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Feast Week, Day 3: The Feast of Gildor | LOTRO Edition

We decided to make things different this year and celebrate Frodo’s journey on The Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO). My little hobbit Pluma is going to guide you through Middle-earth admiring the beautifully made landscape of Standing Stone Games’ MMORPGTo read more about Feast Week, be sure to visit our information page.

After their first scary encounter with a Black Rider, the Hobbits luckily cross paths with some Elves, lead by Gildor, who invites them to join for a meal in the Greenwood.

Pippin afterwards recalled little of either food or drink, for his mind was filled with the light upon elf-faces, and the sound of voices so various and so beautiful that he felt in a waking dream. But he remembered that there was bread, surpassing the savour of a fine white loaf to one who is starving; and fruits sweet as wildberries and richer than the tended fruits of gardens; he drained a cup that was filled with a fragrant draught, cool as a clear fountain, golden as a summer afternoon.

Sam could never describe in words, nor picture clearly to himself, what he felt or thought that night, though it remained in his memory as one of the chief events of his life. The nearest he ever got was to say: “Well, sir, if I could grow apples like that, I would call myself a gardener. But it was the singing that went to my heart, if you know what I mean.”

– The Fellowship of the Ring, Chapter 3: Three is Company

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  1. I happened to have a bottle of mead and some dry ice (a leftover ingredient from a party this weekend), so I celebrated this Feast Day with a fragrant, foggy elven draught!