The Team


The LA Team Introductions:
 

Aeruthuil - Administrative Manager and Developer

Suilad,

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.

- Aeruthuil

 

Merako - Administrator

 

Tingruviel - Moderator

Suilad mellonin,

Most of you know me as the Ambassador of Vanimar, one of the officers in our great team. Maintaining the administration of the kinship Vanimar needs to be performed on a regular basis, and Tingruviel does her fair share of it. Sometimes, for a change, she will journey to markets across Middle Earth together with others of her kin. A few of you may know me from when I started playing Lotro, which was all the way back in September 2010. Back then, me and my friends joined Hall of Fire, not knowing anything about the etiquette and we quite literally bumbled our way up. Thankfully with the guidance we received from many kins, the Warband and Vanimar being two of them, it convinced us that this was the server we wished to stay on.

Before joining Lotro I dabbled in role play through Dungeons and Dragons, but my main passion has been books and computer games. Having read Lord of the Rings and many more of Tolkiens' works all through my youth, it seemed like a dream to be allowed to live through the steps of the Fellowship in an actual game. Joining Lotro was one of the best decisions of my life, as the community here on Laurelin has brought many a life lesson and lots of good laughs. Therefore it felt like a natural progression to join the team here on Laurelin Archives. It is for me a way to give back to the rich community we all have built here together.

In real life I am a Cognitive Scientist intent on bringing computer science and psychology together and facilitate communication between others. As someone born in the countryside of Northern Sweden, I have always enjoyed nature on a near spiritual level. Yet, when I met a dutchie through Lotro, my fate was sealed. Six years on, the fact that there are 17 million people living in the same area as a 10th of Sweden with very little nature areas has been quite the adjustment, though the humor of the people is what constantly draws me back. Professionally I am currently working as a software tester here in the Netherlands. It is fast paced, all hands on deck at times, but my colleagues there are some of the best I have gotten to know so far.

If you happen to catch me online, I am always open for a chat and any question may be asked.

May the stars shine upon your path,
Tingruviel 


Haneth - Community Reporter/Moderator

Hello!

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.

My best,
Haneth

 


Retired LA Team Members:

 

Calenon - Founder and Technical Administrator

Greetings.

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.

- Calenon

 

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