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Mist Opportunities

posted Sep 30, 2022, 8:05 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Saelo Honeythumb

The journey through the mist continues! Will there be any mist opportunities?


After walking through a strange mist for hours, Hobbits finally made their way to Tham Lumren, where they could finally rest. Did they miss some opportunities just because they did not see anything because of the mist? No one knows. But the journey through the mist will continue, and so will the opportunities showing up. Or… will they?

To learn the answers for these questions, come join the non-adventuring hoard walking to Maur Tulhau on October 2nd, at six bells in Tham Lumren.

Date: 2nd October 2022

Time: 6:00 PM ((UK, 1 PM server time))

Location: Tham Lumren, The Angle of Mitheithel

 

((OOC: The initial aim of this journey is visiting Maur Tulhau in Enedwaith, while stopping in different settlements on the way. The whole journey will be spread through a long time span, and each leg will take place bi-weekly, either on Saturday or on Sunday (it will be announced beforehand every time). There is no fixed length of legs, meaning we can freely get distracted by stuff on the road for any reason, without rushing to make it to the end goal of the leg. We also might spend some time there (probably a day), doing some fun stuff.

Although the event is mostly about Hobbits, other races we would meet on the way with their stories are welcome as well, even if it means being dragged out of the path.

There is no level requirement to join the event, there will be enough hobbits to protect you. ))

Autumn Hobnanigans

posted Sep 29, 2022, 4:15 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Pycella Woodberry

Once again, folks gather in Breeland to make them chucks fly. Also, the hobbits of the Grand Order and Hobbitry-in-Arms have heard of this hobnanigans and wish to have their share of the fun. If you are a hobbit and/or would like to join some at a game of hobnanigans, now is your chance! Here are the details.

 

Date: Sunday 9th October

Time: 7PM ((UK; 2PM server time))

Location: Hobnanigans fields, Horsefields, Breeland


 First, we will play some rounds of hobnanigans. If the game is new to you, don’t worry, we’ll go through the basics. The main idea is to have fun and gather some tokens. Afterwards, we will (of course!) have some picnic, maybe some music, and if folks still have energy left, we can play tag in the nearby ruins.

 

Welcome to join this relaxed and playful event! Remember to bring some picnic food along too!

 

((OOC: This is an event where roleplaying hobbits visit the Breeland Horsefields for some games. Other races are welcome too, but please note that we’ll mostly stay in character, except when we need to explain some technicalities about the games themselves. This is a good opportunity to get some tokens for rewards and try the game of tag which is available at the nearby ruins at any given time. You can learn more about hobnanigans here and the game of tag here. If you miss the event this time, do not worry, another chance should come later on!))

The Grand Order of the Lost Mathom celebrates 15th anniversary!

posted Sep 21, 2022, 4:20 PM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Lina Willowwood

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 15th anniversary!

Date: Saturday October 15
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 fifteen years ago. This means it is time to celebrate!

So, we’ll have a grand party, with 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)). Please dress for a happy festive party, and leave yer pets at home. ))

Shire Forecast – Autumn Issue

posted Sep 21, 2022, 8:05 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Pycella Woodberry

Here’s the third Shire forecast for the autumn season. As usual, it covers the weather, latest happenings in the Shire, and an overview of events of hobbit interest.

Remember, if you have anything that could be shared in the upcoming seasonal forecasts, you can send a Quickpost letter to miss Pycella with your suggestions.


 

Cooler weather and storms after a long hot summer

Warm and sunny days are fun, but this summer has been a bit too warm for many Shire hobbits. Even our trusty weather gammers have retreated indoors from the heat, refusing to give any forecast on any potential rains or cooler temperatures. The ale consumption has risen high during the hot months, and the Yondershire inns have been bursting with thirsty customers. As the year turns into autumn, the weather is slowly cooling down, and things should get back to normal. It will be pretty warm still, but there should be more rains, and also cooler weather. It remains to be seen how nature reacts to these warmer temperatures. Will the badgers skip their winter sleep this year? Will the mushroom season be plentiful? Will baths feel warmer from now on? We will see in time.

 

Celebrating the harvest with hair-raising activities

Despite the hot summer, we look forward to a good harvest. Our brave farmers have been working hard, especially the Cottons who seem never to rest from their chores. As the harvest season reaches its end, it’s time to celebrate after all the hard work. There’s more time for enjoying entertainment, especially the scary kind. Small hobbits might go trick-or-treating in the hobbit villages, but some bold youngsters might look further. Maybe the strange cellar under the Hill will appear again? If that place isn’t scary enough, folks might seek for shivers in the mysterious Wistmead. And if that still isn’t scary enough, you can always pay a visit to Lobelia.

 

In addition to the regular festivals, there are some events to entertain hobbits who look for chills. There will be a scary concert by the Bullroarers in Wistmead, and Nannie will guide us through the ominous cellars under the Hill and share chilling tales. Also, the OAKS concert series is back after the summer break, with more music to entertain us. Hopefully with not too many scary bagpipe and pibgorn solos.


More missing cases

The bounders haven’t progressed much with the missing hobbit furniture cases. If the lyrics of a recently new hobbit song are true, the bounders have spent more time drinking the Shire dry. Although there are fewer cases of missing furniture these days, the case should not be left unsolved. Miss Pycella the pie seller has asked her bounder-in-training cousin Poppalora to investigate. Poppalora was last seen entering the Fox and Fiddle in Yondershire, but there’s hope that she’ll emerge one day with clues about the furniture case.

 

Poppalora working hard on the missing furniture case

 

Something else is missing too, and this time, from Farmer Maggot. He has been training a litter of small pups to search for mushrooms for him, but now the pups have gone astray. Maggot suspects that they were a bit eager in their training and are already sniffing out mushrooms somewhere. Maggot notes that he has enough dogs already, but if anyone should find these lost pups, he kindly asks those hobbits to take a good care of them and enjoy any mushrooms they might have found. As long as the shrooms are not from his fields, he adds.

A Night of Frights

posted Sep 18, 2022, 12:15 PM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Nonette, Demelsa, Bella and Bennidict



Event details: 

Bring your own boos to our Harvestmath-themed concert in Wistmead! This is a laid-back evening where we'll play some of our scarier tunes.

Do dress up in your best frightening outfits!

Date:    October 29th

Time:    7.00 PM ((UK time/2:00 PM server time))

Location: Wistmead

Ed.: Wistmead  is accessible via a horse near Bingo Boffin[29.8S, 71.2W] during the Festival. It is not accessible during other times. 


((OOC details:

This is a hobbit roleplaying event, though we welcome all comers along.

The concert will take place in Wistmead when the Harvestmath festival is live. In order to get into the same layer as the band, please send an in-game tell (/tell) to one of the listed officers.))


Lazy Forest Stroll

posted Sep 13, 2022, 2:54 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Pycella Woodberry 


After a long and lazy summer break, the Lazy Hobbit Club is gathering once more. Their club helps out local hobbits with small chores – lazily. This time, the lazy hobbits will assist the folk of Overhill by picking mushrooms for them in the surrounding woods. Edible shrooms, in fact. Those may be turned into tasty stews, pies, pastries and what have yer. Here are the details.


Date: Wednesday 21st September

Time: 6:30PM ((UK, 1:30PM server time)), duration approx. one hour

Location: Overhill, the Shire




As usual, the lazy hobbits start early, so they can be proper lazy and there’s no need to hurry with things. And while we are in the woods, we best look out for other things to forage, like berries, nuts and maybe even ore nodes. Let’s hope we won’t run into too many wild animals, that might turn us from lazy hobbits into some hasty hobbits instead!


((OOC: This is a new recurring hobbit roleplaying event with a loose theme/plan, e.g. helping NPCs, fishing, searching for lost farm animals and so on, where we let room for improvisation and surprises. All hobbits are welcome, but also lazy travelling dwarves can join if they wish. Please note that this event starts earlier than usual. Please contact miss Pycella if you are proper lazy and late for the event itself.))

Green Dragon Yarrrday

posted Sep 11, 2022, 9:03 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Pycella Woodberry


Time to shiver the timbers of the Green Dragon once again!

Yarrr!



Date: Friday September 16th

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 16th 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


((OCC: This will be a pirate-themed Green Dragon evening for RPing hobbits and travelling dwarves. Especially pirate themed entertainment is welcome. The event is related to the LOTRO Tale of Shipwrecked Mariners event, more information here.))




Mist-erious, under open skies

posted Sep 6, 2022, 11:47 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush   [ updated Sep 6, 2022, 11:52 AM ]

By Saelo Honeythumb


The leg that started in a roofless inn lead Hobbits through a land with a lot of ruins… and roofs. After
failing to find a shelter under a roof (for very obvious, but private reasons), and shooing away sa few big
cats, they finally made their way to Ost Guruth, where they found a proper roof to sleep under. And
thus, the third showed its charm once again.
But what was that strange mist they could see from afar? Was that some kind of trouble, or it was very
natural? It was not a question while they were busy with trying to get themselves filled with food, or
sleeping, but they would need to find the answer very soon.
If you are one of those who wonder the same or similar questions, come join to the hoard on September
10 th , at seventh bell in Ost Guruth, Lone Lands.



Date: 10/09/2022
Time: 7:00 PM ((UK Time, 2 PM server time))
Location: Ost Guruth, Lone lands

((OOC:
The initial aim of this journey is visiting Maur Tulhau in Enedwaith, while stopping in different
settlements on the way. The whole journey will be spread through a long time span, and each leg will
take place bi-weekly, either on Saturday or on Sunday (it will be announced beforehand every time).
There is no fixed length of legs, meaning we can freely get distracted by stuff on the road for any reason,
without rushing to make it to the end goal of the leg. We also might spend some time there (probably a
day), doing some fun stuff.
Although the event is mostly about Hobbits, other races we would meet on the way with their stories
are welcome as well, even if it means being dragged out of the path.

There is no level requirement to join the event, there will be enough hobbits to protect you.))

The OAKS are back wit the Great Willows

posted Sep 4, 2022, 6:42 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Acorne Oakley

Hiya ta my regular friends
and Sweet Melons ta my tall friends
and a big HOOM HOOM ta my really tall friends
( Gandalf taut me sum Entish cause I figure sum of them ents mite come ta see the Willows )

First I'd like ta take a lil time ta say "thanks bunches" ta all the wonderful bands of last season ...
Also a very special thanks ta all the miraculous musicians & the limitless lushness of the lyricists who joined us in Oldfurlong last May fer an excitin Eighth Forest of OAKS ...

And I can never fergit all of ya dear wonderful folks in the audience ....I truly cherish yer friendship and I thank ya most sincerely fer yer support fer the OAKS  ...

Now ...welcome back ta Oldfurlong!

Welcome back ta the Oldfurlong Amazin Koncert Series!

Fer now it be time ta start a new season of OAKS  ...
wit the phenomenal talents known as
The Great Willow Blues Band!!!
On saturday September 17th the Great Willow Blues Band will be celebratin their Third Anniversary!!!
Yup, that's correct ...they came ta play under the trees of Laurelin three years ago.
I'm sure many, many of us are thrilled that they are now part of our musical family.

Personally I am very happy ta say that Irenella, the leader of the band, is a mighty good friend of mine that I hold in great esteem.

Also, her music be sum of the finest in all of Middle Earth.
What!?!   Ya never herd her band??
Sorry I misunderstood...ya be sayin ya wants ta hear her band agin?
Then ya gotta come ta the OAKS fer what will be an outstandin concert  ..I know fer certain!

where: the town square of the Oldfurlong neighborhood in the Shire homesteads
                      ((Altfurch auf Deutsch / Longuevieille en français))
when:     Saturday September 17 at seven and a half bells in the evenin
                     ((19:30 UK time / 20:30 CET / 2:30pm server time ))

~whispers~ Not only is this gonna be an awesum concert & a 3rd Anniversary Celebration ...~winks~  just atween us there mite be a surprise   ...or two....or even three!!!

happy hobbity hugs fer all,
Acorne


Under Open Skies

posted Aug 23, 2022, 11:23 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush   [ updated Aug 26, 2022, 7:34 AM ]

By Saelo Honeythumb 


When they learnt that next parts of the journey might leave them without proper food, Hobbits did not make haste to set on the road. Instead, they prepared a lot of food that (hopefully) be enough till the next safe food place. Then, they set on the road and ended up in The Forsaken Inn, as they did not depart in the morning as they were used to do.

Sleeping in an ALMOST roofless inn was an odd experience for them, but will they be able to find a place with an actual roof next time? To learn the answer, come join the Hobbit hoard, which will depart from The Forsaken Inn on August 27th, at seven bells.

Date: 27/08/2022 

Time: 7:00 PM ((UK Time, 2 PM server time))

Location: The Forsaken Inn, Lone lands

(( OOC:

The initial aim of this journey is visiting Maur Tulhau in Enedwaith, while stopping in different settlements on the way. The whole journey will be spread through a long time span, and each leg will take place bi-weekly, either on Saturday or on Sunday (it will be announced beforehand every time). There is no fixed length of legs, meaning we can freely get distracted by stuff on the road for any reason, without rushing to make it to the end goal of the leg. We also might spend some time there (probably a day), doing some fun stuff.

Although the event is mostly about Hobbits, other races we would meet on the way with their stories are welcome as well, even if it means being dragged out of the path.

There is no level requirement to join the event, there will be enough hobbits to protect you.  ))

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