BUT THERE’S SO MANY OF THEM okay here goes
the dwarves are a frat and instead of Greek symbols they have Dwarf runes. Thorin is the president and a legacy whose father and grandfather were also the president before him, and he is VERY SERIOUS. It’s a weird frat where no one ever leaves after they graduate and all the old guys just stay there. They used to be SUPER WEALTHY with a lot of funding and trophies in the BEST FRAT HOUSE EVER but then an oily real estate broker forced them off the property and took over, keeping all the trophies for himself. Now the frat brothers hardly ever get to see each other except at beard-and-mustache competitions in various parts of the country - until Gandalf, an old hippie geezer who DEFINITELY has better things to be doing brings all the frat bro dwarves into Bilbo’s homey, quiet basement apartment and arranges a cross-country hike for CHARITY to raise enough money to buy back the grand old frat house.