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About Durins Folk

Lord of the Rings Online
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Sons of Durin



Durins Folk is a Landroval kinship founded by Guardians - Master Dwarf Gruma and a Noldorin Elf Lanovar , during open beta April 22nd 2007 on Nimrodel as the Original "Sons of Durin" Kinship. Lead by our most charming Guardian Master Dwarf Logrjigi, as a primarily raiding Kinship the Sons of Durin was one of the largest community of players on Nimrodel who came together for one common goal, to have a good time exploring Middle-earth.

Most Dwarves mentioned in Tolkien's works are of Durins Folk, the house founded by Durin I of Khazad-dûm, Durin founded what became the greatest of the Dwarf cities: Khazad-dûm: the Dwarrowdelf, later called Moria. Durin's people were known as the Longbeards, Sons of Durin or more commonly as Durins Folk. In the early part of the Second Age many Noldorin Elves, lead by Celebrimbor journeyed East of the Ered Luin and established the realm of Eregion near the Misty Mountains. These Elves developed a rare friendship with the Dwarves of Khazad-dûm. Together they became loyal and good friends referred to as "Durins Folk" the Sons of Durin.


(Why the rename from the Sons of Durin to Durins Folk? When we were forced to move to a different server we chose Landroval, which unfortunatly already had a newer kinship with our name. For a group of our Standing and History as a Founding Kinship, rather then going with a -1 named Kinship, we decided on a rename. Another known name for the Sons of Durin is "Durin's Folk". Unfortunatly that name was also taken so we decided on "Durins Folk" so we can keep our History intact.) 


The Battle of Evermore by Led Zeppelin a song with ties to middle-earth
Battle of Evermore and Tolkien

Voice Chat for Sons of Durin is C3, for a password ask an officer in game

You can get C3 here

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Update 20.1.2 Release Notes

Update 20.1.2 Release Notes


Here are the Release Notes for Update 20.1.2, released on Wednesday, May 31st.


News and Notes:




The LOTRO Store once again opens using an in-game browser. Note that the Mac client will continue to use an external browser for now.

There is now an option to open the LOTRO Store in an external window. This option can be found under Game Options > UI Settings > WebStore > External Store.

Pop-up windows that open when clicking certain links using the in-game browser will continue to open using an external browser.


Featured Instance


Barad Guldur is replacing Flight to the Lonely Mountain as the Featured Instance raid.




The 10th Anniversary dragon firework now stays visible approximately five seconds longer so it can complete its animation.


Rating and Vitality Contribution Calculations


We have done some large back-end work on Rating contribution calculations to allow us to prepare for the Mordor Expansion, which will include a level cap increase. These changes impact the way percentage stats are determined, such as finesse, Block, Parry, Evade, critical chance, critical defence, mitigations, masteries, and resistance. These changes should have relatively little effect on your current stats, and were made to make it easier for us to update and manage these values long into the future. The underlying curves have changed a bit, so while current level-capped players will most likely not notice a change, characters below cap may find their values a bit higher or lower, depending on the stat in question.

Stat contributions from Vitality generally grant non-tank classes more benefit from Vitality than they were previously receiving.

Light armour classes (Loremasters, Minstrels, and Runekeepers) and Hunters now receive four points of Morale and 1 point of Tactical Mitigation for each point of Vitality, up from three and zero, respectively.

Some heavy armour classes (Champion and Captain) and Burlars now receive 4.5 points of Morale for each point of Vitality, up from three.


Scavenger Hunt


Verbena Greenhand in Bree will now barter anniversary rewards for Anniversary Tokens for the entire duration of the Anniversary Scavenger Hunt.

When on an appropriate Anniversary Scavenger Hunt quest, the hidden rope will now take you into Lothlórien.




The Userpreferences.ini file is now more consistently saved when the user options panel is closed.




Various mob ratings have been updated.

Underharrow's location on the Stable-masters Collections panel has been fixed.

Characters will no longer slide when using the /smoke emote while running.

Corrected the German localization for the Reveller's items.

On login, money in overflow is transitioned to your character's active currency pool. The Overflow Currency amount is now capped at 9999 gold, 999 silver, and 99 copper.

The North Ithilien treasure cache that was previously buried in rock has been excavated and is now visible and accessible.



Update 20.1.2 Release Notes



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Update 20 Release Notes

Update 20: Battle of the Black Gate Release Notes


Here are the Release Notes for Update 20, released on Tuesday, March 21st.


Of Special Note:


Journey through The Wastes!


Update 20, The Battle of the Black Gate, features more than ninety quests in three new regions: the Noman-lands, Dagorlad, and the Slag-hills. Discover new adventures beginning in the Camp of the Host.

The Black Gate


Epic Volume IV, Book 8 is now available. Experience the Host of the West’s climactic confrontation with Sauron’s forces at the Battle of the Black Gate, as Aragorn seeks to draw Sauron’s Eye away from his true peril… 


Resource Dungeons


Two new dungeons are now available! Explore Carchost, the Towers of the Teeth and Skoironk, the Maggot-holes, each with its own landscape, solo resource instance, and group resource instance.


Prepare the Host of the West for Battle!



Players can acquire supplies, provisions, and armour to prepare the Host of the West for the Battle of the Black Gate! Collect enough items to assist each faction of the Host of the West, and receive unique rewards. Supplies, provisions and armour can be earned through solo and group resource dungeons, Roving Threats, Landscape monsters, and Crafting... Read More

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