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The '''Dwarves of Nogrod''' were the [[Dwarves|Dwarven]] House known as the [[Firebeards]] who dwelled in the [[Blue Mountains]] in the [[First Age]].
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The '''Dwarves of Nogrod''' were the [[Dwarves|Dwarven]] House who dwelled at  [[Nogrod]] in the [[First Age]].
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
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]].  
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During the [[Years of the Trees]] the western [[Fathers of the Dwarves]] awoke from beneath [[Dolmed|Mount Dolmed]] creating the lines of the [[Broadbeams]] and the [[Firebeards]]. These two houses built the great Dwarven cities of [[Nogrod]] and [[Belegost]] in the [[Blue Mountains]].<ref>{{PM|Dwarves}}</ref> It is not clear whether they shared the two cities or whether each house dwelt in its own.
  
But their lust for jewels and other treasures led them to the murdering of King [[Thingol]] of the [[Nauglamir]], and the [[Sack of Doriath]].  After this act of treachery as they were returning home they were waylaid by [[Beren|Beren Erchamion]] and [[Elves of Ossiriand]] in the [[Battle of Sarn Athrad]]. Those few that survived fled into the woods and the arms of the [[Ents]] who massacred them the remainder.
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They were initially friendly to the [[Elves]] of Beleriand, renowned as craftsmen and jewelers, such as [[Gamil Zirak]] whose works were to be found in the treasuries of King [[Thingol]] of [[Doriath]],<ref>{{UT|Narn}}, ''The Departure of Túrin''</ref> and [[Telchar]] known for the forging of weapons. Dwarves from the Blue Mountains, perhaps also those of Nogrod, aided the [[Noldor]] in the building of [[Nargothrond]].<ref name=doriath/><Ref>{{S|13}}</ref>
  
[[Nogrod]] was destroyed in 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-dum]], while some stayed to build and rebuild what new halls and mines with the [[Broadbeams]] that stayed.
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Dwarves of Nogrod, as well as their kinsmen of Belegost, participated in the [[Union of Maedhros]] supplying them with soldiers and weapons.<ref>{{S|20}}</ref>
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Some craftsmen from Nogrod stayed in [[Menegroth]] and were asked by King [[Thingol]] of [[Doriath]] to set the [[Silmaril]] in the [[Nauglamir]]. But they coveted the Nauglamir they made and killed Thingol in his treasury, and fled, only to be slaughtered by the avenging Elves who killed all but two. The survivors returned to Nogrod, and lied to their kinsmen saying that Thingol refused to pay the craftsmen and for their work and killed them.
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Although the [[Dwarves of Belegost]] refused to aid them, they formed a great host which passed over [[Sarn Athrad]] intimidating the [[Sindar]] who fled before them. In the [[Battle of the Thousand Caves|sack the Menegroth]] they ravaged the Caves and Thingol's treasures. But on their return home they were hunted down by [[Beren|Beren Erchamion]] and killed by his army of [[Green-elves]] and a group of [[Ents]] at the [[Battle of Sarn Athrad]] as they were crossing the river.<ref name=doriath>{{S|Doriath}}</ref>
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[[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 [[Moria|Khazad-dûm]].
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==Portrayal in adaptations==
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'''1982-97: ''[[Middle-earth Role Playing]]'':'''
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: The Dwarves of Nogrod are called '''Dwalin's Tribe'''.<ref>{{ICE|8004}}</ref><ref>[[Thomas Morwinsky]], "A Brief History of the Dwarven Mansions", in ''[[Other Minds]]'' issue 4 (July 2008)</ref>
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==See also==
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*[[Dwarves of Belegost]]
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{{References}}
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Latest revision as of 04:29, 16 August 2018

Dwarves of Nogrod
People
Henning Janssen - Nauglamir and the Doom of Thingol.jpg
"Nauglamir and the Doom of Thingol.jpg" by Henning Janssen
General Information
LocationsNogrod, Blue Mountains
LanguagesKhuzdul, Sindarin
MembersGamil Zirak
Telchar
Naugladur
Physical Description
Lifespanc. 250 years
DistinctionsShort in stature, beards, well-armoured in combat

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

Contents

History

During the Years of the Trees the western Fathers of the Dwarves awoke from beneath Mount Dolmed creating the lines of the Broadbeams and the Firebeards. These two houses built the great Dwarven cities of Nogrod and Belegost in the Blue Mountains.[1] It is not clear whether they shared the two cities or whether each house dwelt in its own.

They were initially friendly to the Elves of Beleriand, renowned as craftsmen and jewelers, such as Gamil Zirak whose works were to be found in the treasuries of King Thingol of Doriath,[2] and Telchar known for the forging of weapons. Dwarves from the Blue Mountains, perhaps also those of Nogrod, aided the Noldor in the building of Nargothrond.[3][4]

Dwarves of Nogrod, as well as their kinsmen of Belegost, participated in the Union of Maedhros supplying them with soldiers and weapons.[5]

Some craftsmen from Nogrod stayed in Menegroth and were asked by King Thingol of Doriath to set the Silmaril in the Nauglamir. But they coveted the Nauglamir they made and killed Thingol in his treasury, and fled, only to be slaughtered by the avenging Elves who killed all but two. The survivors returned to Nogrod, and lied to their kinsmen saying that Thingol refused to pay the craftsmen and for their work and killed them.

Although the Dwarves of Belegost refused to aid them, they formed a great host which passed over Sarn Athrad intimidating the Sindar who fled before them. In the sack the Menegroth they ravaged the Caves and Thingol's treasures. But on their return home they were hunted down by Beren Erchamion and killed by his army of Green-elves and a group of Ents at the Battle of Sarn Athrad as they were crossing the river.[3]

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.[6][7]

See also

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "Of Dwarves and Men"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Narn i Hîn Húrin (The Tale of the Children of Húrin)", The Departure of Túrin
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Doriath"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Return of the Noldor"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad"
  6. 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)
  7. Thomas Morwinsky, "A Brief History of the Dwarven Mansions", in Other Minds issue 4 (July 2008)