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Battle of the Powers

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Battle of the Powers
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Conflict: War for Sake of the Elves
Date: VY 1090-VY 1092
Place: Northwest of Middle Earth
Outcome: Victory for Valarian forces
Combatants

Valar and Maiar of Valinor

Forces of Morgoth

Commanders

FirstdawnoftheSun Taniquetil cropped-TNasmith.jpg Oromë

Strength

Valarian forces of Aman

Balrogs, Orcs, creatures of Melkor

Casualties

Unknown, probably light

Heavy

The Battle of the Powers was the great battle between the Valar and Melkor that took place soon after the awakening of the Elves. The battle was fought mainly because the elves awakened. The forces of Valinor easily triumphed in this battle. Melkor was driven from Middle Earth back to his fortress of Utumno, and a guard was placed over Cuiviénen to protect the newly-awakened Firstborn from his evil influence. However, this battle marred the area upon which it was fought. Its landscape was changed forever.