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(Durins Folk Kinship)
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
Here are the Release Notes for Update 21.2.1, released on Friday, October 13th.
News and Notes:
Housing decoration crafting stations can be used by crafters of any proficiency to make items of any tier within their respective professions.
The Harvestmath Festival Quest "A Spirited Harvest" will no longer be removed from your quest log, and reset during each login, if you have it underway.
The Harvestmath Festival cosmetic pet Tome of the Gourd-lurker no longer promises you a journey which it cannot deliver. It now accurately tells you it will grant you a Gourd-lurker cosmetic pet.
Harvestmath Festival vendors in Thorin's Hall, Duillond, and at the Party Tree have been given new stock by Alf Mossman, and now carry gift box versions of the Autumn Leafmail Fall Festival cosmetics.
Ash of Gorgoroth is now Account-bound. For this change to take effect, you must log in every character on your account that has Ashes of Gorgoroth in their inventory or Barter Wallet.
The item level 326 Legendary quality rings previously available from the High-enchanter (Iswa, Linta, or Turca) can now be exchanged, along with 800 Ashes of Gorgoroth, for the new item level 330 version of the ring. Note that this exchange only affects rings acquired from the High-enchanter and not any other rings of the same name.
Incomparable gear purchased from the High-enchanter at unintentionally low Ash of Gorgoroth prices have been reduced slightly in power to approximately match the item level 330 rare gear available for barter. All Essences slotted into that gear remain intact.
This gear can be distinguished because it now carries the named "Cursed" as a prefix.
Players can continue to use their Cursed gear without ill effect. When you choose to disenchant Cursed gear, you will receive its original purchase price in Ash of Gorgoroth and a number of Empowered Shadow Essence Boxes equal to the number of Essence slots on the Cursed piece. These will come packaged in a High-enchanter's Item Exchange Box.
The High-enchanter's prices for item level 330 Incomparable jewellery and armour have been adjusted. Incomparable pieces barter for three times the cost of the rare equivalent.
Equipment that was incorrectly using the values for rare heavy armour is now using the correct light, medium, or heavy armour values of the appropriate quality.
Quests and Adventure Areas
The Dol Amroth quest "Death from Above" should now be completable even after reaching level 110 or higher.
Monster Players and Session Players can now access the new Filter UI (Alt+R).
German clients can now see the Small Fellowship text on the Quest Bestow panel.
Quest Log filter buttons cannot be pressed until a Quest has been selected.
Quest Log filter buttons should draw at the bottom left when using custom UI skins.
Players can now cancel and filter the quest "Hobnanigans is Here!".
Here are the Release Notes for Update 21 Patch 2, released on Tuesday, October 10th.
Of Special Note:
Plateau of Gorgoroth Instances
Bravely enter a place of fire and anguish in "The Dungeons of Naerband", and help the rangers thwart Lhaereth in her attempt to unleash a new Great Plague in "The Court of Seregost"! Update 21 Patch 2 includes a new 6-person Instance, and a new 3-person Instance, which are now included in the Mordor expansion. Players who already own the Mordor expansion will receive this content for free.
New Alliance Quests
Twenty new repeatable daily quests are now available! Find these new quests by speaking with the Expedition Organizers in each of the Allegiance halls (Vórthi, Tancram, Glórellas, or Aster Hayward.)
Mount Collection Update
The Mount Collection has been updated to match the style of the Emote and Pet Collections, and now list every Mount available to you! The Mount Collection has a unique feature that causes every character to have their own collection maximum, since some Mounts can no longer be acquired. If a Mount is no longer available, it will not appear in your Mount Collection unless you already have that Mount. Find the new Mount Collection by pressing Shift+C by default, or click on the Collections menu item.
New Filtering Options:
A new Main Menu item has been created to allow players to filter out sounds, quests, and items, either for the current player, or for your entire account! If you've got something you never want to see, hear or get again, you can access the Filter panel by pressing Alt+R (by default). To remove any filter, drag the item, quest, or sound off of the filtered list.
Loot: To add an item to your loot filter, drag it from your inventory to the filtered list, or press the button in pending loot. Anything added to the Loot filtered list will not be awarded to you again. For Master Looter, the Master Looter will see an assignment dialog for items meeting the quality rating of the fellowship rule, even if the item is filtered. For Need/Greed/Pass, only players who do not have an item filtered will see the dialog option for items meeting the quality rating of the fellowship rule. For filtered items, players will not see the Need/Greed/Pass dialog, and the response will automatically default to Pass when the timeout for the response expires.
Quests: Filter a quest by clicking the filter or account filter button at the bottom left of the bestowal dialog or quest log. Quests you have filtered will no longer attempt to auto-bestow, no longer appear as quest rings on the Mini-Map radar, and no longer appear as a quest ring on NPC or mob heads. Quests that cannot be abandoned cannot be filtered.
Sounds: To filter a sound, go to a place or situation in-game where the sound is heard, click the Record button to see a list of all sounds currently playing, then drag the sound to the character or account filtered list. Sounds you have filtered will no longer plays as audio in your game client.
News and Notes:
Experience the new "Frightful Tales to Curl the Hair On Your Toes" at the Harvestmath Festival this year.
Quests and Adventure Areas
Talath Urui - Shackles have been excavated from the rubble, and can now be reached for the quest "Breaking the Chains".
Talath Urui - The hiding spot should now be more obvious in the quest instance "Borangos the Horror".
Gorgoroth Resource Dungeons - Allegiance bonus quests no longer go away after completing an Allegiance. If you have already completed one or more Allegiances, the bonus quests will return for you.
Gorgoroth Resource Dungeons - Barad-dur: Lore of the Past no longer has an Ancient Tome hidden in rubble. Barad-dur: Gathering Relics no longer has a relic hiding in a wall.
Gorgoroth Resource Dungeons - Durthang: Gathering Relics Durthang is no longer missing a Relic.
Gorgoroth Resource Instances: The following deeds are now available: Resources of Gorgoroth, Gathering of Resources, Gathering of Resources (Intermediate), Gathering of Resources (Advanced).
The Tales of Gorgoroth Deed is now visible in your Deed Log as soon when at least one objective has been completed.
Some actors in the Udun region now have the correct species or race listed.
Some minor typos in the Elf Allegiance storyline have been corrected.
Players who currently have the Court of Lothlorien Allegiance quest underway will now find Glorfindel in Rivendell if an older quest that requires him is not yet completed. If the character is not in the middle of an uncompleted older quest, then Glorfindel will continue to phase out of the area.
Roving Threats - Spoils Box - Scourge of Gorgoroth now carries appropriate crafting materials and barter tokens.
Roving Threats - the Deeds Scourge-Slayer of Mordor and Scourge-Slayer of Mordor (Advanced) now carry a Fat Spoils Box - Scourge of Gorgoroth, which contains more loot than a normal box. Players who have already completed this deed will receive the updated rewards when they log in after the patch.
Deeds of Udûn now grants rewards comparable to the meta-deeds of other regions in Gorgoroth. Players who have already completed this Deed will receive their updated rewards when they log in after the patch.
There is a new Allegiance Weekly in the rotation for completing the 3 person and 6 person instances.
There is a new Lost Lore for the three and six person instances.
Crafting - Quests - Crafting: A Facility and Crafting: Artisan Profession are no longer required to unlock superior facility use or the artisan crafting tier. Therefore, these quests are no longer available from expert crafting NPCs.
Some adjustments to characters poses have been made in Troves and Trickery.
Wildermore Endgame - All quests are now available as choices all the time.
The Battle of Ost Celebrant - Follower Doran will bestow all of the quests immediately when you enter Ost Celebrant
Evendim - Farmer's Bane - The wolf is now always available to advance the quest.
Summer Festival - It is now easier to target and attack the Heat Wave mobs for the quest "Defeat the Heat".
Baggins Birthday - All of the story quests will now be continuously available during the event.
Udun - The Captains of Mornaur Lookout - Captain Shardul now appears more reliably.
There is a new tier of crafting available. New recipes are available from the Quartermaster - Gorgoroth Crafting Vendor. These recipes require a special ingredient only found in the Instances. This item may be freely traded.
The Aria of the Valar now includes a Class Deed Tome that will automatically complete Trait point granting class deeds. If you have already used an Aria of the Valar, visit your class trainer to get your Class Deed Tome.
Armours that were previously invisible on High Elves now have their proper appearance.
The Unidentified Third Age Legendary Item Box that can be acquired via barter once again correctly delivers a level 100 legendary item.
When running the Pelennor Instances: Blood of the Black Serpent, The Quays of the Harlond, and The Silent Street, at level 115, you can now receive equipment that scales up to Item Level 315.
Crafting - Doomfold Healing, Milkthistle, Conhuith, and Lhinestad Draughts now remove negative effects up to a maximum strength of level 120.
Crafting - Captain Crest and Warden Carving recipes may be executed with Universal Ingredient Packs.
Crafting - Food produced from Doomfold Cooking now has a stack size up to 100.
Crafting - Woodworkers are now able to craft Strong Boards of Doomfold Wood, Weaponsmiths are now able to craft Quality Doomfold Ingots, and Tailors are now able to craft Well-treated Doomfold Leather.
Crafting - Doomfold Jewellery recipes now only require 1 Refined Black Adamant instead of three.
The Doomfold tier Woodworker recipe Superior Bow of the Doomfold no longer creates hammers, and the Superior Hammer of the Doomfold no longer creates bows.
The Empowered Shadow Essence Box is now unbound so that it can be traded or sold.
Allegiances - Daily repeatable, weekly repeatable, and Resource Instances in Mordor now give a new type of Allegiance Point item. The value of allegiance points from these sources results in the same point grant, but the new AP items can be used to barter for a new tier of Allegiance Gear.
Allegiance point granting items now stack to 100.
Wolves in Mordor now properly drop Doomfold hides instead of Eorlingas hides.
Allegiance Cloaks no longer have an armour class requirement to use, and can be used by any class.
Mordor Heraldry Shields have an improved texture.
Gorgoroth Steel-bound Loot Boxes now provide item level 330 gear commensurate with the new instance spaces.
Gorgoroth Steel-bound Loot Boxes now offer an assortment of new Mordor-themed pets, and a set of cosmetic weapons.
Champion Imbued Legacy "Swift Strike/Swift Blade Power Cost" now progresses to Rank 69.
Fixed some text and item names for Daily Request: An Errand for Aster.
Some named Beorning Jewelry has been renamed to help distinguish them from agility gear counterparts. Gold is now Steel, and Silver is now Iron.
Level 115 Audacity gear has been added to barter vendors in the Moors.
Ettenmoors - High Elves can now use the back doors of keeps.
The Glan Vraig training dummies are now level 115.
Fixed raid vital background sizes.
Scourge-slayer of Mordor deeds will no longer incorrectly show the accelerate button since these deeds cannot be accelerated.
The Barbershop camera now zooms farther out for better visibility of Body Type option changes.
Factions are now ordered from newest to oldest in the Reputation panel.
The Clear All Filters button in the Options: Key Mapping panel has been renamed to Clear Search Filters to avoid ambiguity with the new Filter system.
Party member voice chat volume can now be adjusted individually. Party volume control visibility can be toggled by clicking on the party voice chat icon for party members. Default Group Volume preference has been added to the Voice section of Audio options. Use this volume slider to set the default voice volume level of new group members. This setting is 75% volume by default.
Mordor Lost Lore dialog is now affected by the Voice-Over sound volume setting.
Lua - We recently changed the way LOTRO ListBoxes work to fix a category of UI bugs. This may have side-effects for Lua scripts dependent on the broken behavior. If you encounter issues with your existing Lua plugins, you may want to change the ListBox orientation from Horizontal to Vertical and remove the SetMaxItemsPerLine limitation setter.
The Lua interface is being updated to provide four new functions for the ListBox control. Backward compatibility supports calls to deprecated function SetMaxItemsPerLine. They should be used in the place of SetMaxItemsPerLine( value ) and GetMaxItemsPerLine() which are being deprecated. Backward compatibility changes have been implemented to support existing calls to SetMaxItemsPerLine.
void SetMaxColumns( number );
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Here are the Release Notes for Update 21.1, released on Monday, August 21st. News and Notes: Scourges of Gorgoroth have now appeared for you to find and defeat. Quests for defeating the scourges will automatically become available when you approach these foes.
Classes and Races
The high elves have their own horse summon animation and whistle sound.
For real this time, several classes had a few skills lowered to be available at Level 1. Captain gains access to Rallying Cry and Devastating Blow at level 1. Champion gains access to Savage Strikes and Wild Attack at level 1. Guardian gains access to Shield-swipe and Retaliation at level 1. Hunters gain access to Barbed Arrow at level 1. Rune-keepers gain acces to Shocking Words at level 1.
High Elves now have starting characteristics.
Many hair and head clipping visual issues have been addressed for humans, elves, and High elves.
Male Humans, Elves, and Beornings will no longer shift to the left when using the /laugh or /lol emote.
Update 21.0.2 Release Notes
Here are the Release Notes for Update 21.0.2, released on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017.
News and Notes:
Several classes have had a few of their skills lowered to be available at Level 1.
Doomfold Scholar Guild Recipes can no longer be crafted using ingredient packs.
Anorien Crafting trail food and Resistance-granting food now provide their intended buffs.
Aria of the Valar Packages will go to overflow if inventory is full when granted.
Quests and Adventure Areas
The Gorgoroth Resource Instance "The Burning Mountain" is now available.
The very high-level wights in the Barrow-downs were only supposed to appear at certain times. They've been reprimanded and should no longer constantly appear there, eager to feast on unwary, lower-level characters.
The Quest, "Reclaiming Udun: Maudhul Tar Overlook" can now be completed.
Optional quests in both The Wastes and Gorgoroth Resource Instances will no longer go away when you leave the instance before the main quest timer runs out.
Hobbit Allegiance: There are more cues to look up for an objective in "High and Low".
Hobbit Allegiance: Footprints are easier to find in "The Last Word"
Aster Hayward can now be spoken to.
Elf Allegiance: fixed an errant extra quest ring marker in "The Wandering and the Lost"
The Allegiance travel skills have been renamed: Journey to Bâr Thorenion, Journey to the Court of Lothlórien, Journey to the Hall of the King, and Journey to the Hall Under the Mountain. These skills now have a 5 minute cooldown and are unaffected by the Expedient Traveller and Returning Traveller traits.
Uruk Enforcers in Udun will wear their shields properly.
The enemies in the quest Fatal Prize are now considerably weaker.
The Battle Under the Trees session in the Elf Allegiance line should play more gracefully. The session avatar is much more powerful, a number of AI pathing issues have been fixed, and a small number of enemies have been removed. Some of the voice over narration has been slightly re-timed as well.
Phasing issues with Mulnir in the Udun Foothold surrounding A Solemn Gathering should be resolved.
The lava heat has been pulled back from one of the stones needed for the Quest Four to Open in Udun, so it can be safely reached.
Players can now return and use the door again if they are defeated in Four to Open.
Udun now has more Uruk Enforcers and surrenderers.
The Quest Three Proofs no longer has a sorcerer to prevent confusion.
An issue has been fixed in the quest Three Proofs where players could sometimes not be able to summon Yordam.
Aragorn will now be standing before the Black Gates for A First Furtive Foray, no matter your current state of progress in Where the Shadows Lie.
Orodruin: The North Slopes is now playable.
Being defeated in Naerband now places you in a defeat circle in Talath Urui.
The Deed Quest of Talath Urui now requires 50 completed quests.
All races can now complete the Epic Prologue: At the Behest of Cardavor.
The Gorgoroth Task: Obsidian Scales now accepts its namesake.
Broodmothers in Lhingris will no longer call for help from other Broodmothers.
Corrected some NPCs in Dor Amarth that were not phasing correctly.
Memories of the Last Alliance can now be completed.
Retreating from Naerband no longer sends players to Bree.
Newly-created High Elves can now unlock the usual series of titles for reaching level 20 without being defeated. Existing High Elves cannot earn these deeds.
The female avatar elf and human laugh emote has been updated.
The Elf and High Elf male will properly display in the Barbershop UI.
The light and shadow effect now display properly in scaled Vitals UI.
The Allegiance Progress Tracker no longer blocks mouse clicks on overlapped UI elements.
The three videos in Epic book volume 4 book 9 will now play in a French client.
The high elf video is now available in French and German clients.
High elves can now use quest-related mounts.
The Reputation Accelerator meter now correctly displays the accelerated reputation available to you.
Some new avatars issues remain.
The Burglar skill Exploit Opening does not trigger a Fellowship Manoeuvre.
Many Doomfold Crafting items have identical tooltips for normal versus critical results in the crafting panel, but the items still create at their correct level.
High Elves currently do not have passive racial traits.
Some quests remain untranslated in German and French clients.
Downtime Notice: Friday, August 4th 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Eastern (-4 GMT)
The LOTRO game worlds will be brought down for a hotfix on Friday, August 4th from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Eastern (-4 GMT) to correct an issue with Aria of the Valar delivery. Thank you for your patience.
For people missing their Arias of the Valar: Once we re-open the worlds following the hotfix, the Aria of the Valar will be delivered to the first character you log into that has the Novice characteristic. So, it does not matter which character you logged into on Wednesday; the item will be delivered to your first qualified character you log into AFTER tomorrow’s fix. Please make sure you log into the server you intend to use the Aria of the Valar on. The Aria of the Valar is Bound to Account until opened, at which point the item becomes Bound to Character.
Here are the Release Notes for Update 21.
Of Special Note:
Epic Volume 4: Book 9
Witness the fate of the One Ring and Sauron! The Epic quest line reaches a major milestone, and remains free to all players.
The Black Book of Mordor
We begin a new story in Update 21 that will continue in future updates. Travel beyond the Black Gate, seek treasure and conquest, and discover what happens when the Free People enter a land of evil and corruption.
Explore Mordor... read more here
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.
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.
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.