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|Location||Northern central Blue Mountains|
|Realms||Dwarves of the Blue Mountains|
|Description||A large mountain, where the two Father of the Western Dwarf Houses awoke|
|Events||Western Dwarf Fathers' Awakening|
Mount Dolmed was a mountain in the Ered Luin.
Mount Dolmed loomed over the only known pass from Eriador into Beleriand. It was here that according to the Dwarves two of the Fathers of the Dwarves, the founders of the Broadbeams and the Firebeards, awoke. Their descendants later established the Dwarven cities of Nogrod and Belegost.
The two cities were established on the Eastern side of the mountain. Just a little of North-east of Dolmed was Belegost, and a little to the South-east was Nogrod.
In YOTT 1497, the First Battle of Beleriand was fought between the Elves, and the forces of Morgoth. In the end the Elves had the victory and the surviving Orcs fled east toward the Ered Luin. They were however met by the Dwarves and annihilated by them.
Almost five hundred years later, a short war occurred between the Elves of Doriath and the Dwarves of Nogrod. In 503 of the First Age, after returning from their victory in Menegroth, the Dwarves were ambushed at Sarn Athrad and slaughtered. The survivors were climbing the slopes of Mount Dolmed when they were waylaid and annihilated by Ents.
However, Didier Willis noted a prominent unidentified mountain exactly on the location of Dolmed in the map of Beleriand as well as Mount Rerir to the north. This, coupled with a reinterpretation of Tolkien's maps, shows that Dolmed at least partially survived the devastation.