The Valar Guild

"Halbarad" by Elwing-(V)

"Halbarad" by Elwing-(V)
from the Glittering Caves of Aglarond

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Framed Valar Guild Site

    This site is continuously under construction, destruction, construction, destruction, reconstruction....  Yet we leave it up anyway.

    Credits at the end of a listing go to the culprit, er, web team member doing the main webwork for that page, and is not necessarily the author of the contents.
    Send items for that page to that person or to Varda, general contact person.

About the Valar Guild:

    The Valar Guild came into existence October 4,1997.
    We still have a number of the original members and have not yet missed having a Sunday meeting.
    We are a guild for literate, polite people who want to actually play a game. Courtesy is also to be given to the "enemy".
    Valar Guild full members are Tolkien fans who enjoy writing and chatting about Tolkien-inspired subjects and playing online games to which we give a Tolkien theme.
    Our web site includes gaming and Tolkien. Tolkien interests include all works including Lord of the Rings, which are the source for inspiring these articles, stories, poetry, humor, art, language work, and book reviews.
    Members play many games. Our the current favorite is Lord of the Rings Online (the official Valar Guild branch is on Turbine's Landroval server). Our number two game is World of WarCraft (official branches in the Americas are on the Lothar server for Alliance and Uldaman server for Horde; in Europe on the Argent Dawn server for Alliance). Other games played are Diablo I, Diablo II: Lord of Destruction, StarCraft/ BroodWar, WarCraft III/Frozen Throne, Dark Age of Camelot, EverQuest, Eve Online. We use our Tolkien-named characters (for recognition and theme) in legit, cooperative play style.
    Each full member owns his own Tolkien character to interact with the others in ready-made relationships, yet in a friendly manner even if one is an Elf and the other an Orc. The name helps in recognition for gaming, articles, the Forum, and Sunday AIM meetings. Maiar and Valar honor names have to be earned after earning full membership.
    Tolkien-only members work only with our Tolkien Encyclopedia, without gaming.

    Guild-friends are non-member gamers of the same philosophy who have not yet passed the minimum requirement to read Lord of the Rings , but who like to play with us anyway.
    We allow membership in other guilds, clans, kinships etc, as long as this causes the Valar Guild no harm.
    Your general contact for anything concerning the Valar Guild or Tolkien is Varda.
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Membership Info:

News - What's currently happening all over the guild for gaming and Tolkien: by Varda-(Valar)
Message Board - forum for Tolkien and all games including rpgs such as DAoC and EQ: admin by Menelvagor-(Valar), Eonwe-(Valar), Varda-(Valar)
Old Discussion Board - still usable Yahoo page, kept clean of spam. Handy for story, poem, article uploads that will be later edited and put on the main website. admin by Varda
Joining the Valar Guild - by Varda
Membership -  member list and contact info: by Varda  
Tolkien-Only Members - Name list merged into "Membership" above. Contact and other information for non-gaming Tolkien fan-only Members: by Varda
Quick AIM - no longer updated,  info now on "Membership" above. AIM screen names for all members, full and Tolkien: by Arathorn-(Valar)
Valar Guild Toolbar - from Arveleg-(V)
Aule's Valar Guild Page - Early website, now only for quiz and historical interest. Includes guild's Rules, Code of Conduct, downloadable files, Lord of the Rings Peter Jackson movie news, guild member bios, quiz: by Aule-(Valar)
Rules, Code of Conduct - New location here. old one dropped. Rules in gaming and chat behavior: by Elatan-(Valar)
FAQ - answers from Valar Honor members to frequently asked questions: by Varda
Recruiting Handbook - for scouts (all members) and testers (Maia and Vala Honor members): by Varda
Games - who is playing which game. Please keep your info updated. Info and tips:  by Eonwe-(Valar)
Bot Commands - Bot no longer used, page dropped. by Huan-(Valar) fka Thror-(V)
Histories of the Valar Guild - Members' memoirs of joining and what happened:  by Varda 
http://valarguild.org - Domain name provided for the Valar Guild by Alatar-(Valar)
"You Know You're in Valar When..." : by Menelvagor and Varda
Member's Personal Pages - current member's personal pages are now on the Membership page above.
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Tolkien:

Tolkien Site - includes all of our Tolkien projects from fact to fiction and humor, poetry to art.
    Tolkien Encyclopedia
- main section of our Tolkien Site: Articles relating to Tolkien's works. Search engine; site by Subject with or without frames; site by A-Z frames only:  webwork and editing by Varda-(Valar), Search program by Eonwe-(Valar).
        Annals of Arda - personal Tolkien encyclopedia, linked to the main guild's Tolkien Encyclopedia in all subjects both ways: writing and webwork by Elatan-(TV) fka Elatan-(Valar) fka Amillo-(Valar).
        Languages - information on the languages invented by Tolkien: webwork by Varda
        Lore Book of the High Elven Tongue: 1st server, 2nd server, 3rd and current server as a blog. All about the Quenya elvish language, linked to main Tolkien Encyc: all by Beren-(Valar) fka Tulkas-(Valar) the First aka Lord of Lag.
       Book List and Reviews - books by or about Tolkien listed, some reviewed: Arveleg-(V)
    Glittering Caves of Aglarond - art gallery, inspired by Tolkien, images used to illustrate the Tolkien Encyclopedia.:  webwork by Varda-(Valar) and Arwen-(V).
    Tolkien Stories - stories inspired by Tolkien, covering all books and times.: webwork, editing by Varda
    Tolkien Poetry - poetry inspired by Tolkien, as for stories.: webwork, editing by Varda
    Tolkien Humor - humor inspired by Tolkien, as for stories. webwork by Menelvagor-(Valar) and Varda

Boards:
    Forum - Forum, aka Message Board and MB: current forum for Tolkien, other authors, and all games including rpgs such as DAoC, EQ, and WoS: ww by Menelvagor-(Valar)
    Discussion Board - old Yahoo forum with chat. Where members can post Tolkien, including fiction, or gaming comments:  admin by Varda

Member's Tolkien-related sites:
    Annals of Arda: by Elatan-(TV)
    Aule's Valar Guild Site - includes Tolkien info, Guild info, Guild Rules, PJ movies. by Aule-(Valar)
    Book List and Reviews: by Arveleg-(V)

    Lore Book of the High Elven Tongue: by Beren-(Valar)
    Movie: Lord of the Rings - Peter Jackson movies:  by Aule-(Valar)
    Salute to JRR Tolkien - Biography of JRRT, Silmarillion synopsis: by Tilion-(Valar)
    Trivia Wars - Tolkien - trivia questions: by Maglor-(V), for Trivia Company  
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Gaming:

Games - who is playing which online games; tips, reviews, links. Please keep your info updated.:  by Eonwe-(Valar). Main guild game: Lord of the Rings Online. Second main: World of WarCraft. We play others too.
Forum - Forum, aka Message Board or MB, with sections for games, Tolkien chat, and other: admin by Menelvagor-(Valar), Eonwe-(Valar), Varda-(Valar)

    LotRO Role-play - text role-play by Valar Guild members on our Forum, starting at "Scouting Ahead"


Diablo Series:  (more on the Games pages by Eonwe-(Valar)) (where we began in Diablo 1, and some of us still play on these Battlenet games)
    Setting up Open Bnet on Router/Firewall  - for D2X Tolkien mod: by Arathorn-(Valar)
   
Varaya & Khan's D2:LoD Tolkien mod page - by Elrohir-(V) and Fingolfin-(V)
        V&K's forum on Phrozen Keep


Half-Life's Counter-Strike:
    Lord of the Rings - Helm's Deep mod -  :by Arathorn-(Valar) 

America's Army:
    America's Army by Arathorn-(Valar)

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Member's Non-Valar Pages

Arathorn's Portfolion and Flash Tips for Web-Weaving - by Arathorn-(Valar) 
Blue Goof - blog and images made by Arwen-(V) 
Bridge to Middle-earth - Middle-earth Role-playing forum: by Finduilas-(V) -ex
Computer America - Alatar-(Valar)'s as Mark Lautenshlager.
Computer Consulting Services - by Arathorn-(Valar)
Dodging Darts - site for his work as a Commercial Producer:  Eol-(V) -ex
DoorMan Bot - work site, owned by him. AuSteinM
Gothmog's Home Page - tips on playing Brood War: by Gothmog-(Valar) now-(MoH) . Has not been updated.
Herr Garrett - Click the egg-shaped items to see the artwork. Turgon-(V)'s personal art page, mostly LotR and Sil. by Turgon-(V) . Many links broken.
Joe's Blog - Java code links. by Farmer Maggot-(V) 
Shawn's Base Camp - She can no longer reach this page to update it, the email is wrong so check the Membership page for the latest one, the server for most of the pages is no longer available. However, the Bashir page still has working links. This is a Star Trek home page, leading to many Star Trek subjects by the same author, including fan fic: by Eowyn-(V)
Silicon Beach Consulting - by Alatar-(Valar) aka Mark. He now speaks on a radio show which can be reached from this site.
Thror's Personal Guild Log - Last updated 2005. by Thror-(V)
Winged Eye Aerial Photography - Meriadoc-(V)'s personal business page for his flying photography. With a Wing and a Lens was the previous name. You can even see his picture!: by Meriadoc -(V)
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Disclaimers:
Blizzard- Blizzard's official site
Middle-earth Enterprises, fka Tolkien Enterprises - licenses Tolkien products  

More  Links

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Graphics:

Title graphic "Valar Guild" made by Eowyn-(V)

Rolozo Tolkien is the Tolkien-inspired art gallery project of Ryan Lovett, hosted by OneRing.net. Large pictures down due to the new server's coding change.
Glittering Caves of Aglarond is the Tolkien-inspired art gallery project of the Valar Guild,

See the pictures on the original pages below for the full-sized pictures. 
Current picture: "Halbarad" by Elwing-(V), from the Glittering Caves of Aglarond
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Previous pictures:
 
"The Arrival of Gandalf" by Darrell Sweet, from Rolozo Tolkien
  "Felagund among Beor's Men" by Ted Nasmith , from Rolozo Tolkien 199x300
  "Fingolfin vs Morgoth". Artist Dwalin-(T).  Glittering Caves of Aglarond
  "Fireworks". Artist Dan Staten. Rolozo Tolkien
  "Frodo and Gandalf". Artist Paul Rivoche. Rolozo Tolkien
  "The Arrival of Gandalf". Artist Darrell Sweet. Rolozo Tolkien
  "Cheerless". Artist Ted Nasmith. Rolozo Tolkien
  "Dances with Wolves". Artist Catherine Karina Chmiel. Rolozo Tolkien
  "Fangorn Forest". Artist Alan Lee. Rolozo Tolkien
  "Legolas and Gimli". Artist John Howe. Rolozo Tolkien 
  "The Wolves of Mt. Caradhras". Artist Michael Herring. Rolozo Tolkien
  "The White Rider". Artist Catherine Karina Chmiel. Rolozo Tolkien 
  "The Barrow Wight". Artist Michael Herring. Rolozo Tolkien
  "Aragorn and Arwen". Artist George Zeil. Rolozo Tolkien
  "Gwaihir rescues Gandalf". Artist Ted Nasmith's exhibition. Rolozo Tolkien
  "Fingolfin, High King of the Noldorin Elves challenges the corrupted Vala Morgoth". Artist Ted Nasmith. Rolozo Tolkien
  "Black Rider and the Gaffer" , Cover, 1998 Calendar. Artist Stephen Hickman. Rolozo Tolkien
  :"Nazguls flying ". Artist Ted Nasmith, a Rolozo Tolkien page image. Originally found on: The Dark Side of Tolkien. (down)
  " Hurin " (down) by Mads Holgersen, from his Annals of Arda , all by Elatan-(T) fka Amillo-(Valar)
  " Ulmo, Lord of the Waters ", appearing to Tuor most likely. Artist Roger Garland, Rolozo Tolkien
  " The Council of Elrond ", by Peter Caras, from the Rolozo Tolkien
  "The awakening of the elves at " Cuivienen ", by Ted Nasmith. Rolozo Tolkien
  " Manwe" by Ted Nasmith. Rolozo Tolkien
  " Ulmo appears before Tuor" by Ted Nasmith from Rolozo Tolkien

Update May 9, 2011 by Varda
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