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Hobbit Historical Field Trip – Tuckborough

posted Nov 4, 2021, 10:52 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
By Lina Willowwood 

Lalia the fat beckons!

Date: Sunday November 14
Time: 7:30PM ((UK, 2:30PM servertime))
Location: Meet in the center of Tuckborough, The Shire. We’ll walk around a bit from there!


Tuckborough. Home to Tooks and Thains. The seat of power in the Shire, where hobbit legends whisper to you from the smial walls. Oh, and it is yule soon too. Perhaps we’ll be allowed to sample some of the Took yule food?

About the field trip

Just who is the Thain, and what are his responsibilities? What is the difference between the bounders and the hobbit militia? How did them Tooks end up as a rich and powerful hobbit family? Oh, and what are the hobbit yule traditions?

Answers to these questions, and possibly more, may be given during the hobbit historical field trip. There are no guarantees, though!

Meet up in the center of Tuckborough. After a short walk, our historians will present stories, tales, poetry and/or songs related to hobbit lore. Food WILL be served, but of course, any hobbit knows that the safest bet is to bring some of yer own.

Want to know more about hobbit history? Then be welcome along! The field trip should last between 1,5-2 hours.

((OOC details

The historical field trips have been running irregularly since 2009. They combine a few lectures/stories of hobbit lore with a trip to locations of hobbit interest. If yer want to know more about hobbit and Shire history, this is yer chance. Remember that our historians often go for a tall, exciting tale more than strict lore accuracy, though!

Given the subject matter, this is very much a hobbit-preferred event. The odd loreseeking dwarf, man or elf interested in hobbit lore is welcome along, but wouldn’t you rather just roll a hobbit alt for the evening?  ))

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