Quest:The Big Black Bear

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The Big Black Bear
Level 9
Type Solo
Starts with Hart Holeman
Starts at Overhill
Start Region The Shire
Map Ref [28.1S, 70.1W]
Ends with Hyacinth Took
Ends at Tuckborough
End Region The Shire
Map Ref [33.5S, 70.9W]
Quest Group The Shire
Quest Chain Lobelia's Fireworks
Quest Text

Bestowal dialogue

'This is my problem. There's a lot of bears in the north woods. Usually, I have no trouble with them. You just stay out of their way, and they'll stay out of yours, so to speak. But I have a big woodpile I've spent some time gathering, and a really big black bear has decided it's the perfect place for him and his kind to live.

'The big black bear is very dangerous, and I can't get near my wood-pile anymore. If you can help me out by getting rid of it so I can get at my wood, I'll be happy to make up a parcel of charcoal for your friend Hyacinth.

'My woodpile is almost due north of here, past the wall and a small logging camp. You'll probably find that black bear right on top of it.'


A big black bear has decided to make Hart Holeman's woodpile its home, causing Hart no end of trouble.

Objective 1

Hart Holeman's woodpile is to the north, beyond the wall and a small logging camp.

Hart Holeman is willing to provide the charcoal Hyacinth Took requested, but first he wants you to drive off a big black bear that has made his woodpile its home.

Hart Holeman: 'Please get rid of that big black bear! It's right by my wood pile, directly north of here, I expect!'
Defeated the Big Black-bear

Objective 2

Hart Holeman is at his home in the centre of Overhill.

Hart Holeman had asked you to deal with the big black bear that had taken up residence in his woodpile, while he put together a parcel of charcoal for Hyacinth Took. He will be pleased to learn that the bear will no longer trouble him.

Hart Holeman: 'You killed him? I don't generally hold with hunting our local bears just to be rid of them, but that big black bear was dangerous, let me tell you!
'Here, take this parcel of charcoal back to young Hyacinth, with my courtesy and respect.'
Collected the Charcoal

Objective 3

Hyacinth Took is in Tuckborough near the Great Smials.

While you were away, dealing with the big black bear at Hart Holeman's woodpile, Hart was busy putting together a parcel of charcoal for you to take back to Hyacinth Took.

Hart Holeman: 'You should bring the charcoal down to Hyacinth, now that you've got it. She lives in Tuckborough, east of the Great Smails, if I remember right.'
Hyacinth Took: 'Ah, this will do nicely. I hope old Hart didn't give you a difficult time?
'Well now, we should be about our next bit of business....'