Welcome to the NEW big list of Landroval Role Play Kinships. This list has been compiled based on both research into which Kinships from the last thread still display activity and research into what Kinships have current recruitment threads up in this forum. I have taken the liberty of removing any Kinship from the previous thread that did not display activity on their websites or MYLOTRO. This is a thread meant to help players find active RP Kinships. If your Kinship is not on the list and would like to be simply post below with your name and website and any little blurb you'd like to be included. Please also let me know which category your kin should be placed under.
Kinships have been divided up into "light", "medium" and "heavy" categories based on their own claims and/or descriptions. At this time the "blurbs" are being taken from websites or recruitment threads. Kinships are welcome to submit their own.
Light RP Kinships
Band of Hope~ A Christian Kinship that encourages but does not require role play.
Baruk Khazad~ Landroval's longest standing all-dwarf kinship. Light to Medium RP encouraged. We have a fully stocked kinhall, lots of shouting and banging of weapons and shields at our meetings, and are always out to help a dwarf in need.
Bombadil's Band of Merry Misfits~ We are a small Kinship dedicated to upholding the serious business of frivolity that is inspired by our patron. Tom Bombadil knows how to enjoy life with a song while still fighting the encroaching storm. Our goal is to imitate his joyous attitude while we battle the dark forces of Middle Earth.
Kings Beyond the Wall~ A Kin with a casual environment, light RP and lots of fun.
Order of the Tower Guard~ With immersive role-play centered on the mystical brotherhood of the Minas Tirith Tower Guard and its deeper Elven roots, our lore is focused on the transitions of the ages and the genealogies of the Trees. We're a supportive, fun-loving, casual, no-drama, family-friendly Kinship who have enjoyed unchanging leadership since 2007. We hold weekly Tolkien reading groups, weekly RP events (Gondorian and Elven), and weekend raids that are entirely too much fun.
Retainers of Dol Amroth~ It is my goal to foster a reputation among the community of Landroval as a respected Kinship filled with those who value kindness, compassion, honor, fairness, and good grammar.
Servants of the Secret Fire~ Light-heavy, optional RPing is the name of our game. Infused, of course, with an element of ridiculous indignation during questing activities.
Shadow Company~ A veteran multi-game guild with continuity in leadership for over seven years, we are comprised of RP-light, fun-oriented, no-drama adults. The Company prides itself on Honor, Loyalty, and Excellence in all areas the game has to offer - from raiding to RP, adventure to social interaction; and above all else giving its members a place to call home regardless of world we play in.
The Lonely Mountain Band~ Light-medium, lore-based role play. "The stated focus of the Lonely Mountain Band kinship is to celebrate Tolkien's world through Turbine's adaptation to a virtual world. While it is within our scope and aim to explore all elements an MMO has to offer, the main focus is JRR TOLKIEN and his sub-creation. "
The Pillagers of Pipeweed~ In general, we classify ourselves as a relaxed, social kinship. We've been known to partake in a bit of light role-play and we have a "few" crafters.
The Sons of Numenor~ A Kinship with a little of everything. "We do have a large base of roleplayers and do a lot of RP in and outside of the kin, but you don't HAVE to be a roleplayer to join!"
Medium RP Kinships
Bounders of the Shire~ We're a folk who understand that life isn't just about patrolling the bounds or aiding Free Peoples allies in the far flung Beyonds. We also make time for the finer things in life, like parties. And Hiders n' Seekers. Concerts, and pub crawls! Picnics! And of course, fishing, which some of us take quite seriously.
Concerning Hobbits~ Hobbit only kinship catering to all play styles.
Heirs of the West~ We are a group of mature friends and family who are slightly fanatical about the world envisioned and created by JRR Tolkien, and who enjoy spending time together exploring all corners of Middle Earth.
Khuzd Belkur~ Dwarf exclusive kinship.
Leaves of Laurelin~ We don't advertise at all but are happy to bring folks in who wish to roleplay and quest and make new friends. We are medium to heavy roleplayers who interact with others in game and write on our own forums. We put on events like the Walk to Rivendell and our upcoming Landroval Horse Faire in November.
Not All Who Wander Are Lost~ We are a very active rank 7 medium RP kinship that's at 160 members and growing fast after being founded only a few months ago.
Pada i Sain Imrad~ Our Kin is based on being a family and helping one another experience the game of LOTRO through the following avenues: Leveling, Instances, Skirmishes, Roleplaying, Questing, Eventurally Raiding. We promote one another through helping eachother walk a new path.
Servants of the Ainur~ We are a new kinship and accept all races of the Free Peoples of Middle Earth. Our goal is to help protect Arda from falling into darkness.
Shadowbane~ Light to medium lore-based RP. Shadowbane is a casual kinship that has been active on Landroval since 2007 with a focus on end game content. Many of our members participate regularly in RP events on the server as well as within the kinship. We have a division that schedules several RP events each month.
The Alliance~ The Alliance is a co-operative kinship consisting of Men, Elves, Halflings and Dwarves dedicated toward working together in the noble fight against those forces who would strip Freedom, Peace and Prosperity from all of Middle Earth. We are a mature, friendly, helpful kinship and are looking for people who enjoy being part of a connected community.
The Riders of the Riddermark~ There's no requirements other then being active, you can be a hardcore roleplayer, a off an On, serious, lore-immersive, or overall, just new[Be willing to learn!!]. Currently, we're a small band of twenty(20) active Rohan-Roleplayers.
The Rohirrim~The Rohirrim offers friendship and a lack of drama - assistance with reaching player goals - a place to call home and a strong community - commitment to enjoyment of the game and the lore! We are seeking all Men and Women of Rohan that enjoy both roleplaying and more casual gaming.
Heavy RP Kinships
The Brotherhood of Arthedain~ The Brotherhood of Arthedain is a Heavy roleplaying kinship of Landroval which was formed by Men of Númenórean descent; its primary goal being the defense of Middle-Earth. That being said, the Brotherhood does not seek to single-handedly achieve this goal. It shall do its part and work together with the forces of Middle-Earth to safeguard the land as the war rages on.
Commonfolk~ This Kinship is an OOC network of heavy roleplayers on the Landroval server of Lord of the Rings Online. We focus on the littler things in life- not world-changing adventure and epic-scale battle . There is no IC affiliation, but it is our hope that our Kinship tag will be recognized on the server and that our members will be approached for roleplay, tasks, and conversation. We are dedicated to creating a base of common folk to help populate the world and bring another layer of credibility to Middle-Earth and our server.
Company of the White Tree~ We are a heavy roleplay, Gondorian military style kinship. We are a friendly, helpful kin with many allies in the Landroval RP world. Always recruiting, we look for mature adult players.
Elentiri~ The Elentiri is a RP Kinship that seeks to combine role-play with questing and other in-game content in LotRO.
Éored of the East-mark~ Éored of the East-mark, or Eored of the Eastmark in-game, is a Race of Man only kinship, specifically those who play a Rohirrim or one who might wish to charge forth with the Men of the Mark. We are focused on providing a stable roleplaying environment that stays true to the lore provided by J.R.R. Tolkien, through character and kin development, progressive plot lines and story arcs, and quality storytelling. In addition to being a militia kin, we are also a kin based on the culture of Rohan. Many events will be focused on culture, and we will draw from Tolkien's own sources for the Rohirrim, as well as Turbine's own lore, to create an accurate depiction of Rohirrim culture.
Gertheryn e-Hadronnath~ Heavy RP, Elf/Man kinship. Focused on Ranger and Elven RP out in the Wild.
High Wardens of Gondor~ Heavy RP, deeply thematic, warden-only kinship with a Tolkien orthodoxy.
Pax Numenore~ Pax Numenore is an elite specialty group of Sons of Numenor. PaxN is the way station for characters created explicitly for true heavy role playing. (Must join SoN first.)
Rendir en rhovan~ is an Elf-only Kinship focusing on a company of wandering Noldor who, unlike most of their people, refuse to leave Middle Earth until the War of the Ring is over. Although Rivendell is their base, where they can be found practising their skills in crafting and music, they spend most of their time in the wilderness where they camp to share a meal or a drink, a tale or a song or three... They can also be seen in the company of Rangers of the North, fighting side by side or exchanging stories with them around a camp fire, as they have done many times in the past during their long lives.
The Broken Cask~ The Broken Cask is a small RP kinship that owns and runs an in-character tavern in the Durrow neighborhood of the Bree-Land Homesteads.
The Falcon Trading Company~ We are a heavy RP kin focused on story telling and character development. We often go abroad for both business and personal reasons, allowing for some RP in the various lands of Middle Earth while still allowing for some downtime in Bree.
The Ironfist~ An all-dwarf clan focused on restoring Dwarven prominence in Middle-Earth.
The Oathsworn~ A Heavy Role Play and Lore-Centric kinship with a tight-knit group of gamers with a down to earth atmosphere and mature attitude towards the game and our fellow community who participate in it.
The Outaws~ We plan to focus on in-depth character development, long-term plots that may span several weeks to several months of development, and long, quality emotes. We want quality not quantity in our members. We are a brigand (race of man) kinship.
The Wayfarers' Guild~A small, story-based kinship that focuses on extensive character development and immersion through adventure RP in the wild places of Middle-earth.
Theryn en Forod~ We are a med-heavy RP kin that focuses on trade. Actively seeking role players interested in trade, cartography, protection of trade caravans and many other services.
Tirn en Taur~ We are a group of mature roleplayers creating a lore-appropriate kinship to live our virtual lives in Middle Earth.