Fredegar Bolger

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Fredegar Bolger
Image of Fredegar Bolger
Gender Male
Race Hobbit
Region Bree-land
Area Buckland
Settlement Crickhollow
Map Ref [32.3S, 61.9W]


Fredegar "Fatty" Bolger is found outside Frodo Baggins' house in Crickhollow, within north-eastern Buckland. He is quite upset by those Nazgûls and increasing attacks of crebain.

Fredegar is a friend of Frodo Baggins. In September of TA 3018, he helped Frodo depart from Bag End and move to Crickhollow in Buckland. He remained in Buckland to impersonate Frodo who secretly continued on his eastbound quest. About a week after Frodo's departure from Bree, on September 30, the house was attacked by three Nazgûls. Fatty was terrified but managed to escape out of the house through the back door and make his way the house next door and the "Horn-call of Buckland" was sounded throughout the area. The Nazgûl fled emptyhanded.
Later, Fatty Bolger led a band of rebels out from the hills of Scary against the Chief's Men. He was captured and thrown into the Lockholes, storage rooms at Michel Delving that were converted into prison cells.
"The day after the battle Frodo rode to Michel Delving and released the prisoners from the Lockholes. One of the first that they found was poor Fredegar Bolger, Fatty no longer." — The Return of the King
Even later, Fredegar's younger sister, Estella, married Meriadoc Brandybuck sometime after he returned from the War of the Ring.

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