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!

Finding the correct time for your location

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:

  • Servertime
  • London Time

If you are unsure what London time is in your current time zone, you can use this time zone converter.

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
Apr
17
Sat
April OAKS @ Oldfurlong
Apr 17 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

The April OAKS concert. More details soon in the Bramblebury Gazette!

Date: Saturday April 17
Time: 8PM UK time / 3PM servertime
Location: Oldfurlong, Town square, Shire homesteads

Apr
18
Sun
Kin tea @ Songburrow
Apr 18 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Kin tea @ Songburrow

Kin tea for Grand Order members. Come for a good meal, good company and planning of future activities!

Apr
19
Mon
Hobbit market @ Michel Delving
Apr 19 @ 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.

Apr
20
Tue
Hobbit market @ Michel Delving
Apr 20 @ 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.

Apr
21
Wed
LOTRO 14th anniversary
Apr 21 – May 11 all-day

LOTRO is 14 years old, and the anniversary festival is on!

Anniversary dates! Start: April 21 @10AM. End: May 12 @3AM. All times servertime.

More information about the anniversaries on Fibrojedi’s site.

Apr
23
Fri
Green Dragon Friday @ Bywater
Apr 23 @ 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:

Short version:

  • Be a hobbit!
  • Be in-character, talk about things belonging in Middle-Earth. That also goes for entertainment!
  • Avoid forced emotes, unnatural pets inside, spamming with emotes, etc.!
  • Take part, be active!
  • Try avoid multi-boxing!
  • Keep news and events relevant for Shire hobbits!
  • Acknowledge what others are doing, spread out if things are too busy!

Longer version:

  • While travelling dwarves are welcome to stop at the inn for a refreshing ale during their travels, 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, emote spamming, 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.
  • The inn can sometimes be busy, especially near the entertainment fireplace. It is good if you keep this in mind when interacting with others, go into crowds to talk to someone, etc. Some examples: If someone is reciting a stirring poem from the battle of Greenfields, it is probably good to wait a bit to run up and say hello to them. If someone is regaling the crowd with an exciting tale, it can undermine the mood if you move two feet away from them and talk about things not related to the tale at all. If you’re doing a deep discussion with just one other person there, it could make sense to move away from the busiest part of the inn, for instance to the bar or another corner. This is mostly a matter of acknowledging what is going on at the inn and making an attempt of not undermining the roleplaying efforts of others.

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.

Apr
25
Sun
Budgeford stroll @ Budgeford
Apr 25 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

The Shire Walking Club gathers at entrance to Budgeford, for a stroll towards Hobbiton! Welcome along!

Date: Sunday April 25
Time: 7:30PM UK time
Location: Budgeford, near the entrance

Apr
28
Wed
GDF anniversary ale brewing session @ Songburrow
Apr 28 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

The Green Dragon Friday will soon be 13 years old, and we need a special ale to celebrate that!

Miss Pycella is not only interested in the pie business. Lately, the Green Dragon hostess and occasional waitress has also been interested in ale-related experiments (when Barmy is not looking). Now, she would like to brew a special ale to celebrate the upcoming 13th Green Dragon Friday anniversary. Ale brewing is fun, and even more so in good company! So she invites everyone to join her in a special ale brewing session. Here are the details:

Date: Wednesday 28th April
Time: 7:30PM UK / 2:30PM server time
Place: 4 Brookbank Street, Songburrow, Shire homesteads

She’ll guide you through the process of ale brewing, hands on. Maybe you will even have a chance to taste some samples from previous batches! Oh, and remember to bring a dish cloth.

OOC: This is a relaxed hobbit roleplaying event where we will learn a bit about ale brewing. It is not an in-game crafting session, so no special professions are needed. Just come along and have some fun!

Apr
30
Fri
Green Dragon Friday @ Bywater
Apr 30 @ 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:

Short version:

  • Be a hobbit!
  • Be in-character, talk about things belonging in Middle-Earth. That also goes for entertainment!
  • Avoid forced emotes, unnatural pets inside, spamming with emotes, etc.!
  • Take part, be active!
  • Try avoid multi-boxing!
  • Keep news and events relevant for Shire hobbits!
  • Acknowledge what others are doing, spread out if things are too busy!

Longer version:

  • While travelling dwarves are welcome to stop at the inn for a refreshing ale during their travels, 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, emote spamming, 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.
  • The inn can sometimes be busy, especially near the entertainment fireplace. It is good if you keep this in mind when interacting with others, go into crowds to talk to someone, etc. Some examples: If someone is reciting a stirring poem from the battle of Greenfields, it is probably good to wait a bit to run up and say hello to them. If someone is regaling the crowd with an exciting tale, it can undermine the mood if you move two feet away from them and talk about things not related to the tale at all. If you’re doing a deep discussion with just one other person there, it could make sense to move away from the busiest part of the inn, for instance to the bar or another corner. This is mostly a matter of acknowledging what is going on at the inn and making an attempt of not undermining the roleplaying efforts of others.

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.

May
1
Sat
Shire May Queen/King Celebration @ Brightdown
May 1 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Another year gone and tis time ter start the search once more!

Each year around this time, the Shire decides which of the brave lasses who come forward, will be the next wearer of the Floral Crown. From humble housewife ter hard working crafters, the race is open ter all!

Now, as the leaves on the trees change every year, tis only fair that the Queen is renewed each year. Otherwise we’d be keeping the same lass and no give others the chance.
So… Are ye a lass of the Shire? Do ye have what it takes ter be Queen of the May?
Or do ye know of someone who would do the Shire proud? If so, then don’t delay! Send them names ter me – Nannie – and they could be the lucky one!
Over the years we’ve had many a fine Queen of the May. Miss Acorne, Miss Amorey, Miss Lina, Granmama and our current holder Miss Pennyroyal. Ter name but a few. Will ye be joining their ranks?
So lassies, dust off yer best frocks and pluck up yer courage – a wee dram may help with that one – Drop me a message via the Quick post – time ter earn yer ale again lads! – Or just let me know at either the Green Dragon or market, yer canna miss the hat!
Now ah hope ye lads are no thinking yer off the hook! Oh no!
If ye think ye have what it takes ter be King o’ the may and follow in the path of KIng gone afore ye. Then pass yer name ter me and we’ll see what we see.
The search has begun to find our next rulers of the May, all are invited ter try if ye havena held the title before. Once we have some willing vict… er candidates, their names will be announced and voting will begin.
Ye have till the 16th of April, ter get those names in, then voting will open and the race begins in truth.

The event is open to all hobbits of the Shire and beyond. The new Queen and King will be announced at the party on May Day (1st May)

Date : May 1st (Saturday
Time : 8pm ( BST/3pm server time)

Location : Shire rose kin hall, 4 Brookbank Street Brightdown
May
2
Sun
The 2nd battle of the Greenfields: A Brandy Badgers spring musical @ Brockenborings
May 2 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

It’s not spring until the Badgers sing!

As usual, we’ll just have to go try find those singing spring badgers in the Shire forests, who greet the spring with song. As usual, we’ll probably be disappointed.

Date: Sunday May 2
Time: 7:30PM UK time / 2:30PM servertime
Location: Brockenborings, just east of the village along the road to Scary, on a small hill overlooking the Bullroarer fence run area.

Stage area

So, the Brandy Badgers have a backup musical for the night, telling the tale of … two hapless bards looking to build a golf course on the Greenfields, in honor of their uncle, Bullroarer Took. They didn’t figure that some badgers nearby wanted the field for themselves! Cue conflict, crisis and cutting-edge music! Wonderful wacky wonders and hilarious hi-jinks may or may not ensue!

Welcome to a tale of high drama, low comedy, and soft berries! And lots of grand music. Come join us just to the east outside of Brockenborings Sunday May 2! We’ll be on a small hill overlooking the Bullroarer fence run area, along the road between Brockenborings and Scary.

This is a hobbit-themed tale, although travellers from out of bounds who have good reason to be into hobbit music and badger mythology are of course welcome along! Just don’t block the view of the locals!

Get your tickets early – only 10 berries!

OOC details:

The event will be a musical, based around the real-life songs of Pet Shop Boys. However, the story and song lyrics will all be somewhat LOTRO lore relevant (and performed in the /say channel). The musical will be performed by The Brandy Badgers, an in-house music collective of the Grand Order of the Lost Mathom.

Please keep chat in-character and don’t discuss things not belonging in Middle Earth.

May
3
Mon
Hobbit market @ Michel Delving
May 3 @ 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.

May
4
Tue
Hobbit market @ Michel Delving
May 4 @ 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.

May
5
Wed
Blind Leaper adventure @ 21st Hall
May 5 @ 7:30 PM – 8:45 PM

Pycella is looking to do the “Blind Leaper” deed in Moria, after leaping into the deepest pits in the region. If yer would like to join the fun, meet up in the 21st Hall! Here is more information about the deed.

Date: Wednesday May 5
Time: 7:30PM UK time / 2:30PM servertime
Location: 21st Hall, Moria

May
7
Fri
Green Dragon Friday @ Bywater
May 7 @ 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:

Short version:

  • Be a hobbit!
  • Be in-character, talk about things belonging in Middle-Earth. That also goes for entertainment!
  • Avoid forced emotes, unnatural pets inside, spamming with emotes, etc.!
  • Take part, be active!
  • Try avoid multi-boxing!
  • Keep news and events relevant for Shire hobbits!
  • Acknowledge what others are doing, spread out if things are too busy!

Longer version:

  • While travelling dwarves are welcome to stop at the inn for a refreshing ale during their travels, 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, emote spamming, 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.
  • The inn can sometimes be busy, especially near the entertainment fireplace. It is good if you keep this in mind when interacting with others, go into crowds to talk to someone, etc. Some examples: If someone is reciting a stirring poem from the battle of Greenfields, it is probably good to wait a bit to run up and say hello to them. If someone is regaling the crowd with an exciting tale, it can undermine the mood if you move two feet away from them and talk about things not related to the tale at all. If you’re doing a deep discussion with just one other person there, it could make sense to move away from the busiest part of the inn, for instance to the bar or another corner. This is mostly a matter of acknowledging what is going on at the inn and making an attempt of not undermining the roleplaying efforts of others.

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.

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