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Green Dragon Friday 12th Anniversary Party

posted May 10, 2020, 8:04 AM by Tibba Stoutfoot   [ updated May 10, 2020, 8:09 AM ]

by Lina Willowwood


Green Dragon Friday is 12 years old, and we shall, must and will celebrate! Welcome to the party on Friday May 22, hobbits!

Date: Friday May 22
Time: 7:30PM UK (2:30PM servertime)
Location: Green Dragon Inn, Bywater, The Shire, Laurelin server

Plans for the main party are still being sorted out, but here are some things to look forward to:

  • The Grand GDF Brew Biscuit Bake-off – win prizes by baking biscuits! The recipe must include one of the drinks sold by Barmy, the Green Dragon innkeeper! See rules below and sign up in advance!
  • The Grand GDF Mini-play – we’ll have a short play performance!
  • The Grand GDF Wear Green Competition – wear a fine green outfit, you might win a prize!
  • The Grand GDF Anniversary Meal – food and drink aplenty!
  • The Grand GDF Anniversary Speech yer not getting away from it…
  • The Grand GDF Raffle – win fun prizes!
  • The Grand GDF Anniversary Song – turn it up to eleven!
  • The Grand GDF Three-Farthing Stone Fireworks Display – we’ll boom even closer to the Cotton farm this time!
  • GDF-related entertainment sign up in advance if yer have some!

Please note that Green Dragon Friday is an in-character roleplaying event for hobbits. Travelling dwarves are welcome as always.

The biscuit Bake-off

We’ll have a biscuit baking competition this year. The aim of the competition is to find out who bakes the best biscuits which includes one of the drinks sold by Barmy at the Green Dragon, as well as have some fun on the way!

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

How to enter

To enter the biscuit bake-off, please do the following:

  1. Be (or create) a hobbit on the Laurelin server
  2. Send a letter and say that you’d like to enter the competition. Provide the name of the character you’ll enter with. You must sign up in advance to participate. By signing up, we’ll act as if you have also sent a sample of 20 biscuits in advance to the jury.
  3. Check the rules below.
  4. Come to the Green Dragon for the anniversary party on Friday May 22 and be prepared to join the bake-off.

Rules

During the party, be prepared to do the following when called up by the jury:

  1. Present the name of your biscuit. The name should indicate what kind of biscuit this is. For instance, “This is Ma Willowwood’s sticky honey oat biscuits”.
  2. Describe what your biscuits look like, by a single emote text. This could be the shape, colour, appearance or any other interesting information about the visuals of your biscuit. For instance, “/e holds up a pale round sticky-looking biscuit, slightly burned on top”. Short and sweet does it.
  3. Answer two questions in /say when prompted by the jury.
    • What are the main ingredients in your biscuit recipe?
      Remember, you must include at least one Barmy-bought drink in the biscuit batter, see list below.
    • What is your best serving suggestion for this biscuit?
      Give us an example of the best way to enjoy your biscuit. Does it work well with other food and drink, on special occasions, for special meals, etc.?

Include one of the following drinks in the batter:

  • 1404 Vintage Reserve. Red Wine (flagon). White Wine (flagon). Ale (frothy pint). Green Dragon’s Breath Ale. Hard cider. Mead. Beer (small).

Keep your answers fitting to your character and the LOTRO universe, yet most of all short and simple in case there are many participants! Avoid power-emoting (for instance, variations of “this is clearly the best and most fabulous biscuit 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! Short and simple is sweet! Finally, remember that all biscuits should be edible and not poisonous, but they don’t necessarily have to taste good…

After all biscuits have been presented, the jury will deliberate a bit and vote on the winner.

All participants will get a reward. The top baker will also win fine prizes, as well as be awarded a title and likely get honourable mentions in the Bramblebury Gazette. There may also be special prizes given for particularly fun or clever entries.

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

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Tibba Stoutfoot,
May 10, 2020, 8:04 AM
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