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'''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.
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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>
  
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 January 23, 3019, [[Gandalf]] and the [[Balrogs|Balrog]] climbed the Endless Stair to Durin's Tower. Upon the Silvertine they fought the Battle of the Peak from January 23 to 25. During the battle, the tower was destroyed and the entrance to the stair was blocked.
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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]] {{TA|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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'''Source:'''
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The Two Towers: "The White Rider," p. 105-106
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Latest revision as of 21:58, 11 October 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]

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  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"