Hail and well met!
As the end of summer comes within reach, the Dwarves of Durin’s Folk and The Blue Mountains Regiment and Hobbits of the Shire Angling Club will once again host the Harnkegger Games - This year again a full week of Games, running from Monday 5th of September till Sunday 11th of September.
Known for its various gaming contests, general merriment and consumption of rather large amounts of ale, this festival of Dwarvish origin, is often nicknamed the Deep Ale Fest (*7). As ever the fest and games will be opened to all, be it dwarves, hobbits, men or yes… even elves.
This year the Games will again host 15 full-scale events spread over 7 days… and the largest hoard of prizes ever seen in Middle-Earth!
((Get a taste of the 15 events HERE))
Our grand benefactor of the Harnkegger (*8 ) Games is once again master T.Urbine, who has donated thousands upon thousands of Tasty Pies [(13.000 TP IN TOTAL! (*5)] to be given to the medal winners. On top of these extremely generous prizes the Harnkegger Games Committee (HGC) will also ensure additional exclusive gifts and gold coins.
((Watch the announcement teaser HERE))
(*5) = In total more Turbine points will be handed out, as the HGC has received Turbine Points from donators, making the total TP to be handed out 14.550.
(*7) = Inspiration for this feast in the Blue Mountains can be found in lore: “It came to pass that at the midsummer the Dwarves, as was their custom, bade Eöl to a feast in Nogrod…” [The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 16, Of Maeglin]. This year again we’ve changed the timing (making it the end of summer instead of midsummer due to various reasons).
(*8 ) = The name “Harnkegger” is the name given originally by non-dwarves to both “Deep Ale Fest” and the winner of the games. The name finds its origin in the words “Harn” (brains) and “Kegger” (“brewer / he who fills the kegs with ale”), and is a reference to both the smarts required to win in these games, as to the drinking of enormous amounts of ale between festival days.