The Grand Journey Home

Discussion in 'Latest News' started by Lina, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. Lina Chief


    They say there are hobbits living outside of The Shire. Outside of The Breelands too. Far away to the south-east, in a land called Everwait! Imagine all they can tell us about hobbit history? We just have to go visit!

    Rumours speak of a hobbit village in an area called Gloomglens. Not that we really believe that, no hobbit worth his or her salt would ever settle in such a gloomy-sounding place. However, if them are there... imagine the stories they could tell? Of old hobbit practices? Of where hobbits came from in the past?

    The Grand Order is currently preparing a journey towards this village. This will naturally be a long, slow journey, with some hardships involved. Who knows what food they serve out there! However, if we stay together, I am sure we can get there safe and sound. Even back again too!

    We also welcome other adventurous hobbits along for the journey. Don't worry if yer waistband is too small for the areas we might visit. We'll do our best to take good care of yer all! Just don't tell yer friends and family that yer plan to be all adventurous, now. Surely yer don't want them to believe that yer are peculiar or something? Didn't think so!

    Pack up all yer need! Prepare campfires, food and a trusty walking stick! And join us on the road towards Everwait!

    Grand Journey Home - Event Trailer


    This is this year's Hobbit Historical Field Trip! We'll go visit our far-off cousins in Enedwaith, the hobbit village in Gloomglens! That'll take our hobbits well outside of the Shire comfort zone, but it should be good fun!

    Basically, this is a roleplaying journey over several days, providing social adventurous fun on the road. This would mean slow-travelling by walking or slow pony riding, likely following this route.
    • Monday 31st August or Tuesday September 1st - Crafting and preparation market, Michel Delving
    • Friday September 4th - Farewell party at GDF
    • Saturday September 5th - 1st leg - The Shire to Bree
    • Sunday September 13th - 2nd leg - Bree to Ost Guruth (with a stop at the Forsaken Inn)
    • Saturday September 19th - 3rd leg - Ost Guruth to Rivendell
    • Sunday September 27th - 4th leg - Rivendell to Echad Dunann
    • Saturday October 10th - 5th leg - Echad Dunann to Gloomglens
    Each of the legs would mean a meet-up, then travelling slowly to our end destination for the day. There may be breaks on the road, possibly with some lore about the lands we pass through. Once we reach our destination, there will be more food, tales/poems about where we are/have been, talks with those we meet on the road, etc. Should travelling elves, dwarves or men be around when we reach their lands, them's welcome to join in the travels.

    We also encourage low-level characters to join in, that's just fun! We'll do our best to keep yer safe as we enter higher-level zones.

    There may be other event tie-ins when we are on the road, for instance fishing competitions or similar.

    We will spread the journey over several weeks. At the same time, there will be things happening in the Shire that those attending will take part. That's no problem, though, we will be a bit "dual" about being on the road during the event days, while happily roleplaying in the Shire the rest of the time. Also, we will not bother adhering to the in-game night/day cycle. We just start the event at the announced times.

    Come join us on the road, hobbits! Let's have some fun together!
  2. Daffney Member

    It'll be a long and dangerous journey, but I'll come along. I'm very interested in seeing what these far-away Hobbit-folk are like!
  3. Rubysue Member

    I'm really looking forward to this, it sounds like a great adventure! I'll try to be on hand both market days to provide woodcraft, but I get a medical treatment bi-weekly that falls on market Tuesdays, so that is somewhat problematic. But I'll certainly bring my club and my javelin to help guard them as needed it as we travel. And I would also be very happy to help in other ways if needed.
  4. Larimara Member

    Are we there yet??!!?? I'm so excited to be participating in this, I can't wait! Looking forward to the parties, chat, music breaks when we camp, exploring, and all around general FUN!
  5. Potty Member

    I'm sure them faraway Hobbits, if they really exist, are pretty well-stocked on hat tips!

    Considerin' I haven't found them yet ter plunder them!

    So I'm definately comin' along!
  6. Lully Member

    Yay, a grand 'venture fer sure!

    ((Wont be able to attend all stages due to work, but will make as many as I can))
  7. Primrrose Member

    If anyone needs a lebethron fishing rod to take on the journey, let me know so I don't need to carry too many myself ....
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  8. Lavaeolus Member

    Sounds amazing! I'll be there as long as the time isn't prohibitive for me.
  9. Mollywobbles Member

    Being from outside The Shire myself - have to say I'm looking forward this. Perhaps I can finally find out who my family were and where they were originally from? Master Elrond continues to be very ... mysterious... on the subject.

    At any rate - I'm also happy to lend my woodworker skills and will stock up on supplies prior to the crafting market.
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  10. Lina Chief

    Likely dates for the three last legs have been added:
    • Saturday September 19th - 3rd leg - Ost Guruth to Rivendell
    • Sunday September 27th - 4th leg - Rivendell to Echad Dunann
    • Saturday October 10th - 5th leg - Echad Dunann to Gloomglens
    (I had originally planned Sat Oct 3rd for the 5th leg, but another event had cropped up in the meantime)
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