|Landmark(s):||Buckland's Craft-faire |
Old Forest Tunnel
Bridgefields - The Shire
The Marish - The Shire
|Levels:||Mainly 14 - 16|
Buckland is an area within Bree-land in the south-western region.
Travelling to or fro the Shire along the Great East Road one cannot miss Buckland just south of Brandywine Bridge's eastern abutment. In fact, this area stretches further north along the river until the slopes of the Brandy Hills. However, the southernmost section is fenced off from Buckland proper, the area that continues all the way down towards Withywindle with the High Hay as its border.
This area is inhabited by hobbits and by many thought to as part of the Shire, if not for the River Brandywine. All around Buckland the settlers grew the High Hay, a large hedge, as protection; they still maintain it meticulously, and they guard the Old Forest Tunnel so that no strange creatures of the Old Forest should threaten the residents. The other two ways into Buckland is the northern Buckland Gate, or to swim the river as Bucklebury Ferry is out of traffic.
The services of Buckland are found at or near the very small village named Crickhollow. A supplier and a provisioner are found at Buckland's Craft-faire, in the southern section.
|Duillond||(Swift)||Ered Luin||5||Min. Level: 35|
|Brockenborings||(Swift)||The Shire||5||Min. Level: 20|
|Bullroarer's Way||(Swift)||The Shire||5||Min. Level: 20|
|Foxden Road||(Swift)||The Shire||5||Min. Level: 20|
|Gamwich||(Swift)||The Shire||5||Min. Level: 20|
|Hobbiton||(Swift)||The Shire||5||Min. Level: 20|
|Long Cleeve||(Swift)||The Shire||5||Min. Level: 20|
|Michel Delving||(Swift)||The Shire||5||Min. Level: 20|
|Needlehole||(Swift)||The Shire||5||Min. Level: 20|
|Nobottle||(Swift)||The Shire||5||Min. Level: 20|
|Stock||(Swift)||The Shire||5||Min. Level: 15|
|Tighfield||(Swift)||The Shire||5||Min. Level: 20|
|High King's Crossing||(Swift)||Evendim||25||Min. Level: 25|
|Tinnudir||(Swift)||Evendim||25||Min. Level: 25|
|Trader's Wharf||(Swift)||Evendim||25||Min. Level: 25|
See "list of NPCs" within Buckland
|Sully Brandybuck||Stable-master||[32.9S, 61.8W]|
|Dinodas Boffin||Quest||[32.3S, 62.2W]|
|Esmeralda Boffin||Quest||[32.6S, 61.7W]|
|Fosco Boffin||Quest||[33.6S, 62.6W]|
|Mindambeth||Barterer - Event||[31.1S, 62.7W]|
|Argirion||Quest - Event||[31.1S, 62.7W]|
See "starting quests" and the landmarks for more quests
-  Vol. I, Book 1, Chapter 6: In the Black Riders' Wake
-  Vol. I, Book 1, Chapter 7: Horn-call of Buckland
- [...] The Tale of the Shipwrecked Mariners - Pirate Day
The following creatures are found within the area:
- Angry Splintertusk
- Bear Yearling
- Burrowing River-toad
- Dusk-wolf Tracker
- Foraging Bear
- Foul Field-slug
- Large River-toad
- Maddened Dusk-wolf
- Rabid Splintertusk
- Slimy River-slug
- Slimy River-toad
- Founded in III 2340
- "Seven hundred and forty years after the founding of the Shire, Gorhendad Oldbuck crossed the Brandywine River from the Eastfarthing and started the building of Brandy Hall in Buck Hill, in a land hitherto unpopulated by hobbits. As Gorhendad's family grew, the Hall also expanded, and soon there was a flourishing community in the land between the River and the Old Forest.
- "From that time, Buckland was ruled by the Brandybucks, as Gorhendad renamed his family, who were given the title 'Masters of Buckland'.
- "The village of Bucklebury, lying close by Buck Hill, was considered Buckland's chief village, but the expanding population meant that many other villages soon grew up in the region, the largest of which were Newbury, Crickhollow and Standelf. The growing power of the Master of Buckland gained respect from those close by in the Eastfarthing, too; the lands of the Marish between Stock and Rushey also acknowledged themselves under the sway of Buck Hall.
- "The Bucklanders soon found themselves threatened by the strange trees of the Forest, and so built a vast hedge, the High Hay, stretching twenty miles along the eastern border of their land. This was not the only danger to threaten Buckland - in III 2911, the year of the Fell Winter, the Brandywine froze and Buckland was invaded by white wolves.
- "Buckland was also the childhood home of Frodo Baggins, who returned here on his journey to Rivendell in III 3018. He bought a house in Crickhollow, and claimed that he would be living there, but instead entered the Old Forest through the old Hay Gate, and left the easternmost of the Hobbit-lands.
- "Although similar in many ways to other hobbits, the Bucklanders did have certain peculiarities. Due no doubt in part to the Fallohidish blood of the Brandybucks, the hobbits of Buckland were somewhat more adventurous than their cousins in the Shire (while still conservative by the measure of many other races in Middle-earth). They enjoyed boating, an activity frowned upon by Shire-hobbits, and some of them could even swim." — lorebook
Fishing dock on the Brandywine
|Settlements and Landmarks of Buckland
|Landmarks:||Brandy Hall • Buckland Faire • Buckland Gate • Buckland's Craft-faire • Bucklebury Ferry • Newbury • Old Forest Tunnel • Toad Marsh|