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Autumn Warmth Feast

posted Sep 21, 2020, 2:38 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Saelo Honeythumb 

Autumn is at the door and it means many things. And of those things is me birthday, but it is not enough to prepare a feast alone.
Me friend and famous Hobbit in the Shire, Aodhfin, has moved to Songburrow recently and it means just one thing - burrow-warmin'! In this case, we decided to combine these two events and make it a feast - a real feast! Therefore, all Hobbits are invited to the feast. There will be music, various competitions, meals and drinks (five times, probably), fizzers and more! Do not forget to bring a song or poem, if you want to be one of the competitors. 

The event will start at seven bells ((UK time)), in Myrtle Court of Songburrow, on October 3rd. Note that only Hobbits are allowed to the feast.
 
With warm regards,
Saelo Honeythumb


Pierate Day Celebration

posted Sep 8, 2020, 4:20 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Lina Willowwood 

Yer sons of biscuit eaters!

Date: Saturday September 19
Time: 7:30PM ((UK time / 2:30PM servertime))
Location: The Golden Perch inn in Stock, and also near the Brandywine River nearby.


It is an annual celebration! Every year around this time, a ship crashed into a rock and sinks somewhere high upstream in the Brandywine river, and all sorts of food and drink is strewn along the riverbank. One would think them sailors have learned to navigate by now…

Naturally, there are all sorts of rumours of pierates being involved in the sinking of the ship. Pure nonsense, of course, but us hobbits use every opportunity to rate pies. So, we’ll throw a pierate celebration party! Come dress up like a pierate and join the fun!

The party plans include:

  • A brand-new pierate musical, involving a new tale about the dread river pierate Davo Hasslewoof
  • Music and dancing
  • Pierate games, possibly including “walking the plank”, a pie hunt and proper pie rating!
  • Pierate prizes and booty

See yer in Stock, everyone!

((OOC:

The event is certainly a hobbit-preferred one, although well-mannered dwarves and folks of a taller persuasion are welcome along. Just don’t step on the locals! ))

Chicken herding!

posted Sep 8, 2020, 4:11 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Lina Willowwood 

Are you cluck enough?

Date: Sunday September 13
Time: 7:30PM ((UK, 2:30PM servertime))
Location: Sandson’s Farm, the Shire. Then somewhere!

Years ago, the chickens of Farmer Sandson’s had themselves lots of adventures, travelling all over the world. Now the younger chucks don’t believe the tales their ancestors told them and intend to find out for themselves.


((OOC Details

This event involves some players taking on one of the “Flying the Coop” Chicken Quests. A number of participants will also need to act as herders, mainly to protect the chickens from harm. Whether you want to play a chicken, or be a herder, can be decided on the day.

We have currently not selected which quest to do, so we are open for suggestions.  We are likely not able to do one of the new ones (Minas Tirith or Dale) this evening.

For guides on chickens, see: http://lotro-wiki.com/index.php/Chicken_Play

Of particular note:

  • There are a number of introductory quests you have to do before getting the “Flying the coop quests”, see the quest lists in the linked page above. If you plan to be a chicken, you should have done the intros before meeting up for the chicken run.
  • While being a chicken, you cannot speak to your herders. We’ll likely have at least one chuck who’ll be in touch with the herd team. The chickens can coordinate between themselves through the regional channel, though. Expect a lot of Cluck Norris jokes!
  • When we head through the world, we often get other players joining the herding team. This is very much encouraged! Yay!
  • Sometimes, accidents happen and a chuck falls on the road. The herders will solemnly mourn this chuck, before having it for lunch. It’s the proper way…
))

September be burstin forth wit a musical OAKS

posted Sep 4, 2020, 10:57 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush   [ updated Sep 7, 2020, 2:01 PM ]

By Acorne Oakley  


Hiya Everybodee!

Yup the OAKS are back!!

Actually the Shire homesteads be filled wit them ol' tall oak trees all year long  
but now the musical OAKS be back in the Shire homestead of Oldfurlong. 

This be the time of the year when some trees ...like oak trees ....start ta get more colours in their branches.  If ya come by the Shire homesteads ..especially Oldfurlong, ya mite see red, yellow, golden, purple!  Maybee even ered luin blue  ...hehe

Soon all the leafs be burstin out wit colours.
Almost like when the OAKS of Oldfurlong burst forth wit songs ~winks~

Yup it's time fer the return of the musical OAKS!

This season the OAKS be startin wit another excitin luv story.



If ya remember the tale of Tuor and Idril ....here be yer chance ta hear it told wit the beautiful music of the Anduners and the hauntin lyrics of dear Holly.  

If ya dont remember ..this tale be about Master Elrond's grandparents who were:

Idril, the elegant Princess of Gondolin who folks say had golden hair that glistened in the sun's light who like all sensible folks had absolutely no luv fer shoes or boots & walked around in her barefeet

and the noble Tuor who was strong and valiant  ...

T'gether in the excitin tale of Gondolin  ....but instead of me tellin it all here

...just come and see/hear fer yerself when the story comes ta life rite afore yer eyes durin the return of the Oldfurlong Amazin Koncert Series the last Saturday in September wit the Awesum Andune!

Bring along a sad eluf ..any one of them will do ...they all seems a bit sad.
Probably just need ta kick off their shoes & dance fer awhile wit us smilin hobbits :)

where:   the town square of the Oldfurlong neighborhood in the Shire homesteads
                 ((Altfurch auf Deutsch / Longuevieille en français))

when:    Saturday September 26th at seven and a half bells in the evenin
              (( 19:30 UK time / 20:30 CET / 14:30 server time ))

warm happy hobbity hugs,

Acorne



Great Masquerade Ball in the Shire

posted Aug 29, 2020, 8:34 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush   [ updated Aug 29, 2020, 8:35 AM ]

By Amorey Sweetrose 

Shire Rose and Hobbit Heart  proudly presents the Masquerade Ball in the Shire
 
To Celebrate the Birthday of Master Bilbo Baggins and Master Frodo Baggins

And the arrival of the Autumn Solstice

A fantasy themed night of mischief and revelry!
 

Hobbits, Lords and Ladies, Dwarves and Elves you are hereby invited by Shire Rose to the Annual Shire Mystery Masquerade Ball.

 

This evening see's the World Turn'd Upside Down; Where Fools become Princes for one night. Where Goblins, Orcs, Faeries,Nymphs and other Creatures of the Night, beyond the realm of vision , are free to make merry, tempt, jest , carry out acts of foolishness, dance , sing  and wantonness....

 

Signed : Keeper Brombard Foxtail


Date: September 22nd, 2020
Time: 8 pm ((BST,  3 pm /servertime - 9 pm central EU summer time))
Location: Mathom House - Michel Delving - The Shire

((Event details, OOC details:
Rules :
Guests from other races, Dwarves, Elves, and Men are also invited, although this is a hobbit event. If you can bring your hobbit, that would be nice.
 
All participants must wear a mask/costume. ( Optional :  Participants can create a hobbit alt (the masqueraded mystery hobbits). If you can please keep the identity of these hobbit secret. )
 
A 5 minute slot can be allocated to musicians, poets, storytellers and performers that wish to entertain. Please contact Amorey vial mail in game or on the Laurelin Archives to reserve a slot.  

-The 'Guess Who?' Game:  After the musical performances, a signal will be given to all the guests. This will be the beginning of the 'Guess Who?' Game. Each hobbit will be centre stage  while others will try to guess his/her real identity.

Grand Finale : Musical surprises , fireworks and all over merriment.

 We expect this event to last as a normal 'Green Dragon Friday' this will be achieved with the cooperation and initiative of all participants.

- NOTE : To access the Mathom House you will need to  have reached  Acquaintance Reputation with the Mathom House ))

Please come along, have fun and enjoy  the magic of Masquerade Ball

Bards Day Celebration, September 2nd

posted Aug 18, 2020, 4:36 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Lina Willowwood 

Celebrating Ronald Dwale again!


Date: Wednesday September 2
Time: 7:30PM ((UK, 2:30PM servertime))
Location: Ivy Bush inn, Hobbiton, The Shire

A day to remember the writers of the tales, poems and songs we treasure today. 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 Bards Day: 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 event 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 music. 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 September 2nd!

Green Dragon Friday goes traveling!

posted Aug 17, 2020, 10:19 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush   [ updated Sep 8, 2020, 4:06 AM ]

By Lina Willowwood

May the mayor eat a spoiled pie!

If all goes to plan, the Farmer’s faire starts this Thursday. For more than three weeks, Bywater will be a festering pool of chaos, noise and screaming people running around in the Green Dragon, while the mayor eats all the food. Which is no good recipe for a relaxing night at the inn.


So, we’ll do like we usually do: Take Green Dragon Friday elsewhere these weeks, while hoping there will be no silly event encores this year. The plan is as follows:

Addendum:

Ol’ Flourdumpling is still busy stuffing his face over in Bywater during the prolonged 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 September 11
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!

(( Usual Green Dragon Friday guidelines apply, so this is an in-character event for hobbits. While dwarves are welcome at the events, we kindly ask that elves, menfolk and beornings do not attend. Roll up a hobbit instead, it is grand fun!))

the Curse of the Honeythumbs

posted Jul 30, 2020, 8:24 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush   [ updated Aug 7, 2020, 12:53 PM ]

By Saelo Honeythumb 

It has been twenty five years that Honeythumbs lost their family heirloom and since that day a curse lies upon the family. Many perished because of the curse and only three of Honeythumbs remain. But tides change in time and seems like same happened with Honeythumbs too: I found a track of their heirloom and will try to find it, also break the curse if I can. 

Could this be it??
 
But I can't do it alone. I need every hand ready to help, therefore I call hobbits to join me on the search of the heirloom. Hunt begins on August 29th and will last for two days. We'll meet at seven and half bells at  Tuckborough . ((7:30 PM UK time)) Be prepared if ye're willin' to join. Bring some woods, food and drinks and else what ye think ye'll need. Note that minimum belly size of twenty is suggested, cause the journey will probably take us through dangerous places, yet, it ain't mandatory.
 
If ye're willin' to know more about the curse, read the attached note!

 
((OOC:
- The event will be slightly different from others, with its dramatic story, yet meant to be fun like others. The event will last an hour or thereabouts each day, around 2-3 hours in total;
- Note that we all will use mounts with 62% speed at the best. If you have traveler skills, remember to use Smell of Rose skill;
- If you miss the first day, feel free to come to Elven campsite by Woodhall;
- The event is only meant for Hobbits. ))

A Story Night in Michel Delving

posted Jul 15, 2020, 7:33 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush   [ updated Jul 16, 2020, 4:22 PM ]

By Nannie  

The long summer nights are almost here at last, the harvests are starting to be gathered and good folks are looking fer a chance ter get tergether.

So, how's about a night of stories, poems and the like?

Ye are all invited ter join me - Nannie. on Saturday the 25th of July at around 7:30pm((BST/2:30pm server time)) on the hill overlooking the town hall in Michel Delving!

Bring a tale or two ter share, be them old or new we'd love ter hear them! Bring ale an a snack! But most of all bring yerself!

Date: 25th July
Time: 7:30pm (BST/2:30pm Servertime)
Location: The green hill above the Town Hall in Michel Delving

Ed.: This story night takes place at what some call a "Secret Picnic Spot". Secret, because it is not immediately obvious how to get there. First travel to Bingo Boffin's burrow. Walk over to his neighbour Merrimac Fairbairn and then follow the route indicated in red. Quite a climb! ((You can click on the picture to enlarge it)).  The view is magnificent and well worth the trouble alone. But you'll get stories and poems too!

Addendum: Well, the above describes how it used to be *sighs*. Nowadays the spot is more easily approachable from the East.
Take the road to Sandson's farm and after a short distance look West to where the rock face is nice and green and not as steep. Start climbing there.

Climb at the arrow

A burrow warming in Songburrow!

posted Jun 19, 2020, 7:56 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Saelo Honeythumb

Hullo there, Bramblebury Gazette Readers!
 
I am Saelo, Saelo Honeythumb, and I assume ye mostly know me! I am writing to ye to inform ye that  I will have a party on 24th of June, at 7:30 ((PM, UK Time)), to celebrate me burrow-warmin'! There will be:
 
- pies and more pies, also drinks for many bellies;
- (small) gifts for everyone;
- music, dance and gossip;
- annoyin' annoyin' neighbors;
- and much more!
 
Party will last for 90 minutes or thereabouts!
Address: Chalk Road 1, Songburrow Neighborhood, Shire Homesteads.
 
Special note: bring a firework or two with yerself! Don't ask why, it is the surprise!
 
Yers,
Saelo Honeythumb!


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