The One Ring: The Darkening of Mirkwood
Bilbo Baggins is a Hobbit of the Shire, born on September 22nd in the year TA 2890 (1290 Shire Reckoning). He is very friendly and well-mannered – fond of the pleasures of life, his friends and good cheer.
Bilbo is, like most of his kind, well off, well fed, and best pleased when sitting by his own fire with a pipe, a glass of good beer, and a meal to look forward to. He is known for greeting strangers and friends with hospitality saying; “At your service and your families”.
In 2941, the Wizard Gandalf enlisted Bilbo as a burglar for Thorin Oakenshield and Company, intent on liberating their ancestral treasure from the dragon Smaug in what has come to be know as The Quest For Erebor.
As a consequence of this adventure, Bilbo returned to his home of Bag End in the Shire comfortably wealthy. From time to time he has been known to travel abroad to other lands to visit old friends.
In TA 2949, Bilbo engaged the fellowship to investigate when practicable for possible evidence in regards to his wager with the elf Lindir as to the existence of a company of hobbit archers at the fall of Fornost in TA 1974.