Gimli is son of Glóin, in the line of Durin. He lives through III 2879 - IV 120, which means he is about 140 years old when we first meet him and he eventually dies aged almost 245 years old, much later than the current era of Lotro. By that time he has earned the title "Elf-friend" which indeed was something of an achievement for a dwarf.
- This brave dwarf is son of the great Glóin, one of the companions who travelled with Thorin Oakenshield and Bilbo Baggins to defeat the dragon Smaug and reclaim the Lonely Mountain. Descended from the line of Durin, Gimli is a stout-hearted warrior of great skill and determination. Hailing originally from Ered Luin, the Blue Mountains west of Eriador, Gimli now calls the Lonely Mountain home, and lately has travelled to Rivendell. At the Council of Elrond, Gimli was chosen to represent the dwarves as part of the Company of the Ring, and to accompany the Hobbit Frodo Baggins on his quest to destroy the One Ring in Mordor - a great honour indeed.
- A dwarf in the presence of elves, even in these latter days of the Third Age, is cause for much speculation and even outright wonder, for it is no secret that the races of elves and dwarves each have long held bitter resentment against one another. However, Gimli's steadfast loyalty in the face of unimaginable perils has allowed him to overcome the ancient bitterness and return to Imladris at his father's side. — lorebook
Gimli (Silver Deep Mine)
Gimli is first met in the Silver Deep instance during the Dwarf intro in Thorin's Gate, Ered Luin
Gimli is found within the Guest Rooms, in the south of Rivendell Valley, in the first chamber with Legolas.
- "What brings you to the cold north-lands traveller?"
- "Enough waiting! There is a journey to undertake!"
Later Gimli is found in Cerin Amroth in Lothlórien, the first dwarf who is allowed into these lands and to breach the distrust between elves and dwarves.
Much later in the Epic story-line, Gimli appears in a dream, in a quest instance that takes place at the banks of Anduin in Gap of Rohan.
-  Volume II, Book 7, Chapter 2: Ringbearer's Respite
-  Volume II, Book 7, Chapter 3: Sons of Leaf and Stone - Solo only
-  Volume II, Book 7, Instance: Sons of Leaf and Stone - Solo only
-  Volume II, Book 7, Chapter 4: A Tense Alliance
-  Volume III, Book 6, Instance: Troubled Dreams - Solo only
Gimli (West Rohan)
In West Rohan, Gimli can be found at the entrance of Helm's Deep.
Vol. III. Book 13
Travelling through the Paths of the Dead and Western Gondor with Aragorn and the Grey Company, Gimli can later be found in Lebennin at the Camp of the Grey Host. [82.6S, 37.5W]