Tolkien's Lost Dog
In Oatbarton, in the north of Evendim, there is a quest given by Ronald Dwale, to find his son’s toy, a small lead dog that was lost while the family was on a picnic.
If you’ve read an earlier blog, you’ll recognize the name of Ronald Dwale as one of four characters that appear in another quest at The Bird and Baby Inn, in Michel Delving. Ronald Dwale, who represents J.R.R.Tolkien, can be seen at the Inn with three npcs that represent the members of Tolkien’s literary discussion group, The Inklings, consisting of C.S. Lewis (Jack Lewisdown), Owen Barfield (Owen Farfield), and Charles Williams (Carlo Williams). You can read more about the Bird and Baby Inn Quest here.
The second quest, Lost Dog, is based upon a real life event that happened when Tolkien along with his family, wife Edith, and sons John, Michael, and Christopher, visited a seaside resort in Yorkshire, England, and Michael lost his favorite toy, a small black and white toy dog, on the beach.
Though they searched, the dog was never found. Tolkien wrote the novella Roverandom, as an adventure story about the dog, to console his son.
You can pick up the quest to find the toy dog from Dwale at (21.2s, 64.5w).
by Gabriele^ on 2015-11-05 04:02:29