People of the Shire
Undo's Birthday Party
The Passing of the Hat Ceremony
Shire Games: Fishing Contest
The Eldariant Alliance Party
The Pied Pipers
Bovso's Housewarming Party
Shire Games: Hiders and Seekers
We often attend to
Green Dragon Friday
Do you know what pie is made of?
We of People of the Shire do!
How People of the Shire was founded
People of the Shire is a kinship of hobbits from the Shire. The kin was founded when a small group of hungry hobbits was enjoying an evening in a local inn. "Do you want some pie?", one said. One of the other hobbits responded: "Of course I want a pie, you silly. A hobbit without pie is like a fish without water!". "Well, I do not have any pie on me", the one offering pie said, "Why don't we bake some at dawn?". "That's a marvelous idea! Let us form an alliance for pie!", they all replied.
Next morning they started baking all kinds of pies, mainly mushroom pies though, because they liked them the most. When they were done baking sufficient pies to fill their bellies, they still had some pie left. "Now what would we do with those spare pies?", one hobbit asked. "We need a place to store them. It needs to be secure though, as we do not want the pies to be stolen!", another said. And so they decided to build a kin hole, in which they could store the pies.
When they started digging to create the tunnels of the burrow, one hobbit discovered an old cabinet. The hobbit alerted the other hobbits and they decided to open it. Pie crums were found inside, together with an old hat. One hobbit put the hat on her head. A Chief was born.
Once the building of the kin hole was complete, the hobbits organized a party to celebrate the completion. The party attracted more hungry hobbits than they had imagined and they ran out of pie. To prevent this horrible event from happening again, the Chief appointed Shirriffs to watch over the stock of pie.
Months passed and more and more hungry hobbits joined the kin. Then all of a sudden the Chief was gone, but the Hat was left behind on top of the pie cabinet. The kin started a search through all of the Shire, but the Chief was never to be found.
With the Chief gone and nobody else to lead the kin, the shirriffs decided to take turns. Each couple of months the Hat would be passed on to another shirriff. Yarro was the first to carry the Hat along, then Carme, then Firefern and after Firefern it would be Silkweed's turn. And so they continued passing on the Hat, baking pies, having fun, and doing stuff hobbits like to do.
The Passing of the Hat Ceremony
The Hat looks after our collection of pies and is worn by the Chief of the kin. Each couple of months the Hat is passed on to another shirriff, who will then be Chief for the next couple of months. Each Passing of the Hat Ceremony will be closed with an after party with plenty of pie and ale.
A hobbit likes to dance and to party, and so do the hobbits of our kin. Members sometimes organize parties at their home, but most of the time parties are held at our kin burrow. This is handy, because we have our pie cabinet there, together with ale kegs.
Most parties are organized and announced up front, but sometimes, when many hobbits want to party, the parties happen spontaneously.
The music of at the party is often supplied by our kin band, The Pied Pipers.
The Pied Pipers
We have a kin band, called The Pied Pipers. The band solely consists of kin members of People of the Shire and often plays at parties. Firefern is the composer of the songs the band plays. All kin members are eligible to apply for a band member position. If you have a party that needs music, you can always hire The Pied Pipers for a reasonable amount of pie and ale in return.
The Shire Games
In order for hobbits to stay fit, after eating and drinking like a real hobbit, we occasionally organize different kinds of Shire Games. Currently there are Fishing Contests by Bardoric Oatroot and the game of Hiders and Seekers by Dodero Dandywick. More games are to come in the future, to be organized by one of our kin members.
Out Of Character (OOC):
The People of the Shire is a mature hobbit-only roleplaying kinship (max rank). We occasionally do instances too, often together with members of other kinships in the Eldariant Alliance. Everything in the kin is on a 'want-to' rather than a 'have-to' basis, which means you can decide for yourself if you want to attend to events or not for example.
If you require more information, you can contact one of our shirriffs in game (Bovso/Byronbrand/Firefern/Carme/Dodero/Miralith/Bardoric/Jadite).
If you want to join the kin you can also contact one of the shirriffs. They will arrange an In Character roleplaying meeting with you. Afterwards you will be asked to write an application letter. The shirriffs will then review your application (meeting + letter) to see if you would fit within the kin. The Rules of Conduct will be used as a guideline when reviewing.