PIPPIN TOOK -- Billy Boyd
Pippin InfoPeregrin Took, born 2990 (1390 Shire Reckoning) youngest of four children and son of Paladin Took and Eglantine Banks, and a first cousin to Merry, as his father and Merry's mother were siblings. Together with Merry he joined Frodo and Sam on their venture to Rivendell where, despite already having fallen into more adventures than even most Tooks thought of, he also volunteered to the Fellowship. After being kidnapped by Orcs with Merry at Amon Hen, he and Merry escaped and met the Ents of Fanghorn Forest. Thereafter he and Merry both could tell of the destruction of Isengard by the Ents, and how they were waiting to present the ruins to Aragorn and King Theoden of Rohan. Pippin then went with Gandalf to Minas Tirith, where Pippin swore his sword and his services to Denethor II the Steward of Gondor, and was accepted as a soldier of the Tower Guard. He witnessed the siege of Minas Tirith and the madness of Denethor, and the splendid arrival of the Riders of Rohan upon the Pelannor Fields. He witnessed also the arrival of the black fleet up the Anduin, thus being how Aragorn brought the sundered Fellowship together at last, and also broke the siege upon the walled city. Then, still as a soldier of Gondor, Pippin rode with Aragorn's host to the final assault upon Mordor itself. There Pippin struck and slew a great Troll and was crushed beneath its falling weight, thinking himself killed. Yet Pippin survived quite handily, and saw the joy of Aragorn kinged and wed, and with his hobbit friends at last returned to the Shire. There, however, they found the final mischief Saruman's sly evil had done, and Pippin roused the Tooks, and they roused everyone else, and the Battle of Bywater was a victory for the hobbits. Thereafter Pippin married Diamond of Long Cleeve and had a son, Faramir, who would marry Sam's daughter Goldilocks Gardener. He also became Thain of Buckland in 1434, kept close ties with Gondor, and meanwhile compiled a great library chiefly directed to the histories of Gondor and ancient Númenor. In the 62nd year of the Fourth Age, (1484 Shire Reckoning) at age 102 he paid one last visit to Edoras to visit King Eomer of Rohan, before Eomer died. Thence he and Merry went to Gondor where they lived a few years. With Merry he was laid to rest with great honor in Rath Dínen. Upon Aragorn's death, it was said that the biers of both Pippin and Merry were brought to rest beside that of their beloved King.
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