The son of Gloín, Gimli was one of the Company of the Ring. During the Quest of the Ring, he became close friends with Legolas, and eventually, it is rumored, went into the West with him, the only Dwarf to ever do so. On the trip down the Anduin, Legolas and Gimli were partnered in the last boat. After the orcs captured Merry and Pippin, Gimli was one of the Three Hunters. While on the chase, Gimli rode behind Legolas, as also when they dared the Paths of the Dead. During the Battle of Helms Deep, Gimli saved Éomer's life. Gimli was in most of the major battles including the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, as well as the battle in front of the Black Gate.
After the War of the Ring, Gimli became the Lord of the Glittering
Caves. Some say he sailed into the West with Legolas in Fourth Age
120 after the death of Aragorn. This is unconfirmed however.