June 14, 2006
When the call to defend Middle Earth was given, none bothered to contact the Gourdsmen of Huntington Deep.
Gourdsmen were highly skilled craftsmen, but their usefulness on the battlefield was dubious at best. While their lightweight gourd armor allowed them to move quickly in combat zones, (especially in retreat), it unfortunately could barely withstand the attack of even the smallest of trolls armed with whiffle ball bats. Henceforth, Gourdsmen warriors tended to litter the battlefield and create a huge nuisance for all other warring parties.
They were, however, frequently contacted after the battle was over to host victory banquets, as they were quite good at kitchen activities and preparing elegant table decorations.