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Chickens versus Goblins!

posted Jun 30, 2014, 5:06 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush   [ updated Jun 30, 2014, 6:05 AM ]

By Simbo Rumblebelly
  

Farmer Sandson's chickens are getting restless. They yearn for more than the four walls of the farm yard. They want adventure! More precisely, Bellina has heard how Prunella Boffin has lost her umbrella, and now the chickens have decided it is them who will go and get it back! 

It's Chickens vs. Goblins, as the chickens in Farmer Sandson's yard gather together and go a journey to the Greenfields to see if any can actually make it into Golfimbul's Hole, and to where the umbrella lies. 
This will be a three part event (given that the life expectancy of chickens in a camp of goblins is very short...) 

Part 1 - To the Umbrella

The first part sees the chickens going as a group to the Greenfields, where they will gather together outside ready for the final push. The aim will be to see how many chickens (if any!) can get to where Prunella Boffin's lie. With prizes being awarded to those who can make it.
How many will make it back to their farm?      
Part 2 - Chickens Vs Goblins!


Inevitably, many chickens will meet their end in the Hole, and this makes the other chickens angry. They want revenge on goblins! Part 2 of the event sees the chickens gathering together, and going to Bindbole Wood to hunt goblins. Can a group of angry chickens take down a goblin? Now's the chance to find out!

Part 3 - Open the Gate

The chickens have had enough of goblins, and want a rest. They want to go on a holiday in Southfarthing. But they can't! The gate is shut! So, it's off to Michel Delving to go cause a nuisance around the mayor.....

Details

Date: Saturday July 12
Time: 7:30PM UK (2:30PM servertime)
Location: Meet at Farmer Sandson's farm, Delving Fields, The Shire, Laurelin server


((OOC Details

This event involves players taking on one of the "Flying the Coop" Chicken Quests and then attempting to walk/run to the Greenfields as a chicken. If you don't want to play as a chicken, then you can still act as a 'herder', in particular clearing out any bears or wolves on the way to Golfimbul's hole. But once at the hole, the goblins should be left alone, as it will be every chicken for themselves!

For guides on chicken quests, see http://lotro-wiki.com/index.php/Chicken_Play

Please note:
  • There are a number of introductory quests you have to do before getting the "Flying the coop quests", see the quest lists in the linked page above. If you plan to be a chicken, you should have done these before meeting up for the chicken run.
  • While being a chicken, you cannot speak to any herders. The chickens can join a separate chat channel, though, to be announced on the day.
Wet your appetite for this event by watching this video by Lina Willowwood! ))

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