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'''Dimrill Dale''' was a
name in the tongue of [[ Men of the North]] for a valley lying east of [[ Khazad-dûm]]. |+|
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|−|The valley was also called '''''Nanduhirion''''' in [[ Sindarin]] and ''' ''Azanulbizar''' '' in [[ Khuzdul]]. |+|
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|−|A battle was fought there in 2799 [[ Third Age|T.A.]] between [[Dwarves]] and the [[Orcs]] of Moria, in which the latter were defeated and their leader [[ Azog]] killed. |+|
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|−|[[The Fellowship of the Ring]] encamped there having escaped from Moria, after the loss of [[Gandalf]]. |+|
|−|A feature of the vale was the [[Mirrormere]], a crystal clear lake in which [[Durin I|Durin]] first saw the stars. The river [[Silverlode]] ran through the vale to [[Lórien]]. |+|
Revision as of 02:30, 19 May 2006
Dimrill Dale (Nanduhirion in Sindarin and Azanulbizar in Khuzdul) was a valley on the east side of Misty Mountains, beneath the Redhorn, Silvertine, and Cloudyhead peaks. It was the eastern end of Redhorn Pass and was bordered by the Dimrill Stair. Dimrill Dale was the source of the Silverlode river. At its southeast corner was Mirrormere, a sacred lake to the Dwarves of Durin's folk.
During the Years of the Trees, Durin the Deathless wondered south to Dimrill Dale and founded the Kingdom of Khazad-dûm beneath the surrounding mountains. Thousands of years later, after Orcs had turned the Dwarven city into the "Black Pit" of Moria, the deciding battle of the War of the Dwarves and Orcs was fought here. The Battle of Azanulbizar which occurred in the Third Age 2799, ended as a defeat of the Orcs and their leader Azog. The Dwarves, though, were unable to take back Moria because of the Balrog that still dwelled there.
The Fellowship of the Ring encamped in Dimrill Dale after escaping from Moria, following the loss of Gandalf.