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|Death||North of Valmar, next to the Two Trees|
Daurin, also called Tórin, was a Gnome of the Elder Days. He was notable for attacking Melko and Gwerlum when they were attempting to destroy the Two Trees. After he had cut off one of Gwerlum's legs, she threw a web around him and Melko killed him. He then took his blade, which was laced with the black, poisonous blood of Gwerlum, and proceeded to destroy the other tree, Silpion.
Other versions of the legendarium
The character that was to become Daurin was originally called Fëanor, but this was abandoned. Then his name was changed to Daurlas, a kinsman of Fëanor, and finally to Daurin (Tórin)
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "VI. The Theft of Melko and the Darkening of Valinor", p. 169
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "VI. The Theft of Melko and the Darkening of Valinor": "Notes and Commentary", p. 172