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
Feb
16
Thu
Bird and Baby yard party @ Michel Delving
Feb 16 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

bird and baby

The Bird and Baby staff hosts a weekly yard party at the inn, ending “when the last guest leaves”. All good people are welcome. Sometimes there are visiting bands or other planned events, at other times, entertainment is provided by you, the patrons!

When there is a scheduled event, feel free to play music, tell stories or whatever during breaks, but we ask that you yield the stage to the evening’s main act at their discretion.

Free Beer and Mystery Food (self-service at the tables in the Yard). Please note that eating of the Mystery Food is at your own risk.

Location: Bird and Baby inn, Michel Delving
Time: 7:30PM UK time

Contact: Bilbeto, Bird and Baby Staff

Feb
17
Fri
Green Dragon Friday @ Bywater
Feb 17 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Green Dragon

Date: Every Friday
Time: 8PM UK time
Location: Green Dragon Inn, Bywater

Weekly hobbit gathering at the Green Dragon inn in Bywater. Hobbit-preferred event, although a few visiting traveling dwarves are always welcome. Also a 100% in-character event! Come along for songs, dances, poetry, tales, riddles and news! And do offer yer own entertainment, if yer like!

Please note the guidelines for the event:

1) Participate! This event is only monitored by persons, not run. Nobody is there to entertain you all night long. Having said that, some regulars are usually there to move things along. But please bring your own input! Its jolly important that this never ends up being a one-hobbit show.

2) Prepare! Try to bring a riddle, a poem, a song, a short rhyme, some juicy gossip or the likes. If you don’t use it, or if it is not time to use it (sometimes its just not possible to squeeze everything into one night), there’s always next week!

3) Live the Shire! This event follows the lore in that it tries to be a lively hobbit night at the inn. Keep chat in-character and avoid forced emotes, fireworks, apple throwing/snowballs, etc. Also, please try to keep entertainment (songs, stories, rhymes, poems and so on) in tune with the game world, suitable for hobbits living in the Shire. With regard to .abc music, try to steer away from well-known pop/rock songs and the latest top 10 chart contents. Less Lady Gaga! More folk music! Reels, jigs, waltzes, hornpipes and the likes are always popular and will soon have the hobbits dancing!

4) Play a hobbit (or dwarf)! This is a hobbit preferred event. If men and elves wishes to attend this night, please roll a hobbit or ‘travelin’ dwarf. The Shire, although blessed with the ‘odd’ outsider, was not the ‘in’ place to be seen if you were a man-folk or (especially) an elf. Try out the hobbit RP for size instead, you know you want to! You will find you get MORE RP this way!

5) Enjoy yourself! Green Dragon Friday reserves the right to be as flexible, as quiet, as busy, as chaotic, as peaceful, as jubilant as it just happens to be on the night. Few things are planned, most just happen. The whole point is for you lot to meet each others’ characters, chat about whatever you’ve been up to IC’ly, have a good laugh with friends. It’s the people that make the night. If you’re the first to arrive, don’t run off! More will follow, they always do!

Contact: Lina, Grand Order of the Lost Mathom.

Feb
18
Sat
Romance Dance @ Methel Stage
Feb 18 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Gazette

As the cold winds an’ snows start ter fade, the first signs of spring are waking all round. Tis the time when a young hobbits mind turns ter thoughts of finding that special someone ter share their cozy burrow with, or just ter make new friends! 

What better place then a dance, ter shake off the cobwebs of winter and join in the first stirring of Spring and possible romance. Come alone or bring a friend, who knows what the night will bring?

Shire Rose invite you one an’ all ter their Annual Romance Dance.

Get out yer bestest dresses and suits, prizes will be awarded to the best couple/maiden/lad.

Date : 18th February (Saturday)
Time : 7:30 pm ((GMT, 2:30 Servertime))
Location : The Methel Stage, Hobbiton

All welcome as Romance is fer all.

-Nannie

Feb
20
Mon
Brandy Badgers Rehearsal @ Songburrow
Feb 20 @ 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

Feb
23
Thu
Bird and Baby yard party @ Michel Delving
Feb 23 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

bird and baby

The Bird and Baby staff hosts a weekly yard party at the inn, ending “when the last guest leaves”. All good people are welcome. Sometimes there are visiting bands or other planned events, at other times, entertainment is provided by you, the patrons!

When there is a scheduled event, feel free to play music, tell stories or whatever during breaks, but we ask that you yield the stage to the evening’s main act at their discretion.

Free Beer and Mystery Food (self-service at the tables in the Yard). Please note that eating of the Mystery Food is at your own risk.

Location: Bird and Baby inn, Michel Delving
Time: 7:30PM UK time

Contact: Bilbeto, Bird and Baby Staff

Feb
24
Fri
Pie Dragon Friday @ Bywater
Feb 24 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Green Dragon

Date: Every Friday
Time: 8PM UK time
Location: Green Dragon Inn, Bywater

This will be Green Dragon Friday as usual, but with a strong pie theme! Bring yer pie entertainment along!

Weekly hobbit gathering at the Green Dragon inn in Bywater. Hobbit-preferred event, although a few visiting traveling dwarves are always welcome. Also a 100% in-character event! Come along for songs, dances, poetry, tales, riddles and news! And do offer yer own entertainment, if yer like!

Please note the guidelines for the event:

1) Participate! This event is only monitored by persons, not run. Nobody is there to entertain you all night long. Having said that, some regulars are usually there to move things along. But please bring your own input! Its jolly important that this never ends up being a one-hobbit show.

2) Prepare! Try to bring a riddle, a poem, a song, a short rhyme, some juicy gossip or the likes. If you don’t use it, or if it is not time to use it (sometimes its just not possible to squeeze everything into one night), there’s always next week!

3) Live the Shire! This event follows the lore in that it tries to be a lively hobbit night at the inn. Keep chat in-character and avoid forced emotes, fireworks, apple throwing/snowballs, etc. Also, please try to keep entertainment (songs, stories, rhymes, poems and so on) in tune with the game world, suitable for hobbits living in the Shire. With regard to .abc music, try to steer away from well-known pop/rock songs and the latest top 10 chart contents. Less Lady Gaga! More folk music! Reels, jigs, waltzes, hornpipes and the likes are always popular and will soon have the hobbits dancing!

4) Play a hobbit (or dwarf)! This is a hobbit preferred event. If men and elves wishes to attend this night, please roll a hobbit or ‘travelin’ dwarf. The Shire, although blessed with the ‘odd’ outsider, was not the ‘in’ place to be seen if you were a man-folk or (especially) an elf. Try out the hobbit RP for size instead, you know you want to! You will find you get MORE RP this way!

5) Enjoy yourself! Green Dragon Friday reserves the right to be as flexible, as quiet, as busy, as chaotic, as peaceful, as jubilant as it just happens to be on the night. Few things are planned, most just happen. The whole point is for you lot to meet each others’ characters, chat about whatever you’ve been up to IC’ly, have a good laugh with friends. It’s the people that make the night. If you’re the first to arrive, don’t run off! More will follow, they always do!

Contact: Lina, Grand Order of the Lost Mathom.

Feb
25
Sat
Fishing Competition: Trout Tickle @ Oatbarton
Feb 25 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Gazette

With Spring just around the corner (well maybe round the next-but-one corner after that) we are already considering the closed season for game fish like trout and Grayling and such. So before these fish start spawning, there’s just about time for a trout match. This will be the fourth Great Trout Tickle to be held at Northcotton Farm, thanks to the generosity of our good friend and sponsor, Mister Albin Northcotton. The date has been moved to the fifth day of Rethe (that’s the 25 February for those with new-fangled calendars). We shall be meeting at Northcotton Farm at 7:30 PM (UK time), but for lower level players (under 30), I will be available to guide you to the farm. 

As in previous years, there will be two matches, the first for those used to catching game fish (fishing skill of 100 or more) and the second for less experienced anglers. As before there will be a prize for the most trout caught and the first Golden Trout caught on the night. For the junior match there will be prizes for the fullest keep net.

There’s no need to register. Just turn up on the day or contact me if you need help getting to the farm. Bring a rod and warm clothes. Trout can be caught with a float and baited hook, wet or dry flies, or, if you’re feeling brave, by hand! The choice is yours. Best bait: bluebottle maggots.

What: Fishing Competition
Where: Northcotton Fram, Oatbarton
When: 25 February 7:30PM (UK time)

Ponso Pondhopper
President, Shire Angling Club

Feb
26
Sun
Bramblebury Burrow Crawl @ Bramblebury
Feb 26 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Time for another burrow-crawl! Let’s go visit the burrows in Bramblebury! And bounce on the local beds, that goes without saying…

Date: Sunday February 26
Time: 7:30PM UK (2:30PM servertime)
Location: Bramblebury, homesteads gate (inside the village), The Shire

Quite a few hobbits live in Bramblebury, so it is about time we took a walk around the village to visit their burrows. We will also visit some of the sights: Craft centers, museums, ore collections and the likes.

If the inhabitants want ter welcome the visitors with some refreshments , I am sure it’ll be well appreciated! After all, nosing through cupboards and bouncing on beds is hard work, it is… Still, remember that we cannot spend much time at each place. If you’d like a visit to your burrow, it is good if you let the organizers know in advance, so we can plan a little.

All hobbits are of course welcome to join the burrow crawl, no matter if they live in the village or not.

Feb
27
Mon
Hobbit market @ Michel Delving
Feb 27 @ 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.

Feb
28
Tue
Hobbit market @ Michel Delving
Feb 28 @ 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.

Mar
2
Thu
Bird and Baby yard party @ Michel Delving
Mar 2 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

bird and baby

The Bird and Baby staff hosts a weekly yard party at the inn, ending “when the last guest leaves”. All good people are welcome. Sometimes there are visiting bands or other planned events, at other times, entertainment is provided by you, the patrons!

When there is a scheduled event, feel free to play music, tell stories or whatever during breaks, but we ask that you yield the stage to the evening’s main act at their discretion.

Free Beer and Mystery Food (self-service at the tables in the Yard). Please note that eating of the Mystery Food is at your own risk.

Location: Bird and Baby inn, Michel Delving
Time: 7:30PM UK time

Contact: Bilbeto, Bird and Baby Staff

Mar
3
Fri
The Shire to Fornost: A Hobbit Historical Field Trip @ Shire to Fornost
Mar 3 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

A thousand years ago, the free people stood against an ancient evil in the northern city of Fornost. What really happened? What was the role of hobbits during the battle? Where the heck is Fornost anyway? For answers to this and more, join the 13th hobbit historical field trip!

Dates: Friday March 3, Saturday March 4 and Sunday March 5
Time: 7:30PM UK all days
Locations: Friday: Plough and Stars, Brockenborings. Saturday: Stable master, Brockenborings. Sunday: Fornost camp.

The Grand Order is currently preparing a journey from The Shire to Fornost. This will naturally be a long, slow journey, with some hardships involved. Who knows what food they serve out there! However, if we stay together, I am sure we can get there safe and sound. Even back again too!

We also welcome other adventurous hobbits along for the journey. Don’t worry if yer waistband is too small for the areas we might visit. We’ll do our best to take good care of yer all! Just don’t tell yer friends and family that yer plan to be all adventurous, now. Surely yer don’t want them to believe that yer are peculiar or something? Didn’t think so!

Remember to dress up all proper for a long walk into dangerous lands! Bring good hobbity cheer as well – I am not sure there is much of that outside the Shire. Prepare campfires, food and a trusty walking stick! And join us on the road towards Fornost!


The Shire to Fornost: Event teaser (don’t mind the date in the video…)

OOC:

This is a Hobbit Historical Field Trip over a whole weekend. As with our previous field trips, we’ll go to a place of hobbit historical interest and share tales and stories about what happened there, to learn more about hobbit lore. However, as usual our lore scholars may tell the tales with a definite hobbits eye at things, so 100% lore perfection is unlikely.

Additionally, this is a roleplaying journey, providing social adventurous fun on the road. This means slow-travelling by walking or slow pony riding:

The schedule for this field trip is as follows:

  • Friday March 3: Brockenborings field trip party (this replaces Green Dragon Friday this evening). Meet at the Plough and Stars inn.
  • Saturday March 4: Travel day, from Brockenborings via Evendim to Fornost. Meet at the Brockenborings stable master.
  • Sunday March 5: Tales and stories day, in Fornost. Meet at the quest hub camp inside Fornost.

The events start at 7:30PM UK (2:30PM servertime) all days.

During the travel day, we will slowly walk towards our end destination. There may be food breaks on the road, possibly with some lore about the lands we pass through. Once we reach our destination, there will be more food and tales. We won’t go the full immersion route (among other things, we might travel even if it is dark). However, it is good if you:

  • Dress somewhat realistically for a journey out or bounds.
  • Don’t plan to set up a 10-player music band during the breaks
  • Won’t mind walking towards our locations (no swift-travels here)

Also, please follow the Laurelin RP policy, and remember that no OOC stuff should take place in the /say channel. Just speak of the things that would be on the minds of hobbits in Middle Earth, and you’ll be OK!

We particularly encourage low-level characters to join in, that’s just fun! We’ll do our best to keep yer safe as we enter higher-level zones.

While this is a hobbit-themed event, others can join in on Saturday and Sunday should they have a particular interest in hobbitness.

Come join us on the road, hobbits! Let’s have some fun together!

Mar
4
Sat
The Shire to Fornost: A Hobbit Historical Field Trip @ Shire to Fornost
Mar 4 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

A thousand years ago, the free people stood against an ancient evil in the northern city of Fornost. What really happened? What was the role of hobbits during the battle? Where the heck is Fornost anyway? For answers to this and more, join the 13th hobbit historical field trip!

Dates: Friday March 3, Saturday March 4 and Sunday March 5
Time: 7:30PM UK all days
Locations: Friday: Plough and Stars, Brockenborings. Saturday: Stable master, Brockenborings. Sunday: Fornost camp.

The Grand Order is currently preparing a journey from The Shire to Fornost. This will naturally be a long, slow journey, with some hardships involved. Who knows what food they serve out there! However, if we stay together, I am sure we can get there safe and sound. Even back again too!

We also welcome other adventurous hobbits along for the journey. Don’t worry if yer waistband is too small for the areas we might visit. We’ll do our best to take good care of yer all! Just don’t tell yer friends and family that yer plan to be all adventurous, now. Surely yer don’t want them to believe that yer are peculiar or something? Didn’t think so!

Remember to dress up all proper for a long walk into dangerous lands! Bring good hobbity cheer as well – I am not sure there is much of that outside the Shire. Prepare campfires, food and a trusty walking stick! And join us on the road towards Fornost!


The Shire to Fornost: Event teaser (don’t mind the date in the video…)

OOC:

This is a Hobbit Historical Field Trip over a whole weekend. As with our previous field trips, we’ll go to a place of hobbit historical interest and share tales and stories about what happened there, to learn more about hobbit lore. However, as usual our lore scholars may tell the tales with a definite hobbits eye at things, so 100% lore perfection is unlikely.

Additionally, this is a roleplaying journey, providing social adventurous fun on the road. This means slow-travelling by walking or slow pony riding:

The schedule for this field trip is as follows:

  • Friday March 3: Brockenborings field trip party (this replaces Green Dragon Friday this evening). Meet at the Plough and Stars inn.
  • Saturday March 4: Travel day, from Brockenborings via Evendim to Fornost. Meet at the Brockenborings stable master.
  • Sunday March 5: Tales and stories day, in Fornost. Meet at the quest hub camp inside Fornost.

The events start at 7:30PM UK (2:30PM servertime) all days.

During the travel day, we will slowly walk towards our end destination. There may be food breaks on the road, possibly with some lore about the lands we pass through. Once we reach our destination, there will be more food and tales. We won’t go the full immersion route (among other things, we might travel even if it is dark). However, it is good if you:

  • Dress somewhat realistically for a journey out or bounds.
  • Don’t plan to set up a 10-player music band during the breaks
  • Won’t mind walking towards our locations (no swift-travels here)

Also, please follow the Laurelin RP policy, and remember that no OOC stuff should take place in the /say channel. Just speak of the things that would be on the minds of hobbits in Middle Earth, and you’ll be OK!

We particularly encourage low-level characters to join in, that’s just fun! We’ll do our best to keep yer safe as we enter higher-level zones.

While this is a hobbit-themed event, others can join in on Saturday and Sunday should they have a particular interest in hobbitness.

Come join us on the road, hobbits! Let’s have some fun together!

Mar
5
Sun
The Shire to Fornost: A Hobbit Historical Field Trip @ Shire to Fornost
Mar 5 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

A thousand years ago, the free people stood against an ancient evil in the northern city of Fornost. What really happened? What was the role of hobbits during the battle? Where the heck is Fornost anyway? For answers to this and more, join the 13th hobbit historical field trip!

Dates: Friday March 3, Saturday March 4 and Sunday March 5
Time: 7:30PM UK all days
Locations: Friday: Plough and Stars, Brockenborings. Saturday: Stable master, Brockenborings. Sunday: Fornost camp.

The Grand Order is currently preparing a journey from The Shire to Fornost. This will naturally be a long, slow journey, with some hardships involved. Who knows what food they serve out there! However, if we stay together, I am sure we can get there safe and sound. Even back again too!

We also welcome other adventurous hobbits along for the journey. Don’t worry if yer waistband is too small for the areas we might visit. We’ll do our best to take good care of yer all! Just don’t tell yer friends and family that yer plan to be all adventurous, now. Surely yer don’t want them to believe that yer are peculiar or something? Didn’t think so!

Remember to dress up all proper for a long walk into dangerous lands! Bring good hobbity cheer as well – I am not sure there is much of that outside the Shire. Prepare campfires, food and a trusty walking stick! And join us on the road towards Fornost!


The Shire to Fornost: Event teaser (don’t mind the date in the video…)

OOC:

This is a Hobbit Historical Field Trip over a whole weekend. As with our previous field trips, we’ll go to a place of hobbit historical interest and share tales and stories about what happened there, to learn more about hobbit lore. However, as usual our lore scholars may tell the tales with a definite hobbits eye at things, so 100% lore perfection is unlikely.

Additionally, this is a roleplaying journey, providing social adventurous fun on the road. This means slow-travelling by walking or slow pony riding:

The schedule for this field trip is as follows:

  • Friday March 3: Brockenborings field trip party (this replaces Green Dragon Friday this evening). Meet at the Plough and Stars inn.
  • Saturday March 4: Travel day, from Brockenborings via Evendim to Fornost. Meet at the Brockenborings stable master.
  • Sunday March 5: Tales and stories day, in Fornost. Meet at the quest hub camp inside Fornost.

The events start at 7:30PM UK (2:30PM servertime) all days.

During the travel day, we will slowly walk towards our end destination. There may be food breaks on the road, possibly with some lore about the lands we pass through. Once we reach our destination, there will be more food and tales. We won’t go the full immersion route (among other things, we might travel even if it is dark). However, it is good if you:

  • Dress somewhat realistically for a journey out or bounds.
  • Don’t plan to set up a 10-player music band during the breaks
  • Won’t mind walking towards our locations (no swift-travels here)

Also, please follow the Laurelin RP policy, and remember that no OOC stuff should take place in the /say channel. Just speak of the things that would be on the minds of hobbits in Middle Earth, and you’ll be OK!

We particularly encourage low-level characters to join in, that’s just fun! We’ll do our best to keep yer safe as we enter higher-level zones.

While this is a hobbit-themed event, others can join in on Saturday and Sunday should they have a particular interest in hobbitness.

Come join us on the road, hobbits! Let’s have some fun together!

Mar
6
Mon
Brandy Badgers Rehearsal @ Songburrow
Mar 6 @ 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

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