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|Adelard Took from The Lord of the Rings Online|
|Birth||S.R. 1328 |
|Death||S.R. 1423 (aged 95)|
|Children||Reginard Took, Everard Took, 2 daughters|
|Gallery||Images of Adelard Took|
Adelard Took was a Hobbit of the Shire.
History[edit | edit source]
Adelard was the son of Flambard Took, and had several children; Reginard, Everard and two daughters. They were all present at Bilbo's Farewell Party in S.R. 1401. The next morning, he joined a crowd who went to Bag End to ask Frodo Baggins about Bilbo's disapparance. Bilbo had left for him an umbrella as a parting gift, although Adelard left taking some others.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Adelard (lit. noble-hard) comes from a Teutonic word meaning "resolute" or "courageous".
Other versions of the legendarium[edit | edit source]
In older editions of The Lord of the Rings, the Took family tree in Appendix C showed that Adelard had three daughters. The number was changed to two in later editions.
Portrayal in adaptations[edit | edit source]
2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:
- Adelard Took is a librarian in Tuckborough.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Took of Great Smials"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Long-expected Party"