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Years later, the [[Dwarves of Erebor]] fled the mountain when [[Smaug]] attacked.  Those of [[Durin's line]] that lived in [[Erebor]] were now exiles. They lived for a short period in [[Dunland]], until the [[War of the Dwarves and Orcs]], after which they then moved to the [[Blue Mountains]].  For over one hundred and fifty years, Durin's folk waited to take back Erebor, until their king, [[Thorin II Oakenshield]], went on his quest to the Lonely Mountain.  Thorin refounded his kingdom after Smaug was killed, but was killed later in the [[Battle of Five Armies]]. His cousin [[Dáin II Ironfoot]] succeeded him as king of Durin's folk.  Some time during the Fourth Age, Durin VII reastablished the kingdom of Khazad-dum.
 
Years later, the [[Dwarves of Erebor]] fled the mountain when [[Smaug]] attacked.  Those of [[Durin's line]] that lived in [[Erebor]] were now exiles. They lived for a short period in [[Dunland]], until the [[War of the Dwarves and Orcs]], after which they then moved to the [[Blue Mountains]].  For over one hundred and fifty years, Durin's folk waited to take back Erebor, until their king, [[Thorin II Oakenshield]], went on his quest to the Lonely Mountain.  Thorin refounded his kingdom after Smaug was killed, but was killed later in the [[Battle of Five Armies]]. His cousin [[Dáin II Ironfoot]] succeeded him as king of Durin's folk.  Some time during the Fourth Age, Durin VII reastablished the kingdom of Khazad-dum.
  
Durin's folk also seemed to have small colonies in the Grey Mountains after the main population left  
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Durin's folk also seemed to have a small remnant of its people in the Grey Mountains after the main population left.
 
   
 
   
 
==Line of Durin's folk==
 
==Line of Durin's folk==
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*[[Durin IV]] Lead a host of Dwarves from Khazad-dum in the [[War of the Last Alliance]]
 
*[[Durin IV]] Lead a host of Dwarves from Khazad-dum in the [[War of the Last Alliance]]
 
*[[Durin V]]  Durin reincarnated.
 
*[[Durin V]]  Durin reincarnated.
*[[Durin VI]] son of [[Durin V]]. He was killed by Durin's Bane in 1980 [[Third Age|T.A.]]
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*Durin VI son of [[Durin V]]. He was killed by Durin's Bane in 1980 [[Third Age|T.A.]]
 
*[[Náin I]] son of Durin VI. Last King of Khazad-Dûm, he was killed by Durin's Bane in 1981 T.A.
 
*[[Náin I]] son of Durin VI. Last King of Khazad-Dûm, he was killed by Durin's Bane in 1981 T.A.
*[[Thráin I]] son of Náin I. Founded [[Erebor]] in 1999 T.A.
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*Thráin I son of Náin I. Founded [[Erebor]] in 1999 T.A.
 
*[[Thorin I]] son of Thráin I. He left Erebor for the [[Ered Mithrin]]
 
*[[Thorin I]] son of Thráin I. He left Erebor for the [[Ered Mithrin]]
 
*[[Glóin]] son of Thorin I
 
*[[Glóin]] son of Thorin I
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*[[Thorin Oakenshield]] son of Thrain II. He was the king of '''Durin's folk''' in the Blue Mountains, until he refounded Erebor, but was killed in the [[Battle of Five Armies]] in 2941 T.A.
 
*[[Thorin Oakenshield]] son of Thrain II. He was the king of '''Durin's folk''' in the Blue Mountains, until he refounded Erebor, but was killed in the [[Battle of Five Armies]] in 2941 T.A.
  
After Thorin's death the line passed to his cousin Dáin II Ironfoot (grandson of [[Grór]]), who was killed in the [[War of the Ring]] in 3019 T.A. Dáin's son. [[Thorin III Stonehelm]], then became king. Thorin III, had either a son or grandson, [[Durin VII]], who refounded Khazad-dûm.
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After Thorin's death the line passed to his cousin Dáin II Ironfoot (grandson of [[Grór]]), who was killed in the [[War of the Ring]] in 3019 T.A. Dáin's son. [[Thorin III Stonehelm]], then became king. Thorin III, had either a son or grandson, Durin VII, who refounded Khazad-dûm.

Revision as of 16:06, 14 July 2007

Durin's folk, also called the Longbeards were, by rights, the inhabitants of Khazad-dûm. Their first King was Durin the Deathless.

Durin's folk were joined in Second Age by the Firebeards and Broadbeams from the Ered Luin, after the War of Wrath destroyed and ruined their homes.

The Dwarves of Durin's folk were ruled by six kings named Durin, all fathers and sons, until Durin VI, who was killed by Durin's Bane in 1980 of the Third Age. After his death, a king named Durin did not return to the Dwarves for many years. In the Fourth Age, a Durin VII appeared, being either the son or grandson of Thorin III. He therefore would have been a direct descendant of Durin the Deathless. Durin VII was also known as Durin the Last.


Kingdoms

When Durin's folk were driven out of Khazad-dum, most of them went to the Grey Mountains, while some followed king Thráin I to the Lonely Mountain. When Thorin I succeeded his father as king, he abandoned the Lonely Mountain for the Grey Mountains because he saw how prosperous the Dwarves there were. Several hundred years later, Thorin's great-great-grandson king Dáin I was killed by invading Cold-drakes. Durin's folk then fled to the Iron Hills, and also once again to the Lonely Mountain.

Years later, the Dwarves of Erebor fled the mountain when Smaug attacked. Those of Durin's line that lived in Erebor were now exiles. They lived for a short period in Dunland, until the War of the Dwarves and Orcs, after which they then moved to the Blue Mountains. For over one hundred and fifty years, Durin's folk waited to take back Erebor, until their king, Thorin II Oakenshield, went on his quest to the Lonely Mountain. Thorin refounded his kingdom after Smaug was killed, but was killed later in the Battle of Five Armies. His cousin Dáin II Ironfoot succeeded him as king of Durin's folk. Some time during the Fourth Age, Durin VII reastablished the kingdom of Khazad-dum.

Durin's folk also seemed to have a small remnant of its people in the Grey Mountains after the main population left.

Line of Durin's folk

After Thorin's death the line passed to his cousin Dáin II Ironfoot (grandson of Grór), who was killed in the War of the Ring in 3019 T.A. Dáin's son. Thorin III Stonehelm, then became king. Thorin III, had either a son or grandson, Durin VII, who refounded Khazad-dûm.