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Welcome to Frodo's Friends! (formerly Righteous Kingdom)
Frodo's Friends is a social kin on the Crickhollow server (formerly Windfola), open to all races and classes. We focus on helping each other have as much fun as possible! Our kin chat is moderated to provide a lighthearted experience suitable for all ages. We also encourage light role-play (but it is not required), and we are privileged to have some of Middle Earth's most respected and most notorious characters !

Most of this website can be viewed as a guest. If you are already a member of our kin please click the APPLY link at upper right and set up your account to get the full benefits. Use your main character name as your username. Only one application is required - if you have more than one character, you can add the alts to your account after you are accepted.

Note on TIME ZONES: When you are logged in, the times shown on the event calendar are adjusted to your local time (or whatever time zone you entered in your profile). If you are viewing this site as a Guest, the times shown are Eastern time zone.
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Tessar / May 02, 2018
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dilligence as our kin Successor. Many of you already know that he is the original founder of this kin more than seven years ago. His passion for group experiences and his friendly, helpful attitude are great contributions that will benefit us all.

I want to thank Galanur for his excellent contributions as Successor this past year and a half. We have received many compliments on our kinhouse - Galanur spearheaded the decorations and organization, with the help of many of you. Thank you Galanur !

I look forward to sharing the leadership with Dilligence. Together we will continue to maintain a friendly, family-rated kinchat, and a helpful game experience. We also respect individual preferences in that some people prefer a more quiet, self-reliant play-style.

The most important thing is to have fun and play the way you like to play.

Congrats to Dill ! And heartfelt thanks to Galanur !

In Friendship,
Tessar / Dec 13, 2016
I am pleased to report that yesterday, December 12, 2016, Olanath announced the appointment of Galanur as our kin's Successor.

Galanur has been with this kin since August 7, 2012. His knowledge of this game is extensive - he plays all aspects including PvP and Monster play, so he is a great resource for any information you may need to help you develop strong characters. I often consult with him about gear, cosmetics and housing decorations - he always knows where to find something.

Having played most classes, he has many alts including Galeran, Gotrrek, Thrranduil, Elegast, Arthedar, Dwalic, Dunagar, Joseef, Silverfeather, and Eoderd.

He also has in-depth knowledge of the Lord of the Rings lore, authored by J.R. Tolkien, and often enlightens us about the histories of in-game characters and important battles.

But perhaps most important of all, Galanur is a wonderful Friend to this kin and I welcome him as our new Successor.

Thrainik / Sep 25, 2016
By Cordovan_
Greetings! I am Severlin, Executive Producer for Lord of the Rings Online. I just wanted to take the time to update you on our plans for the coming months. I have been working on LOTRO for some time now, but this is my first formal Producer’s Letter, so this is an introduction to some of you. I have taken over the reins for Vyvyanne, who has moved to a different project. I am serving as Executive Producer for both Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons & Dragons Online. Prior to my place with LOTRO I served as the Executive Producer for Dungeons and Dragons, and as Executive Producer of Asheron’s Call before that. I have been working in the games industry for almost 10 years. I first read the Lord of the Rings trilogy over 30 years ago and I have loved the story and the lore. From reading through the Hobbit to exploring the mythos in the Silmarillion I have been a fan of Tolkien for quite some time.
We are currently hard at work on Update 19, titled the March of the King. Our plan is to release the update in October. Update 19 will feature The Last Debate, along with the Host of the West and its March through North Ithilien, the debut of new premium housing on the Cape of Belfalas, a return to landscape questing, and a new rotation of featured instances. North Ithilien was once known for its gardens, and some called it the prettiest area of Gondor. That beauty remains even in the presence of the enemy. The overgrown and wild area still has many plants and flowers that are not found elsewhere in Middle Earth, and players can gather the flora found there to barter for rewards that will remain useful into 2017. We look forward to telling you more about Update 19 in the coming weeks!
Premium housing brings vastly more hook points, the ability to own multiple houses, a fully revised housing UI, and more. Current homeowners can continue to enjoy their dwellings, and we remain committed to supporting classic housing in the future. 
Excitement is rising in the studio as the story progresses toward some very enticing story moments and some very interesting regions. Looking past Update 19, we are looking forward to exploring the foreboding lands of Dagorlad, experiencing the Battle of the Black Gate, and perhaps even meeting a VERY well-known riddle and magical accessories fan. We've hinted at the possibility of bringing you to Mordor in a full expansion, and we'll be continuing to work through that process in the coming months. 
We're also aiming to address some of the things you've been urging us to work on. Lag in large encounters is a top priority. We are working on changes to the Burglar and Hunter class to make them more competitive.  We are also looking to fix more bugs, add some quality of life improvements, and improve some of our festivals to keep them interesting and fun.
It remains a pleasure to help guide the LOTRO team through our journey in Middle-earth, and we look forward to celebrating all things Tolkien with you for a long time to come.
September 2016 Producer's Letter