Posts Tagged 'Tooks'

Weekly Lore #4 — On the Thain

While the Mayor of Michel Delving may have been the only elected official in the Shire, the Thainship was a hereditary position borne by the chief Took. Originally appointed by the Hobbits as an authority figure to take the place of the King after the destruction of the North Kingdom. As such, the Thain was “the master of the Shire-moot, and the captain of the Shire-muster and the Hobbitry-in-arms.”