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Glóin son of Gróin was one of the Dwarves of Thorin II Oakenshield's company who set out to reclaim the Lonely Mountain in The Hobbit, and was the father of Gimli, a member of the Fellowship of the Ring.
Glóin appears in The Hobbit as a supporting character mainly in the background in the films. Glóin is also in The Fellowship of the Ring and in the film as a minor character who only appears at the Council of Elrond.
Quest for Erebor
In TA 2799, Glóin was known to have fought in the Battle of Azanulbizar, the last battle of the War of the Dwarves and Orcs. In TA 2941, Glóin and his brother Óin, along with his cousins Dwalin and Balin, were among the Dwarves accompanying Thorin and Company during their quest to the Lonely Mountain to recapture it from the Dragon Smaug. He was noted for his skills with a tinderbox, and, along with his brother Óin, was usually the one told to get a fire started whenever the Dwarves made camp. Gloin also fought in the Battle of the Five Armies. After the battle, he settled in the Lonely Mountain.
War of the Ring
On October 25, 3018, he and his son Gimli attended the Council of Elrond in Rivendell, where he greeted Frodo Baggins at the welcome dinner, after Frodo's recovery from his wounding by the Witch-king of Angmar. He recounted the history of the Lonely Mountain and the Kingdom of Dale since Bilbo had left, including Balin's decision to leave the Lonely Mountain and reestablish the ancient Dwarven kingdom in Moria. At the Council of Elrond, his son Gimli also warned of the messengers from Mordor who had been threatening King Dain II Ironfoot, and seeking news of Bilbo and Frodo, and the One Ring.
After the Council of Elrond, he is mentioned no more by Tolkien, except for the date of his death in an appendix. It is unknown whether he fought against Sauron's forces in the Battle of Dale.
Glóin died in FO 15 at the age of 253 years.
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