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
25
Sun
DST difference EU – US autumn 2020
Oct 25 @ 1:00 AM – Nov 1 @ 5:00 AM

The US and the EU moves off Daylight Saving Time (DST) at different dates.

  • The EU moves the clocks back one hour on the morning (2AM) of the last Sunday in October. In 2020, this is October 25th.
  • The US moves the clocks back one hour on the morning (2AM) of the first Sunday in November. In 2020, this is November 1st.

In this period, the time difference between the EU and the US is one hour LESS than it usually is. One example: While the difference between UK/London time and US/Boston time is usually 5 hours, this week it will only be 4 hours. This has a lot of impact on event planning in LOTRO, so make sure you know which times you use.

Here is more information on DST and event planning in LOTRO.

Oct
27
Tue
Harvest festival 2020
Oct 27 – Nov 22 all-day

From lorehound.com

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

Fall Festival dates. Start: October 27 @10AM. End: November 23 @3AM. All times servertime.

More information about the festival on Lotro Wiki

Oct
30
Fri
Scream Dragon Friday @ Bywater
Oct 30 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Spooktober is here!

The days are getting darker and scarier. Every creak in your burrow makes you spill your tea, the wind howls like Maggot’s dogs, and the freshly-baked pie on your windowsill vanished mysteriously… There’s only one way to shake off the shivers. Be scary yourself in good company!

Date: Friday October 30
Time: 7:30PM UK / 3:30PM server time
Location: Green Dragon Inn, Bywater

On 30th October, we will have a special spooky Green Dragon Night. Dress up in your scariest outfit and make the others shiver! Scary tales, poems, songs, and other entertainment is also most welcome on this night. We might even serve a scary menu at the inn. If you have entertainment to offer, please whisper to Miss Pycella during the night.

Come and scare off the scary spirits at the Dragon on the last Friday of Spooktober!

OOC: Usual Green Dragon Friday guidelines apply, so this is a roleplaying event for hobbits, with travelling dwarves welcome.

Oct
31
Sat
Adventure Saturday @ Songburrow
Oct 31 @ 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: Mondbarden @ Oldfurlong
Oct 31 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

The next OAKS concert is with Mondbarden. More information in the Bramblebury Gazette!

Date: Saturday October 31
Time: 8PM UK time / 4PM servertime (due to EU/US daylight saving time difference)
Location: Oldfurlong, Town square, Shire homesteads.

Nov
1
Sun
Kin meeting @ Songburrow
Nov 1 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Kin meeting @ Songburrow

Kin meeting for Grand Order members. We’ll meet in the parlour, have some tea and food, greet invited guests and chat about upcoming plans.

Date: Sunday November 1
Time: 7:30PM UK time
Location: The parlour, Songburrow Hall

Nov
2
Mon
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
3
Tue
Hobbit market @ Michel Delving
Nov 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.

Nov
6
Fri
Green Dragon Friday @ Bywater
Nov 6 @ 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:

  • While travelling dwarves are welcome at the inn, 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, 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.

Nov
7
Sat
Adventure Saturday @ Songburrow
Nov 7 @ 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 @ Hobbiton
Nov 7 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Date: Saturday November 7
Time: 7:30PM UK time / 2:30PM servertime
Location: The Ivy Bush in Hobbiton, then to the Haunted Cellar beneath Bag End

All but one harvest is left ter bring in, and the nights are growing long, which means…
Soon the barred door under the Hill will open letting out all them spooks and creatures…
There are many tales about what goes on in those rooms..

Of doors that lead back on themselves…
Folks that are stuck ferever in the Dark…

Or become a meal fer giant spiders
Sum do say only a fool would go inside…
But with a guide, there is nothing ter fear!

So Ah am inviting those brave or maybe foolish folks, ter join wit me as once more on a walk in those halls.

We’ll meet at the Ivy Bush at 7:30pm ((GMT/ 2:30 servertime)) on the 7th of November.
Come in costume so yon beasties willna recognise ye.

After a glass or two of courage we’ll head ter the Under Burrow and brave it’s rooms. Till we arrive once more in the comforting light of Master Bilbo’s home Bag End

As always we’ll have sum tales ter chill yer bones, an who know’s? maybe a poem or two

Till then…

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

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

Others are of course welcome to stop by and listen!

Nov
13
Fri
Green Dragon Friday @ Bywater
Nov 13 @ 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:

  • While travelling dwarves are welcome at the inn, 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, 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.

Nov
14
Sat
Adventure Saturday @ Songburrow
Nov 14 @ 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

November OAKS @ Oldfurlong
Nov 14 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

The next OAKS concert. More information to come!

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