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The River Folk were mainly Stoorish Hobbits who dwelt along the Anduin River in the Gladden Fields. The most famous of all River Folk was Sméagol, who later, after his acquisition of the ring by killing his cousin Déagol after he found it at the bottom of the river, became the creature Gollum. The River Folk were not warlike, and instead focused their craftsmanship on making fine boats and fishing rods. Sometime within the Third Age the River Folk disappeared, and the reason for this, as well as their location, is unknown. They may have joined their kinsmen in the newly-settled Shire.