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Celge Evensong / Jun 05, 2016
Dear all,

I got an e-mail from Professor Clayton, who says that the course launch will be delayed for a week.

The course registration should be open now but he decided to postpone the beginning of class until Monday, June 13.

I hope to see you all in game then!


Edit: Course is open for registration now!
There are currently two different courses on Coursera and only one leads to the new platform.

Click here for registration!
Celge Evensong / Apr 25, 2016
Dear all,

I would like to announce with great excitement that a new course is coming up in June!

When I woke up this morning I found an e-mail from Prof. Clayton announcing Session 4, launching June 6th!

Coursera has revamped its plattform and the courses will run continuously!

If you want to join our team as In-game mentors, please drop me a line at and I will forward a list to Prof Clayton.
Please note your in-game Character name and level, if you have participated in the course before and maybe one or two lines who you are in real life.

The qualifications needed to join the mentor team are:

- Completed session 1 with a strong record
- Continued playing LOTRO regularly since the end of the last course
- Active member of a kinship
- Positive, encouraging, open-minded toward others

I am looking forward to your participation!

Best regards,

Celge Evensong~
Celge Evensong / Jan 10, 2016
Dear all,

I hope you had a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

2016 will bring along some changes.

First of all we are all affected by the server merging. Many "new" players will be on Laurelin, which gives us a chance to recruit new members to our kinship.
I am still interested in setting up more events that involve external people, like deed nights, raid nights, fellowship marathon, etc. and, of course, RP events and concerts at ours or Aza's kinship house. I would also team up with other kinships to do this.

I started a new series on our Facebook site called "Friday-sneak". Once a week one feature of the game should be introduced in a little article. Only a few words, a picture and further links should be provided. If anyone of wants to contribute content, please let me know! I will start a list with topics so that we don't publish the same contents over and over again. If this develops in a promising way, I will set up a blog for a more "professional" appearance of our articles.

Finally, we hope that 2016 also brings along a new Coursera course. We are looking forward to it and we are prepared. ;)

- Celge~
Amaredel / Dec 30, 2015
Hello everyone

This year was a difficult one and busy one for me. I didn't find the time to play until October. Then Paris happened and I was off again until mid November. I didn't lose anyone close to me but it was a very upsetting time. Since then I have been on a few times but I rarely find anyone else either in the Kin or Coursera.

Two days ago I 'bumped into' someone who started during this year's Course. He had seen Celge two days previously but was pretty lonely. I must admit that I find it pretty lonely too. I am not a very frequent player of late and I know that many in this kin only play when Coursera is running. Others have busy lives and family commitments.

There lies the issue. If no-one is playing then people get lonely and move away. Then there is less chance to have someone to chat to or play with. It is a circle. Like many of you I can't commit to playing all the time and we all have RL.

What do you think the answer is? Are any of you in other kinships that are more active? Maybe we could associate with them. Do any of you have friends or groups that you play with that we can be in touch with? Is there another channel where us stragglers could meet like minded players?

Anyway. I hope you all had a great Christmas and enjoyed the festivities. I wish you all the very best for the New Year and for a great 2016.

Hope to see you IG some time.

Tadegar / Jul 20, 2015
If you're joining us for Weatherstock next weekend, don't forget to join our Landroval chat channel so we can get in touch on a new server where many of us will also have new names. After we get our bearings, we may switch to the larger Coursera or Laurelin channels on Landroval, but initially this will help us find each other.

/joinchannel COTR
Tadegar / May 28, 2015
There is another new LotRO Starter Pack giveaway! I know that some of you have expressed interest, so I'm posting the link. Hurry while it lasts :)

And do note that even if you have the riding skill on one character, this Starter Pack applies to your entire account -- every new character you ever create again, on any server, will be given the riding skill, mount, and other items including the pack.