Thursday, March 26, 2015

Pippin—Fool of a Took

The faithful companion to Merry is his best friend Pippin. Along with Merry, he was kidnapped by orcs early into the Fellowship's journey, eventually befriending Treebeard the Ent before being sent to Gondor with Gandalf.

Name: Peregrin Took
Race: Hobbit
Experience: 20 (Seasoned)
Agility d8; Smarts d4; Spirit d8; Strength d6–1; Vigor d6
Pace 6; Parry 4; Charisma 0; Toughness 6 (2)
Hindrances: Size –1, Big Mouth, Curious, Loyal
Edges: Lucky, Luck, Common Bond
Skills: Climbing d8, Fighting d4, Notice d8, Stealth d8, Swimming d4, Taunt d6, Throwing d10
Inventory: Short Sword (Str+d6), Chain Shirt (Armor +2), Pot Helm (Armor +3, 50% vs head shot), Elven Cloak (Stealth +2)

Peregrin is more curious than a cat, without the brains to know when to stop: a dangerous combination. While the curiosity of Tooks is often the subject of Shire jokes, Pippin personifies this to a severe fault. On top of that, he is far from the best vessel for secrets unless you manage to sow his mouth shut yourself.

Despite his shortcomings, Pippin has a heart of gold and incredible luck. Along with this, he has an incredible throwing arm and a very impressive climbing ability, used to great effect in Gondor to light the beacons. He is a close friend of Frodo's and Merry's cousin to boot.

In Rivendell, he recieved the elven cloak and dagger, though the dagger was lost as he escaped into Fangorn Forest, and was given Faramir's old armor in Gondor.

Bringing our total number of Hobbits to three, we have the second most famous pair of adventuring hobbits in Middle-Earth. Leave questions, comments, and hobbit love below.

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