Do you have what it takes to be named the Fist of Steel of this year?

Do you think you're strong enough to take down your opponents using only your fists?

Do you have the guts to fight using only your fists?

No weapons.

No armour.

No gloves.

Just your bare fists!

If yes, come and show everyone what you are made of!

 

Talk to Fiontann at The Thirsty Boar.

7-07-20 [more]
Fiontann

As the time has passed, we though someone must have taken her out - but that's not seem to be the case.She was spotted trespassing land of North-Downs and Bree once again!

She does have some connection to Company of the East Road apparently so it's a good call to start investigating there.
 

15-06-20 [more]
Deorla

Is your bed boring? Are your cabinets coarse and crude? Do your chairs and tables serve no purpose but to keep you and your possessions off the floor?

You no longer have to choose between functional and beautiful.
Plumwood Furnishings
will speak of grace, refinement, and quality to all who visit your estate or home, and are built so sturdily that your grandchildren will still enjoy their timeless elegance. I use only the finest wood, varnish, leather, paint, and polish; my designs are tailored to suit you and your home; joinery and fastenings are built with precision and concealed for seamless lines and contours; and everything I make will be perfected to your satisfaction.

To inquire about a consultation, seek Fenley Plumwood,
leave a message at the Peaceful Peach in Newharrow,
 or with Barliman Butterbur in Bree.

 

30-05-20 [more]
Fenley

Eriador Engineers at your service!

Offering aid with your public events

Not too long ago industrious individuals figured out how to bring some old trinkets to operation of which kinds have been found in old ruins or forgotten heirlooms.
These trinkets resemble clocks of our time, were generally used as bibelot, mathoms and odd conversation pieces but could never be brought to operate or work. 
It turns out that these, for a lack of a better word "machinations", actually seem to be toys of some kind with not being able to answer the question if they have ever had other uses for forgotten generations.
The original creators seem to have taken great care that these machines have no practical use in warfare.
Until now it was found that they are able to measure the passage of time, can communicate with peoples and each other in a very subtle manner and even react to speak that is voiced within earshot.
The combined puzzling of the Eriador Engineers came to the conclusion that these most likely stem from wanting aid for the stage and other complex performances in need of coordination.
The machinations are fed strips of paper or sometimes thin sheet of metal with an odd punctuation imprinted on them for being told what to do and when.
 

Performances

Be it a person giving a speech at a wedding, telling a story in a tavern or even a play with a full ensemble, these trinkets will remind of the lines to say and when to say them.
Being able to whisper to the wearer in a manner that no one else can hear they also remind of expressive dramatization if so instructed.
For full stage plays, playwrites will simply love the possibility of the machinations to whisper to each other at given times about when it is which actors turn to speak or express.
 

Tasks and Assignments

Being able to react to spoken word within earshot the machinations can remind the wearer of which words to speak in case a passersby adresses said wearer. Seemingly a perfect toy for children's game it can be very useful in a variety of situations!
Want to be woken up and immediately reminded on what to answer when your superior catches you dozing on your watch?
Want to put a passersby asking you "Do they bite?" to work and ask him to fetch you an ale without needing to think even for the blink of an eye?
If the passersby is tightly knit with you, if you're in a group of any kind, the machinations can also learn and react to if he or she got you the right kind of ale, fish from the market, jewelry from Goblin-Town. As long as you know how to spell it out it can be stamped for the machinations!
 

Scavenger hunts and Rallies

With the ability to measure time down to a moment these are perfect for fun activities that require to pick the most timely participants!
May it be a simple horse race, a rally through all of Middle Earth or even a scavenger hunt for items or places.
Participants can speak agreed upon words to prompt the taking of time which can be read from a second strip of paper later.
 

What does it need?

Fortunately the machinations are plenty and free to grab for everyone who is interested!
Every active actor or steward to an activity needs to carry one of those machinations and has to be somewhat trained in how to operate them. There are shiny buttons on those things...
Every director or writer needs to know a bit more about the machinations inner workings, of what is possible and what is not, to sketch out plays or assignments to be stamped out.
 

What do the Engineers help with?

We offer knowledge, lessons and help with planning and preparation of public events of any kind!
Eriador Engineers goal is to promote a more lively and fun social life through all of middle earth by using these tools for more convenience and ease.
Write a mail to Gutur if you are interested and want to have a chinwag. Due to the somewhat complex topics at hand it is often far better to talk directly to be able to share knowledge at greater comfort alas the times of day suggest that mail might be the best first step of contact.
 

We hope to be able to help all of the Free People of Middle Earth to have a more social and fun time in their lives!

Gutur McGermot for the Eriador Engineers

 

<ooc>
This is about the tool PlayWrite/QuestWrite (available open source on GitHub), to get it known to the playerbase and help using it for as many great events as possible.
Yes, GMs (some?) know about it and at least some of the early development tests and performances have been attended (not so secretly) by recognizable names. Eerie when that happens, isn't it?
You may want to have a look at the general introduction or even at the documentation if you are a somewhat technical person.
People using PlayWrite/QuestWrite should be familiar with their computers to a degree and need to learn how to start and operate the tool.
Due to the modern technical nature of the discussion it is somewhat impractical to talk more then descriptive IC or in text chat so coaching and in-depth discussions and lessons are better done in voice chat.
</ooc>

22-05-20 [more]
Gutur

Over the past weekend, a number of large flyers appeared nailed to fenceposts all around Bree-town, written in large grey print. It reads: 

 

U R G E N T

S U M M O N S 

 

Mercenaries required urgently!

Calling all the well-traveled warriors of the North

To a noble cause, South to Gondor.

 

Inquire with Flynagin,

 or speak with Barliman at the Prancing Pony to send him a letter

 

(( This is an advertisement for a campaign that will take place during the end of the Third Age. It will mostly be on EU times, meeting twice a week at 3pm servertime. ))

12-05-20 [more]
Flynagin

 

 

 

 

((The Brigands of Bree are recruiting. If you play a nefarious character in and around Breeland and are interested in collaboration with other players of dastardly folk, check out our kin page for more information))

12-04-20 [more]
Blackbent

9-04-20 [more]
Hurbert



((Ponderosa is playing according to a set of rules, including: if the character dies, she is deleted! As you can imagine, this makes it particularly important for her to team up in order to accomplish certain epic story quest goals and clear certain dangerous content.

If you are interested in playing along--or just wish to help--please contact Ponderosa in-game! I'll add you to my friends and we can tackle the story together. For those who wish to play along, Ponderosa is currently level 13, using an XP disabler to slow her levelling, and is on the quest "Foreword: An Unwanted Guest"))

3-04-20 [more]
Ponderosa

Thou art of no importance, if thou dost not serve Him or his likeness. Thou art not worthy, if thou art not willing to give in to His wishes and thou shouldst give in to His wishes, for the Eye sees all, hears all and knows all. Thou art a fool, if thou does not listen to mine words, which are His words, which is His bidding.  Our master is a merciful one and he doeth not let loyalty pass unrewarded. Join the ranks of the Shadow, and be forgiven for all thine insolence. The armies are marching, there is no other way. 

(After laying dormant for many years, the Servants of Mordor are newly recruiting, rebuilding the kinship from the ashes. If in the past you have been a member of our kinship - or even Angmar's Shadow, as it was called when the kinship was first created - feel welcome to join again.)

27-03-20 [more]
Morsarch

These notices are pinned in several places around Bree. The ceremony before the party is invite-only, but please feel free to bring any and all Bree-landers to the party at 4pm servertime on the 7th of March.

18-02-20 [more]
Lumina


"Nestled on the edge of a moor, amidst a choir of frogs, lies a small, rundown tavern. It's a den of great renown amongst the dwarves of Eriador - "Ye Olde Ripe". From the small, clouded windows a faint and fallow light emerges. And from within, a traveller is washed in the tumultuous sounds of loud voices, strange Dwarven speech, and odd merry melodies. All are welcome in this dwarven home. As you enter the tiny cottage, you are rudely welcomed by a whirlwind of smells. The scent of the ripe onion cider swirls in the air, cutting its way through the dense fog of pipe smoke. Don't falter on the threshold, traveller - enter, enter! The fireplace is crackling merrily, and the kegs are full - that is the important thing. "Ye Olde Ripe" welcomes you. What'll you have?"

6-02-20 [more]
Altli

10-12-19 [more]
Taite

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