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name=Battle of Sarn Athrad|
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conflict=[[Sack of Menegroth]]|
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| name=Battle of Sarn Athrad
date=[[First Age 503 | 503]]|
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| conflict=[[War of the Elves and Dwarves]]
place=The crossing at [[Sarn Athrad]], and the slopes of the [[Blue Mountains]]|
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| date={{FA|503}}
result=Complete destruction of the Dwarven host|
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| place=The crossing at [[Sarn Athrad]], and the slopes of the [[Blue Mountains]]
side1=Elves|
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| result=Complete destruction of the Dwarven host
side2=Dwarves|
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| side1=Elves, Ents
commanders1=*[[Beren Erchamion]]|
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| side2=Dwarves
commanders2=*King [[Naugladur]] †|
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| commanders1=*[[Beren|Beren Erchamion]]
forces1=Unknown, Est. several thousand [[Wood-elves]], and several hundred [[Ents]]|
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| commanders2=King [[Naugladur]]†
forces2=Unknown, Est. 10-15,000 Dwarves from [[Nogrod]]|
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| forces1=Unknown, Est. several thousand [[Green-elves]], and several hundred [[Ents]]
casual1=
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| forces2=Unknown, Est. 10-20,000 Dwarves from [[Nogrod]]
light, several hundred|
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| casual1= light, several hundred
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obliterated, none survived|
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The '''Battle of Sarn Athrad''' took place at [[Sarn Athrad]], the ford of the river [[Gelion]].  The [[Naugrim]] were returning from the destruction of [[Doriath]], 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]]. 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, during which he slew the Lord of the Naugrim, and took the [[Nauglamír]] that was among the booty back to [[Tol Galen]] for his wife, [[Lúthien]].
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The '''Battle of Sarn Athrad''' took place at [[Sarn Athrad]], the ford of the river [[Gelion]].   
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==History==
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The [[Dwarves]] were returning from the [[Battle of the Thousand Caves]], and were weighted down with the spoils of [[Menegroth]].  At this ford [[Beren|Beren Erchamion]] ambushed them with his son [[Dior]] and the [[Green-elves|Laiquendi]] of [[Ossiriand]]. Beren slew the Lord of the Naugrim
  
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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. 
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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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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.

References