Bobbins – Small hard working folk that enjoy eating around well lit fires, adventures, stories and well more eating. It is said that many Bobbins leave the shire only to have stories to out due the other Bobbins, for stories are a sign of status to the Bobbin. True or other wise.
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Bobbins are small courageous creatures who love food, drink song and community.
Lineage is very important to them and most Bobbins can trace their roots all the way to the progenitor of their line. It is said that most cooking techniques were invented by the Bobbins such as cheese making, cooking by a fire, fermentation and canning. Ask any Bobbin and they will tell you this is true.
Bobbins measure their life in 4 stages Bippin, Baffin, Boffin and Boggan. Biffins are young Bobbins from the ages of 1-12, It is this time they spend learning to work on their parents farm or in a shop and enjoying young life at the Shire. Baffin is the time the Bobbins enter their apprenticeships and learn their trades which happens at the ages of 12-25. Boffin is the time of exploration, during this time most Bobbins travel the world to gain stories and learn techniques from other cultures that will help them excel in their trade. It is a time to experience life outside of the shire and at around the age of 25-50 every Bobbin is hit with a Wanderlust of some kind they must fulfill. Sometimes this Wanderlust can be unlocking their own potential within the community by experimenting with wild techniques of their trade. But for most Bobbins this is a thirst for adventure and far lands. The last stage a Bobbin comes to is a Boggan, it is around this time that most Bobbins get married buy farms of their own and settle down.
Bobbins pride themselves on their ability to work hard and play hard. They call this the timzy (the scale of happiness): be proud at what you do, become great at it and reap the profits, for what is the use of hard work if you cannot enjoy your earnings? Bobbins will often work all day and party for most of the night, only getting a small bit of sleep. Over the years they have become accustomed to this lifestyle and have the Saturday of every week dedicated to relaxing as well as the whole month of December set aside for rest.
Bobbins love stories and gain prestige between one another on who has the best story to tell. These stories may not always be true but if they are entertaining that’s what counts. They call the act of telling a boastful tale a Hubble. During a Hubble it is custom for other Bobbins to try to mess up the tale by sighting facts or statements that would otherwise debunk this grand tale with an act called an “upset” such as “ I was traveling in the great river located in the south of Yomi last April” another bobbin will retort “No you weren’t I heard you were traveling to Draioch to trade leather!” At this point it is up to the storyteller to defend his story “I was on my way to Draioch that is true but while I was there I ran into a Djinn Friend on their way to Yomi who asked me if I would accompany them” This act of recovery is called “upkeep”. If the story fails and the Bobbin is proven wrong or trips on their words the story is referred to a Hubblebaloo and everyone in the Inn points at them and yells Hubblebaloo! At this point they may buy the next round of drinks for everyone at the bar, or enact in a dare chosen by the one who “Upset” them. If they successfully finish a story then they will drink on the house for the remainder of the evening, if they are not at an inn they may choose to create a dare for each person who tried to upset them.