Playable during the site phase on an untapped character at Bag End. Tap the character. No marshalling points are received until this card is stored at Barad-dûr during his organization phase. Only the first News of the Shire stored is worth 3 marshalling points, all others are only worth 1 marshalling point each. If stored, The Shire becomes a Border-land [b], and Bag End becomes a Border-hold [B].