Ibun

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Ibun
Dwarf
Biographical Information
LocationHouse of Ransom
LanguageKhuzdul
Family
HousePetty-dwarves
ParentageMîm
SiblingsKhîm
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Ibun

Ibun was the son of Mîm and brother of Khîm, the last of the Petty-dwarves.[1]

History[edit]

Ibun lived with his family at Amon Rûdh. They were seen by the Gaurwaith as they snuck past them carrying heavy sacks. Mîm was captured, and the two brothers fled into the mist. As they ran, Khîm was shot by a wild arrow from the outlaws, but Ibun survived, and shared his father's House of Ransom with Túrin and the outlaws.[1]

One winter, the two Petty-dwarves went out in search of roots, and were captured by a band of Orcs. To save his life Mîm betrayed Túrin to the Orcs, but Ibun's fate is unclear.[2]

Much later, in Nargothrond, Mîm told Húrin, "I am the last of my people",[3] meaning that he outlived both his sons; Ibun either lost his life at the hands of the Orcs, or in some later unrecorded mishap.

Genealogy[edit]

 
 
Mîm
d. F.A. 501
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IBUN
b. F.A.
 
Khîm
d. F.A. 486


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