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Read about your favorite heroes, and the villains they battle.
Gimli was the son of Glóin, one of the former companions of Bilbo Baggins. He was by far remote a descendant of Durin the Deathless, father of the Dwarven people Gimli belongs to, but was not a member of the royal line. (Gimli was also the first cousin once removed of Balin, Lord of Moria.)
When the One Ring was discovered, Elrond summoned representatives from the various races and nations of Middle-earth to Rivendell to formulate a way of destroying the ring. Gimli was one of the dwarven representatives. When others started to volunteer to accompany Frodo Baggins on the journey to Mordor, he volunteered, in no small part out of suspicion over Legolas Greenleaf, who had also volunteered.
Lurtz does not appear in the book. He is a character created specifically for Peter Jackson's movie The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Lurtz was the first of Saruman's Uruk-hai to be bred, and led them into battle against the Fellowship of the Ring at Amon Hen.