Welcome to The Western Alliance website!
The Western Alliance or TWA for short is a rank 10 Lord of the Rings Online kinship. We are based on the european Laurelin server. The kinship was created on the game's launch day and has survived to this day. We consist of a mature member group but with members ranging from ages 16 to 60. We encourage sillyness, laughter and mutual respect.
As a kinship our continuing mission is to provide our members with the full spectrum of content available in the game, from low level crafting to End game raids, if our members want to do it, we try to find a way to support it. Of course member involvement and initiative are highly encouraged.
We have no requirements except that our members conform to the server rules regarding fair play and RP, and behave themselves in an appropriate manner to uphold the good name of the kinship. Aside from that, members can be as involved or uninvolved in any of the kinship activities as they wish.
Also an important note, TWA is governed as a democracy, with elections for leader and officers being held every 4 months, so 3 times a year.
TWA is always willing to have friendly ties with other kinships on the server, and if you have any questions about anything at all feel free to PM, email or contact an officer in game or on the forum.
We hope you enjoy the game and hope to see you around in Middle Earth.
- Current Leader and Kinship Magister, Thoronthor Arandan, Captain.
For more information about The Western Alliance please proceed to our forum or use the menu on your left.
Tue 14 May 13, 23:05 BST by Thoronthor | Views: 1965 | Comments: 1
Winter has come and gone and spring is making way quick, time for the summertime council to be elected.
All full members may stand for any position they wish and any full member on day one of elections may cast their vote on their favourite candidates.
Applications for candidacy start NOW
May 30 to June 1st
June 2nd to June 4th
June 5th to June 7th
For any questions contact an officer or read the constitution (which you obviously have already done)
Good luck to all candidates.
Mon 22 Apr 13, 20:01 BST by Thoronthor | Views: 3375 | Comments: 2
Some of you may have noticed a minot hickup with mumble not accepting passwords today.
It sometimes happens when the mumble server stops communicating with the forum to receive the username and passwords we use. Should it happen in the future remember that the generic password will remain valid but will only work if you use a different username.
Anyway the issue has now been resolved and you may log in again using the regular settings, sorry for the inconvenience.
Thu 7 Mar 13, 23:20 GMT by Eresmir | Views: 6414 | Comments: 0
Thu 24 Jan 13, 15:40 GMT by Thoronthor | Views: 8341 | Comments: 0
A new year has come, time for a new council to be elected.
Voting on Leader will start on 31st of January, Elections will close with officer elections on the 8th of February.
All Members are strongly encouraged to consider standing for a term as a Council member.
If you want to stand for a post, there are now threads open in the rules section for each position, go apply!
Good luck to all candidates.
Tue 1 Jan 13, 15:40 GMT by Thoronthor | Views: 11260 | Comments: 15
First of, on behalf of the entire officer crew I would like to wish all our members, recruits, friends and acquaintances a Happy New Year and we hope 2013 will be a magnificent year for everyone.
2012, it has to be said, was not the easiest year in TWA history, lack of content alternated with very hard content caused many issues with member activity and class balance within the kin. However, 2012 was also the year that proved that the system of governing that we have put in place works.
Of course not without it's drama and setbacks, however the kinship is still here, still strong and still a force to be reckoned with.
It is easy to look back and see the negative sides, for example the loss of some of our older and more outspoken members, or the inability to do all of Orthanc in T2. But one should also look at these in a positive way, TWA recognises when certain personalities no longer fit and has the ability to part ways in a friendly fashion. And TWA gets further into the top end content than any other casually oriented kinship on the server.
But ultimately we should look back and see things that truly matter, 2012 saw the addition of some great new members, not only in the game but in real life as well. By my count 4 babies were born to kinship members this year, each one joyfully announced on our own forum, an unprecedented number in the kinships history. New relationships were forged and new friendships and the bonds that hold us together tightened even more.
There was also hardship, none less so than for our officer Grimdoin, but the support and compassion shown by everyone in the kinship should make clear without a doubt we are more family than kinship, and together we can conquer the most dire of situations.
In 2013 TWA will continue to strive to be a home for an eclectic mix of personalities, we will continue to strive to bring top tier content to not just the raiders but all members willing and able and wanting to do it. We will continue to provide a low pressure environment when it comes to gaming commitment, that is to say, this kin will always acknowledge that real life must and does come first while at the same time help those with less time, or less luck, as much as possible.
The game changes and the community changes, thanks to our democratic system we are one of the few kinships in the game able to deal with these changes in a timely, fair and balanced way. I hope that members realise, like me, that they are part of something unique and treasure the experience.
For 2013 I ask everyone to look upwards and onwards, to make it our greatest year yet, to bring honour to the TWA tag, to make jealous those without it, to continue to help and care for each other as you did so splendidly last year, to continue to find solutions to the problems we face as a group and not just as individuals. To work together, cry together, laugh together and curse together (usually at me).
In 2013 let's make our light shine brighter than ever.
Your proud leader,