Three Farthing Stone

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Three Farthing Stone
Region: The Shire
Area: Hobbiton-Bywater
Location: [32.2S, 69.6W]
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Location

Three Farthing Stone is a landmark within Hobbiton-Bywater in the Shire. [32.2S, 69.6W]

This is a prominent road marker located south of Bywater on the Great East Road, marking the meeting point of three regions of the Shire: the Westfarthing, the Eastfarthing, and the Southfarthing. It is also said that the Three Farthing Stone marks a point near the centre of the Shire. Around the stone are signposts pointing to each of the three Farthings, and benches surrounding it for hobbits and weary travellers to sit.

During the Farmers Faire the locals have erected a large mushroom tent just east of the Three Farthing Stone. During this event this otherwise silent location lives up and many curious visitors travel the nearby crossroad.

Quests

Involving:

NPCs

HobbitM.png Townsperson
HobbitM.png Alric Hornblower - Lazy Vendor - Farmers Faire
HobbitM.png Farmer Maggot - Respected Farmer - Farmers Faire
HobbitM.png Hamfast Gamgee - Respected Gardener - Farmers Faire
HobbitM.png Tolman Cotton - Farmers Faire

Lore

After the War of the Ring (after the current Lotro era) Samwise Gamgee tossed the remaining soil of Lothlórien, given to him by Galadriel from her garden, into the air at the Three Farthing Stone while replanting the Shire to help repair damage done by "Sharkey" and his Men. And so...
"Altogether 1420 in the Shire was a marvellous year. Not only was there wonderful sunshine and delicious rain, in due times and perfect measure, but there seemed something more: an air of richness and growth (...) The fruit was so plentiful that young hobbits very nearly bathed in strawberries and cream" — The Return of the King

Quotes

Townsperson: "Yes, sir, this rock's been here since I was a boy, and it'll be here when we're all gone."
Townsperson: "That's the Three-Farthing Stone. It marks the boundary where three of the Four Farthings meet."
Townsperson: "You young folk ought to have more respect for historical places like the Three-Farthing Stone."
Townsperson: "If you stand on a bench and squint, you can almost see the Northfarthing from here, too!"

External References

Gallery

The large mushroom tent is found during the Farmers Faire Another view of the Three Farthing Stone



Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of The Shire
Settlements: BrockenboringsBudgefordBywaterFrogmortonHobbitonLittle DelvingMichel DelvingNeedleholeOverhillScaryStockTuckboroughWaymeetWoodhall
Areas: Bindbole WoodBridgefieldsThe Delving FieldsGreen Hill CountryGreenfieldsThe HillHobbiton-BywaterThe MarishNorth BridgefieldsRushock BogShire HomesteadsTookland
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