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Battle of Sarn Athrad

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Battle of Sarn Athrad
Conflict: War of the Elves and Dwarves
Date: F.A. 503
Place: The crossing at Sarn Athrad, and the slopes of the Blue Mountains
Outcome: Complete destruction of the Dwarven host
Combatants

Elves, Ents

Dwarves

Commanders

King Naugladur

Strength

Unknown, Est. several thousand Green-elves, and several hundred Ents

Unknown, Est. 10-20,000 Dwarves from Nogrod

Casualties

light, several hundred

obliterated, none survived

The Battle of Sarn Athrad took place at Sarn Athrad, the ford of the river Gelion.

History

The Dwarves were returning from the Battle of the Thousand Caves, and were weighted down with the spoils of Menegroth. At this ford Beren Erchamion ambushed them with his son Dior and the Laiquendi of Ossiriand. Beren slew the Lord of the Naugrim

Many of the Dwarves were killed, and those who were not fled right into the hands of the Ents, who drove them in turn into the forest, from which none escaped.

This was Beren's last battle and took the Nauglamír that was among the booty back to Tol Galen for his wife, Lúthien.

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