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  1. #1
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    [LAURELIN, EVENT, social] “The Professor!” – annual toast to JRR Tolkien, Tuesday 3rd January 8pm GMT

    [LAURELIN, EVENT, social] “The Professor!” – annual toast to JRR Tolkien aka Ronald Dwale, Tuesday 3rd January 2017, 8pm GMT (15.00 /servertime)

    8pm GMT (15:00 /servertime), 03/01/17
    The Bird and Baby Inn, Michel Delving, The Shire


    You are cordially invited to celebrate the Twelfty Fifth (125th) anniversary of Professor JRR Tolkien’s birthday at the Bird and Baby Inn, Michel Delving, the Shire for a toast on the hour of 8PM GMT (15:00 /servertime) on Tuesday 3rd January 2017. We’ll do the toast at 8pm GMT, so please arrive a little before, if possible!
    We’ll raise a glass or mug to the Professor and then set off some fireworks in true Shire style. The wandering wizard Gandalf may not be available to attend! Fireworks, pipeweed and drinks can be provided! All enquiries to Ranatuor (the Elders Kinship). This is a social event, RP and non-RP, Kin and non-Kin, everyone is invited.

    We are following the Tolkien Society guidelines on this toast, details are here: https://www.tolkiensociety.org/event...ay-toast-2017/

    Laurelin Archive link: http://laurelinarchives.org/node/40448

    More information to follow. Please checking this thread for updates!
    Last edited by Ranatuor_Erutron; Dec 19 2016 at 03:08 PM.
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    A page on the Laurelin Archives has now been created and can be found here: http://laurelinarchives.org/node/40448

    Some background information…

    Location

    Baby and Bird Inn is the in-game (and Oxford students’) nickname of a real pub in Oxford, the Eagle and Child, where the Inklings, a literary discussion group, used to relax, debate and drink. The group was formed of professors and well known authors, including JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis.

    Making the toast

    “To the Professor!”
    /say To the Professor
    /toast emote (You can do “/toast To the Professor”)
    /drink emote (You can do “/drink To the Professor”)
    Use a drink item

    Tolkien Drinking Song

    Ho! Ho! Ho! To the bottle I go
    To heal my heart and drown my woe.
    Rain may fall and wind may blow,
    And many miles be still to go
    But under a tall tree I will lie,
    And let the clouds go sailing by.

    -- Fellowship of the Ring, chapter 4: A Short Cut to Mushrooms

    LOTRO, Turbine and the Tolkien Easter eggs

    "But what if they simply flew in on giant eagles? No...that would never work...." – Ronald Dwale, Glass-blowers camp, Evendim.

    As well as the Bird and Baby, several members of the Inklings are represented in LOTRO, as part of the Writing Club –
    CS “Jack” Lews – NPC Jack Lewisdown
    Owen Barfield – NPC Owen Farfield
    Charles Williams – NPC Carlo Williams
    JRR Tolkien – NPC Ronald Dwale

    NPC Rabbit – nickname of the favoured back room of the Inklings in the Eagle and Child pub.

    http://lotro-wiki.com/index.php/The_Bird_and_Baby_Inn
    http://lotro-wiki.com/index.php/Jack_Lewisdown
    http://lotro-wiki.com/index.php/Owen_Farfield
    http://lotro-wiki.com/index.php/Carlo_Williams
    http://lotro-wiki.com/index.php/Ronald_Dwale
    http://lotro-wiki.com/index.php/Rabbit

    Eagle and Child, Oxford

    http://www.nicholsonspubs.co.uk/theeagleandchildoxford/
    http://www.oxfordhistory.org.uk/stgi..._49_eagle.html

    The Inklings

    http://www.mythsoc.org/inklings/
    "I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the flame of Anor. You cannot pass."
    Officer in the Elders kinship - http://www.theelders.org.uk/
    We have left the wandering spark (Gilrain) to find the Song of Gold (Laurelin)...

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    This is tonight! See you there
    "I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the flame of Anor. You cannot pass."
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    We have left the wandering spark (Gilrain) to find the Song of Gold (Laurelin)...

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    Getting this on the dev tracker for today. Will be a cool event; thank you so much for organizing this.
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    Thank you
    I'm all set to run it, so fingers crossed. 3 hours to go
    "I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the flame of Anor. You cannot pass."
    Officer in the Elders kinship - http://www.theelders.org.uk/
    We have left the wandering spark (Gilrain) to find the Song of Gold (Laurelin)...

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    What a nice event it was Lots of music, dancing, cheering, drinking and smoking

    Well Planned

    Thank you to Rana for organizing this great event, and to everyone participating

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    Great event! Saw a bit on stream. We also did at evernight!
    /toast THE PROFESSOR!!!
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    A bit of video from LOTROstream

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    Thank you so much to Cordovan for attending and doing a stream! That is a wonderful surprise, I really appreciate the time you gave to the event and showing it to other LOTRO players

    Thanks to everyone who attended and special thanks to Keithia who supported me during the event by assisting with getting people to the places we needed to and crowd corralling, plus a lot of moral support. A few others joined in with making sure we got everyone around! Thank you to all (and apologies if I was slow to respond to queries, you can imagine it can get a bit busy).

    So after the event you can see in Cordovan's lovely video above, we then went on a little adventure to find Ronald Dwale, riding through the Shire up to Dwaling - on the way I did a stop or two to talk about Tolkien, Hobbiton and Sarehole. Once we found Ronald, we toasted to him, as we had toasted the Professor back in Michel Delving.

    But it wasn't over. In the previous year I had written a short play called "The Tale of the Trollshaws Squirrel" using one of my favourite parts of the Hobbit as the foundation. I invited those present to attend a performance of that play back in a personal kinhouse I had set out to look like a certain glade in the Trollshaws. Thank you to all those who attended that, I hope you enjoyed it!

    I've really enjoyed getting this all set up and running it, Laurelin is such a great server and the response back has been really positive.
    More events to be run over 2017, including something for the 10th Anniversary of LOTRO
    "I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the flame of Anor. You cannot pass."
    Officer in the Elders kinship - http://www.theelders.org.uk/
    We have left the wandering spark (Gilrain) to find the Song of Gold (Laurelin)...

 

 

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