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Thorin and Company

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Thorin and Company
FounderThorin Oakenshield
Date foundedT.A. 2941
Famous membersThorin, Balin, Dwalin, Fíli, Kíli, Dori, Nori, Ori, Óin, Glóin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur and Bilbo Baggins
AchievementsDeath of Smaug the Dragon, Re-establishment of the Kingdom under the Mountain, Reclamation of Erebor, Recovery of the Arkenstone
Disbanded2941

Thorin and Company refers to the thirteen exiled Dwarves under the leadership of Thorin Oakenshield and the one Hobbit Bilbo Baggins, who famously made the Quest of Erebor, travelling through the Misty Mountains and the Wilderland to the Lonely Mountain, to recover their ancient treasure from the Kingdom of Erebor, stolen by the Dragon Smaug.

Thorin's company were:

They were joined by Gandalf for part of the journey.

Thorin referred to himself and his Dwarven companions as "Thorin and Company" in the opening line of the message left on Bilbo's mantelpiece after the unexpected party at Bag End.[3]

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

2012-14 The Hobbit film series:

The thirteen members are portrayed similarly to the way they are in the book, although they do not wear colored hoods and are each given particular archetypes, given that, as in the book, only a handful of them are actually developed as characters. Unlike in the book, the Company is pursued by a pack of Orcs - led by Azog - throughout their quest. Thorin is portrayed as considerably younger than in the book (where he was the oldest), and Ori is also portrayed as being younger than Fíli and Kíli. When embarking to the Lonely Mountain upon leaving Lake-town, Thorin orders Kíli to stay behind and recover - having been struck with a poisoned arrow by Bolg upon their escape from the Woodland Realm, which did not happen in the book - and Fíli and Óin stay behind to tend to him (Bofur, meanwhile, oversleeps and ends up missing the others' departure). When reaching the mountain, the nine Dwarves actually do battle with Smaug instead of hiding from him in the Battle of the Forges. The remaining four Dwarves who stayed behind in Lake-town journey to Erebor after Smaug is slain.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "An Unexpected Party"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Roast Mutton"
Members of Thorin and Company
Thorin · Balin · Dwalin · Fíli · Kíli · Dori · Nori · Ori · Óin · Glóin · Bifur · Bofur · Bombur · Gandalf · Bilbo Baggins
Route of Thorin and Company
Bag End · Green Dragon · The Shire · Lone-lands · Last Bridge · Trollshaws · Troll's Cave · Rivendell · High Pass · Front Porch · Goblin-town · Goblin-gate · Eagle's Eyrie · Carrock · Beorn's Hall · Wilderland · Forest Gate · Elf-path · Mirkwood · Elvenking's Halls · Forest River · Lake-town · Long Lake · River Running · Desolation of the Dragon · Ravenhill · Back Door · Lonely Mountain · Great Hall of Thráin