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Weekly Lore #1 — On Shirriffs

Shirriffs are the closest one comes to policemen in the Shire. They had no uniforms aside from a feather in their caps, and acted under the command of the First Shirriff, who was also the Mayor of Michel Delving. As a general rule there were only twelve in the entire Shire, with three assigned to each Farthing. It wasn’t a particularly difficult job, described by one Shirriff as “walking round the country and seeing fol, and hearing the news, and knowing where the good beer was.” Their duties also occasionally included helping the Shirefolk with animals gone astray.