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Ambrinna's One Year Party

posted Jan 17, 2018, 7:24 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush   [ updated ]

By Ambrinna Sorrelwood  

Ambrinna has been in the Grand Order of the Lost Mathom for one year already!  
She'll host a party to celebrate!  
Let's hope the quick post don't lose the invitations...   



Date: Sunday January 28
Time: 7:30PM ((UK, 2:30PM servertime))
Location: 5 Brookbank Street, Songburrow, Shire Homesteads

A letter from Ambrinna arrives:

Hullo Everyone! It's been a year since you kindly invited me to Join the Grand Order. To celebrate that I'm having a party at me burrow next to the Grand Orders kin hall. I'm at 5 Brookbank street and I was looking at a 7:30pm start on the 28th of this month. There will be food of course and drink as well plus all slugs and toads will be locked up fer the day.

Yours, Ambrinna

Everyone are welcome to attend!

Shire Wassail, Monday 8 January

posted Jan 3, 2018, 3:25 PM 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 8 
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.

((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.

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.

Ed.: *To help plant the apple trees you need to be an Artisan farmer. You can buy the seeds, fertiliser and water (never mind the soil, as we won't harvest the trees) from Olo Proudfoot at the Hobbiton farmlands. Onionfarmer Pete will be there, just as in previous years. If you don't know what to do exactly, just follow his example.

And off to the next place! ))

Yard Party Message

posted Dec 26, 2017, 2:15 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Peppy Bristlebrush  

This Thursday, December 28, there will no hosts at the Yard Party, as both Miss Bilbeto and Mrs Toadflax are visiting their families.  

For Carlo, the publican of the Bird and Baby, this is no reason to close the Yard for the night. That means that all are welcome, but you'll have to provide your own entertainment. This is how things usually go at Yard Parties, the difference being the absence of the charming hosts to get things going.  

Carlo will provide a fine selection of ales and mystery food on the tables for your delight. Eating mystery food will, as always, be at your own risk, he added.



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.))



 

January OAKS..come party wit Mardi Gras Party band!

posted Dec 22, 2017, 4:02 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Acorne Oakley    

Hiya! 

I want ta thank my friends, The Lanterns of Nimrodeliant, for a truly amazin OAKS on Saturday December 9th. 
Their "snowy tales"  had both soft songs like gentle flurries on a winter mornin and powerful rock songs like a ragin blizzard! 
They left me wit a warm feelin in my heart even if the experience be so vivid that I could almost feel flakes of snow fallin on me in the middle of a warm nite in the Shire..
Let me share sum moments wit ya...
 
May I also say a big thanks ta dear Leddyzep who paints these magick pictures so fast while the concert be goin on...thanks a million times!!! :D


Fer January I have found a band that will git the new year started wit a big bang!  pop!  woohoo!
Git ready ta PARTY!
cause we will be spendin a nite wit a band that really luvs ta party   *giggles*

I herd it all began on a Tuesday in February long, long ago in a far-off land near the banks of a river that flowed past the gates of Moria...
Folks must have had a grand feast wit quite a bit of drinkin and dancin ta the joyful music of them bands back then.
After that them folks began havin a big wild party every year and started callin it FAT Tuesday.

I think a holiday called Fat Tuesday must have been started by us hobbits.

But ya folks be in luck cause this band dont wanna wait til February...and ya'll be mighty glad of that when ya hear them *chuckles*
and no need to only party on a Tuesday...I think a Saturday will work out fine...in fact how about Saturday January 6th?

Yup..we cant wait no longer! 

Fat Tuesday will be the first Saturday in January!

I wants ta invite all of Middle Earth ta our neighborhood of Oldfurlong on Saturday January 6th ta party wit

the Mardi Gras PARTY Band!!!   
*cheers*

This is a speck-tac-u-lar  ( a new word Papa taut me )  band which really rocks so all ya tall folks can leave yer shoes at home.... cause ya'll just be kickin them off ta dance   *grins*

Come join us when we start the new year off wit the awesum Mardi Gras Party band..and bring all yer hungry cousins ta Fat Tuesday on a Saturday    *cheers*

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

when:    Saturday January 6th at eight bells in the evenin
             (( 20:00 UK time / 21:00 CET / 15:00 server time ))

Warm hugs ta everybodee,
Acorne

Grand New Years Snowball Fight!

posted Dec 22, 2017, 3:48 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: Monday 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!

((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.

Here is a video from the 2014 snowball fight ))

Green Dragon New Year's Party in Brockenborings

posted Dec 22, 2017, 3:35 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 29 
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!

(( 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 8, 2017, 7:05 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 22 
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!

Here is what is planned:
  • Mulled cider! Barmy will be keeping the kettle on all night, so yer can help yerselves to soothing spicy mullied cider.
  • The yule pork feast! A festive day calls for a festive meal, and few things are as festive as pork (unless yer have a live one living in yer study or somet...). Barmy will be cooking up a pork-based meal, served all night.
  • Yule stories and poems
  • Yule songs
  • Perhaps a yule riddle or two?
  • All the latest hobbit news, of both yule and beyond!
  • Good-natured banter and gossiping with your hobbit friends, old and new!
So do come for a mug of mulled cider, good company, a story, a dance and tender pork with all the trimmings. 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!

Winterhome Wassailing 2017

posted Nov 18, 2017, 3:12 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Lina Willowwood  

For the seventh time, The Brandy Badgers go wassailing in Winterhome! And joy come to our jolly wassail! 


Date: Saturday December 30
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 30. 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. ))

Hobbit Yule drawing, part 2

posted Nov 18, 2017, 3:03 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush   [ updated Dec 5, 2017, 7:13 AM ]

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 first meetup to make this year's yule drawing for the Laurelin hobbits!   

Date: Tuesday December 12
Time: 7:30PM ((UK, 2:30PM servertime)), PLEASE BE ON TIME
Location: 4 Brookbank Street, Songburrow, the Shire. We'll raise the yule tree first, then start the drawing.



(( OOC:

Once again, I’d like to make a yule video with as many hobbit players on Laurelin as possible. The video will be released near yule.
  • The first video shoot will be Saturday December 2 in Kauppa-Kohta, southern Forochel. Meet near the icy lake, just below the village.
  • The second is shoot is Tuesday December 12, in the Shire. 4 Brookbank Street, Songburrow, the Shire. We'll raise the yule tree first, then start the video shoot.
  • Also, I’d love it if yer hobbits sent me a screenshot of yourself in-game, in a festive/merry/yule motive. I can use those in the end credits of the video. Please use high-quality screenshots (1024×768 pixels is really the minimum, but larger is much better), and don’t add any effects or text to the image.
  • Send it to me before end of December 21st, at the very latest! Use this email: [IMG]
For the videos, please remember:
  • Be prepared to follow orders!
  • Wear warm, festive-looking clothes (red, green and yellow are very grand)
  • Bring lanterns or sparklers if you have them, also fireworks
  • Bring music instruments if you have them (so you can “play” during the video)
  • Try to avoid speaking in /say, use the raid (/ra) instead
  • Have fun!
For inspiration, here is the yule video from last year.  ))

Hobbit Yule Drawing, part 1

posted Nov 18, 2017, 2:58 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 first meetup to make this year's yule drawing for the Laurelin hobbits!   

Date: Saturday December 2
Time: 7:30PM ((UK, 2:30PM servertime)), PLEASE BE ON TIME
Location: Meet at Kauppa-Kohta, southern Forochel.



(( OOC:

Once again, I’d like to make a yule video with as many hobbit players on Laurelin as possible. The video will be released near yule.
  • The first video shoot will be Saturday December 2 in Kauppa-Kohta, southern Forochel. Meet near the icy lake, just below the village.
  • The second is shoot is Tuesday December 12, in the Shire. Meet at Sandson's Farm, Delving Fields.
  • Also, I’d love it if yer hobbits sent me a screenshot of yourself in-game, in a festive/merry/yule motive. I can use those in the end credits of the video. Please use high-quality screenshots (1024×768 pixels is really the minimum, but larger is much better), and don’t add any effects or text to the image.
  • Send it to me before end of December 21st, at the very latest! Use this email: [IMG]
For the videos, please remember:
  • Be prepared to follow orders!
  • Wear warm, festive-looking clothes (red, green and yellow are very grand)
  • Bring lanterns or sparklers if you have them, also fireworks
  • Bring music instruments if you have them (so you can “play” during the video)
  • Try to avoid speaking in /say, use the raid (/ra) instead
  • Have fun!

For inspiration, here is the yule video from last year.   ))

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