Bilbo Baggins first appeared in J.R.R. Tolkien's novel The Hobbit. Bilbo had always had a great sense of adventure, but Hobbits were not among the more adventurous races in Middle-earth. However, one day, a wizard named Gandalf came to the Hobbit's home and set off his quest to steal a dragon's treasure. On this quest Bilbo encountered enemies such as trolls and the creature Gollum, who was in the possession of the Ring of Power. Bilbo Baggins found the One Ring 50 years before the events of The Lord of the Rings take place.