Green Dragon Friday Is Eight Years!!

Post date: May 01, 2016 10:11:51 AM

By Lina Willowwood    

Eight years ago! That's when the local hobbits started meeting at the Green Dragon every Friday night, for musings, music, mead and merriment. Come celebrate the anniversary with us, hobbits! Here are the party plans!   


There are two parties, both held at the Green Dragon in Bywater on the LOTRO server Laurelin, at the usual time of 8PM UK/BST (3PM servertime). Here are some of the things planned (subject to change):  

The warmup party on Friday May 13th

The main party on Friday May 20th


Green Dragon Friday is home to many hobbit performers. This time, we ask our performers to:

Anniversary meal competition (sign up before May 12th, presentation May 13th, winning meal announced May 20th)

Naturally, we'll need an anniversary meal. Usually, Barmy has set up a menu on his own, but this year, he has asked you all for help! And thus, we have made a competition of it. We urge all our cooks (amateur or professional) to set up a suggested menu!


Anniversary waiter tryouts (sign up before May 12th, tryouts May 13th, winner Friday 20th)

Barmy needs a new waiter, given that miss Amburr hasn't been around to serve the patrons for years. Do you have it in you to work under the watchful eye of Barmy and all the patrons at GDF? Then we might have a job for you!

Green Outfit Competition (no sign-up, just wear a green outfit during the warmup party on May 13th)

During the warmup party on May 13th, there will be a "stealth" outfit competition running through the night. A jury will choose which outfits they feel celebrate the spirit of Green Dragon Friday the best. Prizes will be awarded near the end of the night.

The only rule? Your outfit has to have a green theme! That's it! It won't have to be fully green (I hear good things about yellow...), but the main colour must indeed be green. Apart from this, feel free to try express GDF through your chosen clothes or cosmetic items (including hand-held items). There will be no sign-up for the competition, just come dressed in your best greens.

Patron Poem Presentation (sign up before: May 19th, competition on May 20th)

We'd like to get to know our patrons better! And what better way to do that than to have yer write a short poem or song? So, we'll have us a small poetry competition! And the theme of the poem/song has to be ... yourself.

Basically, the poem should tell us: What makes you stand out from the others?

Do you have special habits, background, preferences, idiosyncrasies, favourite colour or food, etc? Which characteristics define you as a hobbit? Write us a poem about it! Or perform it as a song with lyrics!

(For instance, I might be inclined to write "an elegy for a burning bagpipe"...)

To enter:

Fireworks competition (sign up before May 19th, competition on May 20th)

Fizzers are a natural part of GDF, at least outside! We have mumbled many years that we should set up a coordinated fireworks display, but we never quite got around to it. So we'll let yer do it instead! Let's have a fireworks competition!

To enter:

Who can participate?

Green Dragon Friday has always been, and will always be a hobbit event. While a few travelling dwarves are always welcome, men and elves are strongly encouraged not to come.

Why so? First of all, this is in no way based on any ill will towards men or elf characters on Laurelin, neither the players behind them. It is simply that we try to keep these two hours each week somewhat close to the inn experiences you get from books.

This means lots of hobbits. Possibly a few travelling dwarves. Taller people were likely not present at all, and elves were definitely not there. Local residents like Sam Gamgee dreamed of seeing an elf one day. You can bet that he hadn’t ever seen one dancing on the tables in the Green Dragon.

In short: If you’d like to participate

and we’ll have a grand good time together!