http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSK4EJ5oem0 (Sung by our own Galenhir)
Excerpts from our founder Galenhir;
"As many of you are aware, we live in dark times. The shadow has arisen once more, even now in the hearts of men and beasts.......It is a lonely road we tread, for many of Illuvatar and even Aule's children have given themselves over to darkness."
"For many moons I sat under the stars, and in the shadow of the Lonely Mountain pondering my doom. As I played my lute near a stream in Dale, I fell into a deep slumber......and I heard a deep voice as the sound of the waters of the sea. The voice said that I would follow the streams of Middle Earth to many lands, and gather brave hearts to battle the shadow.......From that moment forward, I knew my course."
"Now many days later I have traveled the lands making friends and have formed the bonds necessary for a foundation of a great kinship. As my vision was conceived in the shadow of the Lonely Mountain, so I have named our house: The Lonely Mountain Band."
And so it was, A humble beginning, but blessed to succeed by Illuvatar himself! The kinship grew and waxed strong over time, becoming great and well known among all of the free peoples of Middle Earth. Souls of all races continue in the struggle against evil under the noble banner of "The LONELY MOUNTAIN BAND". We call out at this critical juncture to see if peradventure there may be more who will steel themselves against Sauron and his minions. We look for heroes in the making as well as those much seasoned in battle! Crafters, musicians, bards, are you looking for a place to call home? Will you answer the call? What say ye of humble origins?
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To keep our spirits up in these desperate times we offer many events to all peoples, to set aside time for laughter, and ale, and reflection. "OLD WINYARDS" is our house band. The "BBB" Troupe, an interesting and sometimes rogue traveling film and music show, resides here. And look for the "ANDUINE ENSEMBLE" among our ranks!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnBaS...ature=youtu.be (Composed and sung entirely by our US and EURO kinnies.)
WEATHERSTOCK is our flagship event! In fact, it is the largest player event in LOTRO! A yearly "Battle of the Bands" in a 4 hour marathon on top of Weathertop! This year, 2013, was a record setting year for it. 714 attendees, 1200 gold in prizes, and 11 bands made for a total of almost 8 hours of music and partying! A perfect setting to allay the cares of the world! Open to residents of and visitors to the Landroval server.
WINDY ACRES RANCH is a new and exciting horse related venture run by our own Kiralynn. Among other things, we are kept posted of the latest in horse availability, and all horse racing events. Know thy horse! Open to all horse lovers on Landroval.
THE SPRING RACING CARNIVAL. Initially founded by Duvelon from the "Leaves of Lauralin" kinship, we have since been allowed to promote and organize. A yearly horse racing series which is quickly becoming the second largest event on Landroval next to Weatherstock. Horse shows, fashion events, free ale, the spirit of competition and gold winnings, what more could one want in a festival? All told, over 450 gold in payouts over the course of the event series. Open to all citizens and visitors to Landroval.
ALES AND TALES. Another LMB run exclusive weekly event. (208 plus weeks running- 4 years of Ales and Tales weekly) and the "Nibbles and Nobs" party for the early attendees. Tales, music, dance, and ale all come together for a most enjoyable social. This is an open event to Landroval and a great place to get your RP experience started.
Brand New! Our own LONELY MOUNTAIN MILITIA ! A level 6 plus completionist group/s adhering to C.A.R.P. rules; (Challenge-Adventure-RolePlay). There was great interest in our maiden run! Role play adventure righting wrongs in middle earth one challenge at a time. Presently at level 7. Open to any kinnie or alt of kinnie
SUNDAY NIGHT SIEGE. Our weekly incursion into all places evil in Middle Earth. From 3- man small fellowships to 24- man raids, this is payback time to Sauron! Open to all kinnies.
LMB owns 6 neighborhoods and we are planning for a 7th! One must have shelter, a place familiar to rest after long campaigns. Our mighty Band looks out for those whom we take in! Solidly assembled homes hewn with the choicest woods and stones assembled by master craftsmen, all for your comfort, with neighbors such as yourself to ease into those things social.
End game play is regularly run, but we do not specifically raid for gear. At this point several of our members are leading regular group runs and they are being formed multiple times daily.
If you should think to sojourn with us, to form bonds that cannot be broken by any mortal means, then put your hand to keyboard and apply to www.alesandtales.com. To keep our kin drama free, we have an application process, and strongly advise any applicant to attend one of our weekly events or just hang out with any kin member and ask questions.