Sixth Hobbit Historical Field Trip (greenfields)

Discussion in 'Public Events' started by Lina, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Lina Chief

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    Greenfields. A beautiful plain of long grass, wild flowers and many badgers. Site of a major battle between hobbits and goblins 270 years ago. Come with us to relive the legends of Bullroarer Took and our brave ancestors!

    Date: Sunday March 4
    Time: 7:30PM GMT/UK, 2:30 PM servertime
    Place: Bullroarer statue, Brockenborings, the Shire, Laurelin Server

    Whatever happened during the battle of Greenfields? Where did the goblins come from, and how did they end up in the Shire? Just who was this Bullroarer Took everyone keeps talking about up north?

    Answers to these questions, and possibly more, may be given during our sixth historical field trip in hobbit lands. There are no guarantees, though!

    Meet up below the Bullroarer statue outside of Brockenborings, on the south end of the Greenfields. After a stroll to the site of the battle, our historians will present stories, tales, poetry and/or songs related to hobbit lore. Food WILL be served (Budgeford sausages)! Afterwards, we may end up at the Plough and Stars for a pint of the local porter.

    Want to know more about hobbit history? Then come along!



    This is the sixth in our series of hobbit field trips, and a return to the location of our first ever field trip 2.5 years ago! As usual, the event aims to combine a few lectures/stories of hobbit lore with songs, poetry and entertainment.

    Previous events have been to:
    The Three-Farthing Stone
    Girdley Island/Brandywine river
    Adso's Camp/Bree

    Given the subject matter, this is very much a hobbit-preferred event. Should the odd lore-seeking dwarf or longshank interested in hobbit lore choose to show up, they won't be chased away, but wouldn't you rather just roll a hobbit alt for the evening? If these pleas still go unheard, 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 to save most of the questions to the breaks. It goes without saying that this is a IC event, but remember that our historians have been known to go for a tall, exciting tale more than strict lore accuracy.

    The field trip should last about 2 hours or so.

    Welcome along! Have fun!

    Also see the ad at the biscuity burrow

  2. Lina Chief

    All set for tonight's field trip! So what awaits those participating? Besides sausages from Budgeford: A bit of history, some tall tales, lively tunes, exciting tales of the battle and sad poetry about its outcome. Ah, yes, us Brockenborians always were a sentimental lot. Especially after six mugs of ale at the inn. Which is likely where we'll end up after the field trip. Ahem.

    But yes. Welcome hobbits! 7:30PM GMT (2:30PM servertime) on the road beneath the Bullroarer statue in Brockenborings!
  3. Lina Chief

    A grand trip everyone! Thanks fer coming and helping and, yes, all!

    I am sure there'll be lots of pictures and stuff from he trip soon enough (I should have a few meself)! I just added the Bullroarer Took tune to the biscuity burrow, and I'll add it to the songbook as well.

    Looking forward ter seeing more drawings! Here is one!
  4. Rowana Voluntary Assistant Chief (Semi-retired)

    It was a marvellous return to the Greenfields, and even though there were too many sheep for my liking the wonderful stories, poems and songs made up for it ten fold. Well done!

    You'll find some of my impressions of the night at the top.
  5. Jiro Master of the Forge

    Fantastic evening, well done Lina and everyone else who took part.

    I even managed to get myself some ore, so can't complain, was certainly a busy night with plenty of hobbits turning up to learn about Bullroarer.
  6. Lully Member

    Grand field-trip Mathomers!

    *finishes off the last of the [item]Pork_Sausage[/item]*

    Luvly to see such a good number of Hobbits and the odd lanky there, and at the Plough afters.

    *cheers for miss Lina's organisational skills*
  7. Lina Chief

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