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Green Dragon Yarrrr Day

posted Sep 12, 2018, 7:06 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Pycella Woodberry 


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


Date: Friday September 21 
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 21st 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

(( OOC: 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.))

Sizzlin September OAKS wit the Purple Pipeweed Parlor Band!

posted Sep 8, 2018, 7:53 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush   [ updated Sep 8, 2018, 7:57 AM ]

By Acorne Oakley 


Hiya! 

The beginnin of this year's OAKS was a truly amazin concert !!!! 

Thanks ta all of my friends who came by ta start this 5th year off wit a deliteful party which included sum outstandin music...
a bit of smokin, a bit of drinkin, sum fireworks, sum mighty fine dancin..cheerin..and sum wonderful happy hugs   

A special thanks ta Master Rhyms and his awesum band, the Misti Mountain Hobbs!
  I didnt want this concert ta ever end

((Fer ya folks what was two sick ta come ( ya must have been sick if ya missed it ) ...


Now it be September and I  have found anuther band that is sure ta give all of
us an outstandin concert wit a lot of fun dancin tunes...woohoo!

It will be difficult ta wait..but then we dont have ta wait long cause the September OAKS will be comin a week from Saturday...September 15 at eight bells in the evenin

That's when the Purple Folks be comin...oh no they're not purple...

It's the pipeweed they smoke what be purple....no that's not rite either...

Oh dear I'm so confused...agin...*giggles*

Maybee it's the place where they smoke that be purple...

....well.... we'll find out t'gether on Saturday Sept 15  *winks*

when all of us at the Sept OAKS will have fun dancin wit...

I've herd these folks all around the Shire so I no they can play many different kinds of music or as Papa calls them jonras   or ginras...makes me think of a big bear that be eatin gingerbread and then roarin cause he dont want ta share
             (( genres as Papa would say ))
but these folks be mighty happy ta share their music wit us   *cheers*

This band has an always-happy hobbit lass, a tall elf maiden, a human fella who be kind of shy, and a friendly dwarfie so ya can tell they play all kinds of music fer all of the folks in Middle Earth.

Miss Agago even told me they had that ol' grumpy bald gaffer that lives way up on Harrow Road laughin and dancin along ta their music.

Bring all yer family & yer neighbors two ta the September OAKS wit the Premier Purple Players...or sumthin like that   😉

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

when:    Saturday September 15th at eight bells in the evenin
                (( 20:00 UK time / 21:00 CET / 15:00 server time ))

Warm hugs ta all,
Acorne

Floating Log Friday

posted Aug 30, 2018, 6:13 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Lina Willowwood 

Ol' Flourdumpling is busy stuffing his face over in Bywater during the Farmer's Fair, 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 7
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... Pycella will be hosting his Friday, so have a chat with her if yer ponder on something!

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!

On Friday September 14, we will hopefully be back in the Green Dragon!

A Toolman's Treasure

posted Aug 30, 2018, 6:03 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush   [ updated Sep 2, 2018, 1:51 PM ]

By Pycella Woodberry   

There are secrets in the dusty shelves of the Great Smials.  
Mysterious notes with curious clues of treasures.  
Come help us solve the riddles!   

Date: Sunday September 23th   (NB has been postponed to the 23rd!)
Time: 7:30PM ((UK, 2:30PM servertime))
Location: The Great Smials, Tuckborough

 
A mysterious note found at the Great Smials library

Today, I was rummaging the Grand Smials library, searching for a long-forgotten pie recipe or two. When I was leafing through a worn mushroom recipe book, I suddenly found an old note tucked between the pages. By the looks of it, the parchment was very old and the writing on it had almost worn off, but when I went out and studied the paper in the bright daylight, I could make out the words on top of the note: ”A Toolman’s Treasure”!

Following this, there is a short text that seems to be a clue that leads to the treasure itself. While I am still trying to figure out what it says, I would ike to ask if anyone would be interested to help with the treasure seeking? I am not the best riddle solver in these parts, it would surely be wise to have some company with quicker wits. And well, it’s always more fun to have some grand company with you.

If you are interested in this mysterious quest, please meet me inside the Great Smials (the main hall) on Sunday September 23th, at seven and half bells in the evening. Feel free to bring some food along – we might have a long stroll ahead!

Yours, Pycella

Celebrating the Bards of Old

posted Aug 22, 2018, 9:10 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

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 celebration in the Ivy Bush Inn!  

                Ronald Dwale and his wife, Edith 

Date: Sunday 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 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, Sunday September 2nd!

Ivy Bush Friday

posted Aug 22, 2018, 8:59 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush   [ updated Aug 24, 2018, 10:47 AM ]

By Lina Willowwood 

The Farmer’s Faire starts on August 23th, 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!

The Farmer’s Faire started early! Which means Bywater is a no-go zone for the local hobbits seeking some peace and quiet with their ales. 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 August 24th
Time: 7:30PM ((UK time, 2:30PM servertime))
Location: Ivy Bush Inn, Hobbiton

Date: Friday August 31st
Time: 7:30PM ((UK time, 2:30PM servertime))
Location: Ivy Bush Inn, Hobbiton

Given that Bywater is pretty much uninhabitable during the Farmer's Faire, we'll move GDF to other venues when it is on. For August 24th and 31st, Hereward Loamsdown at the Ivy Bush is happy to have us over. More customers than the local shirriff Robin Smallburrow is always welcome. So, expect friendly greetings and even friendlier prices!

This Ivy Bush Friday will also tie in with Bards Day on Sunday September 2nd. For future Fridays, we plan to go to:
  • The Floating Log in Frogmorton, September 7
  • The Golden Perch in Stock, September 14
((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!))

Their travels take them back to the Bird and Baby

posted Aug 16, 2018, 6:45 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush   [ updated Aug 16, 2018, 5:52 PM ]

By Peppy Bristlebrush  

It's a bit last minute news, but tonight August 16, the Traveling Bilberries will liven up the Yard Party at the Bird & Baby with a diversity of songs, dance tunes and more! A must see for all you Hobbits and interested other Folk.

The Yard Party will start at the usual time of 19:30 ((UK, 2:30 servertime)) As the hosts are also members of the band, it will be self-service tonight!


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 OAKS are back!!

posted Aug 6, 2018, 5:45 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Acorne Oakley   

Hiya Everybodee!  

 Walkin Trees?   Could it be ?   Yup...here they come!  and dancin two!  

                  the OAKS are back!  

that's rite!  Seems the OAKS will be dancin wit the Misti Mountain Hobbs  

 And  I'm hopin all of you can join us in the Oldfurlong neighborhood when the fifth year of the Oldfurlong Amazin Koncert Series begins on Saturday August 18 at eight bells in the evenin!!    (( 20:00 UK time / 21:00 CET / 15:00 server time ))

First I want to thank all the awesumly talented bands & solo musicians who made the fourth year ...and the Forest of OAKS last May ...so very special!
Azure Pleasures
Brago Brothers ...and Sweet Sister
Chapel of Musical Friendship
Dulcet Tones
Lanterns of Nimrodeliant
Mardi Gras Party
and Ohrwurm....
thanks ta all these magnificent bands fer bringin such great fun and awesum music ta all of us.
   and a special thanks ta all of the artists that brought their outstandin talents ta the first ever OAKS wit solo musicians in April....
   and came back in May fer the Forest of OAKS as the...
                   Orchestra of April's Kindred Songbirds
except fer cousine Louellana who had to go ta them healers in Rivendell but kindly gave us one of her songs fer the O.A.K.S. ta play..we're all happy she be back in the Shire now...
Thanks ta Brandebas, Fiyalka, Geoffri, Gerhalt, Ingebjorg, Kenghis, Queen Lina, Lyhian, my sweet Papa Peppy, Sitarina, and dear Hollybery who not only performed but brought along Miss Leddy ta make magick drawings of the whole day!
      Each and every one of these folks are absolutely amazin!!

Now it be time fer a new year of OAKS ta begin......I no what ya be thinkin ....it's gonna be plenty difficult ta find a band that can still amaze ya folks after all that??

well.....I did it!

I found anuther truly fabulous band...who will rock yer socks off...if any of ya be silly enuf ta wear such things      *giggles*

This band 's music will not only make ya want ta dance all nite but I thinks they will awaken part of yer soul and speak ta yer heart wit the sweetness of their music...

I no it makes me so happy when they play the blues

the marvelous Misti Mountain Hobbs

These folks have come down all the way from the Misty Mountains ta party wit us...

so bring yer whole family ta the August OAKS cause we all no them gaffers like ta   dance til they drop in the grass   *winks*


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

when:    Saturday August 18th at eight bells in the evenin
             (( 20:00 UK time / 21:00 CET / 15:00 server time ))

Warm hugs ta all,
Acorne


A Tasty Dragon Friday

posted Aug 3, 2018, 6:44 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Pycella Woodberry  

 

Do you value food over hoarded gold? 

Would you like to share your most precious recipe to other hobbits?  

Then you’re in for a treat at the Tasty Dragon Friday!  

 

Date: Friday August 17 

Time: 7:30 PM ((UK time / 2:30 PM servertime)) 

Location: Green Dragon Inn, Bywater  

All cooks, bakers, and eaters are more than welcome at the Green Dragon on Friday 17 th August, when we will devote the Green Dragon Friday to food. There will be some grand meals for tasting, of course, and don’t worry, Mayor Whitfoot’s invite has mysteriously been lost by the Quick Post, so there will be enough food for everyone. The evening also includes a pie lecture where you can get the esteemed “Pie Maven” title yourself. To pass, you need the minimum belly size of 40, plus some space in your belly ((5 bag slots for the pies)).

We also welcome all hobbits to share their best recipes (and best samples) to other patrons. Other delicious entertainment is also grand. Treat the others with songs, poems, stories and other things that make a hobbit drool. No need to sign up beforehand – just wobble in and let Miss Pycella (the hostess) know.

 

((OOC: This will be a usual Green Dragon evening, where roleplaying hobbits and travelling dwarves are welcome. Feel free to share some real recipes too! ))

Grand Hobbit Summer Rooftop Picnic, Sunday 22 July

posted Jul 14, 2018, 5:45 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Lina Willowwood  

Joy of joys, the summer is here! And summer means time for food and drink!  
Well, so does the rest of the year too, but there’s one thing summer surely brings.  
Picnics! Get ready for this year’s Grand Summer Picnic!  



Date: Sunday July 22  
Time: 7:30PM ((UK/BST, 2:30PM servertime)) 
Location: On the roof of the Golden Perch in Stock, the Shire. 

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 and drinks, fireworks and competitions.

New of this year is that we'll go on a picnic in Stock. The roof of The Golden Perch looks inviting, as does the picnic table just beneath the apple tree there.

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...


(( OOC:
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. ))

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