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Dwarves of Belegost

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The race of [[Dwarves]] whose halls were at [[Belegost]], the northernmost of the two great Dwarf-cities that stood in the [[Blue Mountains]] during the [[First Age]].  
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The '''Dwarves of Belegost''' were the race of [[Dwarves]] whose halls were at [[Belegost]], the northernmost of the two great Dwarf-cities that stood in the [[Blue Mountains]] during the [[First Age]]. Home to the Dwarven House of [[Broadbeams]], Belegost was founded by the Elder of their House sometime during the [[Years of the Trees]].
  
Home to the Dwarven House of [[Broadbeams]],  Belegost was founded by the Elder of their House sometime during the [[Years of the Trees]].  
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They had a generally better relations with the [[Elves]] than their neighbors in [[Nogrod]], and were behind the building of [[Menegroth]]. They first met the [[Noldor]] Elves near [[Mount Rerir]] and a great friendship began between the two peoples. They fought bravely beside eachother during the [[Nírnaeth Arnoediad]], where they lost their ruler Lord [[Azaghâl]] in battle to the dragon [[Glaurung]].
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When the Dwarves of Nogrod assembled a great host of Dwarves to attack [[Doriath]], the Broadbeams tried to dissuade them from war, but their brethren from Nogrod did not heed their advice. These dwarves went on to fight in the [[Sack of Doriath]], and later met their demise the [[Battle of Sarn Athrad]]. After this tragedy the Dwarves of Belegost started fleeing to [[Khazad-dûm]], for fear of reprise from the Elves. There was much loathing between Elf and Dwarf from there on.
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Belegost was later ruined in the [[War of Wrath]], and most of the Broadbeams left for Khazad-dâm. Some stayed to build, or rebuild, new homes and mines, along with some remaining [[Firebeards]] of Nogrod.
  
They had a generally better relations with the [[Elves]] than their neighbors in [[Nogrod]], and as well as being responsible for the building of [[Menegroth]].  They first met the craft loving [[Noldor]] Elves near [[Mount Rerir]] and a great friendship began between the two peoples.
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In smithing, the Dwarves of Belegost were second only to the Dwarves of Nogrod. They learned many secrets in smithing from the Elves, and Elves from the Dwarves. They created many weapons for the Elves when evil began to stir in [[Beleriand]], and the smiths of Belegost were the first to create linked ring mail.  
they fought bravely beside [[Elves]] and [[Men]] during the [[Nirnaeth Arnoediad]].  Even losing their ruler Lord [[Azaghâl]] in battle, to the Dragon, Glaurung.
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When the Dwarves of Nogrod built a great host of Dwarves to attack [[Doriath]] the Broadbeams tried to dissuade them from war, but they didn't heed them and went on to fight in the [[Sack of Doriath]], and later their demise the [[Battle of Sarn Athrad]].  After this tragedy the Belegostians started fleeing to Khazad-dûm, for fear of reprise from the Elves.  There was much loathing between Elf and Dwarf from there on.
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'''Belegost''' was later ruined in the [[War of Wrath]], and most of the Brodbeams left for [[Khazad-dum]], while some stayed to build, or rebuild new homes and mines, along with some remaining [[Firebeards]] from Nogrod.
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The Belegostians were second only to the [[Dwarves of Nogrod]] in smithing. They learned many secrets in smithing from the Elves, and Elves from the Dwarves. They created many weapons for the Elves when evil began to stir in Beleriand, and Belegost was the first to create linked ring mail.  Also the great pearl called [[Nimphelos]] was greatly prized by the chieftain of Belegost above a mountain of wealth. 
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Apparently the the Broadbeams along with the Firebeards, used Khuzdul names instead of names from a different language.  Which is odd considering they were secretive about their language and true names.  But they probably just used a given name, like [[Durin's folk]] used the names of the [[Northmen]].
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the most Noted Dwarf from Belegost was:
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*Lord [[Azaghal]].
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Revision as of 19:44, 21 June 2008

The Dwarves of Belegost were the race of Dwarves whose halls were at Belegost, the northernmost of the two great Dwarf-cities that stood in the Blue Mountains during the First Age. Home to the Dwarven House of Broadbeams, Belegost was founded by the Elder of their House sometime during the Years of the Trees.

They had a generally better relations with the Elves than their neighbors in Nogrod, and were behind the building of Menegroth. They first met the Noldor Elves near Mount Rerir and a great friendship began between the two peoples. They fought bravely beside eachother during the Nírnaeth Arnoediad, where they lost their ruler Lord Azaghâl in battle to the dragon Glaurung. When the Dwarves of Nogrod assembled a great host of Dwarves to attack Doriath, the Broadbeams tried to dissuade them from war, but their brethren from Nogrod did not heed their advice. These dwarves went on to fight in the Sack of Doriath, and later met their demise the Battle of Sarn Athrad. After this tragedy the Dwarves of Belegost started fleeing to Khazad-dûm, for fear of reprise from the Elves. There was much loathing between Elf and Dwarf from there on. Belegost was later ruined in the War of Wrath, and most of the Broadbeams left for Khazad-dâm. Some stayed to build, or rebuild, new homes and mines, along with some remaining Firebeards of Nogrod.

In smithing, the Dwarves of Belegost were second only to the Dwarves of Nogrod. They learned many secrets in smithing from the Elves, and Elves from the Dwarves. They created many weapons for the Elves when evil began to stir in Beleriand, and the smiths of Belegost were the first to create linked ring mail.