Dwarves of Erebor
|Dwarves of Erebor|
|Average height||Five feet or less|
|Skin color||probably white|
|Distinctions||Short in stature|
|Members||Gimli, Thorin II Oakenshield|
The Dwarves may have first colonized the mountain as early as the Second Age[source?], but after the awakening of the Balrog and the flight of Durin's folk from Khazad-dûm, it was for the first time densely populated.
However the Cold-drakes invaded the Grey Mountains and drove most of the Dwarves out.
Thrór, the descendent of Thorin I, took some of his people and flew the Grey Mountains and refounded the kingdom of Erebor.
The Dwarves were properous, and made great wealth for themselves until they were dispossessed of their immense wealth by Smaug the Dragon, who sacked their kingdom.
Noted Dwarves from Erebor were: