This is a calendar of hobbit events on the LOTRO Laurelin server (typically events in the Shire and hosted by hobbits). All times are given in current London time.
LOTRO servertime (Boston time) is usually 5 hours behind the times in the calendar.
- Current London time is:
- Current servertime is:
To see the servertime while in-game, just type /servertime.
- Blue: General announcements of special interest dates (hobbit months, festival periods etc.)
- Green: Public events, open for all hobbits
- Red: Kin events for hobbits in the Grand Order of the Lost Mathom
Do you have events you want added to the calendar? Send me a letter!
As the cold winds an’ snows start ter fade, the first signs of spring are waking all round. Tis the time when a young hobbits mind turns ter thoughts of finding that special someone ter share their cozy burrow with, or just ter make new friends!
What better place then a dance, ter shake off the cobwebs of winter and join in the first stirring of Spring and possible romance. Come alone or bring a friend, who knows what the night will bring?
Shire Rose invite you one an’ all ter their Annual Romance Dance.
Get out yer bestest dresses and suits, prizes will be awarded to the best couple/maiden/lad.
Date : 18th February (Saturday)
Time : 7:30 pm ((GMT, 2:30 Servertime))
Location : The Methel Stage, Hobbiton
All welcome as Romance is fer all.
Third month in the hobbit calendar!
21 February to the 22nd of March
The Tolkien Professor, Corey Olsen, will be coming to Laurelin on February 21, at 8PM UK time/3PM servertime, in the Bree Scholar’s Hall (right across from the Cat Lady’s House). The event will be part of the ongoing “Exploring the Lord of the Rings” series. You can watch recordings from earlier events in the series on the Signum Youtube Channel.
The Blue Mountains Regiment is the Hosting Kinship. Drinks, Pies, and pipeweed will be provided.
Date: Tuesday February 21
Time: 8PM UK time (3PM servertime)
Location: Bree Scholar’s Hall
This week the Gazette received a letter by Master Isumaric. His merry band, the Little Wanderers, has the intention to come and play for you every Wednesday in the Michel Delving Park. They call it: the Night of the Muses!
The Night of the Muses will have two parts: In part one, the Little Wanderers will entertain you with their music. And then, in part two, Lone Bards and bands are invited to sign up to play. Just whisper to Master Isumaric or one of the other Little Wanderers and you will be called forward when it’s your turn. When I say “in Green Dragon Friday fashion”, most readers will know how this goes.
What: The Night of the Muses, a weekly two-part musical evening.
Where: Michel Delving, in the park near the Eldar Monument.
When: Every Wednesday, starting at 7 Bells ((7:30PM UK, 2:30PM servertime, except during DST differences between the EU and the US))
The Bird and Baby staff hosts a weekly yard party at the inn, ending “when the last guest leaves”. All good people are welcome. Sometimes there are visiting bands or other planned events, at other times, entertainment is provided by you, the patrons!
When there is a scheduled event, feel free to play music, tell stories or whatever during breaks, but we ask that you yield the stage to the evening’s main act at their discretion.
Free Beer and Mystery Food (self-service at the tables in the Yard). Please note that eating of the Mystery Food is at your own risk.
Location: Bird and Baby inn, Michel Delving
Time: 7:30PM UK time
Contact: Bilbeto, Bird and Baby Staff
Date: Every Friday
Time: 8PM UK time
Location: Green Dragon Inn, Bywater
This will be Green Dragon Friday as usual, but with a strong pie theme! Bring yer pie entertainment along!
Weekly hobbit gathering at the Green Dragon inn in Bywater. Hobbit-preferred event, although a few visiting traveling dwarves are always welcome. Also a 100% in-character event! Come along for songs, dances, poetry, tales, riddles and news! And do offer yer own entertainment, if yer like!
Please note the guidelines for the event:
1) Participate! This event is only monitored by persons, not run. Nobody is there to entertain you all night long. Having said that, some regulars are usually there to move things along. But please bring your own input! Its jolly important that this never ends up being a one-hobbit show.
2) Prepare! Try to bring a riddle, a poem, a song, a short rhyme, some juicy gossip or the likes. If you don’t use it, or if it is not time to use it (sometimes its just not possible to squeeze everything into one night), there’s always next week!
3) Live the Shire! This event follows the lore in that it tries to be a lively hobbit night at the inn. Keep chat in-character and avoid forced emotes, fireworks, apple throwing/snowballs, etc. Also, please try to keep entertainment (songs, stories, rhymes, poems and so on) in tune with the game world, suitable for hobbits living in the Shire. With regard to .abc music, try to steer away from well-known pop/rock songs and the latest top 10 chart contents. Less Lady Gaga! More folk music! Reels, jigs, waltzes, hornpipes and the likes are always popular and will soon have the hobbits dancing!
4) Play a hobbit (or dwarf)! This is a hobbit preferred event. If men and elves wishes to attend this night, please roll a hobbit or ‘travelin’ dwarf. The Shire, although blessed with the ‘odd’ outsider, was not the ‘in’ place to be seen if you were a man-folk or (especially) an elf. Try out the hobbit RP for size instead, you know you want to! You will find you get MORE RP this way!
5) Enjoy yourself! Green Dragon Friday reserves the right to be as flexible, as quiet, as busy, as chaotic, as peaceful, as jubilant as it just happens to be on the night. Few things are planned, most just happen. The whole point is for you lot to meet each others’ characters, chat about whatever you’ve been up to IC’ly, have a good laugh with friends. It’s the people that make the night. If you’re the first to arrive, don’t run off! More will follow, they always do!
Contact: Lina, Grand Order of the Lost Mathom.
With Spring just around the corner (well maybe round the next-but-one corner after that) we are already considering the closed season for game fish like trout and Grayling and such. So before these fish start spawning, there’s just about time for a trout match. This will be the fourth Great Trout Tickle to be held at Northcotton Farm, thanks to the generosity of our good friend and sponsor, Mister Albin Northcotton. The date has been moved to the fifth day of Rethe (that’s the 25 February for those with new-fangled calendars). We shall be meeting at Northcotton Farm at 7:30 PM (UK time), but for lower level players (under 30), I will be available to guide you to the farm.
As in previous years, there will be two matches, the first for those used to catching game fish (fishing skill of 100 or more) and the second for less experienced anglers. As before there will be a prize for the most trout caught and the first Golden Trout caught on the night. For the junior match there will be prizes for the fullest keep net.
There’s no need to register. Just turn up on the day or contact me if you need help getting to the farm. Bring a rod and warm clothes. Trout can be caught with a float and baited hook, wet or dry flies, or, if you’re feeling brave, by hand! The choice is yours. Best bait: bluebottle maggots.
What: Fishing Competition
Where: Northcotton Fram, Oatbarton
When: 25 February 7:30PM (UK time)
President, Shire Angling Club
Time for another burrow-crawl! Let’s go visit the burrows in Bramblebury! And bounce on the local beds, that goes without saying…
Date: Sunday February 26
Time: 7:30PM UK (2:30PM servertime)
Location: Bramblebury, homesteads gate (inside the village), The Shire
Quite a few hobbits live in Bramblebury, so it is about time we took a walk around the village to visit their burrows. We will also visit some of the sights: Craft centers, museums, ore collections and the likes.
If the inhabitants want ter welcome the visitors with some refreshments , I am sure it’ll be well appreciated! After all, nosing through cupboards and bouncing on beds is hard work, it is… Still, remember that we cannot spend much time at each place. If you’d like a visit to your burrow, it is good if you let the organizers know in advance, so we can plan a little.
All hobbits are of course welcome to join the burrow crawl, no matter if they live in the village or not.