Dwalin is one of the Dwarves that traveled in Thorin and Company on the quest of retaking the Lonely Mountain from Smaug the dragon, Among his adventuring party, Dwalin's brother Balin was also present. Along the Quest for Erebor, Dwalin was the first to arrive to Bag End and one of the first to help Bilbo serve refreshments. He later gave Bilbo his extra green-hood because Bilbo had forgotten a hat for the journey. Dwalin went on to fight in and survive the Battle of Five Armies and then receive a one fourteenth share of loot for the quest. Dwalin was one of the Dwarves still alive when Frodo arrived in Rivendell.