The Creation of Eru Illuvatar is under threat from an Enemy the likes of which have not been seen in nearly an age. Now is the time for true Heroes to come to the aid of Middle Earth and provide the ultimate last defense!
This is a social kinship open to all races and classes and gameplay styles (RP, PvP, Raiding, Ale Swilling, Strawberry Farming, etc) but without a directed focus on any particular area. It's meant first and foremost for the enhancement of good clean fun of its members. Looking for friendly people who are excited about gaming in Middle Earth. The attitude is one of freedom, achievement, and never backing down. We look to our members to step up and take the initiative to make their own fun and share in it with each other.
Just get involved and do what's fun (as long as you keep it classy! ).
Give a holler in this thread if you're intrested and be sure to add Moondog to your buddy list.
There are many reasons to join the Council. So many, in fact, I could make a game out of them.
1) Landroval is the unofficial RP server and, you know, eventually, you're gonna want in.
2) That is one awesome Kinship name to sit under your name and title.
3) It doesn't matter what you're into, someone in the Council will undoubtedly enjoy that same thing and want to do that with you. We're already discussing the facilitation of Crafts interdependence among the members and various methods of roleplay.
4) You'll have easy access to RP with me! ...Wait, what do you mean that doesn't count as a reason?
5) Four out of five Dentists agree that four out of five dentists will agree on anything.
6) If you don't join, I will have someone shoot this Baby Lynx. You wouldn't want that to happen, would you?
Tathariel (Elf Minstrel/Explorer) | Irraen (Woman Burglar/Farmer)
Sing it with me! "Frooooodo! Of the Nine Fingers! And the Ring of DOOOOOM!"
The Council has some of the friendliest and most helpful players on Landroval. We're happy to assist you, even if you're not in the kinship. But if you were in, think of how much easier it would be to find us in-game!
We had our first official kinship sortie last night. After convening at the Prancing Pony, we made due haste to the Barrow-downs where there was much smiting of evil. This was followed by a trip to the Weather Hills where we repeatedly put the smack down on Tarburz whilst practicing conjunctions/fellowship maneuvers.
We will have similar kinship-wide events in the future, as well as Council members coming up with their own planned and spontaneous events. If you'd like to take part, /tell one of us in-game, or visit: http://secretfireonline.com
"You cannot pass. I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the flame of Anor. You cannot pass. The dark fire will not avail you, flame of Udûn. Go back to the Shadow! You cannot pass!" --Olorin, Maiar of Manwe, aka Mithrandir, aka Gandalf the Grey
LotRO has launched! An evil has reawakened in the land, and the shadow of the enemy is spreading. Join us, while there is still time!
Go, now, to: http://secretfireonline.com
or /tell a Council member in-game.
That's right! The Council calls upon heroes from all the Free Peoples to take up arms now with their kin.
The requirements for membership are simple but crucial. Be a respectful and social member of the LotRO community! We're getting to be a very involved Kinship on Landroval server. Come and help build the legacy of the Council!
The Council of the Secret Fire is an order established long ago by the spark of the Istari when they first came to Middle Earth.
Before they each went about their separate duties they put forth among a select few dedicated heroes among the free peoples to form this Council. Their duties are simple but of grave importance. To recruit other heroes across all reaches of Middle Earth and lead them to confront any and all advances of the shadow into their lands.
The Council of the Secret Fire has operated long without the knowledge of the populace at large. Only a special dedicated few are called to its vocation. For the members travel far and wide to face The Enemy wherever there is need. Their ties are not, in general, to their families or townships anymore, but rather now to all of Arda.
The Council of the Secret Fire strives with every breath in every member's body to maintain the purity of creation.
As the Shadow now spreads more brazenly across the land, the Council too has become more visible.
Council Recruitment Policy as laid out by GM Moondog:
Thank you for your interest in the Council!
At this time recruitment is open. Please register at our website: http://secretfireonline.com
Next, submit an application in our Applicants forum if you wish to join, and then get a hold of any of our members in game.
A short interview will be required for membership approval.
As stated by our GM Moondog, the Council is "Good fun for good fun people. Founded on the principles of serving Eru Illuvatar's creation and protecting Middle Earth from all incursions of the Enemy!
It will be a kinship good for RP and for PvP (when we eventually get high lvl characters ) but neither will be mandatory. The only requirements are that you not be an a**hat nor a toolbox nor a gibbering t**d monkey. As you can see this makes it an exclusive and elite group amongst the MMO hordes."
If this describes you, and sounds like the type of kinship with which you'd like to play and associate, come visit us at:
I had the good fortune of joining The Council a couple weeks ago: best bunch of men, hobbits, elves, and dwarves you'll ever have the pleasure of meeting. Yes, we are better than YOUR current kinship!
If you are mature player, have a little imagination and a good sense of humor, We Want You! If you are a foaming-at-the-mouth loot mongering button masher whose lexicon consists primarily of monosyllabic net-words and elisions, please save yourself (and us) the trouble.