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|Farin in The Lord of the Rings Online|
|Birth||T.A. 2560 |
|Death||T.A. 2803 (aged 243)|
|House||House of Durin|
|Siblings||possibly an older sister[note 1]|
|Gallery||Images of Farin|
Farin was a dwarf of Durin's folk.
History[edit | edit source]
Farin was one of the Dwarves of the Grey Mountains. When his uncle King Dáin I and cousin Frór had been slain by a Cold-drake, his people were forced to flee the dragon-plagued Grey Mountains while he was just 29 years old. Farin's father, Borin, joined Thrór when he rebuilt the Kingdom under the Mountain in 2590.[source?]
Farin was the father of Fundin and Gróin, and therefore an ancestor to both Balin of Thorin and Company and Gimli Elf-friend, one of the Fellowship of the Ring.
In 2770 the dragon Smaug sacked the Lonely Mountain, driving its people into exile.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Jim Allan has suggested that Farin is derived from Old Norse farinn ("travelled-one").
Genealogy[edit | edit source]
Portrayal in adaptations[edit | edit source]
2021: The Lord of the Rings Online:
- Farin appears in an extended flashback depicting the Battle of Azanulbizar, in which he fights alongside his sons and grandsons.
- ↑ It is said in The Peoples of Middle-earth that dwarven women were seldom named in genealogies but if a son is seen to be 110 years younger than his father, this usually indicates an elder daughter.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "IX. The Making of Appendix A": (iv) "Durin's Folk", p. 285
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk"
- ↑ Jim Allan (1978), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names", p. 224