The Grand Order of the Lost Mathom are an active hobbit role-playing kinship. We aim to combine roleplay with a variety of events, story lines and activities whilst maintaining our commitment to exploring and questing both as a group and individually.
Friendly & Approachable – we are an established small to middle sized kinship whose emphasis is on friendship, community and camaraderie. We deliberately keep our numbers manageable to ensure that we get to know everyone properly and this has numerous advantages in helping us build exceptional levels of loyalty and commitment. As such we place great importance on the quality of our members to ensure we maintain a mature and friendly attitude at all times.
Actively role-playing – we are very active in promoting role-playing among our members and in the numerous events that we organise and contribute to. This is an important part of being in our kinship and helps us create additional depth and believability for our characters. Our flexible approach ensures that we can accommodate and support beginners as well as more experienced role-players. We adhere to the server rules concerning RP, with our kinship chat being a lively mix of mostly IC banter and OOC game discussions. We also use a server wide channel for hobbits (RP only).
English Language – our core player base has been traditionally from the United Kingdom, but a good number now come from across europe and from many varied backgrounds. English remains our common language for all forms of communication.
Casual Questing & Raiding – we enjoy a great variety of questing as well as both group and solo adventuring, often championing all hobbit groups in many instances. Some of our members also organise and lead RP adventures. We engage in larger scale raiding from time to time, but it is important to stress that we are not a hardcore raiding kinship. Advancement is very much at your own place.
Regular Events & Activities – we promote and actively encourage many unique initiatives, such as the very popular Green Dragon Friday, held every week in Bywater. For those that enjoy a more active role we have a number of dedicated and resourceful kinship groups including a band (The Songburrow Strollers), historical society and acting troupe. Kinship meetings take place regularly on alternate Sundays in which we catch up on news and gossip as well as hearing tales and stories from new members. Discussions and plans are made on our own forum and website as well as in game using our kinship chat channel.
What we expect
Active Players – we encourage all of our players to remain active, however we understand the importance of family life and busy schedules. We limit the number of alts in the kinship to ensure that the activity level remains as high as possible. Unless otherwise agreed in advance, long-term inactive players will be removed from the kinship.
Role-playing – it is important that you have a desire to get involved with role-playing even at a basic level. Previous experience is useful, but should you be a little hesitant then we have a number of very experienced roleplayers and Tolkien enthusiasts that are willing to offer you advice or assistance.
Mature & Helpful Attitude – we place great importance on the quality of our members to ensure we maintain a mature and friendly attitude at all times. You will find our members helpful and easy-going. We frown on the use of internet slang and leetspeak and reserve the right to do so.
Points of Contact
We are always interested to hear from like minded people, so if you think you have what it takes do not hesitate to send us a note. You may also apply directly through our forum. We will then endeavour to meet you for a cosy chat. For the latest information and more about recruitment visit our website and forum.
Re: [RP KINSHIP] The Grand Order of the Lost Mathom
Recruitment is temporarily [OPEN] again and we shall be looking to take on a small number of hobbits in the coming weeks. We are looking for well mannered players with a RP bias that can fit comfortably into our friendly and active kinship. You will need to make an application and afterwards we will always endeavour to meet you in game at a convenient time. For more information be sure to visit us.
A number of us always attend the Green Dragon on Friday evenings if you would like to come along and say hello.
Re: [RP KINSHIP] The Grand Order of the Lost Mathom
We are pleased to welcome our friends and new acquaintances to join us at our new home www.lostmathom.org. Stop by and say hello or look out for some of us at Michel Delving Market (alternate Monday & Tuesday) or at the Green Dragon on Friday evenings.
Recruitment is open, and our hobbit-only kin is looking fer players interested in hobbit roleplaying and the good Shire life. If yer want to get involved in roleplay adventures, the LOTRO music system and/or creating events, that's even better!
Just have a look at the first post fer more information. If yer have questions, just grab hold of one of them chiefs in-game (Rowana, Simbo, Jiro, Tibba or myself). Information about recruitment and applications can be found here: http://lostmathom.org/libraries/recruitment.45/
The hobbits of the Grand Order of the Lost Mathom would like to wish all their friends and acquaintances a very merry Yule and a happy new year. May you always enjoy health, happiness and at least five good meals a day (not to mention supper)!