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'''Galion''' was an old [[Silvan Elves|Wood-elf]] who served as butler in the Elvenking's halls in northeastern [[Mirkwood]], where he served King [[Thranduil]] (and presumably also Thranduil's son [[Legolas of Mirkwood|Legolas]]). It was Galion's love of wine that gave [[Bilbo]] a chance to free [[Thorin II Oakenshield|Thorin]] and his companions when they were imprisoned in Thranduil's halls during the [[Quest of Erebor]]. On a night of feasting, the butler drank deeply with his friend the captain of the guards: so deeply that both fell asleep. With the aid of the captain's keys and his [[One Ring|Magic Ring]], Bilbo was able to rescue the [[Dwarves]] and organise a daring waterborne escape.
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'''Galion''' was a [[Silvan Elves|Wood-elf]] who served as butler in [[Thranduil]]'s halls in northeastern [[Mirkwood]]
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==History==
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Galion served [[Thranduil|King Thranduil]] (and presumably also Thranduil's son [[Legolas of Mirkwood|Legolas]]). It was Galion's love of wine that gave [[Bilbo Baggins|Bilbo]] a chance to free [[Thorin II Oakenshield|Thorin]] and [[Thorin and Company|his companions]] when they were imprisoned there during the [[Quest of Erebor]]. On a night of feasting, the butler drank deeply with his friend the captain of the guards: so deeply that both fell asleep. With the aid of the captain's keys and his [[One Ring|Magic Ring]], Bilbo was able to rescue the [[Dwarves]] and organise a daring waterborne escape.
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==Portrayal in adaptations==
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'''2003: ''[[The Hobbit (2003 video game)|Sierra's The Hobbit]]'':'''
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:This video game depicts only Galion, and not the Captain of the Guard. The butler does not succumb to drunkenness, but because Bilbo puts three herbs - Moonleaf, Willowweed and Spider's Bane - in his mug. This change was possibly made to ensure a more favourable [[wikipedia:Video game content rating system|game rating]].
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==References==
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* ''[[The Hobbit]]'', [[Barrels Out of Bond]]
  
 
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Revision as of 07:41, 14 August 2008

Galion
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Biographical Information
Other namesthe Butler
Physical Description
GenderMale

Galion was a Wood-elf who served as butler in Thranduil's halls in northeastern Mirkwood

History

Galion served King Thranduil (and presumably also Thranduil's son Legolas). It was Galion's love of wine that gave Bilbo a chance to free Thorin and his companions when they were imprisoned there during the Quest of Erebor. On a night of feasting, the butler drank deeply with his friend the captain of the guards: so deeply that both fell asleep. With the aid of the captain's keys and his Magic Ring, Bilbo was able to rescue the Dwarves and organise a daring waterborne escape.

Portrayal in adaptations

2003: Sierra's The Hobbit:

This video game depicts only Galion, and not the Captain of the Guard. The butler does not succumb to drunkenness, but because Bilbo puts three herbs - Moonleaf, Willowweed and Spider's Bane - in his mug. This change was possibly made to ensure a more favourable game rating.

References