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'Rory' (an Irish name meaning 'red king') represents a shortening of this Hobbit's full name, Rorimac
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Old Rory Brandybuck

A common name for Rorimac the Master of Buckland

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The name generally given to Rorimac Brandybuck, the Master of Buckland, in his later years. He was the grandfather of Meriadoc Brandybuck, noted for his hospitality and generosity. He was at Bilbo's farewell Birthday Party (he would have been ninety-nine years old at the time) and was the first to suspect the true meaning of Bilbo's disappearance at that Party - that he had set out on another adventure. Old Rory was succeeded as Master of Buckland by his elder son, Saradoc.

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