Weekly Lore #7 — On Farmer Maggot

Farmer Maggot was the owner of Bamfurlong, in The Marish in The Shire. His farm was renowned for its mushrooms, which led to much trespassing by young hobbits, Frodo Baggins included. He was also known for Grip, Fang, and Wolf, the three fierce dogs he kept to discourage said young hobbits from stealing his mushrooms. Those who were familiar with him knew him to be very shrewd, and to have regularly gone into the Old Forest. He also a friend to Tom Bombadil, who said of him: “There’s earth under his old feet, and clay on his fingers; wisdom in his bones, and both his eyes are open.” Farmer Maggot provided much of Tom’s knowledge of recent events in the Shire. Maggot had three daughters, at least two sons, and at least two other hobbits working on his farm.

In LotRO:

Farmer Maggot is found at Bamfurlong, and bears the title of “Respected Farmer.” He is involved in a few quests, mostly involving either nearby bandits or early visits to the Old Forest. He also functions as a grocer, but does not sell the mushrooms his farm is known for.

Bamfurlong is also the subject of an early Burglar class quest, in which the player must prevent brigands from stealing Farmer Maggot’s mushrooms… and, naturally, pilfer some for him or herself.

[Spoilers Follow]

At the time of the Lord of the Rings, Farmer Maggot received two strange visitations in short succession. The first was a Black Rider, seeking news of Baggins. The second was Frodo Baggins himself, along with Samwise Gamgee and Peregrin (Pippin) Took. Maggot managed to successfully guess that the Rider’s errand had something to do with Bilbo’s adventure long ago, but he did not recognise that the Rider came from Mordor, nor that it concerned anything more important than simple treasure (or if he did, he did not say as much). He then provided transportation to the Bucklebury Ferry for Frodo & Co., along with a basket of mushrooms from Mrs. Maggot.

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An Outfit For Every Season

Recently I had the idea to create an outfit for every season. Sure, with every festival there are new season-themed outfits, but they are pre-fabricated and during the festivals you see everyone running around in them. So I thought it would be interesting to use other outfits and armours to create unique seasonal outfits. Hope you like them!

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Weekly Outfit #16

This week’s Weekly Outfit is courtesy of Farwing of Windfola with her hobbit warden, Pipwen!

The outfit is comprized of:

  • Warden’s Backpack, dyed Purple
  • Fine Waistcoat, dyed Evendim Blue

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Cremello/PAX East Steed

Logged in after the patch and got my Cremello Horse. Here’s a video of it!

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Weekly Lore #6 — On Bandobras (Bullroarer) Took

Bandobras Took, known as the Bullroarer, was a hobbit famous for his size and skill in combat. He was 4’5″ tall (or roughly 1.35 meters). Due to his height he was able to ride a horse, unlike most hobbits who could only manage ponies. During his life, he was the tallest hobbit in history, but would eventually be passed by two other hobbits during the War of the Ring.

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