Thorin and Company

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Thorin and Company
"The Dwarfs" by Frank Rivolli
Date foundedT.A. 2941
PurposeReclamation of the Lonely Mountain, and recovery of Dwarven wealth, including the Arkenstone
Notable membersThorin, Balin, Dwalin, Fíli, Kíli, Dori, Nori, Ori, Óin, Glóin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur and Bilbo Baggins
DisbandedT.A. 2941
Notable forRe-establishment of the Kingdom under the Mountain, bringing about the death of Smaug
GalleryImages of Thorin and Company

Thorin and Company refers to the thirteen exiled Dwarves under the leadership of Thorin Oakenshield and the one Hobbit Bilbo Baggins, who famously made the Quest of Erebor, travelling through the Misty Mountains and the Wilderland to the Lonely Mountain, to recover their ancient treasure from the Kingdom of Erebor, stolen by the Dragon Smaug.

Thorin's company were:

They were joined by Gandalf for part of the journey.

Thorin referred to himself and his Dwarven companions as "Thorin and Company" in the opening line of the message left on Bilbo's mantelpiece after the unexpected party at Bag End.[3]

Portrayal in adaptations

Thorin and Company in adaptations
Surviving members of the Company in The Lord of the Rings Online
Surviving members of the Company in The Lord of the Rings Online  
The Company in The Hobbit film series
The Company in The Hobbit film series  

2007: The Lord of the Rings Online

All surviving members of the Company appear in the game. After the Battle of Dale the Dwarves and Gandalf pay homage to the tombs of Thorin, Fíli and Kíli, which are now next to that of King Dáin Ironfoot.

2012-14: The Hobbit film series:

The thirteen Dwarves all feature in the films, although they do not wear coloured hoods, and are given more developed and distinct personalities as opposed to the novel. The Dwarves battle with Smaug, instead of hiding from him, in the "Battle of the Forges". The Company is broken only once; when four of the Dwarves stay behind in Lake-town prior to the death of Smaug. While Thorin is under the influence of dragon-sickness, Gandalf says that "there is no Company, not anymore". But all thirteen Dwarves and Bilbo Baggins fight in the Battle of the Five Armies, where Thorin, Fíli and Kíli are slain.


Members of Thorin and Company
Thorin · Balin · Dwalin · Fíli · Kíli · Dori · Nori · Ori · Óin · Glóin · Bifur · Bofur · Bombur · Gandalf · Bilbo Baggins
Route of Thorin and Company
Bag End · Green Dragon · The Shire · Lone-lands · Last Bridge · Trollshaws · Trolls' cave · Rivendell · High Pass · Front Porch · Goblin-town · Goblin-gate · Eagle's Eyrie · Carrock · Beorn's Hall · Wilderland · Forest Gate · Elf-path · Mirkwood · Elvenking's Halls · Forest River · Lake-town · Long Lake · River Running · Desolation of the Dragon · Ravenhill · Back Door · Lonely Mountain · Great Hall of Thráin