The Lord of the Rings: Shadow of the East
Newly settled village along the southern reaches of the River Fayn, unusual primarily in its leadership. Gresham Shaper, a sculptor known as far afield as Fornost and Tharbad, is clanless and a bachelor, someone who, if not for his love of solitude, could be courtier to the Dúnedain nobility. Gresham gained the mayoralty of Wibbleham solely because the Harfoots settling here value his sophistication and honesty. He deals with Rivermen and Northmen canoeing up the Fayn to Axbridge, Gwathuirim foraging from Burh Sachem, and royal patrols passing over from Sarn Ford. The Harfoot clan leaders along the river distrust him, but often call upon him as an interpreter and go-between.
Happily, the troubles that much of the Shire is encountering with Men hostile to the Hobbits has not yet affected Wibbleham. There are a few Mannish families in the area and there’s been no trouble so far. No doubt this is partially due to the village’s relative proximity to Iach Sarn. The village had recently built a small inn, but it recently burned down after a “misunderstanding” with a pair of Dwarves.