Quest:By Hook or by Crook
|Starts with||Lobelia Sackville-Baggins|
|Starts at||Bag End|
|Start Region||The Shire|
|Ends with||Thain Paladin Took II|
|Ends at||Great Smials|
|End Region||The Shire|
|Quest Group||The Shire|
|Quest Chain||Lobelia's Fireworks|
|Walkthrough & Notes|
'I must have those fireworks in time for my birthday party. One way or another, by hook or by crook, I will have them, I tell you!
'Ah! Hyacinth said her fireworks were stolen, didn't she? Well, then, the answer is simple. All you have to do is get them back from the thieves! Talk to Shirriff Smallburrow here in Hobbiton, and I'm sure he will set you right on the path if you can pull him away from his mug!
'After all, that is what Bounders and Shirriffs --or whatever you are -- are supposed to do, isn't it? Catch thieves and ruffians and recover stolen properties for upstanding citizens like myself? It certainly is! Now be off!'
Lobelia insists on fireworks for her birthday party. The only possible way to get them in time for her party is to recover the fireworks stolen from Hyacinth Took.
Shirriff Robin Smallburrow can be found inside the Ivy Bush in the centre of Hobbiton.
Since it will be three months before Hyacinth Took can have more fireworks ready for Lobelia Sackville-Baggins, a month too late for her party, Lobelia instructed you to speak with Robin Smallburrow about recovering Hyacinth's stolen fireworks.
The Thain can be found at the Great Smials in Tuckborough, south of Hobbiton.
Lobelia Sackville-Baggins sent you to speak with Robin Smallburrow about Hyacinth Took's stolen fireworks, but Shirriff Smallburrow told you the matter was outside of his jurisdiction. He suggested you speak with Paladin Took, Thain of the Shire.