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Durin III

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'''Durin III''' was the first bearer of one of the [[Seven Rings]], although this was not known to outsiders until the end of the [[Third Age]]. The [[Dwarves]] of [[Durin's folk]] believed he had been given this ring by [[Celebrimbor]] himself, and not by [[Sauron]].
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'''Durin III''' (late [[Second Age]]) was a King of [[Durin's folk]] who ruled the great [[Dwarves|Dwarven]] city of [[Khazad-dûm]]. During his reign the Dwarves of Khazad-dûm had struck a rare friendship with the [[Elves]] of [[Ost-in-Edhil]] in [[Eregion]]. [[Celebrimbor]], the lord of Ost-in-Edhil, designed with [[Narvi]] the famous [[West-gate of Moria]]. More importantly, Celebrimbor secretly gave Durin the first of the [[Rings of Power|Seven Rings of Power]]. This ring would later be known as the [[Ring of Thrór]].
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Unbeknownst to Celebrimbor, his partner in crafting the Rings was actually [[Sauron]]. The Dark Lord had come in the guise of wise [[Annatar]] to corrupt the Elves through the Rings of Power. By Second Age 1697, Sauron had learned that he could not control either the Elves nor the Dwarves through the Rings and led a large army towards Eregion. There he slaughtered Celebrimbor and scattered the people of Ost-in-Edhil. In response Durin sealed the West-gate from the outside world.
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{{sequence
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|prev=[[Durin II]] at some earlier time
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|next=[[Durin IV]] at some later time
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|list=Kings of [[Durin's folk]]
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}}
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{{sequence
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|prev=[[Durin II]] at some earlier time
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|next=[[Durin IV]] at some later time
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|list=[[Kings of Khazad-dûm]]
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}}
  
 
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[[Category:Dwarves]]
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Revision as of 20:38, 18 May 2006

Durin III (late Second Age) was a King of Durin's folk who ruled the great Dwarven city of Khazad-dûm. During his reign the Dwarves of Khazad-dûm had struck a rare friendship with the Elves of Ost-in-Edhil in Eregion. Celebrimbor, the lord of Ost-in-Edhil, designed with Narvi the famous West-gate of Moria. More importantly, Celebrimbor secretly gave Durin the first of the Seven Rings of Power. This ring would later be known as the Ring of Thrór.

Unbeknownst to Celebrimbor, his partner in crafting the Rings was actually Sauron. The Dark Lord had come in the guise of wise Annatar to corrupt the Elves through the Rings of Power. By Second Age 1697, Sauron had learned that he could not control either the Elves nor the Dwarves through the Rings and led a large army towards Eregion. There he slaughtered Celebrimbor and scattered the people of Ost-in-Edhil. In response Durin sealed the West-gate from the outside world.

Preceded by:
Durin II at some earlier time
Kings of Durin's folk Followed by:
Durin IV at some later time
Preceded by:
Durin II at some earlier time
Kings of Khazad-dûm Followed by:
Durin IV at some later time