Shadow and Flame is a mature kinship on the Arkenstone server whose primary focus is running end-game content. Founded with a solid core of experienced and active players we seek to conquer the most difficult challenges that Middle Earth has to offer. We are proud of the kinship we have built not only because of the level game play our kinmates bring but also due to the fact that we have been able to cultivate a relaxed and fun teaching environment for those players who want to develop their characters into end-game raiders.
However, we are not blind to the fact that Lord of the Rings Online has much more to offer than just raiding. For those who do not have an interest in raiding we have a place for you as well. Shadow and Flame runs group content nightly and can assist you with gear, leveling, and general game play questions. Ultimately, we strive to create a gaming enviornment in which each of our members has the opportunity to enjoy the game whether that means raiding or simply relaxing in Ventrilo with your friends.
If you are interested in joining Shadow and Flame for the purpose of raiding we ask that you be prepared to invest time in character development. Simply put, each of our raiders are expected to have virtues and gear that will enable the character to contribute to a succesful raid. Fortunately you will not be expected to walk this road alone. We have a group of highly experienced players that bring resourcefulness, skill, strength, talent and most importantly understanding and the willingness to help others. We expect a very high level of performance and conduct and in return we will support you in attaining a level of game play you didnt know was possible.
If you are a mature player of at least 21years of age and think you would be a good fit for Shadow and Flame please apply! We do allow family members, who are under 21, of kinmates to join the kinship under the supervision of those members. After you apply one of our officers will be in touch!
As of today the following worlds are no longer allowing character creation and will be closed to play at the beginning of 2016. Characters on all of these worlds will be saved and will be available to transfer to a remaining world for free, indefinitely.
We will begin the transfer process by opening the test world, Bullroarer, for character copy. We will then open transfers between the 10 remaining worlds. Then the worlds that are closing will be opened for transfer, a few at a time, in the order they are listed below. Please watch the website, forums, and launcher for announcements regarding timing. *Note: Brandywine will be unavailable for incoming transfers for a time until population and load can be re-evaluated on new hardware.*
Our kinship has grown tremendously and conquered many challenges since our birth. In all of that time the one aspect of Shadow and Flame I have pushed and appreciated more than any other is our community. We have come together in this game to have a good time, relax, and meet other like minded people. Over time our group has turned into something more. Close bonds of friendship have formed and I have even heard the word family spoken from some of you. The bottom line is our success as a kinship would be meaningless without the family we have built.
However, Shadow and Flame does not exist in a vacuum. There are many very good people who I am proud to call friend that belong to other kinships. It was for this reason I have emphasized to our members that we need to be kind, helpful, and respectful whether dealing with a kinmate or not. I am extremely happy to say that we have done this and much more.
Our community has become an integral part of the larger Arkenstone community. Whether in the Ettenmoors or leading social and PvE events. People want to be a part of what we have built. At first other kinships have sought to form alliances with us which we have been happy to explore and be a part of. This has allowed many players to see the Shadow and Flame brand of community, honor, and success. Now, our allies want to take our friendship a step further. Our brothers and sisters in Leaf Walkers have expressed their desire to merge with Shadow and Flame.
While not all of their players will be joining us most will. Over the next couple weeks you will be seeing a lot of new faces in the kinship. I know that each of us will put out maximum effort to be welcoming, positive, and helpful.
Once we get everyone settled we will have a kinship meeting where our new larger family can come together to meet, drink some ale, and have a good time. If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me directly!
Fasten your seat belts boys and girls! Shadow and Flame is taking off!
Close your eyes and say this three times… There is no place like home. There is no place like home. There is no place like home.
Middle Earth! If I could drop to my knees and kiss these sacred lands I would. For now, I will just have to make out with my monitor. Yes, we are back. Thus far, Flint, Val, Gara, Keewee, Mara, Siil, Seonsson, Curandros, and Zal have all agreed that the time has come for Shadow and Flame to reclaim its status as Arkenstone’s premier kinship. I have also begun reaching out to some others who have transferred away but are now trying to transfer back! We will bring life back to not only Shadow and Flame but Arkenstone as well!
We also need to give special thanks to Drendolith who, during our hiatus, took loving care of Shadow and Flame and kept the dream alive. So to you Drendolith we all give our sincere thanks for never giving up or wavering in your love of the kinship.
Our first order of business shall be to rebuild our ranks. If you know of anyone who would like to join please refer them to the website and have them apply. While we are going to maintain our normal high level of expectations for applicants we are officially removing the age requirement for the kinship.
Once we have the crew leveled and brought up to speed we will begin our raiding and moors nights again. Remember, everyone has permission to add events to the calendar. If you have an idea for something fun don’t hesitate to make it happen!
I am thrilled to be back. No other world holds as much magic and wonder for me as does Middle Earth. Further, there is no other game that has more mature and upstanding people than LoTRO.
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