Stock

Project Application - Stock

Player Name - Natanyagrad

Rank - Builder

Lore -

“At that point [the road] bent left and went down into the lowlands of the Yale making for Stock; but a lane branched right, … to Woodhall.” The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 1, Ch 3, Three Is Company
“‘The Ferry is east from Woodhall; but the hard road curves away to the left… It goes round the north end of the Marish so as to strike the causeway from the Bridge above Stock.’” The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 1, Ch 4, A Short Cut to Mushrooms
“‘All right!’ said Pippin. ‘I will follow you… But … I had counted on passing the Golden Perch at Stock before sundown. The best beer in the Eastfarthing, or used to be: it is a long time since I tasted it.’” The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 1, Ch 4, A Short Cut to Mushrooms
“The Maggots, and the Puddifoots of Stock, and most of the inhabitants of the Marish, were house-dwellers…” The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 1, Ch 4, A Short Cut to Mushrooms
“The people in the Marish were friendly with the Bucklanders, and the authority of the Master of the Hall (as the head of the Brandybuck family was called) was still acknowledged by the farmers between Stock and Rushey.” The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 1, Ch 5, A Conspiracy Unmasked
In short - Stock is a town in the Eastfarthing near the Brandywine, between the great east road and the bucklebury ferry. It has an inn called the Golden Perch.

Plan -

Field Plan

Key -
Red = Hops
White = Ley
Green = Crops
Turquoise = Pasture/Meadow

Village Plan

Concepts -
Causeway


Housing: I went with a style similar to that of phe’s farm - i believe it is a perfect one for the Marish and we should also use it for Rushy. However, it is quite a “dirt or poor” look so I will use something slightly (although not quite the same) more like the housing in frogmorton for the town hall and the Golden Perch.
A thought: I would like to know if we are going to use Glove’s concepts for buckland on the map. I think this is an important point because the people of Rushy and Stock consider the Master of Buckland as their leader so it would be logical there was some influence on style. If we agree that we will use his style for Buckland, then I will include some buildings of that style in Stock.

Thanks for reading,
Comments and all input welcome,
-Natan