Ori was a Dwarf of the House of Durin, and brother to Nori and Dori. And a distant kinsman to Thorin Oakenshield. He wore a grey hood, played the flute, and well and quickly in large, bold hand and often used Elvish script.
The Quest of Erebor
In 2941, Ori (and his brothers) were selected to accompany their King Thorin Oakenshield on the Quest of Erebor, in which they were assisted by the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins. He later fought and survived the Battle of Five Armies, was given his share of the treasure by Dáin II Ironfoot. And settled in the mountain of Erebor.
Expedition to Moria
forty eight years later Ori traveled with Balin, and Óin (also members of Thorin and Company) and a colony of Dwarves on a disasterous attempt to reclaim their ancient mansions of Khazad-dûm which were already occupied by the Goblins. At first they colony did well, but less than five years later Balin was killed, Orc reinforcements came south and took the East-gate, and Óin's group he took west to Hollin gate was destroyed except for a few.
|Members of Thorin and Company|
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