Dori (borer)

Mark Hadlow as Dori

Dwarf of Thorin & Company. Dori was of the line of Durin and was a remote kinsman of Thorin Oakenshield. He accompanied Thorin on the quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from Smaug the Dragon in 2941 of the Third Age. Dori’s hood was purple and he played the flute.

Dori was the strongest of the thirteen Dwarves in the party and he was fond of food. Dori was also quite a decent fellow. When the Dwarves escaped the captivity of the Orcs in the Misty Mountains, Dori let Bilbo Baggins climb onto his back and he carried the Hobbit into the tunnels. Later, Dori was grabbed from behind by a Orc and dropped Bilbo. Bilbo was knocked unconscious and in the ensuing confusion he was left behind. Bilbo made his way to Gollum’s cave, where he found the One Ring, and escaped to be reunited with his friends.

When the company was attacked by Wargs, the Dwarves and Gandalf climbed trees but Bilbo could not reach the branches. Dori reached down to help him but Bilbo still couldn’t reach, so Dori climbed down from the tree and let Bilbo stand on his back. He waited until Bilbo was safely in the tree even though the Wargs had come into the clearing. A Warg snapped at Dori’s cloak as he jumped into the tree, but he was unharmed. Later when the Eagles came to their rescue, Bilbo clung to Dori’s legs while an Eagle carried them both to safety.

Dori survived the Battle of the Five Armies. He remained at the Lonely Mountain and was still living there at the time of the War of the Ring.

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