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Thorin Oakenshield

Thorin is one of the main characters of "The Hobbit", the son of Thrain and the grandson of Thror, the King under the Mountain. Being the leader of dwarves, he placed himself at the head of the company that set out to reclaim the treasure stolen by Smaug, the most evil dragon in all Middle-earth. The journey was successful, but Thorin died fighting in the Battle of Five Armies and was buried with the Arkenstone, the heart of the Mountain. Thorin was born in the year of 2746 of the Third Age and lived with his younger sister Dis and younger brother Frerin in the Lonely Mountain, where their grandfather Thror ruled as the King. At the age of 24 he was driven into exile by the awful dragon Smaug, along with the rest survived dwarves of Erebor, and they had to wander homeless for many years, performing blacksmithing and coal mining to survive.

In 2790 Thorin's grandfather Thror was killed by the Orc-leader Azog for his attempt to reclaim the ancient Dwarf realm of Khazad-dum, and Thorin's father Thrain went to war against the Orcs of the Misty Mountains.

Thorin found fame for his brave behavior during the Battle of Azanulbizar (2799) and earned the name of Oakenshield, when he used the branch of an oak tree instead of his broken shield. He became the King in Exile of Durin's Folk, known as Thorin II Oakenshield, after his father disappeared, and no one knew where he was (in truth, Thrain was imprisoned in Sauron's fortress). Thorin was strong and resolute; he worked hard to increase the wealth of his colony in the Blue Mountains, but the dragon Smaug and the treasure were constantly on his mind.

One day he met Gandalf by chance who also wanted to rid the Lonely Mountain of the dragon and they decided to undertake the quest. Gandalf advised Thorin and the other 12 dwarves to hire Bilbo Baggins, a shy and peaceful hobbit, as a burglar, to steal back their treasure from Smaug, and, although the dwarves were skeptical about Gandalf's choice, they did so.

In "The Hobbit" Thorin is described as a very arrogant and severe dwarf with a talent for singing and playing the harp. Even though he is not so young by the time of "The Hobbit", he is still a very strong and skilful warrior. He was not afraid of the trolls and fought bravely together with Gandalf in the goblin's tunnels. But Thorin can hardly be described as a clever and open-hearted; his leadership is not particularly distinguished until almost the end of the journey. He is the first to be caught by the elves of Mirkwood and the first to show up from the barrels at Lake-town.

Thorin got very angry with Bilbo, when the latter stole the Arkenstone and gave it to Bard to use it in negotiation with the leader of the dwarves. The quarrel was interrupted by a sudden attack of goblins and Wargs, and the dwarves, humans and elves had to unite the forces to win the Battle of Five Armies. During that terrible battle the leader of the dwarves was injured, but before he died he apologized to Bilbo and repented of his greediness.

Thorin found the magic sword Orcrist during the journey, but it was taken from him, when he was captured by the elves of Mirkwood. Orcrist was returned after the Battle of Five Armies, and the King under the Mountain was buried with the magic sword and the Arkenstone. The brave warrior, Thorin, was replaced as the leader of Durin's Folk by his cousin, Dain Ironfoot.

Thorin is one of the main characters of "The Hobbit", the son of Thrain and the grandson of Thror, the King under the Mountain. Being the leader of dwarves, he placed himself at the head of the company that set out to reclaim the treasure stolen by Smaug, the most evil dragon in all Middle-earth. The journey was successful, but Thorin died fighting in the Battle of Five Armies and was buried with the Arkenstone, the heart of the Mountain.

Thorin was born in the year of 2746 of the Third Age and lived with his younger sister Dis and younger brother Frerin in the Lonely Mountain, where their grandfather Thror ruled as the King. At the age of 24 he was driven into exile by the awful dragon Smaug, along with the rest survived dwarves of Erebor, and they had to wander homeless for many years, performing blacksmithing and coal mining to survive.

In 2790 Thorin's grandfather Thror was killed by the Orc-leader Azog for his attempt to reclaim the ancient Dwarf realm of Khazad-dum, and Thorin's father Thrain went to war against the Orcs of the Misty Mountains.

Thorin found fame for his brave behavior during the Battle of Azanulbizar (2799) and earned the name of Oakenshield, when he used the branch of an oak tree instead of his broken shield. He became the King in Exile of Durin's Folk, known as Thorin II Oakenshield, after his father disappeared, and no one knew where he was (in truth, Thrain was imprisoned in Sauron's fortress). Thorin was strong and resolute; he worked hard to increase the wealth of his colony in the Blue Mountains, but the dragon Smaug and the treasure were constantly on his mind.

One day he met Gandalf by chance who also wanted to rid the Lonely Mountain of the dragon and they decided to undertake the quest. Gandalf advised Thorin and the other 12 dwarves to hire Bilbo Baggins, a shy and peaceful hobbit, as a burglar, to steal back their treasure from Smaug, and, although the dwarves were skeptical about Gandalf's choice, they did so.

In "The Hobbit" Thorin is described as a very arrogant and severe dwarf with a talent for singing and playing the harp. Even though he is not so young by the time of "The Hobbit", he is still a very strong and skilful warrior. He was not afraid of the trolls and fought bravely together with Gandalf in the goblin's tunnels. But Thorin can hardly be described as a clever and open-hearted; his leadership is not particularly distinguished until almost the end of the journey. He is the first to be caught by the elves of Mirkwood and the first to show up from the barrels at Lake-town.

Thorin got very angry with Bilbo, when the latter stole the Arkenstone and gave it to Bard to use it in negotiation with the leader of the dwarves. The quarrel was interrupted by a sudden attack of goblins and Wargs, and the dwarves, humans and elves had to unite the forces to win the Battle of Five Armies. During that terrible battle the leader of the dwarves was injured, but before he died he apologized to Bilbo and repented of his greediness.

Thorin found the magic sword Orcrist during the journey, but it was taken from him, when he was captured by the elves of Mirkwood. Orcrist was returned after the Battle of Five Armies, and the King under the Mountain was buried with the magic sword and the Arkenstone. The brave warrior, Thorin, was replaced as the leader of Durin's Folk by his cousin, Dain Ironfoot.


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