LotRO Lorebook Introduces Gimli’s Dad
The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar Lorebook has a new entry on Gimli’s famous sire, Glóin. He is one of the company of thirteen including Bilbo Baggins that set out to reclaim Thorin Oakenshield’s birthright. After the Battle of Five Armies, Glóin settled at the Lonely Mountain. His brother Oín who also made the trek on the Quest of Erebor, went on to try to restore Moria to it’s former glory with kinsmen Balin and was lost.
After the rise of the Shadow in the East, Glóin and his son Gimli brought news to Rivendell of the Enemy’s movements and sought the wisdom of Elrond Half-elven. Both attended the great Council of Elrond, where Gimli was chosen to become one of the nine members of the Fellowship of the Ring, whose task it is to bear the One Ring of Sauron to Mount Doom and cast it into the Chamber of Fire. Glóin, with his entourage, set about clearing the outcast Dourhands from the passes of the Misty Mountains, making safe the way from west to east.
Players will meet Glóinat his post in the Misty Mountains where he marshals defenses against the Dourhand Dwarves. He’s involved in many Epic quests from several different chapters. For a full list of his quests and map location, visit Glóin’s LotRO Lorebook entry.