The Laurelin hobbit calendar

This is a calendar of hobbit events on the LOTRO Laurelin server, typically events in the Shire and hosted by hobbits. If you have events you want added to the calendar, send me a letter!

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All times in the calendar are given in current London/UK time.  The LOTRO servertime (Boston/US East Coast time) is usually 5 hours behind London time. To see the servertime while in-game, just type /servertime.

Current times are:

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Colour categories:

  • 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
Aug
9
Fri
Green Dragon Friday @ Bywater
Aug 9 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Green Dragon

Date: Every Friday
Time: 7:30PM UK time (usually 2:30PM servertime)
Location: Green Dragon Inn, Bywater, Laurelin server

Weekly hobbit gathering at the Green Dragon inn in Bywater, running ever since May 18 2008. This is an event for and by hobbits, although a few visiting traveling dwarves are always welcome. It is also a 100% in-character event, so don’t go talking about things not belonging in Middle Earth!

Come along for songs, dances, poetry, tales, riddles, news and much grand roleplaying! And do offer yer own entertainment, if yer like!

At other times over the year, GDF will move to other inns in the Shire. The new years party is usually held at the Plough and Stars in Brockenborings, while we always escape Bywater when the mayor hosts the Farmer’s faire in the late summer.

Event guidelines:

Green Dragon Friday is an in-character roleplaying event aiming to replicate a lively hobbit night at the inn. We try to enable a healthy lively hobbit roleplayer community here on Laurelin. To help us do this, please follow these guidelines:

  • While travelling dwarves are welcome at the inn, we ask that elves and menfolk do not attend the event. Men and elves were rarely (if ever) seen in the Shire villages, and especially not the inns. However, if yer have quests to do at the inn, by all means come inside to finish them
  • Be in-character – be a hobbit! Keep player interactions (chats, emotes) and entertainment in-character, basically by talking about the things that hobbits in Middle-Earth would. Don’t discuss real-life modern-day things, game mechanics, etc.
  • Avoid using forced emotes, setting off fireworks inside, bringing pets that wouldn’t belong in an inn, throwing 3000 snowballs, etc.
  • Be active and engage with the others. It is better to participate than to just stand around waiting for others to entertain you (however, feel free to come observe things the first few times).
  • Avoid multi-boxing with lots of alts. Yes, we know that you love to pull off that fat sound of a many-musician band. However, when the room is full of similarly-clad robots marching in line (if they move at all), who don’t respond when you talk to them, things get rather creepy and the immersion we look for is often ruined.
  • Entertainers are very welcome! Just sign up with the hobbit hosting the event, preferably by a /tell. Note that we absolutely love solo bards/performers – a lone lute-player is often better suited for the inn setting than a huge band. Also note that we absolutely love other kinds of entertainment than music: Poems, stories, riddles, the latest news from the Shire… lovely! If you want to play music, it is grand if yer aim for a folksy hobbity vibe, with reels, jigs, waltzes, hornpipes and the likes.
  • Gossip and news is very welcome! This helps bring life to the event and the roleplaying in the Shire. Just remember to keep things in-character. Related to events: We generally don’t advertise events held on other servers, events not of hobbit interest, events not held in the Shire or events not of a roleplaying character.

Additionally, we ask that participants follow the roleplaying rules and policy for Laurelin, with regard to player names, chat behaviour and harassment.

Lastly, while the above may sound like a long list of rules, don’t worry too much! Them hobbits are a friendly and tolerant lot, eager to welcome new visitors to the inn. See yer there!

Questions about the event?

Contact: Lina, Grand Order of the Lost Mathom.

Aug
12
Mon
Hobbit market @ Michel Delving
Aug 12 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

market standardBiweekly hobbit market in Michel Delving, held at the ovens and crafting area!

Time: 7:30PM UK time
Location: Michel Delving ovens and crafting area

Especially good for young hobbits setting out on their journeys in Middle Earth, since they can get quality goods fer reasonable prices. More information here!

Contact: Tibba and Nimelia, Grand Order of the Lost Mathom.

Aug
13
Tue
Hobbit market @ Michel Delving
Aug 13 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

market standardBiweekly hobbit market in Michel Delving, held at the ovens and crafting area!

Time: 7:30PM UK time
Location: Michel Delving ovens and crafting area

Especially good for young hobbits setting out on their journeys in Middle Earth, since they can get quality goods fer reasonable prices. More information here!

Contact: Tibba and Nimelia, Grand Order of the Lost Mathom.

Aug
16
Fri
Green Dragon Friday @ Bywater
Aug 16 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Green Dragon

Date: Every Friday
Time: 7:30PM UK time (usually 2:30PM servertime)
Location: Green Dragon Inn, Bywater, Laurelin server

Weekly hobbit gathering at the Green Dragon inn in Bywater, running ever since May 18 2008. This is an event for and by hobbits, although a few visiting traveling dwarves are always welcome. It is also a 100% in-character event, so don’t go talking about things not belonging in Middle Earth!

Come along for songs, dances, poetry, tales, riddles, news and much grand roleplaying! And do offer yer own entertainment, if yer like!

At other times over the year, GDF will move to other inns in the Shire. The new years party is usually held at the Plough and Stars in Brockenborings, while we always escape Bywater when the mayor hosts the Farmer’s faire in the late summer.

Event guidelines:

Green Dragon Friday is an in-character roleplaying event aiming to replicate a lively hobbit night at the inn. We try to enable a healthy lively hobbit roleplayer community here on Laurelin. To help us do this, please follow these guidelines:

  • While travelling dwarves are welcome at the inn, we ask that elves and menfolk do not attend the event. Men and elves were rarely (if ever) seen in the Shire villages, and especially not the inns. However, if yer have quests to do at the inn, by all means come inside to finish them
  • Be in-character – be a hobbit! Keep player interactions (chats, emotes) and entertainment in-character, basically by talking about the things that hobbits in Middle-Earth would. Don’t discuss real-life modern-day things, game mechanics, etc.
  • Avoid using forced emotes, setting off fireworks inside, bringing pets that wouldn’t belong in an inn, throwing 3000 snowballs, etc.
  • Be active and engage with the others. It is better to participate than to just stand around waiting for others to entertain you (however, feel free to come observe things the first few times).
  • Avoid multi-boxing with lots of alts. Yes, we know that you love to pull off that fat sound of a many-musician band. However, when the room is full of similarly-clad robots marching in line (if they move at all), who don’t respond when you talk to them, things get rather creepy and the immersion we look for is often ruined.
  • Entertainers are very welcome! Just sign up with the hobbit hosting the event, preferably by a /tell. Note that we absolutely love solo bards/performers – a lone lute-player is often better suited for the inn setting than a huge band. Also note that we absolutely love other kinds of entertainment than music: Poems, stories, riddles, the latest news from the Shire… lovely! If you want to play music, it is grand if yer aim for a folksy hobbity vibe, with reels, jigs, waltzes, hornpipes and the likes.
  • Gossip and news is very welcome! This helps bring life to the event and the roleplaying in the Shire. Just remember to keep things in-character. Related to events: We generally don’t advertise events held on other servers, events not of hobbit interest, events not held in the Shire or events not of a roleplaying character.

Additionally, we ask that participants follow the roleplaying rules and policy for Laurelin, with regard to player names, chat behaviour and harassment.

Lastly, while the above may sound like a long list of rules, don’t worry too much! Them hobbits are a friendly and tolerant lot, eager to welcome new visitors to the inn. See yer there!

Questions about the event?

Contact: Lina, Grand Order of the Lost Mathom.

Aug
17
Sat
Story night @ Michel Delving
Aug 17 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Nannie hosts a story night at the Bird and Baby. Welcome! More information to come:

Date: Saturday August 17
Time: 8PM UK time / 3PM servertime
Location: The Bird and Baby, Michel Delving

Aug
19
Mon
Brandy Badgers Rehearsal @ Michel Delving
Aug 19 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Rehearsal for The Brandy Badgers! New song notes are available in the usual place!

Others are of course welcome to stop by and listen!

Aug
21
Wed
Farmers faire 2019 @ Bywater
Aug 21 – Sep 9 all-day

The Farmers Faire event is on, and the mayor is making a mess in Bywater as usual. More information about the event on LOTRO Wiki

Farmer’s Faire dates: Start: August 21st @10AM. End: September 10th @3AM. All times servertime,

Aug
22
Thu
Halimath
Aug 22 all-day

Ninth month in the hobbit calendar.

23 August to the 21st of September

Hobbit calendar

Aug
23
Fri
Golden Perch Friday @ Stock
Aug 23 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Brandywine river

What? Surely yer mean Green Dragon Friday? Naw! This coming Friday, August 23, we’re at the Golden Perch in Stock!

So Barmy over at the Green Dragon is busy this week. The Farmer’s Faire is about to start in Bywater, and he’ll be all busy cooking fer the guests that wanders around outside. And, not least, that gluttony mayor of ours, Ol’ Flourdumpling. So Barmy pleaded, PLEADED us he did, ter try find a different venture fer the night.

Which works for us, given that we’re off to the Bree-lands this weekend, to visit Tholpa’s summer cottage and play some tag. What better place then to visit than Stock? So we had a chat with master Gunderic Grubb over at the Golden Perch, who welcomed us with open arms. He promised us ales at half the price of Barmy’s brands, with lots of brandy wine thrown in fer good measure. So here, fer yer convenience, is all them details:

Golden Perch Friday, August 23, 7:30M-9:30PM UK (2:30PM – 4:30PM /servertime).

And as always, usual Green Dragon Guidelines apply, which means this is an event by and for hobbits. The odd visiting dwarf is always welcome, though!

Aug
24
Sat
A visit to Tholpa’s summer cottage @ Stock
Aug 24 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

The summer is nearing its end, so it’s time for a last summer cottage trip! This time, we will visit Tholpa’s summer cottage in Breeland!

Date: 24th and 25th August
Time: 7:30 PM on both days ((UK, 2:30 PM server time))
Location: On 24th: Golden Perch yard, Stock, the Shire; on 25th: in front of the Breeland homesteads ((Laurelin server))

Miss Tholpa has invited us for a refreshing weekend at her summer cottage in Breeland. There, we will eat lots of sausages, sip refreshing drinks, and visit the “hot bath room” Miss Tholpa has put up. During the weekend, we will also shortly visit Staddle and the festival grounds where we will play a game of tag or two!

The trip takes two days: Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August. Here is the schedule:

Saturday 24th August

  • Meeting up at the Golden Perch yard in Stock at seven and half bells, starting the walk towards the cottage after a few drinks

  • At the cottage: taking a look at Tholpa’s cottage, roasting sausages, visiting the hot bath room, maybe a bathing lecture. Cottage address: 2 Chestnut Street, Bramberth, Breeland homesteads.

Sunday 25th August

  • Meeting up in front of the Breeland Homesteads at seven and half bells, starting the walk towards Staddle

  • At Staddle: a tour through the village, maybe a picnic or something similar; continuing to the festival grounds

  • At the festival grounds: a game of tag at the festival ground ruins

Welcome to join a relaxed summer cottage visit with food, lazy walking, good company and fun games. A good chance to say hullo to your Staddle relatives!

((This is a roleplaying event for hobbits and maybe some travelling dwarves. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Tholpa or Almi.))

Aug
25
Sun
Staddle visit + game of tag @ Bree-lands homesteads
Aug 25 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

The summer is nearing its end, so it’s time for a last summer cottage trip1 This time, we will visit Tholpa’s summer cottage in Breeland!

Date: 24th and 25th August
Time: 7:30 PM on both days ((UK, 2:30 PM server time))
Location: On 24th: Golden Perch yard, Stock, the Shire; on 25th: in front of the Breeland homesteads ((Laurelin server))

Miss Tholpa has invited us for a refreshing weekend at her summer cottage in Breeland. There, we will eat lots of sausages, sip refreshing drinks, and visit the “hot bath room” Miss Tholpa has put up. During the weekend, we will also shortly visit Staddle and the festival grounds where we will play a game of tag or two!

The trip takes two days: Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August. Here is the schedule:

Saturday 24th August

  • Meeting up at the Golden Perch yard in Stock at seven and half bells, starting the walk towards the cottage after a few drinks

  • At the cottage: taking a look at Tholpa’s cottage, roasting sausages, visiting the hot bath room, maybe a bathing lecture. Cottage address: 2 Chestnut Street, Bramberth, Breeland homesteads.

Sunday 25th August

  • Meeting up in front of the Breeland Homesteads at seven and half bells, starting the walk towards Staddle

  • At Staddle: a tour through the village, maybe a picnic or something similar; continuing to the festival grounds

  • At the festival grounds: a game of tag at the festival ground ruins

Welcome to join a relaxed summer cottage visit with food, lazy walking, good company and fun games. A good chance to say hullo to your Staddle relatives!

((This is a roleplaying event for hobbits and maybe some travelling dwarves. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Tholpa or Almi.))

Aug
26
Mon
Hobbit market @ Michel Delving
Aug 26 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

market standardBiweekly hobbit market in Michel Delving, held at the ovens and crafting area!

Time: 7:30PM UK time
Location: Michel Delving ovens and crafting area

Especially good for young hobbits setting out on their journeys in Middle Earth, since they can get quality goods fer reasonable prices. More information here!

Contact: Tibba and Nimelia, Grand Order of the Lost Mathom.

Aug
27
Tue
Hobbit market @ Michel Delving
Aug 27 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

market standardBiweekly hobbit market in Michel Delving, held at the ovens and crafting area!

Time: 7:30PM UK time
Location: Michel Delving ovens and crafting area

Especially good for young hobbits setting out on their journeys in Middle Earth, since they can get quality goods fer reasonable prices. More information here!

Contact: Tibba and Nimelia, Grand Order of the Lost Mathom.

Aug
30
Fri
Floating Log Friday @ Frogmorton
Aug 30 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Ol’ Flourdumpling is busy stuffing his face over in Bywater during the Farmer’s Faire, and there are lots of visitors there stepping on the local hobbits. So naturally, the weekly hobbit inn night will move from the Green Dragon! To The Floating Log!

Date: Friday August 30
Time: 7:30PM UK time (2:30PM servertime)
Location: Floating Log Inn, Frogmorton

Have no fear, master Ponto Hopsbloom is more than happy to welcome hobbits to the Floating Log in Frogmorton. He’ll greet yer all warmly, although hopefully not with warm ale, and better not with the most “hoppy” of the local ales…

Usual Green Dragon Guidelines apply, which means this is an event by and for hobbits. The odd visiting dwarf is always welcome, though! Should yer have any entertainment (songs, stories, riddles, poems or the likes), please bring it along!

Sep
2
Mon
Tolkien passed away 1973
Sep 2 all-day

Date of death of J.R.R. Tolkien.

2 September 1973.

More information.

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