Start: Adelard Took
'Oh dear! The ghost is still troubling my library. In fact, the moment I took a step in, it raised such a racket that it gave me a terrible fright! I'm so a-flutter that I don't think I will be able to eat supper.
'Wait! Food! Like most hobbits, the Old Took had an affection for his vittles, especially spiced boar-ribs. I admit, I have a fondness for them myself. Perhaps if we prepare a plate of ribs for him, we can appease his ghost.
With the ghost still troubling his library, Adelard has come up with another idea on how to appease the Old Took: food. The Old Took was known for his love of spiced boar ribs, and he thinks that if he presents a plate of the ribs to the ghost in the library, he will return to his rest.
1. Edilina Proudfoot's hole is east of the Great Smials.
Adelard sent you to ask his niece, Edilina Proudfoot, to prepare a plate of spiced boar ribs to appease the ghost of the Old Took, but warned you not to tell her the reason. He does not want to start a panic.
2. Boars can be found in the hills east of Tuckborough. Edelina Proudfoot's home is just east of Tuckborough.
Edilina Proudfoot said she could make the spiced boar-ribs that Adelard wants to appease the ghost of the Old Took, but lacks the actual ribs. She asked you to bring her some ribs from the boars in the hills beyond Tuckborough.
3. Adelard Took is waiting at the Great Smials in Tuckborough.
After gathering the ribs Edilina Proudfoot needed, she cooked up a plate of spiced boar-ribs for you to give to Adelard Took. You should bring them to Adelard, so he can use them to try and appease the Old Took's ghost.
The boars are very close to Edilina. In the same area you can find the Field Stones.