Quest:Leaving is Not Easy

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Leaving is Not Easy
Level 12
Type Solo
Starts with Bingo Boffin
Starts at Boffin Manor
Start Region The Shire
Map Ref [33.0S, 75.1W]
Ends with Bingo Boffin
Ends at Budgeford
End Region The Shire
Map Ref [31.8S, 66.1W]
Quest Chain The Ballad of Bingo Boffin
Quest Text

Bestowal dialogue

'The day has finally arrived, <name>! My journey begins, and I want you to travel with me, if you do not object to the adventure! You are under no bound to go further with me than you will, and if you decide to take your leave at any point I will not judge nor think less of you for the decision... but I hope you will share in my journey, no matter the miles!

'Do you know something, my <race> friend? I though it would be more difficult to begin, but it seems that leaving is easy after all. I thought it would be more difficult to say goodbye to my home, but the idea of such an adventure fills my heart with excitement enough to propel my feet withour regret!

'I have studied the map a great deal and I believe we should leave Michel Delving by the eastern road, making for Waymeet and Tuckborough. Let us walk to the crossing of the ways, at the town of Waymeet, and then decide our next course.'

Background

Bingo is ready to finally depart upon his journey, and he wants you to accompany him as he travels.

Objective 1

Bingo has decided the first stop on his journey will be the meeting of the roads at Waymeet, east of Michel Delving.

Bingo Boffin: 'I have studied the map a great deal and I believe we should leave Michel Delving by the eastern road, making for Waymeet and Tuckborough. Let us walk to the crossing of the ways, at the town of Waymeet, and then decide our next course.'
Bingo Boffin: 'I think I forgot something, <name>. I have spent the last few minutes trying to decide what has been troubling me, and I think I have at last got it sorted. My walking-stick! I left it leaning against the side of my hobbit-hole, and did not pick it up when we departed!
'Would you mind running back to my hole and retrieving the walking-stick? I thought it was easy to leave, and easy it was! Easy to leave without my walking-stick, but I miss it already and cannot go much longer without it. I hope you do no think me a fool for leaving it, but leave it I did.
'I will continue on to Bywater while you fetch the walking-stick, so we do not slow the journey overmuch. I will meet you in the centre of Bywater in a short while!'

Objective 2

Bingo left his walking-stick leaning against the side of his hobbit-hole, and asked you to run back and retrieve it.

Bingo Boffin: 'Would you mind running back to my hole and retrieving the walking-stick? I thought it was easy to leave, and easy it was! Easy to leave without my walking-stick, but I miss it already and cannot go much longer without it. I hope you do no think me a fool for leaving it, but leave it I did.
'I will continue on to Bywater while you fetch the walking-stick, so we do not slow the journey overmuch. I will meet you in the centre of Bywater in a short while!'
This is Bingo's walking-stick, and should help him traverse the wild lands beyond the Shire... if he remembers to bring it with him

Objective 3

  • Find Bingo in Bywater and give him his walking-stick

Bingo said he would continue on to Bywater while you retrieved his walking-stick.

You retrieve Bingo's walking-stick, and should now bring it to him in Bywater
Nosey Bystander: 'Do you know anything about Mr. Bingo Boffin? My friends and I saw him around town, but he gave us the slip and went off somewhere! They say he is going on an adventure, which we find most peculiar!'
Bingo Boffin: 'I did not nip into the Green Dragon just for this ale, <name>, though it is quite good and you should try some. No, I was being followed about town by a number of nosey hobbits, and came in here to evade them. I think perhaps we two should leave quietly and slip through the swamps around Frogmorton so we can leave without being pestered.
'I will meet you in the Frogmoors!'

Objective 4

The swampy Frogmoors are east and north of Bywater.

Bingo suggested a sneaky detour into the Frogmoors to evade the nosey hobbits hounding his steps.

Bingo Boffin: 'I did not nip into the Green Dragon just for this ale, <name>, though it is quite good and you should try some. No, I was being followed about town by a number of nosey hobbits, and came in here to evade them. I think perhaps we two should leave quietly and slip through the swamps around Frogmorton so we can leave without being pestered.
'I will meet you in the Frogmoors!'
Bingo Boffin: Can you defeat some of the wild hill-toads in our way? Just enough for me to get back to the road? I would appreciate it ever so much!'

Objective 5

Bingo is terrified of frogs and toads, and has asked you to defeat enough of the wild hill-toads that plague the Frogmoors so he can return to the road.

Bingo Boffin: Can you defeat some of the wild hill-toads in our way? Just enough for me to get back to the road? I would appreciate it ever so much!'
Defeated wild hill-toads in the Frogmoors (4/4)

Objective 6

  • Talk to Bingo in the Frogmoors

When you last saw Bingo, he was paralyzed with fear in the western reaches of the Frogmoors.

Bingo Boffin: 'You are not going to believe this, <name>, but I have forgotten something else I wished to bring with me. I brought one of the satchels I intended to bring, but forgot the other! Can you run back to my home and retrieve it for me?
'I simply cannot do without this other satchel. Indeed, it containts almost the entire reason for my journey!
'You have defeated enough of the toads that I should be able to make it back to the road, and will continue the journey while you run back to get my other satchel. I will meet up with you on the outskirts of the town of Budgeford, if you find that agreeable!'

Objective 7

  • Return to Bingo's hobbit-hole and retrieve his other satchel

Bingo said he forgot his other satchel and asked you to return to his hobbit-hole to retrieve it.

Bingo Boffin: 'You are not going to believe this, <name>, but I have forgotten something else I wished to bring with me. I brought one of the satchels I intended to bring, but forgot the other! Can you run back to my home and retrieve it for me?
'I simply cannot do without this other satchel. Indeed, it containts almost the entire reason for my journey!'
It is a wonder that Bingo was able to condense his belongings into just a few satchels, but if he forgets to bring the satchels it does not matter

Objective 8

  • Find Bingo on the outskirts of Budgeford and give him his other satchel

Bingo said he would meet you on the outskirts of Budgeford once you retrieved the other satchel he accidentaly left behind.

You retrieve Bingo's other satchel, and should now bring it to him in Budgeford
Bingo Boffin: 'There you are, <name>! And you have retrieved the satchel I left behind! Thank you very much for this, my friend! Do you know why this satchel is so important for me to have? It is because this bag contains my parchment, quill, and several ink bottles. I intend to write about my journey, keeping a record of everything that happens to us on the way. I want to document my adventure so I will never forget!
'I thought it would be easy to leave my home, <name>. I told you as much when we departed Michel Delving, did I not? But it seems that some part of me has been dragging his feet: first I left my walking-stick, and then I developed a fear of toads I never had before, and then I discover my satchel and writing supplies were left behind. Like young Wilibald here, with the hole in his boat, I am finding it harder to leave home than I expected!
'But I will not give up as long as I have you nearby to encourage me, my friend! The journey awaits!'