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
Oct
13
Wed
Harvest festival 2021
Oct 13 – Nov 2 all-day

From FibroJedi's guide, see link below

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

Fall Festival dates. Start: October 13 @10AM. End: November 3 @3AM. All times servertime.

More information about the festival on FibroJedi’s site

Oct
22
Fri
Blotmath
Oct 22 all-day

Eleventh month in the hobbit calendar!

22 October to the 20th of November

Hobbit calendar

Oct
23
Sat
Adventure Saturday @ Songburrow
Oct 23 @ 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

October OAKS: Polnolunie @ Oldfurlong
Oct 23 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

The October OAKS concert is with Polnonunie. All details to be added to the Bramblebury Gazette shortly!

Date: Saturday October 23
Time: 8PM UK time/3PM servertime
Location: Oldfurlong, town square, Shire homesteads

Oct
24
Sun
The Hobbitry Harvest Picnic Show @ Sootcrest
Oct 24 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

The Hobbitry-In-Arms presents: The Hobbitry Harvest Picnic Show!
Join us on Sunday the 24th of October 2021 on a Scary, Gossipy, Picnic adventure!

The Event will take place at our kinship homestead:
4 Myrtle Court – Sootcrest, Shire Homesteads
7 bells UK time! ((2pm servertime))

OOC:
This is a relaxed roleplay musical event brought to you by the kinship: The Hobbitry-In-Arms. This is an event were all races are welcome

Oct
25
Mon
Brandy Badgers rehearsal @ Songburrow
Oct 25 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

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

This is a secret, hidden rehearsal. Very, very secret.

Date: Monday October 25
Time: 7:30PM UK time onwards
Location: Songburrow Hall

Oct
29
Fri
Green Dragon Friday @ Bywater
Oct 29 @ 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.

Oct
30
Sat
Adventure Saturday @ Songburrow
Oct 30 @ 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 @ The Ivy Bush
Oct 30 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

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Nannie’s annual haunted burrow walk returns!

Date: Saturday October 30
Time: 7:30PM UK time
Location: Meet at the Ivy Bush for a calming drink, before Nannie leads the group to the Scary Cellar beneath Bag End

There’s a burrow upon the hilltop
We will not go inside
For that is where the witch does live,
Where ghosts and goblins hide.

The leaves have started to turn gold, an the nights are drawing closer.
Soon the darkness will grow in strength, bringing with it those things we love to shiver too…
Ghosts…. spiders …
and Haunted Burrow Walks!

As always ah will be yer guide on this most frightening nights o’ the year! so start planning yer costumes ter be ready
We’ll meet at the Ivy bush at 7:30pm ((BST/2:30pm servertime)) On Saturday the 30th of October
Where we will journey into the depths of yom Haunted Burrow, stopping to listen ter tales and poems, along the way, ter bring a chill ter the spine.

We’ll end the night as always in Bag end, with more tales an maybe a tune or two
so mark the calendar with the 30th o’ this month ter come along.
Bring food and ale, incase we get lost…
But most importantly….
Bring yerself… or not… ye’ll be in costume!

Oct
31
Sun
Kin tea @ Songburrow
Oct 31 @ 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!

Nov
1
Mon
Hobbit market @ Michel Delving
Nov 1 @ 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
2
Tue
Hobbit market @ Michel Delving
Nov 2 @ 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
5
Fri
Green Dragon Friday @ Bywater
Nov 5 @ 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.

Nov
6
Sat
Adventure Saturday @ Songburrow
Nov 6 @ 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
7
Sun
Grand Order 14th Anniversary Party @ Songburrow
Nov 7 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

The hobbits of The Grand Order of the Lost Mathom have great delight in inviting our friends and acquaintances to a party of special magnificence, on occasion of our 14th anniversary!

Date: Sunday November 7
Time: 7:30PM UK time / 2:30PM servertime
Location: Songburrow, 4 Brookbank Street, Shire homesteads

Event details:

The Grand Order of the Lost Mathom was founded on October 9th fourteen years ago. This means it is time to celebrate! Although as usual, we’re a bit late with the party…

Still, we’ll have a grand party including speeches, drinks, food, fireworks and entertainment. The kitchens in Songburrow are gearing up already, and there is sure to be a few unexpected surprises as well. Will Strollers or Badgers show up? Will there be brandy? Dancing bears? Grumpy gaffers? Games and competitions? Gifts for the guests? Perhaps! Just don’t be surprised should you find some free-roaming oinkers in the village.

We are delighted to extend this invitation to the hobbits of the Shire, as well as to good friends among the dwarves and the big folk. Welcome to good friends, neighbours and acquaintances! We hope to see you in Songburrow!

OOC details:

The party will be held in-character ((so no OOC talk, even in brackets)).

Weapons and armour should not be worn within the bounds of Songburrow, please dress for a social gathering.

Please leave your pets at home.

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