|Birth||Before the beginning of the First Age and the Shaping of Arda|
|Fate||Brings Bilbo back to the Shire.|
Gandalf was one of the five Wizards sent to watch over Middle-earth and fight against the rising powers of evil. He joined Thorin and Company on their Quest of Erebor and hired Bilbo Baggins as their burglar. He left them before they reached into Mirkwood, due to the growing threat of the enemy and was trapped by the Necromancer in Dol Guldur after Gandalf found out his true identity.