Óin (King of Durin's Folk)
During Óin's reign, the Longbeards continued to dwell in the Grey Mountains, and fight a defensive War against the dragons, which had been going on for several hundred years. Towards the very end of Óin's reign, in T.A. 2460, the Shadow returned to Dol Guldur in Mirkwood with increased strength; and in c. 2480 Orcs began to spread again in the Misty Mountains in order to block all passes into Eriador, whilst Sauron's creatures took Moria as their own.
Óin died in T.A. 2488, having reigned for 103 years, and was succeeded by his son Náin.
|King of Durin's Folk
T.A. 2385 – 2488