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Postby Ravenwicke » Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:11 pm

Martin Ravenwicke was born in the Man-town of Dale during a relatively prosperous period in the towns history, following the slaying of Smaug the Golden and the subsequent Battle of the Five Armies. His father, Barind Ravenwicke, was descended from a long line of hunters and woodsmen from the Northlands. These skills were passed on to Martin from a very early age, and while he became a master of all that he was taught, in the area of archery he truly excelled.

He spent his youth hunting and trapping in the wilds around Lonely Mountain, which often brought him into contact with Dwarves. Martin developed something of a reputation with the Dwarves of Lonely Mountain during this period in his life, often joining scouting parties and twice rescuing lost contingents of Dwarves unfortunate enough to get caught in the sometimes-severe weather in the area. He is considered a Dwarf-Friend, sometimes referred to by the Dwarves as Khazad Giluk or "Dwarf of the Green."

As years went by Martin found himself in the wilds less often for the purposes hunting and trapping. Rather, the majority of his time was spent scouting for the Dwarves in the lands to the south, and around the borders of Mirkwood the Great to the west for movements of ever-increasing numbers of orcs, goblins, and other vile servants of The Enemy. Although many of the men of Dale refused to accept it, war was coming and the Dwarves knew it.

When Dale was finally attacked by an army of Easterlings sent by Sauron himself, the dwarves were prepared. Most of the townsfolk of Dale managed to escape the army, fleeing to the relative safety of Lonely Mountain through the Front Gate. Martin was scouting the enemies southern flank at the time of the attack, and was cut-off from Lonely Mountain. He was forced to flee and traveled to the ranger stronghold of Esteldin. It was here that he met a curious Hobbit named Boffo, who invited him to join the Servants of the Secret Fire, a group of like-minded heroes intent on bringing a final end to the Dark Lord's reign.
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Postby Gandalf'sMother » Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:36 am

An excellent story, Raven. I am glad to have had the honor of relieving your exile, through giving it purpose and focus through membership in these Servants! Now if you will excuse me, I must go stand on top of a hill for a while, and contemplate what to do next.
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Postby Gandalf'sMother » Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:19 pm

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Kigelia Fumblefoot

Kigelia (Sausage Tree) Fumblefoot is a very well-behaved hobbit lass just entering her 'tweens. As a child, she lived in a waggon in Waymeet with her parents, grandparents, sisters and brothers, aunts and uncles, cousins, and some old hobbit gentleman whom no one would claim, who liked to stick things in his nose.

The family waggon was quite versatile, and doubled as a sausage stand. Kigelia's gaffer (grandfather), Orville Fumblefoot, having fallen into one too many rivers, decided as a young hobbit to settle down and start a business. Needing a waggon to run it out of, the good hobbit married his wife, Perdita Bigpockets, of the Michel Delving Bigpockets. With the money in Perdita's pockets, Orville bought the waggon and all of its furnishings. Orville and Perdita parked on the corner in Waymeet, and began selling sausages to all and sundry.

Kigelia's father, Standford Fumblefoot, continued the family business, and has expanded to the point of adding sleeping cots in the back garden for all the family that doesn't fit in the waggon. Greatly appreciative of this move, the family grumbled about someday buying an actual hole or house to live in, but nothing came of the grumbles but an unexplained and sudden lack of sausage.

Kigelia was born in this friendly atmosphere, and named after the tree the family gets its sausage from. Orville insists he never named the tree, and therefore Kigelia should be named Wood, but her mother, the most excellent and well-bred Iris Haybank, refused to allow her daughter to be named Wood. When another squabble and sausage raid came from this unorthodox behaviour, the Fumblefoots stumbled their way into Hobbiton, to speak with Eliana Smartbritches, the local advice columnist, to see what she had to say.

Goodhobbit Smartbritches, being a very wise and learned hobbit, looked up "sausage tree" in her Orange Book of Obscure Names, and discovered the name Kigelia. To this, all agreed, and Kigelia Fumblefoot was an official member of the family.

Being one with this great history, and wishing to add her part to the familial sausage business, Kigelia could almost always be found standing at the sausage stand, eating sausage. Thus it was that she grew into a most lithesome and beautiful hobbit lass.

A dutiful daughter, Kigelia paid close attention to her lessons, and to the wisdom of her elders. It was in these lessons that she learned of the untoward disappearance of two Bagginses, a Gamgee, a Brandybuck, and a Took. As it was rumored that the Bagginses had dealings with dwarves, it was assumed that the missing hobbits ended up as meals for hungry and sausageless dwarves. Kigelia learned her lesson well, and always gives dwarves enough sausage that they shouldn't carry her off and eat her.

As she grew, Kigelia began hunting wild boars, bringing them back to the waggon to be turned into sausages. If said boars happened to be on some farmer's land, why, it mattered not to Kigelia. She would bravely kill the boar anyway, thereby saving the farmer of a dangerous, and delicious, animal. Realizing the farmers would want to recognize her for her kindness, Kigelia would often help herself to double handfuls of whatever crops were ripe.

The day finally came when Kigelia decided she didn't like sleeping in the backyard of a sausage stand, and she bought a small hole of her own. Moving her things from the backyard to the new hole took several hours, as Kigelia, living up to her family's legacy, fell into every body of water between Waymeet and Folkhop.

Having just entered her 'tweens, Kigelia is up for adventure (such as falling into bodies of water and travelling all the way to Bree to spend the night at the inn), and has joined the Servants of the Secret Fire. She hopes one day to find the Secret Fire and cook some Secret Sausage on it.
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