Why are there so few Dwarven Hunters in Lotro? I think when people typically think of Dwarfs they think heavy armor and big axes. This is not all a Dwarf is about in Tolkien’s world of Middle Earth. Fili and Kili from “The Hobbit” come to mind. They were brothers who were said to have the sharpest eyes of the party of 13 Dwarves and so they were often sent scouting or searching.
- They find the goblin cave in the Misty Mountains.
- When Bilbo spied the boat on the far side of the Enchanted River, Thorin chose Fíli as the youngest with the best sight to throw a rope with a hook attached to snag the small vessel. Fíli manages to hook the boat.
- They scout Ravenhill and the Frong Gate with Balin and Bilbo.
- They also find the Lonely Mountain (Erebor)’s secret door with Bilbo.
“The Hobbit” also mentions Dwarves using bows not just axes. In one passage Bilbo and the dwarves begin to go through the dark and dreadful forest of Mirkwood. They come to the enchanted stream Beorn warned about, and Bilbo sees a boat on the other side. With great difficulty, they use iron hooks from their packs to pull the boat toward them. They have just disembarked on the other side when they are startled by a deer leaping the stream. Thorin fires an arrow at him, as they need the meat, and in the confusion Bombur sets the boat adrift and falls into the stream. When they pull him out, he is asleep — enchanted by the waters of the stream. More deer appear, and the dwarves use all their arrows trying to kill one.
Using bows to kill a deer for meat…does this not sound like a Hunter to you?
Head: Traveller’s Hood, dyed Rivendell Green (Lotro Store)
Shoulders: Wynmar’s End, dyed Rivendell Green (Quest: The Orc Attack)
Chest: Pathfinder’s Jacket, dyed Rivendell Green (Hunter Moria Barter)
Hands: Leather Gloves, (Bree Medium Armoursmith)
Legs: Westernesse Protector’s Leggings, dyed Rivendel Green (T5 Crafted)
Feet: Resilient Brushed Skirmish Boots, dyed Rivendell Green (T7Crafted)
Back: Cloak of the Grey Company, dyed Rivendell Green (Quest: Book 5, Chapter 1: Separate Ways – Radanir