The purpose of The Laurelin Archives Webportal is to provide the community with a place where players can share their work (stories, screens, artwork etc.), plan events and present their characters and kinships. One visit should be enough to get a good idea of what's currently happening on the server.
The site is based on The Argent Archives, using its very successful concept to bring the same service to The Lord of the Rings Online server of Laurelin. This was done with permission from the webmaster of The Argent Archives. Great thanks to Alabast from us!
- The Laurelin Archives Web Team
The Laurelin Archives
The Laurelin Archives website is in essence a database for players of The Lord of the Rings Online role-play server Laurelin where you present your characters, kinships and other assorted work, as well as search for others' work.
The website is in some ways represented in-game by the old census books of the Kingdom of Arnor, recovered and protected by the Elves of Rivendell. The in-game kinship The Grey Repository ICly maintains the archives and is made up of the website team. What is to be considered written ICly in the census books and what is on the site OOCly is up to each character individually, try to keep this in mind and avoid invading others' privacy.
Show the server who you are
All you need to join The Laurelin Archives is a valid email address. Once you've registered you can create your profile, post stories, events and images and link other characters and stories to yours with the simple double-bracket tagging system.
Privacy and Security
The Laurelin Archives is a tool made to enhance the In Character (IC) experience of the game. To ensure that nobody can understand who your alts are you must therefore register a new account for each character you have. Your email is safe with us, but we recommend not using your Lotro password! Remember to only add what you want others to know of your character. Most fields in the profile are optional. Note: If you post anything made by (or largely inspired) by others than yourself, give credit to the creator using a link, or the content might be removed. Examples: Artwork, lyrics, etc.
OOC and IC
We hope to unite all roleplayers on Laurelin. We do not judge good or bad roleplay. We accept and respect all forms of roleplaying as long as it is in line with the Turbine Policy for Roleplaying. Whether you prefer to spend your time raiding, committing crime in Bree or questing randomly matters not. Since views on roleplaying are as diverse as the characters and players of Laurelin we have opted to keep the portal as in character as possible. Only a minimum of out of character options will be available. Examples: Links to external websites, polls for how to improve the site and artwork.
No inappropriate content allowed. If you're wondering if content you want to post may be inappropriate, simply consider the age limit on the game. You can also use the contact form at the top right of the site to ask the webteam before you post.
No harassment allowed. Keep a civil tone in messages and behave sensibly. Keep in mind that the option of allowing users to send you emails through the site is enabled at your own risk. These emails will not be moderated by the webteam.
All rules are arbitrated by the webteam.
Learn how the site works and what you can do with it.
Brackets on the Archive
Learn how simple it is to connect to others on the Archives using links.
The Town Crier
The news service provided ICly by The Grey Repository by use of pamphlets of various sizes as well as through the town criers spread throughout the cities of the west.
Contact info: Calenon or Erinwyn
And the project's most important contributor: You
All the roleplayers of Laurelin that submits the content of the Archives.
Use the Mailbox function of the site.
The LA Team Introductions:
Calenon - Chief Developer and Administrator
I'm the brains behind this operation, whatever the others may say! ;) I was hugely inspired by the The Argent Archives, and wanted to extend that same service to my fellow roleplayers on Laurelin.
Only having dabbled with webdesign previously, making this site without knowing what I was doing was a fantastic learning experience. Should anyone be interested in knowing how the site was made or how it works, I'm the man to see.
I sincerely hope this webportal is well received and that it gets a lot of use. Don't be afraid to contact me with feedback or suggestions, this site is for all of us!
Hamlock - Creative Consultant and Administrator
I am one of the key developers of the Laurelin Archives and personally welcome you to our site!
Here at Laurelin Archives HQ we have been working hard to bring this site up to scratch for your roleplaying needs! Having experienced these portals before, I find it can be best summed up by one of my friends, who likened to youtube. You literally end up miles from where you started!
Personally, I am a software engineer by trade, but a Tolkien, and generally a fantasy enthusiast, at heart!
I hope you enjoy the portal, and hope to see you around!
Kheith - Graphical Designer and Moderator
I'm Kheith, the man behind the graphical design of the Laurelin Archives. I have worked with advanced Web design for over ten years. My special interests are graphical design with artwork and picture manipulation (My motto is "A picture lies more than a thousand words") and scripting for interactive web-communication. I have acted sounding board for Calenon in the developing process, helping out also with coding issues.
I am a big Tolkien fan. Read the trilogy first time in the late seventies. Lost count of how many times I have read it, somewhere after the tenth time. I have worn out at least three copies of the books. Like Hamlock I am a general fantasy and SF enthusiast.
Professionally I am a validation scientist, working with computerised control systems at a pharmaceutical company. I have a past as control systems programmer.
I hope you find the site attractive!
Erinwyn - Reporter and Moderator
Hi there !
I'm known as Erinwyn throughout the server, a long-time LotrO player who, despite a break, has been around since BETA. The woman behind the character is a fervent roleplayer, who would love nothing more than to see the general roleplay on Laurelin flourish a little. Hence my character travelling the world in game in search of news!
In every day life, my life is a little less exciting, but only marginally. ;-) I have finally gotten the guts to start my own company and may now call myself a professional writer! It is hard work, but I love it! When not working my fingers to the bone, at work or for Calenon, I can be found with my horse.
You can contact me at any time, preferably IC, but I will accept OOC questions as well, about any articles you want written, covered and published on the Laurelin Archives, I'll be more than happy to be of service!
Until soon, I hope!