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'''Lóni''' was a companion of [[Balin]], who was part of the expedition to recover [[Khazad-dûm]] for [[Durin's folk]] in the late [[Third Age]]. For a time Balin and his [[Dwarves]] seemed to be successful, but in the end disaster struck. A new invasion of [[Orcs]] and other creatures of [[Sauron]] came against the Dwarves in [[Moria]]. Lóni was one of those who fought to hold the [[Second Hall]] (where the [[Fellowship of the Ring|Fellowship]] later encountered the [[Balrogs|Balrog]]) and the [[Bridge of Khazad-dûm]], and he died there alongside his companions [[Náli]] and [[Frár]].
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'''Lóni''' was a [[Dwarf]] of [[Erebor]].
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==History==
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Lóni was part of [[Balin's Colony]] to reclaim [[Moria]]. Their mission at first seemed successful, and Balin went so far as to claim the title [[Lord of Moria]]. Over a period of a few years, though, it became clear that the Dwarves were not as secure as they had hoped in their ancient citadel, and at last the [[Orcs]] came in force to reclaim it. The [[Bridge of Khazad-dûm]] was captured, leaving the Dwarves trapped in the [[Second Hall]]. There was a mighty battle in the Hall, and many Dwarves fell, including Lóni and his companions [[Frár]] and [[Náli]].<ref>{{FR|Bridge}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
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''Lóni'' is a dwarf from the ''[[Völuspá|Dvergatal]]''. His name most likely means "lazy person".<ref>Chester Nathan Gould, "Dwarf-Names: A Study in Old Icelandic Religion", published in ''Publications of the Modern Language Association of America'', Vol 44 (1929), issue #4, pp. 939-967</ref>
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Lóni
Dwarf
Physical Description
GenderMale

Lóni was a Dwarf of Erebor.

History

Lóni was part of Balin's Colony to reclaim Moria. Their mission at first seemed successful, and Balin went so far as to claim the title Lord of Moria. Over a period of a few years, though, it became clear that the Dwarves were not as secure as they had hoped in their ancient citadel, and at last the Orcs came in force to reclaim it. The Bridge of Khazad-dûm was captured, leaving the Dwarves trapped in the Second Hall. There was a mighty battle in the Hall, and many Dwarves fell, including Lóni and his companions Frár and Náli.[1]

Etymology

Lóni is a dwarf from the Dvergatal. His name most likely means "lazy person".[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Bridge of Khazad-dûm"
  2. Chester Nathan Gould, "Dwarf-Names: A Study in Old Icelandic Religion", published in Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, Vol 44 (1929), issue #4, pp. 939-967