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Year 2941 – The Hobbit

November 25

  • Thorin is laid to rest

They buried Thorin deep beneath the Mountain, and Bard laid the Arkenstone upon his breast.
“There let it lie till the Mountain falls!” he said. “May it bring good fortune to all his folk that dwell here after!” Upon his tomb the Elvenking then laid Orcrist, the elvish sword that had been taken from Thorin in captivity. It is said in songs that it gleamed ever in the dark if foes approached, and the fortress of the dwarves could not be taken by surprise. There now Dain son of Nain took up his abode, and he became King under the Mountain, and in time many other dwarves gathered to his throne in the ancient halls. Of the twelve companions of Thorin, ten remained.

[The Hobbit, Chapter 18: The Return Journey]

November 26

  • Division of the treasure

November 30

  • Bilbo, Gandalf and Beorn depart from the Elves
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