King Théoden has gone silent. No more orders are issued. No feasts being held. Nothing. In Helm's Deep Erkenbrand, Lord of Westfold is getting deeply concerned for his King. And for the Nation. King Théoden refuse to appoint a Second and Third Marshal of the Mark. To signs of inactivity are added those of distrust. And the Kings Advisor, Gríma, seems unintrested, or rather incapable of guiding the King out of the mists and into the light.
On the western border scouts report sightings of orcs. And worse. They bear the mark of a mysterious white hand. Not a know warlord in Dunland, nor elsewhere. Saruman, Rohans old ally in Isengard has little information to give. Who is the commander of these foul creatures of destruction? From Gondor come accusations that Rohan is sending their finest horses to the Dark One himself and that Rohan and Mordor have formed a secret alliance. Lord Erkenbrand a retired Marshal of the Mark can no longer remain inactive.
Looking for a trace of the origin of the orcs of the White hand raging along river Isen on the western borders of Westfold a handful of Rohirrim, under the command of Lord Thérowan, son of Erkenbrand, has been sent into Dunland by Erkenbrand himself. King Théoden in Edoras has shown only the slightest interest in the matter of threatening orcraids and Erkenbrad has not wasted time informing his King about the small group of six riders flashing past the Ford of Isen into Dunland on their Mearas. The rumours in villages along Bruinen lead them far away from Rohan, all the way to northern Eriador.
The Rohirrim is one of the founding members of LRPA and accept all characters but Loremasters from Rohan. Look ingame for Therowan, Eohdrithen or Mae if you, too, are interested in being part of a 'local' or 'cultural' kinship rather than one where you rather look for 'activity' etc.
The current core consists mainly of Therowan's Eored. But everyone is very welcome to join the kinship as such without joining the Eored. You can be a fugitive from Rohan hiding in Bree, a wandering minstrel bored of Meduseld, a spear for hire from Eastfold following some men of Gondor etc. As LotRo moves south with the Moria expansion fall 2008 more roleplaying options will open up for men and women of Rohan.
If you are looking for help and support on playing out such a character fell free to join The Rohirrim, the Kinship of Rohan on the Laurelin server. Maybe you will be swept up in a full 120 man Eored this fall rushing forward like a thunderstorm across the fields of Eastemnet, further north over the hills of The Wold and cleaving the river Limelight in half crossing it in pursuit of White Hand Orcs.
Contact: Therowan Eohdrithen Mae
Rohirric theme In order for the men and women of Rohan to constitute a ethnic group The Rohirrim have guidelines for how to look and what weapons to use. Through the guidelines players of Rohan characters get help to fit in to the Rohirric culture. Players who feel the do not want to follow the guidelines do not have to do so.
The Rohirrim Blog All members in the kinship have access to write on the kinship blog.