Major special events are taking place on Sirannon, Laurelin, and Belegaer this weekend. Please check below for more details about Grand Charivari, The Shire to Fornost: A hobbit historical field trip, and 2. Bree’er Schnulzenabend. On Sunday, the Department of Harmony and Song will continue their server tour on Brandywine and trivia nights continue on Arkenstone. More featured events are detailed below, including the locations for this week’s Ales & Tales on Landroval and Midweek Tunes & Ales on Crickhollow. There’s an activity to be found almost everywhere you look this week in LOTRO.
This listing of featured events is only published on Fridays, but our Google calendar is kept up to date throughout the week and includes details on many more activities. Take a look at this week’s agenda for upcoming events around LOTRO and copy some or all events to your personal calendar. You may add events or post corrections in the comments section, but the fastest and best way to get it on this page and on the calendar is to submit a form.
Server calendars: Arkenstone Calendar, Belegaer Calendar, Brandywine Calendar, Crickhollow Calendar, Evernight Calendar, Gladden Calendar, Gwaihir Calendar, Landroval Calendar, Laurelin Calendar, and Sirannon Calendar
All events are listed in Eastern Standard Time (-5 GMT)/server time from Sunday through the end of the week, but an additional time zone is listed for EU server events. You may add events or post corrections in the comments section, but the fastest and best way to get it on this page is to submit a form. I’m always open to feedback and suggestions, both here and through the submissions form, so let me know if there’s something we should feature. Thanks for reading!
Time: 2:30pm/7:30pm GMT
Location: Plough and Stars, Brockenborings, The Shire
Description: Start the weekend long Fornost field trip with a farewell party (this will take the place of the usual Green Dragon Friday). Please dress for the trip and follow the Laurelin RP policy. Hobbit characters are encouraged, but dwarves are accepted at the farewell party.
Grand Charivari: Carnaval de Bree
Time: 3pm EST/9pm CET
Location: Starting at Bree West Gate/Départ porte ouest de Bree
Description: Wear disguises!/Venez déguisés!
Times, Locations and Descriptions: Times listed as CET/EST, activities and locations en Français and in English
14h/8am: Concert de Lysarosene/Lysarosene on stage (Face au Poney Fringuant/Bree Pony Stage)
14h45/8:45am: Course à l’Envers/The Reverse Race (Quartier Tham Orbarad dans le Gondor/Tol Falthui, Tham Orbarad Homestead)
15h45/9:45am: Concert des Accouphènes/The Accouphenes on stage in Gondor (Quartier Tham Orbarad dans le Gondor/Tol Falthui, Tham Orbarad Homestead)
16h30/10:30am: Qui-est-ce?/Indoors Game-Who is it? (Quartier Tham Orbarad dans le Gondor/Tol Falthui, Tham Orbarad Homestead)
17h15/11:15am: Concert des Savoureuses Mélodies/Les Savoureuses Mélodies on stage (Quartier Tham Orbarad dans le Gondor/Tol Falthui, Tham Orbarad Homestead)
18h/12pm: Énigmes d’antan/Enigma of Yesteryear (Comptoir du Renard d’Argent, 5 Rue Longue, quartier Fauxbourg de Bree/5 Long St, Bree Homesteads)
20h/2pm: Quizz musical des Companons d’Infortune/Musical Quiz with Les Companons d’Infortune (Comptoir du Renard d’Argent, 5 Rue Longue, quartier Fauxbourg de Bree/5 Long St, Bree Homesteads)
20h30/2:30pm: Breuvage Ultime/Ultimate Ale Contest (Comptoir du Renard d’Argent, 5 Rue Longue, quartier Fauxbourg de Bree/5 Long St, Bree Homesteads)
21h/3pm: Concert des Hobbities/Les Hobbities on stage (Comptoir du Renard d’Argent, 5 Rue Longue, quartier Fauxbourg de Bree/5 Long St, Bree Homesteads)
22h/4pm: Résultat du Concours de costumes/Costumes Contest (Comptoir du Renard d’Argent, 5 Rue Longue, quartier Fauxbourg de Bree/5 Long St, Bree Homesteads)
Time: 2pm EST/8pm CET
Location: Prancing Pony Stage/Gasthaus Zum Tänzelnden Pony, Bree
Description: Zur Freude aller spielen auf: A Rock and a Hard Place, Instant Play, Klabautermann, Mondbarden, Ohrwurm, Wilde Mühle, Ziehende Musikanten
Time: 2:30pm/7:30pm GMT
Location: Brockenborings stable master, The Shire to Fornost via Evendim
Description: During the travel day, we will slowly walk towards our end destination. There may be food breaks on the road, possibly with some lore about the lands we pass through. Once we reach our destination, there will be more food and tales. We won’t go the full immersion route (among other things, we might travel even if it is dark). However, organizers ask that people dress realistically, don’t play with full bands, walk throughout, and bring hobbit characters if possible (though others are welcome on Saturday and Sunday).
The Department of Harmony and Song server tour
Location: Bree Festival Stage
Time: 2:30pm/7:30pm GMT
Location: Fornost quest hub camp
Description: Tales and stories about Fornost at the hub camp. Please follow Laurelin RP policy.
Location: In the minastrivia channel
Description: All questions will be asked in the minastrivia channel and all responses must be given in the minastrivia channel. (/joinchannel minastrivia) The first correct answer will win the prize. Questions will range from easy to extremely difficult, prizes are assigned accordingly. Google is prohibited until the trivia master says it is okay.
Ales and Tales
Time: 8:30pm for Nibbles & Nobs, 9:30pm for Ales & Tales
Location: Farmer Pierson’s Pond, Andrath, Bree-land
Description: Volunteer to tell a tale, sing a song, recite a new poem, anything you wish to share with others in an RP setting. Nibbles and Nobs offers an open stage to all performers, while Ales and Tales features a house band and scheduled performers (all are welcome to sign up). Location changes every week, so /joinchannel alesandtales to find out more information.
Suicidal Monster Mob
Time: Mondays and Tuesdays at 1pm
Location: The Ettenmoors
Suicidal Monster Mob is looking for a few promising Maggots! Rising from the smoldering small server grind where infamy is won uphill, both ways, I offer consistent Creep groups. All are welcome to join so together we can leave lower ranks behind or die trying!
Location: Lore Hall across from the Cat Lady’s House, Bree
Description: A free in-depth reading of the trilogy with the Tolkien Professor which will bring in other works that impacted the story and considers new angles and aspects. The course takes place every Tuesday throughout January on a different server each week, and is followed by a field trip to a relevant location. Go to Discord or Twitch to follow the discussion.
Time: 11am and 10:30pm
Location: Kuru-Leiri, Forochel
Description: Midweek Tunes and Ales is a weekly event every Wednesday at 10:30pm and 11:00am servertime. It’s always in a different place each week, we could be at Weathertop or Rivendell, maybe even the depths of Moria, playing music throughout Middle Earth! We welcome all travelers who are passing through to join if like to share a tune, story, or just dance!
Stammtisch zum Efeubusch
Time: 2pm EST/8pm CET
Location: Gasthaus Efeubusch, Hobbingen, Auenland
Description: Der “Stammtisch zum Efeubusch” lädt jede Woche donnerstags zum offenen und gemütlichen Treffen in das gleichnamige Gasthaus nach Hobbingen an der Wässer ein. Ab der achten Abendstunde freuen sich die Stammtischler auf Besucher aus aller Welt, mit denen ausgelassen über den neusten Klatsch und Tratsch geplaudert, so mancher Krug gehoben und gewitzelt wird.
Come to Laurelin for a couple of special events next weekend. First, the Grand Dwarrow Dice Tournament takes place at 2:30pm EST/7:30pm GMT at Thorin’s Hall’s Ale Hall. Durin’s Folk will be hosting a tournament that is open to all races with no registration fee. The grand prize will be 100 gold coins. Registration starts at 2:30pm and the rules will be explained at the event.
Lindamar, the ensemble of Bar-en-Vanimar, presents a concert with elven themed songs of love as spring approaches. Linna-i-Melin will take place at The Spire of Meeting in Rivendell Valley. Join in a musical and poetical experience of the wondrous beauty of Arda and Yavanna’s creations, our heroes of past and present, our struggles and victories, our near and dear, our missed and departed, and love of life. Bring drinks and refreshments, bring sitting mats and dancing shoes, and bring a cheerful mood to enjoy both elven music and poetry. Everyone, elf-friends or good natured travellers of the free people, with a reasonable purpose for visiting or staying in the valley of Imladris at the time, are most welcome to attend.