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Region: Bree-land
Landmark(s): Buckland's Craft-faire
Brandy Hall
Buckland Faire
Buckland Gate
Old Forest Tunnel
Toad Marsh
Settlement(s): Crickhollow
Brandy Hills
Old Forest
Southern Bree-fields
Bridgefields - The Shire
The Marish - The Shire
Levels: Mainly 14 - 16
Resource tier: Journeyman

Buckland is an area within Bree-land in the south-western region.

Travelling to or from the Shire along the Great East Road one cannot miss Buckland just south of Brandywine Bridge's eastern abutment. In fact, this area stretches further north along the river up to the slopes of the Brandy Hills. However, the southernmost section is fenced off from Buckland proper, the area that continues all the way down towards Withywindle with the High Hay as its border.

This area is inhabited by hobbits and by many thought of as part of the Shire, if not for the River Brandywine. All around Buckland the settlers grew the High Hay, a large hedge, as protection; which they still maintain meticulously. They also guard the Old Forest Tunnel so that no strange creatures of the Old Forest should threaten the residents. The other two ways into Buckland are the northern Buckland Gate, or the Dock Master's service to Evendim locations. The Bucklebury Ferry is currently out of service.

The services of Buckland are found at or near the very small village named Crickhollow. A supplier and a provisioner are found at Buckland's Craft-faire, in the southern section.





Buckland Stables
Buckland Dock-Master
Buckland Gate



Destination Region Cost Prereqs
Adso's Camp Bree-land 1 Silver 
West Bree Bree-land 1 Silver 
Ered Luin
Duillond (Swift) Ered Luin 5 Silver  Min. Level: 35
Oatbarton (Swift) Evendim 5 Silver  20
The Shire
Brockenborings (Swift) The Shire 5 Silver  Min. Level: 20
Bullroarer's Way (Swift) The Shire 5 Silver  Min. Level: 20
Foxden Road (Swift) The Shire 5 Silver  Min. Level: 20
Gamwich (Swift) The Shire 5 Silver  Min. Level: 20
Hobbiton (Swift) The Shire 5 Silver  Min. Level: 20
Long Cleeve (Swift) The Shire 5 Silver  Min. Level: 20
Michel Delving (Swift) The Shire 5 Silver  Min. Level: 20
Needlehole (Swift) The Shire 5 Silver  Min. Level: 20
Nobottle (Swift) The Shire 5 Silver  Min. Level: 20
Stock (Swift) The Shire 5 Silver  Min. Level: 15
Stock The Shire 1 Silver 
Tighfield (Swift) The Shire 5 Silver  Min. Level: 20
Destination Region Cost Prerequisites
High King's Crossing (Swift) Evendim 25 Silver  Min. Level: 25
Tinnudir (Swift) Evendim 25 Silver  Min. Level: 25
Trader's Wharf (Swift) Evendim 25 Silver  Min. Level: 25


See "list of NPCs" within Buckland

NPC Function Coords
Sully Brandybuck Stable-master [32.9S, 61.8W]
Dinodas Boffin Quest [32.3S, 62.2W]
Esmeralda Boffin Quest [32.6S, 61.7W]
Fosco Boffin Quest [33.6S, 62.6W]
Lenglinn Quest [30.1S, 61.3W]
Mindambeth Barterer - Event [31.1S, 62.7W]
Argirion Quest - Event [31.1S, 62.7W]


See "starting quests" and the landmarks for more quests



The following creatures are found within the area:


Founded in III 2340
"Seven hundred and forty years after the founding of the Shire, Gorhendad Oldbuck crossed the Brandywine River from the Eastfarthing and started the building of Brandy Hall in Buck Hill, in a land hitherto unpopulated by hobbits. As Gorhendad's family grew, the Hall also expanded, and soon there was a flourishing community in the land between the River and the Old Forest.
"From that time, Buckland was ruled by the Brandybucks, as Gorhendad renamed his family, who were given the title 'Masters of Buckland'.
"The village of Bucklebury, lying close by Buck Hill, was considered Buckland's chief village, but the expanding population meant that many other villages soon grew up in the region, the largest of which were Newbury, Crickhollow and Standelf. The growing power of the Master of Buckland gained respect from those close by in the Eastfarthing, too; the lands of the Marish between Stock and Rushey also acknowledged themselves under the sway of Buck Hall.
"The Bucklanders soon found themselves threatened by the strange trees of the Forest, and so built a vast hedge, the High Hay, stretching twenty miles along the eastern border of their land. This was not the only danger to threaten Buckland - in III 2911, the year of the Fell Winter, the Brandywine froze and Buckland was invaded by white wolves.
"Buckland was also the childhood home of Frodo Baggins, who returned here on his journey to Rivendell in III 3018. He bought a house in Crickhollow, and claimed that he would be living there, but instead entered the Old Forest through the old Hay Gate, and left the easternmost of the Hobbit-lands.
"Although similar in many ways to other hobbits, the Bucklanders did have certain peculiarities. Due no doubt in part to the Fallohidish blood of the Brandybucks, the hobbits of Buckland were somewhat more adventurous than their cousins in the Shire (while still conservative by the measure of many other races in Middle-earth). They enjoyed boating, an activity frowned upon by Shire-hobbits, and some of them could even swim." — lorebook


Topographic Map of Buckland