Reinyn nuin Giliath
|Goal||Elven wandering party|
|Main area of operations||Between Elven realms (mainly between Lindon and Imladris)|
Errant Warrior (kinship)
An old Noldorin family and their close friends have taken into wandering around Eriador. Their loosely-allied group calls themselves "reinyn nuin giliath", wanderers under the stars*. They have kept low profile, with most members having their own reasons to stay quiet - mostly due to losses in old wars. While most of the kin doesn't live or want to live in the afterglow of past Elven glory, the kin isn't lost to apathy and waiting the eventual departure to the Undying Lands. The rivalry of Eleichir's sons - craftsman Gilnaur and warrior-scholar Mithfindel means that there is plenty of need and opportunity to take action. The leading couple - Eleichir and Idhris - have kept mostly out of the matter, stepping in occasionnally to keep the effort from being harmful.
The isolationist part the of kinship has recently started to build a small haven near Duillond for the kinship's needs before sailing into the West.
Out of character:
Reinyn nuin Giliath is an Elven wandering party, a kinship pretending to be a RP project or a RP project pretending to a kinship, choose which one suits you best. The core few have kept things going for quite some time, with Eleichir and Mithfindel bringing it to LotRO during the European launch. The actual reason for quiet life is "weekend warrior" style casual gaming coupled with playing several other games. The kin doesn't have a strict ruleset, though naturally ingame behavior is to be kept such that it can be explained by in-character terms. This includes that membership in the kin requires some kind of a link to one of the existing kinship members - not necessarily by blood. Roughly half of the kin's characters are family with each other, with the other half being friends and allies.
Kin halls at 5 Waterbank Road, Iathlond and the surrounding houses.
*) Reinyn comes from the Old Sindarin root RAN via rain "erratic wandering", adding the suffix -on (compare MEL -> mellon) resulting in rainon. (Alternative ending would be -or, both seem to be used and we ended up thinking -on sounded better.) The plural of this is reinyn. (Randír is, strictly speaking, "a wandering man", formed from the same Old Sindarin root. The actual verb would be renia- "to err", but we didn't like the connection.)