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
26
Sun
A light of hope @ Rivendell
Apr 26 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Date: Sunday April 26
Time: 8PM UK / 3PM servertime
Location: Rivendell, Glorfindel’s hill outside the Last Homely House
A light of Hope, it is much needed these days, not just in the Shire.
After an invitation by Lord Elrond himself, Hobbit Heart will perform music and poetry at the Last Homely House in Rivendell.  Gather outside near the entrance and you’ll be guided to where the concert will take place. This will be on the little the mount where the elf Glorfindel resides.
You have all been invited to attend. It’s a long trip, but it does not require a trip on the back of an eagle. Do take care of any youngsters who want to come along. It is a dangerous road for them!
Come to Rivendell on Sunday April 26 at 8pm ((UK, servertime 3pm))
May
1
Fri
Green Dragon Friday @ Bywater
May 1 @ 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!

Sometimes, we’ll run “Lone Bard Fridays”, where we only allow solo or duo performances. This is to limit the impact of big bands at the Dragon, and allow newcomer performers a chance to show their skills.

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 dwarves are welcome at the inn, we ask that taller characters (elves and menfolk) do not attend the event. Men and elves were rarely (if ever) seen travelling through 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.

When you attend Green Dragon Friday, send your warm thoughts to the first people enjoying the event back in May 2008. Not least the creator, Mae Skeffington, who fought hard to set it up and make it last over the years. That was a mighty fine initiative!

Voting deadline for Shire May queen/king election @ Bywater
May 1 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
From Nannie:
Right me dears! ah’d like ter thank all of ye fer nominating so many lads and lassies fer the race ter be the next Shire May Queen an King.
Now ah needs ter tell ye how ter cast yer votes, fer tis up ter ye all ter pick the lass and lad of yer choice. Then ah’ll let ye know who ye’ve got ter pick from!
Voting is easy ter do. Each hobbit gets two votes – one fer the lass ye wants an the other fer the laddie – Ye does this by sending yer choices ter me either via the Quick post or if ye see me, then just pull me aside and whisper it ter me. A note will be made and the deed is done.
Last day fer voting is Green Dragon Friday on May 1st, then all votes will be counted and made final with the results announced at the Crowning ceremony held the next day, at Shire Roses Kin hall.

Here’s the list of candidates fer ye ter choose from:

Miss Briallin
Miss Ragamuffin
Miss Apri
Miss Pennyroyal
and the lads
Master Fidgit
Master Nawagrim
Master Pontin
Master Matzo
So there ye goes, over ter ye ter gets those votes acoming in!
Date: Friday May 1
Time: 8PM UK time / 3PM servertime
Location: By mail to Nannie (who will likely be at the Green Dragon this evening)
May
2
Sat
Shire May queen elections @ Brightdown
May 2 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Date : 2nd May (Saturday)
Time : 8 pm (BST/3pm server time)
Location : Shire Rose Kin Hall, 4 Brookbank Street, Brightdown
Updated message from Nannie, on voting:
Right me dears! ah’d like ter thank all of ye fer nominating so many lads and lassies fer the race ter be the next Shire May Queen an King.
Now ah needs ter tell ye how ter cast yer votes, fer tis up ter ye all ter pick the lass and lad of yer choice. Then ah’ll let ye know who ye’ve got ter pick from!
Voting is easy ter do. Each hobbit gets two votes – one fer the lass ye wants an the other fer the laddie – Ye does this by sending yer choices ter me either via the Quick post or if ye see me, then just pull me aside and whisper it ter me. A note will be made and the deed is done.
Last day fer voting is Green Dragon Friday on May 1st, then all votes will be counted and made final with the results announced at the Crowning ceremony held the next day, at Shire Roses Kin hall.

Here’s the list of candidates fer ye ter choose from:

Miss Briallin
Miss Ragamuffin
Miss Apri
Miss Pennyroyal
and the lads
Master Fidgit
Master Nawagrim
Master Pontin
Master Matzo
So there ye goes, over ter ye ter gets those votes acoming in!
Original message:
Another year gone and tis time ter start the search once more!

Each year around this time, the Shire decides which of the brave lassies who come forward, will be ter 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 ter Queen be renewed each year, otherwise we’d be keeping the same lassies and no giving others the chance.

So… Are ye a lass of the Shire? Do ye have what it takes ter be Queen of the May? Do ye know of someone who would do the Shire Proud? If so, then don’t delay, send yer name to me, Nannie, and ye could be the lucky one!

Over the years we’ve many a fine queen of the May. Miss Acorne, Miss Amorey , Miss Dassa and our current holder – showing age doesna stop yer! – Granmama! ter name but a few. Will ye be joining their ranks?

So, lassies dust off yer dresses and pluck up yer courage – a wee dram may help with that one – Drop me a wee message via the Quick post – oh those laddies dunna like this coming month as they ken they’ll have ter earn their ale! – or if ye see’s me at the Green Dragon or market, let me know and ye too could be wearing the floral crown come May 2nd!

Now ah hope ye lads are no thinking ah’ve forgotten yet this year! Oh no!

So lads here’s yer chance!

The Kings crown has rested alone fer the past year, as no one came forward ter dare wear it

The question this year, we all are asking is simple…. Will we have a lad brave enough ter try this time?

If ye think ye have what it takes ter be the King o’ the May, or do ye know of someone who would fit the crown? Then pass the name ter me, and we’ll see what we’ll see!

The search has begun to find our next Rulers of the May, all are invited ter try, who havena held the title before. Once we have some willing vict…. er candidates, their names will be listed here fer all ter see and then voting will be opened.

Ye have till the 17th April, ter get yer names in, then voting will open for those brave souls.

The event is open to all Hobbits of the Shire and beyond, results ter be announced at the party on May the 2nd

May
3
Sun
Captain Fantastic and the Blue-eyed Poetical Sheep-badgers @ Bamfurlong
May 3 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

It’s not spring until the badgers sing!

Date: Sunday May 3rd
Time: 7:30PM UK / 2:30PM servertime
Location: Bamfurlong, The Marish, The Shire. We’ll be just north-east of the farm at 33.5 S, 64.2 W, inland just west from the Bucklebury ferry.

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.

So, the Brandy Badgers have a backup musical for the night, telling the tale of … Berno, poetical lad extraordinaire, who had the misfortune to find a gem in his last slice of yule pie, meaning he has to find a blue-eyed lass to marry (don’t ask, it is an old Shire tradition). Enter his best friend Reginald, musical lad extraordinaire, who takes the pair on a grand quest involving steak, rolling pins, Brockenborings sheepdogs, musical badgers and rivers that never really run where you expect them to. Wonderful wacky wonders and hilarious hi-jinks may or may not ensue!

Welcome to a tale of high drama, low comedy, blue eyes and soft berries! And lots of grand music. Come join us outside of Bamfurlong on May 3rd! We will meet just north-east of the Bamfurlong farm in the Marish area of the Shire, just inland from the Bucklebury ferry. See the map and image below.

Tickets for the musical cost 10 berries.

OOC:

The event will be a musical, based around the real-life songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin. 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.

This is a hobbit-themed tale, although if there are travellers from out of bounds who have good reason to be into hobbit music and badger mythology, then you are of course welcome along! Just remember to behave well and stay at the back, so you don’t block the view of the locals! This is also a roleplaying event, so please keep chat in-character and don’t discuss things not belonging in Middle Earth.

Map of the area, the red triangle shows the “stage” area at 33.5 S, 64.2 W.

View of the stage area. Stock tower and the Brandywine can bee seen behind the trees.

May
4
Mon
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
Tue
Hobbit market @ Michel Delving
May 5 @ 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
8
Fri
Green Dragon Friday @ Bywater
May 8 @ 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!

Sometimes, we’ll run “Lone Bard Fridays”, where we only allow solo or duo performances. This is to limit the impact of big bands at the Dragon, and allow newcomer performers a chance to show their skills.

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 dwarves are welcome at the inn, we ask that taller characters (elves and menfolk) do not attend the event. Men and elves were rarely (if ever) seen travelling through 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.

When you attend Green Dragon Friday, send your warm thoughts to the first people enjoying the event back in May 2008. Not least the creator, Mae Skeffington, who fought hard to set it up and make it last over the years. That was a mighty fine initiative!

May
9
Sat
May OAKS: The Cathedral of Musical Friendship @ Oldfurlong
May 9 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

The May OAKS is with the Cathedral of Musical Friendship, a large band with up to 24 musicians.

Date: Saturday May 9
Time: 8PM UK time / 3PM server time
Location: Oldfurlong, Town square, Shire homesteads

May
15
Fri
Green Dragon Friday @ Bywater
May 15 @ 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!

Sometimes, we’ll run “Lone Bard Fridays”, where we only allow solo or duo performances. This is to limit the impact of big bands at the Dragon, and allow newcomer performers a chance to show their skills.

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 dwarves are welcome at the inn, we ask that taller characters (elves and menfolk) do not attend the event. Men and elves were rarely (if ever) seen travelling through 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.

When you attend Green Dragon Friday, send your warm thoughts to the first people enjoying the event back in May 2008. Not least the creator, Mae Skeffington, who fought hard to set it up and make it last over the years. That was a mighty fine initiative!

May
16
Sat
Davlo’s burrow-warming party @ Maltmead
May 16 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Hullo everyone!

It doesn’t seem that long ago that I wandered into the Green Dragon on a Friday evening and was met by such a bunch of friendly hobbits. Of course Miss Lina had me introduce myself to you all and tell the story of how I recently moved here and purchased a nice hobbit hole. Well, over the past few weeks, I’ve been working extra hard and cleaning and getting things sorted out, that I’m finally ready to start having guests. Of course guests were always welcome, and I did see some footprints, so maybe I’ve just been missing you if you’ve stopped by in your travels.  So as to not miss you the next time, I have an announcement!

You are all hereby invited to a housewarming gathering at 4 Wending Way, Maltmead, in the Shire Homesteads, at 7:30pm on Saturday, May 16th. Beer, ale, pipeweed, pies, cakes, muffins and mushrooms will all be provided as my cupboards will be open for everyone! We will have a tour of the place, my cousins will be down and we’ll play some music for everyone, and we’ll even partake in a game at some point. If you want you can even bring your fishing pole and try to catch that big fish that keeps taking my bait! And to show everyone we’re having a party, feel free to shoot of some fireworks anytime (there will be some of those provided too!)

So tell all your friends, and come join me on the 16th! Hope to see you there!

Date: Saturday May 16
Time: 7:30PM UK time / 2:30PM servertime
Location: 4 Wending Way, Maltmead, Shire homesteads

May
18
Mon
Hobbit market @ Michel Delving
May 18 @ 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
19
Tue
Hobbit market @ Michel Delving
May 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.

May
22
Fri
Green Dragon Friday 12th anniversary party @ Bywater
May 22 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Green Dragon Friday is 12 years old, and we shall, must and will celebrate!
Welcome hobbits! Bring all yer hobbit friends!

Date: Friday May 22
Time: 7:30PM UK (2:30PM servertime)
Location: Green Dragon Inn, Bywater, The Shire, Laurelin server

Plans for the main party are still being sorted out, but here are some things to look forward to:

  • The Grand GDF Brew Biscuit Bake-off – win prizes by baking biscuits! The recipe must include one of the drinks sold by Barmy, the Green Dragon innkeeper! See rules below and sign up in advance!
  • The Grand GDF Mini-play – we’ll have a short play performance!
  • The Grand GDF Wear Green Competition – wear a fine green outfit, you might win a prize!
  • The Grand GDF Anniversary Meal – food and drink aplenty!
  • The Grand GDF Anniversary Speech – yer not getting away from it…
  • The Grand GDF Raffle – win fun prizes!
  • The Grand GDF Anniversary Song – turn it up to eleven!
  • The Grand GDF Three-Farthing Stone Fireworks Display – we’ll boom even closer to the Cotton farm this time!
  • GDF-related entertainmentsign up in advance if yer have some!

Please note that Green Dragon Friday is an in-character roleplaying event for hobbits. Travelling dwarves are welcome as always.

The biscuit Bake-off

We’ll have a biscuit baking competition this year. The aim of the competition is to find out who bakes the best biscuits which includes one of the drinks sold by Barmy at the Green Dragon, as well as have some fun on the way!

Obviously, there is no way to have a jury eat your biscuits and judge the quality of it in-game. That’s why we will ask the participants to describe the basics of their baked biscuits. The jury will then choose the biscuit they think sound the best. It will be subjective, but then again, most matters of taste are.

How to enter

To enter the biscuit bake-off, please do the following:

  1. Be (or create) a hobbit on the Laurelin server
  2. Contact me and say that you’d like to enter the competition. Provide the name of the character you’ll enter with. You must sign up in advance to participate. By signing up, we’ll act as if you have also sent a sample of 20 biscuits in advance to the jury.
  3. Check the rules below.
  4. Come to the Green Dragon for the anniversary party on Friday May 22 and be prepared to join the bake-off.

Rules

During the party, be prepared to do the following when called up by the jury:

  1. Present the name of your biscuit. The name should indicate what kind of biscuit this is. For instance, “This is Ma Willowwood’s sticky honey oat biscuits”.
  2. Describe what your biscuits look like, by a single emote text. This could be the shape, colour, appearance or any other interesting information about the visuals of your biscuit. For instance, “/e holds up a pale round sticky-looking biscuit, slightly burned on top”. Short and sweet does it.
  3. Answer two questions in /say when prompted by the jury.
    • What are the main ingredients in your biscuit recipe?
      Remember, you must include at least one Barmy-bought drink in the biscuit batter, see list below.
    • What is your best serving suggestion for this biscuit?
      Give us an example of the best way to enjoy your biscuit. Does it work well with other food and drink, on special occasions, for special meals, etc.?

Include one of the following drinks in the batter:

  • 1404 Vintage Reserve. Red Wine (flagon). White Wine (flagon). Ale (frothy pint). Green Dragon’s Breath Ale. Hard cider. Mead. Beer (small).

Keep your answers fitting to your character and the LOTRO universe, yet most of all short and simple in case there are many participants! Avoid power-emoting (for instance, variations of “this is clearly the best and most fabulous biscuit you have ever laid your eyes on” won’t do at all, since there’s no wriggle room for the judges).

Try to tempt the judges and be creative, but don’t go overboard either! Short and simple is sweet! Finally, remember that all biscuits should be edible and not poisonous, but they don’t necessarily have to taste good…

After all biscuits have been presented, the jury will deliberate a bit and vote on the winner.

All participants will get a reward. The top baker will also win fine prizes, as well as be awarded a title and likely get honourable mentions in the Bramblebury Gazette. There may also be special prizes given for particularly fun or clever entries.

The judges are currently kept as a secret, to avoid the danger of bribes!

May
23
Sat
Purple Pipeweed spring concert @ Michel Delving
May 23 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Date: Saturday May 23
Time: 8PM UK time / 3PM servertime
Location: Ivy Bush inn, Hobbiton
We Purple Folke like ta celebrate the seasons cause Muther Nature is all inspirin’. Spring brings out the flowers and butterflies and warm sunshine that makes the Shire come to life. You have seen us at Night of the Muses, but if ya would like to see the traditional side of purple then this be your chance.
This will be happenin on May 23rd in Hobbiton, outside the Ivy Bush Inn. Look fer us at eight chimes past noon on the Michel Delving Bells ((8pm UK, 3:00 PM servertime)).
This is our first concert this year with the fellas (Radvat & Glangam) returning after injuries fightin goblins outside Oldfurlong.