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Knights of the White Lady (KWL) is a kinship on the Landroval server for Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO). Our in-game address is 1 High Road, Highdore, Bree-Land. We are a group of mature (18+) individuals who enjoy being in a friendly and close-knit environment, a place where people of all backgrounds and sexual orientations (gay, straight, bi, transgender, gender neutral, etc.) can feel at home.
Knights of the White Lady is LOTRO's largest and best-organized LGBTQ-friendly kinship. We do not limit recruitment to LGBTQ people, but we do aggressively enforce an environment that is supportive of them. KWL does not emphasize any certain play style (such as role-playing, raiding, etc.), but is accepting of all play styles.
The kinship is named in honor of Eowyn, White Lady of Rohan.
We chose Eowyn as a role model because of the way she rode to battle pretending to be a man, and had to later "come out" as a woman before defeating the Witch-King of Angmar. KWL's founder thought her bravery to be analogous to how LGBTQ people often have to hide who they are for a time before accepting themselves and coming out to society. She was therefore considered to be appropriate as the inspiration for the kinship's name.
If you think you might like to join us, feel free to read through our Guild Information section. Our admissions article will guide you through the application process. We hope to see you soon!
"But no living man am I! You look upon a woman. Eowyn I am, Eomund's daughter. You stand between me and my lord and kin. Begone, if you be not deathless! For living or dark undead, I will smite you, if you touch him."...the helm of her secrecy had fallen from her...Eowyn it was, and Dernhelm also.
I, Lady Eowyn, the White Lady of Rohan, am pleased and honoured to announce a
Great and Glorious Achievement by one of our own.
Against the ravening hoards of the Ettenmoors, Lady Ashigaru of the Trecalia didst bravely stand and boldly advance, cleaving their foul numbers in half, then in half again, and again.
The dark wretched evil that infests the Ettenmoors has been beaten back. Our Beloved Free Peoples may enjoy peace and rest for a time.
For that, we must all thank Ashigaru Trecalia, duly promoted to Lieutenant and given the well-deserved title Defender of the Ettenmoors. She has always served the light well, but now has gone above and beyond.
Lieutenant Ashigaru Trecalia, Defender of the Ettenmoors, is and always will be a valued and honoured leader of my Knights of the White Lady.
~~ Lady Eowyn of the Mark
We, the Knights of the White Lady, have discovered that Our Leader, Luinori Stoutshield, has been abducted! A ransom demand was delivered by a representative of a band of large hairy creatures from an unruly band of Unforseens that have escaped from the black dungeons of Difficulties. These creatures have been aided by nasty little creatures called Bugs and Glitches. The situation is dire.
While the Knights plan The Rescue, the Kinship will be skillfully led by Ashigaru of the Trecalia, our new Acting Guild Leader. To preserve OpSec, we cannot give details of our plans, but we are confident that we will effect a brave, resourceful rescue some day. In the meantime, to one and all, a message from one of the Founders of the Knights:
"All hail Ashigaru, our new (acting) guild leader! He becomes the fourth leader in KWL's history. Thank you Luinori for your fantastic service to KWL and I hope you're able to come back soon to re-assume the mantle!"