Frodo was the only son of Drogo Baggins and Primula Brandybuck. His parents both died in the year 2980, so he was adopted by his cousin Bilbo Baggins, the wealthy bachelor. Upon Frodo’s coming of age, Bilbo parted from the Shire, and left nearly all of his worldly belongings, including Bag End, to Frodo. In 3018, Frodo travelled to Rivendell under the name Mr. Underhill to escape pursuit of Sauron’s forces. Along the way he received a near deadly blow from a Morgul knife dealt by a Nazgul. In Rivendell, he volunteered to destroy the Ring in Mordor. 8 companions were chosen to accompany him on his quest.He had many heroic adventures with and without the Fellowship before he finally reached The Cracks of Doom, where at the moment of truth, he claimed the Ring for himself. Shortly thereafter he was overtaken by Gollum, who during a fight for the Ring, bit off Frodo’s finger, and fell himself into the fire. After the War of the Ring, Frodo was, for a while, mayor of Michel Delving. but constantly feeling dejected and unfulfilled, sailed over the sea with Gandalf and Bilbo.