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Mathom Tale Tea in Songburrow

posted Feb 9, 2020, 1:16 PM 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 February 16
Time: 7:30PM ((UK, 2:30PM servertime))
Location: Songburrow Hall, 4 Brookbank Street, Songburrow 

We, of the Grand Order of the Lost Mathom, 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.

First, we have a tale about a particular lost mathom to share. One that might lead to a hobbit historical field trip in the future.

Second, we offer the opportunity for our guests to bring some of their 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!

(( OOC:

This will be a relaxed, non-scripted event, providing 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 it, 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 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. ))

The Romance/masked Ball will be in Oldfurlong this year

posted Feb 6, 2020, 10:07 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush   [ updated Feb 6, 2020, 10:08 AM ]

By Nannie

The days are growing longer and the sun is warming ter ground. Spring will soon be with us, and we know what that means?
It's at this time when a young hobbits mind starts ter thinking of matters other than their stomachs, and they looks around fer a companion.
So where better ter find that special one then at the up and coming Romance/masked Ball!
We will meet in the grand homestead of Oldfurlong on the 15th February, in front of the Party Tree. 

Location: Party Tree, Oldfurlong homestead
Date:       Saturday, 15th February
Time:       8pm ((GMT, 3pm server time))

As it's a masked Ball as well, ah am asking folks ter come dressed in costume. Prizes will be awarded fer the best solo costume; the best couples costume and best Mystery/Masked costume!
Ah am also on the look out fer a few folk or a willing group ter play some fine dancing tunes at the event, so sent me a wee note if'n yer interested in helping folk ter bounce!

So come as yerself or as someone else! It'll be grand ter see ye all.

((OOC: This is a hobbit-preferred event but friends of other races will be welcome should  they wish to take part.))

The venue of the Ball in Oldfurlong


((OOC: Rules for a mystery hobbit

Anyone attending as a mystery hobbit, must create a hobbit alt. This identity must remain secret from all friends/kin members. They must also retain the same gender as the original character, but can be any class/different features/clothing and of course RP story.

Doing the reveal

The original hobbit makes sure they are wearing the same costume as their masked alt and hides behind the Party Tree in Oldfurlong. There they will remain until needed.

All dancing and merriment will be taking part in front of the small stage area.

The masked alt attends the Romance/masked Ball, other hobbits will try and figure out who they really are.

Once it is time, folk will try and guess who the mystery hobbit is. They will then go behind the Party Tree and log out.

The True hobbit will log in, wearing the same outfit but with no mask this time and reveal themselves to the delight of all. ))

Join the Wandering Musicians fer the February OAKS ...if you dare!

posted Jan 26, 2020, 6:35 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Acorne Oakley 


Thanks ta Master Kenghis & the Mardi Gras Party band fer a truly awesum January OAKS! 
At the end of the evenin folks in the audience were sayin :
incredible music... exhilaratin concert ...splendid evenin...truly an awesum concert!
 the concert we in the audience created ~winks~ 
the All Requests concert which was the January OAKS!

On behalf of all in the audience whether they made a request or not...
we are most grateful fer a phenomenal OAKS...
Thank ya ta the Mardi Gras Party band ... ~sends warm hugs ta all of the band~
and very special thanks ta the incomparable Master Ken fer treatin each request as a unique chance ta create a treasured memory makin all of us that made a request feel so special ..
        ( a couple of us even had the honour of singin wit the band )
and fer organizin all the requests inta a truly fantastic concert!

 ((Just in case ya wants ta enjoy this outstandin concert be sum magick drawings dear Miss Leddy made fer all of us...thanks ta ya two, Miss Leddy

Soon it be time ta invite all ya folks back ta Oldfurlong fer the excitin adventure which will be the February OAKS!
I no ya folks have had enuff music by now... so no music this OAKS...
                                        *falls over laughin*

hehe... just kidding...  But this time there won't just be music.. oh no.. this February the OAKS will be a musical play!  Woohoo!

The fabulous "Ziehenden Musikanten / Wandering Musicians" will be coming to Oldfurlong...
Under the guidance of the playwright and author: the Lady Pandorradis of Belegaer...
And with the great help of the translator, my dear friend Kirgon Steelhammer...

The February OAKS presents...

"The Jailbreak of Chuck Spearwood"!!!

come see how his crew tries ta get their jailed captain out of jail...
I herd this be a hearty crew but still it was not so easy fer them  ~winks~

Remember I said "if you dare" earlier?      well... that's cuz ya mite find PIRATES in the audience... it do be a play about pirates after all... so who knows...

Mite be a bit of ale spilled but don't worry... there'll be plenty of grog fer everybodee...

Sum of them pirates mite take that as a challenge but be careful... I don't want ya folks ta get three sheets to the wind ( ol' nautical term fer completely drunk) and miss the play..   *giggles*

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

When :  Saturday February 8th at eight bells in the evenin
              (( 20:00 UK time / 21:00 CET / 15:00 server time ))

Ahoy matey...pass the rum!

warm hugs ta everyone,

Shire Wassail by the Brandy Badgers

posted Jan 20, 2020, 6:12 AM 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: Sunday January 26
Time: 7:30PM ((UK, 2:30PM servertime))
Location: Sandson’s farm, Delving Fields. Then off to the Appledores 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:

  • Sandson’s Farm, Delving Fields
  • The Appledores, Hobbiton
  • 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.

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.

And off to the next place!


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!

The last years we have 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! You need to be at least an Artisan famer to help with that. Buy the ingredients from Olo Proudfoot and follow the example of (Onionfarmer) Pete Proudfoot.

Remember, we’ll start at Sandson’s farm just north-east of Michel Delving, then walk around. If you don’t find us, just send a tell to the organizers.))

New Concert Series from the Purple Folke

posted Jan 17, 2020, 9:46 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By: Agago Longleaf

We Purple Folke like ta celebrate the seasons! Ever season has it's own beauty. So dress up warm and come and join us as we celebrate Winter with our classical music. Cool and smooth like a fresh blanket of snow, crisp and clear like a fresh winter breeze.

Ya may have seen us at Muses, or even at Oaks or the Folke Festival. If ya would like to see a bit more of the classic side of purple then this be your chance.

This will be happenin on February 15 in Bree Towne at the Prancin Pony Stage. Look fer us at seven and a half chimes past noon (( UK time, that's server time 2:30 PM)).

How excitin fer us cause we don't leave the Shire that often. We don't often play fer that length of time, and we don't often use such a wide variety of instruments amongst ourselves.

Ed. This one we publish especially for our Hobbit cousins living in Staddle, Combe and Bree. But Shire Hobbits who don't mind a bit of traveling, are welcome too, ofcourse!

What:    Winter Classical Concert by the Purple Pipeweed Parlor Band
Where:   the Prancin' Pony stage, Bree
When:    February 15, 19:30 ((UK time, 2:30pm servertime))

Green Dragon Rug miraculously cleaned!

posted Jan 11, 2020, 9:05 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush   [ updated Jan 11, 2020, 9:05 AM ]

By Rubellita Brandybuck 

Some of you regular visitors have noticed it already: Someone has cleaned the rug at the Green Dragon, the one that was notorious for it's stickiness and grime. Many drinks are spilled there during toasts, all kind of pets are brought in and Master Fidgit has been known to.... least said, soonest mended about that!

Who has done this great deed of cleaning? Rumour has it, that while we were celebrating the New Year at the Plough and Stars, a mysterious character called Grandpapa cleaned the rug with his own hands and likely with a lot of magic too!

Who is Grandpapa? Is he Gandalf? Is he the husband of Granmama? We know for sure that he isn't that, as Granmama stated, in an interview with the Gazette, that her husband has passed away many years ago. But he is the one who sent all hobbits who have been good, a Yule present in the mail. And I'd like to thank him for that on behalf of all who received such a present:

Thank you, Grandpapa! I'll be a good lass again next year and take all my baths, including the Spring- and Yule- ones!

Unfortunately we don't have a picture of this great benefactor, so you'll have to make do with a picture of the freshly cleaned rug! But same as the proof of the pudding is in the tasting, so is the proof of the rug in the dancing on it! You are all invited to come to the Green Dragon on a Friday evening, seven-and-a-half Bells, and dance with us on the rug. It has a lovely bouncy feel now that it has been cleaned by Grandpapa!

A Deputy Shirriff on Inn-spection was pleasantly surprised

Songburrow End of Yule Party

posted Jan 5, 2020, 1:03 PM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Lina Willowwood  

All good things must come to an end, including the yuletide. But let’s send off them grand days in a festive manner!

Date: Sunday January 12
Time: 7:30PM ((UK time))
Location: 4 Brookbank Street, Songburrow, Shire homesteads

It is time to lower the yule trees. But why not make a party out of it? So, we invite all neighbours and friends along to help brush out the yuletide. We’ll remove them yule decorations, finish off the remaining yule food and enjoy them first brighter days together. Welcome everyone!

(( OOC:
We wish to invite all good friends and neighbours to the party. Welcome along! ))

Start the New Year wit an All Requests OAKS Party by MGP !

posted Jan 5, 2020, 6:26 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush   [ updated Jan 5, 2020, 6:32 AM ]

By Acorne Oakley  


Happy New Year!!!!!!

Yuletide be almost over...and it was a great one!
Back in December rite afore it all started...was the December OAKS wit the Magnificent Mondbarden!
I herd comments durin the concert like "isnt that lovely?", " wonderful aura and thoughtfulness to your magical tunes", "indeed, this one is magic!", "wow, great!", "enjoying your use of bass and percussion"...and I can tell ya they had sum mighty fine drummin..thanks ta Lady Nim and Master Tom.
Sorry dear Lady Leynael and her sisters Castine & Carolanne, a truly gifted drummer,  couldnt be wit us but I no they be glad ta hear that Lady Nimrendei, Curingol, and dear Reganilda did a great job of fillin in fer them.
This was a beautiful beginnin ta Yuletime wit the marvelous music of Leynael, Thorwien, Kirgon, and Tunvil...MAGNIFICENT MONDBARDEN!
 Thanks ta all of ya folks fer comin ta share yer touchin & brilliantly beautiful... and quite often funny...  tunes wit all of us in Oldfurlong    *bows*
I'm sure the audience went away smiling wit happiness...I no I did!

fer those who had ta miss all of this...I am sincerely sorry ya couldnt be there but dear Miss leddy made sum drawings which if ya watch closely seem ta move...honest they do!
                  (( ))

Like I said in the beginnin.........Happy New Year!!!!!!

New Year=new beginnin=new OAKS

This time we'll kick off the new year wit Master Ken...ya remember him dont ya?
He be the charmin fella wit the big feather in his hat...
(what kind of a bird has such a BIG feather anyway??)  and......

the Mardi Gras Party Band!

It's not only the first OAKS of the new year ....but anuther first fer the OAKS

* trumpets blare*      the first ever ....ALL Requests OAKS!

that's rite!   Master Ken has agreed ta make a set of music wit all ya wants ta hear.

this time ...ya.get ta pick the songs
just let me or Master Ken no what song ya wants ta hear
it can be sumthin ya herd MGP band play afore..
or sumthin ya always wanted them ta play
or maybee sumthin ya play but ya wants ta hear Master Ken's version??

just let me no yer "choice" no later than Wednesday January 8th
and come back ta Oldfurlong ...

on Saturday January 11 at eight bells in the evenin
and ya 'll hear the concert ya  "created"

the "Request Concert" of Mardi Gras Party band!

Best git here early..yer song mite be played first  *winks*

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

When :  Saturday January 11th at eight bells in the evenin
              (( 20:00 UK time / 21:00 CET / 15:00 server time ))

I can barely wait!    good thing it's only a week away  *giggles*

warm hugs ta everyone,

Green Dragon Friday new year’s party

posted Dec 27, 2019, 5:01 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Lina Willowwood 

It is Green Dragon Friday! But in Brockenborings! And with a new years theme! Yay!

Date: Friday January 3
Time: 7:30PM ((UK, 2:30PM servertime))
Location: Plough and Stars inn, Brockenborings

Barmy keeps the Green Dragon closed to clean up the Green Dragon after yule, 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, especially things related to the new year! If yer have fireworks that’s grand too (fer use outside)! Let’s greet the new year with 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 tall folks respect the hobbit-oriented nature of the event and not attend. Do roll up a hobbit instead, though, it is marvellous fun! ))

Grand New Years Snowball Fight

posted Dec 27, 2019, 4:54 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Lina Willowwood 

A new year awaits! Full of promise, opportunity and pies! No better way ter celebrate than ter pelt yer best hobbit friends with snowballs! 

Date: January 1st
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. And perhaps a visit to the Frostbluff theatre to warm ourselves and do a bit of acting. Welcome hobbits!

((Here is a video of last year's snowball fight: ))

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