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'''Dori''' was a Dwarf who, being of [[Durin's Folk]], probably dwelt in the northern [[Blue Mountains]] with [[Thorin]] after the latter had settled there after [[Thráin|Thráin II]] had disappeared.<ref name="Durin">{{App|Durin}}</ref>  He was one of the thirteen [[Dwarves]] who journeyed to [[Lonely Mountain|Erebor]] to challenge the [[Dragons|dragon]] [[Smaug]], and after the successful conclusion of this quest he lived with his part of the treasure at the Lonely Mountain.<ref name="Meetings">{{FR|II1}}</ref>
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'''Dori''' was a Dwarf who, being of [[Durin's Folk]], probably dwelt in the northern [[Blue Mountains]] with [[Thorin]] after the latter had settled there after * '''[[Thráin|Thráin II]] had disappeared.<ref name="Durin">{{App|Durin}}</ref>  He was one of the thirteen [[Dwarves]] who journeyed to [[Lonely Mountain|Erebor]] to challenge the [[Dragons|dragon]] [[Smaug]], and after the successful conclusion of this quest he lived with his part of the treasure at the Lonely Mountain.<ref name="Meetings">{{FR|II1}}</ref>
  
 
Dori's parentage is unknown although he was a member of the [[House of Durin]] and a remote kinsman of Thorin.<ref name="Durin"/>  His birth year is also unknown.  However, in [[Bilbo Baggins]]' account of the quest to Erebor he stated that the brothers [[Fíli]] and [[Kíli]] were the youngest of the thirteen "by some fifty years"<ref name="Hill">{{H|Hill}}</ref> and that when Thorin was missing, [[Balin]] was "the eldest left".<ref>{{H|Barrels}}</ref>  Since Fíli was born in {{TA|2859}} and Balin was born in {{TA|2763|n}},<ref name="Durin"/> this would put Dori's birth between 2809 and {{TA|2763|n}}, and he would have been between 132 and 178 years old during the quest to Erebor.  Thorin stated that Dori was the strongest of the Dwarves in the company.<ref>{{H|Flies}}</ref>  Dori (and [[Nori]]) shared Bilbo's opinion that meals should be plentiful and frequent.<ref>{{H|Mutton}}</ref>
 
Dori's parentage is unknown although he was a member of the [[House of Durin]] and a remote kinsman of Thorin.<ref name="Durin"/>  His birth year is also unknown.  However, in [[Bilbo Baggins]]' account of the quest to Erebor he stated that the brothers [[Fíli]] and [[Kíli]] were the youngest of the thirteen "by some fifty years"<ref name="Hill">{{H|Hill}}</ref> and that when Thorin was missing, [[Balin]] was "the eldest left".<ref>{{H|Barrels}}</ref>  Since Fíli was born in {{TA|2859}} and Balin was born in {{TA|2763|n}},<ref name="Durin"/> this would put Dori's birth between 2809 and {{TA|2763|n}}, and he would have been between 132 and 178 years old during the quest to Erebor.  Thorin stated that Dori was the strongest of the Dwarves in the company.<ref>{{H|Flies}}</ref>  Dori (and [[Nori]]) shared Bilbo's opinion that meals should be plentiful and frequent.<ref>{{H|Mutton}}</ref>

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