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Welcome to The Elders Kinship Website!

The Elders kinship is an EU based kinship now based on the Laurelin server of Lord Of The Rings Online. We came into being on the Gilrain server in 2007 and in 2015, with the server closures, we have moved to Laurelin

Are you grey-haired and grumpy? Does the sight of all those youngsters racing around make you feel old and exhausted? Do you want to spend your evenings in like-minded company - those other old people who actually understand grumpiness is a comedy art-form? Do you like to play well, want to raid - but never take the game too seriously? Or do you like to amble around in your own damn time, forever levelling but wanting great chat and company while you're doing it?

Congratulations! You've found the kinship for you!

The Elders was one of the very oldest kinships on Gilrain (in every sense of the word..) and the same lovely bunch are now on Laurelin as The Elders Kinship (someone had already nabbed the original name - just The Elders - on Laurelin). We offer probably the warmest, the best and the funniest community you'll find anywhere online. We understand that real life has to come first, sometimes at short notice when it's sick kids, ferrying teens or suddenly having to work late - and no-one will ever criticise you for it. We know that the only way you can really enjoy being childish and silly is when there are no actual children around! We're not hard core. We like to raid a couple of times a week because once or twice a week is enough when you've got real life commitments to attend to. We have our own Vent server. We don't mind if you play every day, or once a week, or once a month. Our only entrance requirement is that you're over 25yrs of age (our average age is in the early 40s). We accept applications from all classes, all levels and any (or no) game experience. Our only true requirement is age.

If you feel you want to join us, sign up (please use your main game name) and apply via the Membership Application forum.

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Having said all that, welcome to The Elders website and we hope you'll stay and make yourself at home!

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View the latest post Help! Server moves?? I've been away! What do I do??


Updated after kin move: 28th September 2015

Ok, lots of people in this situation. I'll keep this post updated if/as information changes. Use other forum threads to discuss things and ask more questions.

What's happening?
Turbine are closing 19 of 29 servers. There are 2 EU-EN servers surviving. The Elders are going to Laurelin.

What do I do?
Probably a good idea to patch the game so it's up to date whe [...]

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View the latest post Information on opening/closing recruitment


The most important thing for us is that we remain a warm & friendly community. That means not being so big that people become strangers to each other. Every Elder should feel "known" and part of a close-knit circle.

This is why we close our doors from time to time. Any time things are going on that results in a lot of change within the kinship, we shut to new members until we've all h [...]

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View the latest post Kinship Charter


So who are we? We are a bunch of (mainly) older players who understand that real life issues come first in people's lives. If we don't make you laugh, don't make you feel good and feel like you're playing with a bunch of helpful, friendly mates, then we're falling down on our mission. If real life drags you away in the middle of an instance, expect to be teased unmercifully, for sure, but you won' [...]

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View the latest post A Ditty For Would-Be Elders :)


The Elders

What are we, a merry band?
Or just some folks with time on our hands
Mums and Dads, Geeks and Techies,
Brothers in arms and Sisters of mercies

Do we take it seriously? Eh no, not especially
Half our time is spent talking about some ancient recipe
For most of us the game is exactly that
A chance to escape from the better half or the brat

Some of our number think they are the fairer sex
But the res [...]

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