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Pippin (Peregrin I) Took

Meaning: Peregrin: traveller

Other Names:
Pippin
Razanur Tûk
Ernil i Pheriannath
Master Halfling

Location(s):
Shire
Minas Tirith

Race/Species: Hobbit

Title(s):
The Took
Thain of the Shire
Counsellor of the North Kingdom

Dates:
born: III 2990
died: IV 70

Parents:
father: Paladin Took II, Thain of the Shire
mother: Eglantine Banks

Siblings:
Pearl
Pimpernel
Pervinca Took

Spouse:
Diamond of Long Cleeve

Children:
Faramir Took I, Thain of the Shire

Description:
"Pippin soon found himself arrayed in strange garments, all of black and silver. He had a small hauberk, its rings forged of steel, maybe, yet black as jet; and a high-crowned helm with small raven-wings on either side, set with a silver star in the centre of the circlet. Above the mail was a short surcoat of black, but broidered on the breast in silver with the token of the Tree. His old clothes were folded and put away, but he was permitted to keep the grey cloak of Lorien, though not to wear it when on duty. He looked now, had he known it, verily Ernil i Pheriannath, the Prince of the Halflings, that folk had called him; but he felt uncomfortable.?
Book 5, Ch 4, The Siege of Gondor, RoTK, LOTR

" 'It cannot be more than nine o'clock,' he thought. 'I could now eat three breakfasts on end.'

'Nine o'clock we'd call it in the Shire,' said Pippin aloud to himself. 'Just the time for a nice breakfast by the open window in spring sunshine. And how I should like breakfast! Do these people ever have it, or is it over? And when to they have dinner, and where?' "
Book 5, Ch 1, Minas Tirith, RoTK, LOTR

The original Red Book has not been preserved, but many copies were made.... The most important... is an exact copy in all details of the Thain's Book in Minas Tirith. That book was a copy, made at the request of King Elessar, of the Red Book of the Periannath, and was brought to him by the Thain Peregrin when he retired to Gondor in IV 64.

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Prologue, Note on the Shire Records

By the end of the first century of the Fourth Age there were already to be found in the Shire several libraries that contained many historical books and records. The largest of these collections were probably at Undertowers, at Great Smials, and at Brandy Hall. ...

Since Meriadoc and Peregrin became the heads of their great families, and at the same time kept up their connexions with Rohan and Gondor, the libraries at Bucklebury and Tuckborough contained much that did not appear in the Red Book. ...

At Great Smials the books were... more important for larger history. None of them was written by Peregrin, but he and his successors collected many manuscripts written by scribes of Gondor: mainly copies or summaries of histories or legends relating to Elendil and his heirs. Only here in the Shire were to be found extensive materials for the history of Númenor and the arising of Sauron. It was probably at Great Smials that The Tale of Years was put together, with the assistance of material collected by Meriadoc.

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Prologue, Note on the Shire Records

Contributors:
Dim Genesis, 27Dec02
Lyllyn 14Jan03
Ang 13Sep03
Elena Tiriel 17Jun04

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