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!colspan="2" style="text-align: center; background:#960018; color: #f9f9f9;"|'''Dagor Bragollach'''
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| conflict=[[The War of the Jewels|War of the Jewels]]
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| date={{FA|455}}<ref>'it being then four hundred years and five and fifty since the coming of Fingolfin'</ref>
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| place=Northern [[Beleriand]]/[[Anfauglith]]
| colspan="2" |<small>'''Conflict''': [[War of the Jewels]]</small>
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| result=Victory for Morgoth, breaking of the [[Siege of Angband]], destruction of [[Dorthonion]], loss of key fortresses and passes
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| side1=The [[Noldor]], The [[Edain]] (especially the [[House of Bëor]])
| colspan="2" |<small>'''Date''': 455F.A.</small>
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| side2=[[Orcs|Orc]] armies, [[Glaurung]], [[Gothmog (balrog)|Gothmog]]
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| colspan="2" |<small>'''Place''': Northern [[Beleriand]]/[[Anfauglith]]</small>
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{{Fingolfin blazon|died}}
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{{Maedhros blazon}}
| colspan="2" |<small>'''Outcome''': Breaking of the [[Siege of Angband]], destruction of [[Dorthonion]] and the taking of key fotresses and passes by Morgoth's armies</small>
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* [[Angrod]] †  
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* [[Aegnor]] †
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* [[Bregolas]] †
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* [[Barahir]]
The [[Ñoldor]], The [[Edain]] (especially the [[House of Bëor]])
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* [[Hador|Hador Lórindol]] †
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{{Morgoth blazon}}
Angband
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* [[Gothmog (balrog)|Gothmog]]
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* [[Fingolfin]]†
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* [[Maedhros]]
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* [[Angrod]]† & [[Aegnor]]†
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* [[Finrod]]
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* [[Bregolas]]†
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* [[Barahir_son_of_Bregor|Barahir]]
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* [[Hador Lórindol]]†
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* [[Gothmog%2C_Lord_of_Balrogs|Gothmog]]
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* [[Glaurung]]
 
* [[Glaurung]]
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| forces1=Forces besieging Angband, garrisons of several strongholds including [[Himring]], [[Barad Eithel]], [[Nargothrond]] and [[Tol Sirion]], Men of the House of Bëor and [[Dor-lómin]]
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| forces2=[[Balrogs]], uncounted [[Orcs]],[[Trolls]], other creatures 
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| casual1=Heavy for both Elves and Men, including the virtual destruction of the House of Bëor
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| casual2=Unknown, but probably heavy
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The forces of the Ñoldor were made up of those besieging Angband as well as the forces of several strongholds including [[Himring]], [[Barad Eithel]], [[Nargothrond]] and [[Tol Sirion]]. These were supplemented by the men of the House of Bëor and of [[Dor-lómin]]  
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[[Balrogs]], uncounted [[orcs]]. One can reasonably assume these were accompanied by other creatures in Morgoth's service such as [[trolls]]  
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Heavy for both elves and men, including the practical destruction of the House of Bëor
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Not mentioned but minor compared to those of the Noldor and their allies
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The '''Dagor Bragollach''' ([[Sindarin]] for '''"Battle of Sudden Flame"''') was the fourth battle of the Wars of [[Beleriand]].
 
The '''Dagor Bragollach''' ([[Sindarin]] for '''"Battle of Sudden Flame"''') was the fourth battle of the Wars of [[Beleriand]].
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== The Battle Opens ==
  
 
It began when [[Morgoth]] broke the [[Siege of Angband]], which had held for four hundred years. On a winter's night, Morgoth sent out rivers of flame, consuming [[Ard-galen]], which was renamed [[Anfauglith]]. Many elves perished as they fled from these flames, from the fire and the smoke. His armies of [[Balrogs]] and [[Orcs]], led by [[Glaurung]] first of the [[Urulóki]], overran the highlands of [[Dorthonion]], and slew [[Angrod]] and [[Aegnor]]. [[Maglor]]'s horsemen were burnt alive on the plain of [[Lothlann]], and [[Maglor's Gap]] was taken, giving Morgoth an entry into Beleriand itself. Maglor retreated with heavy losses to [[Himring]], where he helped defend the city of [[Maedhros]].
 
It began when [[Morgoth]] broke the [[Siege of Angband]], which had held for four hundred years. On a winter's night, Morgoth sent out rivers of flame, consuming [[Ard-galen]], which was renamed [[Anfauglith]]. Many elves perished as they fled from these flames, from the fire and the smoke. His armies of [[Balrogs]] and [[Orcs]], led by [[Glaurung]] first of the [[Urulóki]], overran the highlands of [[Dorthonion]], and slew [[Angrod]] and [[Aegnor]]. [[Maglor]]'s horsemen were burnt alive on the plain of [[Lothlann]], and [[Maglor's Gap]] was taken, giving Morgoth an entry into Beleriand itself. Maglor retreated with heavy losses to [[Himring]], where he helped defend the city of [[Maedhros]].
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== East Beleriand Overrun ==
  
 
The [[Pass of Aglon]] was also breached, and [[Celegorm]] and [[Curufin]] fled south of [[Doriath]] to [[Nargothrond]]. Morgoth's Orcs took the mountain forests of [[Mount Rerir]], and defiled [[Helevorn|Lake Helevorn]], scattering south through [[Thargelion]] into [[East Beleriand]]. [[Caranthir]] fled to [[Amon Ereb]], where he and [[Amrod]] built defenses. From there they slowly freed East Beleriand of the Orcs, while Maglor and Maedhros held the northern border.
 
The [[Pass of Aglon]] was also breached, and [[Celegorm]] and [[Curufin]] fled south of [[Doriath]] to [[Nargothrond]]. Morgoth's Orcs took the mountain forests of [[Mount Rerir]], and defiled [[Helevorn|Lake Helevorn]], scattering south through [[Thargelion]] into [[East Beleriand]]. [[Caranthir]] fled to [[Amon Ereb]], where he and [[Amrod]] built defenses. From there they slowly freed East Beleriand of the Orcs, while Maglor and Maedhros held the northern border.
  
[[Minas Tirith in Beleriand|Minas Tirith]] in the [[Pass of Sirion]] in the West under [[Orodreth of Nargothrond|Orodreth]] held, and Orodreth's brother and Lord [[Finrod Felagund]] came north from [[Nargothrond]] with a large army. However, they were ambushed by a large army of Morgoth's forces at the Fen of Serech. The Noldor now found themselves trapped, and Finrod would have been killed but for a sortie by [[Barahir son of Bregor|Barahir]], who descended from [[Dorthonion]] and rescued the [[Elves|Elven]] lord. It was this deed which later earned Barahir the ring of Finrod which would become known as the [[Ring of Barahir]].
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[[File:Henning Janssen - Aid on the Fens.jpg|thumb|left|''Aid on the Fens'' by [[Henning Janssen]]]]
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[[Minas Tirith (Beleriand)|Minas Tirith]] in the [[Pass of Sirion]] in the West under [[Orodreth]] held, and Orodreth's brother and Lord [[Finrod|Finrod Felagund]] came north from [[Nargothrond]] with a large army. However, they were ambushed by a large army of Morgoth's forces at the Fen of Serech. The Noldor now found themselves trapped, and Finrod would have been killed but for a sortie by [[Barahir]], who descended from [[Dorthonion]] and rescued the [[Elves|Elven]] lord. It was this deed which later earned Barahir the ring of Finrod which would become known as the [[Ring of Barahir]].
  
 
Finrod and his folk fled south to Nargothrond, while Barahir continued defending Dorthonion. The mountain forts of the [[Ered Wethrin]] around [[Hithlum]] also held, although barely.
 
Finrod and his folk fled south to Nargothrond, while Barahir continued defending Dorthonion. The mountain forts of the [[Ered Wethrin]] around [[Hithlum]] also held, although barely.
  
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== The Battle Ends: Fingolfin's Duel ==
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[[Image:Ted_Nasmith_-_Fingolfin's_Wrath.jpg|thumb|''Fingolfin's Wrath'' by [[Ted Nasmith]]]]
 
Thus the Siege was broken, the [[Sons of Fëanor]] scattered, and the forces of Morgoth roamed at will throughout the north.
 
Thus the Siege was broken, the [[Sons of Fëanor]] scattered, and the forces of Morgoth roamed at will throughout the north.
  
When [[Fingolfin]], the High King of the Noldor, learned of the heavy casualties of so many Noldor, he rode in anger across the dust of Anfauglith and challenged Morgoth to single combat. At the doors of [[Angband]] itself, they fought a great duel. Fingolfin's sword, [[Ringil]], wounded Morgoth seven times. Yet, he was felled by Morgoth's hammer, Grond, and slain by Morgoth's mighty foot.
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When [[Fingolfin]], the High King of the Noldor, learned of the losses of so many Noldor, he rode in anger across the dust of Anfauglith and challenged Morgoth to single combat. At the doors of [[Angband]] itself, they fought a great duel. Fingolfin's sword, [[Ringil]], wounded Morgoth seven times. Yet, he was felled by Morgoth's hammer, Grond, and slain by Morgoth's mighty foot.
  
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Revision as of 14:30, 15 November 2012

Dagor Bragollach
John Howe - Fingolfin's Challenge.jpg
Conflict: War of the Jewels
Date: F.A. 455[1]
Place: Northern Beleriand/Anfauglith
Outcome: Victory for Morgoth, breaking of the Siege of Angband, destruction of Dorthonion, loss of key fortresses and passes
Combatants

The Noldor, The Edain (especially the House of Bëor)

Orc armies, Glaurung, Gothmog

Commanders
Strength

Forces besieging Angband, garrisons of several strongholds including Himring, Barad Eithel, Nargothrond and Tol Sirion, Men of the House of Bëor and Dor-lómin

Balrogs, uncounted Orcs,Trolls, other creatures

Casualties

Heavy for both Elves and Men, including the virtual destruction of the House of Bëor

Unknown, but probably heavy

The Dagor Bragollach (Sindarin for "Battle of Sudden Flame") was the fourth battle of the Wars of Beleriand.

Contents

The Battle Opens

It began when Morgoth broke the Siege of Angband, which had held for four hundred years. On a winter's night, Morgoth sent out rivers of flame, consuming Ard-galen, which was renamed Anfauglith. Many elves perished as they fled from these flames, from the fire and the smoke. His armies of Balrogs and Orcs, led by Glaurung first of the Urulóki, overran the highlands of Dorthonion, and slew Angrod and Aegnor. Maglor's horsemen were burnt alive on the plain of Lothlann, and Maglor's Gap was taken, giving Morgoth an entry into Beleriand itself. Maglor retreated with heavy losses to Himring, where he helped defend the city of Maedhros.

East Beleriand Overrun

The Pass of Aglon was also breached, and Celegorm and Curufin fled south of Doriath to Nargothrond. Morgoth's Orcs took the mountain forests of Mount Rerir, and defiled Lake Helevorn, scattering south through Thargelion into East Beleriand. Caranthir fled to Amon Ereb, where he and Amrod built defenses. From there they slowly freed East Beleriand of the Orcs, while Maglor and Maedhros held the northern border.

Aid on the Fens by Henning Janssen

Minas Tirith in the Pass of Sirion in the West under Orodreth held, and Orodreth's brother and Lord Finrod Felagund came north from Nargothrond with a large army. However, they were ambushed by a large army of Morgoth's forces at the Fen of Serech. The Noldor now found themselves trapped, and Finrod would have been killed but for a sortie by Barahir, who descended from Dorthonion and rescued the Elven lord. It was this deed which later earned Barahir the ring of Finrod which would become known as the Ring of Barahir.

Finrod and his folk fled south to Nargothrond, while Barahir continued defending Dorthonion. The mountain forts of the Ered Wethrin around Hithlum also held, although barely.

The Battle Ends: Fingolfin's Duel

Fingolfin's Wrath by Ted Nasmith

Thus the Siege was broken, the Sons of Fëanor scattered, and the forces of Morgoth roamed at will throughout the north.

When Fingolfin, the High King of the Noldor, learned of the losses of so many Noldor, he rode in anger across the dust of Anfauglith and challenged Morgoth to single combat. At the doors of Angband itself, they fought a great duel. Fingolfin's sword, Ringil, wounded Morgoth seven times. Yet, he was felled by Morgoth's hammer, Grond, and slain by Morgoth's mighty foot.

See also


Wars of Beleriand
First Battle · Dagor-nuin-Giliath · Dagor Aglareb · Dagor Bragollach · Nirnaeth Arnoediad · War of Wrath

References

  1. 'it being then four hundred years and five and fifty since the coming of Fingolfin'