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Old 01-16-04, 09:44 AM
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Where are all the dwarf armies?

I was attempting to answer a question from a friend about ROTK but am not doing a good job. He wants to know why no dwarven army helped out in any of the battles in any of the movies. I attempted to explain that they were busy holding off their own orcish invasion, but am not as clear on this one. Any more insight into this?
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you are pretty much right.........in the books orcs where attacking everywhere, Lothlorien, the shire, dwarven strongholds
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I do not recall Orcs in the shire, I thought they were men.
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look in this thread:

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hlight=dwarves
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Originally posted by Daytrip
you are pretty much right.........in the books orcs where attacking everywhere, Lothlorien, the shire, dwarven strongholds
where in the book does it say this? i just read LOTR and i dont recall anything about Dwarven battles, is it in the appendix?
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"Who will you look to when we are gone? The Dwarves? They hide in their caves seeking riches, they care nothing for the troubles of others." --Elrond

At least, this was film-Elrond's take on the matter in his conversation with Gandalf in FOTR. Gimli is a notable exception.
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Of course, the appendix....and please don't quote the movie when someone wants to know what really happened.
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Many of Gimli's folk died fighting off orcs at The Lonely Mountain (see The Hobbit).

The Appendices at the end of RotK are you friend.
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That's all well and good, but it's not in the film. It is epic and fascinating as usual, of course, because Tolkien is the man.

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