With these elven eyes, when I meet dwarves, I am sad to say that I usually cannot recall their names. I often just call them That Dwarf and That Other Dwarf. I can recall Gimli because… well, he is Gimli. Also, there is Thorin; he has a large Hall named after him. Past those, it gets sketchy.
So, I enlisted the talent of McFarlane, Master of Lore (Lotrolorenuggets) to provide a guide to all the dwarves in the book, “The Hobbit”. Thankfully, he took the challenge (which was little challenge to such a loremaster) and elaborated with a mountain of knowledge.
My questions, succinctly listed by McFarlane, were… “Who exactly are all of the Dwarves who were in the company of Thorin Oakenshield, what was their relationship to each other, where does Gimli fit in, and where (if anywhere) do we find them (or references to them) in LOTRO?”
McFarlane gives a dwarf’s weight in mithril worth of information. Hey, I had no idea that Frerin (of Frerin’s Court) and Thror (of Thror’s Coomb) were dwarves, much less how they tied in to the rest of the bunch.
With guide in hand, I vow to try to do a lil better than calling them all “Dwarf” in the future. I forgot to ask which dwarf was Doc.