The Discerning Crafter : The
Shire Resource Gathering
The Shire is a rich area to get most of the resources of tiers 1 and
2. While tier 2 items are less common (being restricted to the
north eastern portion of the Shire), even in this care there are a lot
of resources to find. Surprisingly, most crops found growing on
their own in the Shire are away from the farming communities, most
commonly found in Woodhall, north of the Hill and Hobbiton. There
is one exception to resource gathering in the Shire, Scholar
Nodes. There are almost no scholar nodes at all in the entirety
of the shire. Really, it's the absolute worst I have seen among
the Shire, Ered Luin, Bree-Land and the Lone Lands.
There is a surprisingly large amount of ore found in the Shire, mainly
in Rushock Bog and the Greenfields. Some other areas have modest
amounts, but scattered and far in between. Rowan wood is very
common in the Shire, available almost everywhere but near Woodhall and
the southern roads of the Shire.
Overall, the Shire is one of the best low level areas to gather
resources, with moderate to large quantities of all the various
resources one could want. The only area that is truly resource
starved is the southern Shire, which should be avoided for resource
gathering at all costs.
Delving, Michel Delving and Waymeet
Hobbiton and The Hill
Stock and Woodhall
Little Delving, Michel Delving and
Waymeet: There is a small
amount of ore to be found on the edge of these areas between
Tuckborough, Rushock Bog to the north and Hobbiton. There is a
fair amount south near the housing area. You can find minute
amounts of green onions and blueberries near Waymeet and Little
Delving, again on the border areas. Small quantities of rowan
wood can be found in the outlying areas of this region. You can
get some light skins from wolves in this area too, especially near
Waymeet. There are no artifacts found in any of these areas.
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style="border: 2px solid ; width: 250px; height: 174px;" align="left"> style="font-weight: bold;">Needlehole:
Rushock Bog has an enormous amount of ore for some
reason. I believe it is the best place to harvest ore in the
Shire. It also has a moderate amount of Rowan wood
available. Not surprisingly, there are no crops found here, nor
do any of the beasts in the area drop skins. Needlehole has no
artifacts, as there are no ruins there or in Rushock Bog.
is just a poor resource gathering
area. There are some skins near the bears dens, but otherwise it
only has moderate amount of rowan wood, and almost no ore to speak
of. There are no crops near here, either. Finally, there
are no artifacts found in Tuckborough at all.
Bywater, Hobbiton and the Hill: Skins can be easily found west of
Hobbiton, at the wolf den, near Rushock Bog. There are almost no
crops to be found in this area, excepting a scattered amount of
strawberries. There are no close concentrations of rowan wood
here, but in the outlying areas here you can find a fair amount.
Ore (copper and tin) is found also in this region. Artifacts are
totally absent from these places.
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style="border: 2px solid ; width: 250px; height: 174px;" align="left"> style="font-weight: bold;">Overhill:
As to be expected, all the areas outside of Overhill have a
fair amount of rowan wood. Ore is not too much of a problem, most
of it found in the north west section of the region. Rhubarb,
honey, green onions, yarrow root and taters can be found in Bingbole
wood in abundance. Skins are plentiful, because of the many bears
here. Near the bear lairs there is a single artifact node
(shattered pitcher, tier 1).
Brockenborings and Scary:
Medium skins are found in abundance
here, from the bears and wolves presence. There is a lot of ore,
especially in the north east corner (beyond Halros the ranger, at
26.7S, 67.1W, in a secluded valley). Barrow iron and silver can
be found in the eastern sections of the Greenfields, and north of
Scary. There are green onions, strawberries, blueberries, rhubarb
and taters found in the Greenfields in moderate amounts and some south
of Scary. Ash can be found south of Scary in abundance, and
scattered throughout the Greenfields. South of Brockenborings there are
little if any of any sorts of resources aside from some small amount of
skins that can be collected from boars, and some modest amount of rowan
wood. Artifacts are completely absent from any portion of Scary,
Brockenborings or the Greenfields.
Budgeford and Frogmorton:
The shores on both sides of the water
between Bywater and Stock are fair to poor for crops and wood. It
can be found, but not in enough quantity to merit a special trip
there. There is a moderate amount of copper and tin found
here. Skins here are poor excepting the wolves lair east of
Budgeford, but you will need to deal with the elite warg there to get
them. The ruins east of Budgeford has a node or two (tier 1) but
otherwise this area doesn't have artifacts.
Bamfurlong, Stock and Woodhall:
There areas are poor for ore to
the extreme. A little copper and tin can be found near southern
Stock, but that is about it. There are almost no amounts of rowan
wood or crops here. This region is easily the worst for resource
gathering in all the Shire. You can get some very minor amounts
of skins, but even this resource is hard to find compared to other
areas. The only artifact node in this area is a single one at Old
Odo's Leaf Farm.
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