Hi everyone! My name is Joseph and I am your guild site administrator. I've been playing LOTRO for 5 years now! I came to join Vicarious Universe when I applied to participate in Professor Jay Clayton's (Cheeryble) Coursera class on Online Gaming. The class had a focus on Tolkien and his influences and included game time in LOTRO so I felt this class to be an ideal fit and it was.
I enjoyed myself so much that after the class had concluded, I decided to stay since I'd made wonderful friends and learned more about LOTRO in a group then I had in all the time I played solo. I am now a dedicated member of VU and see myself having a wonderful future here. If there is something that you don't see here on the guild site that you think would be useful to you and/or everyone, please don't hesitate to send me a message and let me know.
Days most likely to be in-game:
Daily, usually late afternoon/early evening
Time Zone: MST
The surname of all my characters is Whitebark. Callathrad, a Lore-Master, is obviously my main but Cal also has 3 brothers, a Burglar named Concobhar, a Captain named Wardrand and a Hunter named Staxton. The Whitebark boys also have a Dwarf friend hailing from The Blue Mountains, Nollag the Rune-Keeper. I'm trying to get a whole fictional clan thing going in the game and I think I have a pretty good team going.
In real life, I am working full-time while trying to make the transition from full-time worker to full time student and return to college for my Bachelors Degree in Theatre. I've already completed and earned an Associates Degree in The Arts with Honors. I love all that artsy, entertainment and performance stuff and really feel like that's where I'm headed for.
I love the sound of staff hitting skull. It's the sound of Victory!
August 2018: New Tolkein book on the subjugation of Gondolin expected out.
Alliance with Knights of Seven Stars (KOTSS) and Celtic Social Club (CSC) formed! Sign up for the Dischord Channel to see Weekly Activities!
Harvest Fest runs through Nov. 1! Apologies for not adding it to the calendar
@Krio That was recently requested by Scutto as well. If you look in the forums, I recently added a section just for that purpose, still fine tuning it but feel free to post there :+)
I'm not sure if the messgae box for the kin has a character limit but I think it'd be cool to input crafting needs, like if someone needed a certain cloak they could have that added to a list of things that people need made for them
I have added a new chapter to ToME. Check it out in the Journals of the kin site.
Congrats to Kriosorin on hitting 100! He's on his way to his first level cap character!
yep soon :) and fine here i'll be on my toon ettenmere
@Arhil Doing great! How are you? I hope we get to see you in-game again one of these days :+)
Hey everyone! Barg here! Does anyone need some food for toons level 66 or lower? If you do, send a mail request to Pernorgud. Thanks!
@Arhil There are plans to do more Throne of Dread Terror and Silent Street (Tier 2) starting the first weekend in February. If you are interested still, please send The Professor (Cherryble) an in-game note.
@Arhil Thank you, friend! Happy New Year to you as well!