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Fall of Mount Gundabad

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The '''First Sack of Gundabad''', took place in the mid-Second Age.  
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The '''Fall of Mount Gundabad''', took place in the mid-Second Age.  
 
It was a conflict in which Orcs who had fled the [[War of Wrath]] in the [[First Age]], invaded [[Mount Gundabad]] from [[Forodwaith (lands)|Forodwaith]], and drove the [[Longbeard]] Dwarves from their holy site and dwelling. One which they would not gain back till after the [[War of the Ring]].<ref>{{PM|Dwarves}}, p. 305</ref>
 
It was a conflict in which Orcs who had fled the [[War of Wrath]] in the [[First Age]], invaded [[Mount Gundabad]] from [[Forodwaith (lands)|Forodwaith]], and drove the [[Longbeard]] Dwarves from their holy site and dwelling. One which they would not gain back till after the [[War of the Ring]].<ref>{{PM|Dwarves}}, p. 305</ref>
  

Latest revision as of 06:14, 6 January 2013

Fall of Mount Gundabad
Conflict: Orc Invasion of the Mountains of the North (Second Age)
Date: Mid-Second Age
Place: Mount Gundabad
Outcome: The Longbeards are driven from Gundabad, and the Orcs claim a foothold in the mountains of the North.
Combatants

Dwarves of Durin's folk

Orcs

Commanders

Unknown

Unknown

Strength

Unknown

Unknown, likely many thousands.

Casualties

Unknown

Unknown

The Fall of Mount Gundabad, took place in the mid-Second Age. It was a conflict in which Orcs who had fled the War of Wrath in the First Age, invaded Mount Gundabad from Forodwaith, and drove the Longbeard Dwarves from their holy site and dwelling. One which they would not gain back till after the War of the Ring.[1]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "Of Dwarves and Men", p. 305