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'''Dáin's halls''' was a name used for the halls that formed the capital of the [[Grey Mountains]], the name coming from the [[Dwarves|Dwarf]]-king [[Dáin I]].
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'''Dáin's halls''' was a name used for the halls that formed the capital of the [[Grey Mountains]], the name coming from the [[Dwarves|Dwarf]]-king [[Dáin I]].<ref name="Durin">{{App|Durin}}</ref>
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
The Halls of Dáin were probably originally founded by the first exiled dwarves from [[Khazad-dûm]] who had fled the city because of the [[Balrogs|Balrog]].  However because there is no information on the halls, it can only be assumed that it was the capital of Durin's folk at the time.       
 
The Halls of Dáin were probably originally founded by the first exiled dwarves from [[Khazad-dûm]] who had fled the city because of the [[Balrogs|Balrog]].  However because there is no information on the halls, it can only be assumed that it was the capital of Durin's folk at the time.       
  
Dáin was killed by a great [[Cold-drakes|Cold-Drake]] along with his son [[Frór]] at the entrance to the city. A year later, most of [[Durin's folk]] abandoned the mountains, and left for [[Lonely Mountain|Erebor]] and the [[Iron Hills]].
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In {{TA|2589}}<ref>{{App|TA}}</ref> Dáin was killed by a great [[Cold-drakes|Cold-Drake]] along with his son [[Frór]] at the entrance to the city. A year later, most of [[Durin's folk]] abandoned the mountains, and left for [[Lonely Mountain|Erebor]] and the [[Iron Hills]].<ref name="Durin"/>
  
It is probable that either under [[Dáin Ironfoot|Dáin II's]] or [[Thorin Stonehelm|Thorin III's]] reign that this city was retaken.
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It is possible that either under [[Dáin Ironfoot|Dáin II's]] or [[Thorin Stonehelm|Thorin III's]] reign that this city was retaken.
  
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==
 
*[[Dwarves of the Grey Mountains]]
 
*[[Dwarves of the Grey Mountains]]
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Dáin's Halls
Physical Description
TypeProbable capital city
LocationSomewhere in the Grey Mountains
InhabitantsDurin's folk
DescriptionProbable capital city of the Dwarves of the Grey Mountains
General Information
EventsWar of the Dwarves and Dragons

Dáin's halls was a name used for the halls that formed the capital of the Grey Mountains, the name coming from the Dwarf-king Dáin I.[1]

History

The Halls of Dáin were probably originally founded by the first exiled dwarves from Khazad-dûm who had fled the city because of the Balrog. However because there is no information on the halls, it can only be assumed that it was the capital of Durin's folk at the time.

In T.A. 2589[2] Dáin was killed by a great Cold-Drake along with his son Frór at the entrance to the city. A year later, most of Durin's folk abandoned the mountains, and left for Erebor and the Iron Hills.[1]

It is possible that either under Dáin II's or Thorin III's reign that this city was retaken.

See Also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"