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HARNKEGGER GAMES V

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))

FURTHER NOTES:

(*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.

 

 

Date: 
September 5th, 2016 - September 11th, 2016
Time: 
Week long events
Location: 
Various (more info below)

Bards Day Concert 2016

A day to remember the bards of old and the music they inspired. Welcome to the annual Bards Day Concert at the Ivy Bush Inn!

Date: 
September 2nd, 2016
Time: 
7:30PM UK (2:30PM servertime)
Location: 
Ivy Bush Inn, Hobbiton

Cider House opened!

 

TASTE THE FINEST  FAMED WHITROSE CIDER  AND PERRY, TOGETHER WITH WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY!

 

Date: 
August 31st, 2016
Time: 
2 PM Server time
Location: 
Picklin, 4 long street, Bree-land homesteads // IC: Whitrose Cider House, 1.5 miles on Great east road from Bree.

Hope comes to Oldfurlong!

This time ya'll be gettin THREE OAKS!!!
 

That's rite! The band this month is gonna give ya folks THREE concerts that nite!
Ya could call it a three-trunk OAK   
 

Date: 
August 22nd, 2016
Time: 
Monday August 22nd at seven and a half bells in the evening (19:30 UK time/20:30 CET/14:30server time)
Location: 
town square of the Oldfurlong neighborhood of the Shire homesteads (Altfurch in Deutsch / Longuevieille en français)

Food, Fun & Festivities Fundraising Event

YOU, who has a bit of extra crops left before the coming harvest!
YOU, who wishes to invest in safety of our community!
YOU, who just wants to have fun!


The Bree Merchant's guild with all assosiating parties welcomes YOU to:

FOOD, FUN & FESTIVITIES!

- Fundraising event for the defences of Trestlebridge!

Date: 
August 17th, 2016
Time: 
5 PM - 8 PM (servertime)
Location: 
Windview Estate, Bree - Trestlebridge

Change of Command Ceremony in Minas Tirith

A small notice written out in fine ink can be found throughout Minas Tirith. The parchment is of fine quality, but has been wrinkled by the grips of curious hands. The Soldier's Tier is abuzz with the news.

Date: 
August 14th, 2016
Time: 
3:00pm servertime, onwards
Location: 
The Blue Theatre, Players' Tier, Minas Tirith

Grand Summer Picnic

Joy of joys, the summer is near! And summer means time for food and drink! Well, so does the rest of the year too, but there’s one thing summer surely brings. Picnics! Get ready for this year’s Grand Summer Picnic!

Date: 
July 31st, 2016
Time: 
7:30PM UK (2:30PM servertime)
Location: 
On top of The Hill, on the top of Bag end, south of Hobbiton

The Drunken Dwarrow Grand Opening!

Word has spread through the Shire many months ago, that a dwarf clad in blue had moved into the Shire! 'Trouble!', some thought at the strange arrival, though others accepted him but yearned to know his purpose though only now has it been revealed!

 

Leaflets and posters have been spread all through the Shire, Ered-Luin and the Bree-lands inviting EVERYONE to join Odsi IronAle in opening his inn! Music, drink and feasting is to be had!

Date: 
July 25th, 2016
Time: 
Feel free to turn up at 2:30pm ST, though things truly start at 3:00pm ST.
Location: 
4 Myrtle Court, Burrbridge, Shire-Homesteads.

Dance of Summer

The elves of Ered Luin gather near the docks of Celondim to share music and dance in celebration of summer, to welcome warmer, lighter days, and share bonds of friendship with our own people.

Date: 
July 23rd, 2016
Time: 
3:30 pm server time
Location: 
Celondim Pavilion (29.2S, 92.6W)

Night of Riddling


​Ēalā, wes hāl!
 

We hereby invite all Eorlingas and friends of the Horse-lords to come to our Mead-hall in Stangard for a riddling game!

The Eorlingas loved riddling beside eating and drinking and would often have riddle games in the Hall. The food was cooked over the fire in the middle of the house; meat was roasted and eaten with bread. After the feast teller of riddles would oft stand in a high place for everyone to see and bespake his riddles. They drank ale or mead, a strong drink made from honey. People often drank too much, so the games would often noisy and sometimes ended in fights!

 

Come share your riddles and stories and meet old friends, or make new!

Date: 
July 13th, 2016
Time: 
3PM ST
Location: 
Mead-hall of Stangard