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Great Place of the Tooks

The ancestral smials of the Tookland

A large and connected series of Hobbit-holes excavated into the hills above Tuckborough in the Tookland of the Shire. More usually known as Great Smials, this underground dwelling was begun by Isengrim Took II in the year he became the Shire's twenty-second Thain, and it remained the seat of the Took clan and the Thains from that time on. By the time of the War of the Ring the Great Place of the Tooks was more than three hundred years old.


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