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Durin's Tower

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'''Durin's Tower''' was the tower upon the [[Celebdil|Silvertine]]. It was built by the [[Dwarves]] in ancient times on the peak of the Silvertine, which they called [[Celebdil|Zirakzigil]] - one of the three [[Mountains of Moria]] under which lay the realm of [[Khazad-dum]]. The tower was carved out of the living rock of the mountain and stood upon a high eyrie. The [[Endless Stair]] led to the tower from the foundations of the mountain.<ref name="White">{{TT|III5}}</ref>
 
'''Durin's Tower''' was the tower upon the [[Celebdil|Silvertine]]. It was built by the [[Dwarves]] in ancient times on the peak of the Silvertine, which they called [[Celebdil|Zirakzigil]] - one of the three [[Mountains of Moria]] under which lay the realm of [[Khazad-dum]]. The tower was carved out of the living rock of the mountain and stood upon a high eyrie. The [[Endless Stair]] led to the tower from the foundations of the mountain.<ref name="White">{{TT|III5}}</ref>
  
By the end of the [[Third Age]], Durin's Tower had long been lost. Some Dwarves believed it had been destroyed, while others thought it was only a legend. On [[23 January]], [[Third Age 3019|T.A. 3019]], [[Gandalf]] and the [[Durin's Bane|Balrog]] climbed the Endless Stair to Durin's Tower. Upon the Silvertine they fought the [[Battle of the Peak]] from 23 to [[25 January]].<ref>{{App|Great}}</ref> During the battle, the tower was destroyed and the entrance to the stair was blocked.<ref name="White"/>
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By the end of the [[Third Age]], Durin's Tower had long been lost. Some Dwarves believed it had been destroyed, while others thought it was only a legend. On [[23 January]], [[Third Age 3019|T.A. 3019]], [[Gandalf]] and the [[Durin's Bane|Balrog]] climbed the Endless Stair to Durin's Tower. Upon the Silvertine they [[Battle of the Peak|fought]] until Gandalf defeated the [[Balrog]] [[25 January|two days later]].<ref>{{App|Great}}</ref> During the battle, the tower was destroyed and the entrance to the stair was blocked.<ref name="White"/>
  
 
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Revision as of 17:30, 20 August 2012

Durin's Tower was the tower upon the Silvertine. It was built by the Dwarves in ancient times on the peak of the Silvertine, which they called Zirakzigil - one of the three Mountains of Moria under which lay the realm of Khazad-dum. The tower was carved out of the living rock of the mountain and stood upon a high eyrie. The Endless Stair led to the tower from the foundations of the mountain.[1]

By the end of the Third Age, Durin's Tower had long been lost. Some Dwarves believed it had been destroyed, while others thought it was only a legend. On 23 January, T.A. 3019, Gandalf and the Balrog climbed the Endless Stair to Durin's Tower. Upon the Silvertine they fought until Gandalf defeated the Balrog two days later.[2] During the battle, the tower was destroyed and the entrance to the stair was blocked.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The White Rider"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Great Years"