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Battle of the Thousand Caves

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Battle of the Thousand Caves
Conflict: Sack of Doriath
Date: 503 FA
Place: The Elven city of Menegroth
Outcome: Victory for the Dwarves
Combatants

Elves

Dwarves

Commanders
Strength

Unknown, thousands

Uknown, Est. 20-40,000

Casualties

Thousands of soldiers and civilians

Heavy, Est. 10,000 or more

The Battle of the Thousand Caves was a battle between the Dwarves of Nogrod and the Elves of Menegroth.


Contents

Events Prior to the Battle

Opposing Forces

The Battle

Aftermath and Repercussions

Sources