A TOR Guide to The Shire

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Re: A TOR Guide to The Shire and Bree-land

Post by Brandiwise » Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:52 am

This is great, thanks for signposting me to it. Just one minor typo noted under the entry for Bromdur who is identified as the Innkeeper for the "Prancy Pony"!

It's interesting to see the various names for Barliman Butterbur's father and grandfather! I saw a "Tom Butterbur" on another thread, now your Bromdur. Personally I am going for Barnabas Butterbur as his (I think) grandfather for my adventure given the timeline. I was looking through the Histories of Middle-Earth and Barnabas Butterbur was the original name for Barliman used by Tolkien in early drafts so it clearly has "JRRT approval"! I may 'borrow' Bromdur as his son (and thus father of Barliman) though if you don't mind!
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Re: A TOR Guide to The Shire and Bree-land

Post by Otaku-sempai » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:26 pm

Brandiwise wrote:It's interesting to see the various names for Barliman Butterbur's father and grandfather! I saw a "Tom Butterbur" on another thread, now your Bromdur. Personally I am going for Barnabas Butterbur as his (I think) grandfather for my adventure given the timeline. I was looking through the Histories of Middle-Earth and Barnabas Butterbur was the original name for Barliman used by Tolkien in early drafts so it clearly has "JRRT approval"! I may 'borrow' Bromdur as his son (and thus father of Barliman) though if you don't mind!
That's fine. I was just looking for a name that seemed to fit and that had Anglo-Saxon roots. And thanks for alerting me to the typo!
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Re: A TOR Guide to The Shire and Bree-land

Post by Otaku-sempai » Thu May 11, 2017 3:14 pm

I've edited the Fellowship phase Undertaking: Receive Title (Bounder) to include a note from the Clarifications and Amendments document about how a non-Hobbit might be awarded the honourary title of 'Bounder' and what it would mean for such an outsider.
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Re: A TOR Guide to The Shire and Bree-land

Post by Otaku-sempai » Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:54 am

I've edited this Guide, especially the section on Bree, to reflect information found in the Bree sourcebook PDF.
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Re: A TOR Guide to The Shire and Bree-land

Post by Otaku-sempai » Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:47 pm

In light of new information from the Bree PDF about opening sanctuaries, I have revised my entry about opening sanctuaries within the Shire.
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Re: A TOR Guide to The Shire

Post by Otaku-sempai » Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:49 pm

After due consideration, I've decided that the Bree PDF makes the Bree-land section of my guide redundant and I have deleted it.
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Re: A TOR Guide to The Shire

Post by Otaku-sempai » Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:45 pm

I've made a few more revisions, some of which give some background dates in King Elessar's New Reckoning. I've also added a little information concerning the Shire's neighbors and the roads.
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