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Announcement - Green Dragon Anniversary, Friday May 13th and Friday May 20th

posted May 7, 2011, 1:13 AM by Yola Plumblossom
By Lina Willowwood   

The Green Dragon Friday is three years old this spring! This grand occasion cannot go unnoticed, so we’re pulling out all the plugs of the ale kegs to celebrate these happy hobbit nights at the inn.   

The anniversary celebrations will be held over two nights:  
  • A grand party on Friday May 13th, in the Green Dragon
  • A grand concert on Friday May 20th, at the Methel Stage outside of Bywater

Both events will start at 19:00 ((server time, or 20:00 BST)). I hope you come along and bring all your hobbit friends with you! If you are still unsure of whether you want to go or not, here is some more information about both events.

Best regards,

The anniversary party, Friday May 13th

Come listen to the epic Green Dragon poem! Hear the Green Dragon tale! Witness the spectacular fireworks! Dance, drink and celebrate the night away! And enter the pie baking competition!

Yes, as part of the anniversary party, we are proud to announce the Green Dragon pie baking competition! Competitors will be judged by a jury of professional pie eaters, and the baker of the best pie could well run away with a grand prize as well as the title of Green Dragon Pie Baking Champion!

Come to the Green Dragon on Friday May 13th to enjoy the party! Read the rules below!


The anniversary concert, Friday May 20th

We round off the GDF celebrations with a grand concert at the Methel Stage outside of Bywater. Come listen to some of the best hobbit bands around! Currently five bands have signed up to play and be merry at the Methel Stage! Food and drink will be served all night!

The current band list is, in slightly alphabetical order (subject to change):

  • The Brambleburians
  • The Flying Taters
  • Hobbit Heart
  • The Pied Pipers
  • The Songburrow Strollers

Come to the Methel Stage on Friday May 20th to enjoy the music!


Contact information:

Do you want to know more? If so, send a letter to Lina Willowwood, and she’ll do her best to answer.


OOC information

Rules for pie baking competition

The aim of the competition is to find out who bakes the best pies, as well as have some fun on the way!

Obviously, there’s no way to have a jury eat your pie to check the quality of it in-game. That’s why we will ask the participants to describe the basics of their pie, and a jury will choose the pie they think sounds the best. It will be subjective, but then again, most matters of taste are.

To enter the pie baking competition, please do the following

  1. Send an in-game letter to Lina, saying that you’d like to enter the competition with a pie. We might allow players to enter on the night itself too, but if interest is high, we will have to cut off the participant list. So to be sure to participate, send in your pie letter as soon as possible
  2. Come to the Green Dragon on Friday May 13th, 19:00 /servertime, 20:00 BST. The competition will likely kick off near 30 minutes after the event starts. Failure to show leads to instant disqualification.
  3. Be prepared to do the following when called up by the jury

·         Describe how your pie looks, by a single emote text (for instance, a rather sad pie could simply be described as “ /e shows a truly bland pie, devoid of any redeeming qualities “).

·         When prompted by the jury, answer the following two questions:

o   What are the main ingredients in your pie? (give a short description of that in /say, for instance "Well, I used those moldy strawberries I found lyin' by the dogs in me Gaffer's backyard")

o   How would you serve this pie, so that we best would enjoy it? (give a short description of that in /say, for instance "Truth to be told, I wouldn't serve this pie at all, it's just not right edible, you know")

Try to keep your answers fitting to your character, yet most of all short and simple in case there are many participants! Also, be wary of power-emoting (for instance, variations of "this is clearly the best, juiciest and most fabulous pie you have ever laid your eyes on" won't do at all, since there's no wriggle room for the judges). Try to tempt the judges and be creative, but don't go overboard either!

After all pies have been presented, the jury will deliberate a bit and vote on which pie they thought sounded best. Should votes be tied, a hidden /roll will break the tie. The three top pie bakers will get to choose among some fine prizes, as well as be awarded a title and likely get honorable mentions in the Bramblebury Gazette.

The judges are currently kept as a secret, to avoid the danger of bribes!