A thank-you gift for a fellow kinmember. She helped me out a lot during my early days there.
Aaand what else is new? Well, I've created quite a few alts in LotRO by now, because I got bit by the rp-bug and just keep wanting to make new characters to rp with.
Sotur is still quite comfortable in the Militia. She also got promoted to Guard within the kinship! Even as a player I was quite excited at this, seems like all my hard work paid off and Sotur is getting some recognition.
Then I made Nyle, Mr. Lore-Master, elder brother of Sotur, and love-child of Indiana Jones and Charles Darwin. He's basically an eccentric biologist/geographist/naturalist (though with the last one, he's still trying to figure out which laws apply in Middle Earth). He dreams of making a huge encyclopedia of the flora and fauna of Middle Earth, and travels around a lot to make his dream happen.
He also loves to play mind games with people, especially his sister, and has a twisted sense of humour.
I have a few other characters still pending further backstories/actual rp. A hobbit minstrel, a human burglar and of course my elf hunter Ansadal. Ansadal has had some rp done with her already, but for some reason I'm finding it quite difficult to get in character for an elf. I'm able to play her, but I still don't get a good sense of her. Elves just seem to be a little too... well... perfect? Incorruptible? Aloof? I don't know... I like having characters who are all shades of grey instead of very clearly good or evil. All the little flaws, the little quirks in personality, really keep things interesting. With elves I just don't know how to go about making one that would fit in with the lore and still have an eccentric side.