Companions of the Lake
Vagabond and rogue
Gaunt, with a pock-marked weather-beaten face and rotten teeth Shanker exudes the odour of the long unwashed.
A traveller that the Companions of the Lake met whilst searching for Dodinas Brandybuck. Surly and awkward he quickly proved himself an unpleasant companion and left to pursue his own aims.
Later news made the Companions even more suspicious of the ragged stranger.