During your travels through Middle-earth you may find yourself wishing for a little company; to finish a quest or defeat a toughie, or just have a kindred soul or two to chat with while adventuring. Kinships are a perfect way to find just such interaction, while often adding a whole new level of depth and fun to your gaming sessions. No single kin is better then the others, but there are kins that are more suited for you. A kin should reflect you as a player, not the other way around. We operate our kinship with a Council of 7 OO (Oathsworn Officers), which consists of a leader, co-leader & 5 Top Officers (we went with 7 as there were 7 Primary members of the White Council), and then we have a fair amount of OO beyond the 7 as well. No reference to 007 is intended.

THE OATHSWORN is a rank 10 LORD OF THE RINGS ONLINE kinship on the Windfola server which places high value on helping each other with questing & crafting, plus a bit of optional RP for fun! Because we are smaller than some, our kin chat isn't too flooded to read. We've been around since game launch in 2007 so we are ready to help new players learn if they are willing to! We respect your privacy, have no demands or drama. We have very few rules because we are here to have fun just like you are! Basically all we ask is to respect each other by avoiding the use of R-rated language, avoid insults to each other, and avoid asking personal questions about people's real lives. We currently have 4 Kinship Houses, and numerous Deluxe & Standard Houses available for kin use in the Cerin Dhaer subdivision in the Falathlorn Homesteads. This is our official kinship neighborhood as we own all the houses within it. Our secondary neighborhoods are also in Falathlorn...Iathlond, Tulusion & Garth-e-gorn (the latter being our original location). The chests contain potions, food, armour, etc. that kinsfolk leave there for other kinsfolk in need. Please only take what you need and if you have something to share, kindly put it in, thank you! Please try to greet one another when folks come on, and don't be shy to say goodbye when you leave. We are very glad you have joined us and look forward to your friendship! We are part of THE WINDFOLA ALLIANCE and also the Whisperwind Alliance, which are kinships who are allied with ours and we frequently quest or raid with them. If you are looking for a kin to fit your style of gaming, why not give us a try?

We are a kinship which encourages the option of light RP. We don't venture into the realms of medium or heavy RP as that can frequently create drama, which is something we like to avoid. The RP story of THE OATHSWORN is that Kimiakane was raised by an elder elven couple and was married to an elven lord, Jeremiya. Lord Elrond & the White Council summoned us before them and entrusted us to gather heroic individuals of all races throughout Arda and to recruit them to swear an oath to assemble and defend the free peoples of Middle-Earth from the forces of darkness, especially those from places such as Isengard, Angmar & Mordor. We communicate with each other over vast distances with the help of a small elven gem presented to all within the kin as well as our kinship allies. The magical stone is called "Whisperwind" & we have a chat channel for that. That is the basic set-up of our RP...and remember...NO one but the Fellowship of the Ring & the White Council knows about the One Ring to rule them all!

Our kinsite is at www.theoathsworn.com but we are also still maintaining our original kin website which is located at www.windfolaoathsworn.guildportal.com and you can go there to read the classic forums and see some photos from our earlier days. Think of it as a kin history lesson, lol. However, if you have any comments, suggestions, or just want to get social and know each other, this is our primary kinsite now. Finally, we also have a Facebook account so please friend us at WindfolaOathsworn should the mood strike you! Our kinship almost always has at least one OO (Oathsworn Officer) online 24/7 so it's easy to find us and get recruited. To search for someone to recruit you in, simply open up your Social Panel and go to the first tab on top which says FELLOWING. You'll see a FILTER box on the right hand side, and in there you should type OATHSWORN, and then press the ENTER tab on your keyboard. You'll see a complete list of all Oathsworn online at the time and just pick one to talk to. If they aren't an officer, they'll connect you to one who is as we almost always have officers online.