Farin (video game character)
|Farin (video game character) is a concept which has only appeared in an adaptation of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.|
|Location||Iron Hills, Erebor|
News of the return of Thorin to Erebor reached the Iron Hills when Farin was still very young. Because there was a great nead for soldiers, Farin marched in the army of Dáin Ironfoot to Erebor. There he fought in the Battle of the Five Armies, where he proved to be a very strong warior. For this reason Dáin made him a member of his personal guard.
Life as Dáin's personal guard
After the battle Erebor was reclaimed by the Dwarves, and Dáin was crowned as King under the Mountain. Farin served him in Erebor, and fought together with the men of Dale against the Orcs and Easterlings. Somewhere after T.A. 3001 Bilbo Baggins visited Erebor to meet with his old friends. In this time Farin met Bilbo, and the was very impressed of him.
When a messenger of Sauron came to Erebor in T.A. 3018 and asked information about "Baggins" and "the Shire", Farin was very worried. He though that it was the task of his people to protect Bilbo Baggins and the Shire, and therefore he did swore an oath that he would travel to that country and protect it. He searched for other companions, but none wanted to travel with him as Erebor was threatened by enemies. Therefore, he went alone after Dáin granted him permission to go.
War of the Ring
Farin arrived at the borders of the Shire and protected one of its' access roads. He questioned travellers, and sent those who he didn't trust away. The Rangers heard of Farin, and Halbarad tried to resolve this mistery. Halbarad disguised himself as a traveller and gained Farin's confidence, who told him about his mission. As Halbarad was convinced that Farin's intentions were good, he asked him to join the Rangers in their guard.Sarn Ford, and became a friend of Eradan, Kilaran and Luin. Just shortly before the Nazgûl attacked Sarn's Ford, he met Andriel, who was surprised to see a Dwarf among the Rangers.
The next morning he assisted, together with Eradan and Andriel, the Rangers while they were attacked by the Nazgûl. They were defeated, and many of the Rangers were slain. However, shortly after the attack the Witch-king met with Agandaûr. Agandaûr tells the Witch-king that he had summoned the Orcs of the Misty Mountains and assembled an army in Fornost. The Witch-king send him back to Fornost, to attack immediatly.
Halbared sent Eradan, Andriel and Farin to Bree, to warn Aragorn about this news. The three companions meet him in Prancing Pony, and tell him what happened at Sarn's Ford. Aragorn immediatly sends them Fornost, to stop Agandaûr before he attacks.
In Fornost Farin and his companions, Eradan and Andriel, find a chained Eagle, captured by Orcs and Goblins. After killing his jailers, he introduces himself as Belarum, one of the Eagles of the Misty Mountains. While gathering news for his lord - Gwaihir - he was taken out of the air by siege engines and sorcerers. Farin and his companions make a plan with Belarum to destroy the siege weapons, so Belarum can safely fly over Fornost. On the top of Fornost's battlements Farin pushes two siege weapons from the battlements while Belarum atracts the attention of the Orcs and Goblins. The plan succeeds. Furthermore, they kill an Orc sorcerer and retrieve an unreadable scroll.Elrond, who were sent by their father to scout Fornost. Andriel, who was trained by them, introduces her companions to them and explains their mission. They team up to kill Agandaûr. Although seperating, both groups (with the help of Belarum) eventually reach the citadel of Fornost. The citadel gate, however, is protected by Magic, and Elladan and Elrohir need all their power and concentration to undo the magical protection. At the same time, a band of Orcs arrives which is succesfully stopped by Farin and his companions.
Inside the Citadel tower the group overhears a conservation between Agandaûr and Tharzog, the leader of the Orcs of Mount Gram. The latter informs Agandaûr that intruders have been spotted. Agandaûr commands the Orc to find and kill the intruders immediately, after which Agandaûr leaves. The group attempts to follow him, but is seperated again when Tharzog notices them and closes the gates. Farin, Eradan and Andriel kill Tharzog and his guard.
On the top of the Citadel tower they find Agandaûr fighting Elladan and Elrohir. Although he had the upper hand, he is not strong enough to fight Farin, Andriel, Eradan and the twins at the same time. He flees on the back of a Fell Beast. Although Belarum chases Agandaûr, the sorcerer summons a thunderstorm. After being hit by a lightning, Belarum return to the tower. They discuss the events concerning Agandaûr and Fornost, and decide to part: Belarum returns to Gwaihir, the sons of Elrond return to their father in Rivendell and Farin and his companions travel to Sarn Ford to inform Halbarad.
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Dwarven Character: Farin's History" , War in the North (accessed 3 January 2011)
- ↑ "Road to War" , War in the North (accessed 3 January 2012)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Prologue
- ↑ The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Chapter 1: Fornost, Main Gate
- ↑ The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Chapter 1: Fornost, Battlements
- ↑ The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Chapter 1: Fornost, Outer Wards
- ↑ The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Chapter 1: Fornost, Inner Wards
- ↑ The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Chapter 1: Fornost, Citadel Tower
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Chapter 1: Fornost, Citadel Tower
- ↑ "War in the North Gameplay Trailer at PAX" dated 6 September 2010, Middle-earth Center (accessed 24 July 2011)
- ↑ "The Lord of the Rings: War in the North Q&A" dated 31 January 2011, Gamespot Asia (accessed 24 July 2011)