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Fortinbras Took I

The father of the Old Took

Thains of the Shire

The twenty-fifth Thain of the Shire, who inherited the title from his father Ferumbras II, and passed it on in turn to his only son Gerontius, who was to become famous as the Old Took. He was just two years old when his uncle Bandobras beat off a raiding band of Orcs in the Battle of Greenfields. He took on the Thainship more than fifty years later, by which time the Shire had settled into a more peaceful way of life - at least, it was unaffected by outside events during his forty-seven years as Thain.

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