- Death-Minor Character
- Canon Divergent
He'd really prefer another quest.
Nori is the Spymaster and a Sentinel, though only Dís knows. He joined the quest in order to protect Thorin and the boys and to keep Dís informed. Nori knows that Dwalin is his One, his Guide, but cannot reach out to him because the spymaster is not allowed to have a family and because Dwalin is acting as Thorin’s Guide.
During the quest, Nori and Bilbo form a casual bond. So when they learn after the Battle of Five Armies that Bilbo’s ring is the One Ring, he goes with Bilbo to destroy it, accompanied by Tauriel and Gilraen.
Sequel to Her Raven
Balin turned to Dori. “It will be some time yet but do you already have tasks you will have Dwalin fulfill in order to get your approval for him to court your brother?”
Dori considered it, then shook his head. “I will not ask anything, aside from him winning Nori’s freely given consent.”
“You won’t?” Balin asked, surprised. It was not unusual for a dwarrow, especially a noble, to be asked to prove they were serious about the one they were courting.
“He will already have to get an old law abolished, Thorin to apologize to and reconcile with Master Baggins, then successfully court him and only then will he be able to start courting Nori. If I were to demand more, it would look like I disapprove of the relationship,” Dori said dryly.