On Merry Yule

Two weeks in Buckland as Bilbo and Frodo visit during Yule and attend the Wintermark celebration.

Takes place in late-December, 1389, and early January 1390 SR, during the Yule season. Contains a great deal of speculative information about Shire social structure, politics, and economic activity since Bilbo returned from his adventures.

Bilbo and Frodo are main characters. Brandybuck, Took, Bolger, and Burrows relatives show up, and many original characters (OCs), including Dalin, a Dwarf. Mature themes in almost every chapter, descriptions of sexual activity and violence in several chapters.

Not a cheerful feel-good holiday story in any way.

Chapter 1 Chapter count: 20 Word count: 162,780 Updated: 08/13/17

Story Chapters

# Title # Words Updated
1 Guests 6,474 04/01/17
2 On the King’s Road 9,615 04/12/17
3 Familiarity 8,443 04/16/17
4 Assumptions 7,089 04/26/17
5 Sensibility 8,851 04/30/17
6 Seduction 8,798 05/07/17
7 Blood and Bone 7,991 05/15/17
8 Affection 8,206 05/24/17
9 Enclosure 8,750 05/28/17
10 Hedge and Bridge 9,489 06/04/17
11 Preparations 6,403 06/11/17
12 The Blooding 7,201 06/17/17
13 Playing with Fire 7,658 06/25/17
14 Burning 6,420 07/02/17
15 Deceit 7,638 07/09/17
16 Sun-return 7,905 07/22/17
17 On Merry Yule 9,527 07/23/17
18 Shed 9,186 07/30/17
19 Home 8,603 08/06/17
20 Trade 8,533 08/13/17
Appx. Word Count 162,780