Inspired by LPN’s own Arathaert and his famous pan-server chicken runs to Helm’s Deep and beyond, Signum University offered a special incentive in last fall’s fundraising campaign: If $7,000 in donations were received for “LOTRO,” university president Corey Olsen (perhaps known better on LOTRO as Gryfflet the burglarious hobbit) would make a run for Minas Tirith as a chicken. No surprise, the community came through, and over $7,000 out of the total $35,000 in donations was earmarked for Corey’s epic chicken run.
The run will take place on Saturday, January 30, at 10:00 am server time. Anyone on Landroval is welcome to join the run anywhere along the way from Sandson’s Farm to the Minas Tirith main gate. Corey wants to walk around Minas Tirith after arriving, so there will be a lot of architectural discussion, along with the usual awesome Tolkien tidbits that characterize his Twitch streams.
This event came about because of donors’ generosity to Signum University, and the university is paying it forward. During the event, Corey will be inviting donations to a charity, and he hopes to raise a nice sum. Details are still being worked out with the charity—details will be announced once all is set.
If you can’t be in game or don’t have any toons on Landroval, no worries. The event will be streamed on the Mythgardian Twitch channel, so you can watch as little or as much as you want.
Want to be part of the core “keep the chicken alive” team? All levels are welcome to join in for whatever stretch makes sense. LPN’s Maven is managing the event, and there will be a strategy call with Corey on Friday night to talk through the route and plan. If you want to be included, send Maven an in game tell to Glordriel (Landroval) or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.