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The '''Broadbeams''' were one of the seven houses of the [[Dwarves]].
They lived in the city of [[ Belegost]] in the [[ Ered Luin]] during the [[ First Age]] and later the southern Ered Luin. |+|
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'''Broadbeams ''' were paired with the [[Firebeards ]], when they were awakened by [[ Eru Ilúvatar]] under [[ Mount Dolmed]] before the First Age. They became prosperous in their great city of Belegost, trading with the Firebeards in the South, and also with the [[ Sindar]] and [[ Noldor]] of [[ Beleriand]], as well as the newly-appeared race of [[Men]]. |+|
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|−|The '''Broadbeams''' were some of the greatest smiths and craftmans in Middle Earth second only to the [[Dwarves of Nogrod]]. they invented ringed mail, and also helped build the cities of [[Nargothrond]] and [[Menegroth]] for the Elves. |+|
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|−|In the [[Battle of Unnumbered Tears]], the heavily-armoured ''' Broadbeams'' ', with their fearsome iron masks (which was a customary thing to wear in battle for their house), held off the [[ dragon]] [[Glaurung]], as the sons of [[Fëanor]] retreated south to [[Ossiriand]]. During the battle, their King [[Azaghâl]] , was killed by Glaurung. But not before wounding the dragon with a dagger in the stomach. Glaurung screamed in pain and fled, with many of the forces of [[Morgoth]] following him. Forgetting the battle, the ''' Broadbeams'' ' then picked up their fallen lord and taking slow steps marched home singing in a low dirge with no enemy daring to come near. |+|
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old kingdom of the ''' Broadbeams''' came to a close in the [[War of Wrath]] with the breaking of the Ered Luin and the destruction of Beleriand, which sank beneath the waves. Belegost was ruined and the city of the Firebeards, [[Nogrod]], was totally destroyed, sinking into the sea with much of the Ered Luin. Some of the Dwarves stayed to rebuild what they could of their realms, but most left for [[Khazad-dum]], home of the [[Longbeards]] swelling its numbers and bringing much craft and lore. |+|
|−|In the [[Third Age ]] it seems that the '''Broadbeams''' may have parted ways with [[Durin's folk]] with the Firebeards, after the awakening of the [[Durin's Bane]], and headed back to the Ered Luin, where things were probably much better than they were after the sinking of Beleriand, and it was a safe and peaceful region. |+|
|−|During this age also the '''Broadbeams''' more than likely answered the call of Durin's folk in there great mustering for the eventual [[ War of the Dwarves and Orcs]] . |+|
Category: Broadbeams]] |+|