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Frerin in The Lord of the Rings Online
Biographical Information
LocationLonely Mountain
BirthT.A. 2751
Lonely Mountain
DeathT.A. 2799 (aged 48)
HouseHouse of Durin
ParentageThráin II
SiblingsThorin, Dís
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Frerin

Frerin (Third Age 27512799, aged 48 years) was a dwarf of the royal line of Durin's folk, and the second son of King Thráin II. His older brother was the Dwarven hero and future king Thorin II Oakenshield, and his younger sister was Dís.

History[edit | edit source]

With the rest of his family, Frerin was driven into exile from the Lonely Mountain when the Dragon Smaug attacked their home. He later took part in the bloody War of the Dwarves and Orcs, although he was still very young at the time.

In the final conflict of the war, the Battle of Azanulbizar, Frerin was in the first assault of the vanguard that was led by his father, which was thrown back with loss. Frerin and the rest of the vanguard were driven into a wood of great trees near the lake Mirrormere. It was there Frerin was slain, along with his kinsman Fundin, and many others.

After the battle, the Dwarves that were left built pyres, and burned the bodies of their dead, Frerin being among them.[1]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Jim Allan has suggested that Frerin may derive from either the Old Norse Dwarf-name Frár ("Swift") in the Völuspá, or from Old Norse frérinn ("frozen").[2]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

2542 - 2790
Thráin II
2644 - 2850
Thorin II
2746 - 2941
2751 - 2799
b. 2760
2859 - 2941
2864 - 2941

Portrayal in adaptations[edit | edit source]

2021: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Frerin appears in an extended flashback depicting the Battle of Azanulbizar that shows his eventual demise. In the Thorin's Halls in Ered Luin the largest courtyard is named "Frerin's Court" in his honour.