Post by Dragoneyes on Oct 22, 2004 10:33:19 GMT -5
Oranges, mainly found in the South, such as southern Gondor and Rohan, more abundant in places such as Harad though trees have been known to survive as far north as the south farthing of the Shire when kept indoors. While in the south the fruit is relatively abundant, in the Shire the fruit are delecacies and very expensive.
Yes, I made that up, I just wanted to get the thread going again.
Post by Dragoneyes on Nov 14, 2004 18:06:54 GMT -5
P is for Perian, another name for hobbits. Hobbits are also known as halflings, due to their short stature (around 3' 2", half the size of Numenorian men, hence the name halflings). Where hobbits originated exactly is unknown but by the end of the Third Age they were only found in the Shire, Buckland and the Bree area. Hobbits traditionally live in holes, however, by the end of the Third Age only the very rich and very poor actually did live in hobbit holes. The rest lived in small single-storey houses as similar to a hobbit hole as they could make it.
The hobbits acknowledge the King of the United Kingdoms of Arnor and Gondor as their liege but due to the prolonged absence of any such person, took to electing themselves a mayor, who traditionally resided in Michel Delving. The closest hobbits come to having a king would be The Took and Thain, who was in charge of any military proceedings and matters of protecting the Shire such as Bounders (hobbits employed in keeping foxes and other pests out of the Shire). Buckland, before the Fourth Age was separate from the Shire and governed by the head of the Brandybuck family. Very little is known about the leadership of Bree and the surrounding area.
Perian are naturally quiet and wary of men but in their own homes they are very talkative and friendly. They love children, the largest recorded brood being thirteen (of Samwise and Rose Gardner, formerly Gamgee). Very cheery and prone to gossiping, perian are also very fond of their food and drink. Inns are a common sight in the Shire and are very rarely empty in the evenings. Hobbits are renown for their ability to consume large amounts of food, with six meals a day being the norm (breakfast, second breakfast, elevenses, luncheon, tea, dinner). Some wonder how they find time for anything else.
Perian, hobbits, holbytla, halflings, whatever name you give them, are far and away the best inhabitant of Middle-earth.
Come on people! I'll finish the whole damn alphabet myself if I have to!
Elentari, as you may be able to see, I was not impressed with your description of hobbits and so decided to do one of my own ;D.