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Today the folks at Lord of the Rings Online take a look at Shire history and the legend of Bandobras Took and his battle with the great goblin-king Golfimbul.
Today the Shire is a peaceful little country, generally free from the strife and turmoil of the outside world, but it was not always so. There was a time when goblins from Mount Gram, led by the great goblin-king Golfimbul, marched west across Eriador until they reached the Shire. The hobbits met Golfimbul’s army upon the Greenfields, where Bandobras Took, called the Bullroarer, slew the goblin-king by beheading him with a mighty club-stroke. In so doing, he invented a new game, called “golf.”
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