Dain is Thorin's cousin, and became King Under the Mountain at Thorin's death, rather than his closer cousin [[:balin-3 | Balin]] - something that Balin has not forgotten.
As king, Dain is grim and direct. When he ruled the Iron Hills, he was king of a …
Balin, cousin to the late Thorin Oakenshield and older brother of Dwalin, is a dwarf-lord in his own right. He is one who prospered in the Blue Mountains while in exile, though he eagerly responded to Thorin's call to return to Erebor and reclaim their …
Gloin is of course wealthy beyond imagining, being one of the original thirteen Dwarves to re-take Erebor. He has a home he maintains in [[Lake-town]] as well as in [[Dale]], and he is of course always welcome in the [[Lonely Mountain | Lonely Mountain]].
Oin was one of the older members of the Company of Thorin Oakenshield, and he and his brother [[:gloin-4 | Gloin]] were like to quarrel regularly. Both were known for their ability to start a fire in almost any conditions. OIn is a bit of a tinker, and …
Ingolf son of Ingi is a young adult dwarf, probably a distant cousin, who has been brought on by Gloin as Steward to manage his household while he is away, and to act as a servant when he is in Lake-town on diplomatic business as a representative of the …
Gloin's wife left him to raise their son Gimli on his own for a time, but returned when Gloin's fortunes changed drastically for the better.
Gimli gets his strength from his mother's side, they say.
Dwalin was only two years old when Smaug came to the Lonely Mountain and drove his people out. He barely survived, but until their return with Thorin, he had no living memory of what the mountain was like. He is much younger than his brother Balin, who …