"But you are young and I am old. Eldest, that's what I am. Mark my words, my friends: Tom was here before the river and the trees; Tom remembers the first raindrop and the first acorn. He made paths before the Big People, and saw the little People arriving. He was here before the Kings and the graves and the Barrow-wights. When the Elves passed westward, Tom was here already, before the seas were bent. He knew the dark under the stars when it was fearless - before the Dark Lord came from Outside."
—Tom Bombadil, The Fellowship of the Ring
Tom Bombadil was the first being to ever inhabit Middle-earth. He resided in the Old Forest in the former kingdom of Arnor. What exactly he was is a bit of a mystery, but the One Ring had no effect on him, and he had little interest in it. Gandalf recognized Bombadil as a powerful force, but not as reliable for keeping the Ring safe. He is summonable by Imladris for 6pp.
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