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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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The '''Dwarves of the Blue Mountains''' were the various [[Dwarves|Dwarven]] cultures that settled the [[Ered Luin]].
 
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==History==
 
==History==
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===Elder Days===
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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><ref group=note>While Tolkien mentions that the two clans occupied the Blue Mountains, it is not clear which clan (Firebeards and Broadbeams) corresponded to which of either people (the [[Dwarves of Nogrod]] and the [[Dwarves of Belegost]]). It is possible however that both clans were associated with both cities, but there is no [[canon]]ical word on this.</ref>
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From their mountain-cities, the Dwarves of the Blue Mountains came down into [[Beleriand]] to trade with the Elves. These Dwarves were friends to the [[Sindar]]<ref name="Sindar">{{S|Sindar}}</ref> and later allies of the [[Noldor]] of [[Beleriand]].<ref>{{S|Noldor}}</ref> They played a great part in the making of [[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]]. It was during this time that the Dwarves of the Blue Mountains created the [[Nauglamír]] for [[Finrod]], the most renowned of their works of the [[Elder Days]].<ref name="Return">{{S|Return}}</ref>
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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 [[Azaghâl]] of [[Belegost]] drove [[Glaurung]] from the field but was himself slain. After the battle, relations between the Elves and Dwarves cooled; the [[Dwarves of Nogrod]] slew Thingol and stole the [[Nauglamír]], and after this time, enmity and mistrust grew between the two peoples.
  
===Second Age===
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===Later History===
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.  
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The cities of Nogrod and Belegost were ruined in the breaking of [[Thangorodrim]] in the [[War of Wrath]]. As a result, by around {{SA|40}}, the power and wealth of [[Khazad-dûm]] was much increased for it was enriched by the lore and craft of the Dwarves of Ered Lindon;<ref name="Durin">{{App|Durin}}</ref><ref name="B1">{{App|B1}}</ref> however, there always remained some Dwarves on the eastern side of the Blue Mountains in days afterwards.<ref>{{UT|Concerning}}</ref>
  
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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After the [[War of the Dwarves and Orcs]], [[Thráin II]] 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" /> 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.
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.
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===Third Age===
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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>
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]].  
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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.
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==Portrayal in adaptations==
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'''2013: ''[[The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug]]'':'''
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: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.
  
Years later after King [[Thorin Oakenshield]] 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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==See also==
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).
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*[[Dwarves of Belegost]]
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*[[Dwarves of Nogrod]]
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*[[Longbeards]]
  
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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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Dwarves of the Blue Mountains
People
Angelo Montanini - Blue Mountain Dwarves.jpg
"Blue Mountain Dwarves" by Angelo Montanini
General Information
Other namesDwarves of Ered Lindon
LocationsBlue Mountains
AffiliationUnion of Maedhros, Thorin and Company
RivalriesIathrim
LanguagesKhuzdul, Sindarin, Westron
MembersAzaghâl, Telchar, Gamil Zirak, Fíli, Kíli

The Dwarves of the Blue Mountains were the various Dwarven cultures that settled the Ered Luin.

Contents

[edit] History

[edit] Elder Days

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.[1][note 1]

From their mountain-cities, the Dwarves of the Blue Mountains came down into Beleriand to trade with the Elves. These Dwarves were friends to the Sindar[2] and later allies of the Noldor of Beleriand.[3] They played a great part in the making of Thingol's halls at Menegroth, and later aided in the delving of Nargothrond beside Narog.[4] Finrod rewarded them with treasures he brought from Tirion. It was during this time that the Dwarves of the Blue Mountains created the Nauglamír for Finrod, the most renowned of their works of the Elder Days.[4]

After Morgoth's return to Middle-earth, the Dwarves were loosely allied with the Elves in the Wars of Beleriand that followed. They fought in the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, where Azaghâl of Belegost drove Glaurung from the field but was himself slain. After the battle, relations between the Elves and Dwarves cooled; the Dwarves of Nogrod slew Thingol and stole the Nauglamír, and after this time, enmity and mistrust grew between the two peoples.

[edit] Later History

The cities of Nogrod and Belegost were ruined in the breaking of Thangorodrim in the War of Wrath. As a result, by around S.A. 40, the power and wealth of Khazad-dûm was much increased for it was enriched by the lore and craft of the Dwarves of Ered Lindon;[5][6] however, there always remained some Dwarves on the eastern side of the Blue Mountains in days afterwards.[7]

After the War of the Dwarves and Orcs, Thráin II and his people established a new realm-in-exile in the northern Ered Luin beyond the Little Lune.[5] 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.[1][5] 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.

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.[8]

[edit] 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 tells him that it is his own pouch that fell earlier, and they are going on circles.

[edit] See also

Notes

  1. While Tolkien mentions that the two clans occupied the Blue Mountains, it is not clear which clan (Firebeards and Broadbeams) corresponded to which of either people (the Dwarves of Nogrod and the Dwarves of Belegost). It is possible however that both clans were associated with both cities, but there is no canonical word on this.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "Of Dwarves and Men", p. 322, note 24
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Sindar"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Noldor in Beleriand"
  4. 4.0 4.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Return of the Noldor"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk"
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Second Age"
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn", "Concerning Galadriel and Celeborn"
  8. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur"