Project Leader: Brunokuz

Location: Combe.

Combe was a village that lay in a deep valley east of Staddle (which was on the eastern side of Bree-hill opposite of Bree). The village took its name from its location: combe is an old word for a valley, and the same element appears in ‘Deeping-coomb’, a valley in the White Mountains far to the south of the Bree-land. Combe was mostly populated by men.

Old English cumb means “hollow, valley”, cognate to Welsh cwm. Although the name is Old English, David Salo has suggested that it is intended to be a Celticism, like Bree, Archet and Chetwood.

Combe was also portrayed in LOTRO.
Combe is a busy village. Weary travelers can relax and drink in the “Comb and Wattle Inn”. The village is commanded by Constable Underhill.

The Combe and Wattle inn is a concept that is only portrayed in LOTRO.

Lizbeth Honeymeade is the proprietor of the Comb and Wattle Inn, selling various spirituous beverages, draughts, salves, and other consumables. Local ruffians can usually be seen patronizing the humble tavern.

The outlines are guidelines and will be changed.
-Orange: Smials
-Blue: Human Houses
-Pink: Hobbit Houses
-Red: Tavern
-Green: Constable House
-Grey Square: Hobbit house (special building perhaps)
-Grey circles: Market Stalls.
-Yellow: Privy
-Brown: Roads

Reference Imagery: I didn’t find a lot of images about combe as it isn’t a very “known” place. Most of the ideas for the style of Combe came from mixing the Staddle and Archet style. But, we used more warm colours like Yellows and ocre-browns, the reason behind that is because Combe should be a warm place where you can enjoy a drink in the Inn/Tavern. We will add Purple and Pink as the spot colour throughout the village. Yellow and purple are opposing colours on the colour wheel.

Also, we included the saddle stones under the men-houses, so it makes them larger, the Hobbit Houses will not have the stone but the first layer will consist of cobblestone, so you can see the difference between the two house-styles.