Great Smials

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Great Smials
Region: The Shire
Area: Tookland
Settlement: Tuckborough
Location: [33.6S, 71.1W]
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Great Smials is the home of the Took family in Tuckborough in Tookland. [33.6S, 71.1W]


Lore

The Great Smials, or the Great Place of the Tooks, were excavated in Tuckborough by Isengrim II, the tenth Thain of The Shire and grandfather of the famous Bandobras "Bullroarer" Took. A great family hole akin to the Brandybucks' Brandy Hall, the Great Smials are deep and many-tunnelled. They were not only designed to provide a home for many generations of Tooks, but also to defend against incursion in dark times.
When the Shire was invaded by Saruman's forces in III 3019 during the War of the Ring, the Took hobbits were able to defend themselves in the tunnels of the Great Smials at Tuckborough. Peregrin 'Pippin' Took became the 32nd Thain of the Shire upon the death of his father, Thain Paladin Took II, in year 13 of the Fourth Age. The Great Smials then became a repository for historical books and records, and would eventually contain the Thain's Book, the most complete record of the Hobbits' role in the War of the Ring.
Though the Shire has existed in peace and harmony for many long years, trouble stirs upon its borders, ever so slowly encroaching on the rustic lives of the hobbits who dwell there. Black Riders seeking a hobbit named Baggins have swept through the land, and ruffians in the employ of the mysterious brigand leader "Sharkey" begin to appear. Even some hobbits rally to Sharkey's cause in the name of bettering the Shire. The Great Smials may soon be forced to become a fortress; a bastion of war as the Shadow draws across Middle-earth.
While the Shire is only beginning to be touched by the turmoil beyond its borders, the Tooks of the Great Smials are among the staunchest and most adventurous of hobbits and stand against the threat of Sharkey's Men.


NPCs

Great Smials Entrance

HobbitM.png Adelard Took
HobbitF.png Pervinca Took
HobbitM.png Thain Paladin Took II
HobbitF.png Donnamira Took

Instances


Deeds

Quests

Great Smials Library
Starting
Involving


Map

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External References




Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of The Shire
Settlements: BrockenboringsBudgefordBywaterFrogmortonHobbitonLittle DelvingMichel DelvingNeedleholeOverhillScaryStockTuckboroughWaymeetWoodhall
Areas: Bindbole WoodBridgefieldsThe Delving FieldsGreen Hill CountryGreenfieldsThe HillHobbiton-BywaterThe MarishNorth BridgefieldsRushock BogShire HomesteadsTookland
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