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Fall of Mount Gundabad

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First Sack of 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 First Sack of 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]

References

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