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Dwarves of Nogrod

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The '''Dwarves of Nogrod''' were the [[Dwarves|Dwarven]] House who dwelled at  [[Nogrod]] in the [[First Age]].
The '''Dwarves of Nogrod''' were the [[Dwarves|Dwarven]] House who dwelled at  [[Nogrod]] in the [[First Age]].

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Dwarves of Nogrod
DominionsNogrod, Blue Mountains
Average heightFive feet or less
DistinctionsShort in stature, beards, well-armoured in combat
Lifespanaround 250 years
MembersGamil Zirak

The Dwarves of Nogrod were the Dwarven House who dwelled at Nogrod in the First Age.



They were renowned as the best craftsman and jewelers in Middle-earth. They were also great masons, for they aided the Noldor in the building of Nargothrond.

However, their lust for jewels and other treasures led them to murder King Thingol for the Nauglamír, and later the Battle of the Thousand Caves. As they were returning home, they were waylaid by Beren Erchamion and Elves of Ossiriand in the Battle of Sarn Athrad. Those few that survived fled into the woods, where the Ents massacred the remainder.

Nogrod was ruined due to the War of Wrath by the Valar which marked the end of the First Age. Most of the Dwarves of Nogrod would later go to Khazad-dûm.

Portrayal in adaptations

1982-97: Middle-earth Role Playing:

The Dwarves of Nogrod are called Dwalin's Tribe.[1][2]

See also


  1. R. Mark Colburn, Peter C. Fenlon, John D. Ruemmler, Terry K. Amthor, Jessica M. Ney (1989), Lords of Middle-earth Vol III: Hobbits, Dwarves, Ents, Orcs & Trolls (#8004)
  2. Thomas Morwinsky, "A Brief History of the Dwarven Mansions", in Other Minds issue 4 (July 2008)