Twenty-nine years old at the time of the War of the Ring, Peregrin
Took was usually called Pippin. He was the son of the Thain of
the Shire and later became the Thain himself. Pippin, along with
Merry Brandybuck, Sam Gamgee, and Fredgar Bolger formed a conspiracy
to spy on Frodo. This was revealed at Crickhollow where Sam, Merry
and Pippin joined Frodo on his journey to Rivendell. Along with
the other hobbits, Pippin was captured by the Barrow-Wight. With
the aid of Tom Bombadil, he escaped and there as part of breaking
the Barrow-Wight's spell on the mound, Pippin was given a sword.
In Rivendell, he was nearly left out of the Company of the Ring,
but for the support of Gandalf.
It could be argued that Pippin caused the death of Gandalf the
Grey with the stone he dropped down the well in the Guard room
in Moria, but there is no conclusive evidence. All the same, it
seems probable that the stone alerted either the orcs or the Balrog
that there was some intruder there.
Pippin was captured by Orcs at Parth Galen, along with Merry.
Thus began the chase of the Three Hunters, as Merry and Pippin
were forced to run across Rohan. In an area near a stream with
soft ground Pippin managed to escape long enough to drop the brooch
from his cloak and leave some of his own footprints. Pippin managed
to free his hands during one of the orc squabbles. On the borders
of Fangorn Forest, the two hobbits managed to escape fully during
the battle between the Riders of Rohan and the Orcs.
Within Fagorn Forest, Merry and Pippin met Treebeard the Ent,
which was as Gandalf said; They were brought
to Fangorn, and their coming was like the falling of small stones
that starts an avalanche in the mountains. (LOTR.517)
For in their tale, the two hobbits started the March of the Ents on Isengard.
There they were met after the Battle of Helms Deep by Aragorn, Legolas and
Gimli. After the discussion with Saruman, in which Wormtongue threw down the
Palantir of Orthanc, Pippin looked into the Stone, and was later taken to Minas
Tirith by Gandalf. There he swore service to the Steward Denthor. After Faramir
was wounded, and Denthor decided to burn himself and his son, Pippin saved
Faramir's life by finding Gandalf in time. Denethor still burned himself though.
Later in the battle before the Black Gate, Pippin saved Beregond, by killing
After the War of the Ring, when they returned to the Shire, Pippin,
along with Merry, was one of the two captains in charge of clearing
the ruffians of Saruman from the Shire. He, and Merry, were the
two tallest hobbits in history.
In the year 64 of the Fourth Age, Pippin rode to Edoras in Rohan,
with Merry, and then to Gondor, where he later died. He was buried
with honour in a tomb in the Houses of the Dead, and later his
tomb was moved to be next to that of Aragorn, the King Elessar.
The Lord of the Rings
Baggins | Frodo
Baggins | Samwise
Gamgee | Meriadoc
Brandybuck | Gandalf
the Grey | Gandalf
the White | Gimli | Legolas | Aragorn | Boromir | Denethor II | Faramir | Gondor | Palantíri | The
One Ring | Tom
Bombadil | The
Old Forest | Old
Man Willow | The
Shire | Crickhollow | The
Tookland | The Great Smials | Minas
Tirith | The
White Tree | Shadowfax | Weathertop | Elrond | Rivendell | Fangorn
Forest | Saruman | Isengard | Orthanc | Fangorn | Gríma
Wormtongue | Rohan | Khazad-Dûm | Galadriel | Lembas | Lothlórien | Sauron | Amon
Hen | Mordor | The
War of the Ring | The
Battle of Bywater | The
Quest of Mount Doom | Rings
of Power | The
Barrow-Downs | The Third Age of the Sun