I never thought I can do it. Shooting a target with bow and arrow. It's a plastic
Let's begin the story.
My friend was the founder of Tolkien's fans club in Indonesia. Eorlingas is the club named. People who love JRR Tolkien's work were gathered there. Most of them can speak and writing in Sindarin and Quenya. I can't of course >.<
So It's their dream, for Lady Luthien and Lady Haleth to hold the feast - a medieval party. The Long an expected party was begin in September 22nd, 2013 at Museum Bank Mandiri - Jakarta, Indonesia. To celebrate The Hobbit day. and to celebrated 10 years of Eorlingas - Indonesian Tolkien's Community. All of the Tolkien's fans gathering.
Dress Code = Medieval Dress.
There also a game , the Quest of Erebor, to hunt the treasures. A lot of Goodie Bags, Thanks to Unilever, Total Film Magazine and Gramedia for being sponsor.
The first quest was, to guessing the picture. I get Thorin so I give a clue to my friend and she - Lady Makin Magami - can guess correctly
The Second was shooting shellob (a black plastic spider hang in white robe) with plastic bow and arrow. I have doubt. It's a children play. The Bow and Arrow isn't real, it was from plastic. I saw a real bow from iron in olympic's game archery, a wooden bow in kyudo, and I watch The Age of Innocence - the schene when Winona Rider was doing archenery schene.
With that plastic bow and arrow, many participants have failed. In my group, I decided to do it first, I was doing exactly what people was doing in Kyudo. I watch Kyudo accidentally in youtube when I was researching for Kimono. Concentrate, Have a deep breath. First shoot was failed, It's plastic and it fell to the ground. Time is limited. But I had to put the arrow slowly and in second attempt, I made it. The Spider fell for the first time. OMG! I never done it before. I made it. After getting our postcard get stamp, we were running to the next post.
The third task was being a trecker. They give the name of the place, we searching on a map, and must guided our friend who were being blinded fold to find the city with her finger.
We're done it. Yes!
The fourth tasks was to get balls with names of Thorin Company and Co (13 dwarves plus Gandalf and Bilbo). Thanks to Vinna Demiau and Desy Sumardji who help me to remeber 13 names of dwarves.
Three sibling of kings (Thorin , Fili, Kili) Two brothers (Dwalin, Balin), 3 fur (Bofur, Bifur, Bombur), 2 in (Oin, Gloin), and three last ri (Ori, Dori, Nori). My friend get Williams, Toms and Bert, so they must freeze for 30 second. But non of us put the trolls names in our basket so we were winning.
The last post, to bad , we were so late. For 5 contestant to move in the next level, we were the sixth group. Gah! Lost. But it was fun though
Thank you for the Founders of Eorlingas and the committee Party also the sponsors - Your feast were awesome! The Dance, The Medieval music, the lembas and miruvor ^^/
To Aleparty...Forth Eorlingas!!~ ^^/
PS: Suddenly, I want to do kyudo or the real archery with real bow and arrow