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Farin (video game character)

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Farin (video game character) is a concept which has only appeared in an adaptation of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.
This article is about the main character of The Lord of the Rings: War in the North. For the the grandfather of Balin and Glóin, see Farin.
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Physical Description
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Farin is one of the three main characters of The Lord of the Rings: War in the North. Farin is a Dwarven champion of Erebor.[1]




Farin's family originally lived in Erebor. But after the attack of the Dragon Smaug they went in exile to the Iron Hills, where Farin was born.

News of the return of Thorin to Erebor reached the Iron Hills when Farin was still very young. Because there was a great nead for soldiers, Farin marched in the army of Dáin Ironfoot to Erebor. There he fought in the Battle of the Five Armies, where he proved to be a very strong warior. For this reason Dáin made him a member of his personal guard.[1]

Concept Art of Farin.

Life as Dáin's personal guard

After the battle Erebor was reclaimed by the Dwarves, and Dáin was crowned as King under the Mountain. Farin served him in Erebor, and fought together with the men of Dale against the Orcs and Easterlings. Somewhere after T.A. 3001 Bilbo Baggins visited Erebor to meet with his old friends. In this time Farin met Bilbo, and the was very impressed of him.

When a messenger of Sauron came to Erebor in T.A. 3018 and asked information about "Baggins" and "the Shire", Farin was very worried. He though that it was the task of his people to protect Bilbo Baggins and the Shire, and therefore he did swore an oath that he would travel to that country and protect it. He searched for other companions, but none wanted to travel with him as Erebor was threatened by enemies. Therefore, he went alone after Dáin granted him permission to go.[1]

War of the Ring

Farin arrived at the borders of the Shire and protected one of its' access roads. He questioned travellers, and sended those who he didn't trust away. The Rangers heard of Farin, and Halbarad tried to resolve this mistery. Halbarad disguised himself as a traveller and gained Farin's confidence, who told him about his mission. As Halbarad was convinced that Farin's intentions were good, he asked him to join the Rangers in their guard.[1]

Eradan, Andriel and Farin in Bree.
Farin joined the Rangers at Sarn's Ford, and became a friend of Eradan, Kilaran and Luin. Just shortly before the Nazgûl attacked Sarn's Ford, he met Andriel, who was surprised to see a Dwarf among the Ranger.[2]

The next morning he assisted, together with Eradan and Andriel, the Rangers while they were attacked by the Nazgûl. They were defeated, and many of the Rangers were slain. However, shortly after the attack the Witch-king met with Agandaûr. Agandaûr tells the Witch-king that he had summoned the Orcs of the Misty Mountains and assembled an army in Fornost. The Witch-king send him back to Fornost, to attack immediatly.[3]

Halbared sent Eradan, Andriel and Farin to Bree, to warn Aragorn about this news. The three companions meet him in Prancing Pony, and tell him what happened at Sarn's Ford. Aragorn immediatly sends them Fornost, to stop Agandaûr before he attacks.[3]

Family Tree



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He uses an axe for melee-combat and a crossbow for ranged combat.[4] His strength lies in fighting enemies in close quarters.[5]

See Also


  1. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Backstory_Farin
  2. "Road to War", War in the North (accessed 3 January 2012)
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Prologue
  4. "War in the North Gameplay Trailer at PAX" dated 6 September 2010, Middle-earth Center (accessed 24 July 2011)
  5. "The Lord of the Rings: War in the North Q&A" dated 31 January 2011, Gamespot Asia (accessed 24 July 2011)