Hi! I just started on Shiva and am in Windurst as well, and I'm brand new to the game. I haven't been able to meet anyone yet either. If that invitation is universal, I'd be really interested in joining your Linkshell as well (I had to look up what a linkshell is, but it sounds cool!).
I actually just started a journal about my experiences with the game as a new player. Here's the link if anyone is interested: http://keelut.blogspot.com/
. I'm hoping that otehr players who are just starting out might read it and share their experiences as well.
Welcome Keelut, your more than welcome to join Ichiban, If you need a pearl you can ask any of the following members for a pearl, Shusio, Dinnin (didnt forget him this time), Xelltrix, Reddrag, Ryhaa, Meequwee, Alaha, Rownin (me), Scravo, Sonsuki (Did I forget anyone?) well you get the picture theres alot of us so someone will give you a pearl. See you around.
Also cool blog Edited, Jun 26th 2009 1:39am by jrownin