The Shire RMB

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Founder: The Hidden Treasures of Delano Cave

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The Shire - Barley is used for brewing beer in the Northfarthing and the warm climate of the southern area is conducive to growing pipe-weed. Much of the rest of the land is devoted to the the cultivation of mushrooms, which, curiously enough, is a Hobbit delicacy.

Embassies: gondor, Mordor, Minas Tirith, Sauron, The Shadow of Mordor, Ivory Tower, Lothlorien, Middle Earth, and Umbar.

Tags: Independent, Casual, and Minuscule.

The Shire contains 4 nations.


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The Highest Average Tax Rates in The Shire

Although some nations have similar tax rates for all citizens and others tax the rich much more heavily than the poor, the following provides a rough guide to the most taxing governments.

As a region, The Shire is ranked 8,238th in the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.

#NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Republic of Adrian GeekyFather Knows Best State“Y ddraig goch yn amddiffyn”
2.The Hidden Treasures of Delano CaveCapitalizt“Beyond here be dragons”
3.The Matriarchy of Belladonna TookCapitalist Paradise“From across The Water”
4.The Mind Controling Dominion of The Puppet MastersCorporate Police State“We Pull Your Strings”

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Hungarian Mushroom Soup
Serves 4-6 Hobbits


50g butter
250g chopped onions
500g fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 teaspoons dill (fresh or dried)
1 tablespoon mild paprika powder
500ml vegetable stock
250ml milk
3 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon salt
ground black pepper to taste
2 teaspoons lemon juice
4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
125ml sour cream
Fresh parsley for decoration

Melt the butter in a large pot. Sauté the onions in the butter for about 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and sauté for 5 more minutes. Stir in the dill, paprika and vegetable stock. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.

In a separate small bowl, whisk the milk and flour together. Pour this into the soup and stir well to blend. Cover and simmer for 10 more minutes, stirring occasionally.

Stir in the salt, ground black pepper, lemon juice and parsley. Mix together and allow to heat through over low heat, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add sour cream and stir. Do not boil after this point. Serve hot, topped with some fresh chopped parsley.

Sounds lovely.

We Tooks have hunted the ferocious wild mushrooms in the four Farthings for many a year.

Be careful that you don't encounter the Lambton Worm.

I've only ever met Worms made of pyrotechnics. I wonder what a real Worm looks like.

I have no desire to find out.

You may have a point there. I don't want to become a scorched hobbit.

Marinated grilled portobello mushrooms

20 large mushroom caps
3 dl olive oil
4 tablespoons sesame oil
6 tablespoons soy sauce
4 tablespoons lemon juice
salt to taste

Mix the marinade and pour over mushrooms. Marinate for 1-2 hours. Grill mushrooms, briefly 6-10 minutes. Eat with freshly baked bread.

You could have a Worm breath on them for a second or two and get the same effect.

It would speed up the grilling.

I just wonder, if I invite people to 'Taste my delicious Worm Breath Mushrooms!' - will they, instead of eating them, pass the mushroom bowl around and around like a mathom?

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