|Friends of the Nine
The Crafter's Croft
Resources, OOC and Joining
OOC, Map and Resources
First, we start with a brief HISTORY of the kin itself. It was first called "The Blade Reforged", and led by Thraindan as an RP crafting kin. Thraindan's player took a break from the game, and the kinship fell into disuse. I, Forsyer, was the third person to inherit leadership for TBR, as the first successor also took an indefinite leave. I asked the founder whether I could use the kin for storing resources for Rising Force. He agreed.
The cosmetic mall was originally only contained within RF housing. I built up most of it, and so I moved it to this kinship and had it renamed, and moved a few of my own houses that were already in close proximity into the kinship. An RF member a while ago had nicknamed this section of the neighborhood "Elkhelm Lane", so I changed the name with the help of Cheyennelynne. When my writing was done, I changed the name to "Elkhelm's Court", to fit the RP nature of the kin while still retaining the vibe of the old name. Court, as in the seat of power for the fiefdom, and court, as a term for a street.
Aaaand then I realised that I almost had enough houses/alt accounts to take over a neighborhood. RF had fell into disuse, so I pulled most of my houses from it and moved all houses to the Harpole neighborhood in the Bree homesteads. I pulled the Spade and Friends of the Nine there as well- and gave Friends of the Nine a backstory, as well as began The Crafter's Croft. That all happened around 9/1/14
The Fall transfers of 2015 moved EC to Landroval. We're currently trying to take over the Harpole neighborhood of Landroval.
A few houses' resources were cleared out in December 2015, forcing changes made to how resources are stored. Now, The Crafter's Croft is where crafting resources are stored, and house owners of crafting material houses are in that kinship. TCC is now an invite-only kinship.
That about brings things up to speed.
I embarked on a writing adventure, which led me to many conclusions. This kinship is one of them. I had decorated it as Rohirrim, and said I'd use it for Feorsyer, but never really did. Now it has a purpose. Now, it fits into Feorsyer's story, and many of my other characters.
I established the Elkhelm's moral code years ago, but it's been long lost, so I'll do my best to recreate it.
Uniform: Feorsyer has also used the idea he implemented in Rising Force of a cloak that identifies kin members: the "Ranger's Cloak of the Rider", as seen in the picture on the ECRP page.
DISCLAIMER: I do not provide plot or character interaction on demand. I developed this RP for myself, and many of the characters fly solo. Plot and character interaction in EC are a privilege, not a right.
If you would like to join any of these kinships, feel free to contact me :) you may join for RP or OOC purposes, or both.
Officers of these kinships are characters that have joined ICly, while recruits are strictly there for OOC purposes.
Elkhelm's Court is the main kinship of these four. Nearly every character interested will be in EC, while still being able to interact with the other kinships' stories and resources.
As of 1/5/2016, The Crafter's Croft holds our crafting materials and permissions to crafting material houses. TCC is invite-only, as members are trusted. Small amounts of TCC resources may be requested of officers.
EC still stores the cosmetic mall.
If you wish to join for RP purposes, please visit the "Citizen Registry" within the forums. Note that I do not provide plot or character interaction on demand. There are long periods of time where I cannot RP, and I cannot predict when those will happen.
Characters within the Elkhelm's Court kinship may be considered citizens; they are not a part of the military unless they apply.
Houses may be claimed for citizens in RP. See the registry for details.
If you wish to join for OOC purposes, or if you simply want access to the resources, you will need to put an alt into Elkhelm's Court. There are simply too many houses now to keep a running permissions list on each one. Resources are FREE to use so long as they are used in moderation, and so long as pieces in the cosmetic mall aren't bound.
lotro main characters: Feorsyer, Forsyer, Firiun, Fedeloc, Fwaela, Fusavda, Firfaroth, Fradha, Favru, Nasttash
If I'm not online, feel free to leave me mail with your active times, or a time you wish to talk real-time.
Harpole. Hover over house names to highlight their location on the map.
I'M THE MAAAP!
The cosmetic mall is contained within 9 houses. This table will give you a chance to window shop those cosmetics- but this table does not cover all cosmetics nor will it. Too much work.
-You may sort the table below by clicking on the headings (Item Name, Item Slot, etc).
-You can set a column to sort secondarily by holding shift and clicking the name.
-Hover over item names to bring up a picture of the item (not all pictures currently present). Click on the item name to bring up the picture, sometimes enlarged, in a new window.
-Use "ctrl+f" to find any specific item you need.
-Houses in this table are NOT up-to-date. Refer to the map.
-After using the EC cosmetic mall, the next centers for cosmetics are the skirmish camp (classic and cosmetics vendors), then Harndirion in Enedwaith (level 65), then the ox-clan camp in Nan Curunir (level 75)
When compiling outfits and trying on different pieces from different houses, /tell either yourself or an inactive character with linked items that you're considering (ctrl+right click to link items to a chat). 'Person' hasn't been played in over a year, and is a level 1 hunter, for example.
'/tell Person [Potent Battle Pauldrons of the Mark]', and then you can always ctrl+left click it later to try it on, or try on different items :)
You can always check your IMs tab and find the links again, as an easy reference.
DO NOT EQUIP ANY ARMOUR FROM THESE HOUSES. IF IT SAYS "BIND ON EQUIP", IT IS FOR WARDROBE USE ONLY. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE WARDROBE, DO NOT PICK IT UP.
Please return any used items within 24 hours. Use dyes sparingly. Donations are welcome.