Big Enough To Be Thain

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Story Summary

If you follow canon carefully, you will see that Paladin Took was 82 years of age before he became Thain. Pippin would have been 25 years old at that time. Up until then, Ferumbras III held the title. Nor was Ferumbras Pippin's grandfather, but a distant cousin, so the dynasty was not that obvious. Therefore, contrary to popular belief, (or many fics anyway) Paladin Took was an ordinary farmer when Pippin was born, and did not become Thain until after Ferumbras’ death. This story humbly attempts to resolve this dichotomy between Tolkien's records and the average fan writers' perception and is a possible scenario enabling Paladin to become the Thain those many years earlier.


Chapter List

Ch# Title Words Com. Updated
1 Sticks and Stones 1,299 0 07 Feb 03
2 Battered and Bruised 1,172 0 31 Jan 03
3 A Grain of Truth 2,158 0 14 Feb 03
4 Fight the Good Fight 1,924 0 07 Feb 03
5 Philosophy 1,021 0 01 Feb 03
6 War and Peace 1,574 0 03 Feb 03
7 Questions and Answers 1,631 0 17 Feb 03
Appx. Word Count 10,779 0  



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Story Information

Author: Llinos

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 02/25/03

Original Post: 01/31/03

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Meriadoc Brandybuck
Pippin (Peregrin I) Took

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