from the Leadership Council:
-Mae Govannen Alliance! I hope you are all having a splendid autumn.

October is shaping up to be a exceptionally dynamic and enjoyable month, for our kin and for Middle Earth as a whole. We've added some new content to the newsletter to help you learn more about our members and various happenings, and we would love for you you to read about and take part in our regular scheduled events, as well as any impromptu groups. Additionally, we are very excited about the (expected) release of update 19 - including the long-awaited new housing options!

Thank you all so much for making The Alliance your LOTRO kinship home, I am honored to be a part of this wonderful group. :)

Niccian
The Spirit of the Alliance, Leadership Council-


Recent Kinship Member Promotions:
  • Rhanti - Promoted from Officer to Specialist - Ambassador
  • Doomadan - Promoted from Member to Officer
  • Icyou - Promoted from Member to Officer
  • Morichaint - Promoted from Member to Officer
  • Roason - Promoted from Member to Officer
  • Sersolz - Promoted from Member to Officer

Member Focus of the Month:

Who is this lovable guy? It's Rhanti and his companion Poutine
See HERE for more of his story.




Event Focus of the Month:
Roving Threats

A True Warrior's Heart, Fader! Read more here.....


Member Led Contests:
  • None scheduled for October.

Member Led Events or Groups:
  • Alliance Allegretto - The Alliance Kinship Band - Practice and meetings Bi-weekly Saturday 2:30 PM Servertime - Open to new members - Contact Tabriel
  • Completionist Group - Strict on-level quest and deeding group - Every Sat: 9:00 PM-12:00 AM Servertime and Sun 6PM-8PM Servertime - Open to new members for Completionist: Siege of Mirkwood - Contact Maranwethiel
  • Story Tell Cafe - Role play session - Meetings every other week on Sun 1:00 PM Servertime - Open to all kinmembers wishing to play in character - Contact Aneluki
  • Roving Threats - Group to raid level for members 95 and up - Every Sat 3:30 PM Servertime - All members 95-105 welcome - Contact Sillthir

PPRC and Allied Kinships Sponsored Events:
  • Craft Market - Hosted by Middle Earth Craft and Wares - Roleplay style crafting and trade market taking place in the Bree Market Square - Contact Lerillos
  • Deeding Night - Hosted by Knights of the White Lady - Weekly meeting at 9PM servertime for deeding. - Contact Ashigaru



General Kinship Information:



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