Characters of Middle-earth: Bill Ferny Known for his foul disposition, his rotten manners, and his ill treatment of both animals and people alike, Bill Ferny is considered the “bad apple” of Bree-town. His unsavoury reputation has caused many Bree-folk to shun him. Take a brief look at this scoundrel in this week’s content update! Read more in the newest Lorebook article! NPC: Bill Ferny Class: Unknown Location: 28.29S, 56.11W Every town has its ruffians and rogues – bad apples, so to say. Bree-town has more than its fair share, but none with more of an ill name than Bill Ferny. Bill is known for his foul disposition, his rotten manners, and his ill treatment of both animals and people alike. Some believe he even has ties to the bands of brigands roaming the countryside beyond the town… In recent days, unsavoury travellers have been seen passing in and out of Bill’s home, beyond the Woodworker’s Gate in Bree. He also takes long strolls outside the town walls late at night, with no word as to where he goes. His foul and secretive ways have caused the Bree-folk to shun him, leaving him free to do whatever mischief he desires. Readers of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings will recognize Ferny as the scoundrel who sells Bill the Pony to Strider and the hobbits before they leave Bree, and who consorts with Saruman’s brigands, helping them in their planned depredations in Bree-land and the Shire.