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The Shire Riddle Run, part 3! (September 10)

posted Sep 4, 2012, 12:51 AM by Bovso Oakengates   [ updated Sep 4, 2012, 1:04 AM ]
by Carme Stouttook 

Due to popular demand, 
the Shire Riddle Run is back! 

The People of the Shire invite to the third Shire Riddle Run on Monday, September 10. Gathering at the Mathom House, 8:30 PM (CEST), for the race to start at 9PM sharp!

This time, the topic of the riddles will be history and geography of the Shire, so bring your scholar's hats!

Event details:
This is a treasure-hunt type of game. Teams will gather at the Mathom House in Michel Delving for the start signal.
  • Hobbits can start alone or in teams, but teams of a maximum of three (3) people are recommended (the riddles are easier to crack in a team!)
  • Each team will be given the same riddles to solve, all of which point to spots in the Shire.
  • The teams then run to these spots, where a Hobbit volunteer will give them an item to collect. The spots do NOT need to be taken in order.
  • After the team has found all spots, it then needs to find the last spot, where the finish line will be.
  • The first team (or first three players) to find all spots, bring all their team-members to the last spot and hand the items in to Carme win prizes!
There might also be extra prizes for best-coordinated team (matching mounts counts!), team spirit and other things!



Hobbits are preferred but all other shapes and sizes are welcome too - just prepare to be out-smarted by the locals!

The starting signal will be given about half an hour after start of the event to allow the teams to gather/announce themselves (we are keeping a list!) and the rules and riddles to be announced. Start of the race itself will be about 20:00BST/21CEST.

The run itself will last for one hour, after which the end point of the race will be announced in /Regional to call in all the teams. If no team has found all spots until then, the teams with the most mathoms win.

Mounts/pony travel, run speed buffs, talk between teams and any other methods of cheating are ALLOWED! As is giving out false hints - so watch out you Hobbits 

Please send your signups as an ingame mail to Carme as soon as possible - depending on interest we might have no time to sort all the teams at start, and we want all of you to get a chance to join up!