After the Siege of Barad-dûr in S.A. 3441, when Sauron was defeated, Thranduil led the remainder of his people north back to the Woodland Realm, where he was crowned king.[2]. Though inherently cautious, he eventually committed his kingdom to fight against Sauron in the War of the Ring. [note 1], Thranduil was one of the Iathrim who spent his early life in Doriath. In The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, an armoured Thranduil arrived in Dale upon a magnificent large elk, and gave supplies to the townsfolk who had lost everything to the dragon's fire. Thranduil, whether Sindarin or not, led an independent Sindarin (Teleri origin) elvish kingdom. Peter Jackson's films or other media As he tries to adapt with the new ways of Middle-Earth still the past and its events haunts him while he also has a wayward son who is a constant reminder of his lost beloved. In The Hobbit, Thranduil is referred to only as the Elvenking. These two foes surfacing simultaneously creates a perfect storm that threatens to throw the whole region into chaos - if it does not freeze over entirely under the magic of the ice-witch who comes to destroy the line of Oropher. This forced Thranduil to retreat to the city with Bard, Gandalf, Bilbo, and a large portion of his army, leaving the Dwarves to fend for themselves. The king gave Bilbo the title of "elf-friend" and returned with his host in their halls.[8]. Le notizie riguardo al passato di Thranduil provengono dai Racconti Incompiuti. He then orders that all the gates to the kingdom to be closed, now knowing that the dangers of war were upon them, stating that,"No one enters this kingdom, and no one leaves it. He and Bard later join forces to take the Lonely Mountain, only to quickly join forces with Thorin's army of Dwarves upon seeing the approach of the Goblin Army. [2] At the beginning of the Second Age, the Sindar traveled east and Oropher eventually founded Greenwood the Great. In the Rankin/Bass 1977 animated version of The Hobbit, Thranduil was voiced by Otto Preminger. 2006: The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II: 2013: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: 2014: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Thranduil, The Fisher King and Oberon; Why It Matters. [note 2][7][2] In north-eastern Mirkwood, they were near the Forest River behind great, stone gates. "[11], The name Thranduil means "Vigorous spring" in Sindarin, from tharan ("vigorous") and lenited tuil ("spring"). Why, Peter? Thranduil is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium.He first appears as a supporting character in The Hobbit, where he is simply known as the Elvenking, who ruled the Elves who lived in the woodland realm of Mirkwood. Thranduil laid Orcrist on Thorin's tomb, where it was said to glow in warning when foes approached. His army was positioned on the southern side of the Mountain, and was the first to charge. [2] Following the destruction of Beleriand and the War of Wrath, most of the Noldorin exiles and remnants of the Sindar retreated to Lindon. Thranduil advised him to find the Dunedain, for there was a young ranger there whom he should meet - his father, Arathorn, was a good man, and he might become a great man himself. Elsewhere, Legolas revealed to Tauriel that his mother (Thranduil's wife) had been taken prisoner to Gundabad, where she died, and Thranduil never spoke of her, as if she had never existed to begin with. Galadriel, being of both Noldor and Teleri descent came from a different culture. "[15], He had a particular fondness for white gems and wanted to acquire more: "if the elf-king had a weakness it was for treasure, especially for silver and white gems; and though his hoard was rich, was eager for more, since he had not yet as great a treasure as other elf-lords of old. [13], On 6 April[14] (the day of the Elven New Year), the Elvenking met with Celeborn in the midst of Mirkwood and renamed it Eryn Lasgalen, "The Wood of the Greenleaves". Lord of the elven kingdom of Mirkwood, imprisoner of the dwarves, father of Legolas and all around majesty Many Elves and allies were slain and things looked grim when the Eagles and Beorn arrived on the battlefield. Thranduil, also known as the Elvenking, was a Sindarin Elf of Doriath[2] and King of the Silvan Elves of Mirkwood of the Woodland Realm. Thranduil is a Sindarin word for "Vigorous spring", from tharan ("vigorous")[10] and ethuil ("spring"). Tauriel è un personaggio immaginario presente nella trilogia cinematografica fantasy Lo Hobbit, diretta da Peter Jackson e basata sull'omonimo romanzo di J. R. R. Tolkien. While the Dwarves of the Lonely Mountain are fleeing their home after Smaug's attack, Thranduil, riding an Elven elk, arrives with an army. Woodland Realm Nevertheless, he agreed to give Bard a chance to convince Thorin to give in. [3] The gradually-established friendship between the dwarf Gimli and Legolas later helped to reconcile Thranduil's people with the Dwarves. [16] He loved the forest, though it was dark and dangerous in many parts; and enjoyed hunting and feasting among the trees with his people. Though he was not seen afterwards, it was safe to assume that after the funerals and burials, he departed for Mirkwood. Thranduil ruled the re-established Woodland Realm into the Fourth Age.[13]. He provided no information when interrogated, and Thranduil, in turn, sent him to the dungeon cave "not too gently, for they did not love dwarves and thought he was an enemy". 3019, Sauron's army from Dol Guldur attacked Mirkwood. Thranduil is once again seen when Legolas and Tauriel return with an Orc hostage, Narzug. [10] Together, Thranduil and Bard led their forces towards the Lonely Mountain and were surprised when they found out that the Dwarves not only survived Smaug's attacks, but had taken possession of the Mountain and its treasures; the King under the Mountain had returned. "[8] Despite this weakness, he was wise and would not wantonly go to war, risking his people's lives, over treasure. Reminded of his promise to free the Orc, Thranduil replies, "I did free him. He is interrogated but refuses to answer, mocking Tauriel about the impending death of a dwarf. At this, father and son exchanged a mutual gesture of farewell and affection, and Thranduil accepted Legolas' decision to be on his own. Thranduil first appears as a character in The Hobbit, where he is not named. Thranduil sent his son Legolas to Rivendell to inform Elrond, and during the Council of Elrond Legolas was selected as one of the nine members of the Company of the Ring. Unknown In The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Thranduil appears on his throne after the capture of Thorin and Company. On 21 March, T.A. [11] The name Thranduil first appears in The Lord of the Rings, in which his title was given as the King of the Elves of Northern Mirkwood. After the Dwarves' escape, Thranduil received word of what had transpired from the Raft-elves who returned up the Forest River. Biographical information Read War = Death from the story His Heir; My Son (Thranduil Fanfic) by Colfinthel (Bella Confinthel Vylia) with 2,018 reads. Thranduil, son of Oropher, was an Elven king who ruled over the Woodland Realm in the Second and Third Ages. With his keen eyesight, sensitive hearing, and excellent bowmanship, Legolas was a valuable resource to the other members of the Fellowship. After a few days, a Dwarvish host led by Dáin II Ironfoot, who had been summoned by raven messengers, approached to support Thorin. Thranduil as he appeared in the 1977 animated version of The Hobbit. He ran into Legolas, who confessed that he could not go back with him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders." [2], When Thorin Oakenshield and company entered northern Mirkwood, the party encountered visions of a feast in the woods, which unknown to them was Thranduil's court [1] Different members of the party tried to enter the clearing where the feast was being held, but each time darkness would fall and the interruptor fell into a deep sleep. [8] Following their battle with the spiders, the rest of the company was also captured by the Elves. Thranduil gave the hobbit the title Elf-friend and returned with the remainder of his host to his realm in Mirkwood. When the forces from Dol Guldur later attacked Mirkwood, Thranduil repulsed an attack and had the victory. thranduil legolas lotr thehobbit hobbit mirkwood lordoftherings elves middleearth thorin kili fili elrond tolkien gandalf tauriel aragorn bilbo thorinoakenshield dwarves 1.2K Stories Sort by: Hot Titles Thranduil lost his father in the Last Alliance of Men and Elves, leaving Thranduil to rule his kingdom. He was born during the First Age, and lived in Doriath at some point prior to the Second Kinslaying. Thranduil was portrayed by Lee Pace. Thranduil his son survived, but when the war ended and Sauron was slain (as it seemed) he led back home barely a third of the army that had marched to war. - In two days? Touched by the sight, along with the memory of his wife's death at Angmar's hands, he replies "Because it was real", and agreed with her plan to bury Kili. On the way, they met messengers from Bard who was seeking aid for his destroyed town. Birth In this version he is a golden-haired, balding, green-skinned being whose people bare little resemblance to the more human-looking Elves led by Elrond. This page was last modified on 16 November 2020, at 00:14. 1 talking about this. They turned the tide and the battle was won. After skirmishing among themselves, under the council of Gandalf, the three commanders agreed that the Goblins were the enemies of all. The Elven-king arrives at the Lonely Mountain. When the party proved uncooperative with Thranduil's questioning, he accused them of wandering in his kingdom without leave, interrupting their feast, and stirring up trouble with spiders. - You have two days. Thranduil was reluctant to start a war over gold, but when the forces of Dáin arrived the next day, before the trade had been made for the Arkenstone, the Dwarves proceeded to attack. Legolas Greenleaf is one of the main characters in The Lord of the Rings and a main supporting characters in The Hobbit trilogy. Lee Pace portrays Thranduil in The Hobbit trilogy Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Legolas and Tauriel then departed for Ravenhill, leaving Thranduil in shock. During the War of the Ring, he sent his son Legolas to Rivendell, along with other Elves, to report Gollum's escape from Mirkwood. When Bilbo and Gandalf bade farewell to Thranduil, Bilbo gave him a necklace of silver and pearls. Thranduil was one of the Iathrim who spent his early life in Doriath. The Wood-elves of Mirkwood were reduced in number and retreated to lands in the north of Mirkwood. Lee Pace They were sent to the dungeon as well, in separate cells and unaware that Thorin was captured. Thranduil gave aid to these Men, as the Lake-men had been friends with the Wood-elves, and left elven craftsmen to aid in the labour and building of huts to fortify them against the coming winter. Thorin sees them and asks for help, but Thranduil, realizing that he would just be leading his soldiers to their deaths, refuses, not wanting to risk the lives of his kin, causing Thorin to develop a strong dislike of the Elves. Lee Pace portrays Thranduil as a blond elf with a crown of leaves and twigs in Peter Jackson's adaption of The Hobbit, and is a major character in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. He then orders his guards to take Thorin away. Elvenking Thranduil is a wood-elf King, as well as the father of Legolas and one of the heroes for the Elven faction.. Lore [edit | edit source]. Thranduil is a main character in The Hobbit. By this time also, Thranduil renamed Mirkwood Eryn Lasgalen, the Wood of Greenleaves.[9]. The victors divided the treasure, with Bard giving Thranduil the emeralds of Girion. 1000. Thranduil is the king of mirkwood and Legolas's father. The Valar reinvited these Elves to Aman, but Thranduil, among many others, was unwilling and remained in Lindon. 3018 Aragorn and Gandalf delivered Gollum as a prisoner to Thranduil; but in June he later escaped. Race Sopravvissuto alla Battaglia delle Mille Caverne e Secondo Fratrici… In T.A. Thranduil returns to the cottage several times, but each visit finds Bard and Thranduil at different points in their lives. Thranduil was aware that Smaug had a massive hoard of treasure. Thranduil was the only son of Oropher, King of the Woodland Realm. [2], The Elves of Mirkwood joined the Last Alliance and in S.A. 3434, Thranduil followed his father and numerous lightly armed Elves in the War of the Last Alliance. .The character is properly named in Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, and appears briefly in The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales. I'm Thranduil, the king of everything. His actions were in concert with the Dwarves and the Men of Dale against the Easterlings who attacked from the east. 2941, Thranduil and some of his folk were feasting in the woods when they were repeatedly disturbed by a party of Dwarves. With the forest cleansed and Sauron's forces destroyed, the forest was divided; Celeborn claimed the southern part of the forest north to the Narrows, Thranduil took the northern part of the forest south to the Mountains, and the two Elf-lords granted the middle to the Beornings and Woodmen. An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is the 2013 epic fantasy adventure film and the second installment in The Hobbit motion picture trilogy based on the novel by J. R. R. Tolkien.It tells the tale of Bilbo and his journey to the Lonely Mountain with Thirteen Dwarves and a wizard named Gandalf the Grey, to reclaim the treasure stolen by Smaug the dragon. As an ancient enemy of Thranduil returns, a new enemy of Thorin steals out of the shadows and back before anyone can see them for what they are. [2] He claimed his inheritance and some time before TA 1000 inherited Oropher's title of King of the Woodland Realm, reigning over the south of Greenwood the Great. By the time of the events of The Lord of the Rings, Thranduil's title was King of the Elves of Northern Mirkwood. How could you delete this scene? The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Characters in The History of Middle-earth, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Characters, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Characters, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Characters, The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II, https://lotr.fandom.com/wiki/Thranduil?oldid=266824, Thranduil is also one of the playable Elven heroes in the real-time strategy game, In the present time, Thranduil is first encountered fighting in. So the Battle of Five Armies began, "upon one side were the Goblins and the Wild Wolves, and upon the other were Elves and Men and Dwarves. Following the destruction of Beleriand and the War of Wrath, most of the Noldorin exiles and remnants of the Sindar retreated to Lindon. There was a long battle under the trees and the woods were set on fire, but in the end Thranduil was victorious. "[9] He believed the Dwarves were incapable of slaying the Dragon. Thranduil now known as the Elvenking is the last elf king surrounded by a new world that is growing with speed around him. This is devastating of course, perhaps so much that Thranduil has to be stopped, by Legolas, from throwing himself from a cliff onto the jagged rocks below. Thranduil is a fictional character in Tolkien's The Hobbit and it subsequential film trilogy of the same name. He came into an agreement with Celeborn that the southern part of Mirkwood would be counted as East Lórien. It was unknown if Thranduil had a change of heart, and stayed to aid the Dwarves. Even after Bilbo gave them the Arkenstone so that Thranduil could exchange this for his gems with Thorin in an attempt to stop the fighting from materializing, a war nearly broke out, but Azog's arrival and Dain's departure to deal with the army of Orcs called it off. Thranduil retaliated by slicing her bow, telling her that what she felt for Kili was not real, and asked if she was ready to die for love. He is desperate for the necklace that once belonged to his wife and will do anything to get them back. Oropher was slain and Thranduil returned to Greenwood with roughly a third of the army that had marched to war. Hair Thranduil was son of Oropher and father of Legolas. Oropher had settled his people in the Woodland Realm in northern Mirkwood. He went on to explain to Legolas that the ranger's name in the wild was "Strider", but his true name (Aragorn) was something he had to learn for himself, and he also confided in Legolas that his mother loved him more than anything else in this world. This was evidenced when the Elvenking said, "long will I tarry, ere I begin this war for gold [...] let us hope still for something that will bring reconciliation. In SA 3434, Thranduil and his father fought in the Battle of Dagorlad. As he was the son of the Elvenking Thranduil of Mirkwood, Legolas was Prince of the Woodland Realm (Mirkwood), a messenger, and a master bowman. In the Battle of Dagorlad, Oropher was slain in the first assault upon Mordor, "rushing forward at the head of his most doughty warriors before Gil-galad had given the signal for the advance. 1050, southern Greenwood became increasingly dangerous; evil creatures such as the great spiders came to dwell in it and the forest soon came to be known as "Mirkwood". [8] He was distrustful of strangers for the most part, although he had business dealings with the men of Lake-town. [12] Another member of the Company was the Dwarf, Gimli, the son of Glóin of Thorin's company, who had previously been imprisoned by Thranduil. Following their repeated failure to explain their presence in Mirkwood, Thranduil placed all the Dwarves under lock and key. However, after the battle ended, he went to Ravenhill alone to find Legolas and Tauriel. Bilbo, Gandalf and Beorn traveled with the elf-host back to Mirkwood but would not stay in the woods, even when Thranduil asked them to. As the Third Age progressed, however, the shadow of the Necromancer advanced, and the Greenwood grew dark, becoming known as Mirkwood, and infested with Orcs and giant spiders. However, Azog realised that the armies could not fight on two fronts, and sent the rest of his army to Dale to cut them off. Thranduil goes about his life waiting for his husband, waiting for the ship. I have bitchin eyebrows, deal. Roleplays between my Thranduil and any Tauriel will be as of a king and a young subject of whom he is proud. Although his concern was primarily for his realm, the memory of the end of the Second Age and what lay outside his borders haunted him: Thranduil lived in atunement with nature, wearing a crown of woodland flowers, or autumn berries and red leaves, according to the season. When Gandalf arrived, he urged Thranduil and Bard to call off the attack on the Lonely Mountain, and informed him about Sauron's elaborate plans of taking the Mountain, which would enable him to eventually destroy all of Middle-earth. After the fall of Sauron, Thranduil fixed the southern boundary of his realm as the Mountains of Mirkwood, and his realm flourished well into the Fourth Age. King of the Woodland Realm Sindar (Elves of Mirkwood) He captures Thorin's company after mistaking their approach for an attack, and despite their attempts to convince him otherwise he has them imprisoned. She explains that new spiders would enter the kingdom after the previous ones were wiped out, and suggests sorties to destroy the spider's source outside the kingdom's boundaries near Dol Guldur, but Thranduil quickly dismissed this idea due to his isolationist doctrine. This page has been accessed 665,636 times. Thranduil had his halls delved underground, fashioned partly in memory (it was said) of the mighty, but long-lost, Menegroth of Doriath. [5] Oropher was taken by the Silvan Elves as their lord and founded the Woodland Realm. After the Battle of Five Armies, Legolas leaving puts Thranduil in an awkward position. 18K likes. Actor Thranduil Oropher was slain and Thranduil returned to Greenwood with roughly a third of the army … From SA 3434 In this manner was Thorin separated from the company, and captured by Thranduil. Traditions and customs demand that he must have another heir should something happen, and the recently banished captain of the guard Tauriel just so happens to be the only elf who can do the job. Baggins had evaded capture by Thranduil's people through the use of his magic ring. The unprecedented friendship between Elf and Dwarf helped to reconcile Thranduil's people and the Dwarves. Bard was aghast at the prospect of fighting for jewels, but Thranduil doubted that a Dwarf could be reasoned with. When Legolas asks why he did that when the Orc could have told them more, Thranduil replies, "There was no more he could tell me." Rule [9] He may have stayed on as the king of the Great Forest or left Middle-earth and departed to the Undying Lands. At this point—by temporarily either creating or removing an illusion—he briefly shows himself with severe burns on the left side of his face, including a missing cheek and an apparently blind left eye, and asserts that it was Thrór's greed that incurred the dragon's wrath. Thranduil was the only son of Oropher, King of the Woodland Realm. [15] He was mostly unconcerned with affairs of the world beyond Mirkwood unless a common enemy was shared or for trade with "their kinsfolk in the South, or [...] Men in distant lands. When his father fell in battle, Thranduil became king of Mirkwood. Thranduil dismisses Tauriel after she threatens to kill the Orc, commenting that he doesn't care about the death of one dwarf. Ông còn là cha của Legolas, một thành viên rất nổi tiếng trong Đoàn Hộ Nhẫn. Thranduil took the northern region as far as the mountains; the wide forest between Mirkwood and East Lórien was given to the Beornings. He was born during the First Age, and lived in Doriath at some point prior to the Second Kinslaying. [3] Elsewhere in Tolkien's writings, he was also referred to as King of the Woodland Realm, a title he inherited from his father. Sword Thranduil. 1 persona ne parla. In Conclusion. Elves Physical description Upon his entry into the city, he was dismounted and surrounded, but easily killed his assailants and continually participated in the battle, but ended up being aghast at how much Elven blood was spilled in defense of a Dwarven land, and rather than warning Thorin or helping Dain, he attempted to take advantage of the respite to pull out. Upon learning this, he stated, "no treasure will come back through Mirkwood without my having something to say in the matter. Thus he was now aware of the Dwarves' quest. Before FA 506 [4] Thranduil is first recorded in this event, when he and his father, Oropher, arrived, in S.A. 750, in Greenwood the Great. However, Thranduil refused to believe him, and accused him of reigniting the enmity between Elves and Dwarves by urging Thorin and his Company to embark upon their quest and trying to save the Dwarves. At the beginning of Thranduil's reign his kingdom encompassed all of Greenwood the Great and was known as the Woodland Realm. Culture Their timing is never quite right. As Thorin refused to give away any part of the treasure for Dale and Lake-town under armed threat, Thranduil and Bard besieged the mountain. Weapon [2], Many of the Sindar left Lindon and travelled eastward, before the building of the Barad-dûr in S.A. ", Thranduil as shown during the Siege of Dale. As Thorin continues his narrative, Thranduil looks horrified and angry. At that moment, the Orcs of the Misty Mountains and Grey Mountains under Bolg were using the opportunity to march after the hoard, and he was accompanied by a cloud of great bats. "[11] Thranduil's host was positioned on the southern side of the Mountain, and they were the first to charge. The next morning Bard and Thranduil entered into negotiations with an angered Thorin, who agreed to pay one-fourteenth share of the treasure in exchange for the stone. He mentions then that Legolas, his son, has grown fond of her but that she should not give him hope, because she is a common Silvan elf and Legolas is the son of a king. They escaped, however, with the aid of a Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. Tolkien refers to him as the elf-king or the king,,[1] and also by the titles Elvenking and King of the Elves of the Wood. I don't think he felt any need to bow to Galadriel though there may have been grudging mutual respect. But, two evenings before his arrival, Bilbo came before Thranduil and Bard bringing the Arkenstone, a great jewel that Thorin valued above all, in order to make Thorin open to negotiations again. At this, Tauriel drew her bow and accused him of being a loveless person who viewed his life as more important than those of others. Bard failed, and Thranduil ordered his army to march. It was said that the name "Thranduil" was of Lemberin language (later Avarin or Telerian), along with other Sindarin names such as Legolas, Nimrodel, and Amroth among others.[4]. Thranduil was the King of the Elves of Mirkwood at the time of the Quest of Erebor and the War of the Ring.Thranduil was the father of Legolas.Thranduil was born to Oropher sometime in the Second Age.Oropher was slain in the War of the Last Alliance at the end of the Second Age. 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