About Directorate

Directorate is a Rank 10 Kinship on the Crickhollow server founded 2/6/11.  We have a core group of about 6-10 players - active daily in team speak. We maintain a kin forum, a kin house, and we have our own Team Speak 3, and Discord voice communication platforms.  Many of us have capped toons in all classes.  Our roster has 240 toons on it with an equal balance of male and female kin members, but our defining characteristic is that we are knowledgeable about the game and kind to all as we travel throughout middle-earth. Directorate is an end game kin but newcomers to Lotro are welcome. Most of us are from the United States however, we have members in Canada and Europe. Directorate has an ongoing relationship with an end game Raiding group.  To join Directorate ~ you must send an in game tell to Paladiran.

Kinship News

Update 30.2 Released 8-10-21

by Paladiran, 34 days ago

Update 30.2 Release Notes

 Here are the release notes for Update 30.2, released on Tuesday, August 10th.

News and Notes:


Neighbourhood For Sale signs will now correctly display their address in the French game client.


The Farmers Faire is now available through August 30th! Get new avatar cosmetics, steed, pet and housing item rewards this year, including a new cosmetic pet for Festivity Tokens. The new items available this Farmers Faire include Green Grocer avatar cosmetics and Steed, cosmetic pet Woodland Hart, Woodland Doe, and Woodland Fawn, and a variety of housing items such as crates of food, bread baskets, and troughs with different contents: empty, with feed, and with water!


Deed-gated Fall of Khazad-dûm raid gear barter is now available from the Fall of Khazad-dûm Rewards Quartermaster for Embers of Enchantment. Deed-gated cosmetics are also available for Figments of Splendour. With tier 1 raid completion, you may barter for some housing item cosmetics and item level 434 Fall of Khazad-dûm armour. With tier 2 raid completion you may barter for additional cosmetics and the Khazad-dûm's Fall gloves and cloak set items. With tier 3 raid completion, you may barter for the Chest of Durin's Bane housing item and the legendary Khazad-dûm's Fall boots. The gloves and cloak set items are also offered on the tier 3 barter profile at a reduced cost.

Quests and Adventure Areas

The number of bats and trolls that spawn in Azanulbizar has been increased.

Difficulty System (Shadowfax and Treebeard): The Champion difficulty title has been changed from 'Apprentice of Blades' to 'Novitiate of Blades' to prevent duplicating a crafting title.

Fall of Khazad-dûm raid Durin's Bane encounter:

Pyroclastic Flow now does Lightning-type damage.

Mark of Shadow will now also apply Combat State immunity 2 seconds after the initial effect application.

release notes

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