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Paladin Took II

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|}}__NOTOC__ '''Paladin Took II''' was born in [[Shire Reckoning|S.R.]] 1333 being the only son, and fourth child, of [[Adalgrim Took]], and a great-grandchild of the [[Old Took]]. He was the father of [[Peregrin Took]] and he became the thirty-first [[Thain]] of the [[Shire]] in [[Third Age 3015|1415]].
'''Paladin Took II''' was born in [[Shire Reckoning|S.R.]] 1333 being the only son, and fourth child, of [[Adalgrim Took]]. Paladin became the thirty-first [[Thain]] of the [[Shire]] when his second-cousin [[Ferumbras III]] died without heir in [[Third Age 3015|1415]], so the line of decent from the [[Old Took]]'s second son, [[Isumbras IV]], ended, and so the Thainship passed to the descendants of the Old Took's third son, [[Hildigrim Took|Hildigrim]].
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At some point, it seems that Hildigrim or one of his descendants had moved a little away from the ancestral home of the [[Took family|Tooks]] at [[Great Smials]]. Paladin was a farmer who worked the lands around [[Whitwell]] - a village which, though it appears on no map, is known to have been close to [[Tuckborough]] in the western [[Green Hills]].
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==History==
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===Family===
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Paladin married [[Eglantine Banks]], and they had four children together, three daughters and a son. The eldest was [[Pearl Took|Pearl]] (born [[Third Age 2975|1375]]) followed by [[Pimpernel Took|Pimpernel]] ([[Third Age 2979|1379]]) and [[Pervinca Took|Pervinca]] ([[Third Age 2985|1385]]). Their youngest child was a boy named [[Peregrin Took|Peregrin]] ([[Third Age 2990|1390]]), often called "Pippin", who was a kinsman of [[Frodo]] and [[Merry]] and became one of the nine members of the famous [[Fellowship of the Ring]]. In time, he also became the thirty-second Thain of the Shire.
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===Becoming Thain===
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Paladin was not expected to become Thain as the Thainship had passed to the descendants of the Old Took's second son, [[Isumbras IV]]. Isumbras's grandson - the Old Took's great-grandson - [[Ferumbras III]] died without an heir in [[Third Age 3015|1415]], so the Thainship passed to his nearest male-line relative, who was the grandson of the Old Took's third son ([[Hildigrim Took|Hildigrim]]). As such, the Thainship passed to Ferumbras's second cousin, Paladin, who became Thain Paladin II, the thirty-first Thain of the Shire and nineteenth of the [[Took]] line.  
  
When [[Lotho Sackville-Baggins]] attempted his takeover of the [[Shire]], Paladin came into his own. As the legitimate Thain, he refused to accept Lotho's authority, and when Lotho's ruffians were found in the [[Tookland]], they were hunted and shot. So the Tookland remained independent while Lotho and later [[Sharkey]] took over the running of the rest of the Shire. A hundred of Paladin's archers marched to the [[Battle of Bywater]] and helped to defeat [[Sharkey's Men]], but Paladin himself does not seem to have been at the battle.
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Unusually, it appears that Paladin continued the lifestyle of a farmer despite becoming Thain as Pippin tells [[Bergil]] that he farms the lands around [[Whitwell]]. Unfortunately, Whitwell is not labelled on the map of the Shire, but it is known to be near [[Tuckborough]] in the [[Green Hills]]. It is unknown whether Paladin lived in [[Great Smials]] or Whitwell.
 
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===During the War of the Ring===
Paladin was married to [[Eglantine Banks]], and together they had four children. The eldest three were daughters, [[Pearl Took|Pearl]], [[Pimpernel Took|Pimpernel]] and [[Pervinca Took|Pervinca]], but the youngest was a son. This was the famous [[Peregrin Took]], who travelled with the [[Fellowship of the Ring]], and would inherit Paladin's title to become Thain [[Peregrin Took I|Peregrin I]].
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Paladin never agreed with [[Lotho Sackville-Baggins]]' attempt to takeover the [[Shire]] as he believed that if anyone were going to the chief it should be the legitimate [[Thain of the Shire]], therefore Paladin and the other Tooks stood up to Lotho and the [[ruffians]]. The [[Took]]s could hide in their deep dwellings of [[Great Smials]] so the ruffians couldn't get them, and if any ruffians were found in the [[Tookland]] they were shot and killed, an act which led the ruffians to become harsher.
  
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When the four hobbits - or, "the [[Travellers]]" - returned to find all the changes in the Shire, they immediatedly went about bringing a rebellion against [[Sharkey]] and the ruffians. [[Pippin]] went off to [[Great Smials]] to raise the Tooks, and whilst some Tooks - including Paladin - killed ruffians and chased the rest off south, Pippin brought a hundred hobbits back to [[Bywater]] with him. Those hundred hobbits were important in ensuring the victory over the ruffians at the [[Battle of Bywater]] despite Paladin's absence from the battle.
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===Death===
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Paladin died in 1434 at the age of 101, and after having been Thain for nineteen years, he was succeeded by his son who became Thain Peregrin I.
 
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==Etymology==
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A "paladin" is a high office which existed in medieval Europe - which entered into many tales - and was noble office held by a honourable and valiant knight. In particular, a paladin was one of the twelve peers of Charlemagne's court. The term comes from the Latin ''palatinus'' which means "of the palace".
 
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Revision as of 14:51, 13 January 2008

Paladin Took II
Hobbit
Biographical Information
BirthS.R. 1333
DeathS.R. 1434
Family
ParentageAdalgrim Took
Physical Description
GenderMale
Paladin Took II was born in S.R. 1333 being the only son, and fourth child, of Adalgrim Took, and a great-grandchild of the Old Took. He was the father of Peregrin Took and he became the thirty-first Thain of the Shire in 1415.

History

Family

Paladin married Eglantine Banks, and they had four children together, three daughters and a son. The eldest was Pearl (born 1375) followed by Pimpernel (1379) and Pervinca (1385). Their youngest child was a boy named Peregrin (1390), often called "Pippin", who was a kinsman of Frodo and Merry and became one of the nine members of the famous Fellowship of the Ring. In time, he also became the thirty-second Thain of the Shire.

Becoming Thain

Paladin was not expected to become Thain as the Thainship had passed to the descendants of the Old Took's second son, Isumbras IV. Isumbras's grandson - the Old Took's great-grandson - Ferumbras III died without an heir in 1415, so the Thainship passed to his nearest male-line relative, who was the grandson of the Old Took's third son (Hildigrim). As such, the Thainship passed to Ferumbras's second cousin, Paladin, who became Thain Paladin II, the thirty-first Thain of the Shire and nineteenth of the Took line.

Unusually, it appears that Paladin continued the lifestyle of a farmer despite becoming Thain as Pippin tells Bergil that he farms the lands around Whitwell. Unfortunately, Whitwell is not labelled on the map of the Shire, but it is known to be near Tuckborough in the Green Hills. It is unknown whether Paladin lived in Great Smials or Whitwell.

During the War of the Ring

Paladin never agreed with Lotho Sackville-Baggins' attempt to takeover the Shire as he believed that if anyone were going to the chief it should be the legitimate Thain of the Shire, therefore Paladin and the other Tooks stood up to Lotho and the ruffians. The Tooks could hide in their deep dwellings of Great Smials so the ruffians couldn't get them, and if any ruffians were found in the Tookland they were shot and killed, an act which led the ruffians to become harsher.

When the four hobbits - or, "the Travellers" - returned to find all the changes in the Shire, they immediatedly went about bringing a rebellion against Sharkey and the ruffians. Pippin went off to Great Smials to raise the Tooks, and whilst some Tooks - including Paladin - killed ruffians and chased the rest off south, Pippin brought a hundred hobbits back to Bywater with him. Those hundred hobbits were important in ensuring the victory over the ruffians at the Battle of Bywater despite Paladin's absence from the battle.

Death

Paladin died in 1434 at the age of 101, and after having been Thain for nineteen years, he was succeeded by his son who became Thain Peregrin I.

Genealogy

 
 
 
 
The Old Took
1190 - 1320
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Isengrim III
1232 - 1330
 
Isumbras IV
1238 - 1339
 
 
 
Hildigrim
1240 - 1341
 
Rosa Baggins
1256 - unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fortinbras II
1278 - 1380
 
 
 
 
 
Adalgrim
1280 - 1382
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ferumbras III
1316 - 1415
 
3 daughters
 
PALADIN II
1333 - 1434
 
Eglantine Banks
unknown
 
Esmeralda
1336 - unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pearl
1375 - unknown
 
Pimpernel
1379 - unknown
 
Pervinca
1385 - unknown
 
Peregrin I
1390 - 1484+
 
 
 
Meriadoc
1382 - 1484+

Etymology

A "paladin" is a high office which existed in medieval Europe - which entered into many tales - and was noble office held by a honourable and valiant knight. In particular, a paladin was one of the twelve peers of Charlemagne's court. The term comes from the Latin palatinus which means "of the palace".

Titles

Preceded by:
Ferumbras Took III
31st Thain of The Shire
S.R. 1415 - 1434
Followed by:
Peregrin Took I