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Early on in "The Hobbit", Tolkien briefly mentions that, before she married Bungo Baggins, Bilbo's mother Belladonna Took would go on wild adventures with her two "remarkable" sisters.

I think that would be a prequel I'd be interested in seeing.

@nickwedig I mean, that sounds like a great prompt to start an RPG campaign too.

@Bad_Quail I'm unlikely to ever run or play an RPG campaign set in Middle Earth (I prefer a less defined setting). But if I did, this would be a strong contender for the job.

@nickwedig You could easily do it in a slightly different setting, too. I've been itching to play or run an 'everyone's a halfling, gnome, goblin, or dwarf' game for a bit, so the more specific prompt caught my attention.

@nickwedig It's one I'd be interested in writing, excepting that a) I'd be crucified by other Tolkien fans and b) copyright.

@JubalBarca @nickwedig Tolkien falls into the Public Domain in Canada in 2024 ...

... but only if they stop after just one, or two endings. ;)

@nickwedig I wonder if he ever wrote anything more about these adventures. This seems like the sort of thing that might have ended up in an appendix somewhere or in one of those collections of half-finished stories out there.

It might be. I don't know enough about Tolkien's more obscure works to say for sure that he didn't cover those adventures somewhere.

But I doubt it. Tolkien wasn't very good about remembering to give female characters any agency... Or even remembering to have female characters at all.