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Rorimac Brandybuck

Rorimac Brandybuck
Biographical Information
Other names"Goldfather"
TitlesMaster of Buckland
LocationBrandy Hall, Buckland
BirthS.R. 1302
RuleS.R. 1363 - 1408
DeathS.R. 1408 (aged 106)
ParentageGorbadoc Brandybuck and Mirabella Took
SiblingsAmaranth, Saradas, Dodinas, Asphodel, Dinodas and Primula
SpouseMenegilda Goold
ChildrenSaradoc and Merimac
Physical Description

Rorimac Brandybuck, also known as Old Rory and Goldfather, was a Hobbit and Master of Buckland.

[edit] History

Rorimac was the oldest son of Gorbadoc Brandybuck. He married Menegilda Goold and had two sons, Saradoc and Merimac. He became Master of Buckland after his father's death in S.R. 1363.[1]

After the deaths of his sister, Primula Brandybuck and her husband Drogo Baggins in S.R. 1380, Rorimac took their son, Frodo Baggins under his guardianship in Brandy Hall, until Bilbo Baggins took him to Bag End.

Rorimac was present at Bilbo's Farewell Party. After Bilbo's disappearance, Rory was one of the first, if not the only, to suspect "Mad Baggins" was off on an adventure again. As part of his departure, Bilbo left him a dozen of bottles of Old Winyards, and Rory voted Bilbo a capital fellow after the first bottle.[2]

Rory died six years later, passing on the title of Master of Buckland to his eldest son Saradoc.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Rory is an Anglicization of the Celtic name Ruaidhrí, meaning "Red King", whilst mac means "son of". Whether "son of the red king" is the actual Westron meaning of the name, or an approximation in sound of the original, is unknown.[source?]


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Brandybuck of Buckland"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Long-expected Party"
Masters of Buckland
Gorhendad Oldbuck (from S.R. 740) · unknown · Gormadoc Brandybuck (until 1236) · Madoc Brandybuck (1236 - 1277) · Marmadoc Brandybuck (1277 - 1310) · Gorbadoc Brandybuck (1310 - 1364) · Rorimac Brandybuck (1364 - 1408) · Saradoc Brandybuck (1408 - 1432) · Meriadoc Brandybuck (1432 - 1484) · unknown