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Green Dragon Yarrr Day

posted Sep 13, 2019, 9:34 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Pycella Woodberry 

Ahoy me hobbit mateys and Shire pierates!
Time to shiver the timbers of the Green Dragon!

Date: Friday September 20
Time: 7:30PM ((UK time 2:30PM servertime))
Location: Green Dragon Inn, Bywater, the Shire 

The autumn storms arrrr here, ‘n that means dangerous times fer all Brandywine pierate ships ‘n thar precious ale ‘n pie cargo. But no worries, me mateys. The Green Dragon provides a safe haven fer all Shire pierates on Friday 20th September! Come ‘n plunder Barmy’s ale cellar ‘n gather t’ enjoy tales, shanties, poems ‘n other shareworthy thin’s about pierates! Feel free t’ brin’ yer owns entertainment ‘n rum too! Yarrr! ‘n don’t forget t’ dress up pieratey, unless ye be a landlubber!

Yers faithfully,
Pierate Cap’n Pycella

((This will be a pirate-themed Green Dragon evening for RPing hobbits and travelling dwarves. If you wish to perform something at the event, please contact the hostess, Miss Pycella.))

Shire's got talent!!

posted Sep 7, 2019, 4:35 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush   [ updated Sep 21, 2019, 5:23 AM ]

By Nannie  

One night at the Green Dragon, Matzo and I were recalling the days of our youth. Of the many talented folks we knew and how they made us laugh. Which got me ter thinking, why no try ter do something like that again?  

So, this is a shout out ter all those Poets an Storytellers, ter the bands and the soloists. Can ye tell a good joke or riddle? Or maybe some of ye wants ter do a short play? All forms of entertainment are welcome!

We know you have talent, our Art's Corner proves it

As I'm looking fer a good variety of talents, I will have ter limit the number of bands and sololists
ter four in total - so first come gets the place there. Each act will have up to ten minutes ter perform.

Now the important stuff, the date! 

Saturday the 28th of September is the one ter put on yer calendar. Ah hopes ter start at 7:30pm((BST/ 2:30 server time)) The location will be finalized this week.

After much dashing around the Shire, ah think it's best ter hold it at the Methal-stage. A good open air area will do the shy folks taking part some good.

As fer judges... all will be revealed on the night.

So, come on folk what are ye waiting fer? Show us yer talents and let me know yer interest!

Twill be a grand night ter remember!

Bards Day 2019

posted Aug 26, 2019, 9:50 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush   [ updated Aug 26, 2019, 9:51 AM ]

By Lina Willowwood 

A day to remember the bards of old and the music they inspired.
Not least that grand feller Ronald Dwale.
Welcome to the annual Bards Day in the Ivy Bush Inn! 

Date: Monday 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!

Storynight at the Bird & Baby

posted Aug 16, 2019, 9:02 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Nannie 

Just some more information regarding yon story night, a little late ah knows. Still better late than never buying a pint! 

Tis been a while now since ah last gatherer folk tergether and we told many a tale. Now ah hear tell, there's a fancy hall where hobbits will gather, but ah always delight in finding new places ter abide and listen ter folk. 

So come one come all, be ye storyteller bold, a shy poet or just wanting ter listen in good company. All are welcome, and we're meeting in the Bird and Baby Yard this Saturday (17th). Ah've been promised that food and drink will be free, so dunna worry about that.

Ah'll be there round 8pm ((BST/3pm Server time)) with a maybe some old tales or a new un. Ah hopes ter see.


And then there were these hobbits: thinking story night would not return to the Bird and Baby until Ronald Dwale returned from his travels

Alternative locations for "Green Dragon" Friday

posted Aug 10, 2019, 9:00 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Peppy Bristlebrush 

For the duration of the Farmer's Fair, Bywater and the square in front of the Green Dragon Inn is a busy and noisy place. Go see for yourself and help fill the Mayor's gluttonous needs, if you have the stomach for it. 

The weekly meeting we call Green Dragon Friday is in jeopardy because of this: Many strangers running around, outside and inside the inn, and the noise would even drown out a bagpipe performance (not that there are many of those on Fridays) or the fireworks display that usually ends the evening. 

So the organisers have decided to have the meeting elsewhere for three consecutive Friday evenings:

On August 23 we'll meet you at the Golden Perch in Stock.

On August 30 we are welcome at the Floating Log in Frogmorton.

On September 6 we are closer to home again as we'll gather at the Ivy Bush in Hobbiton.

Ok, so we may need to travel a bit further, but the fun stays the same!

From September 13 on, it's business as usual at the Green Dragon Inn in Bywater, barring any reprisals of the Farmer's Fair. You never know with the people who brought you Yule in.. what was it again? March?

With many thanks to Miss Lina Willowwood for supplying the information for this article.

(( OOC:

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!))

A visit to Tholpa’s cottage & Breeland

posted Aug 9, 2019, 5:09 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Pycella Woodberry  

The summer is nearing its end, so it’s time for a last summer cottage trip!

This time, we will visit Tholpa’s summer cottage in Breeland!

Date: 24th and 25th August

Time: 7:30 PM on both days ((UK, 2:30 PM server time))

Location: On 24th: Golden Perch yard, Stock, the Shire; on 25th: in front of the Breeland homesteads.

Miss Tholpa has invited us for a refreshing weekend at her summer cottage in Breeland. There, we will eat lots of sausages, sip refreshing drinks, and visit the “hot bath room” Miss Tholpa has put up. During the weekend, we will also shortly visit Staddle and the festival grounds where we will play a game of tag or two!

The trip takes two days: Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August. Here is the schedule:

Saturday 24th August

  • Meeting up at the Golden Perch yard in Stock at seven and half bells, starting the walk towards the cottage after a few drinks

  • At the cottage: taking a look at Tholpa’s cottage, roasting sausages, visiting the hot bath room, maybe a bathing lecture. Cottage address: 2 Chestnut Street, Bramberth, Breeland homesteads.

Sunday 25th August

  • Meeting up in front of the Breeland Homesteads at seven and half bells, starting the walk towards Staddle

  • At Staddle: a tour through the village, maybe a picnic or something similar; continuing to the festival grounds

  • At the festival grounds: a game of tag at the festival ground ruins

Welcome to join a relaxed summer cottage visit with food, lazy walking, good company and fun games. A good chance to say hullo to your Staddle relatives!

(( OOC:

This is a roleplaying event for hobbits and maybe some travelling dwarves. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Tholpa or Almi.))

Fiddle Run Fun... or rather: Riddle Fun Run!

posted Jul 11, 2019, 7:48 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Pycella Woodberry 

Hobbits have a craving for riddles. Riddles are common entertainment at the Shire inns, most notably at the weekly Green Dragon Friday. It has been a while since the hobbits organized their last riddle run though, so it’s high time to have one! And this time, it will be a fun run, because it involves visiting the Shire inns!

Date: Sunday 28th July

Time: 7:30 PM ((UK, 2:30 PM server time))

Location: Tuckborough, the Shire

We will meet in Tuckborough, where you will get four riddles from Miss Pycella. Each riddle answer is one of the Shire inns, and the fourth riddle leads you to the place where the finish line is. You can do the race alone or in small teams (2–3 persons). First, you need to figure out the first three inns, visit them in any order you like and perform a special task at those inns. Also, you should take your time to look at the inn itself – there will be some extra questions at the finish line about the inns themselves. Also, Miss Pycella will give you some extra tasks to do so that you can gain extra points, if you have the time. Should you have problems during the race, please contact Miss Pycella.

Rewards will be given for speed and correct answers, but also for things like silliness and matching team costumes. The main idea is to have fun together. Even though the riddles themselves might not be too difficult to solve, it is encouraged to do the race in teams so that you get more fun out of it.

You will get more details on the Riddle Run day. In the meantime, you can gather a small team, visit inns, eat, meditate… whatever gets you ready for the fun run. See you in Tuckborough on Sunday 28th July!

Grand Summer Picnic at Northcotton Farm

posted Jun 29, 2019, 6:18 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Lina Willowwood  

Joy of joys, the summer is here! And summer means time for food and drink! 
This summer, we'll visit the northern vineyards at Northcotton Farm! 
Get ready for this year’s Grand Summer Picnic!  

Date: Sunday June 30th 
Time: 7:30PM UK/BST (2:30PM servertime)
Location: The vineyards at Northcotton Farm, outside Oatbarton

We are pleased to invite all hobbits and good friends to this year’s summer picnic! Activities to look forward to include music, dancing, games, food, drinks and fireworks. And wine, lots of wine. Perhaps yer will be able to start making yer own?
This year, we'll visit the Nortfarthing, more precisely Northcotton Farm just west of Oatbarton. The farm has some quality vineyards for us to peruse and learn more about northern wine-making traditions. For instruction on how to get there, see below.

Please bring your own food to share with the others, for the picnic potluck!

All hobbits are invited, except Lobelia and Lotho. We're still undecided over Ol' Flourdumpling, because he'll end up eating all the food.

There may be a pie rolling run as well, so bring an extra set of dry clothes...


This is certainly a hobbit-preferred event, but well-mannered dwarves and good friends from taller persuasions may surely pop around too. Just don’t block the view of the locals during the entertainment.

To reach the vineyards, follow the map below. Basically, once you go through the entrance (to the farm, not the adventure instance), turn left at the first main crossroad, then keep turning right along the path.

While the vineyards are safe, there are some level 30 shrews and crows around near the entrance. If you need help to get past them, please contact Lina or Pycella. ))

Summer poetry competition

posted May 29, 2019, 3:15 PM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Jadite Bumblefoot 

O the summer time has come 
and the trees are sweetly blooming 
and the wild mountain thyme 
grows around the blooming heather. 

Will ye go lassie, go?  

Now tis been a while since I last posted about poetry, and I hope this time the demands of the fields dunna keep those budding young bards all day at the plow.

Tis the time once more ter see who will become this years Summer-time Bard

Barring no encores and such, we'll meet at the Grand stage near Bywater fer a grand night.

Tis traditional fer a few topics be offered, fer those interested ter base their poems on. This year is no different, ye'll have ter choose from the following:

Harvest, Balance or Joy

"Harvest", one of the topics

Location: Methel Stage, Bywater.

When: Saturday 22nd June

Time: 8:00 pm ((BST/ 3:00 pm servertime))

Topics: Harvest, Balance or Joy

Prizes: Summer-Time bard title, plus anything else I can find down the sofa!

All races are welcome ter sign up fer this most grand event, and I'll look ferward ter seeing ye all on the night. Bring a picnic ter enjoy and music will be on hand fer yer dancing pleasure.

If yer interested in taking part then drop a message via the fast post ter meself - Jadite or me Nannie.

Rubysue's Farewell Adventure

posted May 22, 2019, 1:47 PM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Lina Willowwood 

Our dear friend Rubysue has sailed into the west.
We will meet do the things she loved.
Fishing, adventures and an ale at the inn. 

Date: Saturday May 25th
Time: 7:30PM ((UK time / 2:30PM servertime))
Location: 4 Wending Way, Songburrow, Shire Homesteads

Our good friend and grand mathomer Rubysue has passed away. We wish to invite her friends and aquaintances to an evening where we remember her by doing all the things she loved.

We will meet at Rubysue's burrow at 4 Wending Way, Songburrow, Shire Homesteads. The plans for the evening are flexible, but will likely include:
  • Fishing in the river near her burrow (so bring fishing poles)
  • An adventure of sorts, where we travel into the wild and look for trouble (so bring weapons and sturdy clothes)
  • An ale at her favourite inn, the Green Dragon.
During the evening, we want to remember the good times we had together with Rubysue. While the occasion is one of sadness, we aim for a fond and good-natured event where smiles and laughter are just as welcome as tears.

Welcome along to raise a mug of ale for a grand hobbit adventurer!

(( OOC:
This is an in-character event. The adventure part of the event will depend on how many wishes to join and their in-game level. It may be chasing Roving Threats in the North Down, going into a raid or just exploring dangerous territories. We'll see on the night.))

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