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Wild Mill will ROCK in the new year at the January OAKS!

posted Jan 10, 2019, 11:06 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush   [ updated Jan 11, 2019, 7:27 AM ]

By Acorne Oakley 


I hope everybodee liked their Yuletime present.. 
when ya came ta see the B.O.A.T. at the December OAKS! 
    what!!!!?!!!        ya had ta work and couldnt make it?
ya missed an outstandin OAKS, cousin Acornie!
But ya're in luck cause that sweet Miss Leddy drew sum mighty fine pictures fer ya...look at this... 

and I want ta thank all of my friends in Brandy Badgers that were in & out of the B.O.A.T.  fer not only sum mighty fine music but also a truly enthrallin play called... "Ode to Old Bloodtusk - The Breeland Porxodus". 
In other words, we FINALLY got ta see " Ode ta Old Bloodtusk" that a certain hobbit lass at the Frostbluff Theater has been promisin ta show us fer years!
It was an excitin adventure!

now a brief pause...
This was a difficult announcement ta many times I started and had ta take a break as I felt a wave of sadness wash over me...

I pause here cause I need ta say a tearful farewell ta a mighty kind and generous friend who always brought a smile ta my face whenever she was there.   A fun-lovin lass that made many of us happy ta be around her fer awhile.    I consider myself lucky ta have known her.   

but I have been encouraged by the strength of Lady Lara who assures me that Wild Mill will be there on Saturday January 26 and the band will play!
The Wild Mill are feelin the loss of their good friend as they go forward without her charm, wit, and encouragement....but they will go on!

You will be missed by many, dear Infernosounds.

Now...a new year has begun ,,,,and it be time ta come t'gether fer the January OAKS wit an amazin band who will be comin ta our Shire on the back of the powerful  Gwaihir.......

I have herd this band many times bring a bit of warmth ta an audience by playin sum rockin tunes that make it impossible fer us ta not start dancin & cheerin....
so they be the perfect band fer a cold January!
Of course they also slow it down a lil bit ...sumtimes...just so we can catch our breath afore they rock out agin ...
Then the lads start edgin closer ta all them lovely ladies...
( gotta find a couple of folks ta hold onto Master Sev cause he luvs ta get as close ta them long-legged lasses as he can )
Sum gammers mite think they be a lil two skinny & could use a bit more ta eat but all have ta admit they all are very lovely...
Mighty fine lasses they be...I can tell ya they're not only beautiful on the outside but have lovely hearts as well.
It is my great pleasure ta start the new year wit the absolutely amazin WILD MILL!

Come join us in Oldfurlong the last Saturday in January at seven and a half bells in the evenin when the town square will have a wild mill      *winks*
and fer what I no will be a truly fabulous OAKS!

where:   the town square of the Oldfurlong neighborhood in the Shire homesteads
                            ((Altfurch auf Deutsch / Longuevieille en français))
when:    Saturday January 26 at seven and a half bells in the evenin
                (( 19:30 UK time / 20:30 CET / 14:30 server time ))

Warm hugs ta all,

The Songburrow Story Club

posted Jan 2, 2019, 11:19 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Pycella Woodberry 

The new year brings new things to the hobbit community: the Songburrow Story Club starts in early February. 

Date: Sunday 3rd February 
Time: 7:30PM ((UK, 2:30PM servertime)) 
Location: Songburrow Hall, Songburrow, 4 Brookbank Street, Shire homesteads 

Hobbits love a good story, and you can hear many good ones at the Shire inns, told by gammers and other storytellers. But inns can be busy and loud sometimes, and some people prefer more peaceful places for storytelling. I am fond of stories, so I wanted to start a storytelling club in my home village, Songburrow. I would like to make this a recurring event (maybe a quarterly event), but that depends on how many folks are interested in participating, and how often.

What happens at the Songburrow Story Club?

The Songburrow Story Club is an open event for hobbits who love stories. You can either come as a storyteller or a listener – anyone is welcome. The meetings will be informal and relaxed, allowing folks to have free interaction with each other. However, we will have some special themes for each meeting – for example, I might ask folks to prepare a story or a poem beforehand on a particular topic. But all that is voluntary though – this is not the Homework Club, after all! Also, we might do some storytelling games, like a Round Robin Story. We might share some gossip as well. And of course, any stories and poems are welcome to this event, you don’t have to stick to the special theme nor make anything brand new for the meetings. The special themes serve merely as an inspiration for folks who’d like to write something new, but you can certainly divert from them and share something else too. If you miss the meeting, you can always share your writings at the weekly Green Dragon Fridays where stories are very much welcome.

Our first meeting will be on Sunday 3rd February starting at seven and half bells inside the Songburrow Hall. Here are the plans for our first meeting:

  • Welcome words and a toast for the new club
  • Introduction of participants, if there are new hobbits around
  • Special theme of the meeting: A story from your childhood
  • We might also have other stories, games, and gossip
  • Possible plans and ideas for the next meeting

The special theme: A story from your childhood

Our first special topic is quite simple: a story from your childhood. You can either prepare a detailed story of something that happened in your childhood or just describe the case just in a few words. The others might have questions though, so be prepared to answer their queries if needed. It would be grand to learn more of our backgrounds. Maybe you took part in some mischief in your tweens? Maybe you had an odd neighbour who you feared as a small hobbit? Did your wild imagination lead you to unexpected adventures in your own neighbourhood? Share your childhood tale as a story, a poem or just with a few words!

So, welcome all story lovers! I look forward to seeing many of you in February. Oh, and I will make sure that there will be pie for all.

((OOC: This is a roleplaying event for hobbits, although some travelling dwarves might also come and stop by. If you are a storyteller, you might find Simbo’s Poetical plugin useful. The main purpose of this event is to give us hobbits a chance to roleplay our characters, give folks inspiration to write creatively in the LOTRO setting and just have some relaxed fun together. It might be wise to keep the length of your stories reasonable, so that one story won’t take the whole evening to tell. The event itself will last about 1–1,5 hours, depending how many stories we have. Welcome all hobbit roleplayers, both old and new!))

Shire Wassail, January 7th

posted Dec 31, 2018, 6:47 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Lina Willowwood 

The Brandy Badgers go wassailing in the Shire again, singing songs to wish all the local farmers a good harvest.
Oh, and to sample some ales. Or ciders? Aye! Lots! We hope yer will join us! 

Date: Monday January 7
Time: 7:30PM ((UK,2:30PM servertime))
Location: Longo Burrow’s farm, Tuckborough. Then off to Bywater and Hobbiton.

Event details:

The new year brings new beginnings and new hopes. Of course, one hope close to our hearts is to have a plentiful harvest, and not least to have good cider and ales to bring us through the cold of next winter.
To help this along, the Brandy Badgers will go wassailing at various Shire farms, singing songs and wishing the farmers a fine harvest. We’ll follow this route:
  • Longo Burrow’s farm, Tuckborough
  • Tom Cotton’s farm, Bywater
  • Olo Proudfoot’s farm, Hobbiton
We hope that you all will join us during the wassail!

The new year has come,
New cycle begun.
May your home be blessed,
Your woes put to rest.
May blossom your tree,
Good cider we see.

A little more information about wassailing!

The purpose of a wassail is generally to wake the cider trees (or other crops) at a farm for the next harvest, and to chase away any ill spirits that have taken shelter in the orchards or fields during the winter. To do this, we’ll wander between the three farms mentioned above.

At each place, the likely schedule is:
  • All will be wished welcome
  • The Badgers will play a few tunes to warm up the orchards
  • There will be a short wassail incantation/rhyme
  • After the incantation, all are encouraged to make as much noise as possible (fireworks, drums, shouts etc) to chase away any ill spirits that may prove a danger to the good harvest.
  • Some splashing of cider is also encouraged during this phase, as a gift to the trees and orchards and to show them the fruits of the last harvest.
And off to the next place!

(( OOC:

Come join the fun for good-natured hobbit banter, a fine walk through the Shire, festive music and quite a bit to drink. This is a hobbit-preferred event, but should you have good reasons to visit the Shire and join our merry singing hobbits on the walk, then do come along!

Last year we managed to make a lot of apple trees grow in the Hobbiton farm fields. We hope to make it happen this year too, so please help with that if yer able to!

Remember, we’ll start at Longo Burrow’s farm just north of Tuckborough, then walk around. If you don’t find us, just send a tell to the organizers.  ))

GRAND OPENING: The Eldar Shire Scholars Museum & Library

posted Dec 23, 2018, 7:52 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Mollywobbles Puddingdale 

The Eldar Shire Scholars Museum & Library is proud ter announce its Grand Opening! 


One of my Elfish Guardians, Miss Laureliniel, thought it would be grand fer me to finally set up a museum devoted to Hobbitses & Elfses Scholarship. As I was raised in Rivendell and have now lived in The Shire for many years and devoted myself to mathom studies, she thought I was uniquely qualified to manage it. To that end she has established "The Eldar Shire Scholars" for me.

I haven't had the chance ter celebrate my birthday in the shire at all... so I thought I might finally do sommat about that – so the Grand Opening is my way of sharing my birthday with Shirefolk and friends.

A sneak peak at the private reading room for very serious mathom research


What: The Eldar Shire Scholars Museum & Library GRAND OPENING

Where: 4 Brookbank, Gladcreek, Southfarthing – THE SHIRE

When: Saturday January 12, 7:30 pm ((UK Time))

Entertainment would be grand so all bands, bards, and poetical folk are welcome, payment in all yer can eat from the cafe!

Thank yer!

Miss Mollywobbles Puddingdale

Senior Curator & Scholar, Eldar Shire Scholars Museum & Library

Grand Order of the Lost Mathom 

A game of "pelt the Shirriff"??

posted Dec 23, 2018, 7:40 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Lina Willowwood 

A new year is here!
Full of promise, opportunity and pies!
No better way ter celebrate than ter pelt yer best hobbit friends with snowballs!

Date: Tuesday January 1
Time: 7:30PM ((UK, 2:30PM servertime))
Location: Frostbluff, Winterhome, snowball field

Snow, snow, snow, right now! No better time, then, than ter go play in the snow!
So let us gather our hobbit forces, enter them snowy fields, throw snowballs at each other and be merry! I am sure there will be lots of firework too! And perhaps some mulled wine by the fire while we wait fer the next round?

If the weather is grand and many hobbits show up, we will try fer a nice group drawing as well! Welcome hobbits!

Afterwards, we might visit the Frostbluff theatre as usual!

(( OOC:

In case you see no/few other hobbits at the snowball field, you are in a different layer than the rest. Please contact the organizers so they can invite you to the correct one.  ))

Brandy Badgers Winterhome Wassail

posted Dec 23, 2018, 5:44 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Lina Willowwood 

Dear me, it is our eight year wassailing! 
The Brandy Badgers go wassailing in Winterhome again!
And joy come to our jolly wassail!

Date: Saturday December 29
Time: 7:30PM ((UK, 2:30PM servertime))
Location: Winterhome, Frostbluff, stable master.

Once again, the people of Winterhome have opened their doors for us and invited us to join in their Yule festivities. To thank them for all the work they do for us, the Brandy Badgers will go on their annual wassail through Winterhome, this year on Saturday December 29. We will walk through the town, stop at the houses, and wish the people well with our songs.

It would be grand and lovely if yer join us there! Welcome!

(( OOC details

It is quite likely that Winterhome will be layered, with players split into different versions of the village. Please contact the organizers for instructions of how to get into the right layer.   ))

Plough & Stars New Year's Party

posted Dec 23, 2018, 5:37 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Lina Willowwood  

It is Green Dragon Friday! 
But in Brockenborings! 
And with a new years theme! Yay! 

Date: Friday December 28
Time: 7:30PM ((UK, 2:30PM servertime))
Location: Plough and Stars inn, Brockenborings.

Barmy keeps the Green Dragon closed to clean up after the GDF yule party, so this Friday we’ll be at the Plough and Stars in Brockenboring for the new years party! And there are no better hobbits to greet the new year with than yer fellow Brockenborians! After all, we usually do so!

So come greet the new year and the coming brighter days with us! Bring a tale, a song, a poem, a riddle or something similar, if yer have fireworks that’s grand too (fer use outside), and we will have us a party worth remembering!

(( "Oliebollen", a traditional New Year's treat in the Netherlands: balls of dough, deep fried in sunflower oil))

(( OOC details:

Same as the regular Green Dragon Friday, this is a hobbit RP event, with dwarves welcome! As usual, we request that taller characters respect the hobbit-oriented nature of the event, basically by not showing up. Do roll up a hobbit instead, though, it is marvellous fun!))

Green Dragon Friday Yule Party

posted Dec 11, 2018, 4:17 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Lina Willowwood 

A last visit to the inn before them yule days?
Here's yer chance, hobbits!
Come celebrate yule with us at the Green Dragon!

Date: Friday December 21
Time: 7:30PM ((UK time, 2:30PM servertime))
Location: Green Dragon Inn, Bywater

While we fully expect that many hobbits may be busy preparing for yule with family and close friends this Friday, other might need an ale to calm down before the festive storm. Yer are heartily welcome to the Green Dragon yule party! This year, hosted by miss Pycella!

Plans are being made, but expect lots of yule-related entertainment and food. So do come for a mug of mulled cider, good company, a story and a dance. If yer have entertainment and news to share, that's grand too! Welcome, hobbits! And a very merry yule to everyone!

((Please note: Green Dragon Friday is a roleplaying event for hobbits. While travelling dwarves are always welcome at the inn, for lore reasons we generally ask that the Big Folk do not attend. Please roll up a hobbit instead to attend, it is grand fun!))

Songburrow Yule tree raising

posted Dec 11, 2018, 4:07 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Lina Willowwood 

Serve up the mulled wine! 
Raise the yule tree! 
Let us celebrate the start of yule together!  

Date: Saturday December 15 
Time: 7:30PM ((UK, 2:30PM servertime)) 
Location: Songburrow Hall, Songburrow, 4 Brookbank Street, Shire homesteads 

Yule is near, and what better way to celebrate than meet yer fellow hobbits and greet the festive season welcome? The Grand Order is happy ter invite our friends over to our kin hall Saturday December 15. We’ll put up our yule tree, have some mulled wine and enjoy some yule music!

Rumours also have it that there will be a play performed: A rousing yule carol, starring none other than local grumpy hobbit Matzo! And a whole lot of others too. Yay!


Depending on the progress, we may do some last-minute reshoots for the 2018 Hobbit yule video too.

Help make the Hobbit Yule Drawing, part 2

posted Dec 6, 2018, 8:10 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Lina Willowwood  

Yule is getting nearer, and what better thing to do than to make a large drawing to greet yer friends a very merry yuletide? Not much! So here we go! This is the second meetup to make this year's yule drawing for the Hobbits ((of Laurelin))!  

Date: Tuesday December 11 
Time: 7:30PM ((UK, 2:30PM servertime)), PLEASE BE ON TIME 
Location: Thorin's Gate, Frerin's Court

For more info see the article about part one.

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