Balin, Senhor de Moria [Eng Subs] | TT #153

Balin, Senhor de Moria [Eng Subs] | TT #153

Hello Tolkien Talkers! How are you doing? Today we’re going to be talking about one of the most beloved Dwarves of the Longbeards, and who descended from the royal line of Durin. Today’s video is dedicated to Douglas Barbosa dos Santos, Rafael Pezzuol, Lucas Marques, Norberto Alves, Haron Xavier, Eduardo Nieddermeyer, Victor Cioce, Elvis Pontes,Thiharris, Vinicius Santos, Diego Oliveira de Souza, Marcio Andre, Luan de Andrade Sousa, Laila Pinheiro, Nathan Rodrigues Schilischting, Jean Bizet, Lucas Nogueira Garcia, Maycon Henrique, Lucas Saldanha Silva, Jonas Rosa, Felipe Mendes, Ramon Silva, Eduardo mst91, Kelly Soares Rodrigues, Ighor Melo, Herick Vilela, Hanney Roddrigues, Thalisson César Wiertel, Xingujp and Yan Ferreira. As we mentioned earlier here in TT, the names of the Dwarves of Middle-earth were taken from Völuspá, a poem from the Poetic Edda of Norse mythology. However, of those Dwarves we know, only Balin’s name did not come from that source. The dwarf Fundin had 2 sons: Balin, who was born in 2763 TA, and Dwalin, younger by 9 years, who was other of the Dwarves who traveled with Bilbo Baggins in the Quest of Erebor. There we can see Balin’s lineage. In this scheme is first presented the Durin’s lineage. As we can notice, it begins with Durin “the Deathless”, going through Durin VI, Náin I, Thráin I, Thorin I, Glóin, Óin and Náin II. In order to get more details about this family tree, check TT #108, which concerns the Longbeards But the important fact to notice here is that after Náin II the lineage was separated. On one side figured Dáin I, from which the Kings of Erebor and the Iron Hills came from. And on the other side figured Borin. Borin was Fárin’s father. And Fárin was father of Fundin and Gróin. As we have learned, Fundin’s children are Balin and Dwalin. Gróin had two sons, Óin and Glóin, those who participated in the Quest of Erebor. And Glóin’s son was Gimli, the Friend of the Elves and one of the nine walkers of the Fellowship of the Ring. It is presumed that Balin was born in the Lonely Mountain because when the Dragon Smaug descended on that dwarven kingdom Balin was only 7 years old, and he was one of the fugitives from the dragon’s destruction. That happened in 2770 TA, and Balin and Fundin followed King Thrór in exile, settling in Dunland. Two years after Smaug’s appearance, Dwalin was born, probably right there in Dunland. In 2793 TA the War of the Dwarves and Orcs started, and has ended with the Battle of Azanulbizar in 2799 TA. We already told you all the details of this war in the TT #110. Make sure to check out the link in the description of this video. Fundin fought in the Battle of Azanulbizar as well as Balin. But Fundin was part of the vanguard’s first attack, and got trapped in a forest near the Mirrormere, down from the East Gate of Moria, and died on that occasion. He was cremated in a great pyre along with the other fallen dwarves. Thráin II led the Longbeards back to their forges in Dunland, but soon after they got into Eriador and colonized the Ered Luin, the Blue Mountains, in 2802 TA. For nearly 40 years Thráin ruled his people there, however, possibly driven by the eagerness of the Ring of Power, he always kept in his mind returning to Erebor, then, in 2841 TA, he gathers a few dwarves, including Balin and Dwalin, and departs on an expedition. But when they were heading east on the next year, the Necromancer took notice of them and sent wolves, orcs and evil birds to torment them, since he wanted to take back the Ring of Thrór. One specific night, as they crossed the Anduin River, a terrible rain fell and forced their entry into the Mirkwood, and then the company was divided. Thráin was never seen again, and Balin and Dwalin searched for him for days, but without any success. They then returned to the Blue Mountains to tell Thorin Oakenshield that now he had to assume his position as king of Durin’s lineage. To learn what happened to Thráin and the unfolding of his disappearance, check out the TT #76, which explain the whole story of The White Council and The Necromancer of Dol Guldur. In 2941 TA, when Balin was 178 years old, he takes part in the Company led by Thorin Oakenshield in order to try to retake the Lonely Mountain. On April 25 of that year came to Bag End, at Hobbiton, the wizard Gandalf, an old wanderer who used to visit the Shire from time to time. After making Bilbo Baggins already kind of astonished, started to arrive at Bilbo’s place some totally unexpected visitors. The first to arrive is Dwalin, Balin’s younger brother. Then, with a red hood over his head and a long white beard, Balin shows up at the door. “I am just about to take tea; pray come and have some with me.” A little stiff perhaps, but he meant it kindly. And what would you do, if an uninvited dwarf came and hung his things up in your hall without a word of explanation? They had not been at table long, in fact they had hardly reached the third cake, when there came another even louder ring at the bell. “Excuse me!” said the hobbit, and off he went to the door. “So you have got here at last!” That was what he was going to say to Gandalf this time. But it was not Gandalf. Instead there was a very old-looking dwarf on the step with a white beard and a scarlet hood; and he too hopped inside as soon as the door was open, just as if he had been invited. “I see they have begun to arrive already,” he said when he caught sight of Dwalin’s green hood hanging up. He hung his red one next to it, and “Balin at your service!” he said with his hand on his breast. “Thank you!” said Bilbo with a gasp. It was not the correct thing to say, but they have begun to arrive had flustered him badly. He liked visitors, but he liked to know them before they arrived, and he preferred to ask them himself. He had a horrible thought that the cakes might run short, and then he—as the host: he knew his duty and stuck to it however painful—he might have to go without. “Come along in, and have some tea!” he managed to say after taking a deep breath. “A little beer would suit me better, if it is all the same to you, my good sir,” said Balin with the white beard. “But I don’t mind some cake— seed-cake, if you have any.” “Lots!” Bilbo found himself answering. Balin was considered the watchman of the group, and he was the one who welcomed Bilbo at the Green Dragon Inn’s door. After getting through the Misty Mountains, where they get rid of the orcs (and for those of you who don’t remember, goblin means the same as orc), Balin is in his watch post when Bilbo sneaks past him using the Ring he had found. When Bilbo reveals himself among the Dwarves, taking of the Ring, Balin is the most impressed, because he was a great watchman. But, of course, he didn’t know about the Ring, nor did Bilbo tell him anything at the time. “And here’s the burglar!” said Bilbo stepping down into the middle of them, and slipping off the ring. Bless me, how they jumped! Then they shouted with surprise and delight. Gandalf was as astonished as any of them, but probably more pleased than all the others. He called to Balin and told him what he thought of a look-out man who let people walk right into them like that without warning. It is a fact that Bilbo’s reputation went up a very great deal with the dwarves after this. If they had still doubted that he was really a first-class burglar, in spite of Gandalf’s words, they doubted no longer. Balin was the most puzzled of all; but everyone said it was a very clever bit of work. Indeed Bilbo was so pleased with their praise that he just chuckled inside and said nothing whatever about the ring; and when they asked him how he did it, he said: “Oh, just crept along, you know—very carefully and quietly.” “Well, it is the first time that even a mouse has crept along carefully and quietly under my very nose and not been spotted,” said Balin, “and I take off my hood to you.” Which he did. “Balin at your service,” said he. “Your servant, Mr. Baggins,” said Bilbo. From that event, Balin began to build great deal of respect for Bilbo, that only increased during the journey, and in the end the two of them became great friends. In the Mirkwood, when Bilbo is stunning the Great Spiders in order to save the Dwarves, Balin is the one who leads an attack, gathering his companions to stone the spiders. It is noticed that Balin is the second in command, right after Thorin. In fact, unlike the conception shown in the movies, Thorin is 17 years older than Balin, who was the oldest among the remaining dwarves. To learn everything about the Great Spiders from the Mirkwood, check out the TT #144 in the link down here in the description of this video. After the episode with the Spiders, Bilbo tells his companions that he escaped from the orcs because of the Ring that made him invisible, and Balin was the most astonished by the whole story. The next event that made Balin astonished again by Bilbo happened in the dungeons of the Elvenking, where the Dwarves were taken prisoners. Bilbo manages to acquire the cell’s keys and frees Balin first, then the others. When Bilbo enters the secret passage of the Mountain, Balin is the only one who volunteers to accompany him and go as far as half the pathway. Balin fought bravely and survived in the Battle of Five Armies. A few years later, in the autumn of 2949 TA, Balin goes along with Gandalf to the Shire in order to visit Bilbo. The old friends then talk about the Lonely Mountain and Dale. One autumn evening some years afterwards Bilbo was sitting in his study writing his memoirs —he thought of calling them “There and Back Again, a Hobbit’s Holiday”— when there was a ring at the door. It was Gandalf and a dwarf; and the dwarf was actually Balin. “Come in! Come in!” said Bilbo, and soon they were settled in chairs by the fire. If Balin noticed that Mr. Baggins’ waistcoat was more extensive (and had real gold buttons), Bilbo also noticed that Balin’s beard was several inches longer, and his jewelled belt was of great magnificence. They fell to talking of their times together, of course, and Bilbo asked how things were going in the lands of the Mountain. It seemed they were going very well. By the way, about the Kingdom of Dale, you may check out everything about this area in the TT #145. Make sure to check out. In the Lonely Mountain, the Dwarves once again prospered, but still many kept dreaming of returning to Khazad-dûm. Despite all the wealth inside the Mountain, a shadow laid across the dwarves and rumors of great treasures elsewhere filled their minds. Dáin Ironfoot, King of Erebor, advised the Longbeards not to seek Moria, but even so Balin set up an expedition in 2989 TA, therefore 48 years after The Quest of Erebor. They hoped to reconquer treasures, and Balin wanted to retrieve the Ring of Thrór, which was presumed lost when Thrór entered Moria, as we told in TT # 108, about the People of Durin. But Thrór had indeed passed his Ring to Thráin. The company was composed by Flói, Óin, Ori, Frár, Loni, Náli, and others, and they tried to get inside Moria from Nanduhirion, also called of Azanulbizar. There they fought some orcs, and Flói deceased while fighting an orc captain, but the Dwarves quickly were victorious. Flói was buried under the grass close to the Mirrormere. The group entered Moria and settled at the 21st Hall, and Balin placed his throne in The Chamber of Mazarbul claiming himself Lord of Moria. More about The Chamber of Mazarbul and the Book of Mazarbul will be spoken in a future TT. For five years, the colony prospered, and from time to time they sent word to the Lonely Mountain, and they could discover ancient treasures, mithril, and weapons. But on November 10, 2994 TA, at the moment Balin got outside to contemplate the Mirrormere, an arrow shot by an Orc struck him deadly. The Dwarves then took his body to the Chamber of Mazarbul. Together with that orc archer came a group and they lunged at the Dwarves, who fought bravely at the entrance of Moria. The Orcs were slowly going forward, taking the Khazad-dûm Bridge, and after a great battle, the Second Hall, where Lóni, Frár and Náli died. Apparently, Óin led a party to the west, hoping to find a way out and escape through Durin’s Gate, but the Watcher in the Water killed him, and just four of his party managed to get back inside. The final resistance happened in the Chamber of Mazarbul itself, where were Ori and the remaining dwarves, and then the Dwarves were slayed. Since the Lonely Mountain has got no words from Balin during 25 years, Glóin and his son Gimli are then ordered to go to Rivendell looking for news. To know everything about Gimli, check out the TT #112. Only when the Fellowship of the Ring was forced to pass through Moria, Gimli finally discovered what had happened, because there he found Balin’s Tomb. In the very place where his throne stood, the tomb was placed, in the Chamber of Mazarbul, at the 21st Hall of Khazad-dûm. A shaft of light from outside of the mountain fell directly onto Balin’s Tomb. The tomb was made of a single oblong block, about two feet high, underneath a large slab of white stone, where runes were inscripted. Balin Fundinul Uzbad Khazaddumu – Balin, son of Fundin, Lord of Moria This kind of runes was called Angerthas Moria, used before the flight of the Dwarves from Khazad-dûm. As we have seen, the 3 top lines were written in Khuzdul, the language of the Dwarves, and the bottom line in the Common Language, but now in Angerthas Erebor, the style of writing from the Lonely Mountain. Now, just out of curiosity, it could be said that in the earlier version of the story, Balin had no white beard, but yellow, and his hood was scarlet, then turned to yellow, and finally ended red. In the early versions of The Lord of the Rings, Balin would have a son named Burin (or Frár), and that Burin would accompany Glóin to the Council of Elrond, thus becoming member of the Fellowship of the Ring. But this character was changed to Gimli, son of Glóin in the final version. So that’s it, folks! Today we have seen the whole story of Balin, since the descent of the dragon Smaug in Erebor, when he was only a young dwarf, until becoming Lord of Moria and being assassinated by orcs. Today is the birthday of the Tolkien Talker Luis Felipe Valadão! In the name of the TT I want to wish you a happy birthday, many congratulations, health, peace, love, and that your beard never stops growing! I also want to send a hug to the channel “Óculos Nerd”, a very nice channel on LOTRO, Lord of The Rings Online. And also for Andre Oliveira. Thanks, my friends. And remembering that Wednesday of this week we’ll really begin the reading diary of Beren and Lúthien. The video is already ready and full of cool information for you. Make sure to check out. I hope you have enjoyed this TT, so don’t forget to like the video, write your comments, if you have not subscribed, do it, and click the “ring YouTube button” to activate notifications and always get a heads up when there is a new video. Like our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, join our facebook discussion group “Dragão Verde” (Green Dragon) and visit our blog from time to time. Also visit the website Nerd-Geek Feelings and like it in social networks. All these links are down here in the video description. Keep buying books through our links from, to which we are affiliates, because this way you are helping funding our channel. If the book you want doesn’t have the specific link yet, please ask us and then we’ll generate the link for buying. Help the TT to grow by sharing our videos and showing them to your friends. It’s always a pleasure to talk about Tolkien with you! So, see you next video, a big hug! Subtitles Translated by:
Glauco Vitiello Fabiano

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  1. Ótimo vídeo, Sérgio! Os pequenos detalhes que contou e as curiosidades são sempre um destaque, que tornam o TT cada vez mais interessante. Parabéns e um abraço!

  2. Haha A histórias sobre os anões são sempre interessantes o/… Tenho uma dúvida, os hobbits viraram amigos dos anões?

  3. Um anão humilde, um anão guerreiro, um grande amigo é fiel a seus aliados. Esse é balin senhor de moria. D um jeito trágico ele nos deixou. Mais ficamos com a sua simpatia e honra. Balin nós gostamos d vc. E mais uma vez obg Sérgio ramos por trazer mais uma vez as histórias d Tolkien para nós q somos fã desta terra q d média n tem, mais si MT elevada pelo seu conteúdo histórico e sua magia q nos encanta. Grande abraço!!

  4. Vídeo fantástico… O início com a cena do filme ficou super legal, gostei da ideia! Valeu Sérgio, ótimo como sempre (padrão de qualidade TT). Abraços.

  5. Muito massa esse vídeo, achei bem legal essas curiosidades no final, sobre ele ter filho etc. sempre bom ter mais informações.

    Abração grande Sérgio.

  6. ótimo TT, gostaria muito de vê um TT sobre Moria, erebor e o mithril, sobre o escudo de Carvalho e a busca de erebor. Abraços ✌

  7. Cara fala sobre o dainII OU pé de ferro fala onde ele mora os costumes e seu exército (não necessaria mente do exército do Hobbit o filme mas se quiser eu quero)

  8. Ei quando vocês chegarem no Tt 200 vocês poderiam falar das linhagens gloriosas que eu dei a sugestão.

  9. Grande Balin, aquele senhorzinho legal que todo mundo gosta. Mais um grande tipo escrito pelo Professor. Não tem como deixar de se emocionar na cena de Mória com Gimli.
    Valeu pela lembrança Sergio, outro grande vídeo!

  10. TT sempre explorando os salões mais profundos de cada morada em Arda; cada espírito, criatura e nação, show!

  11. Valeu pelo abraço Sérgio! Mais um excelente vídeo! Sempre bate uma tristeza com a história de Balin, pois vemos que alguns anões do Hobbit tiveram um fim tão trágico.

  12. caramba não pensei que fosse ser lembrado nesse vídeo, fiquei muito feliz.. os honrosos anões são demais.. excelente vídeo como sempre!! parabéns!!

  13. O problema é que a passagem para Brasília é muito cara, mas vou fazer esse esforço. valeu!
    o canal esta de parabéns, …

  14. Grande vídeo. Criaturas fabulosas são os anões! hehe

    Digam-me uma coisa, acham que seria possivel um lançamento do Livro de Mazarbul? Seria muito legal ter na estante.

  15. Pô cara isso não é justo, tenho várias coisas da facul pra fazer e vocês nao postam 1 video ruim para eu parar de assistir hahaha…abraço baruk khazâd!!!!

  16. Canal excelente, de qualidade e que comecei a acompanhar ontem, parabéns !!! Espero que lives sejam realizadas, um bate papo ao vivo regado a café/cerveja sobre a terra média pode ser bem proveitoso.

  17. Muito boa as ilustrações que vocês usam! Achei a arte de Balin morto pelas flechas orcs muito boa!!
    Continuem ilustrando o video de voces com essas imagens! fica muito bom!

  18. Gratidão pelo vídeo!!! Gentileza poderia falar sobre os Anões: Azhagal, Thrain II, Dain Pé-de-Ferro, Thorin III (O Elmo-de-Pedra) e Telchar. Grande abraço!!

  19. Balin! Sempre um grande conselheiro, e dos que pude verificar, um dos anões mais sábios e bondosos, bravo e ponderado. Excelente vídeo! Apesar de triste, seu fim foi heróico!

  20. Seria muito legal se vocês fizessem um vídeo sobre Minas Moria. Deve ter muitas curiosidades ali.

    Obrigada pelos vídeos, vocês são demais! <3

  21. Qué isso ? Um vídeo tão simples mas com profundo conhecimento. O jeito que vocês contam as histórias faz com que prenda nossa atenção bom demais 😀

  22. Balin é o meu personagem favorito entre os anões, por sua sabedoria e bom senso. Obrigado por esse TT!

  23. Gostaria de dar um conselho.
    Quando o vídeo muda para o mapa o som fica muito baixo, durante a edição é preciso corrigir e igualar.
    Gosto muito do trabalho da equipe, parabéns pelo canal!

  24. imagine que foda seria, se na sociedade do anel tivesse ,,ofilho de gloin e filho de balin na companhia

  25. Nunca entendi uma coisa, pq Gimli quando chega na montanha ficou surpreso com as mortes, quer dizer que ele não vivia com os anéis? Sobrou apenas Gimli, os anões foram extintos.?

  26. O q q eh Khaza Dun? Vcs podem fazer um video explicando, e Muria, e onde os Anoes viviam, podem fazer um video de todas as moradas dos anoes?!



  28. Perdão pela desinformação, mas onde estão todas essas referências? pois não me lembro de ver tudo isso nos três livros do senhor dos anéis e do Hobbit?
    obs: ótimo vídeo.

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