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Grand Order 14th Anniversary Party

posted by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Lina Willowwood

Fourteen is not an unlucky number!

The hobbits of The Grand Order of the Lost Mathom have great delight in inviting our friends and acquaintances to a party of special magnificence, on occasion of our 14th anniversary!

Date: Sunday November 7

Time: 7:30PM ((UK time / 2:30PM servertime))
Location: Songburrow, 4 Brookbank Street, Shire homesteads

Event details:

The Grand Order of the Lost Mathom was founded on October 9th fourteen years ago. This means it is time to celebrate! Although as usual, we’re a bit late with the party…

Still, we’ll have a grand party including speeches, drinks, food, fireworks and entertainment. The kitchens in Songburrow are gearing up already, and there is sure to be a few unexpected surprises as well. Will Strollers or Badgers show up? Will there be brandy? Dancing bears? Grumpy gaffers? Games and competitions? Gifts for the guests? Perhaps! Just don’t be surprised should you find some free-roaming oinkers in the village.

We are delighted to extend this invitation to the hobbits of the Shire, as well as to good friends among the dwarves and the big folk. Welcome to good friends, neighbours and acquaintances! We hope to see you in Songburrow!

((OOC details:

The party will be held in-character ((so no OOC talk, even in brackets)).

Weapons and armour should not be worn within the bounds of Songburrow, please dress for a social gathering.

Please leave your pets at home.))

The Full Moon ROCKS in the October OAKS

posted Oct 16, 2021, 1:42 PM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Acorne Oakley 


The new season of the Oldfurlong Amazin Koncert Series began on saturday September 18  ...
when the soft music of the songbirds and the gentle rhythm of the babbling brook
gave way to the marvelous music of MIDNiGHT!

Yes!!!! it was MIDNIGHT all nite long  ...
when the magnificent Lady J, Sir Aifel & friends came ta the Oldfurlong neighborhood.
Thanks ta all of them fer a truly awesum concert that had us dancin until way, way past midnite ...                                ~giggles~
Also thanks ta all of ya folks that joined us fer this grand openin party of the OAKS   ...
a bit of pipeweed, sum wine, & dancin ta the phenomenal sound of MIDNIGHT!

A big thanks ta dear Miss Leddy fer these drawings! ((fer all those who still want ta see/hear it all again...

Now it be October ...time fer the October OAKS!
  this nite will be a Full Moon fer certain  ~winks~
Cause the outstandin


will be entertainin us

The folks will be doin sumthin they call a "Rock Opera"

I asked Papa what "opera" means      
He says that means they gonna tell us an adventure by singin it
Of course I know what a rock is  ~nods yes~
So I'm guessin this will be an excitin adventure told thru them singin while jugglin rocks!!

Ya dont suppose them folks be singin while throwin rocks at each other, do ya??

(Papa Editor thinks they might just be standing on a big rock?)

Anyway this will be another outstandin performance by a special group of very talented folks

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

    Saturday October 23 at seven and a half bells in the evenin
                  ((19:30 UK time / 20:30 CET / 2:30pm server time ))

Maybee   ... Polnolunie mite play sum rockin music ...hahaha

happy hobbity hugs fer all,

Haunted Burrow Walk

posted Oct 13, 2021, 7:06 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Nannie 

There's a burrow upon the hilltop
 We will not go inside
 For that is where the witch does live,
 Where ghosts and goblins hide.

The leaves have started to turn gold, an the nights are drawing closer.

Soon the darkness will grow in strength, bringing with it those things we love to shiver too...

Ghosts.... spiders ...

and Haunted Burrow Walks!

As always ah will be yer guide on this most frightening nights o' the year! so start planning yer costumes ter be ready

We'll meet at the Ivy bush at 7:30pm ((BST/2:30pm servertime)) On Saturday the 30th of October

Where we will journey into the depths of yom Haunted Burrow, stopping to listen ter tales and poems, along the way, ter bring a chill ter the spine.

We'll end the night as always in Bag end, with more tales an maybe a tune or two

so mark the calendar with the 30th o' this month ter come along.
Bring food and ale, incase we get lost...
But most importantly....
Bring yerself... or not... ye'll be in costume!

The Badgers visit the Blue Theatre

posted Oct 4, 2021, 9:25 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Lina Willowwood 

Far far away 

Them Rolling Kegs have invited us Brandy Badgers to play music in a faraway city! We hope them have solid hobbit food down there.

Date: Saturday October 9
Time: The Badgers start playing at 7PM ((UK time, 2PM servertime)). The full concert starts at 5PM ((UK/12PM servertime)). See full schedule below
Location: Blue Theatre, Minas Tirith, Midsummer version.

How to get there, yer might ask? Simple! Visit a stable master in any homesteads (or even in Michel Delving), head to Minas Tirith (Midsummer), take a pony up to the Player’s tier, then run south-east until yer reach the Blue Theatre at the end.

See the full event details over on the Laurelin Archives

A Wet Riddle Fun Run

posted Sep 12, 2021, 6:24 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Pycella Woodberry 

It’s been a few years since our last riddle fun run. Last time, the riddles involved visiting various inns in the Shire. This time we are going to try something different: a riddle fun run with a watery theme!

What is the riddle fun run? 

The riddle fun run is a silly competition where you get three riddles, each pointing to a specific location in the Shire. You also need to figure out the location of the “finish line”. The competition is not about being the fastest hobbit of the Shire with the sharpest wits – it’s about having fun and roleplaying your character. In the end, folks will be rewarded for various reasons – things they do during the competition, how they dress up, and so on. You are welcome to form pairs and teams, if you like!


Date: Sunday 26th September

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

Location: Bywater Pond, Bywater, the Shire


How to prepare?

The only thing you will need for this event is a lighthearted attitude! If you would like to compete in a team, you can ask around in advance. A small team of 2–4 hobbits is good. Feel free to dress up in a funny costume (if you are in a team, all members can use a themed costume/uniform, etc.). The main focus is to have fun and be silly. Should you have any questions, just ask Miss Pycella!


More detailed instructions are given to you at the event itself. See you in September!


((OOC: This is a lighthearted competition where the main focus is on roleplaying our characters and having fun. The event is meant for hobbits and travelling dwarves who are not afraid of getting a bit wet.))

The Hobbitry Harvest Picnic Show!

posted Sep 8, 2021, 5:08 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush   [ updated Sep 14, 2021, 8:04 AM ]

By Aodhfin Greenfield

The Hobbitry-In-Arms presents:
The Hobbitry Harvest Picnic Show! 
Join us on Sunday the 24th of October 2021 on a Scary, Gossipy, Picnic adventure!

The Event will take place at our kinship homestead:
4 Myrtle Court - Sootcrest, Shire Homesteads
7 bells ((19:00 UK time! 2pm servertime))

This is a relaxed roleplay musical event brought to you by the kinship: The Hobbitry-In-Arms. This is an event were all races are welcome))

No Hobbit Market this Monday, September 6

posted Sep 4, 2021, 2:09 PM by Peppy Bristlebrush   [ updated Sep 6, 2021, 7:13 AM ]

By Peppy Bristlebrush 

Dear readers,

This is to inform you that the Hobbit Market on Monday September 6th has been cancelled.

The reason is that the Brandy Badgers have been asked to play at the Dwarves' Night out on Frerin's Court that evening.
And as many of the marketeers are members of the Brandy Badgers it was decided to cancel the market for just this one evening.

So there will be Hobbit Market on Tuesday September 7th, for sure! We hope to see you there.

And those of you of an adventurous nature, why not go out of bounds, take a trip to Thorin's Hall to support the Badgers and all the other bands playing there.

More mathoms than yer can fathom!

posted Sep 2, 2021, 6:27 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Lina Willowwood 

Good friends, tea, pie and dusty old objects. That’s all yer need fer a relaxing, lovely Sunday afternoon. Welcome to a new mathom tea in Songburrow!

Date: Sunday September 12
Time: 7:30PM ((UK, 2:30PM servertime))
Location: Songburrow Hall, 4 Brookbank Street, Songburrow

We are happy to invite our neighbours and good hobbit friends to a relaxing cup tea this Sunday. In addition to a grand selection of food and drink, some even home-grown and produced locally in the village of Songburrow, the tea will have a mathomy theme. We hope that yer will bring some of yer own favourite old objects to the tea, for comments and value appraisal.

Do yer have an old, dusty shield hanging on yer wall? An old book yer are curious about? Have yer sometimes pondered if there weren’t something more to that old dishcloth yer inherited from yer parents? Do yer think yer have THE club the Bullroarer used during the battle of Greenfields? Just bring it to Songburrow Hall, tell us a little about it, and our local historians will study it and try uncover its secrets!


This is a relaxed, non-scripted event with many opportunities to mingle and chat with other hobbits, as well as to learn something about mathoms. Don’t be shy to bring your own items and a short description/story of them, and we’ll see how many we can appraise during the night. Be prepared to show yer mathom and tell us a little about it and how yer found it, and we’ll try our best to say what kind of object it really is. Think of it as a hobbit version of the “Antiques Roadshow”, and you’ll be good!

Given the theme, this is very much a hobbit-preferred event, although good dwarven friends are also welcome.))

Let's dance under the OAKS around Midnight

posted Sep 2, 2021, 5:03 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush   [ updated Sep 2, 2021, 10:36 AM ]

By Acorne Oakley 


Hope everyone is enjoyin a sweet musical summer!

I decided this summer I wood rest up fer a while  ..well I did think about it ..
but then my feet gots ta inchin ta dance 
so I started explorin and found sum fabulous bands playin ..

yup there was...
music on the Hill after the summer picnic ...
music beside the Pond near Staddle ...
music high up on a mountaintop on the back of Landroval ...
music at the tea party wit the Purple Folks ...
music in the sand along the river Sirannon ...
music on an mysterious island near the Cape of Belfalas ...
music filled these luvly warm summer days ...and nites ~winks~
I know I certainly found sum mighty fine music all over Middle Earth this summer

NOW!   time fer more music in the cool woods of Oldfurlong  .. 
the OAKS be back!!
wit the truly magnificent music of  .. MIDNIGHT!

I'm inviting all of you to come to Oldfurlong on September 18th at 8pm ((UK time, 3pm servertime))

my feet be inchin ta dance agin   ..woohoo!!!
and I am thrilled ta share wit ya folks that my kind friends Lady J, Sir Aifel & friends be comin ta me relieve them itchy feet ..hehe

of course I'm gonna need a dance partner.
Anyone out there who wants ta help me find a partner  ..or two  ..or three ..or 50!?!
are ya ready ta dance under the OAKS around Midnight ?

~giggles~  no that's not the time  ...that be the name of the band who we be dancin around  the and only ...

Marvelous Midnight

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

    Saturday September 18th at eight bells in the evenin
                  (( 20:00 UK time / 21:00 CET / 3pm server time )) 

I can barely wait ta hear the phenomenal sound of MIDNIGHT ....
 (and dance wit you again ..definitely!)

warm gentle hugs,

Bards Day Celebration at the Ivy Bush

posted Aug 14, 2021, 5:30 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Lina Willowwood 

Come raise yer glass again!

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

Welcome to the annual Bards Day in the Ivy Bush Inn! A day to remember the writers of the tales, poems and songs we treasure today. Not least those related to one of the finest writers we have seen, master Ronald Dwale.

Master Ronald, depicted here with his wife Edith

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 others who would like to share suitable works for the occasion.

This is the 10th time we celebrate Bards Day! Everyone is welcome to attend, so come join us and raise yer glass to them old bards!

((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.

Players of all sizes and shapes are welcome, but note that this is an in-character event. Instead of speaking about Tolkien, the musicians will play songs inspired by Ronald Dwale, Tolkien’s in-game alter ego.

If you have suitable songs or poems to perform during the open stage bit, please keep yer contributions short so there will be room for everyone. If you’d like to sign up in advance, send me a letter.))

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