Second Age 3430; recently reconvened.
To evoke a living, breathing elven community in Falathlorn.
|Main area of operations||
Eriador - in particular, Ered Luin and those lands adjacent. Often found patroling the borders of Lindon and all roads leading there ensuring safe passage for all elves seeking the Grey Havens.
Active and recruiting
With the mustering of the Edhil of Lindon for the War of the Last Alliance, a great and numerous host descended upon the Haven of Mithlond: Falathrim of Harlindon, loyal to Círdan, and Edhil of Forlindon, in the train of Gil-galad. All were a sight wondrous to behold, and the countless banners and pennants of their houses fluttered above their camps, kissed by a fragrant wind borne of Aman.
Among the force gathered from Harlindon, a number of the noble houses and their retinues were determined to march as one body: the pride of the Falathrim. Thus, sparkling and bright with their silver helms, swords and spears, the warriors of these houses joined the great host as it began its long way East towards the distant Hithaeglir.
As they marched through Arthedain, bound for Amon Sûl, those who watched them pass were amazed; for being Lindar, that part of the host was ever resounding with song and music. They sang as they marched through those lands, and their voices rang with hope and light, and shadows fled before them.
An anthem was woven as they set out, a song bound with words of valour, hope and determination. They sang of the Loth-i-Lonnath:
Blossom white and fair,
To you none can compare!
Feet rooted in the sand,
Head turned to the breeze.
Spray of sea: your water,
Your food: the sun at ease!
O Flower of the Havens
Blossom pure and bright
Splendour of the shorelands
Beacon of the light!
From the Havens of the Falas
On the shores of the shining sea
We march as one together
To the fields of victory!
So come fair folk of Lindon
O come and join our fight
We march into the darkness
Come let us bring there light!
When other kindreds heard their songful approach, they would cry out "Here comes the Flower of the Havens!" The Falathrim welcomed the appellation, and the Loth-i-Lonnath adopted as their emblem the Uilos flower, wreathed with Oiolairë. When the host paused for a time at Imladris, many wrought such symbols to decorate their shields, and articles such as cloak brooches and other jewellery. Thus equipped, they fought shoulder to shoulder in the battles that awaited them in the east. Many never returned to the peaceful havens from whence they came, but they were remembered ever after by the songs they sang during those fateful years. Since then, their numbers have diminished, and that glorious flowering of Edhil is now little more than a memory...
What then has become of those folk that did return to their beloved Lindon? How does the Flower of the Havens appear at the end of the Third Age?
In summary, there are as many different answers as there are Elves dwelling in Falathlorn. Each carries within them their own tales and motivations. What stories might YOUR elf tell? What part will their thread play in the weaving of Falathlorn's rich social tapestry?
Founded in May 2010, we are a well-established immersive Elven roleplaying kinship that focuses primarily on Teleri elves, particularly those of the Sindar/Falathrim origin due to our in-world location of living and working in the Lindon area (Mithlond, Duillond, Celondim). We have a long and proud history on Laurelin of providing an environment for roleplayers who crave an authentic Elven home. If you want to join us, please have...
...a strong desire to roleplay in a lore observant environment,
...a proper Elven name,
...an understanding of Tolkien Elves and Middle-Earth lore,
...availability to attend kin events.
All of these things are equally important; However, even if you meet all of the above, personality and compatibility matter both in and out of character. Find us, RP, and get to know us, so that we get to know you.
To determine if you are a good candidate you must...
...be an Elf that is preferably Teleri/Sindar/Falathrim origin,
...have a laurelinarchives.org profile with a written background,
...attend our gatherings regularly,
...demonstrate through your RP that we may be a good fit for each other.
This means that membership is not given instantly to anyone who asks. We are selective and you must display patience. Membership is earned gradually through thoughtful action on your part and consistent RP with us. After a period of time of RPing with you at our gatherings, if you seem like a good candidate, you will be invited to fill out our application.
If your application is approved, you will qualify for trial membership. To become a full member you must complete the trial membership period within 2 months or you will be dropped from the roster.
Hours of Activity
We are an European kinship. Our prime hours of activity will be roughly around the hours listed below. Be aware that Laurelin server is physically located in North America's Eastern time zone which is what is referred to as servertime. When you see events listed as "Starting at 3:00 PM Servertime" use /servertime in game to assist if you're not sure what time it is on the server in relation to where you are on the planet. Most events are advertised in servertime and we consistently start events around 3 PM. Events usually run until our EU members log out for bed between 6 and 7 PM servertime. Our NA members, may be on later of course, but this is generally when things quiet down for the night.
See your time zone below to get an idea of when we're the most active for your region.
"~" means aproximate
|Western Time (UK)||~06:00 PM thru ~11:00 PM||Pacific Time||~10:00 AM thru ~03:00 PM|
|Central Time||~07:00 PM thru ~12:00 AM||Mountain Time||~11:00 AM thru ~04:00 PM|
|Eastern Time||~08:00 PM thru ~01:00 AM||Central Time||~12:00 PM thru ~05:00 PM|
|~01:00 PM thru ~06:00 PM|
Presently, our kin nights are on Tuesdays. See our home page for more details or updates.
• Minimum of one month, maximum of two
• RP participation in 4 kin events
• Demonstrate an understanding of basic Tolkien Elven culture/lore through RPing it
• Establish compatibility with our philosophy and get along well with current members
This period of time may be extended with approval from leadership if there is reasonable cause. This is to allow for some flexibility but also we don't want to see someone forever sitting as a recruit on the roster.
At the end of trial membership, officers will review the recruit and collectively decide if they meet our minimum requirements. If so, then the recruit will attend a membership ceremony. All recruits become part of the civilian population upon successful completion of their trial period. In roleplaying terms this means your character is a Gwaith-i-Lonnath, an elf of the Havens, a resident of Duillond (or nearby area) within our herth.
What to do when you meet us...
The above is a short guide to give you a brief idea of what we're about. If you think we might be the kinship you're looking for, please read...
Detailed Membership Guide and Roleplaying Guide
before filling out the application.
For more detailed information about us,
please visit our kinsite!
(page last updated Jan 2021)