Frodo Baggins, son of Drogo Baggins, was a Hobbit of the Third Age, and one of the most famous of all Hobbits for his leading role in the Quest of the Ring. During this quest, he bore the One Ring to Mount Doom, where it was ultimately destroyed, winning him renown like no other Hobbit in the history of Middle-earth. He is also peculiar for being, as a Ring-bearer, one of the three Hobbits who sailed from Middle-earth to Aman to rest peacefully until the end of his days. Much of Frodo's youth was spent at Brandy Hall in Buckland, which was the ancestral home of the Brandybuck family, including his mother (Primula Brandybuck). Frodo was known as something of a rascal, as he would often steal mushrooms from Farmer Maggot. In TA 2980, when Frodo was only twelve years old, his parents drowned in a boating accident on the Brandywine River. An only child, Frodo stayed alone in Brandy Hall, until his ninety-nine year-old uncle, Bilbo Baggins, adopted Frodo in TA 2989. Bilbo took Frodo to live with him in his home at Bag End and made him his heir.
The two grew very close in the following years; Frodo learned much of the Elvish language during his time with Bilbo, as well as much of the lore of Middle-earth. The two shared the same birthdate (22 September), and a party of special magnificence was held at the beginning of The Fellowship of the Ring when Frodo came of age at thirty-three and Bilbo hit the peculiar year of 111. Bilbo gave a memorable Birthday Speech before playing a joke on his fellow Hobbits by using the One Ring to disappear, leaving his fellow Hobbits confused, never again to be seen in the Shire.
Before departing for his journey to Rivendell, Bilbo had a long conversation with Gandalf, who finally persuaded him to voluntarily surrender the One Ring. Bilbo left it on the fireplace mantel with a note for Frodo, and thusly, Frodo became the next Ring Bearer.
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|Protagonists:||Aragorn | Boromir | Eomer | Frodo Baggins | Gandalf the Grey | Gimli | Haldir | Legolas | Merry | Pippin | Rohirrim Soldier | Sam Gamgee | Theoden|
|Antagonists:||Cave Troll | Goblin | Gollum | Nazgûl | Shelob | Uruk-hai | Orc|