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doo'rin
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Old Norse, probably meaning 'sleeper'1
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Durin VI

Doomed King of Khazad-dûm

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Kings of Durin's Folk

A descendant of Durin the Deathless, Durin VI was the King of Durin's Folk when the Balrog was awoken in Khazad-dûm. The Balrog's name, Durin's Bane, comes from this King, who was one of the first to be slain by it.


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Durin VI took his name from his ancestor Durin the Deathless, the first of the Fathers of the Dwarves to awaken, thus explaining the implications of the name 'sleeper'.

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