Quest:Prologue: The Shire Unprotected
|Start Region||The Shire|
|Ends with||Barliman Butterbur|
|Ends at||The Prancing Pony|
|Quest Group||Epic - Vol. 1, Prologue|
|Quest Chain||Shire Epic Prologue|
| Prerequisite: completed the introduction quests.
Continues with Foreword: An Unwanted Guest -- Vol. I, Book 1
|Walkthrough & Notes|
'I do not know what fate has befallen my kindred, but I fear for them. I fear too for the continued safety of the Shire, for I am but one man and cannot stand alone against the dangers that even now crouch on the borders.
'I last received word that the Captain of my people is at The Prancing Pony, an inn of Bree. I would ask you to speak to him at once, and tell him what has happened here. He must know that Éogan is somewhere in the wild, and that the rest of our people may be in danger.
'Go, <name>. Travel east across the Brandywine River into Bree-land and find my chieftain. The man you wish to speak with is named Butterbur, the owner of the Prancing Pony. He will know my captain by the the name of Strider. Hurry, for the Shire may well be unprotected.'
The Ranger Halros is greatly concerned that he was unable to find any of his kindred to stand with you against the threat of Lubach and Éogan, and worries that something has happened to them.
The Man called Butterbur runs a tavern called the Prancing Pony in the town of Bree.
Halros has asked you to speak with a Man named Butterbur in order to discern the captain's whereabouts.