|Area:||The Delving Fields|
This is the chief township of the Shire, hosting the Mayoral Seat and several offices of the Mayor and the bounders; indeed by many hobbits considered to be the 'capital' of the Shire. For locals and strangers it provides an auction house, a training hall, vendors, and south of town a craft-fair coming second to none. Finally, Michel Delving is the proud host of the Mathom House which is the museum and mathom-store of the world.
Michel Delving has been the chief city for hundreds of years, embracing the Great East Road as it entered the Shire from the desolate western Far Downs, the city has indeed seen its fair share of strangers and queer folks coming and going. However, with the Downs Gate safely shut the hobbits seem to have forgotten all about the outside world and now spend their time gossiping and planning for the next breakfast, or remembering the one they just ate, unless shopping groceries.
Hence, this is a great place to explore for those who are new to the Middle-earth, whether hobbit or not. In Michel Delving the scariest that happens is somebody playing you a prank, or if you cannot find the others while playing hide and seek.
See also Civic Structures and Facilities below
- Auction House
- Barber - Tulip Chubb
- Bard - Gammer Took
- Clerk of Kinships - Peaseblossom Tunnely
- Notary - Wistan Whitfoot
- Outfitter - Buttercup Grubb
- Shire Reflecting Pool
- Vault-keeper - Osbert Fallohide
- Michel Delving's Craft-fair
- The Mathom House
- South Fields
|Treasure Camp||(Swift)||Ered Luin||Free||Treasure Hunt|
See "starting quests" and the locations for more quests
-  A True Friend to the Quick Post
-  Worries From Waymeet
-  Bundle for Waymeet
-  Hiders and Seekers
-  The Top Hiding-Place
-  Join the Bounders
-  Close Up Their Burrows
-  Spoiled Pie from Michel Delving
-  Bundle for Tuckborough
-  Refurbishing the Town Hole
-  Prologue (Hobbit): Flourdumpling's Stand
-  Crafting: Michel Delving's Youngest Seamstress - Scholar
-  Crafting: The Great Pie Crust Robbery - Cook
-  Crafting: Ned in a Pickle - Cook
-  Past the Post
-  A Route Over Yonder
-  The Book of Festival-law - Yuletide
-  Yule Be Sorry - Yuletide
-  A Hobbit's Home from Home - River Hobbit
-  Bundle for Michel Delving (from Little Delving)
-  Prologue (Hobbit): Mundo's Complaint
-  Bundle for Michel Delving (from Needlehole)
-  Prologue (Hobbit): The Quarry In Scary
-  Notice to the Postmaster
-  An Unthreadable Needle
-  Volume I, Book 14, Chapter 1: Many Provisions
-  Bingo Returns Home
- [...] Quest:Year 1 Travels: Towering Monuments - Anniversary
See "list of all NPCs" within Michel Delving and its locations
|Bert Bartleby||Bingo Badge Barterer|
|Iris Goodbody||Town Crier|
|Wenda Cranesbill||VIP Rewards|
|Drogo Whitfoot||Keeper of Gifts - Anniversaries|
|Ingwaldur||Games-master - Anniversaries|
|Festival Announcer||Stable-master - Events|
|Festival Horse to ...||Taste of Hobbiton - Festival|
Civic Structures and Facilities
Notice: Each location within this section individually lists quests, NPCs, and more, pertaining to it.
The Town Hole is the office of Mayor Will Whitfoot.
Here are the offices for the chief Shirriff, the Bounders, and the Quick Post mail service.
|Mayor Will Whitfoot||Mayor|
|Clem Underhill||Escrow Broker|
|Peaseblossom Tunnely||Clerk of Kinships|
|Second Shirriff Bodo Bunce||Bounder Recruiter|
The Shire Auction Hall is found at
The hall is located in the south-eastern part of the town, behind the outdoor market stalls. There visitors can buy and sell goods and equipment.
The Bird and Baby Inn
The Bird and Baby Inn is a lively tavern found at
The Bird and Baby is Michel Delving's major hub of social activity, and the largest tavern in the Shire. It also offers the services of a barber and healer. This is also the home of the Inn League and Friends of the league have access to a room where they may barter for faction items. And in a back-room are some members of "The Inklings literary discussion group".
Michel Delving's Craft-fair is found at
The craft-fair is located in the south-western part of the town, elevated above the market. Characters seeking crafting professions should speak with Blossom Proudfoot. East of the fair farmers will find the fertile soil of the South Fields. This is also the location of the Cook's Guild Hall.
- Oven, Forge, Workbench, Expert Cook, Vault-keeper
- Supplier, trainers, crafting and guild managers, quests
Cook's Guild Hall
- Reputation vendors
The Mathom House
The Mathom House is an interior and a landmark .
This is the Shire's museum of mathoms; anything that Hobbits had no immediate use for, but were unwilling to throw away, they called a mathom and often handed over to this house. This is also the home of the Mathom Society.
The Michel Delving Training Hall is found at
The hall is located in the south-western part of the town. Here skilled trainers from across Middle-earth offer and sell class specific quests and certain goods, recipes, and they repair worn equipment.
- Class-specific trainers, vendors and quests
The Michel Delving Vendor Hall is found at
The vendor hall is found in the southern part of the town. Here customers can purchase a wide variety of cosmetic items, weapons and armour.
- Outfitter, armour and weapon vendors
- 'Indeed, even in the hilly regions and the older villages, such as Hobbiton or Tuckborough, or in the chief township of the Shire, Michel Delving on the White Downs, there were now many houses of wood, brick, or stone...' — The Fellowship of the Ring, Prologue
- The name means "large excavation" denoting the many hobbit holes dug into the surrounding hills. 'Michel' being adjusted to English from 'micel' meaning 'large'.
Garden by the Bounder's Bounty Leaderboard
Smials under the Mathom House
Michel Delving Marketplace
Night sky over Michel Delving
Bingo Boffin's neighbourhood
Northern Approach to Michel Delving
Approach from the East
|Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of The Shire
|Areas:||Bindbole Wood • Bridgefields • The Delving Fields • Green Hill Country • Greenfields • The Hill • Hobbiton-Bywater • The Marish • North Bridgefields • Rushock Bog • Shire Homesteads • Tookland • The Yondershire*
* Requires Quest Pack: Yondershire
|Settlements:||Brockenborings • Budgeford • Bywater • Frogmorton • Hobbiton • Little Delving • Michel Delving • Needlehole • Overhill • Scary • Stock • Tuckborough • Waymeet • Woodhall|
|Landmarks:||Abandoned Elf-camp • Appledores • Bag End • Bamfurlong • Bear Dens • Bolestones • Brandywine Bridge • Bridgefields Wall • Bucklebury Ferry • Bullroarer • Bywater Bridge • Bywater Pool • Dora Brownlock's Farm • Downs Gate • The Frogmoors • Golfimbul's Hole • The Grange • The Great Willow • Lob's Grove • Longo Burrow's Farm • The Mathom House • Methel-stage • Michel Delving's Craft-fair • Narrowcleeve • Old Odo's Leaf-farm • Overhill Yards • The Party Tree • Pinglade • Puddifoot's Fields • The Quarry • The Rushock Gate • Sandson's Farm • Sandyman's Mill • The Scrag-dells • The Shire Race-track • Skirmish Camp • South Fields • Southfarthing Gate • Stocktower • Three Farthing Stone • Tom Cotton's Farm • Troll's Knoll • The Water • Wellbridge • Wolf Den • The Yale-height
Baranduin • Shirebourn
|Interiors:||Bag End • The Bird and Baby Inn • Boffin Manor • Brockenborings Watch Office • Cook's Guild Hall • Esilia's House • The Floating Log Inn • The Golden Perch • Great Smials • The Green Dragon • The Ivy Bush • The Mathom House • The Michel Delving Training Hall • The Michel Delving Vendor Hall • The Plough and Stars • The Quick Post • The Shire Auction Hall|
|Dungeons:||Gerebert Took's Home • Scary Quarry|
|Instances:||Skirmish: The Perfect Picnic • Trouble in Tuckborough / Quest: Greenfields Warren|