RP Clipper and rowboat racing at the Iron Coin (we will wait to see how many show up so races probably won't start until 8:30p Central-ish), or -just come out and have a brew and meet some RPers! [Tahyang]
You gain lore if you play through the main storyline, and read all the info. There's also documents that can be found in game and bundled (crafted) into readable books containing lore. And last, there is a lot on this website under "Media & Extras".
Right now, most RP happens on the west continent (Nuian/Elf). However the events welcome people from every faction. If you play east (like me) I'll be happy to show you around and let you save all locations.
Want to say TY to Ciaran for the event tonight in 2C, I enjoyed the spooky stories the most and all the ways those telling them incorporated their IC twist on it. Also... *tries to shove everyone in the apple bobbing tub* :P