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The '''Dwarves of the Blue Mountains''' refers to the Dwarves that lived in the remnants of the [[Ered Luin]] from the [[Second Age]] to the [[Fourth Age]].
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The '''Dwarves of the Blue Mountains''' lived in the remnants of the [[Blue Mountains|Ered Luin]] from the [[Second Age]] to the [[Fourth Age]].  
  
After the [[War of Wrath]], much of the Ered Luin fell into the sea, taking the Dwarf city of [[Nogrod]] home of the [[Firebeards]] Dwarves with it (which later became the [[Gulf of Lune]]), and ruining [[Belegost]] to the south, the home of [[Broadbeams]].  Many of the Firebeards and Broadbeams left the Ered Luin for [[Khazad-dum]] home of the [[Longbeards]], becoming part of [[Durin's folk]], while some stayed to help rebuild what they could of what later became the northern halls of the Dwarves, and the remnants of Belegost in the southern chain. But out of all the Southern chain was the most populated. 
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==History==
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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 [[Dolmed]], and [[Rerir]].  The Dwarf cities of [[Nogrod]] and [[Belegost]], home to the [[Firebeards]] and [[Broadbeams]] were also ruinedMost of the two Houses left the Ered Luin for [[Moria|Khazad-dûm]] home of the [[Durin's Folk|Longbeards]], bringing much lore and craft and swelling its numbers.  Others stayed to build or rebuild their homes, and start over again.  
  
For thousands of years the Dwarves toiled in the '''Blue Mountains'''Working the lesser mines and rebulding what was left of their ancient kingdom. They most likely traded with [[Elves]] of [[Mithlond]] during the Second through early Fourth Ages, and with the [[Men of Arnor]] in the late Second Age through the [[Third Age]].  
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For hundreds of years the remnants of the Firebeards and Broadbeams toiled in the Ered LuinPossibly rebuilding Belegost at least somewhat, and apparently 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 likely trafficked and traded with the [[Elves of Lindon]], the Men of Eriador and of course with Durin's folk.
  
In the year 1981 the [[Balrog]] was awoken in Khazad-dum, and the Dwarves fled for the [[Grey Mountains]] and the [[Lonely Mountain]], and possibly some Dwarves fled to the '''Blue Mountains'''.  Durin's folk of the Grey Mountains were driven from their halls by Cold-drakes in 2589.  In 2770 [[Smaug]] the [[Dragon]] attacked the Lonely Mountain and drove the Dwarves off.  They went into exile and wandered to [[Dunland]] to eke out a living.  But king [[Thrór]] was murdered by [[Azog]] the Goblin chieftain when Thrór went to see Khazad-dum (now called "Moria" "''the black pit''"). This tragedy would start the [[War of the Dwarves and Orcs]], in which Thrór's son [[Thráin II]] called all the houses of the Dwarves together to seek revenge on the Orcs.  This was the first conflict since the [[Battle of Unnumbered Tears]], thousands of years before that the '''Dwarves of the Blue Mountains''' had fought in.  The armies of the Dwarves sacked every Orc-hold in the [[Misty Mountains]], and in 2799 the final battle came at the slopes of the [[East-gate]] of Moria in the [[Battle of Azanulbizar]].  The Dwarves won in the end, but half the of those who particapated were killed.  So Durin's folk moved to the Blue Mountains, (Most likely to the Southern chain) where they started a new kingdom.  Years later, king Thráin II was going to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from Smaug, but was ambushed by Orcs on the eaves of [[Mirkwood]].  He was tortured for four years in the dungeons of [[Dol Guldur]] until his death.
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===Third Age===
[[Thorin II Oakenshield]], became king of Durin's folk in the Ered Luin, until he left on the [[Quest of Erebor]] to reclaim the Lonely Mountain.  He succeeded in his quest but was killed in the [[Battle of Five Armies]]  He was succeeded by his cousin, [[Dáin II Ironfoot]] from the [[Iron Hills]].  It is not known who became the leader of the Dwarves in the Ered Luin.
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After (and probably before) the [[Balrogs|Balrog]] drove the Dwarves out of Khazad-dûm in {{TA|1981}}, the Firebeards and Broadbeams seemed to have went back to the Ered Luin and reinvigorated their olds realms.
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After the death of 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]].  
  
The '''Dwarves of the Blue Mountains''', lived in their halls through the Fourth Age, but nothng is known about what happened to them.
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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]].  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.
  
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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 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).
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{{References}}
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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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*[[Unfinished Tales]], [[The 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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[[Category:Dwarven peoples]]
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[[de:Ered Luin]]
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Dwarves of the Blue Mountains
People
DominionsBlue Mountains
Nogrod
Belegost
Thorin's Halls
Newer dwellings in the southern chain
LanguagesKhuzdul
Sindarin
Westron
Average heightFive feet or less
Skin colorprobably white
DistinctionsShort in stature, beards, skilled warriors
Lifespanaround 250 years
MembersFirebeards
Broadbeams
Longbeards

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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[edit] History

[edit] Second Age

After the War of Wrath, much of the Ered Luin fell into the sea, and stunted the mountains (such as Dolmed, and 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.

For hundreds of years the remnants of the Firebeards and Broadbeams toiled in the Ered Luin. Possibly rebuilding Belegost at least somewhat, and apparently abandoned Nogrod. The remnants of the two Houses seemed to having largely moved to the Southern range by the mid-Third Age. They likely trafficked and traded with the Elves of Lindon, the Men of Eriador and of course with Durin's folk.

[edit] Third Age

After (and probably before) the Balrog drove the Dwarves out of Khazad-dûm in T.A. 1981, the Firebeards and Broadbeams seemed to have went back to the Ered Luin and reinvigorated their olds realms. After the death of 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.

After the War, the remaining Western Dwarves went back to their countries, and a year later King Thráin and his people established a 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.

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 II Ironfoot. Many of the people of Durin's folk went to him and it became a great and prosperous kingdom once again. So a much smaller group of Durin's folk lived in the Ered Luin, if any. However the Firebeards and Broadbeams continued to live 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).

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