I decided to catch up on the epic story before hitting Forochel too heavily, and this eventually brought me to the Misty Mountains. I didn't expect to enjoy this zone, but it has a lot of character despite being a collection of snowy peaks and valleys, so I have remained there killing goblins and snowbeasts. I've been told that the questing here has some level gaps so I will return to Forochel once I happen upon one of those.
Knights of the White Lady has monthly Kinship meetings on Sunday evenings, and I was able to attend my first one this past weekend. It isn't an extensive or rigid affair, a time to gather and enjoy new outfits, furniture in the kin house, discuss upcoming events, promote new members, and recognize particularly helpful folks. I found that it's real value lies in the face to face (virtually :) ) connection that comes with all of us gathering in the same place just for the sake of it. It is a bonding experience and one that I thoroughly enjoyed.
I'm off to collect legendary book pages and pick out an outfit for the Spring Festival!