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

Update33.0.4 Release Notes Wednesday, May 18, 2022

by Paladiran, 50 days ago

Update 33.0.4 Release Notes

Here are the Release Notes for Update 33.0.4, released on Wednesday, May 18th, 2022.

News and Notes

Season One of the LI Reward Track is ending tomorrow! Season Two will run from 5/18@10:00am to 8/17@9:59am.

In addition to a number of traceries, runes and ancient script, the Season Two rewards also offer three Legendary tracery tokens and several cosmetic rewards, including Azog's Sword, a new Hobbit dance emote, a new Banner of Gil-Galad housing item, and the Mountaineering Donkey cosmetic pet!



Great Cleave duration tracery was erroneously affecting some unrelated champion effect durations or cooldowns. This has been fixed. No change to its effect on Great Cleave.


'Fellowship Friend' tooltip: Removed references to the Spirit of Nature as it is not affected by this trait.

'Tutelage of the Brown Wizards' description no longer refers to the deprecated 'Sic'Em' skill.

Legendary Items

Tracery rewards can now include Words of Power, Craft, and Heraldries, not just Words of Mastery.

Quests and Adventure Areas

Trollshaws: "The Ghostly Roads Go Ever On" - Quest objectives have been adjusted for clarity.

Yondershire: "The Ghost of Bar Faroth" - Hidden ranger caches are now easier to select when you do not have 'Floaty Names' enabled.


The German and French UI for the reward track should now display the title, countdown, and claim buttons correctly.


Updated the German translation for "Race" to "Volk" to reflect the more modern word usage.

Updated translation on the Nud-Melek raid map banner.


Updated the translation of the "Gundabad Orc Archer.

Updated translation of "Buck the Leaper" to indicate that he is a deer, not a rabbit.

Updated translation on the Nud-Melek raid map banner.


The Quest Log Active Quests tooltip will now correctly display additional active quest slots granted to VIP subscribers.

The 'Bucket Planter of Wisteria' and 'Empty Bucket Planter' have been removed from Adventurer's and Traveller's Steel-bound Lootboxes. A 'Vase of White Clover' and a 'Vase of Cockscomb' have been added to Adventurer's and Traveller's Steel-bound Lootboxes in their stead.

'Tarnished Heritage Runes' have been removed as loot drops from most landscape monsters, backpacks, corpses, and chests.

Improved icons for the Blank Canvas and Well-loved Easel.

Fixed link to the Little Delving map from the Yondershire map.


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