As they have since May 2008, hobbits still meet at the Green Dragon in Bywater every Friday night, from 20:00 UK time (currently 3PM /servertime) to whenever (usually near two hours after the start)! Bring a riddle, a song, a poem or a story if you like! Please note this is a hobbit preferred event! (though a few well mannered dwarves are welcome too!)
This is an invitation to all roleplaying hobbits of the Shire to attend our regular Green Dragon Fridays. This is a great place to come even if you're new to hobbit RP, as you can meet many of the local characters. Traveling dwarfs are welcome as well. Bring your beards, but most importantly, bring tales from beyond the Shire. Not too gruesome, though!
The order of the night is as loose as ever. Expect light chat, heavy drinking, much music and dance, perhaps some riddles, many a pie, definitely a poem, ever so often a story, always the latest in hobbit news and gossip, sometimes a few surprises.
Tips 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 try to avoid global mass emotes. 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 big folk (men and elves) wish to attend this night, please consider rolling 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!
Big folk are not banned from this event, but to keep things in perspective, and to show respect for the regular attendants who wish to turn up to a hobbit event, it is asked that you indeed bring a hobbit or travellin' dwarf. 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.
People are encouraged to come and go as they please. Attendance is purely encouraged, not expected. Turn up once, that's fine. Turn up every week, that's grand. 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!
6) Remember! As 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!
Free to play update
With the introduction of dynamic layers to the game, here is a list of contacts should you find yourself in the wrong layer. These people will be able to direct you to others who are attending Green Dragon Friday.
I do hope Barmy has changed that rug. It wasn't in good shape during the last party. Also I wonder if he's still mad at me for letting that firework off inside...
But anyway, please do come and join us at GDF, it's a great place to meet new friends as well as catching up with old ones. Bringing a riddle is always a good idea, I hate riddles myself, can never figure them out.
I would suggest creating a Green Dragon Friday lorebook entry for permanent storage of information. The devs have stopped pinning player created threads in the last year. Its easy to do, simply go here:
*runs in and waves and hugs her friends* remind no jig's for me for few days atleast
Oh hey now there is no pictures of pied pipers *gasps*
It's will be nice to see some new faces without a doubt *nods*
We greatly enjoy our weekly gathering at the Green Dragon in Bywater. Recently we had a number of different events including concerts, a pie competition, an historical trip to Breeland, and even a Mystery Masquerade Ball under the stars on the last day before the server transfer.
On Laurelin there are many talented poets, storytellers, dancers, and of course, musicians ...often you will find them at the Green Dragon performing and having fun.
We hope to welcome you all for a dance, a song, and a pie or two at the Green Dragon *smiles and nods*
I have always loved to join the times I have been able, unfortunately Fridays are more or less occupied for my sake But highly recommend the event to everyone that pondering to roll a hobbit alt and get to know the lovely RP-hobbit community on Laurelin
Ksys might join this Friday by the way, she hope to see her idols from Songburrow Strollers though
Back in the mists of time (ok, 2 years ago thereabouts) a small and shy Hobbit lass wandered into the Green Dragon Inn, Bywater looking for the place she'd heard about in tales.
She happened to arrive on a Friday evening at a little after 8pm (As it was late spring it was BST -the equivalent of Daylight savings).
What she found was the Green Dragon Friday (Or GDF as it is affectionately known) and thus started my first tentative steps in RP. I had originally joined the server as a "that'll do" decision and had no intent to get involved in that "daft RP stuff".
The warm and friendly welcome I got at GDF meant I actually stayed until it ended..and came back the next week.
I later joined a RP kinship (Grand Order of the Lost Mathom) and haven't looked back. I am still a regular at GDF and can often be seen bashing out a tune or two on my harp or lute, or shouting "Is it a duck?" in answer to all riddles.
A few hints to make the evening go smooth:
They said they'd be here! If you turn up at the right time and there's noone there, don't worry we haven't all run off and hidden behind the bar. The Layer system in Lotro can put you in a separate version of the same place. We are all in a different version of the Green Dragon. Just give us a /tell and we can get you into the right one.
Mum always said it was rude to run indoors This was part of one of the first /tell I received. It was said in such friendly way I have always tried to remember it. To toggle between walk/run press INSERT on your keyboard.
Don't mumble! Emote chat isn't often used on Laurelin, any chat put in Emote is likely to be missed with all the dancing etc. Please use /say as we wouldn't want you to think we were ignoring you.
Buy the pretty lass in the red dress a drink Joking! This event is for fun, it's a way for friends old and new to get together and relax. Join in, dance a little, sing a song/recite a poem, tell a story or play a tune. The event can be quite hectic and we may not have time for your turn at the fireplace. Don't fear, there is alway next time...Or the time after.
Thank you, come again! Unlike Apu from the Simpsons we aren't there to serve you, we are there to relax too.
But the sun is shining! Please remember this event is based on European time, so when we refer to it "being late" and "Time for supper/bed" just go with the flow, it might be mid-afternoon where you are, but to us it's much later.
Most of all have fun, join in and try a bit of Hobbity-RP
I look forward to meeting you there.
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I got Harperella 90% through the intro this morning, so I should be able to show up. However, I won't have time to roll a hobbit. I hope you won't mind me bumping my head on ceilings and pinching hobbit cheeks.
Good to see many folks wanting to pop along to this the longest running RP event on the beloved server; Laurelin. Might I suggest the first post above is updated with this information I am posting here, in regards to useful contacts should players find the Green Dragon Friday empty of punters, and wondering if they are in the wrong layer. I would ask also, that the Lorebook version of this event is updated too! If possible.
Free to play update
With the introduction of layers, I would like to add a list of contacts should you find yourself in the wrong layer. These people will be able i'm sure, to direct you to others who are attending Green Dragon Friday.
Note: If I've added you on this list, it's because I concider you a fine ambassador for Green Dragon Friday and know you to be a helpful and faithful hobbit.
I noticed Bootsy mentioned the layer thing, and as she is once again active she should be added to the list. If Lina, Rowana and others know of other fine hobbits who would be willing to be available to frantic /tell's from lonley hobbits wishing to be in the correct layer to attend this brilliant and longstanding event, then I say add them!
I had a great night at the GDF, despite a few DC's (connection was unstable for some reason).
It was great to see so many friends old and new.
A few things to remember for this event.
1) This is a Hobbit prefered event This was covered in the OP.
2) Forced emotes Please save these for another time and place.
3) Wait your turn It might look like a free for all, but underneath there is organisation going on. Whoever is master/mistress of ceremonies will help to steer the evening forward. This means we all get a chance to have our turn at the Fireplace. Sometimes things go awry and time runs short. Please wait until you have been asked to play/sing/recite before doing so, this is what makes the whole thing run smoothly.
On the whole it was another successful GDF and I'm looking forward to the next one.
Since Barmy had closed the Green Dragon for renovation a couple of days, the locals were excited to see what improvements had been made. Even half an hour before the usual Green Dragon Friday starting time, the inn was filling up. However, wide-eyed excitement soon turned to half-disappointed whispers and mutters. Besides a bit of cleaning and dusting, the Dragon looked more or less as it had always done, although an old gaffer swore that the prices had increased a bit again. Especially compared to the first time he visited the inn near seventy years ago.
Crowds of hobbits continued to come, though, so Barmy soon asked a few of the locals to stand near the entrance and let people in slowly. As the entertainment started, the inn was packed, both with regulars and visitors, some even from far-off Bree. The chat flowed freely, merry songs filled the air, and the dancing began in earnest. Through the night, there were songs, poems, stories and news, as well as lovely food served by the inn staff. A group of dwarven travelers popped by as well, enjoyed the hearty food and regaled some of the locals with stories from their travels. One or two big folk also came by, leading to some nervous whispers, but moods were calmed after another round of drinks. Or two.
As the night ended, the hobbits sang "Home Sweet Home", waved their goodbyes and promised to be back next Friday, before heading outside to set off a few leftover fireworks. As the final drunken hobbit sang and staggered his way out, Barmy wiped his brow, counted his coin, and looked pleased. Finally, he poured himself an ale. What a busy night, with a well-behaved, pleasant crowd. He hoped for many more like this. Why, at this rate he might even replace that old rug by the fireplace... sometime.
OOC: Grand good fun everyone! Well done!
Miss Bramba plays the lute, and there's just nothing you can do but dance
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Zara tells a poem to the audience, who listened in near silence
Another lively day at the Green Dragon, with many veteran inn guests and also a few new visitors. There were songs, stories, poems and many, many riddles. And even fireworks. They're best enjoyed outdoors, though, else Barmy will just close for "renovashuns" and raise the prices again!
It's also grand to see that there's plenty in the ways of entertainment. Keep bringing it with you, that's what keeps the night alive, and remember that folk music always pleases the locals! Should there not be enough time on the night for you to take the floor, there's always next time!
Just one more week until next Green Dragon Friday!
OOC: Apologies in advance if the "master of ceremonies" hobbit is somewhat slow in responding to your requests and offers. There's often 15-20 tell sessions to slalom through during the night, so it is a bit of a multitasking challenge *smiles*
Rebekha sets off a few fireworks in the end, surely waking the Cotton family outside of Bywater