The LA Team Introductions:
Aeruthuil - Administrative Manager and Developer
I am Aeruthuil, though most of the people here know me simply as David. I have been a member of Laurelin for a very long time, ever since the game was released to the public, and begun roleplaying shortly after. At first I did so with a close-knit group of friends, afraid still of roleplaying out in public. Over time I met many wonderful Laurelinians who helped me overcome my fears, many of whom are still visibly present within the community today. I have learned a lot throughout the many years I've been present in the overall LOTRO community and it has expanded my knowledge on Tolkien's writings and the game's workings.
In real life I'm a father of one, and work as an Officer Firefighter with our Fire and Rescue Services, and while I have spent most of my college time being trained in Uniformed Public Services, I have also studied Game Development/Design & Programming, and briefly done Laboratory-work related studies. In my spare time I usually spend most of my time roleplaying or busying myself in other ways within the community, or draw epic things..no one will ever see..
Should anyone ever have any questions or is need of aid in regards to the Laurelin Archives, LOTRO or anything else, you are more than welcome to contact me at any time of the day.
Merako - Administrator
Tingruviel - Moderator
I'm Han, short for Haneth, my main roleplay character on LotRO since before I moved to Laurelin from Landroval in 2017. I first started roleplaying in 2000 on AOL Instant Messenger, and I’ve never looked back. Since joining LotRO in 2007, this game has given me some of my fondest memories, my favorite stories, friends I’ve had for years, and more I continue to meet every day.
In real life I am a writer by trade, a writer by hobby, and a writer at heart. A member of the Tolkien Society and a former volunteer archivist on the Tolkien special collection at Marquette University, my love for Tolkien’s work goes far beyond the game, but it is the game in which I find the most compelling interaction with his world.
As a Community Reporter I hope to use my research and writing to emphasize the unique intersection of book lore, game lore, and player experience. The Tolkien fanbase is exceptional in the way it continues to nurture and encourage each other through scholarship, creative endeavors, and simply supporting an ever-growing community, and LotRO is no exception. It is the community that I care about most, and the Laurelin Archives has always been an invaluable resource in support of the Laurelin playerbase. I am honored to be a part of the Team.
I hope to write articles that inspire players to interact with the game world in new ways. If there are legends you would like to hear, sites you want to see, or stories that you think are deserving of a spotlight, please reach out. I am eager to hear from you.
Retired LA Team Members:
Calenon - Founder and Technical 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.
Gaeded - Community Reporter
Runderic - Community Reporter
Khalis - Lead Moderator
Amorey - Community Lead Reporter
Hamlock - Creative Consultant and Administrator
Kheith - Graphical Designer
Erihael - Moderator
Erinwyn - Reporter and Moderator