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North Downs Chicken Run, Saturday July 18

posted Jul 11, 2015, 2:07 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush   [ updated Jul 11, 2015, 2:11 AM ]
By Simbo Rumblebelly  

Farmer Sandson can now claim to have the most adventurous chickens anywhere in the Shire, having travelled to exotic places such as Rivendell and Evendim. But the chickens want more adventure, and more importantly, the tall folk in the North Downs want chicken pie for their tea. And so, it is time for Farmer Sandson to herd those chickens once again!

Date: Saturday July 18
Time: 19:30
Location: Gather at Sandson's Farm 

((OOC Details

This event involves some players taking on one of the "Flying the Coop" Chicken Quests (ideally it will be the "Flying the Coop -- North Downs" quest) and then attempting to walk to the North Downs. A number of participants will also need to act as herders, mainly to protect the chickens from harm.

Whether you want to play a chicken, or be a herder, can be decided on the day.

The target of the actual quest is to find an "aurochs yearling", to the south-east of Gatson's farm, on the North Downs. However, any remaining chickens who don't want to talk to the yearling may end up over to Esteldin afterwards.

For guides on chickens, see these links:

Of particular 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.
  • You don't actually have to complete the "Flying the Coop -- North Downs" quest when you get to the North Downs, if you'd like to keep it open for a later run too!
  • While being a chicken, you cannot speak to your herders. We'll likely have at least one chuck who'll be in touch with the herd team. The chickens can join a separate chat channel, though, to be announced on the day. Expect a lot of Cluck Norris jokes!
  • When we head through the world, we often get other players joining the herding team. This is very much encouraged! Yay! ))