Ever they delved deep, down into the dark and that is where they found it, the Heart of the Mountain - the Arkenstone. Thrór named it the
King’s Jewel, he took it as a sign, a sign that his right to rule was
Is the “Thorin keeps his beard short because of loosing Erebor or something equally significant” a real canon thing confirmed by PJ or in the book or did they leave it short with no significant meaning???
‘It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered, full of darkness and danger they were. Sometimes you didn’t want to know the end, because how could the end be happy. How could the world go back to the way it was when there’s so much bad that had happened? But in the end it’s only a passing thing, this shadow; even darkness must pass.’