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Cirashala
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Feb 25 2013, 11:13pm


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We know from the Hobbit that Balin was very close to Thorin and his nephews, so is it possible that the disquiet was not a part of Sauron's plotting so much as it was a discontent for riches paid at such a high price? Perhaps Balin thought that the gold and jewels and reclamation of Erebor and seeing Durin's folk begin to prosper again would help to ease the ache of their deaths, but as time wore on he realized that it couldn't ease the ache?

Perhaps he wished to reclaim Moria in an effort to find somewhere else to live that did not hold bad memories of loved ones (not necessarily relations, but loved as friends). Two other members of the company went with him to Moria, Oin and Ori.

Those Balin was said to be close to in the company are Thorin, Fili, Kili, and Dwalin (his brother). None of those four were still at Erebor- the first three died at the Battle of 5 Armies, and Dwalin had returned to Ered Luin to become Lord of Thorin's Halls. So Balin didn't really have much of a reason to stay at Erebor once the kingdom was restored to its former glory.

It could be that the disquiet was due to Sauron, but it could simply have been that there was no one holding Balin to the mountain, so he thought he would try his luck elsewhere since he didn't really have much to lose.

Half Elven Daughter of Celethian of the Woodland Realm

Subject User Time
Dwarves' lost opportunity Mixel Send a private message to Mixel Feb 1 2013, 11:52pm
    Which war do you mean? Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Feb 2 2013, 9:00pm
        That's my guess too... noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Feb 3 2013, 5:04pm
            I mean War of Dwarves and Orcs Mixel Send a private message to Mixel Feb 3 2013, 5:25pm
                Yeah, that did happen. Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Feb 3 2013, 5:31pm
    Much about the dwarves is unknown, I think. Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Feb 3 2013, 5:07pm
    The war was incredibly vicious PhantomS Send a private message to PhantomS Feb 3 2013, 11:56pm
    Mount Gundabad Felagund Send a private message to Felagund Feb 7 2013, 1:34pm
        Good ol' Gundabad PhantomS Send a private message to PhantomS Feb 7 2013, 3:30pm
            Gundabad, and "Of Dwarves & Men" Felagund Send a private message to Felagund Feb 17 2013, 11:32am
                That's very informative CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Feb 17 2013, 2:34pm
                    Something fishy about the whole Moria reconquest project? noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Feb 20 2013, 10:10pm
                        I'm never sure what to read into that either CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Feb 20 2013, 10:42pm
                            "Wormbeard" at work... noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Feb 21 2013, 10:01pm
                        Moria Cirashala Send a private message to Cirashala Feb 25 2013, 11:13pm

 
 
 

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