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.

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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
Oct
27
Tue
Harvest festival 2020
Oct 27 – Nov 30 all-day

From lorehound.com

The haunted burrow returns! LOTRO’s autumn festival is here!

Fall Festival dates. Start: October 27 @10AM. End: December 1 @3AM. All times servertime.

More information about the festival on Lotro Wiki

Nov
6
Fri
Green Dragon Friday @ Bywater
Nov 6 @ 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.

Nov
7
Sat
Adventure Saturday @ Songburrow
Nov 7 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

The Grand Order goes on adventure! We’ll meet up and see if there are adventuring opportunities.

Date: Saturdays
Time: 7:30PM UK
Location: Meet outside the Hall

Haunted Burrow Walk @ Hobbiton
Nov 7 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Date: Saturday November 7
Time: 7:30PM UK time / 2:30PM servertime
Location: The Ivy Bush in Hobbiton, then to the Haunted Cellar beneath Bag End

All but one harvest is left ter bring in, and the nights are growing long, which means…
Soon the barred door under the Hill will open letting out all them spooks and creatures…
There are many tales about what goes on in those rooms..

Of doors that lead back on themselves…
Folks that are stuck ferever in the Dark…

Or become a meal fer giant spiders
Sum do say only a fool would go inside…
But with a guide, there is nothing ter fear!

So Ah am inviting those brave or maybe foolish folks, ter join wit me as once more on a walk in those halls.

We’ll meet at the Ivy Bush at 7:30pm ((GMT/ 2:30 servertime)) on the 7th of November.
Come in costume so yon beasties willna recognise ye.

After a glass or two of courage we’ll head ter the Under Burrow and brave it’s rooms. Till we arrive once more in the comforting light of Master Bilbo’s home Bag End

As always we’ll have sum tales ter chill yer bones, an who know’s? maybe a poem or two

Till then…

Nov
9
Mon
Black Moors Badgers @ Stock
Nov 9 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

The Brandy Badgers are going to rehearse again, and them invite all music-minded sorts to come listen in! And this time, them will play their favourite tunes by master Richo from the Black Moors!

Date: Monday November 9
Time: 7:30PM UK (2:30PM servertime)
Location: The Golden Perch Inn, The Stock (up on the roof)

The Brandy Badgers is the music collective of the Grand Order, where members can meet and learn music and play together as a group. The Badgers have long been fans of the songs by master Richo, who often went into the Black Moors during the night. During the rehearsal, The Badgers will play some of their favourite Richo tunes. Yer are all invited to Stock to come listen and dance!

Remember, this is a rehearsal, so a somewhat relaxed mood with the possibility of instrument fumbling is just natural! Badgers work best without the added pressure of making things all formally concert-like…

OOC

This will be a rehearsal where we play lots and lots of songs by Blackmore’s Night. While we love seeing hobbits during our events, visitors of a longer persuasion are welcome too. If yer got longer legs than the average hobbit, please remember to not block the view of the locals!

Nov
13
Fri
Green Dragon Friday @ Bywater
Nov 13 @ 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.

Nov
14
Sat
Adventure Saturday @ Songburrow
Nov 14 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

The Grand Order goes on adventure! We’ll meet up and see if there are adventuring opportunities.

Date: Saturdays
Time: 7:30PM UK
Location: Meet outside the Hall

November OAKS @ Oldfurlong
Nov 14 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

The next OAKS concert. More information to come!

Nov
15
Sun
Kin meeting @ Songburrow
Nov 15 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Kin meeting @ Songburrow

Kin meeting for Grand Order members. We’ll meet in the parlour, have some tea and food, greet invited guests and chat about upcoming plans.

Date: Sunday November 15
Time: 7:30PM UK time
Location: The parlour, Songburrow Hall

Nov
16
Mon
Hobbit market @ Michel Delving
Nov 16 @ 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.

Nov
17
Tue
Hobbit market @ Michel Delving
Nov 17 @ 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.

Nov
20
Fri
Green Dragon Friday @ Bywater
Nov 20 @ 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.

Nov
21
Sat
Foreyule
Nov 21 all-day

Twelfth month in the hobbit calendar!

21 November to the 20th of December

Hobbit calendar

Adventure Saturday @ Songburrow
Nov 21 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

The Grand Order goes on adventure! We’ll meet up and see if there are adventuring opportunities.

Date: Saturdays
Time: 7:30PM UK
Location: Meet outside the Hall

Nov
22
Sun
Buckland Historical Field Trip @ Buckland
Nov 22 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Brandy Hall welcomes lore-seeking hobbits

Buckland. Home ter somewhat strange hobbits, many of whom like wearing boots. Swimming. Mucking around in boats on the Brandywine. I bet living next door ter that old scary forest makes fer odd habits. Would yer like to learn more about them?

Date: Sunday November 22
Time: 7:30PM UK time / 2:30PM servertime
Location: Outside Brandy Hall in Buckland

How did hobbits settle in Buckland, and who are in charge over there? What are the local habits, and why is there a tall hedge bordering the eastern part of the land? Just what is the Horn of Buckland anyway, and why do them locals blow in it from time to time? Answers to these questions, and possibly more, may be given during our fifth historical field trip in hobbit lands. There are no guarantees, though!

We will meet just outside Brandy Hall, the building on the tall hill in the south of Buckland. Our historians will present stories, tales, poetry and/or songs related to hobbit lore. Food WILL be served (Budgeford sausages), and there may be a game or two as well! Oh, and fer the brave ones, there is that scary forest next door…

Want to know more about hobbit history? Then come along!

OOC

This is yet another outing in our long-running series of hobbit field trips. As usual, the event aims to combine a few lectures/stories of hobbit lore with songs and entertainment. People are encouraged to listen raptly to the given lectures and save most of the questions to the breaks. It goes without saying that this is an in-character event, but remember that our historians have sometimes been known to go for a tall, exciting tale more than strict lore accuracy.

Given the subject matter, this is very much a hobbit-preferred event. Should the odd lore-seeking dwarf or lankyshank interested in hobbit lore choose to show up, they won’t be chased away, but wouldn’t you rather just roll a hobbit alt for the evening? If not, be prepared for puzzled looks and the odd comment about your beard and/or height during the night. Well met!

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