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November 20, 2005, 1:01 pm

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Farming Neighbourhood


The siege was bad, and with fire decimated a large part of a town. As life returned, several people returned to their roots and prospered.

The siege was bad, and with fire decimated a large part of a town. As life returned, the abandoned ruins were teared down, new laws against fire raised the taxes for most houses, depending on the number of their stories. A few Hobbits have returned to their roots (so to speak), and built their holes as in old times. Naturally good in agriculture, and close to a needy market, the business proved lucrative, and soon other farmers followed their example.

The neighbourhood is a sort of village inside of a town; however, due to many thieves and poor people nearby, fences are everywhere, and to have several guarding dogs is a must. The neighbours have seen little movement in the last few decades, so everybody knows everyone else. While generally friendly, ‘outsiders’ are instantly suspicious, and many tend to ask of one’s intents while here. In these parts, trespassing can’t be a mistake, so watch out where you tread.

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Voted KendraHeart
December 1, 2005, 0:25
Half point off because I hate Hobbits and Podlings. Other than that, it makes sense to have such a place. Just now that the seige is over, why are they still farming? Can it be that profitable?
December 1, 2005, 13:15
Good point that deserves a detail more: not only was a large part of the town decimated, but many people have died as well (and many have fled before the war, too). This made farming inside of the (formerly) crowded town really possible.

Farming close to a needy market is likely to be profitable, question is if there are not more profitable avenues to pursue. Once the city grows enough again, farms will surely give way to other enterprises...

...add plot hooks about conflicts of the farmers and wealthy merchants that want to start new business on their land.
Voted Pariah
December 23, 2005, 22:10
Its alright. Now Kendra, if you hate those poor hobbits so much why don't you go and do a remake of the race?

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To become a warrior in a tribe. -no food, drink, or sleep for 4 days and nights. -change into special clothes and painted enter hut -slices of skin carved from their chest and shoulders -wooden skewers through the bleeding flesh behind the chest muscles -stout thongs, secured to rafters were tied to skewers -hoisted from floor by these and weights were attached to their feet -twirled around till fell unconscious -when recovered from this, given a hatchet to cut off their little finger -ropes then tied to wrists and force to run in circle like a horse until he passed out -if survive all this he can return to his family in honor knowing he is now a warrior.

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