Summer greetings from the Grand Order

Go forth and laze

Here is this year’s summer letter from the Grand Order to all our friends out there. May yer summer days be filled with relaxing laziness, good company, lots of food and much merriment!

To all our grand friends

The warm summer days have been with us for a while, and the Shire is about to be a bit more relaxed than usual. Not that yer would know it given the amount of events and parties happening, but…

Of course, this summer is special for many, given how the last year has been. That’s why I strongly urge yer all to take some time off from all the regular chores. Go outside. Have long naps in the shade. Meet with family and friends. Enjoy picnics, eat wild strawberries, have an ale. Take proper good care of yerself. Do all them things that help yer get yer energies back. Chances are we will all need it come autumn.

The hobbits in the Grand Order will also spend some time lazying around. Rest assured, though, we will keep up our regular activities over the summer. Green Dragon Friday will be on every Friday. The markets are in Michel Delving biweekly. The Badgers will rehearse biweekly. Unless there are other plans, we will go on adventures to look for mathoms every Saturday evening. Other events may pop up too, so keep visiting our notice board.

As them lazy summer moods set in, here are a few things yer could ponder on.

Join our hobbit adventures

The Grand Order usually goes on adventure to look for mathoms Saturday nights. These evenings are typically adventures by and for hobbits, where we help each other solve hard tasks, or just stay together and have fun travelling around Middle-Earth. Instances, skirmishes, general quest solving, exploring, looking for Floyd and Dewitt… it is all grand!

These adventures are usually more about having fun together than mastering the hardest raids and instances, so we often have high-levels joining on adventures with lower-levels. What counts are the stories we share and the times we spend together. The adventures are also open for good hobbit friends outside of the Order. Just let one of our chiefs know, and them will give yer more details about how ter join in.

Join the Grand Order

We always look for fine hobbits to join our ranks. We aren’t the fastest recruiters, and we rarely ask hobbits directly if they would join us. This means that if yer have an interest in the Order, don’t hesitate to make first contact yerself. Just take a look at our recruitment page and have a chat with one of our chiefs.

What kind of things do we look for in hobbits who would like to join us, yer might ask?

  • A wide variety of interests in LOTRO, like music, adventures, social events, crafting etc. If yer only in it for one aspect of the game, you might be better served elsewhere
  • An interest in hobbit lore and roleplaying and being in-character in-game
  • Main characters, not just rarely played alts or someone who only shows up for pre-planned events
  • Availability in the EU evenings (our peak play time is traditionally between 6:30-10PM UK time)
  • An interest in doing things together with other
  • The ability to relax and have fun along with others

Does this sound like yer? We’d love to hear from yer! Just grab hold of one of the chiefs (Tibba, Nimelia, Lina, Pycella and Potty) and let us know!

Happy summer everyone!

Finally, I would like to wish everyone a grand and lovely summer. May them days be sunny and warm (but not too hot), and may yer meals be plentiful!

Lina, The Grand Order of the Lost Mathom


Biscuit-eating bard from Brockenborings

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