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'''Nori''' was one of [[Durin's folk]] and likely dwelt in the northern [[Blue Mountains]] with [[Thorin]] after the latter has settled there.<ref name="Durin">{{App|Durin}}</ref>  He was one of the thirteen Dwarves of [[Thorin and Company|Thorin's company]] who journeyed to [[Erebor]] to challenge the [[Dragons|dragon]] [[Smaug]].  After the death of Smaug, Nori lived with his share of the treasure at the Lonely Mountain.<ref name="Meetings">{{FR|II1}}</ref>
  
'''Nori''' was a [[Dwarves|dwarf]] of [[Durin's folk]] who lived in the northern [[Blue Mountains]] in [[Thorin's Halls]] and later [[Erebor]].  
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Nori's parentage is unknown although he was a remote kinsman of Thorin and amember of the [[House of Durin]].<ref name="Durin"/>  His birth year is also unknown.  However, from [[Bilbo Baggins]' account of the quest to Erebor it is known that the brothers [[Fíli]] and [[Kíli]] were the youngest of the thirteen "by some fifty years"<ref name="Hill">{{H|Hill}}</ref> and that after Thorin had been captured, [[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 Nori's birth between {{TA|2809|n}} and {{TA|2763|n}}, and he would have been between 132 and 178 years old during the quest to Erebor.  Nori (and [[Dori]]) shared Bilbo's opinion that meals should be plentiful and frequent.<ref>{{H|Mutton}}</ref>
  
==History==
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==The Quest of Erebor==
===Early Life===
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Nori was one of the five Dwarves in the fourth group to arrive at [[Bag End]].  He wore a purple hood.  During the evening when Thorin called for music, Nori (along with Dori and [[Ori]]) played the flute.<ref>{{H|Party}}</ref> 
Nori had two brothers named [[Dori]], and [[Ori]], and was a remote kinsmen of [[Thorin]].  His hood was purple, he played the flute, and he was very fond of regular and plentiful meals.  
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=== The Quest of Erebor ===
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When [[Gandalf]] was telling the story of the company's adventures to [[Beorn]], Nori and Ori were the second two Dwarves to show up.<ref>{{H|Queer}}</ref>
  
In 2941, Nori was selected as one of the twelve Dwarves to accompany King Thorin II Oakenshield to the Lonely Mountain to defeat the Dragon [[Smaug]] on the Quest of Erebor.
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Nori fought in and survived the [[Battle of Five Armies]].  He was given his share of the treasure by [[Dáin Ironfoot]], and made his home in Erebor.<ref>{{H|Return}}</ref>
When Thorin and Company fled from the [[Wargs]] and [[Orcs|Goblins]] they had climbed some trees to safety, where Nori was the first to realize that [[Bilbo Baggins | Bilbo]] had been left behind on the ground.  To which Dori saved him.
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He later fought and survived the [[Battle of Five Armies]], was given his share of the treasure by [[Dáin Ironfoot|Dáin II Ironfoot]], and made his home in the mountain.
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=== Erebor, and the War of the Ring ===
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==Later Life==
 
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Nori lived a wealthy life after the quest as one of the reclaimers of the mountain.  He was still alive during the [[War of the Ring]],<ref name="Meetings"/> and may have fought in the [[Battle of Dale]].  His date of death is unknown.
During the [[War of the Ring]] Nori was still living in Erebor, and possibly fought in the [[Battle of Dale]].
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==

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Nori
Dwarf
Physical Description
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Nori was one of Durin's folk and likely dwelt in the northern Blue Mountains with Thorin after the latter has settled there.[1] He was one of the thirteen Dwarves of Thorin's company who journeyed to Erebor to challenge the dragon Smaug. After the death of Smaug, Nori lived with his share of the treasure at the Lonely Mountain.[2]

Nori's parentage is unknown although he was a remote kinsman of Thorin and amember of the House of Durin.[1] His birth year is also unknown. However, from [[Bilbo Baggins]' account of the quest to Erebor it is known that the brothers Fíli and Kíli were the youngest of the thirteen "by some fifty years"[3] and that after Thorin had been captured, Balin was "the eldest left".[4] Since Fíli was born in T.A. 2859 and Balin was born in 2763,[1] this would put Nori's birth between 2809 and 2763, and he would have been between 132 and 178 years old during the quest to Erebor. Nori (and Dori) shared Bilbo's opinion that meals should be plentiful and frequent.[5]

Contents

The Quest of Erebor

Nori was one of the five Dwarves in the fourth group to arrive at Bag End. He wore a purple hood. During the evening when Thorin called for music, Nori (along with Dori and Ori) played the flute.[6]

When Gandalf was telling the story of the company's adventures to Beorn, Nori and Ori were the second two Dwarves to show up.[7]

Nori fought in and survived the Battle of Five Armies. He was given his share of the treasure by Dáin Ironfoot, and made his home in Erebor.[8]

Later Life

Nori lived a wealthy life after the quest as one of the reclaimers of the mountain. He was still alive during the War of the Ring,[2] and may have fought in the Battle of Dale. His date of death is unknown.

Etymology

Nóri is a dwarf from the Dvergatal. It most likely means "Little shaver, small bit of something".[9]

Portrayal in Adaptations

1966: The Hobbit (1966 film):

Nori is omitted. Thorin Oakenshield only travels with an unnamed guard and the princess of Dale.[10]

1968: The Hobbit (1968 radio series):

Nori is played by Antony Viccars.

1977: The Hobbit (1977 film):

Nori's voice is provided by Jack DeLeon.

1979: The Hobbit (1979 radio series):

No actor is specified for the role of Nori.

1982: The Hobbit (1982 video game):

Nori is omitted; Thorin is the only companion of the player, Bilbo Baggins.[11]

2003: The Hobbit (2003 video game):

No actor is credited for the role of Nori.

2012-3: The Hobbit films:

Nori will be played by Jed Brophy.[12]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk"
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Many Meetings"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Over Hill and Under Hill"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Barrels Out of Bond"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Roast Mutton"
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "An Unexpected Party"
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Queer Lodgings"
  8. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "The Return Journey"
  9. 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
  10. "The Hobbit.mp4" dated 5 January 2012, YouTube (accessed 10 January 2012)
  11. ZX Computing, 8304 (April/May 1983), p. 76, accessed April 24 2011
  12. Peter Jackson, "Production begins in New Zealand on The Hobbit" dated 20 March 2011, Facebook (accessed 23 December 2011)


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