First, a reminder – everyone’s invited to visit Linett on Nimrodel for the Spring Blogger Gathering, May 15!
And now for this week’s reports on the Landroval social circuit. (Seriously, my blog is turning into the society reporter’s page, isn’t it? Not that I have a problem with that, and hopefully you all don’t mind either. Certainly seems I’m posting a lot more regularly – and not just the event reports – since I started attending all these events…anyway, back to the report now!) Lennidhren attended her usual weekly events: Mar Vanwa Tyalieva’s concert on Saturday, and Ales & Tales on Monday.
As the crowd gathered, several talented musicians entertained us. Lennidhren was so delighted with some of Dovie’s lore-song recitals that she blew her a heart-shaped smoke ring…
Mysteriously, some of the attendees kept disappearing…and then it seemed as if the number of chickens was increasing all the time…Hmmmm, here are some of those peculiar chickens now!
Tarnorili was one of the first to attract a bit of a Chicken following…but not the last! Stay tuned!
We danced to a number of quite appropriate songs, including Turkey in the Straw, and of course, the Chicken Dance!
The performers took center stage…in a patch of flowers. Seems a proper stage is not high on Farmer Sandson’s list of priorities.
A special guest came all the way from Arkenstone to join the party – that’s Lunna the Burg obscured by those flowers! She shared a spooky ghost story that had the audience shivering, shuddering, gasping and otherwise making the most of the /emote channel!
Javelarry attracted a Chicken following as well…
And Aethlin ended up with a lap Chicken. (Not quite as cozy as a lap cat, I suppose.)
A pair of bunny-eared Hobbits provided more dancing music (and there’s the real bunny again!)
Tinki, as usual, provided delectable drinks and pipeweed!
Group dances followed, and even the chickens got involved! (Even the NPC chickens, in this picture…)
The player-chickens, however, pulled off an impressive Chicken Dance of their own!
Javelarry explained his philosophy of the dance…
The chickens apparently had a “phone booth” sort of game that involved piling all of them on one nest at once:
Whilst the free peoples competed in a game Harperella dubbed “Tamer of the Cluck”, in which four contestants tried to lure a chicken up to the top of the farmhouse and make it dive off the top beam. Hilarity ensued!
Flying chickens! Whee! That was a fun game.
Even though the game was over and the winner declared, the contestants kept on jumping off the beam for the fun of it while we transitioned to a circle dance to the tune of The Egg-Suckin’ Dog…
That tune really did in the band!
And with that, Ales and Tales came to an end, though some stayed around for a Chicken Race from the farm to Bree – you’ll have to see Harperella’s report on that, though, as Lennidhren had to depart and attempt to get some sleep! Though I did stay around long enough to be recruited into the Lonely Mountain Band. Yay! Okay, so, being a pretty casual player and tending to have long periods of time when school gets too busy and I don’t have time to play, I’ve been one of those players who solos nearly all the time, and so I have yet to find a kinship on Nimrodel. So Lennidhren is my first character to join a kinship, and I’m quite excited about it. I like the idea of being part of the group responsible for Ales & Tales since that is what Lennidhren’s mainly there for… Thanks, Harperella & all the LMB folks!
And now, heading back in time to Saturday on the Social Reporter’s beat: Here are some shots from the weekly Mar Vanwa Tyalieva concert at the Prancing Pony!
There was again a Dwarf assembly preceding the concert…
Then, on to the Pony for the music. But before the band assembled, a patrol of the Sons of Numenor passed by in full panoply! Wasn’t that an impressive sight!
It was May Day (although not a special May Day concert or anything – just their usual fun, well played music) and the band entertained us for an hour or so until they, um, were told to disband the crowd due to not having a permit for a public performance…which they tried to do by performing a four-bagpipe number, but the crowd was undaunted and demanded encores.
That comment in the last picture is in regards to the bagpipes.
MVT will be providing the music at next week’s Ales & Tales, held at the Hall of Fire in Rivendell, so everyone be sure to come join in! You get two great events for the price of one, sort of. Come dance with Lennidhren!