Thorin Oakenshield/ Thorin II

Dwarves
(TA 2746-2941)

Articles:
"Thorin Oakenshield" by Arien-(Valar)
"Importance of Thorin to Middle-earth" by Varda-(Valar)
"Thorin's Company" by Varda-(Valar)
"Halls of Thranduil" by Varda-(Valar)

Images of Thorin

Importance of Thorin to Middle-earth

by Varda-(Valar)
June 23, 2005

    Thorin and his companions re-took the Lonely Mountain from Smaug, forcing Smaug out to be destroyed by the human archer, Bard of Esgaroth. Thorin died in the Battle of Five Armies, but had first come to a friendship with the Men of Dale and Elves of Mirkwood. Thus, when his cousin and heir, Dain Ironfoot II, took his place as King under the Mountain, the area was united. So when Sauron's right hand attacked the North, King Dain and King Brand stood together in his way.

    Gandalf said, "When you think of the Great Battle of the Pelennor, do not forget the battles in Dale and the valour of Durin's Folk. Think of what might have been. Dragon-fire and savage swords in Eriador, night in Rivendell. There might be no Queen in Gondor. We might now hope to return from the victory here only to ruin and ash. But that has been averted - because I met Thorin Oakenshield one evening on the edge of spring in Bree. A chance-meeting, as we say in Middle-earth."  (Return of the King, "Appendix A")

References:
    The Hobbit
    Return of the King, "Appendix A"
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Images of Thorin

Image: "Thorin Oakenshield". Artist Jason Zilian. Rolozo's Tolkien page. 
Image: "Thorin Oakenshield and Company". Artist Henning Janssen. Rolozo Tolkien page
Image: "Bilbo Baggins and Thorin in a barrel". Artist Henning Janssen. Rolozo Tolkien page
Image of Thorin's group: "Rough Steps Going up the Lonely Mountain". By Gerd Renshoff and Ron Ploeg, from Rolozo's Tolkien page

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