The Horn-call of Buckland was used in times of danger. The words are "Awake! Fear! Fire! Foes! Awake!" Prior to the War of the Ring, the last time it was used was in the Fell Winter when white wolves invaded the Shire. It was used again when Black Riders attacked Crickhollow; Fredegar Bolger escaped the house before they arrived and when he reached the nearest house and the neighbors understood that enemies were present, they sounded the Horn-Call. Meriadoc Brandybuck also blows the Horn-call, using the Horn of Rohan, when he is rousing the hobbits of Bywater.