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Dori

Meaning: N/A

Location(s): Blue Mountains, Erebor

Race/Species: Dwarf

Dates: III 2??? - ?*

Parents: N/A

Siblings: N/A**

Spouse: N/A

Children: N/A

Description:
Of the other companions of Thorin Oakenshield in the journey to Erebor Ori, Nori, and Dori were also of the House of Durin, and more remote kinsmen of Thorin:
-Appendix A: Durin's Folk, The Return of the King


Dori, Nori, Ori, Oin, and Gloin were their names; and very soon two purple hoods, a grey hood, a brown hood, and a white hood were hanging on the pegs, and off they marched with their broad hands stuck in their gold and silver belts to join the others.
-An Unexpected Party, The Hobbit


Dori, Nori, and Ori brought out flutes from somewhere inside their coats; [...]
-An Unexpected Party, The Hobbit


"Just when a wizard would have been most useful, too," groaned Dori and Nori (who shared the hobbit's views about regular meals, plenty and often).
-Roast Mutton, The Hobbit


"Half a minute!" said Dori, who was at the back next to Bilbo, and a decent fellow. He made the hobbit scramble on his shoulders as best he could with his tied hands, and then off they all went at a run, [...]
-Over Hill and Under Hill, The Hobbit


"You've left the burglar behind again," said Nori to Dori looking down.

"I can't be always carrying burglars on my back," said Dori, "down tunnels and up trees! What do you think I am? A porter?"

"He'll be eaten if we don't 'do something," said Thorin, for there were howls all around them now, getting nearer and nearer. "Dori!" he called, for Dori was lowest down in the easiest tree, "be quick, and give Mr. Baggins a hand up!"

Dori was really a decent fellow in spite of his grumbling. Poor Bilbo could not reach his hand even when he climbed down to the bottom branch and hung his arm down as far as ever he could. So Dori actually climbed out of the tree and let Bilbo scramble up and stand on his back.

Just at that moment the wolves trotted howling into the clearing. All of a sudden there were hundreds of eyes looking at them. Still Dori did not let Bilbo down. He waited till he had clambered off his shoulders into the branches, and then he jumped for the branches himself. Only just in time! A wolf snapped- at his cloak as he swung up, and nearly got him.
-Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire, The Hobbit


"Dori is the strongest, but Fili is the youngest and still has the best sight," said Thorin.
-Flies and Spiders, The Hobbit


Of the ten companions who had survived the Battle of Five Armies seven were still with him: Dwalin, Glóin, Dori, Nori, Bifur, Bofur, and Bombur.
-Many Meetings, The Fellowship of the Ring


*His birth date is unknown, but sometime in the late 2700's or early 2800's is probable. Assuming he survived the War of the Ring, Dori may have lived some years into the 4th Age.

**Nori, Dori, and Ori's kinship is unknown, but it can be guessed they are brothers or cousins.

Contributors:
Kitt of Lindon 10.30.04.

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