The Party Tree

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The Party Tree
Type: Festival Area
Region: The Shire
Area: The Hill
Location: [29.9S, 71.5W]
The Party Tree.jpg


The Party Tree is a point of interest within the Hill, in the Shire. [29.9S, 71.5W]

The tree is the centre piece of the Party Field in Hobbiton proper and it is a gathering site for all the Shire, where Hobbits celebrate festivals and important birthdays. At all times Opal Goodbody can be found preparing delicacies for upcoming celebrations at the nearby ovens. A Party Planner and labourers can also be found preparing for the next party.

Travelling

The Party Tree Stage
Hobbits enjoying the festivities
Ovens at the Party Tree

Quests

Starting:

Festival Quests

Involving:

Festival Quests

Deeds

These deeds can be advanced by visiting he Party Tree:

NPCs

Year-around Staff

NPC Function Coords
HobbitF.png Opal Goodbody Quest [29.6S, 71.6W]
Becka Burdock small.png Becka Burdock Token Exchange [29.9S, 71.6W]
HobbitM.png Labourers
Hobbit.png Party Planner

Festival NPCs

Staff
NPC Function Coords
HobbitM.png Ailward Chubb Inn League Member [29.9S, 71.6W]
Dwarf.png Ale Ass. Tavern Keep Ale Association Tavern Keep [30.0S, 71.6W]
HumanF.png Amabel Redfern Travelling Farmer [29.9S, 71.7W]
HobbitF.png Caltha Tunnelly Farmers Faire Rewards Vendor [29.8S, 71.6W]
HobbitF.png Campanula Chubb Farmers Faire Coordinator [29.9S, 71.5W]
HobbitF.png Cora Brownlock Inn League Member [29.6S, 71.6W]
HobbitF.png Daisy Boffin Party Planner [29.9S, 71.6W]
HobbitM.png Dill Goodchild Summer Rewards Vendor [29.9S, 71.5W]
HobbitM.png Egbert Took Trickster [29.9S, 71.4W]
HobbitF.png Ernwyd Brandybuck Quartermaster [29.8S, 71.6W]
HobbitF.png Glad Goodbody Fireworks Vendor [29.8S, 71.6W]
HobbitF.png Heartsease Whitfoot Provisioner [29.9S, 71.6W]
HobbitM.png Inn League Tavern Keep Inn League Tavern Keep [30.0S, 71.6W]
HobbitM.png Oger Brockhouse Dance Leader [29.8S, 71.5W]
Dwarf.png Ráthgeir Ale Association Member [29.7S, 71.5W]
HobbitF.png Rosa Hornblower Fall Festival Trader [29.8S, 71.6W]
HobbitM.png Samfast Longburrow Brew-master [29.9S, 71.5W]
HobbitF.png Sarabeth Gardner Spring Rewards Vendor [29.9S, 71.6W]
HobbitM.png Sawlo Puddifoot Games-master [30.0S, 71.6W]
HobbitM.png Turbert Took Pipeweed Vendor [30.0S, 71.6W]
Dwarf.png Vault Quartermaster Seasonal Instance Barterer [30.0S, 71.6W]
HobbitF.png Verbena Greenhand Festivity Token Vendor [30.0S, 71.6W]
Others
NPC Function Coords
HobbitM.png Adalgrim Goodbody Quest [29.6S, 71.6W]
HobbitM.png Baldo Mudfoot Quest [29.9S, 71.5W]
HobbitM.png Billard Pott Quest [29.9S, 71.5W]
HobbitF.png Foxglove Tunnelly Quest [30.0S, 71.6W]
HobbitM.png Holfast Burrows Quest [29.6S, 71.6W]
HobbitF.png Lila Roper Quest [29.8S, 71.5W]
HobbitF.png May Gamgee Quest [29.6S, 71.6W]
HobbitF.png Melilot Hayward Quest [29.9S, 71.5W]
HobbitM.png Ned Longbottom Quest [29.9S, 71.5W]
HobbitF.png Odilia Rumble Quest [29.9S, 71.5W]
HobbitM.png Polo Puddifoot Quest [29.6S, 71.5W]
HobbitF.png Poppy Cotton Quest [29.6S, 71.6W]
HobbitF.png Sorrel North-took Quest [29.8S, 71.5W]
HobbitF.png Tansy Tighfield Quest [29.8S, 71.4W]
HobbitM.png Waldo Rumble Quest [29.9S, 71.5W]


Lore

"This enormous tree has long been known as a place where festive occasions can be celebrated by the Hobbits of the Shire. Standing on the outskirts of Hobbiton proper it can be seen for quite some ways, and during festivities it is often hung with dozens of bright streamers and lanterns providing a cheery atmosphere for most any events." — Deed text


On 22 September, III 3001, the famous Birthday Party for Bilbo Baggins' 111th and Frodo Baggins' 33rd birthdays was held at the Party Field. Bilbo's farewell speech was delivered under the Party Tree. — tuckborough.net


On SR 3 November 1419 when Samwise Gamgee returns to the Shire:
"As they crossed the bridge and looked up the Hill they gasped. Even Sam's vision in the Mirror had not prepared him for what they saw. ... "They've cut it down!" cried Sam. "They've cut down the Party Tree!" He pointed to where the tree had stood under which Bilbo had made his Farewell Speech. It was lying lopped and dead in the field. As if this was the last straw Sam burst into tears. ..."
"The little silver nut he planted in the Party Field where the tree had once been; and he wondered what would come of it. ... Spring surpassed his wildest hopes. ... In the Party Field a beautiful young sapling leaped up: it had silver bark and long leaves and burst into golden flowers in April. It was indeed a mallorn, and it was the wonder of the neighbourhood." — The Return of the King, by Tolkien

Festivals

During festivals, Hobbits from all over the Shire gather at the Party Tree and set up feasting tables, special games and activities to enjoy during the celebrations.

Dance Leader Oger Brockhouse teaches revellers to dance like a Hobbit and conducts a dancing challenge every 20 minutes. The Inn League member Ailward Chubb also conducts a drinking challenge at The Party Tree for revellers interested in becoming initiated into the league. Travelling Farmer Amabel Redfern visits the Party Field during seasonal festivals to plant and harvest special crops.

The Haunted Burrow

Only during the Harvest Festivals the Haunted Burrow is open for further excavations and treasure hunting.