The Hobbit: A Chapter by Chapter (and Chronologically Accurate) Timeline

Timeline created by DeanG23
  • Chapter I: An Unexpected Party

    Chapter I: An Unexpected Party
    Bilbo, the 13 Dwarves, and Gandalf party hard, and get ready to embark on an epic journy to recover treausre and destroy Smaug.
  • Chapter II: Roast Mutton

    Chapter II: Roast Mutton
    The expeditin runs into it's first problem...trolls. Gandalf bails them out, and they get Elvish Weapons from many generations ago.
  • Chapter III: A Short Rest

    Chapter III: A Short Rest
    The expedition stops in Rivendale to meet the Elves and Elrond.
  • Chapter IV: Over Hill and Under Hill

    Chapter IV: Over Hill and Under Hill
    The Expedition is captured by Goblins.
  • Chapter V: Riddles in the Dark

    Chapter V: Riddles in the Dark
    Mr. Baggins finds the Ring and is forced into the Riddle Game with Gollum.
  • Chapter VI: Out of the Frying-Pan and Into the Fire

    Chapter VI: Out of the Frying-Pan and Into the Fire
    The Expedition escapes from the goblins and are captured by Wargs.
  • Chapter VII: Queer Lodgings

    Chapter VII: Queer Lodgings
    The Exoedition is saved by the Lord of the Eagles and meet the skin-changer: Beorn.
  • Chapter VIII: Flies and Spiders

    Chapter VIII: Flies and Spiders
    The Expedition heads into Mirkwood and is tricked into going off the path. (The only advice given to them to survive the dark forest.) The are all captured except for Bilbo. He saves the day using new found confidence.
  • Chapter IX: Barrels out of Bond

    Chapter IX: Barrels out of Bond
    The Expedition escapes the spiders, but are captured by the Wood-elves of Mirkwood. The dwarves are captured and put into seperate cells. Bilbo helps them all escape using barrels to float down the Enchanted river to Lake Town
  • Chapter X: A Warm Welcome

    Chapter X: A Warm Welcome
    The Expedition makes it to Lake Town and are out of the barrels. They can see the Lonely Mountain. They are met by men with a warm welcome. A party is held in honor of the dwarves and their journey. Bilbo is apprehensive, but knows that he must go on.
  • Chapter XI: On the Doorstep

    Chapter XI: On the Doorstep
    The Expedition finally reaches Lonely Mountain. They set up camp and try to find a way into the mountain that isn't through the front gate. They see what is left of Dale and greatly fear Smaug.
  • Chapter XIII: Not at Home

    Chapter XIII: Not at Home
    The Expedition finds themselves trapped in the Lonely Mountain...but also finds themselves a pile of treasure (including the Arkenstone.) There's only one problem (sort of) there's no Smaug. Where is he?
  • Chapter XII: Inside Information

    Chapter XII: Inside Information
    The Expedition finds a way into Lonely Mountain and the Burglar does some burglaring. Bilbo plays a sort of riddle game with Smaug and gives him a little too much information. The dragon will make someone pay for disturbing his peace and quiet.
  • Chapter XIV: Fire and Water

    Chapter XIV: Fire and Water
    Smaug is finally found...on his way to destroy Laketown and all of its citizens. One brave citizen hears a thrush explain Smaug's weak spot, and with a direct hit from a back arrow, Smaug is dead. With Smaug dead, everyone wants a piece of the Dwarves' treasure: from Wood-elves to Goblins...they're coming.
  • Chapter XV: The Gathering of the Clouds

    Chapter XV: The Gathering of the Clouds
    News reaches Thorin Oakenshield and the drew that Smaug is dead. However, news is also brought that the Woodelves and the Lakemen are enroute and seek their share of treasure. The Expedition heads back into the mountain and fortifies the only entrance. The dwarves are not willing to give up any of their hardearned keep.
  • Chapter XVI: A Thief in the Night

    Chapter XVI: A Thief in the Night
    Mr. Baggins realizes that he has the ultimate bargaining tool to possibly end all of this madness and let him get back to The Shire. He sneaks out and does his bargaining.
  • Chapter XVII: The Clouds Burst

    Chapter XVII: The Clouds Burst
    And so it begins...Goblins and Wargs make their way to Lonely Mountain, just as Dain arrives to reinforce Thorin and his gang. The Battle of 5 Armies begins!
  • Chapter XVIII: The Return Journey

    Chapter XVIII: The Return Journey
    Many characters make another appearance to help fight the Goblins. The Lord of the Eagles (as foreshadowed by the narrator) as well as Beorn come to aide the dwarves. There are many casualties suffered (some important) and in the end Beorn, Gandalf, and Beorn make their way back West.
  • Chapter XIX: The Last Stage

    Chapter XIX: The Last Stage
    Gandalf and Mr. Baggins return to the Shire after making pit-stops along the way with Beorn and with the Elve in Rivendell. Bilbo gets back to his home where he has been presumed dead and his things are being auctioned off. Bilbo goes right back to living the life of a Baggins Hobbit.
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    Middle Earth: The Third Age