Some were born in Moria and did not know life outside the camp. Read on for 15 things you didn’t know about the making of The Fellowship of the Ring. LOTR - Mission 04 - The Halls of Moria - posted in AotR Campaign: The Mines of Moria A long, strange mission, featuring several unorthodox gameplay elements. Balin served as the de facto spokesman for the party after the Elvenking captured the dwarves, as they did not at first realise that Thorin had been imprisoned with them as well. In the course of the Quest, Balin was the Dwarf who developed the closest friendship with Bilbo. "I need no map," said Gimli, who had come up with Legolas, and was gazing out before him with a strange light in his deep eyes. No mention is made about the past of Moria and his expedition, and Gimli seems confident he is still alive. Not only does he want to know the fate of his family, but he also wants to see the long-lost home of the Dwarves. ANSWER: A reader asked if I know why the Balrog of Moria (or “Fred” as we affectionately call him on SF-Fandom) never left the deep places of the world to which he fled after the defeat of Melkor.. Well, the short answer is that I do not know. Gimli, son of Glóin, is one of the Nine Walkers, the nine members of the Fellowship of the Ring, also known as the Company of the Ring. Gimli began saying what Balin would welcome us with - food wise. 2012-14: The Hobbit (film series): Balin is played by Ken Stott. Shadow & Flame - By Saruman the White. It was the second night of their trip through the mines, and Sam Gamgee had just referred to Moria as "darksome holes." Yet Gimli talks it up like it is still a glorious hall. There is one Dwarf yet in Moria who still draws breath.” What a powerful moment. But I would not have come, had I known the danger of light and joy.” ― J.R.R. The chamber, just like the gate scene, has the dual purpose of character development and conflict. As a result, Dáin Ironfoot sent Glóin and his son Gimli to Rivendell to seek news about the colony and advice from Elrond. You’re misinterpreting him. When Frodo suggested that the Fellowship go through the Mines of Moria, Gimli was pleased, since he could see his cousin, Balin, who was there. Bilbo’s (Ian Holm) returns to Bag End and packs his things to leave the Shire. Though the Dwarves have all gone from Moria, Gimli will not let it be destroyed without a fight. How is Moria so incredibly oversized? Because there are nine main protagonists to follow, everyone has their favorites, but the dwarf Gimli has some of the best quotes in the entire franchise. A description of Balin in The Hobbit films was released by the studio: Did he know of Balrog or what exactly is of so much danger to Gandalf but not to the others? Balin is mentioned by Gimli as the King of Moria, and his tomb is seen in Moria. You reasoned that Gimli did not mentioned the battle near the river because it would be depressing for him: He did mention Moria though, and I would like to know how you think that is different. On all the others a dread fell at the mention of that name. Because he didn't know how to, plain and simple. Via YouTube. He says to call it a mine is insulting and he’s mocking the people who refer to it as such The first quote we have to show that Gandalf is afraid of Moria is when Gimli suggests that the Company of the Ring pass through the Mines of Moria as he believes they are taking the long way round. As you say, he described his memory of Moria as being “very evil,” which may suggest that he knew the mines held more than just orcs and trolls. 24. Save the saliva for the food & ale." First, this section expounds upon the history of Moria and Gimli’s attachment to it. I heard Gandalf ask Frodo about his shoulder before warning him of the potential threats both out & within the Fellowship. At 186 cm tall, John Rhys-Davies was the tallest actor in the Fellowship, even though he was cast as diminutive Gimli. Torment in the dark was the danger that I feared, and it did not hold me back. However, Gimli befriended Legolas, an elf who was a part of the Fellowship. Truly Elrond spoke, saying that we could not foresee what we might meet upon our road. He had expected to see these people in Moria even though they hadn't sent word back to Erebor for 25 years. “Little did I know where the chief peril lay! They stand tall in our dreams: Baraz, Zirak, Shathur. The series revolutionized the film industry. Implying that the Fellowship will get a warm welcome in Moria is a more of a Peter Jackson idea, probably inserted to add a further element of shock and pathos to Gimli’s discovery of the tomb of Balin. I was just kidding with you, I was being sarcastic (in a friendly way though) I thought this reply by you was doing the same, but perhaps not. Only Gimli lifted up his head; a smouldering fire was in his eyes. Gimli heard the word during battle strategy meetings; Gimli knows a bit of Elvish. He drifted off into dwarf land. In the Fellowship of the Ring, Galadriel's gift to Gimli may seem a thoughtful and kind gift on the surface, but actually has a more in-depth meaning. "Mines of Moria" is a title given to the place by humans and elves, most likely. Gimli seemed so stunned because, even though Moria was conquered before Gimli was even born, there was a colony sent to establish a foothold in Moria. And then Gandalf could've interrupted with something like: Alas, their digging technology got far too advanced for their own good! Did he just not know, or was it because he thought Balin had successfully resettled there? Gimli is annoyed at that, and rightfully so. 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