Every day, when you ride home to your homestead in The Shire, you see him patiently standing there, whatever the weather, ready to help out any hobbit in search of their own home. Where would we be without Andy Brockhouse to sort out our burrows? Time he had his own party!
About the party
Date: Sunday September 16th
Time: 7:30PM UK/BST (2:30PM servertime)
Location: Andy Brockhouse’s stall outside the Shire homesteads, Delving Fields
Competitions: Many, see rules below!
Participants: This is a hobbit-preferred event, as Andy Brockhouse is very wary of tall folk poking about in the homesteads. Although he is quite friendly with dwarves, especially when it comes to discussing the brewing of ales
To thank Andy Brockhouse for this sterling work, a surprise birthday party is being organised for him on the 16th September. There will much in the way of food and drink (Andy himself is said to be particular keen on ales, and has been known to bring his own homebrew to work) as well as music and dancing to brighten his day. There will also be a number of entertaining activities to celebrate the homesteads too.
No need to enter in advance. Just turn up on the day with your brew and enter then. All entrants will be asked in turn to provide information on the following:
- The name of the Ale?
- Any special ingredients you used to make it?
- What it tastes like?
- What food it best goes with?
The judges will “taste” all the ales, and then decide a winner!
Five riddles will be given out, each of which will have the name of a homestead as the answer. The contestants will have to visit a particular burrow (given along with the riddle) at the homestead, and find out who lives there, or maybe a particular item in the garden. The first hobbit to come back with all the answers wins!
This will just a one-lap race around the outside of a particular homestead. First past the post wins!
There will be music! Dancing! Poetry! Fireworks! Happy hobbits!
Do let the organizers know (preferably in advance) if you have a tune to play, or a poem to recite!
For the party committee
Grand Order of the Lost Mathom
Party thread on the Grand Order noticeboard