Born in the year 2968, Frodo Baggins was adopted by Bilbo Baggins
as his heir, in the year 2980. Frodo's birthday was the same as
Bilbo, September 22. In 3001, after Bilbo disappeared, Frodo took
ownership of Bag End, and of the Ring, though at that time it was
not know exactly what the Ring was, though Gandalf had some suspicions.
In the year 3018, Gandalf finally discovered that the ring was the
One Ring, and on September 23 of that year, Frodo left the Shire
secretly with Sam, Merry and Pippin. After an adventure in the Old
Forest, they met Tom Bombadil who helped them later escape the Barrow-wights.
There they each received an old knife from the mound so that the
spell on the mound would be broken. They met Strider in Bree, and
he led them to Weathertop, where they were all ambushed by the Nazgûl.
There Frodo was wounded by a Morgul-knife. Seventeen days later
they made it to Rivendell, after another near escape from the Black
Riders at the ford of Bruinien. At the Fords of Bruinien Two months
later, with the addition of Gandalf, Boromir, Legolas and Gimli
to the Company, they left to destroy the Ring in the Cracks of Doom
in Mordor. This adventure is retold in the Lord of the Rings, as
the selections from the Red Book of Westmarch dealing with this
are now known.
Frodo left the Company at the Falls of Rauros, with
just Sam and after several more adventures, including being captured
by the orcs of Cirith Ungol, eventually made it to Mount Doom. There
he attempted to claim the Ring for his own. However Gollum bit off
the Ring along with Frodo's finger, and overbalanced, falling into
the Cracks of Doom, with the Ring. Frodo was healed of all this by
Aragorn, soon to be crowned King of Gondor. After the Midsummer, Frodo,
Sam, Merry, Pippin and Gandalf, made their way back to Rivendell with
Elrond and the others of his house. From there the hobbits made there
way to Bree and back to the Shire, where they found Saruman in residence.
After clearing the Shire of the ruffians that Saruman had brought
in (chiefly a job of Merry and Pippin), Frodo went back to normal
life as much as possible. Two years later though, he sailed into the
West with Bilbo and the Keepers of the Three Rings. It is not known
what year he died in, save that it was some time in the Fourth Age.
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