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Battle of the Powers

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

Valar and Maiar of Valinor

Forces of Morgoth

Commanders

35px Oromë

35pxMelkor

Strength

Valarian forces of Aman

Balrogs, Orcs, creatures of Melkor

Casualties

Unknown, probably light

Heavy

The great battle between the Valar and Melkor that took place soon after the awakening of the Elves. Melkor was driven from Middle Earth back to his fortress of Utumno, and a guard placed over Cuiviénen to protect the newly-awakened Firstborn from his evil influence.