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  1. #1
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    [LAURELIN, EVENT, social] “The Professor!” – Toast to JRR Tolkien aka Ronald Dwale, Sunday 3rd Jan 2021 15.00/

    “The Professor!” – Toast to JRR Tolkien aka Ronald Dwale, Sunday 3rd Jan 2021 15.00/servertime



    8pm GMT (15:00 /servertime), 03/01/21
    The Bird and Baby Inn, Michel Delving, The Shire

    Event organiser: Ranatuor of the Elders Kinship


    You are cordially invited to celebrate the Twelfthty-nineth (129th) 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 Sunday 3rd January 2021. 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.

    After the main event is complete and the smoke from the fireworks has cleared, Ranatuor may well go off in search of Ronald Dwale himself, to congratulate the Professor “in person.” You are most welcome to join him!

    We are following the Tolkien Society guidelines on this toast, details are here: https://www.tolkiensociety.org/event...ay-toast-2021/

    We’ve had a fantastic turnout over the years. in 2017, the year of LOTRO’s 10th Anniversary, we had an extra special guest, SSG Community Manager Cordovan, who streamed the event live via the LOTRO Twitch feed! You can see some of that broadcast here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20Ffj1K7zXU
    "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)...

  2. #2
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    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, SSG 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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