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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]] later encountered the [[Balrog]]) and the [[Bridge of Khazad-dûm]], and he died there alongside his companions [[Náli]] and [[Frár]].
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'''Lóni''' was a [[Dwarves of Erebor|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]]. This all changed in their fifth year there. On November 10th, the [[Orcs]] came up the [[Silverlode]] and killed Balin while he was alone, and unaware and looking into [[Mirrormere]]. The Dwarves fought back but  eventually lost [[East-gate]] and [[First Hall]].
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The Orcs made it across the [[Bridge of Khazad-dûm]] and there was a [[Battle of the Second Hall|battle in the Second Hall]], and Lóni and his companions [[Frár]] and [[Náli]] died bravely while the rest of the colonists retreated.<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
Biographical Information
LocationLonely Mountain
Moria
AffiliationBalin's Colony
LanguageKhuzdul
DeathAfter 10 November T.A. 2994
Battle of the Second Hall, Moria
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. This all changed in their fifth year there. On November 10th, the Orcs came up the Silverlode and killed Balin while he was alone, and unaware and looking into Mirrormere. The Dwarves fought back but eventually lost East-gate and First Hall. The Orcs made it across the Bridge of Khazad-dûm and there was a battle in the Second Hall, and Lóni and his companions Frár and Náli died bravely while the rest of the colonists retreated.[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