Aliases: Gollum, Trahald, Slinker, Stinker
Date of Birth: 2430 T.A
Race: Hobbit of the Stoor strain
Height: between 3-4 feet, when not hunched over
Date of Death: 3019 T.A.
Physical description: Drastically changed from his
original hobbit form by the power of the One Ring. Black skin, thin wispy hair.
He had large pale green eyes which shone like lamps in the dark and apparently
aided him in keen night vision. He was withered down to a lean frame of skin and
bones, but very strong.
He was extremely quick, and could hear the slightest sound from
a great distance.
Biography: Smeagol's original name was Trahald, the Anglicized
equivalent of which is Smeagol. Smeagol was born in the year 2430 to a fairly prominent
family of hobbits of the Stoor strain near the Gladden Fields. In the year 2463, the day
of Smeagol's coming of age, he went fishing with his cousin Deagol. While fishing, Deagol
saw something glittering under the surface of the water, dove in after it, and came up
with a glittering gold ring. Before even knowing the qualities of the beautiful ring,
Smeagol's desire to own it overtook him, and he murdered his cousin for it. Smeagol soon
developed many undesirable qualities, like stealing, eavesdropping, and being sneaky
whenever he had the opportunity. It was these qualities which got him banished from his
household. Cursing his bad luck and his family, he eventually made his way to a gloomy
den underneath the Misty Mountains. Living in darkness, he grew to hate the light of the
sun and moon, but the moon he would tolerate. Smeagol stayed there for many years until
he was unexpectedly visited by Bilbo Baggins, who found Smeagol's ring near the water where
he had left it accidently. After the "theft" of his "birthday present", Smeagol found the
strength to venture out and pursue the Ring. He wandered far and wide until the year 3017,
when he was captured by Sauron. This is how Sauron found out about the name of Baggins.
Soon after he was captured by Aragorn, who turned him over to Gandalf, but managed to
escape during an orc raid, immediately setting off in search of the Ring. He managed to
catch up with Frodo and the Fellowship near the West Gate of Moria, following them through,
and betraying them to the orcs. Following them through Moria and Lorien, Smeagol was captured
by Frodo and Sam near Emyn Muil, after which he faithfully led the pair to Cirith Ungol, and
seemed to be changing his ways. In Cirith Ungol though he revealed his true nature, betraying
Frodo and Sam to Shelob with the intention of finding the Ring in their discarded clothing.
His plan did not work out as intended, and he had to set out after the Ring once more. He
caught up with Frodo and Sam at the foot of Mount Doom, where he was cast down by Frodo, and
stayed by Samwise out of pity. Frodo was eventually overcome by the power of the Ring at the
edge of the Cracks of Doom, where once again he was accosted by Smeagol, wrestling for the
Ring. In the struffle he managed to bite off Frodo's Ring finger and recovered the One Ring.
In a dance of mirth and excitement, he lost himself and fell into the Cracks of Doom, thus
fulfilling the quest.