Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 4 STR -6 10- 44kg; 1/2d6 13 DEX 9 12- OCV: 4/DCV: 4 10 CON 0 11- 6 BODY -8 10- 13 INT 0 12- PER Roll 11- 10 EGO 0 11- ECV: 3 13/23 PRE 3 12-/14 PRE Attack: 2 1/2d6 10 COM 0 11- 1 PD 0 Total: 1PD 2 ED 0 Total: 2 ED 1 SPD -13 Phases: 12 3 REC 0 20 END 0 13 STUN 0 Total Characteristics Cost: -15 Movement: Running: 6"/12" Swimming: 2"/4" Cost Powers & Skills Combat Training: 6 Combat Skill Levels: +2 with Bows Hobbit Racial Powers: 10 Mental Defense: 17 DEF, Only vs Mind Control (-1/2) 7 PRE: +10, Only for Defense (-1/2) 3 Talent: Ambidexterity Background Skills: 15 Talent: Luck (3d6) 3 Concealment 12- 3 Conversation 14- 3 High Society 14- 3 Navigation 11- 3 Persuasion 14- 3 PS: Writer 12- 2 WF: Bows, Swords 3 Linguist 1 Hobbitish (Native Accent); Literacy 1 Quenya (Fluent Conv.); Literacy; Similarity Cost: -1 3 Sindarin (Completely Fluent w/accent); Literacy 2 Westron (Native Accent); Literacy; Similarity Cost: -2 3 Scholar 2 KS: Dunedain 12- 2 KS: Dwarves 12- 2 KS: Eldar and Dunedain History 12- 2 KS: Elves 12- 2 KS: Hobbits 12- 3 Traveler 2 AK: Erebor 12- 2 AK: Eriador 12- 2 AK: Mirkwood 12- 2 AK: Rhovanion 12- 2 AK: Rivendell 12- 2 AK: The Shire 12- 3 Well-Connected 1 Contact: Dain II 11- 3 Contact: Elrond 13- 1 Contact: Gandalf 11- 1 Contact: The Rangers 11- 108 Total Powers & Skills Cost 93 Total Character Cost 75+ Disadvantages Psychological Limitation: 5 Desires the One Ring (Uncommon, Moderate) 15 Tired from burden of carrying One Ring (Common, Strong) 5 Reputation: Ringbearer (8-) 5 Watched: Elrond (MoPow, NCI, Lim Geo) 8- -12 Experience 93 Total Disadvantage Points
Bilbo Baggins is the hero of The Hobbit. In The Lord of the Rings he makes only three brief appearances, as a very old (131 years old) hobbit. Possession of the One Ring for sixty years preserved him without giving him extra life—"stretching him thin". The curiosity and intelligence that drove him in his earlier adventures is still there, but he is aged and tired.
Bilbo found the One Ring when he accompanied the company of Thorin II Oakenshield over the Misty Mountains to retake Erebor from the great dragon Smaug the Golden in the year 2941. Using the One Ring, he was able to help the dwarves defeat the evil worm, but in typical fashion, the Ring exacted a price and many of those around him died.
At Gandalf's urging, Bilbo gave the ring to his nephew Frodo in 3001 and retired to Imladris (Rivendell) to live out his days. He was still there eighteen years later when the Fellowship of the Ring arrived, hounded by the nazgul. Bilbo had spent the intervening years researching the vast store of knowledge in Elrond's house, and became a poet and scholar, as well as resting some of the hurt that bearing the Ring had done to his soul. Early on his stay, he evidently returned to Erebor and Dale, either in 3001 or 3002. Thereafter, he remained in Imladris until after the War of the Ring. In 3021, Bilbo accompanied Frodo, Gandalf and Galadriel over the sea to Valinor with the Last Riding of the Keepers of the Ring.
During the years between 2941 and 3021, Bilbo was the author of The Red Book of Westmarch, which among other things, contains the tale of his adventures in Dale and Erebor. He wrote much poetry and scholarly works later relied on as history by the people of the Fourth Age, especially his greatest work Translations from the Elvish, tales of the First Age.
1. There's not much here that really needs explaining. The large mental defense models his hobbitish resistance to the call of the One Ring, that drove strong men mad. Bilbo's resistance to the Ring seems to have been greater than Frodo's, as he bore it for sixty years and rarely gave in to it. On the other hand, as Frodo bore it closer to Mordor, the Ring became harder to resist, so they could be equal.
2. Bilbo seems to have been about as lucky as one can get. Good breaks came his way all the time, hence the luck. Finding the One Ring when you are alone and lost in an orc warren, just before it's owner decides to kill you is a -long- stretch of luck!
3. Bilbo (and the other hobbits) do not have Shrinking. They're not that small.