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| name=Paladin Took II
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| caption=Paladin Took from ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online]]''
 
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| titles=[[Thain]] of [[the Shire]]
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| birth=[[Third Age 2933|S.R. 1333]]
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| death=[[Fourth Age 14|S.R. 1434]]
| location=[[Great Smials]], [[Tuckborough]]
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| parentage=[[Adalgrim Took]]
 
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| children=[[Pearl Took|Pearl]], [[Pimpernel Took|Pimpernel]], [[Pervinca Took|Pervinca]] and [[Peregrin Took|Peregrin]]
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|}}__NOTOC__ '''Paladin Took II''' was born in [[Shire Reckoning|S.R.]] 1333 being the only son, and fourth child, of [[Adalgrim Took]], and a great-grandchild of the [[Old Took]]. He was the father of [[Peregrin Took]] and he became the thirty-first [[Thain]] of the [[Shire]] in [[Third Age 3015|1415]].
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'''Paladin Took II''' was the thirty-first [[Thain]] of [[the Shire]]. He was the father of [[Peregrin Took]].
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==History==
 
==History==
 
===Family===
 
===Family===
Paladin was born in {{SR|1333}} being the only son, and fourth child, of [[Adalgrim Took]], and a great-grandchild of the [[Gerontius Took|Old Took]]. He married [[Eglantine Banks]], and they had four children together, three daughters and a son. The eldest was [[Pearl Took|Pearl]] (born {{SR|1375|n}}) followed by [[Pimpernel Took|Pimpernel]] ({{SR|1379|n}}) and [[Pervinca Took|Pervinca]] ({{SR|1385|n}}). Their youngest child was [[Peregrin Took|Peregrin]] ({{SR|1390|n}}), who would be Paladin's heir.<ref name="Took">{{App|Took}}</ref>
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Paladin married [[Eglantine Banks]], and they had four children together, three daughters and a son. The eldest was [[Pearl Took|Pearl]] (born [[Third Age 2975|1375]]) followed by [[Pimpernel Took|Pimpernel]] ([[Third Age 2979|1379]]) and [[Pervinca Took|Pervinca]] ([[Third Age 2985|1385]]). Their youngest child was a boy named [[Peregrin Took|Peregrin]] ([[Third Age 2990|1390]]), often called "Pippin", who was a kinsman of [[Frodo Baggins]] and [[Meriadoc Brandybuck|Merry]] and became one of the nine members of the famous [[Fellowship of the Ring]]. In time, he also became the thirty-second Thain of the Shire.
 
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===Becoming Thain===
 
===Becoming Thain===
Paladin was a direct descendent of the [[Gerontius Took|Old Took]], but not in a direct line.<ref name="Took"/> He became a farmer, farming the lands around [[Whitwell]] near [[Tuckborough]].<ref>{{RK|MT}}</ref> Never did he expect to become Thain as the Thainship had passed to the descendants of the Old Took's second son, [[Isumbras Took IV|Isumbras IV]]. Isumbras's grandson [[Ferumbras Took III|Ferumbras III]] died without an heir in {{SR|1415}}, so the Thainship passed to Paladin, his nearest male-line relative, who was the grandson of the Old Took's third son [[Hildigrim Took|Hildigrim]].<ref name="L214">{{L|214}}</ref>
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Paladin was not expected to become Thain as the Thainship had passed to the descendants of the Old Took's second son, [[Isumbras IV]]. Isumbras's grandson - the Old Took's great-grandson - [[Ferumbras Took III|Ferumbras III]] died without an heir in [[Third Age 3015|1415]], so the Thainship passed to his nearest male-line relative, who was the grandson of the Old Took's third son ([[Hildigrim Took|Hildigrim]]). As such, the Thainship passed to Ferumbras's second cousin, Paladin, who became Thain Paladin II, the thirty-first Thain of the Shire and nineteenth of the [[Took]] line.  
  
===War of the Ring===
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Unusually, it appears that Paladin continued the lifestyle of a farmer despite becoming Thain as Pippin tells [[Bergil]] that he farms the lands around [[Whitwell]]. Unfortunately, Whitwell is not labelled on the map of the Shire, but it is known to be near [[Tuckborough]] in the [[Green Hills]]. It is unknown whether Paladin lived in [[Great Smials]] or Whitwell.
Paladin never agreed with [[Lotho Sackville-Baggins]]' attempt to take over [[the Shire]] as he believed that if anyone were going to the "Chief" it should be the legitimate [[Thain of the Shire]], therefore Paladin and the other Tooks stood up to Lotho and his [[Ruffians]]. The [[Took Family|Took]]s hid in their deep dwellings of [[Great Smials]], and the ruffians could not get them, and if any ruffians were found in the [[Tookland]] they were shot and killed, an act which led the ruffians to become harsher.<ref name="Scouring">{{RK|Scouring}}</ref>
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===During the War of the Ring===
 
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Paladin never agreed with [[Lotho Sackville-Baggins]]' attempt to takeover the [[Shire]] as he believed that if anyone were going to the chief it should be the legitimate [[Thain of the Shire]], therefore Paladin and the other Tooks stood up to Lotho and the [[ruffians]]. The [[Took]]s could hide in their deep dwellings of [[Great Smials]] so the ruffians couldn't get them, and if any ruffians were found in the [[Tookland]] they were shot and killed, an act which led the ruffians to become harsher.
At this time, Paladin's son [[Peregrin Took|Peregrin]] and [[Travellers|three other hobbits]], were lost in the [[Old Forest]] by all accounts. Their return was unexpected, but Paladin fully embraced their suggestion to drive out the Ruffians. He sent a hundred Tooks with his son to the [[Battle of Bywater]], and commanded the remainder of his troops cleaning up the area south of the village.<ref name="Scouring"/>
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When the four hobbits - or, "the [[Travellers]]" - returned to find all the changes in the Shire, they immediatedly went about bringing a rebellion against [[Sharkey]] and the ruffians. [[Peregrin Took|Pippin]] went off to [[Great Smials]] to raise the Tooks, and whilst some Tooks - including Paladin - killed ruffians and chased the rest off south, Pippin brought a hundred hobbits back to [[Bywater]] with him. Those hundred hobbits were important in ensuring the victory over the ruffians at the [[Battle of Bywater]] despite Paladin's absence from the battle.
 
===Death===
 
===Death===
Paladin died in {{SR|1434}} at the age of 101, and after having been Thain for nineteen years, he was succeeded by his son who became Thain Peregrin I.<ref name="Took"/>
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Paladin died in 1434 at the age of 101, and after having been Thain for nineteen years, he was succeeded by his son who became Thain Peregrin I.  
 
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==Etymology==
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A "[[wikipedia:Paladin|paladin]]" is a high office which existed in medieval Europe - which entered into many tales - and was noble office held by a honourable and valiant knight. In particular, a paladin was one of the twelve peers of Charlemagne's court. The term comes from the Latin ''palatinus'' which means "of the palace".<ref>[[Jim Allan]] (ed.), ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'', "Giving of Names"</ref>
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==Genealogy==
 
==Genealogy==
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==Etymology==
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A "paladin"[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paladin] is a high office which existed in medieval Europe - which entered into many tales - and was noble office held by a honourable and valiant knight. In particular, a paladin was one of the twelve peers of Charlemagne's court. The term comes from the Latin ''palatinus'' which means "of the palace".
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==Titles==
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| house=[[Took Family]]
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|prev=[[Ferumbras Took III]]
| born={{SR|1333}}
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|next=[[Peregrin Took]]
| died={{SR|1434}}
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|list=31st [[Thain]] of [[The Shire]]<br>S.R. 1415 - 1434
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| prev=[[Ferumbras Took III]]
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| list=31st [[Thain]] of [[The Shire]]
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| dates={{SR|1415}} - {{SR|1434|n}}
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| next=[[Peregrin Took]]
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