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Casual Raiders, Never Apart

A new day, a beautiful world,
Another night, a new word,

From the ashes, a fire burnt,
A leader came, bold and blunt,

Estelali, a leader of people, so caring,
Estelali, courageous and daring,

A kinship rekindled and reformed, in friendship and glory,
Casual Raiders is the name, let me tell you about their story,

Four years ago, with a vision in sight,
After four years, still shinning with a light,

Who could have imagined, who could have thought,
The casualness and raiding and fun they brought,

Brandywine, a server abandoned, left by cowards, in fear of others,
But Casual Raiders stayed, embracing their new sisters and brothers,

Always staying true, to our core, our message was true,
It was a long, harsh, difficult road, yet we always grew,

Still taking the new players in, telling them they belong,
Not worrying about the wipes and failures, we kept carrying on,

The new ranks of amazing officers, in Ham, Mittens, Shoban and Fara,
The core group, in Io, CJ, Wook, Tanky, Anna, Prav, Snips, Tor and Vara,

Countlessly people in kin, with kind hearts,
Along with kin friends, the morgis’s and darts,

Together we make Brandywine, a place to be,
Our home in LOTRO, a sight to see,

Casual Raiders, always and forever, in our heart,
Casual Raiders, far away but never apart.

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Casually Raiding

Another year of casually raiding,
Here to stay, never fading,

Leaving our mark on Brandywine,
Drinking our pints of ale and wine,

Beautiful people and their heart of gold,
Taking on challenges, being ever so bold,

A true family of people, a bond of Kinship,
Far apart but ever so close in friendship,

Growing in numbers everyday,
Casual Raiders are here to stay,

Four years since it’s inception,
It’s not a farse, not a deception,

We take all players, old and new,
Geared or not, as long they’re true,

Casual Raiders in their fifth year,
Having fun with friends, never fear,

No one will judge you ever, we have the best of the best,
So be proud and wear that as a badge of honor, a crest,

Another year of casually raiding,
Here to stay and never fading.

Casual All The Way

Casual Raiders, Casual Raiders, casual all the way,
Casual Raiders, Casual Raiders, we’re here to stay,
Oh what fun it is to raid night and day,
Casual Raiders, Casual Raiders, casual all the way,

Sit down and grab some ale,
I am about to tell you a tale,

There was a time, about three years ago,
I got this idea about a kinship, you know,

A place for casuals and hardcores to unite,
To grow, have fun, teach, learn and fight,

A place where all play styles are respected,
Where your good nature is the only thing expected,

Over the years, kinships have come and gone,
But we’re still here on Brandy and carry on,

Over the years, many tried to destroy what we built,
But together we faced them, absent guilt,

Such a great group of officers and kinmates, a blessing,
Maybe the largest kin on the serve? Hah I’m just guessing,

Casual Raiders, Casual Raiders, casual all the way,
Casual Raiders, Casual Raiders, we’re here to stay,
Oh what fun it is to raid night and day,
Casual Raiders, Casual Raiders, casual all the way.

Hail Raiders

Come with me,

Hail Raiders, run quick, see,

What do we have here now? Do you wanna raid or not?

La la-da-la la la la

Casual Raiders is the name of kin,

I can see your smile, I can see your grin,

This journey has been so long,

Sometimes right, sometimes wrong,

Through ups and downs, we’re still here,

Together and united, without any fear,

The band of brothers and sisters, our KliQ,

Hope this fluff isn’t making you sick,

But to our enemies we’re ruthless,

The liars, cheats and the truthless,

But it isn’t about them, it’s about us,

Don’t disect the rhymes, dont make a fuss,

I am talking about the forces of Angmar,

Casual Raiders is where the freeps are,

Our PvP and PvE is legendary,

Slaying orcs in their sanctuary,

Our morals are second to none,

Under our banner, we are one. 

Casual In A Raider

Welcome to another heart to heart,
Always together and never apart,
Another adventure is about to start,
In the company of Casual Raiders,
Fraiders, Craiders..

Casual Raiders is the name of the kin,
With Casual Raiders you’ll always win,
Not joining us is just a sin,
You might as well be with mordor,
No door, Hodor..

For Casual Raiders is a safe place,
Brothers in arms from every race,
Slaying monsters that we face,
And they sing the songs of our glory,
Ori, Nori..

Casual Raiders will welcome you all,
Picking you up when you fall,
Shoulder to shoulder and standing tall,
So come have some ale on our Kin Island,
Highland, Pieland..

Now Casual Raiders is three years old,
Filled with the courageous and the bold,
Beautiful people with hearts of gold,
Who like to raid on the Sunday,
Grundy, Monday..

Casual Raiders, A Tale To Tell

Casual Raiders,  a tale to tell,
Sound the alarm, ring the bell,

We started with an idea,  a vision, 
A true kinship of people, without division,

Loyalty is something that cannot be taught,
Good people above good players we sought,

Many answered my plea, my call,
To pick eachother up when we fall,

We filled our ranks, we steadily grew,
Conquering many challenges with our crew,

A kinship was born, we are here to stay,
Leaving behind people, mean and fey,

Casual Raiders,  taking everyone along,
This is our kinship,  it’s where we belong.

A Tale of Casual Raiders

Hello, let me tell you a story tonight,
About our kinship, of it’s glory and might,

Casual Raiders is the name of our kin,
Casuals and hardcores, together for the win,

It started with pugs, with a vision in sight,
A community of players, close-knit and tight,

Then craters and trophy collectors joined our ranks,
We accepted amazing healers, dps’ers and tanks,

Slowly and steadily it grew,
Having fun like I never knew,

Raiding daily, facing challenges head on,
Estelali and by his side mower of lawn,

The love for Tolkien forever in heart,
Always together and never apart,

If you’re wondering what this kin is about,
We laugh,  we smile,  we raid,  we shout,

To be with us, you gotta have a thick skin,
We are a casual kin,  we’re not mean within,

As long as you’re respectful, you’re free,
You are welcome to join raids or chill in Bree, 

Our kin is friendly and a safe place,
After raids we like to do a DoS race,

We got creepy Wednesdays and throwback Thursdays,
Orthanc Fridays and Ereborian Saturdays and Sundays,

On top of it, we love our surprise raids and runs,
Rift and DN, OD and BG, and other classical ones,

We love taking the first timers along,
Their happiness is music to our song,

All these rhymes and verses I wrote,
I still think about my abandoned boat,

Roaming Middle-earth from Gondor to Bree,
On Brandywine, Casual Raiders is the place to be,

The haters are gonna always hate,
But hate doesn’t make anyone great,

It’s about inclusion and not exclusion,
Join us and draw your own conclusion.

Beleriand at War

When Beleriand was in war,
A merry passenger, a messenger, a mariner, went to seek the help of the Valar,

 

The Valar answered the cries of the children of Illuvatar,
Gathering their armies of elves high, they rode to war,

 

The war of wrath it was called and Beleriand was destroyed,
And Melkor was trapped in the void,

 

Of space and time,
For his horrendous crime,

 

Beleriand sank beneath the sea,
And the world was changed and Eru heard the plea,

 

Immortality or a mortal life,
Some chocies were given to children of Earendil and Elwing for their strife,

 

Elros choose the gift of Ilúvatar and went to live in Numenor which later fell,
But that’s another story to tell,
While Elrond tied his fate to middle-earth and went to establish Rivendell.

Casual Raiders

So let me welcome you to Casual Raiders,

The defenders of Middle-earth against the invaders,

 

Not too long ago we were only two,

But then more people joined us and our troops grew,

 

We promoted raiding yet still being casual players,

Raiding at night and by day perfecting skills and slayers,

 

We accept everyone who wants to come,

We aren’t elitists, all play styles are welcome,

 

We dont care about your LI’s or gear,

Respect is given no matter what you wear,

 

So have no fear and join our ranks,

All the warriors, healers and tanks,

 

We promise to always respect you,

We do not need to ever inspect you,

 

You can be a hardcore raider or a trophy collector,

Just be friendly to all, thats the main factor,

 

Slowly and steadily we beacame a large kin,

Now we rarely pug but instead have fun within,

 

We are social and active and have a great reputation,

And teamspeak and kin house and website for more information,

 

Come be part of a revolution for life in Casual Raiders is never boring,

Where the elves are elegant, men mortal, dwafs strong and hobbits adoring,

 

The Middle-earth is full of so many creatures and history and lore,

With so many areas and mysteries to explore,

 

So let me welcome you to Casual Raiders,

The defenders of Middle-earth against the invaders.

 

http://casualraiders.guildlaunch.com/

LOTRO Players

Let’s go on an adventure tonight,

LOTRO Players in their glory and might,   

  

The Middle-earth is our play ground,

We’re here to win, we won’t turn around,  

  

Andang brought his young lore-master,

Braxwolf shoots his bow faster,  

  

Pineleaf is a little hobbit warden,

Draculetta’s class I don’t remember, pardon!  

  

Ethelros is mighty captain,

Estel-Ali doesn’t join them often,  

  

But he has a kinship to run,

To lead raids and have fun,  

  

But LOTRO Players have fun of their own,

They travel through Middle-earth from dusk till dawn,  

  

They slay the minions of Sauron they meet,

From Forochel’s icy weather to Moria’s heat,  

  

Each week their fellowship grows,

Their number increase, their legend grows,  

  

Let’s go on an adventure tonight,

LOTRO Players are ready for a fight.