What kind of kinship is the Grand Order?

The Grand Order of the Lost Mathom is an established and active hobbit-only roleplaying (RP) kinship based on the Laurelin (EU) server of The Lord of the Rings Online. We aim to combine role-play with a variety of events, storylines and activities, whilst maintaining our commitment to exploring and questing both as a group and individually.

About us

Friendly & Approachable

We are an established small- to middle-sized kinship, with an emphasis on friendship, community and camaraderie more than large numbers. We deliberately keep our numbers manageable, to ensure that we get to know everyone properly. As such, we always look for active, mature and friendly hobbits to join our ranks.

Roleplaying hobbits

We are very active in promoting Shire-based hobbit roleplaying among our members and in numerous events we organize and/or contribute to. This is an important part of being in our kinship and helps us create additional depth and immersion for our characters. Don’t worry if you are new to roleplaying, though, we welcome beginners as well as more experienced roleplayers.

English language, EU times

Our core player base has traditionally been from the United Kingdom and Northern Europe, though we have players in the USA and elsewhere. English remains our common language for all forms of communication. Our traditional prime time for activity is in the EU evenings.

Questing & raiding

We enjoy a great variety of questing as well as both group and solo adventuring, often championing all hobbit groups in many instances. It is important to stress that we are not a hardcore raiding kinship, and joint adventures are often more about spending time with each other than looking for the grandest loot. Advancement is very much at your own place and learning as you go.

Regular events & activities

We promote and actively encourage regular hobbit-oriented events, such as Green Dragon Friday (every week in Bywater), the Michel Delving Market (biweekly Mondays and Tuesdays) and The Brandy Badgers public rehearsals (biweekly every Monday). Our musical collective, The Brandy Badgers, is open for all members in the Order.

In addition, we run a number of annual events through the year: Wassailing, large musical projects, anniversary parties, picnics, Bards Day and lots of yule events.  Other one-off events include burrow warmings, Mathom tale nights, historical field trips, riddle adventures/treasure searches, etc.

All events are carried out in-character (IC).

Kinship meetings & social interactions

We host kinship teas and meetings to catch up on news and gossip, as well as hear tales and stories and welcome new members. Discussions and plans are made on our own website, a separate Discord channel and in-game using our kinship chat channel.

Interested in The Order?

Does all this sound interesting? Do you enjoy having fun with others? Is your hobbit looking for a roleplaying home on Laurelin?

Grand! Then you should consider having a look at our recruitment page.