Tolkien, artist

Overdue Pics and Happy Anniversary

A quick mention that today is my 32nd wedding anniversary. Although I was tempted to wear black, I was good and just dressed for warmth since we are experiencing a non-seasonal cold snap for a few days. Anyway...Happy Anniversary to me - LOL. Now, on to the fun stuff...

I play Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO) and have since it betaed, many years ago. Before LOTRO, I played Dungeons & Dragons Online (DDO) which is why I was invited to participate in the beta. I joined DDO in 2006, so it's been quite a while. My DH plays much more frequently than I do - he's usually playing for an hour or two at least 4-5 days a week. I play in the late Fall through the Spring, but usually not during the Summer months at all.

I have been owing pics to my friends, so here you go. Two pics from each of my characters on two different servers.

Reahanel is on Firefoot. She's my level 65 Mirkwood elf hunter and she's vicious and great in a fight. I'll be working to get her up to the new 75 cap when Isenguard is released later this month. She rides a Prized Ashen Horse that she worked VERY hard for killing creatures in very dangerous places. It may not be the fastest horse, but it is my more cherished horse because I worked the hardest for it. She went to the top of Weathertop to give you the view from the heights. The East-West Road is the small brown line by her left foot in her standing pic.

Engarian is my alter-ego, a Rivendell elven Lore-master, and also is on Firefoot. She is not nearly as advanced as Reahanel because it is harder for me to play a Lore-Master. Her "pet" is Igmu, a lovely bobcat.

Gwilleth is my Lindon Elven hunter on Imladris server. I do a lot more with cosmetics on this server so she dresses pretty - LOL. I'm looking forward to getting her higher in levels and starting to kill some more deadly foes as she gets higher, but I know how easily she can die too :-( She is pictured outside Bree's southern gate.

And finally, Callethwen is my Minstrel on Imladris. She is pictured outside the northern gate to Bree on her Steed of Night (she loves her horse). She can be quite powerful, but has a long way and many levels yet to go.

For those of you who play on Imladris, you are always welcome to "tell" me.
Congratulations on your anniversary! I like the pictures - it looks like a fun game.
Thanks Clodia. I love the world that they have created. From the Shire to Imladris to Mirkwood, it is deep, rich, filled with adventure, and absolutely gorgeous. I'm totally hooked and have been for many years now.

- Erulisse (one L)
at least I remembered to buy DH an anniversary card this am - LOL.
Thanks, shirebound. My friends are always astounded that we haven't killed each other, but in a strange and wonderful way, we actually complement each other in many ways.

- Erulisse (one L)
Thanks, ellynn, I am pleased to see another one. My mother always swore that I made a mistake marrying my DH, but here it is, 32 years later, and we're still together. I don't know if it is stubbornness, or laziness, but there it is :-)

- Erulisse (one L)
Congrats on your anniversary! :)

I love the game horses - Ell is trying to collect them all. He just got the Forochel horse at last this week. Next up are the Rangers of Esteldín and the Council of the North. And knowing myself, I won't stop until I make it to World Renowned /o\ - though Ell still has a couple of levels to go for that.
Thanks hun. One of DH's characters has most of the horses, but it is impossible to get all of them because they introduce new ones and retire old ones all the time. I have an impressive stable for a few of my girls, but after a while you get a few that you really love and turn the rest out to pasture. The World Renowned horse was less impressive than we had hoped it would be, but it's still pretty nice, and you get other things besides which is good. DH has most of those in his house.

- Erulisse (one L)
Thanks, Spiced. We're taking things totally low key, we're both rather broke right now. I think I'll pick out a new travel mug for him to buy for me, but I haven't decided on appearance yet :-)

- Erulisse (one L)
Congratulations to you both on surviving that long - we are 2 years ahead so I can say that!

We used to play real D&D for years - We still have figures and I can remember all about Myth, Durham, Godred, and so on, their foibles, love lives, likes, dislikes - they were all very much 'real' individuals to me!
It is a survival thing, isn't it? LOL. We started playing D&D in the 70's with stencil/mimeo sheets from Gary Gygax directly. We were in grad school at the time and had a great group of people to play with every week. We grew up with the game, in essence. We only play the on-line version now, if at all, we tend to spend all of our time roaming Middle Earth with LOTRO instead and have for the past 5+ years. It's been a lot of fun.

- Erulisse (one L)
You're not late, it's my anniversary for over six more hours :-) Thanks for the kind wishes!

- Erulisse (one L)
Thanks, Indy. We had a nice quiet night, although I did buy sushi for dinner (yum!). We'll try for a better celebration next month when we have a bit more available money :-)

- Erulisse (one L)