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'''Rorimac "[[Goldfather]]" Brandybuck''', ([[Third Age 2902|1302]] - [[Third Age 3008|1408]], [[Shire Reckoning]]) was the oldest of five sons of [[Gorbadoc Brandybuck]], who inherited the title of [[Master of Buckland]] from his father. He was present at [[Bilbo]]'s famous [[Birthday Party]], and indeed was noted as being the first to suspect that [[Bilbo Baggins|Bilbo]]'s disappearance at that party meant that '[[Mad Baggins]]' had gone off on another adventure. He was nearly a hundred years old at that time (being commonly known as "Old Rory"), and he lived for another seven years.
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'''Rorimac Brandybuck''', also known as '''Old Rory''' and '''Goldfather''', was a [[Hobbits|Hobbit]] and [[Master of Buckland]].
  
The title ''Master of Buckland'' passed on to his oldest son [[Saradoc Brandybuck|Saradoc]], and in time to his grandson, [[Meriadoc Brandybuck|Meriadoc]] of the [[Company of the Ring]].
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==History==
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Rorimac was the oldest son of [[Gorbadoc Brandybuck]]. He married [[Menegilda Goold]] and had two sons, [[Saradoc Brandybuck|Saradoc]] and [[Merimac Brandybuck|Merimac]]. He became [[Master of Buckland]] after his father's death in {{SR|1363}}.<ref name="Brandybuck">{{App|Brandybuck}}</ref>
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After the deaths of his sister, [[Primula Brandybuck]] in {{SR|1380}}, Rorimac took her son, [[Frodo Baggins]] under his guardianship in [[Brandy Hall]], until [[Bilbo Baggins]] took him to [[Bag End]].
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Rorimac was present at [[Bilbo's Farewell Party]]. After Bilbo's disappearance, Rory was one of the first, if not the only, to suspect "Mad Baggins" was off on an adventure again. As part of his departure, Bilbo left him a dozen of bottles of [[Old Winyards]], and Rory voted Bilbo a capital fellow after the first bottle.<ref>{{FR|Party}}</ref>
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Rory died six years later, passing on the title of Master of Buckland to his eldest son [[Saradoc Brandybuck|Saradoc]].<ref name="Brandybuck"/>
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==Etymology==
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''Rory'' is an Anglicization of the Celtic name ''Ruaidhrí'', meaning "Red King", whilst ''mac'' means "son of". Whether "son of the red king" is the actual Westron meaning of the name, or an approximation in sound of the original, is unknown.{{fact}}
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Rorimac was married to [[Menegilda Goold]] and had two sons:
 
*[[Saradoc Brandybuck|Saradoc]]
 
*[[Merimac Brandybuck|Merimac]]
 
  
 
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Revision as of 07:37, 29 September 2012

Rorimac Brandybuck
Hobbit
Biographical Information
Other namesGoldfather
LocationBrandy Hall,
Buckland
BirthS.R. 1302
DeathS.R. 1408
Family
ParentageGorbadoc Brandybuck
Mirabella Took
Physical Description
GenderMale

Rorimac Brandybuck, also known as Old Rory and Goldfather, was a Hobbit and Master of Buckland.

History

Rorimac was the oldest son of Gorbadoc Brandybuck. He married Menegilda Goold and had two sons, Saradoc and Merimac. He became Master of Buckland after his father's death in S.R. 1363.[1]

After the deaths of his sister, Primula Brandybuck in S.R. 1380, Rorimac took her son, Frodo Baggins under his guardianship in Brandy Hall, until Bilbo Baggins took him to Bag End.

Rorimac was present at Bilbo's Farewell Party. After Bilbo's disappearance, Rory was one of the first, if not the only, to suspect "Mad Baggins" was off on an adventure again. As part of his departure, Bilbo left him a dozen of bottles of Old Winyards, and Rory voted Bilbo a capital fellow after the first bottle.[2]

Rory died six years later, passing on the title of Master of Buckland to his eldest son Saradoc.[1]

Etymology

Rory is an Anglicization of the Celtic name Ruaidhrí, meaning "Red King", whilst mac means "son of". Whether "son of the red king" is the actual Westron meaning of the name, or an approximation in sound of the original, is unknown.[source?]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Brandybuck of Buckland"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Long-expected Party"