TheOneRing.net: Behold! Thorin Oakenshield and Orcrist
For a week or so, we have been treated to an unprecedented look at the Dwarves from Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit. Today, TheOneRing.net is both honored and humbled to be given the worldwide exclusive reveal of Thorin Oakenshield! (and Orcrist, the Goblin-cleaver!)
young Dwarf prince, Thorin witnessed the destruction and
terror wrought when a great fire-breathing Dragon attacked
the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. After slaughtering many of
Thorin’s kin, the great serpent, Smaug, entered The Lonely
Mountain and took possession of its vast store of gold and
jewels. No-one came to the aid of the surviving Dwarves, and
thus, a once proud and noble race was forced into exile.
Through long years of hardship, Thorin grew to be a strong
and fearless fighter and revered leader. In his heart a
fierce desire grew; a desire to reclaim his homeland and
destroy the beast that had brought such misery upon his
people. So when fate offers him an unusual ally, he seizes
the chance for revenge.
We’d like to whole-heartedly thank the production for giving the Tolkien fan community this final reveal! And now, we have seen the full representation of Thorin and Company! After the break you’ll see a great compilation photo of the rest of the dwarves. This particular compilation is from our friend Paul (Thanks to all the Ringers sending in their masterpieces!) TheOneRing.net staff got together and offered some feedback for each and every member of the quest (as they appear on Bilbo’s doorstep). Click ‘continue reading’ to read those comments and view a high resolution picture of each dwarf. Please share your thoughts and opinions in our comments, forum and Facbeook! We also took the liberty to make some Thorin/The Hobbit themed wallpaper for your computer.