*~When Frodo Baggins first touched a Mallorn tree in Lothlorien, he felt the very essence of life flowing through it. There had never been a Mallorn outside of Lothlorien until Galadriel gave Samwise Gamgee a box of soil containing naught but a silver Mallorn nut. Holding it close to his heart for protection during the War of the Ring, Sam would later plant it in the Shire where the Party Tree had once stood. It bloomed and grew, and became the only Mallorn tree to exist in Middle-Earth outside of Lothlorien.~* Mission Statement: The Golden Mallorn is a Landroval kin that seeks to be a place of fun and fellowship for all races and classes of Middle-earth. No matter your playstayle, you are welcome into our low-key, casual kin. The only steadfast rule we have in this kin (and we do enforce this) is to respect your kin members regardless of nationality, gender, age, background, belief or playstyle. Conflict and disagreement are natural in any community, but you must be willing to resolve it without hateful speech, trolling or bringing the entire kin community into it.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. How do I join? A. In the upper left corner of the homepage, under "TGM Apply to Kinship" you can submit an application. Please read these FAQs first - then find any officer ingame to bring you into kin.
Q. How active is your kin? A. I cannot stress this enough: We do not care about numbers, and we are not a kin that has planned activities every night. We have always been and always will be a kin focused on quality not quantity. Our community is as active as its members make it, and over the last 3 years I've noticed a lot of people joining kin expecting to be entertained and have a lot of scheduled events. That's not how we roll here :) We play LOTRO to enjoy a great community and escape the expectations/stresses of life. We're all adults, and the expectation is that there is no pressure, ever, to do things. There may be 20 people on, there may be 1 person on. Kin Officers and Kin Members alike are both free to create and participate in events when they feel like it, ranging from raids, BBs, Roving Threat runs, questing groups, concerts, RP and more - both within kin, and around the greater Landroval community. There is not one time of day/day of week that is busiest, since we have kin members from all over the world. There is no limit to the # of alts you can bring into kin, nor is there a requirement to commit only to our kin. Landroval is full of wonderful kins with different areas of focus, spread the love and the fun and have alts amongst the community!
Q. Does your kin have a chat or voice service? A. We are quite chatty throughout the day on Discord, which is great when we can't all be ingame together. Members Only Discord Information
Q. Do I have to play a certain amount of hours/days to stay in the kin? A. Play as much or as little as you want, but we do have a 100-day inactive policy. This means if all of your characters are inactive for more than 100 days, they may be excused from kin due to inactivity. Why do we do this? Because in many MMOs, there are players who leave and never return. We want an accurate roster, as we are a close and helpful kin, and therefore we do quarterly cleanups of inactive toons. The BEST way to avoid your alts accidentally being excused from kin is to make a Player Note connecting them to the main (any officer or member will assist you in doing this, if you would like). Should you go inactive or be dismissed/excused from kin, you are ALWAYS welcome to return. It is not a punishment, just a necessary administrative task to keep a current and accurate kin roster.
Q. Who are some other kin members? There's a place for kinmates to write a little about themselves, and update along the way. New members are encouraged to share introductions about themselves here: The Golden Mallorn Kinmates
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