I returned home to Combe earlier this week to join my father in the Bree-land Summer Days Festival. Bree is beautiful this time of year, alive with colors and smells and sounds. And the people! The town seems busier than I remember it after months away. Even in the face of darkness looming from North and South, the people engage in a most hearty celebration of these bright days while they last. I joined in dancing and merry making with the townsfolk – and took a day trip out to Hobbiton to celebrate the season with the merry little folk there as well. I’ve acquired a new hat which I rather like:
A new cloak as well; though it’s rather gaudy for everyday wear, its brightness seems only fitting while I am here celebrating the summer.
This evening, some folk gathered at the festival grounds outside of Bree for a night of fireworks and games. I love a good fireworks show! After a few preliminary displays of lights, we took off for a game of hide-and-go-seek within the town. The wily dwarf Godiff hid himself up on one of the roofs for the first round! Nevertheless he was soon found by one Gloinon. For the second round, both Godiff and another celebrant, Blakgrim, hid within the town. I nearly found Blakgrim, but he was spotted first by an Elf called Elalfer, who kindly insisted on sharing the prize with me since I had come in right on his heels. We found Blakgrim hiding in the Cat Lady’s house – or so the people of Bree call it! The lady who keeps so many cats was not at home, but I do not think she would mind her home’s use in our revelries.
My prize was a supply of fireworks prepared for this year’s festival, so I joined our hosts, Godiff and Medallion, in displaying them for the final show. I enjoyed myself greatly in the festivities tonight, both the hide-seek and the fireworks. I always think that setting off a single firework looks so lonely and forelorn; only when it is one of a series of them, or a crowd of little lights all sent skyward together, does it really come into its own. Tonight’s show was just such a delightful display!
Thanks, Medallion and Godiff, for hosting the hide and seek and generously providing the prizes as well! Both it and the fireworks were a lot of fun. I often see notices of special events like this coming up on the forums for the other servers, but it seems like Nimrodel doesn’t do a whole lot of that, so it was extra special to find myself in game just in time to get in on this one! Hope to see more of it in the future…Hm, maybe I should host something myself?