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The Shire

The Shire is a region found within the land of Eriador.

The country of the Shire is a land of peace and pastoral beauty, where hobbits dwell in seclusion from the world at large.

In former times, Men were seldom seen there, though Dwarves often passed through the Shire as they travelled to the Blue Mountains from their lands in the East. More rarely still, Elves could sometimes be seen in the woods as they journeyed to Mithlond, the Grey Havens beyond the borders of the Shire, where they cross the Sea into the West.

Dark things seldom threatened the hills and meadows of the Shire. Largely this has been because hobbits are very good at keeping to their own business and not being noticed by others. But Little Folk would be aghast and unbelieving if they only knew the lengths to which Gandalf the Grey and the Rangers of the North have gone to ensure the country's peace. Now, though, even the Shire cannot escape the notice of the Shadow in the East.

Hills of the Shire



The Shire Locations

Locations found within the region of The Shire are listed below.

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The Delving Fields


Settlements-icon.png Settlements

Hobbiton


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Bywater Bridge


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The Green Dragon


Instances


Housing

Player housing in The Shire is located in the area of The Delving Fields, southern Shire. [36.5S, 73.2W].

The Shire Homesteads


Connected Locations

The Shire Quests

The Shire Quests

For more detail, see The Shire Quests
The Shire Quests(11 C, 144 P)

The Shire Deeds

Deed Type Virtue Experience Title LP Rep Faction Details
Deeds of the Shire Meta +2000 1,200 The Mathom Society Complete 2 meta deeds and 4 quest deeds
Explorer of the Shire Meta +2000 900 The Mathom Society Complete 2 explorer deeds
Slayer of the Shire Meta +2000 900 The Mathom Society Complete 6 slayer deeds in the Shire
The Farms of the Shire Explorer +2000 5 500 The Mathom Society Find the 6 farms across the Shire
The Sights of the Shire Explorer +2000 5 500 The Mathom Society Find 6 points of interest in the Shire
The Life of a Bounder Quest +2000 10 300 The Mathom Society Complete 15 quests in the Shire
The Life of a Bounder (Advanced) Quest +2000 10 500 The Mathom Society Complete 40 quests in the Shire
The Life of a Bounder (Final) Quest +4000 15 700 The Mathom Society Complete 75 quests in the Shire
No Place for Spoiled Pies Quest +2000 Pie-runner 5 700 The Mathom Society Complete spoiled pies questline
Restoring the Quick Post Quest +2000 of the Quick Post 5 700 The Mathom Society Complete postmaster questline
Shire Brew-master Quest +2000 Shire Brewmaster 5 700 The Mathom Society Assist the 5 Innkeepers
Brigand-slayer Slayer Bounders-friend 5 500 The Mathom Society Defeat 30 brigands in the Shire
Brigand-slayer (Advanced) Slayer +2000 10 700 The Mathom Society Defeat 60 brigands in The Shire
Goblin-slayer Slayer Protector of the Shire 5 500 The Mathom Society Defeat 30 goblins in The Shire
Goblin-slayer (Advanced) Slayer +2000 10 700 The Mathom Society Defeat 60 goblins in The Shire
Harvest-fly Slayer Slayer Crop-saviour 5 500 The Mathom Society Defeat 20 harvest-flies in The Shire
Harvest-fly Slayer (Advanced) Slayer +2000 10 700 The Mathom Society Defeat 40 harvest-flies in The Shire
Slug-slayer Slayer Slug-squasher 5 500 The Mathom Society Defeat 20 slugs in The Shire
Slug-slayer (Advanced) Slayer +2000 10 700 The Mathom Society Defeat 40 slugs in The Shire
Spider-slayer Slayer Spider-sting 5 500 The Mathom Society Defeat 20 spiders in The Shire
Spider-slayer (Advanced) Slayer +2000 10 700 The Mathom Society Defeat 40 spiders in The Shire
Wolf-slayer Slayer Fur-cutter 5 500 The Mathom Society Defeat 30 wolves in The Shire
Wolf-slayer (Advanced) Slayer +2000 10 700 The Mathom Society Defeat 60 wolves in The Shire
Totals: +36000 150 14,800 The Mathom Society
For more detail, see The Shire Deeds
The Shire Deeds(4 C, 1 P)

The Shire Titles

For all titles obtainable for this region, see The Shire Titles
The Shire Titles(4 C, 3 P)

The Shire Reputations



The Shire Creatures

The Shire Creatures(107 P, 1 F)

Named Creatures List

Each of these named creatures is the rare, signature, unique or named version for quests.

Creature Type
Big Tom Brigand
Bogbull Toad
Fibur Foul-heart Dwarf
Gib Hawthorn Brigand
Kranklúk Troll
Laugfût Warg
Lobelia the Toad Toad
Mangemaw Wolf
Murúk (The Shire) Orc
Grim Maw Wolf
Greenfields Queen Spider
Old Croaker Toad
Stone-troll Troll

Crafting

Crafting Tier(s):

Apprentice (T1): Copper Deposit, Rowan Branches, Light Hide, Shattered Pitcher
Journeyman (T2): Barrow-iron Deposit, Silver Deposit, Ash Branches, Medium Hide, Broken Urn

Crafting Location(s):

The Hill, Hobbiton-Bywater, The Marish, Rushock Bog
Tookland

Crafting Facilities:

Michel Delving's Craft-fair
All crafting areas contain facilities for all Professions except Farming.
All facilities qualify as both "standard" and "superior".

Lore

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In the year 1601 of the Third Age, the Fallohide brothers Marcho and Blanco lead a group of Hobbits west from Bree and crossed the Bridge of Stonebows (later known as the Brandywine Bridge) and settled in the empty land they found. This became year 1 of the Shire-reckoning. King Argeleb II, the tenth King of Arthedain and a direct ancestor of Aragorn, granted the Hobbits this unused land and thus it became The Shire.

In III 2340 Hobbits expanded the Shire to include also Buckland and Brandy Hall was founded, though Buckland was never considered part of "the four farthings of the Shire". Little is told about the history of the Shire, except for genealogical details about families, such as the Baggins, Brandybucks, Tooks, and many more. However...

On 22 September TA2890 Bilbo Baggins was born, and a few decades later his adventures would bring focus on the Shire. A fateful morning TA2941 an old bearded man with a blue pointed hat approached Bilbo and soon the Quest of Erebor begun, chiefly taking place in the far East. Eventually Bilbo brought back to Bag End treasures that greatly enriched hobbits all around the Shire, but one of the smaller items, a modest ring would also prove extremely hazardous, though not at once. In TA3001 Bilbo leaves the Shire and settles down in Rivendell, after giving the One Ring to Frodo.

In TA3017 Gollum (the former bearer of the One Ring) was released from Mordor, probably shortly after he had revealed "Baggins" and "Shire" to Sauron. The Shire was still innocently unaware that the Dark Lord soon would begin the War of the Ring and their farthings were at stake. In middle April TA3018 Gandalf tells Frodo about the One Ring and its powers and hazards, urging him to leave the Shire promptly, though Frodo hesitated, he was slow and it took him more than five months to set out. On September 23, the day after his fiftieth birthday, Frodo set out from Bag End with Sam and Pippin towards Crickhollow in Buckland (where Merry would join them on the quest). Already that night they found themselves pursued by the Black Riders, and in LOTRO that is the night a new hobbit character set foot upon the Shire.

Maps

Map of The Shire Map of The Shire Topography

The Shire detailed maps

Map of The Shire POIs Map of Shire Named Creatures Map of The Shire Artifacts

Gallery


Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of The Shire
Areas: Bindbole WoodBridgefieldsThe Delving FieldsGreen Hill CountryGreenfieldsThe HillHobbiton-BywaterThe MarishNorth BridgefieldsRushock BogShire HomesteadsTookland
Settlements: BrockenboringsBudgefordBywaterFrogmortonHobbitonLittle DelvingMichel DelvingNeedleholeOverhillScaryStockTuckboroughWaymeetWoodhall
Landmarks: Abandoned Elf-campAppledoresBag EndBamfurlongBear DensThe Bird and Baby InnBolestonesBrandywine BridgeBridgefields WallBucklebury FerryBywater BridgeDora Brownlock's FarmDowns GateThe FrogmoorsThe GrangeThe Great WillowGolfimbul's HoleLob's GroveLongo Burrow's FarmMathom-houseMethel-stageNarrowcleeveOld Odo's Leaf-farmOverhill YardsThe Party TreePingladePuddifoot's FieldsThe QuarryThe Rushock GateSandson's FarmSandyman's MillThe Scrag-dellsSkirmish CampSouth FieldsSouthfarthing GateStocktowerThree Farthing StoneTom Cotton's FarmTroll's KnollWellbridgeWolf DenThe Yale-height
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Instances:
Regions within the Land of Eriador
AngmarBree-landDunlandEnedwaithEred LuinEregionEttenmoorsEvendimForochelThe Lone-landsThe Misty MountainsThe North DownsThe ShireThe Trollshaws