Shadowbane is a casual kinship with members of all levels. We have a mature, friendly and helpful group of players that have a wide range of interests.
We have members from all time zones so expect to see players on around the clock! While most of our members are from North America we have a growing number of kinmates from Oceanic and EU timezones.
Most players tend to focus on leveling their characters up so they can enjoy end game content, and we do have scheduled grouping days for doing small and large fellowships, skirmishes, and raids, but we also have a lot of non-quest related activities. Those include scheduled (lite-med) RP events for interested members and non-RP gatherings and events.
While there is never any pressure to participate in events, there are regular grouping/raiding nights, and other kinship events such as crafting/profession related get togethers (trading armour, weapons, clothing, food, potions and other items), scheduled days for getting deeds and traits done (usually time consuming but a lot quicker with friends along), playing in the kinship band, or participating in LoTRO server events.
Players communicate regularly via the website and our newsletters so even if you log on at non-prime times, you can still know what is going on, post and get responses from other players to your requests for help.
The kinship keeps a fully stocked vault available for player with a good assortment of crafting mats, weapons, armor, and cosmetic gear.
Our motto is 'Victory through Solidarity' - we can accomplish anything with our friends at our side, and this carries through to all aspects of gaming!
What we can offer you:
Kinship Hall, which serves as a gathering place and a neighborhood where other members like to locate their houses. A benefit of the Kin Hall is a nearby vendor area where you can repair your armor & weapons for around 20% less than towns & camps.
Full kinship amenities: Kinship auctions; private chat channel for members and officers; private raid channel we share with other non-raid kinships for putting together groups, raids, skraids etc.
Fully Stocked Vault: Our Vault is loaded with armor, weapons, crafting materials, rare crit items, cosmetics, and class quest items that usually can only be obtained by doing fellowship quests but are available for members to take, at no charge.
Members at all levels and classes; Master crafters in all professions to help you out with armor, jewelry, weapons, potions, etc.
Assistance with questing and crafting, lore, raiding etc.
Vent Server for the use of members, regularly used for groups, raids and kinship events. Not mandatory.
A fully functional (and very active) website which members use to communicate with one another and post help requests.
The website also has guides for class & crafting information, questing guides, a very helpful dynamic interactive map separate from the game that helps pinpoint quest mobs and items to their exact coordinates, lorebook/lotro wiki pages, and a link to your personal web page on mylotro.
Your MyLotro webpage allows you to see your character's quest progress, each character's build, including armor and weaponry they have equipped, and track your character's progress.
Our website also allows each player to create their own personal blog.
Who we are looking for:
We are always on the lookout to recruit active players of all classes and levels.
We welcome your main and your alts to the kinship.
Happy New Year new and veteran LoTRO players. Looking for a kinship? Check out our site and apply today. We are always on the lookout for friendly, helpful players that love the lore and the challenges of this incredible game. We look forward to seeing you online.
We accept all classes and levels but are especially in need of tanks and healers to help with end game content. If interested, visit our website to fill out a short app and contact an officer in game for an invite. We look forward to meeting you.