Every Friday in the Shire is Green Dragon Friday!
As they have since May 2008, hobbits meet at the Green Dragon in Bywater every Friday night from 8PM 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, with travelling dwarves welcome.
This is an invitation to all roleplaying hobbits on Laurelin 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.
Guidelines for the event
This event tries to be a lively lore-relevant hobbit night at the inn. So it is grand if yer keep the following in mind:
Green Dragon Friday is (and has always been) a hobbit event. A few visiting dwarves are always welcome, especially if they have a song to share. However, men and elves were rarely (if ever) seen travelling through the Shire villages (and especially not the inns). Because of this we ask that only hobbits and dwarves visit the event. If you'd like to participate, please roll up a hobbit! It is marvellous fun!
Please keep chat in-character, and try to avoid forced emotes, repeated noisy emotes and the likes. Also, please try to keep the entertainment (songs, stories, rhymes, poems and so on) somewhat in tune with the game world, suitable for hobbits living in the Shire.
With regard to .abc music, try to steer away from the most obvious 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!
The area near the dancing rug/entertainment fireplace can become very busy. If you want to engage in longer conversations with someone, consider moving further into the inn (for instance to the other fireplace). This are is much calmer, and you don't spam the chat box for people trying to recite a poem or sing a song.
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.
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!
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!