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Feast Week, Day 6: The Feast of Tom Bombadil, Day 2 | LOTRO Edition

We decided to make things different this year and celebrate Frodo’s journey on The Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO). My little hobbit Pluma is going to guide you through Middle-earth admiring the beautifully made landscape of Standing Stone Games’ MMORPGTo read more about Feast Week, be sure to visit our information page.

The second supper in the house of Tom Bombadil and Goldberry comes after a rainy day, “Goldberry’s washing day.” Tom entertained his hobbit guests with long tales and songs. As the day waned, Goldberry rejoined them and called for food and drink.

Quickly he returned, bearing a large and laden tray. Then Tom and Goldberry set the table; and the hobbits sat half in wonder and half in laughter: so fair was the grace of Goldberry and so merry and odd the caperings of Tom. Yet in some fashion they seemed to weave a single dance, neither hindering the other, in and out of the room, and round about the table; and with great speed food and vessels and lights were set in order. The boards blazed with candles, white and yellow. Tom bowed to his guests. ‘Supper is ready,’ said Goldberry; and now the hobbits saw that she was clothed all in silver with a white girdle, and her shoes were like fishes’ mail. But Tom was all in clean blue, blue as rain-washed forget-me-nots, and he had green stockings.

It was a supper even better than before. The hobbits under the spell of Tom’s words may have missed one meal or many, but when the food was before them it seemed at least a week since they had eaten. They did not sing or even speak much for a while, and paid close attention to business. But after a time their hearts and spirit rose high again, and their voices rang out in mirth and laughter.

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