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Ivy Bush Friday

posted Aug 20, 2017, 2:35 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Lina Willowwood  

The Farmer’s Faire is still on, which means there is murder (of foods) and mayhem in Bywater. Silly mayor! The Dragon will be a noisy place, so the weekly hobbit inn night will move from the Green Dragon! To the Ivy Bush!  


Date: Friday September 1
Time: 7:30PM ((UK time, 2:30PM servertime))
Location: Ivy Bush Inn, Hobbiton

Hereward Loamsdown looked happy to have more customers on a Friday night, other than the local shirriff Robin Smallburrow. So, expect friendly greetings and even friendlier prices!

Usual Green Dragon Guidelines apply, which means this is an event by and for hobbits. The odd visiting dwarf is always welcome, though! Should yer have any entertainment (songs, stories, riddles, poems or the likes), please bring it along!

Hopefully, we will be back at the Green Dragon Friday september 8.

Floating Frog Friday

posted Aug 20, 2017, 2:31 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Lina Willowwood   

Ol’ Flourdumpling is busy stuffing his face over in Bywater during the Farmer’s Faire, and there are lots of visitors there stepping on the local hobbits. So naturally, the weekly hobbit inn night will move from the Green Dragon! To The Floating Log!   


Date: Friday August 25
Time: 7:30PM ((UK time, 2:30PM servertime))
Location: Floating Log Inn, Frogmorton

Have no fear, master Ponto Hopsbloom is more than happy to welcome hobbits to the Floating Log in Frogmorton. He’ll greet yer all warmly, although hopefully not with warm ale, and better not with the most “hoppy” of the local ales…

Usual Green Dragon Guidelines apply, which means this is an event by and for hobbits. The odd visiting dwarf is always welcome, though! Should yer have any entertainment (songs, stories, riddles, poems or the likes), please bring it along!

Next week, we’ll likely be at the Ivy Bush, before returning to the Dragon on September 8th.

Pie Shop Hobbits Grand Release Party

posted Aug 20, 2017, 2:17 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Skepto Shireskald   

Pie Shop Hobbits Shire Tour is now officially over. However, during our Tour, and to pas time on the road, we produced a pile of songs with lyrics, that we would now like to share with you. Some of them was played on the tour, others are brand new.
Furthermore, we are so lucky that a handful of our very favourite bands has agreed to warm up to the concert!
In other word - it's going to be a SMASH of an evening, and YOU are invited to be there!
The concert is being held in the Shire Homesteads, Serrigar's Nook, 1 Brookbank Str, and it all starts at 6 PM ((UK Time)) - so don't miss out! Kindly see the flyer for additional information, or contact the band at skeptoshireskald@gmail.com



We's looking forward ter see as many of yas as possible!

Well met!
Pie Shop Hobbits

Bards Day Concert 2017

posted Aug 19, 2017, 3:13 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Lina Willowwood  

A day to remember the bards of old and the music they inspired. Welcome to the annual Bards Day Concert in the Ivy Bush Inn!   

Portraits of Ronald Dwale and his wife can be found in several inns in the Shire  

Date: Saturday September 2nd  
Time: 7:30PM ((UK, 2:30PM servertime))
Place: Ivy Bush Inn, Hobbiton

A day to remember the writers of the tales, poems and songs we treasure today. A concert with a selection of tunes related to one of the finest writers we have seen, master Ronald Dwale.

The Brandy Badgers will perform a selection of songs and poems based on the works of master Dwale. Afterwards, the stage will be open for other bards who would like to share suitable works for the occasion.

All are welcome to come to attend the concert: hobbits, dwarves, elves and men.

(( OOC details:

J.R.R. Tolkien passed away September 2nd 1973. On this date, every year since 2012, we have paid homage to him with an evening of music and poetry in the Ivy Bush, playing tunes inspired by Tolkien’s works (from the movies or adapted from his writings and poems) and reciting some of Tolkien's poems. The main part of the concert is performed by The Brandy Badgers, the in-house music collective in the Grand Order of the Lost Mathom.

Given the concert theme and the date, this is not a strict roleplaying event, so players of all sizes and shapes are welcome. However, we will stay in-character: Instead of speaking about Tolkien, the musicians will play songs inspired by Ronald Dwale, Tolkien’s in-game alter ego.

Although there would be many lore reasons to have the concert in the Bird and Baby, the inn is somewhat unsuitable for concerts. So we have moved to the Ivy Bush instead.

The Badgers will perform for ca 90 minutes. Afterwards, the stage is open for anyone who would like to play a tune or recite a poem suitable for such an event.

Welcome to the Ivy Bush, Saturday September 2nd!))

Yard Party hosts washed away in the storm??

posted Aug 4, 2017, 3:26 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Bilbeto Longburrow  

Miss Bilbeto and Mrs Toadflax send heartfelt apologies for their non-attendance at the Yard Party this week.  I’m afraid we were both caught short by the huge storm that passed through the Shire recently.  The storm lasted a couple of hours for us and by the time the rain finally stopped the Yard Party was already over.  Barring further huge storms, normal service will resume next week!   

Hugs and best wishes,

Bilbeto and Toadflax



All good people are welcome at the Bird and Baby Yard Party, a weekly event featuring you, our patrons! Sometimes there are visiting bands or other planned events, at other times, entertainment is provided by you, the patrons! 

When there is a scheduled event, feel free to play music, tell stories or whatever during breaks, but we ask that you yield the stage to the evening’s main act at their discretion.

Free Beer and Mystery Food (self-service at the tables in the Yard). Please note that eating of the Mystery Food is at your own risk.

The Bird and Baby Yard Party is managed by Miz Bilbeto Longburrow very much helped by its regular patrons.

((Location co-ordinates: 33.3S, 75,3W. Swift travel (or milestone in Michel Delving) will take you close to the venue.))

Storm forecast for Market Day (Updated)

posted Jul 30, 2017, 2:29 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush   [ updated Jul 31, 2017, 12:33 AM ]

By Peppy Bristlebrush   

Dear readers,

Update: It seems that the forecasters have withdrawn their storm warning for today. So you can basically ignore this article now and at the Hobbit Market it is most likely business as usual! That means low prices for starting adventurers, good deals for all and a nice atmosphere to meet your fellow hobbits. Usually some nice music is played as well. Come and enjoy!  

The Weather forecasters have predicted the arrival of a storm on Monday July 31. It will be so severe, that the Mayor has ordered every inhabitant of the Shire to stay indoors during the hours of 3pm to 8pm ((UK time, 10am to 3pm servertime)).  

It may turn out to be quite a wild one, this storm. so expect your door to open with difficulty from the debris that has piled up in front of it. You'll have to spend an amount of time cleaning that up.



On this particular Monday, a Hobbit Market has been planned, but the storm may interfere with it and Marketeers may be cleaning debris and not be able to come there on time (unless you are on Nimelia time, then you may have a chance). But there is no harm in stopping by once you are able to go outdoors again.

Some of you more Tookblooded Hobbits may be tempted to go and attack the Black Gates immediately. But remember that you'll need the right tools to disassemble them! And lots of dye/paint to get rid of that depressing black colour. And you may need provisions for the long journey ahead. So even then, it would be wise to visit the Hobbit Market of Michel Delving first.

Tuesday is Market Day too.


((OOC

Downtime Notice: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern (-4 GMT) Monday, July 31st
Fri, 28 Jul 2017 21:02:04 +0000

The LOTRO Game Servers will be brought down on Monday, July 31st from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern (-4 GMT) to launch the Mordor expansion.

And then the patching can begin, so very likely you won't be able to be in game during Market hours (usually 19:30 - 20:30 UK)
Ofcourse you are very welcome to try again on Tuesday

Update:
The Launch date of the Mordor expansion has been shifted. What this means for the planned downtime is not clear yet. No mention of it in the Launcher anymore, so most likely no downtime today, on Monday July 31))

Mathom Tale Tea at the Grand Order's Kinhouse

posted Jul 17, 2017, 4:38 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Lina Willowwood   

Good friends, tea, pie and dusty old objects. That's all yer need fer a relaxing, lovely Sunday afternoon. Welcome to a new mathom tea in Songburrow!  



Date: Sunday July 30 
Time: 7:30PM ((UK, 2:30PM servertime)) 
Location: Songburrow Hall, 4 Brookbank Street, Songburrow 

We are happy to invite our neighbours and good hobbit friends to a relaxing cup tea Sunday July 30. Should the weather be nice, the tea will be served outdoors in the garden.

In addition to a grand selection of food and drink, some even home-grown and produced locally in the village of Songburrow, the tea will have a mathomy theme. So, we offer the opportunity for our guests to bring some of their own favourite old objects to the tea, for comments and value appraisal.

Do yer have an old, dusty shield hanging on yer wall? An old book yer are curious about? Have yer sometimes pondered if there weren't something more to that old dishcloth yer inherited from yer parents? Do yer think yer have THE club the Bullroarer used during the battle of Greenfields? Just bring it to Songburrow Hall, tell us a little about it, and our local historians will study it and try uncover its secrets!

Should the weather be nice, the tea may be rounded off with fireworks and a song or three.


(( OOC:

This will be a relaxed, non-scripted event, providing many opportunities to mingle and chat with other hobbits, as well as to learn something about mathoms. Don't be shy to bring your own items and a short description/story of it, and we'll see how many we can appraise during the night.

Be prepared to show yer mathom and tell us a little about it, and we'll try our best to say what kind of object it really is. Think of it as a hobbit version of the "Antiques Roadshow", and you'll be good!

Given the theme, this is very much a hobbit-preferred event, although good dwarven friends are also welcome.))

Budgeford Bacon Bash

posted Jun 20, 2017, 12:15 PM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Lina Willowwood    

A pork-flavoured, farm-located Grand Summer Picnic! Come pat the friendly farm animals, eat grand food, marvel at the tranquil Shire farm life and have fun! And enjoy the grand premiere of the play “Ode to Ol' Bloodtusk!   



Date: Sunday July 2 
Time: 7:30PM ((UK, 2:30PM servertime)) 
Location: Milo Bolger’s farm just NE of Budgeford, The Shire. 

Time to visit Milo Bolger outside Budgeford again! Yer will be hard-pressed to find a finer farm in the Shire. As hard-pressed as the local apple cider, that is. Just perfect for a summer picnic with lots of bacon!

Additionally, a local theatre troupe is about to do what them G.L.O.B.E. fellers in Winterhome never managed: Write and perform a play called "Ode to Ol' Bloodtusk". After the dress rehearsal during yule, it is now time for the grand premiere, during the Big Budgeford Bacon Bash. Come and be enchanted by this tale of Bristling Boars and Boorish Bounders!

Things to look forward to:
  • The grand premiere of the play "Ode to Ol' Bloodtusk - The Breeland Porxodus"!
  • Exploring the farm and patting the animals
  • Bacon!
  • Songs and dance
  • Grand food!
  • Bacon!

((OOC:

Please note, this is a roleplaying event primarily geared towards hobbits. Taller folks are welcome too if them manage to find the way to a distant hobbit farm.

Milo Bolger's farm is east of Budgeford, at map coordinates [30.7S, 64.5W] ))

Name the Snake!

posted Jun 5, 2017, 10:49 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush   [ updated Jun 8, 2017, 5:30 AM ]

By LinaWillowwood  

It is high time we named the Brockenborings mill snake.

Did yer ever wonder why there are so few shrews and mice in Brockenborings? The reason is easy to see, it is in plain sight. Up by the mill, it lies there always. In sun, rain, sleet or hail, it just doesn’t move from its spot. Well, apart from hissing at anyone passing by, that is. And possibly eating any rodents unlucky enough to come within the village borders.

It is the Brockenborings mill snake, of course.


Strangely enough, the snake has never been named. For years has it been a permanent fixture of the village, but no-one thought of giving it a name. And I suppose asking it what other snakes call it wouldn’t help much. Those fangs really don’t invite constructive conversations.

Penny and me talked about this the other day, and we decided that this won’t do, this nameless snaking. So, instead, we’ll run a name competition. And this is where yer can help out:

  • Suggest a name for the snake, ideally in the comment field at the bottom of this Biscuity page, but yer can also contact me otherwise.
  • After a while, we’ll gather up the suggestions and choose some we like.
  • Lastly, we’ll have a poll/vote, so yer can help decide the best snake name.

((No real rules beyond this, but we’d prefer names that are somewhat fitting in a Tolkien world))

Get yer snake thinking hat on and slither out a good suggestion for us! Yer are of course welcome to add more than one suggestion too.

Shire Tramps to entertain at the Yard Party

posted Jun 1, 2017, 3:52 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush   [ updated Jun 1, 2017, 3:52 AM ]

By Peppy Bristlebrush  

Another Yard Party with a special featured band is coming to us on June 8. This time you'll be entertained by the Shire Tramps. This well-known duo, consisting of Miamo and his sister Tulpau, does not need to be introduced any further, but those in the know say that they get better every time they perform! So don't miss it and come dance! And be amazed at what can be done with just two instruments in the hands of gifted musicians!  







All good people are welcome at the Bird and Baby Yard Party, a weekly event featuring you, our patrons! Sometimes there are visiting bands or other planned events, at other times, entertainment is provided by you, the patrons! 

When there is a scheduled event, feel free to play music, tell stories or whatever during breaks, but we ask that you yield the stage to the evening’s main act at their discretion.

Free Beer and Mystery Food (self-service at the tables in the Yard). Please note that eating of the Mystery Food is at your own risk.

The Bird and Baby Yard Party is managed by Miz Bilbeto Longburrow very much helped by its regular patrons.

((Location co-ordinates: 33.3S, 75,3W. Swift travel (or milestone in Michel Delving) will take you close to the venue.))




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