Exploring Middle-earth: Echad Candelleth Vanessa “Saffron” Price, Online Community Representative for Turbine, Inc. writes: When Barliman Butterbur gets busy, he relies on two hobbit assistants, Bob and Nob, to take care of guests at the Prancing Pony. Read about this merry pair, who help keep the Pony running smoothly for its absent-minded proprietor! Characters of Middle-earth: Bob and Nob