|“||There were also many families of hobbits in the Bree-land and they claimed to be the oldest settlement of Hobbits in the world, one that was founded long before even the Brandywine was crossed and the Shire colonized.||”|
–At the Sign of the Prancing Pony, The Lord of the Rings
Bree-hobbits are the 'little folk' that inhabit the peaceful villages of Bree-land. They can be pickpocketed to complete quests for ruffian spies. An example of a Bree-hobbit's name is Nora Gamwich, the Bree-hobbit (note that they have a chance to use a name used by their westward kin).
Killing a Bree-hobbit will award the achievement "Bree-hobbit Slayer".
Bree-hobbits spawn in small groups throughout Bree-land (above-ground), especially in their settlements (although they are less common than the big folk. They also spawn as couples (one male and one female) inside Bree-hobbit burrows and individually in inns.
Bree-hobbits largely behave like their kin in the Shire. They will generally wander around aimlessly and ignore friendly players or NPCs, unless of course the player talks to them. They will flee from ruffian brutes and most evil NPCs (as well as players with less than -100 alignment with Bree-land). As with most NPCs, Bree-hobbits will occasionally eat or drink, healing themselves in the process. They will also occasionally smoke a pipe.
- Short cuts make for long delays!
- Good day, Person.
- Good day!
- May the hair on your toes never fall out, Person!
- May the hair on your toes never fall out.
- The road goes ever on and on...
- Adventures? Nasty things, they are. Make you late for dinner.
- Is it time for second breakfast yet?
- Welcome to the Shire!
- Welcome to the Shire, Person!
- The only brew for the brave and true... comes from the Green Dragon!
- Where would we Hobbits be without pipe-weed?
- Don't you wish you lived in a Hobbit hole too?
- Hobbit holes! Warmth, good food, and comfort.
- It's a dangerous business, going out your front door.
- And how are you today, Person?
- The Sackville-Bagginses came for lunch yesterday. Now I can't find any of my plates, nor my mugs...
- Good day to you, Person! How are you doing?
- There's nothing quite like a pint of ale from the Green Dragon!
- Greetings, Person! I've seldom seen Big Folk like you around these parts!
- Welcome to the Shire, traveller from afar! What news do you bring from the wide world?
- I don't know what I'd do without a good leaf of Longbottom on a hot summer's day!
- I have relatives in Buckland. They're funny fellows...
- The market in Stock is a great place for food, drink and pipe-weed!
- Have you seen the frogs in the marshes around Frogmorton way?
- The Northern Moors are wild and windy, but full of fine inns with homely hearths.
- Have you any pipe-weed, Person?
- People tell of Elves in the woods near Willowbottom. I reckon it's just the Largefoot family!
- It's best to avoid Sarn Ford. That's where all the travelling folk meet, and some of them can be very queer!
- This here field is full of rabbits! Better get the little ones to chase them off!
- I don't want any adventures, thank you very much!
- My knowledge of potatoes is second to only the Gamgees!
- On a breezy day I like to lie beneath an oak tree and sleep. Like we hobbits should!
- Longbottom is the leaf of wonders! Is it not, Person?
- My flowerbeds could do with a good sprinkling!
- Hello, Person. Are you staying long?
- For a jolly day out I suggest Needlehole... or food!
- A fine meal is always the best option!
- Mmm, buttered potato and peas...
- I find farming to be a pleasant pastime! Have you tried it, Person?
- The finest pleasure is a meal well done. Do you know that feeling, Person?
- These Big Folk! They come over here and steal our farms. Keep the Shire for the Hobbits, that's what I say!
- Anyone for a third breakfast?
- Pipe-weed is good. Mushrooms are better!
- I am fond of mushrooms out of a field.
- Good plain food is the food for me.
- I go to bed late and get up late for breakfast. It's the only way to be!
- Gardening is a fine way to spend a day.
- A cup of tea for me!
- The parties in the Shire are the best you'll ever see. Food, drink and merriment!
- My relatives in Bree tell of strange goings-on...
- You're almost as tall as old Bullroarer was! Have you heard the tale of how he created the game of golf?
- They say the rich families keep treasure in their burrows. Chests packed with gold and silver... and jools!
- Strange folk have been seen in these parts, and you look like one of them.
- I hear you've been causing trouble round here.
- You look like a troublemaker!
- You look like a troublemaker, Person.
- Aren't you one of those strange folk I've heard talk of?
- Stay away from the Shire, Person.
- Stay out of the Shire!
- I shan't be lending you any of my pipe-weed!
- We don't take kindly to folk like you.
- You're not a nice fellow, Person.
- There's talk of strange folk round here. Might you be one of them?
- If you'll be begging my pardon, you make me feel uncomfortable.
- You're one for the Mewlips, Person!
- I knew you queer old Big Folk were trouble!
- We don't appreciate folk like you in the Shire.
- The Shire is no place for troublemakers like you!
- You'd better leave the Shire, Person, or I'll call the Shirriffs!
- I've seen strange folk lurking around these parts, and you remind me of one of them. I don't trust you.
- Get off my land!
- Get off my land, Person!
- My pitchfork is pointy enough to make you think twice about returning to the Shire!
- Don't try any of your Big Folk tricks on me!
- Don't try any of your Big Folk tricks on me, Person!
- May you never savour Longbottom Leaf again!
- I knew I couldn't trust you. Your feet are too small!
- The Shire has been peaceful for hundreds of years and I daresay you'll regret changing that!
- The Green Dragon will never serve you!
- Leave me in peace!
- Leave me in peace, Person!
- My cousin owns some very large dogs. You don't want to meet them, do you?
- Interrupter of the peace!
- Stop! Troublemaker!
- Old Bullroarer would knock you down a hole or two!
- Stay away from my potatoes!
- The Shirriffs will see to you, Person!
- The wolf that one hears is worse than the Orc that one fears. But get between a Hobbit and their peace...
- Only a fool would interrupt my mealtimes!
- Second breakfast would be too good for you, Person!
- Go back over the hedge!
- Strange folk meet strange ends!
- Don't make me fetch my scythe!
- Go back over the hedge, Person!
- You may be taller than me, Person. But you're greater in no other way!
- A troublemaker I see? The Shire only welcomes Hobbits! Begone!
- Folk like you should have been given a good drownding!
- You must be one of those ne'er-do-wells I keep hearing talk of!
- We in the Shire don't take kindly to ne'er-do-wells like you, Person.
- Back off!
- You're a ne'er-do-well if I ever saw one, Person.
- I don't want no trouble, Person!
- Now, now, let's not be having no trouble!
- I don't want no trouble with you, Person.
- I don't mean no harm, Person, but your kind aren't welcome here.
Any hobbit that gets drunk has a chance to use the following speechbank.
- The road goes ever on and on...
- Get off my ale!
- Ring ding diddle diddle I de oh ring di diddly I oh!
- Roll roll roll roll, roll-roll-rolling down the hole!
- Heave ho! Splash plump! Down they go, down they bump!
- But the only brew for the brave and true...
- Hey ho! To the bottle I go!
- I drink, therefore I am.
- Tippity tippity tap! Splish splash splosh!
- Fear! Fire! Foes!
- My ale! Mine!
- Do not turn me about so, Person. My stomach is not constant.
- Stop walking on the wall, Person! Ho! Ho!
- Here and there, ale is everywhere!
- I couldn't live without my ale!
- The ale is mine!
- Up and down and left and right, I will drink until the end of night!
- Teh to ti ti tum!
- Trolls have layers!
- More ale in my pail!
- These Orcs are crazy!
- Mushroom! Mushroom! Mushroom!
- Never fear quarrels, but seek hazardous adventure!
- He can be found in marsh, over hill, under tree, and where the water licks the land!
- I used to be an adventurer, just like you. Then I discovered ale!
- Help! Everything is square! How long have I been here? Am I going mad? Please help me, Person!
- Yo ho ho and a bottle of your finest ale!
- They see me! They see you! They see everything!
- Spring is coming, at least I think it is! What am I saying? More ale all round!
- A fine pail of ale is finer than a fresh quail of nail!
- Where is my Hobbit-hole?
- A song! A song!
- Sing, Person! Sing!
- My singing talent eclipses even that of the Elves!
- Give me a reason to fight and I shall drink ale!
- Hill. Tree. Lake. Another hill. Yellow!
- Praise be to the Great Lion!
- Not all those who wander are lost, Person!
- You're a little small for an Oliphaunt!
- Well, well, haven't you come a long way! I haven't seen you in years, Person!
The Children of the Bree-hobbits have speechbanks of their own.
- Is it time for second breakfast yet?
- Are you Gandalf?
- Would you like to stay for dinner?
- Mother says I can have a pipe when I'm older!
- I want to see Elves! Have you ever met Elves?
- Hello, Person!
- You're not a Hobbit, are you?
- Where do you live, Person?
- Will you teach me to blow smoke rings?
- Are you one of the Big Folk, Person?
- Do you have some tales you could tell me?
- Good day, Person!
- I can't wait to be older! I want to go on adventures! Just like that old Shire-hobbit Bilbo...
- I hear there are Elves in the Chetwood! Have you seen them?
- I don't like you. Go away.
- Mother told me not to talk to strange people like you.
- Go away, Person!
- You're a nasty person.
- You're scary.
- You're one of those Big Folk ruffians. Leave me alone!
- You better run or I'll call my father to get you!
- The Big Folk will take care of you!
- I won't talk with weird strangers!
- I don't like scary strangers!
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