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Green Dragon Friday 10th Anniversary Main Party

posted Apr 21, 2018, 8:39 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Lina Willowwood  

Green Dragon Friday is 10 years old, and we must celebrate! 
This is the main party! 
Welcome hobbits! Bring all yer hobbit friends! 



Date: Friday May 11 
Time: 7:30PM ((UK, 2:30PM servertime)) 
Location: Green Dragon Inn, Bywater, The Shire. 

Plans for the main party:
  • The Grand GDF Anniversary Play – a short theatrical play!
  • The Grand GDF Anniversary Meal – 10 courses?
  • The Grand GDF Anniversary Speech – short and sweet!
  • Round two of the Grand GDF Raffle – win fun and grand prizes!
  • The Grand GDF Fireworks Display – boom!
  • GDF-related entertainment – see below for how to sign up
Entertainers

Green Dragon Friday is home to many hobbit performers. As usual, we ask our performers to:
  • Prepare riddles, songs, poems, limericks or similar that relates to the Green Dragon, Bywater, Green Dragon Friday and/or its patrons.
  • Sign up in advance for a given date by sending me a letter.
  • Given the other activities planned these Fridays, there may be little to no room for on-the-day sign-ups. There will likely be most time available on Friday May 12.
  • Any entertainment that is related to GDF somehow will be given priority.
  • Keep your entries short and to the point (10 minutes is max, but shorter is better)


((OOC

Please note that Green Dragon Friday is an in-character roleplaying event for hobbits. Travelling dwarves are welcome as always. ))

Green Dragon Friday 10th Anniversary Rooftop Warmup Party

posted Apr 21, 2018, 8:19 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Lina Willowwood  

Green Dragon Friday is 10 years old, and we must celebrate!  
This is the warmup roof party!  
Welcome hobbits! 

 

Date: Friday May 4 
Time: 7:30PM ((UK, 2:30PM servertime)) 
Location: Green Dragon Inn, Bywater, The Shire. 

Since the LOTRO anniversary celebration is on this Friday, the Green Dragon will be invaded by players who run around the inn looking for floating remembrance books for a quest. This is somewhat disruptive when you try drink ales and have a good time, and one of the books is even placed bang in the middle of our regular meeting spot ((shakes fist at the LOTRO quest designers)). So, this Friday, we’ll celebrate outside, starting on the roof of the Green Dragon.

Activities planned are:
  • The Grand GDF Green Outfit competition – see below for rules
  • The Grand GDF Angler championship – a short fishing competition in the Water below the inn. Sign-ups on the day.
  • Round one of the Grand GDF Raffle – win fun and grand prizes!
  • The Grand GDF Pony Dance – bring yer ponies for a dance outside the inn!
  • GDF-related entertainment – see below for how to sign up

Entertainer sign-up

Green Dragon Friday is home to many hobbit performers. For the parties, we encourage sign-ups in advance:
  • Prepare riddles, songs, poems, limericks or similar that relates to the Green Dragon, Bywater, Green Dragon Friday and/or its patrons.
  • Be creative! Offer to bake an anniversary pie to present and serve, tell a story/poem related to a character previously active at the event, prepare a limerick about Barmy... it is all grand!
  • Sign up in advance for a given date by sending me a letter. Given the other activities planned these Fridays, there may be little to no room for on-the-day sign-ups.
  • Any entertainment that is related to GDF somehow will be given priority.
  • Keep your entries short and to the point (10 minutes is max, but shorter is better)
Green Outfit Competition (no sign-ups, just wear a green outfit during the roof party on May 4)

During the warmup party on May 4, there will be a "stealth" outfit competition running through the night. A jury will choose which outfits they feel celebrate the spirit of Green Dragon Friday the best. Prizes will be awarded near the end of the night.

The only rule? Your outfit has to have a green theme! That's it! It won't have to be fully green (I hear good things about yellow...), but the main colour must indeed be green. Apart from this, feel free to try express GDF through your chosen clothes or cosmetic items (including hand-held items). There will be no sign-up for the competition, just come dressed in your best greens. Lots of prizes will be handed out, to both grand and silly costumes.


((OOC 

if the flute player outside of the Dragon gets annoying, remember that it is now possible to filter away particular sound effects – just remember to filter out all three of the songs he plays!

Please note that Green Dragon Friday is an in-character roleplaying event for hobbits.
Travelling dwarves are welcome as always. ))

Shire May Queen (and King) Election 2018

posted Apr 20, 2018, 5:53 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush   [ updated Apr 25, 2018, 4:32 AM ]

By Nannie   


Tis hard ter believe that it will be the sixth year we've been searching!  

Each year around this time, the call goes out and the Shire decides which of the brave lassies who come forward, will be ter next wearer of the floral crown. From humble housewife ter hard working crafters, the race is open ter all   

Now, as the leaves on the trees change every year, tis only fair that ter Queen be renewed every year, otherwise we'd be keeping the same lassies and no giving others the chance.  


So... Are ye a lassie of the Shire? Do ye have what it takes ter be Queen of the May? If so, then don't delay, send yer name to me, Nannie, and ye could be the lucky one!

Over the years we've many a fine queen of the May. Miss Acorne to Miss Amorey and now Miss Dassa holds the crown, yet her time draws ter a close as it must.

So, lassies dust off yer dresses and pluck up yer courage - a wee dram may help with that one - Drop me a wee message via the Quick post - oh those laddies dunna like this coming month as they ken they'll have ter earn their ale! - or if ye see's me at the Green Dragon or market, let me know and ye too could be wearing the floral crown come May 5th!

Now ah hope ye lads are no thinking ah've forgotten yet this year! Oh no!

So laddies here's yer chance!

King Potty has worn the crown well this past year, but his time too is coming to an end.

Who will he be passing it too is the question?

If ye think ye have what it takes ter be the King o' the May, then drop me yer name and we'll see what we'll see!

Queen Dassa and King Potty the First

The search has begun to find our next Rulers of the May, all are invited ter try, who havena held the title before. Once we have some willing vict.... er candidates, their names will be listed here fer all ter see and then voting will be opened.

Ye have one week ter get yer names in ( so before or on April 27! ), then voting will open for those brave souls.

The event is open to all Hobbits of the Shire and beyond, results ter be announced at the party on May the 5th

Date : 5th May (Saturday)

Time : 8 pm ((BST, 3pm servertime))

Location :
4 Brookbank Street, Brightdown

Help wanted!!

posted Apr 14, 2018, 4:36 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush   [ updated Apr 16, 2018, 3:16 PM ]

By Bonkadoc  


Looking for volunteers to hard labour on turnip fields.  



Bonkadoc Turnip Juice Industries is looking for additional help because of a record spring turnip bounty. 
Any able-bodied hobbits are invited to hard labour at 6 Chalk Road, Goatbottle, at dawn, for the next two weeks. First and Second breakfasts are provided on site. 

Master Juicer Bonkadoc henceforth issues this statement. 

"I am immensely pleased with the bounty this year. We farmers are at the mercy of the weather, which in the Shire is affected by our ancient ceremonies. None is more important than the selection of May Queen and King. At this time I would like to express my pleasure towards our May Queen Dassa and May King Potty, without whom this would not have been possible."

The Return of the Flute, a Spring Musical

posted Apr 6, 2018, 9:18 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Lina Willowwood  

Them say that Shire badgers greet the spring with song, after having run into mad ol' Jethro back in the day.
Total nonsense of course... but wouldn't it be fun if it were so?

Date: Saturday April 21st, 2018
Time: 7:30PM ((UK, 2:30PM servertime))
Location: Overhill, The Shire


As usual, we'll just have to go try find those singing spring badgers in the Shire forests. As usual, we'll probably be disappointed.

So, the Brandy Badgers have a backup musical for the night, telling the tale of ... mad ol' Jethro, the one who first ran into the mystical musical badgers back in the day. 50 years after he started making music in the Shire, he has lost is flute! He needs a new one! The toolsmith won't give him one! Things are bad! Things have to get better!

Welcome to a tale of high drama, low comedy, hard tests and soft berries! And lots of standing on one leg while playing the flute. Come join us!



((  OOC details:
The event will be a musical, based around the real-life music of Jethro Tull. After all, they celebrate their 50th anniversary these days. However, the story and song lyrics are performed in the /say channel and will all be somewhat LOTRO lore relevant.

The musical will be performed by The Brandy Badgers, an in-house music collective of the Grand Order of the Lost Mathom.

This is a hobbit-themed tale, although if there are travellers from out of bounds who have good reason to be into hobbit music and badger mythology, then by all means come! Just remember to behave well and stay at the back, so you don’t block the view of the locals! This is also a roleplaying event, so please keep chat in-character and don't discuss things not belonging in Middle Earth. ))

the Hope, 50th concert!

posted Mar 30, 2018, 4:43 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Toadflax Nosely   

When I was contacted concerning this event, I asked my daughters how much Fifty is and they replied "A lot" and "More than you can count to", respectively, and I also understood that Fifty is important because it is a Round Number and I know that Round is good, for that is what all Hobbit lasses strive to be!  

Be that as it may, our friends in The HOPE have previously performed at the Yard Party and when they asked if they could play their 50th concert here I was very pleased, which everyone should be since The HOPE is a very capable band, ambitious in their repertoire and guaranteed to make even the rocks shake, rattle and roll!


So come dance in the Bird and Baby Yard on June 2nd and let's all have a beautiful day!

Please note, that this is on a Saturday, not on a regular Thursday! Starting time is as usual: 7:30pm ((UK time, 2:30pm servertime))



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 Miss 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.))



April OAKS.. with a twist (and a twirl)

posted Mar 26, 2018, 6:26 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush   [ updated Mar 26, 2018, 6:26 AM ]

By Acorne Oakley  

Hiya!  

I want ta thank all of the Dulcet Tones fer makin the OAKS the first stop on their Show on the Road tour.   That was a fun time!   Sum times it's hard ta tell whether the band or the audience has the most fun...and this band had many askin fer "ANOTHER ROUND"   

thanks ta Miss Leddy....ya can grab an ale & enjoy it all over agin...  
                ((  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04qiPHRax9c&t=25s  ))  


Did ya ever take a walk by a tall Shire oak and from way up in the tree ya hear a single songbird singin all about how wonderful life is when ya be free?     Or ya walk a little further and hear the soft murmur of water fallin over sum rocks in a nearby brook?   

Just one bird...or one lil stream...can make such a truly lovely sound it almost makes ya cry cause it touches yer heart wit its beauty..



A few years back when I first came ta live wit my Gammer Oakley, there be a lot of folks that played music down in the market square in Michel Delving..and mostly all by themselves.
 
Nowadays most folks like to play in bands...and sum of them are really BIG bands what has  plenty of folks playin..and that makes fer sum beautiful harmony wit the many different instruments :)

But on the uther hand I no many, many folks in our Shire and beyond in Middle Earth who can play marvelous music all alone  ....from a lively jig....ta a soft soulful melody..often wit touchin or maybee funny lyrics that bring a smile ta yer lips.

Actually two many ta put inta one concert...*giggles*...so I picked a few ta come and share their solos wit us fer the April OAKS.

Yup ..that's rite!   The April OAKS will be all solo artists!    I have asked many mighty fine musicians ta come ta show how entertainin just ONE can be

Come join us in Oldfurlong on the first Saturday in April fer an OAKS wit...a twist...a solo twist      *grins*  

Maybee sumone will even play a song we can enjoy wit a twisty dance....or...maybee even a new twist on an old melody ...or....
 
maybee a tune fit fer twistin a dwarfie's beard inta braids!
           *falls down laughing*


where:   the town square of the Oldfurlong neighborhood in the Shire homesteads
                            ((Altfurch auf Deutsch / Longuevieille en français))
when:    Saturday April 7th at seven and a half bells in the evenin
                   (( 19:30 UK time / 20:30 CET / 14:30 server time ))

Warm hugs ta everybodee,
Acorne

April 19th - Reprise of the Return of Son of Black Salad Day

posted Mar 20, 2018, 11:39 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush   [ updated Mar 30, 2018, 4:24 AM ]

By Toadflax Nosely  

The Yard Party has celebrated Black Salad Day for three years running, and perhaps persevering is flogging a dead horse, but the members of The Traveling Bilberries wants to do it again and who knows, perhaps there will be a song or three added to the repertoire this time. So come dance, bang your head and enjoy songs like "Mud Pigs", "Hobbits in Boots", "Shire, Lovely Shire" and many more once again as The Traveling Bilberries perform the music of the incomparable BLACK SALAD!  






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 Miss 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.))

The ARDA with Acorne Oakley

posted Mar 20, 2018, 11:16 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Toadflax Nosely  

The Yard Party on March 29th features The ARDA assisted by our own Acorne Oakley.  

Mr. Strovar of ARDA, who is a Dwarf, talks much about "hard rocks" and "heavy metal", which are natural conversation subjects for his people but says they will play various genres including "cute" stuff and some songs featuring the new invention, the Fiddle!  

Further, Mr. Strovar says: "It is a great pleasure for us to perfrom on this event, especially for me, because I very love the Bird and Baby party!
We hope that all listeners will be happy to listen and dancing by the good music!
Let's rock the Shire together!






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 Miss 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.))

Cross the Road to a wonderful Socks Party!

posted Mar 12, 2018, 10:35 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush   [ updated Mar 12, 2018, 2:20 PM ]

By Taigeis  

Why did the chickens cross the troll? To get to the sock party!  


The group of hobbits known collectively as the Socks are having a little party of silliness in April. If you have ever wondered why elves crave salad melons or orcs need so many handles come and find out.  

They shall be entertaining the assembled hobbits with a series of little sketches designed to make you "chuck-le". 

Anyone can be silly on one day. It takes a Sock to be silly all year.

So, Use your h̶a̶t̶-̶c̶o̶v̶e̶r̶e̶d̶ brain, and be a smarty! Come and join the Spring Sock's Party

Date: Sunday April 8th

Time: 7:30pm for an 8pm start ((UK Time, 3pm start Servertime))

Location: 4 Myrtle Court, Shortshot, Shire Homesteads

 

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                    Don't try this at home, chucks!


This year we D̶O̶N̶'̶T̶ want you to wear hats! Wear a cap, caps are n̶o̶ hats also.


If you see a hat moving all by it's own, you can bet there is ~Woot underneath it! Blame the ~Woot!


The Socks look forward to seeing you,

Taigeis, Woot, Penina and Tinsella


((OOC

Although there is definitely a chicken related theme, you do NOT have to visit in session play as a chicken. Now, that would be silly! ))


Again, the editors want to apologise for what seems to be a breach in the Gazette's security. We've been h̶a̶c̶k̶e̶d̶ pecked.

 

 


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