Re: I think it's time I leave Bree (Back from a long vacation)
I hope you enjoyed your vacation. Lucky for you, you won't really have to worry about combat anymore. Middle Earth has been freed from all of its evil!
That's right, Moria is rightfully restored to its past glory. More and more dwarves are moving their each day. Bree is in real straights right now because of it, actually, because some of their best crafters are now gone.
The Riddermark is enjoying an expansion of territory. What with the evils of the land gone, Enedwaithe is open for the taking! Every day, another excursion led by some out of work adventurer is moving out into the region trailed by wagons and families alike, ready to take up new residences.
You will notice a distinct lack of elves. Their missions complete, most have left Middle Earth and have travelled West. We had a series of going away parties for them, but I'm afraid you've missed out on them. They were exhausting, entertaining, and at the end, downright sad. Elves can be ornery and exclusive and downright haughty at times, but we'll miss them all the same. Middle Earth will never know their like again.
The White Tower is currently being renovated. It seems a multinational conglomerate has come in and bought the abandoned building and are revamping it for office space. The denizens of the area were quite surprised when the telecommunications trucks arrived, I can tell you! One dwarf, mad with fear, attacked and slew an entire crew, and hacked their truck to pieces.
Other than that, there's not a lot going on... it's the same as you left it! Oh, except for one thing I must warn you about. Do NOT go to the Shire. Nasty place, now. Not sure what got into those hobbits. They will gut you before you even know they're under you. It seems they have taken to cannibalism, also. Well... Mannibalism. They just eat Men. (Dwarves are tough and stringy, and the elves are gone!)
It's a brave new world! Enjoy it!
Lore-Master, Historian, Storyteller, Lutenist