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!

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

Current times are:

  • Servertime
  • London Time

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
Sep
12
Mon
Brandy Badgers Rehearsal @ Michel Delving
Sep 12 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

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

Date: Every other Monday
Time: 7:30PM UK time , 2:30PM servertime
Location: Michel Delving square

Sep
16
Fri
Green Dragon Yarrrday @ Green Dragon
Sep 16 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Green Dragon Yarrrday @ Green Dragon

Time to shiver the timbers of the Green Dragon once again! Yarrr!

Date: Friday September 16th
Time: 7:30PM UK time (2:30PM servertime)
Location: Green Dragon Inn, Bywater, the Shire

The autumn storms arrrr here, ‘n that means dangerous times fer all Brandywine pierate ships ‘n thar precious ale ‘n pie cargo. But no worries, me mateys. The Green Dragon provides a safe haven fer all Shire pierates on Friday 16th September! Come ‘n plunder Barmy’s ale cellar ‘n gather t’ enjoy tales, shanties, poems ‘n other shareworthy thin’s about pierates! Feel free t’ brin’ yer owns entertainment ‘n rum too! Yarrr! ‘n don’t forget t’ dress up pieratey, unless ye be a landlubber!

Yers faithfully,

Pierate Cap’n Pycella

OOC: This will be a pirate-themed Green Dragon evening for RPing hobbits and travelling dwarves. Especially pirate-themed entertainment is welcome. The event is related to the LOTRO Tale of Shipwrecked Mariners event, more information here.

Sep
17
Sat
Adventure Saturday @ Songburrow
Sep 17 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Adventure Saturday @ Songburrow

Unless other events are on: 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 Songburrow Hall

September OAKS: The Great Willows @ Oldfurlong
Sep 17 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

The September OAKS is with The Great Willows! All details are in the Bramblebury Gazette.

Date: Saturday September 17
Time: 7:30PM UK time (2:30PM servertime)
Location: Oldfurlong, Town Square

Sep
18
Sun
Kinship meeting @ Songburrow Hall
Sep 18 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Kinship meeting @ Songburrow Hall

Kin tea for Grand Order members. Welcome for a good meal and some planning for the future!

Date: Sunday September 18
Time: 7:30PM UK time / 2:30PM servertime
Location: Songburrow Hall, 4 Brookbank Street

Sep
19
Mon
Hobbit market @ Michel Delving
Sep 19 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Hobbit market @ Michel Delving

Biweekly 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.

Sep
20
Tue
Hobbit market @ Michel Delving
Sep 20 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Hobbit market @ Michel Delving

Biweekly 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.

Sep
21
Wed
Lazy forest stroll @ Overhill
Sep 21 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Lazy forest stroll @ Overhill

The Lazy Hobbits Club goes for a lazy stroll in the autumn forest!

After a long and lazy summer break, the Lazy Hobbit Club is gathering once more. Their club helps out local hobbits with small chores – lazily. This time, the lazy hobbits will assist the folk of Overhill by picking mushrooms for them in the surrounding woods. Edible shrooms, in fact. Those may be turned into tasty stews, pies, pastries and what have yer. Here are the details.

Date: Wednesday 21st September
Time: 6:30PM (UK, 1:30PM server time), duration approx. one hour
Location: Overhill, the Shire

As usual, the lazy hobbits start early, so they can be proper lazy and there’s no need to hurry with things. And while we are in the woods, we best look out for other things to forage, like berries, nuts and maybe even ore nodes. Let’s hope we won’t run into too many wild animals, that might turn us from lazy hobbits into some hasty hobbits instead!

OOC: This is a recurring hobbit roleplaying event with a loose theme/plan, e.g. helping NPCs, fishing, searching for lost farm animals and so on, where we let room for improvisation and surprises. All hobbits are welcome, but also lazy travelling dwarves can join if they wish. Please note that this event starts earlier than usual. Please contact miss Pycella if you are proper lazy and late for the event itself.

Sep
22
Thu
Winterfilth
Sep 22 all-day

Tenth month in the hobbit calendar.

22 September to 21 October

Hobbit calendar

Sep
23
Fri
Green Dragon Friday @ Bywater
Sep 23 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Green Dragon Friday @ Bywater

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.

Sep
24
Sat
Adventure Saturday @ Songburrow
Sep 24 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Adventure Saturday @ Songburrow

Unless other events are on: 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 Songburrow Hall

Sep
26
Mon
Brandy Badgers Rehearsal @ Michel Delving
Sep 26 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

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

Date: Every other Monday
Time: 7:30PM UK time , 2:30PM servertime
Location: Michel Delving square

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

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
1
Sat
Adventure Saturday @ Songburrow
Oct 1 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Adventure Saturday @ Songburrow

Unless other events are on: 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 Songburrow Hall

Oct
2
Sun
Visit to Distant Relatives – Part 6 @ Tham Lumren
Oct 2 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Visit to Distant Relatives - Part 6 @ Tham Lumren

The journey through the mist continues! Will there be any mist opportunities?

Date: 2nd October 2022
Time: 6:00 PM (UK, 1 PM server time)
Location: Tham Lumren, The Angle of Mitheithel

After walking through a strange mist for hours, Hobbits finally made their way to Tham Lumren, where they could finally rest. Did they miss some opportunities just because they did not see anything because of the mist? No one knows. But the journey through the mist will continue, and so will the opportunities showing up. Or… will they?

To learn the answers for these questions, come join the non-adventuring hoard walking to Maur Tulhau on October 2nd, at six bells in Tham Lumren.

OOC:
The initial aim of this journey is visiting Maur Tulhau in Enedwaith, while stopping in different settlements on the way. The whole journey will be spread through a long time span, and each leg will take place bi-weekly, either on Saturday or on Sunday (it will be announced beforehand every time). There is no fixed length of legs, meaning we can freely get distracted by stuff on the road for any reason, without rushing to make it to the end goal of the leg. We also might spend some time there (probably a day), doing some fun stuff.

Although the event is mostly about Hobbits, other races we would meet on the way with their stories are welcome as well, even if it means being dragged out of the path.

There is no level requirement to join the event, there will be enough hobbits to protect you.

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