Official Description: These three brothers, all sons of the same mother, could not be more different from each other. Dori, the oldest, spends much of his time watching out for Ori, the youngest; making sure he’s not caught a chill or got himself killed by Wargs or Goblins. Nobody quite knows what Nori gets up to most of the time, except that it’s guaranteed to be dodgy and quite probably, illegal. Dori, Nori and Ori are intensely loyal to each other – and whilst they are perfectly happy fighting amongst themselves, woe-betide anyone who means harm to one of these brothers.
TheOneRing.net Description: One of the thirteen Dwarves who accompanied Bilbo in The Hobbit. Nori is probably a brother of the similarly-named Ori and Dori — all three also play the flute. Nori is a distant relative of Thorin. Nori is said to have a hobbit-like attitude towards meals — they should be frequent and large. As the Wargs approach the party in Wilderland, it is Nori that notices Bilbo has been left in the clearing as the Dwarves scamper up trees to safety.
Analysis: Neither Nori’s birth or death date is known. However, given the age difference of at least 50 years between Fili and Kili and the rest of the party, his birth year is likely before about 2809. Gloin reports that Nori is still living with Dain in the Lonely Mountain at the time of The Fellowship of the Ring in 3018.
- “You’ve left the burglar behind again!” (to the dwarves)