Dressing up for Harvestmath: the Evil Bear of Bindbole Wood

It is said, in scary tales for hobbit children that in the peaceful woods of Bindbole near Hobbiton, when the cold Fall season starts and leaves turn brown, creatures and trees go to sleep, the bees too take their rest, beehives running dry of honey to great shame of not only hobbits but the bears that live secluded in the woods

One particularly vicious bear, quick to anger and ever hungry for honey no matter the season, elderly hobbits call the Evil Bear of Bindbole Wood. It is said that his roar can be heard from Overhill to Long Cleeve up north and Sackville down south. Day and night he prowls for beehives and if he doesn’t find any, he will even try to get inside hobbit holes and steal all the honey jars around, and sweets and biscuits and cakes! Little hobbits should stay in their rooms and hide all their sweets if they do not want the Evil Bear to find them!

Obviously there is no Evil Bear in the books, but I thought to make up this silly little tale to go with this year’s “Halloween” costume. In game, Halloween is mixed up with Harvestmath festival. We do not know yet if there will be new rewards or rehashed as it’s been the case lately, but the Harvestmath festival is a fun thing to do regardless of rewards. I’ve been looking for a way to use this silly helm and lo, what better time than the spooky season? Also I’ve fallen in love with hobbit loremasters

head: Helm of the Vale, quest reward or barter reputation gear from vales of Anduin

shoulders: Fur Mantle, sienna dye, reward from yule festival

body: Scout’s weathered leather jacket, sienna dye, Dunland quest reward

hands: Strong gauntlets of Thorin’s memory, quest reward or reputation barter gear with Eryn Lasgalen and the Dale-lands

feet: Thick sabatons of Thorin’s strenght, quest reward or reputation barter gear with Eryn Lasgalen and the Dale-lands

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