10th Historical Field Trip, Sunday 8 June

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10th Historical Field...

Brandywine Bridge, then we'll walk to Girdley Island
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Start Date: Sunday 8 June 19:00 PM
End Date: Sunday 8 June 21:00 PM
Time zone: Europe/London +01:00 BST
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  1. Lina Chief

    The Brandywine River. Eastern border of the Shire. Ruins near the riverbank tells stories from times past, even before hobbits came to our homelands. Join us for a night of history, tales and roast sausages over the campfire!


    Date: Sunday June 8th
    Time: 7:00PM UK (2:00 PM servertime)
    Location: Meet by the Brandywine Bridge (Shire side). We'll walk to Girdley Island and start the tales and lectures there about half an hour later.

    Return to Girdley Island

    Where does the Brandywine river come from, and where does it end its long journey? Did the river really freeze once, so white wolves could attack the Shire? Whatever possesses the Bucklanders to go swimming or mucking about in boats? Answers to these questions, and more, may be given during our third historical field trip in hobbit lands. There are no guarantees, though!

    We will meet by the Brandywine Bridge (Shire side) before heading off up-river. Our target is Girdley Island a little to the north, famed recreation spot for Bucklanders, with promises of good fishing and little in the way of furry wildlife with sharp teeth. Once there, our local historians will present stories, tales, poetry and songs related to hobbit lore. Food WILL be served.

    Want to know more about hobbit history? Then come along! Bring your fishing rod too! Oh, and sturdy clothes that yer not afraid of getting a bit wet...


    Believe it or not, but this is the 10th in our series of hobbit field trips! This time, we'll return to the site of the 3rd trip, which was held back in October 2010.

    As usual, the trip combine a few lectures/stories of hobbit lore with songs and entertainment. If yer want to know more about hobbit and Shire history, here is yer chance.

    Given the subject matter, this is very much a hobbit-preferred event. Should the odd loreseeking dwarf, man or elf interested in hobbit lore still choose to show up, they won't be chased away, but wouldn't you rather just roll a hobbit alt for the evening? If not, be prepared for puzzled looks and the odd comment about your beard and/or height during the night.

    People are encouraged to listen raptly to the given lectures and save most dialogue to the breaks, but a few odd questions are always welckome! It goes without saying that this is a 100% In Character event, but remember that our historians often go for a tall, exciting tale more than strict lore accuracy.

    The field trip should last about 2 hours or so.
  2. Lina Chief

    Tonight is the night, hobbits! Remember we start early, 7PM by the Brandywine Bridge!
  3. Lina Chief

    Thank yer fer coming everyone! Below are some drawings from the trip!

    field trip 01 crossing.jpg
    field trip 02 tales.jpg
    field trip 03 poem.jpg field trip 04 break.jpg field trip 05 break 2.jpg field trip 06 song.jpg field trip 07 end.jpg
    field trip 08 sunrise.jpg field trip 09 farewell.jpg
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  4. Nimelia Voluntary Assistant Chief

    Grand pictures, and a grand trip! That's the Hobbity thing to do, enjoy good food and good stories about our good ol' Shire! *cheers*
  5. Rubellita Member

    O, how I wanted to go on this trip with you! But some last minute things made it impossible for me. But it looks you had plenty of fun!! Thanks for sharing the pictures, Miss Lina!
  6. Akelay Member

    Oh noes! I totally forgot about our field trip. Actually, in the morning while making breakfast, I burnt my left hand terribly. Pa Ryngo made a nice bandage and even Tolpan came over to help with everything and made all meals for us, but I totally forgot about the field trip because of it. I still have some really nice and large blisters on my fingers and Tolpan keeps on cooking for us, but I will soon be fine again. Thanks for the lovely pictures!
  7. Lina Chief

    Oh dear! I hope yer hand gets better soon, Akelay!

    Does Tolpan make fine catfish cakes?
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  8. Akelay Member

    He says he makes "the bestest there is", but actually it is cheese sandwiches all the time. Maybe I can persuade him to fry some bacon and eggs.
  9. Rubellita Member

    Ow, blisters are not good when playing the little lute!
    Get well soon, Akelay!
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  10. Akelay Member

    Indeed, no lute playing while having a bandage on my hand. Well, now it is only one finger, but still no lute for me. Drum works though. And I got a wonderful perfect hobbit breakfast for dinner. *giggles*
  11. Simbo Bandmaster of the Songburrow Strollers

    Awww! Take care of yourself, cousin! I hope you get back to little lute playing soon!
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  12. Simbo Bandmaster of the Songburrow Strollers

    Awww! Take care of yourself, cousin! I hope you get back to little lute playing soon!
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  13. Nimelia Voluntary Assistant Chief

    My, I hope them blisters heal swiftly, and you can get back to luting and fishing and tickling little Lyshko soon!
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