Sanctuary is an inclusive, family-friendly kinship based on the European RP server Laurelin. We have been in existence since early 2006 and participated in the European beta for LOTRO. Our original recruitment post from the Codemasters forums can still be seen here.
We encourage a wide variety of races, classes, and professions to aid each other in our online adventures. We have members interested in role-playing and share written stories with each other as well as play their stories out in-game. We also have a growing number of members who are interested in group content and raiding, and have been able to field a 12-man raid fairly regularly on our group nights. Our events have included some utterly ridiculous Hobbit RP, horse races, foot relays, barbecues, a chicken raid, hiders and seekers, a server-wide housing decor competition, the Sanctuary Outreach and Assistance Programme (SOAP), a Party Tree conga, and generally anything else that we thought might be fun.
However, if you are looking for a heavy RP or hardcore raiding kinship we are not the ones for you - most of our activities are on a much more casual basis. Our members are not required to meet any specific requirements except that they must treat all of their fellow kinsmen and all other players with respect and courtesy.
Our existing members come from all over Europe and ages range from 7 to 77 (literally!). All of us are mature, friendly and welcoming. Because we encourage members to allow their children to play (under supervision) we have a Pledge and a no-profanity rule that we take very seriously.
If you are interested in a friendly atmosphere and experiencing the game with a wide range of allies, we welcome you to join us. We are now open to applications from both Europe and America. There are no level requirements or attendance requirements, but forum use is strongly recommended.
However, you should note that the primary language used within the kinship is English and you will need a basic understanding of it to get by. We do have native speakers of a variety of languages including Spanish, Swedish and French, so we will help out where we can! Likewise, our peak gaming hours tend to be from about 6pm to midnight GMT, although there are members who play earlier and later than this.
We are affiliated with the North American kinship Sanctuary who are resident on Elendilmir and play mainly in the EST/CST timezones of North America. Both kinships share the same website and forums but are autonomous with separate leadership.
Our website and forums
If you are interested in joining us, please review our Pledge carefully to decide whether it is something you can commit to, then make an introductory post on our forums.
Looking forward to meeting you!