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. Welcome to the 9th hobbit historical field trip!

Date: December 1st, 2013
Time: 7:30PM UK (2:30PM servertime)
Location: Tuckborough, the Shire

About the field trip

Just who is the Thain, and what are his responsibilities? How did them Tooks end up as a rich and powerful hobbit family? What are the stories surrounding the great willow near Tuckborough? Oh, and what are the hobbit yule traditions?

Answers to these questions, and possibly more, may be given during our ninth historical field trip in hobbit lands. 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 come along!

OOC details

This is the ninth in our series of hobbit field trips, which are held approximately every six months! As usual, the event aims to combine a few lectures/stories of hobbit lore with songs, poetry and entertainment.

Previous events have been to:

  • Greenfields (autumn 2009)
  • The Three-Farthing Stone (spring 2010)
  • Girdley Island/Brandywine river (autumn 2010)
  • Adso’s camp/Bree (spring 2011)
  • Buckland (autumn 2011)
  • Return to Greenfields (spring 2012)
  • Needlehole (autumn 2012)
  • Bindbole Woods (spring 2013)


Given the subject matter, this is a hobbit-preferred event. Should the odd lore-seeking dwarf or longshank interested in hobbit lore choose to show up, they won’t be chased away, but of course, you just KNOW that it will be much more fun if you rolled up a hobbit alt for the evening, don’t you? If not, be prepared for puzzled looks and the odd comment about your beard and/or height during the night.

People are encouraged to listen raptly to the given lectures, and to save most of the questions to the breaks. It goes without saying that this is a IC event, but remember that our historians have been known to go for a tall, exciting tale more than strict lore accuracy.

The field trip should last between 1,5- 2 hours.

Welcome along! Have fun!

Field trip thread on the Grand Order forums