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| name=Dwarves of the Blue Mountains
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|image=[[Image:Blue Mountain Dwarves.jpg]]
| image=[[File:Angelo Montanini - Blue Mountain Dwarves.jpg|250px]]
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|name= Dwarves of the Blue Mountains
| caption="[[:File:Angelo Montanini - Blue Mountain Dwarves.jpg|Blue Mountain Dwarves]]" by Angelo Montanini
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|dominions=Blue Mountains<br/> [[Nogrod]]<br/>[[Belegost]]<br/>[[Thorin's Halls]]<br/>Newer dwellings in the southern chain
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|languages= [[Khuzdul]]<br/>[[Sindarin]]<br/>[[Westron]]
| othernames=Dwarves of Ered Lindon
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|height=Five feet or less
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| location=[[Nogrod]], [[Belegost]], [[Khazad-dûm]], [[Thorin's Halls]], newer halls in the Southern chain
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|skincolor= probably white
| affiliation=[[Union of Maedhros]]
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| rivalry=[[Iathrim]]
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|feathers=
| language=[[Khuzdul]], [[Sindarin]], [[Westron]]
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|distinctions= Short in stature, beards, skilled warriors
| members=[[Azaghâl]], [[Telchar]], [[Gamil Zirak]]
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|lifespan=around 250 years
| lifespan=c. 250 years
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|members=[[Firebeards]]<br/>[[Broadbeams]]<br/>[[Longbeards]]
| distinctions=Great craftsmen
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| height=Five feet or less
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The '''Dwarves of the Blue Mountains''' were the various [[Dwarves|Dwarven]] peoples in the [[Blue Mountains|Ered Luin]].
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The '''Dwarves of the Blue Mountains''' lived in the remnants of the [[Ered Luin]] from the [[Second Age]] to the [[Fourth Age]].  
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==History==
 
==History==
===First Age===
 
The [[Firebeards]] and [[Broadbeams]] awoke in the Blue Mountains, and lived there throughout the history of their people. These two houses built the great Dwarven cities of [[Nogrod]] and [[Belegost]].<ref name="Dwarves">{{PM|Dwarves}}, p. 322, note 24</ref>
 
  
From their mountain-cities, the Dwarves of the Blue Mountains came down into [[Beleriand]] to trade with the Elves. The [[Dwarves of Belegost]] were friends to the [[Sindar]]<ref name="Sindar">{{S|Sindar}}</ref> and later allies of the [[Noldor]] of [[Beleriand]] (they had generally better relations with the [[Elves]] than their [[Dwarves of Nogrod|neighbors]] in [[Nogrod]]).<ref>{{S|Noldor}}</ref> They first met the [[Noldor]] Elves near Mount [[Rerir]] and a great friendship began between the two peoples.
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===Second Age===
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After the [[War of Wrath]], much of the Ered Luin fell into the sea, and stunted the mountains (such as the [[Mount Dolmed|Dolmed]], and [[Mount Rerir|Rerir]].  The Dwarf cities of [[Nogrod]] and [[Belegost]], home to the [[Firebeards]] and [[Broadbeams]] were also ruined. Most of the two Houses left the Ered Luin for [[Khazad-dûm]] home of the [[Longbeards]], bringing much lore and craft and swelling its numbers.  Others stayed to build or rebuild their homes, and start over again.  
  
They played a great part in the making of [[Thingol|Thingol's]] halls at [[Menegroth]], and later aided in the delving of [[Nargothrond]] beside [[Narog]].<ref name="Return" /> [[Finrod]] rewarded them with treasures he brought from [[Tirion]].<ref name="Return">{{S|Return}}</ref> In Nogrod during this period, the master craftsman [[Telchar]] forged weapons and armour that would be famed through Middle-earth's history, including [[Narsil]], the sword that would be broken and reforged for [[Aragorn]] several millenia later.
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For hundreds of years the remnants of the Firebeards and Broadbeams toiled in the Ered Luin. Possibly rebuilding Belegost at least somewhat, and maybe abandoned Nogrod.  The remnants of the two Houses seemed to having largely moved to the Southern range by the mid-[[Third Age]].
 
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They would have likely trafficked and traded with the [[Elves]] of [[Lindon]] (Second through Fourth Ages); The [[Men of Arnor]] (late Second Age through the Third Age); and of course with Durin's folk.
After [[Morgoth]]'s return to Middle-earth, the Dwarves were loosely [[Union of Maedhros|allied]] with the Elves in the [[Wars of Beleriand]] that followed. They fought in the [[Nirnaeth Arnoediad]], where [[Lord of Belegost|Lord]] [[Azaghâl]] of [[Belegost]] drove [[Glaurung]] from the field but was himself slain. After the battle, relations between the Elves and Dwarves cooled: [[Dwarves of Nogrod]] slew Thingol and stole the [[Nauglamír]], and after this time, enmity and mistrust grew between the two peoples.
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===Second Age===
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After the end of the [[First Age]], around {{SA|40}}, the power and wealth of [[Khazad-dûm]] was much increased; for it was enriched by many people and much lore and craft when the ancient cities of [[Nogrod]] and [[Belegost]] in the [[Blue Mountains]] were ruined in the breaking of [[Thangorodrim]].<ref name="Durin">{{App|Durin}}</ref><ref name="B1">{{App|B1}}, entry "''c.'' 40"</ref> However, there always remained some Dwarves on the eastern side of the Blue Mountains in days afterwards.<ref>{{UT|Concerning}}</ref>
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===Third Age===
 
===Third Age===
After the death of [[King of Durin's Folk|King]] [[Thrór]], his son [[Thráin]] sent messengers to all the Houses of the Dwarves requesting aid, and it can be assumed that both the western houses sent troops to fight in the [[War of the Dwarves and Orcs]].
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After (and probably before) the [[Balrogs|Balrog]] drove the Dwarves out of Khazad-dûm in [[T.A. 1981|1981]], the Firebeards and Broadbeams seemed to have went back to the Ered Luin and reinvigorated their old realms.  Their may have also led to some tension with the Longbeards.
 
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However, the murder of their King [[Thrór]] of Durin's Folk changed this. The King's son [[Thráin II|Thráin]] sent messengers to all the Houses of the Dwarves requesting aid, and it can be assumed that both the western houses sent troops to fight in the [[War of the Dwarves and Orcs]].  
After the War, the remaining western Dwarves went back to their countries, and a year later King Thráin and his people established a [[Thorin's Halls|new realm-in-exile]] in the northern Ered Luin beyond the [[Little Lune]].<ref name="Durin" /> His people prospered in a fashion and were swelled in numbers by many of the wandering folk of Durin, and they built many fair houses in the hills.<ref name="Dwarves"/><ref name="Durin" /> They made things mostly of iron, trading with their neighbouring kinsmen in the south, the Men of Eriador, and likely the [[Elves of Lindon]].<ref name="Durin" />
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Years later, after King [[Thorin]] went on the [[Quest of Erebor]] and was killed in the [[Battle of Five Armies]], the [[Kingdom under the Mountain]] was re-established by the new king [[Dáin Ironfoot|Dáin II Ironfoot]]. Many of the people of Durin's folk went to him and it became a great and prosperous kingdom once again.
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After the War, the remaining West Dwarves went back to their countries, and a year later King Thráin and his people established a [[Thorin's Halls|new realm-in-exile]] in the Northern Ered Luin beyond the [[Little Lune]].  This territory may have been given to them by the western Houses (It was part of their territory). His people prospered in a fashion, and were swelled in numbers by many of the wandering folk of Durin.  They made things mostly of iron, trading with their neighboring kinsmen in the south, the Men of Eriador, and likely the Elves.
  
Even later in the [[Fourth Age]], there were still Dwarves in mines in the east side of the Blue Mountains, especially south of the [[Gulf of Lune]], still trading along the [[East Road]].<ref>{{App|Eriador}}</ref>
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Years later after King [[Thorin]] went on the [[Quest of Erebor]] and was killed in the [[Battle of Five Armies]], the [[Kingdom under the Mountain]] was re-established by the new king [[Dáin Ironfoot|Dáin II Ironfoot]]. Many of the people of Durin's folk went to him and it became a great and prosperous kingdom once again.
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So a much smaller group of Durin's folk lived in the Ered Luin, if any.  However the Firebeards and Broadbeams continued to live in their through the Fourth Age, and probably till the diminishing of the race of Dwarves (There were and always will be Dwarves on the eastern side of the Blue Mountains).
  
==Portrayal in adaptations==
 
'''2013: ''[[The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug]]'':'''
 
:While [[Thorin and Company]] are lost in [[Mirkwood]], [[Bofur]] finds a dwarven tobacco pouch on the ground, which he recognizes as one from the Dwarves of the Blue Mountains. [[Bilbo Baggins|Bilbo]] tells him that it is his own pouch that fell earlier, and they are going on circles.
 
 
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*[[The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King]], Eriador, Arnor and the Heirs of Isildur; Durin's folk.
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*[[The Unfinished Tales]], [[History of Galadriel and Celeborn]], [[The Quest of Erebor]]
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*[[The Silmarillion]]
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*[[The Peoples of Middle-Earth]], [[Of Dwarves and Men]]
  
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