While she is sure Adamanda is away “pretending to be a Ranger” (her words!), Rosalinda suggests you ask some of the Hobbits in Long Cleave and Nobottle if they’ve seen her. These are:
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Why is Adamanda Called Diamond?
This is semi-researched guesswork. I think it’s a combination of “adamant” and “amanda”. Adamant, per Wikipedia, an archaic form of diamond. And that modern word is still derived from the Latin adamas.
Adamant is also an adjective meaning “an unwillingness to change what you stand for”(ref).
Amanda means “lovable” or “worthy of love” (though shouldn’t everyone be worthy of love?).
So Adamanda is a very cleverly-created name to mean someone who is lovable, a diamond in people’s eyes and unyielding in her views.
Ask the Hobbits
Adamanda? Oh, you mean Diamond! No, I am sorry. I have not seen her for a few hours. I have my hands full here.
Prunella is best known for being surrounded by sick, sad and hungry animals. And she has no one to help her care for them. Except you, of course. But that’s a different quest! “I have my hands full” is quite the understatement!
Adamanda? No, sorry. I have not seen my darling Diamond since second breakfast this morning.
I’m guessing Meregrot is the missing Hobbit’s grand-mother in this case. But Hobbit families can be large and complicated!
Diamond? She came by earlier today for a small meat pie, but I have not seen her for some while.
So the errant Hobbit needed a snack for the day/hour. Likely for while she’s “pretending to be a Ranger”!
Diamond? Oh yes, I saw her. She was hunting across the river, outside of town to the North.
When in doubt ask the Hobbit sat on a bridge between places. He looks like he’s idly fishing, but he likely knows who passed by and when, especially if it coincided with some snack or other.
Where is Diamond?
Adamanda North-took, aka Diamond can be found North-West of Nobottle around (26.2S, 77.8W). I will leave you to read what she says once you’ve found her. I don’t want to spoil her reaction!
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- +700 (The Yonder-Watch)
TL;DR Complete the Diamond Hunting Quest with Ease
Hopefully this brief guide on Diamond Hunting eased the pain of the cramped map areas for this quest. Maybe we can do what Hobbits in Michel Delving do – write a petition to LOTRO for a Zoomable world map? Until then, I’ll help you out where I can. Enjoy your time in Yondershire!