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Author Topic: [Hobbit] Kíli  (Read 1838 times)


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« on: December 08, 2016, 01:53:33 PM »


NAME: Kili
TRILOGY: The Hobbit
DATE OF BIRTH AND AGE (AS OF T.A. 2941/3019): T.A. 2864. He is 77 at the time of The Hobbit.
RACE:  Dwarf

HAIR COLOUR AND APPEARANCE: He has the dark hair that is common in the Line of Durin. At times, it appears almost black, but it is really only a dark brown. Kili is not one for vainity and avoids making a fuss over his appearance as much as possible. As a consequence, his hair is usually very unkept, though he sometimes tolerates his mother braiding his hair. As long hair sometimes gets in the way of his archery, he uses an hair clasp with the knotwork symbol that he designed engraved upon it.

EYE COLOUR: His eyes are dark brown and when he is in trouble with his mother or uncle, or wants something which he thinks his mother will be reluctant to let him have, he can adopt a puppy dog expression to try and worm his way out of it. It worked very well as a young dwarfling, but as he's got older, it doesn't work as well.

BODY TYPE AND HEIGHT: Kili is rather slim for a dwarf, lacking the musculature that dwarves like Dwalin who have worked many years at the forge and wielding heavy weapons in battle have built up over the years. However, he is still more robust than most elves and hobbits in terms of upper body strength. At 1.43m (or 4ft 8in), he is tall for a dwarf, though not quite reaching his uncle and Dwalin in height.

OVERALL APPEARANCE:  Typically, Kili prefers to wear comfortable, plain clothing that is practical. His favourite colours to wear are blue, brown, grey and black. In battle, he prefers to wear chain mail but does have a regal suit of armour which he wears when it is required to ‘impress’ visitors when they visit his uncle's halls in Ered Luin. When he is traveling, he usually wears a long, brown leather fur trimmed coat, a brown vest decorated with geometric dwarven patterns, a blue woolen tunic, brown trousers and heavy boots. Many of the items he owns are inscribed with his royal knotwork symbol, including his sword.

DISTINGUISHING MARKS:  As he is a young dwarf, he does not have a long beard and often gets teased about it because along with his favoured weapon, the bow, dwarves say it gives him an elvish appearance. However, he has decided that growing a long beard is out for him if he wishes to remain an archer, so he will not grow one even when he is old enough for it to start growing out. He is quite proud of his Durin heritage and had a talented scribe tattoo the Durin anvil and seven stars to represent the seven dwarf races on his arm when he came of age, along with his knotwork symbol. He hopes one day that he can add the knotwork symbol his One to it when he finds her.

WEAPONS: Kili has been trained all weapons that his close elder kin are experts in, but his favoured weapon is the bow, a weapon he chose because it is the one his mother favours. Although he can wield axes, war-hammers and maces, he finds that he has difficulty wielding those because he lacks the strength to do so as it takes a lot of practice building up the strength and control. In close combat, he prefers the sword and carries one which he smithed himself

FACE CLAIM: Aidan Turner

STRENGTHS:  Kili is a friendly dwarf who makes friends easily. Other than losing his father and the still-birth of his sister, he has experienced very little hardship in his young life and as such he looks on the world with a positive light. The hard life in the mountains is off-set easily by the love and closeness of his family, the lack of which would have worn down a dwarf in the same circumstances.

WEAKNESSES:  Being young and lacking in experience of the wider world, he can be reckless at times and acts without thinking of the consequences on occasion. As he has not experienced the real dangers of the world, he sometimes sees orcs, goblins, wargs, trolls and dragons as something of joke to scare younger dwarves with.

ASPIRATIONS:  Along with the rest of his family, he wants to see the dwarves great again and retake their home. He is content living in Ered Luin as it is all he has known, but he sees how heavy their exile weighs on the shoulders of the older dwarves, especially his uncle and he wants to do the right thing by them and their people to see them restored in their rightful place. He hopes that when/if Fili becomes king of their people that he can stand at his side and give him the help he needs in looking after their people. He has seen the struggles of his people as they attempt to scrape a living in Ered Luin, he has listened to their stories and even lived some of their hardships with them and wants to give them a better life.

On a more personal note, he wants to find a wife who will love him for himself, and not the status or the perceived wealth that being his wife will bring. He is tired of seeing the pettiness, in fighting and manipulation that he sees is common among the dwarrowdams (dwarf women) who think of themselves as nobles and worthy of high status and finds their behavour off-putting. He wants a lady he can share his interests with.
FEARS: His main fear is that he will lose a member of his family, especially his brother and his mother. The prospect of the quest both frightens and excites him because he wants to explore the wider world, but is unsure of the dangers that he will face. From the stories that his elders told him, he knows the quest will be a challenge, but his lack of experience of it is a source of anxiety.

Being inexperienced, he is nervous of letting his family, especially his uncle down. He is also frightened that he will fail to live up to the promises he made to his mother of returning to her. Although the burden of the problems facing their people is heavier on his uncle and his brother, he often wonders what will become of them if the quest fails because they will remain in poverty and hardship in the Blue Mountains.

PERSONALITY:  Unlike his elders, especially his uncle, he is more willing to accept elves because he's had no direct conflict with them, only what he has heard from stories. He has a gregarious nature and is particularly fond of hobbits because when he is in the Shire, he enjoys spending times in their pubs. If given the opportunity, will play a fiddle if it is available. During celebrations or meal times when there is a large gathering of his kin and people, he has a tendency to get rowdy and drunk, but in a good natured way. He is a bit of a prankster and enjoys coming up with jokes to play on people.

His family, especially his brother, mother and uncle mean a great deal to him and his very protective of them.


Kili was born in 2864, of the Third Age. He was a small, rather sickly baby. He doesn’t remember a great deal about his father, who died while his sons were very young. His mother is the sister of King Thorin Oakenshield and, after the death of Kili’s father, Thorin became the main father figure in the young dwarf’s life.

From a young age, Kili developed a fondness for animals and longed to have a dog, but life was hard in the mountains, even for members of the royal family and they would have had great difficulty keeping any animal that didn’t have a practical use. The winters, especially were bad because of the extreme cold and growing food was difficult in the mountains. Pets would put on an extra strain that the dwarves couldn’t afford, and his mother didn’t want her sons exposed to more hardship than they needed to be. However, Fili took pity on his younger brother and one summer he found a toad which he gave to Kili for his birthday. His mother, seeing that a pet toad was not a difficult creature to look after (they wouldn’t have to feed him from their own stores), decided to let him keep the toad and Kili’s fondness for frogs and toads grew from there. There was one group of animals that the dwarves were not forbidden to keep and when he was old enough, Kili began to spend time around the ponies and goats that the dwarves kept in their settlement. Dwarf children have a long childhood of almost 80 years, and reach puberty at around 40 years of age. When that happened, Kili was given his first pony and was given the responsibility of caring for his family’s ponies. Gloin kept a pack of hunting dogs that were used to track game in the mountains which Kili and Fili often took out hunting, usually with an older dwarf like Dwalin. This did not compensate fully for his disappointment at not being able to have a dog of his own and he was determined that one day he would have one.

Dwarves are a very musical race and part of his education was to choose a musical instrument to learn to play. There were many winter evenings when he, his brother and his mother would sit by the fire-place listening to Thorin play his harp. Fili chose to learn to play the fiddle and Kili followed suit. It was something that he learned to enjoy and both brothers became good enough to play at the celebrations held throughout the year in their uncle’s mead hall. He would sometimes try his hand at composition but he only remained an armature at the skill. However, he did not progress his skills beyond being a festival musician in Ered Luin because his real interests laid elsewhere.

In addition to his love of animals, he enjoyed exploring the outdoors, especially when Fili accompanied him. Most of the time, he was content with exploring the snowy pine woods that surrounded their settlement, but one day he wanted to explore further afield, and unknowingly wandered into a dangerous part of the mountains where orc-kind lurked. He became separated from Fili but was not worried at first because he had found the tracks of a fox and he wanted to find its den, so deeper into the orc-kind's territory he went, thinking that Fili would catch up with him. Time wore on, Fili failed to join him and, he found that he had wandered too far from the settlement and he had no idea where he was. He first noticed that something was wrong because all the birds had gone quiet and he spotted a hideous tattered flag that warned travelers that they were in land controlled by orcs. He was rescued by Thorin, and Dwalin as Fili had gone to fetch him. He was in a lot of trouble afterwards.

The task of educating the young princes in academic studies was given to their cousin Balin, who was one of the wisest and most knowledgeable dwarf in Thorin’s service. Kili was not overly fond of these lessons, for he preferred the out doors to being shut up in a dusty library learning things he thought were of little use to him. When he was very little, he would sometimes fall asleep in his lessons. He was instructed in the dwarven language Khuzdul and taught the various languages of the elves and of men. In addition, he was also taught all that Balin knew of the history and traditions of their race. Kili learned all of this with the resistance of a youth wishing to fill his days with fun and excitement and often got into trouble with his elders for skipping lessons. As a minor punishment, Balin would make him do work in the library instead of allowing him to go out to play when his lessons were over. This was how he met Ori, and it perplexed him that the younger dwarf loved books. At times, Kili's truancy became quite severe and that earned him harsher punishments from his mother and his uncle.

The life of a dwarf in exile is not an easy one, and the task of training the princes for battle was split between their uncle and Dwalin who was one of the best warriors in the settlement. Kili preferred his lessons with his uncle than those with Balin, but he always felt a bit intimidated by Dwalin. Together, they made certain that the princes were competent fighters, and Kili learned his lessons in sword fighting well. Instead of choosing the warhammer or axe as his main weapon, which was traditional for dwarves to take up, he settled on the bow instead.

Both his mother and Thorin were quite concerned with Kili’s skipping of Balin’s lessons and concluded that perhaps he would respond better to a practical education instead and when Kili was old enough, they began to instruct him at the forge. Kili took to this better than the lessons with Balin, and he forged his own sword. However, he felt that it wasn’t quite what he wanted to do.

Once Thorin considered him skilled enough, he was allowed to join the guards when they escorted trade caravans to and from Bree and the Shire.The mines of Ered Luin were poor and held little in the way of valuable metals and gemstones as the majority of the valuable material had been stripped from the mines during the First Age and the dwarves were forced to make a living forging tools and low grade weapons. The dwarves would trade the weapons and tools they made in Bree and purchase food which they couldn’t grow for themselves from the farmers of the Shire. Kili liked these trips as it allowed him to see some of the world beyond his home and it instilled in him a desire for adventure.

The longest trip outside Ered Luin that he undertook before the quest was to escort a trade caravan to a settlement in Dunland, a place where his great grandfather had taken taken the dwarves who followed him after their long wanderings in the wilderness to find a safe place to start over. They still kept ties with those people. It was long and arduous, quite different from the expeditions to the relatively safe Shire and Bree.

As he grew older and neared the age when he would be considered an adult, he began to realise that there was something missing in his life, a female companion. His travels with the caravans caused him to become increasingly aware of the scarcity of dwarvern women as he saw how common women of other races were, especially among the hobbits. As a possible heir to Thorin, he attracted quite a bit of attention from ladies, but he soon saw that what they were interested in was his title, or the mistaken idea that he possessed a lot of riches. Despite his loneliness, he turned them all away because he saw that they didn’t want him for himself, only what the status of being his wife would bring them. He began to think that he would spend his days alone.

YOUR NAME:  Icewolf
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EXPERIENCE:  In my late teens/early twenties, I wrote a lot of Star Wars fan fiction. I took a break from it at Uni (as I didn't have the time for it) and discovered various table-top rpgs such as Dungeons and Dragons and Pathfinder through a society we had there. After finishing Uni, I got back into writing fan fiction again (this time because of The Hobbit - I've been a fan of Lord of the Rings from just before the trilogy came out,(I first read The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings while doing my A-Levels.) but was distracted by the release of the Star Wars Prequels. I missed DnD and Pathfinder and decided to rp online. I've kept up writing fan fic and rped on twitter for a while but wanted to find more in-depth/serious story-lines and found this forum.
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Fili woke up early before the dawn broke and after getting dressed, and gathering a few items, he sneaked out of the house he shared with his mother, brother and uncle. He was glad that as he passed each bedroom of his family members in turn, that they were fast asleep, as he wanted some privacy this day to be alone with his thoughts. He paused when he got to his uncle’s private study and left a gift he had made in the forge for his uncle to find when he woke, and slipped out for a walk in the predawn air.

Today was a solum day for him. It was the day when most dwarrows gave their fathers gifts to show their appreciation and love, and be a happy time, but to the young prince, it only served to remind him what he lost all those years ago. Kili, of course, hardly remembered their father, as he departed for Mahal’s Halls while he was still a toddler, before he could remember anything clearly. Fili did remember him and he wanted to be alone with his thoughts as this day caused him to remember more than most.

He remembered that dreadful day when Uncle Thorin broke the news to him and his mother like it was yesterday. He remembered the tears he shed, being told that his father would never return to them, but failing to understand at that age what it really meant. Kili had been asleep when the news was told, and when their mother told him, he understood it even less. There were times he envied Kili’s lack of true memory of their father.

Uncle Thorin stepped in to fill the void left by their father’s loss and as a result, he saw Uncle Thorin as the only father we had. Their dear Uncle may have succeeded on that score for Kili, but for the older nephew, he hadn’t. In truth, every dwarrow had two fathers - their actual father and Mahal, the maker of the dwarves, so in effect, Fili felt he had three, but the concept of Mahal was more abstract to him, but he felt that he had to honour it in some way.

The snow crunched underfoot - it always laid on the ground this high up in the mountains, even in the summer, and he had to make his way carefully to his destination, a lonely runestone at the top of Winterheight, where his father had been buried.

His father had enjoyed the outdoors and the woods, a trait that Kili had inherited, and it was a fitting resting place for him. It was not easy, getting to the top, because the snow was tiring to travel through, and he slipped down a number of times. Finally, at the top, and by the runestone, with his head pounding, Fili sat to rest for a while, before doing what he had come here to do.

When he had regained his breath, he reached inside his pack and pulled out a carved runestone which he placed on the grave. The runestone had a message on it for his father, and he hoped that he would get it in Mahal’s Halls - he trusted at least, that Mahal would tell him what the message said. He then built a small fire on which he burnt a small meal and a mug of mead.

Afterwards, he sat by his father’s grave and waited for the dawn.

« Last Edit: July 19, 2017, 12:57:08 AM by Nienna »


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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2016, 06:41:07 PM »
This is now finished and waiting to be reviewed. Just let me know if there's anything that needs fixing.


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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2016, 07:10:48 PM »
Welcome to The Hobbit Roleplay, Icewolf!  I'm so happy to see you take up Kíli and I look forward to threading with you! <3

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