Paladin was, as Paladin II, the 31st Thain of the Shire. When Lotho took over the Shire during the War of the Ring, Paladin refused to give up control of Tookland or let the Chief's Men enter it, and organized an armed defense of the area.
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- MERP:Lords of Middle-earth Vol III: Hobbits, Dwarves, Ents, Orcs & Trolls
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