The Hobbit - Thorin's Story

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Thorin’s family was driven South to the Lonely Mountain. They made it into a huge community with workshops and halls, and gained gold and jewels to use for the items they made. They gained wealth by trading with the men who settled nearby in places like Dale. Their wealth tempted Smaug to come and steal their jewels and gold, which he did. He first went to the city of Dale and destroyed it, and moved on towards the Lonely Mountain. He killed all the dwarves in the mountain except for Thorin, Thrain (Thorin’s father), and Thror (Thorin’s grandfather). Thror was later killed by Azog the Goblin and Thrain went missing. Thorin wants to gain back the dwarves’ wealth from Smaug and bring justice to the dragon.

Storyboard Text

  • This is our new home, Thorin.
  • Oooh, shiny!
  • Die, peasants!
  • Thorin's family is driven from their old home to the Lonely Mountain, where they create a place for them and many other dwarves to live.
  • The gold and jewels they gain attract the dragon Smaug's attention.
  • Smaug destroys the nearby village of Dale, before moving towards the Lonely Mountain.
  • I'm coming for you, dragon!
  • Smaug kills all the dwarves in the mountain and takes their gold for himself.
  • Thorin is outside at the time, and his father and grandfather come walking to him with bad news.
  • Thorin swears he'll get his family's gold back and get revenge on the dragon.
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