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#REDIRECT [[House of Ransom]]
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| image=[[File:Anke Eißmann - Ascent to Amon Rûdh.jpg|250px]]
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| caption="Ascent to Amon Rûdh" by [[Anke Eißmann]]
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| othernames=''Bar-en-Danwedh'' ([[Sindarin|S]])
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| location=[[Amon Rûdh]], [[Talath Dirnen]]
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| type=Refuge
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| inhabitants=[[Mîm]] and his sons, [[Gaurwaith]]
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| destroyed={{FA|489}}<br />[[Sack of Bar-en-Danwedh]]
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The '''House of Ransom''' was the secret home of the [[Gaurwaith]] when they controlled [[Dor-Cúarthol]]. It consisted in an underground complex inside the hill of [[Amon Rûdh]].
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==History==
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[[Category:Sindarin locations]]
The place was originally a collony of [[Petty-dwarves]], and it was known as '''Bar-en-Nibin-noeg''', the "House of the Petty-dwarves". As the [[First Age]] wore on, these people dwindled, until at last only three survived: [[Mîm]] and his two sons [[Khîm]] and [[Ibun]]. To their misfortune, the Petty-dwarves encountered [[Túrin]] at the time he led a desperate band of outlaws. Mîm's sons fled, but Mîm himself was caught, and agreed to house the outlaws in exchange of his own life. So the Dwarf-delvings of Amon Rûdh became known as '''Bar-en-Danwedh''', meaning ''''House of Ransom''''. The ransom, in fact, was a double one: when they returned to Amon Rûdh, it was learned that Khîm had been shot by an arrow as he fled, and was dead. In recompense, Túrin promised to pay Mîm a ransom of his own, if ever he was able.
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Túrin and the outlaws stayed for more than a year in Bar-en-Danwedh, where they were joined by [[Beleg|Beleg Strongbow]] out of [[Doriath]]. They defended the lands around against [[Morgoth]]'s forces, and became so famous in that region that they gained a following, with Túrin and Beleg coming to be known as the [[Two Captains]] of [[Dor-Cúarthol]]. In the end, though, disaster struck: Mîm betrayed them to the [[Orcs]], who slew the outlaws and captured Túrin in a net. Beleg survived, and Mîm fled from him, never to return to his old House of Ransom on Amon Rûdh.<ref>{{S|Turin}}</ref><ref>{{CH|7}}</ref>
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==Other names==
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Another name of the house was '''Echad i Sedryn''' ([[Sindarin]], "Camp of the Faithful"). The "faithful" referred to [[Túrin|Túrin Turambar]] and his companions, after they had taken refuge there.<ref>{{CH|8}}, p. 144</ref>
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[[Category:Buildings]]
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[[Category:Beleriand]]
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[[Category:Caves]]
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[[de:Haus der Auslöse]]
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[[fr:encyclo/geographie/villes_tours_et_forteresses/beleriand/bar-en-danwedh]]
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[[fi:Lunnaitten Tupa]]
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