Nar was a Dwarf of unknown background in the Third Age, a friend of King Thror after the Dwarven Kingdom of the Lonely Mountain was taken by Smaug. Nar was the lone companion of Thror during his ill-fated attempt to reclaim Moria (before Balin's attempt). They journeyed from Dunland crossed the Redhorn Pass and came into Azanulbizar, and finally approached the East Gate of Moria but Nar sensing danger cautioned him to beware, but Thror did not listen to his council and walked proudly into Moria as its rightful heir. When Thror ventured into Moria, Nar stayed and hid nearby for three days. Then Azog, the Goblin chief of Moria had the decapitated body of Thror flung out onto steps of the East-Gate, to which Nar was filled with horror. Azog then used Nar as a messenger, demanding that he return to his people and warn them that beggars, who dared enter Moria and attempt thieving, would fare the same. Azog declared that he had killed Thror and that he now ruled Moria as king. He had carved his own name in runes on the brow of Thror that would forever remain in the hearts of Dwarves. Nar was prevented from retrieving the severed head of Thror. As a final insulting gesture, he was struck with a small pouch of coins that were of little value. As Nar fled down the Silverlode, he looked back and saw that Orcs had appeared out of the gate were hacking apart the body of Thror and flinging the pieces to the black crows.