Quest:Trouble in Tuckborough

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Trouble in Tuckborough
Level Scaling
Type Skirmish
Repeatable Yes
Quest Group Skirmish
Quest Text

Trouble in Tuckborough
"Brigands and goblins are laying siege to the Great Smials. Food supplies are low, and time is running short..."

Background

Tuckborough is the chief village of Tookland and home to the Thain of the Shire. Goblins and half-orcs seek to capture it in the name of Sharkey, the brigand chieftain troubling Bree-land and the Shire.

Objective 1

The first step to breaking the siege on the Great Smials is to reclaim the south and west sides of the hill.

Bounder says, "We are in a terrible plight! Sharkey's men have locked the Tooks up inside the Great Smials!"
Bounder says, "It is just before harvest, so the foodstocks are running low! Please, drive off the brigands and goblins!"
Bounder says, "I will see if there are any in the Shire who can aid us, but it will take time, do not wait for me. The Tooks depend on you!"
  • Free the southern hillside
The southern hillside has been cleared. The banner may be claimed for the Free Peoples
Freed the southern hillside
You have acquired Marks.
  • Free the western hillside
The western hillside has been cleared. The banner may be claimed for the Free Peoples
Freed the western hillside
You have acquired Marks.
Bounder says, "I shall help you defend the Smials!"
A counterattack has been launched against the western hillside
Bounder says, "You keep pressing around. We will get prepared from within."
The counterattack has been defeated. The western hillside is secure. It is safe to press on
  • Free the Hyacinth's entranceway
Hyacinth's entranceway has been cleared. The banner may be claimed for the Free Peoples
Freed Hyacinth's entranceway
You have acquired Marks.
Hyacinth Took says, "Oh please don't let them get me!"
Bounder says, "I shall help you defend the Smials!"
A counterattack has been launched against Hyacinth's entranceway
A counterattack has been launched against Hyacinth's entranceway
Bounder says, "You keep pressing around. We will get prepared from within."
Hyacinth Took says, "I will go alert the others. You keep pressing on!"
The counterattack has been defeated. Hyacinth's entranceway is secure. It is safe to press on
The western hillside has been secured. The gates to the eastern hillside have opened

Objective 2

With the south and west sides in your control, it is now time to break the enemy's hold on the eastern hillside.

  • Free the eastern hillside
The eastern hillside has been cleared. The banner may be claimed for the Free Peoples
Freed the eastern hillside
You have acquired Marks.
Bounder says, "I shall help you defend the Smials!"
A counterattack has been launched against the eastern hillside
Bounder says, "You keep pressing around. We will get prepared from within."
The counterattack has been defeated. The eastern hillside is secure. It is safe to press on
  • Free Edilina's entranceway
Edilina's entranceway has been cleared. The banner may be claimed for the Free Peoples
Freed Edilina's entranceway
You have acquired Marks.
Bounder says, "I shall help you defend the Smials!"
Edilina Proudfoot says, "Please save us!"
A counterattack has been launched against Edilina's entranceway
A counterattack has been launched against Edilina's entranceway
Bounder says, "You keep pressing around. We will get prepared from within."
Edilina Proudfoot says, "All this fuss and trouble. I am going back inside and not coming out until you have this taken care of."
The counterattack has been defeated. Edilina's entranceway is secure. It is safe to press on
The eastern hillside has been secured. The gate to the courtyard of the Great Smials has opened

Objective 3

The hillsides have been claimed for the Free Peoples. Now the courtyard has opened and may be assaulted.

  • Free the courtyard of the Great Smials
The courtyard of the Great Smials has been cleared. The banner may be claimed for the Free Peoples
You have acquired Marks.
With the courtyard in your control, the gates to the doorway of the Great Smials open. The half-orc leading the assault is angry

Objective 4

The courtyard has fallen. Now all that remains is to defeat the leader of the assault and break the siege.

  • Defeat the half-orc at the doorway to the Great Smials
Filzof says, "The Shire belong to Sharkey now. You best be leaving before you get hurt. Boys, get 'em!"
Filzof says, "I will make you regret ever coming here!"
Filzof says, "Death to those who oppose Sharkey!"
Filzof says, "The Shire will burn, you cannot stop it!"
Thain Paladin Took says, "Filzof has been defeated! Now, claim the banner, and the Great Smials will be ours once more!"
The Great Smials has been cleared. The banner may be claimed for the Free Peoples
Defenders surviving the skirmish have earned you bonus Marks.
You have acquired Marks.
The half-orc leading the assault has fallen. The remaining brigands and goblins are scattering. The Great Smials are safe
You have acquired Marks.
Thain Paladin Took says, "All within the Great Smials thank you greatly for your aid. The Took line will forever be in your debt."
Hyacinth Took says, "I must get back to my flowers and garden. They will require much work, but it is work I will gladly do."
Edilina Proudfoot says, "I think I might just have to name my next new pie creation after you!"
Bounder says, "There is much repair to do, but I would rather repair than rebuild."
Bounder says, "I would be honoured to call you a Bounder."
Bounder says, "All in the Shire owes you a great debt."
Bounder says, "Three cheers for our rescuers. Hip Hip!"

Optional Encounter 1

Stop Ghâshfog from digging into the Great Smials

Encounter: A cackle rolls across the Great Smials, 'I'll dig my way in and be eating hobbits for dinner!'
Encounter Complete: Ghâshfog has fallen to your mighty blow
You have acquired Marks.

Optional Encounter 2

Stop Murbarash from burning hobbit holes

Encounter: A laugh erupts, 'The Great Smials will burn!'
Encounter Complete: Murbarash has fallen to your mighty blow
You have acquired Marks.

Optional Encounter 3

Stop Fíthrokh from eating chickens

Encounter: A growl echoes from the west farms
Encounter Complete: Fíthrokh has fallen to your mighty blow
You have acquired Marks.

Optional Encounter 4

Defeat Oldroot at the Great Willow

Encounter: A faint chirp of sickle-flies comes from the Great Willow
Encounter Update: The bog-lurker stretches and awakens in anger
Encounter Complete: Oldroot has fallen to your mighty blow
You have acquired Marks.

Optional Encounter 5

Defeat Big Fright on the hillside

Encounter: A roar echoes from near the Great Willow
Encounter Complete: Big Fright falls to your mighty blow
You have acquired Marks.