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The '''Firebeards''' were one of the seven houses of the [[Dwarves]] who lived in [[Nogrod]] in the [[Ered Luin]] during the [[First Age]].  The ''Firebeards'' were most renowned for having the greatest crafters and smiths, even by Dwarf standards in Middle-earth. They were also great masons, for they aided the Noldor build [[Nargothrond]].  
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The '''Firebeards''' were one of the seven houses of the [[Dwarves]]. They were originally paired with the [[Broadbeams]]. The ancestor of the Firebeards was among the oldest (together with the ancestors of the [[Broadbeams]] and [[Longbeards]]) of the Seven Ancestors of the Dwarves.<ref>{{PM|X}}, pp. 301, 322 (note 24)</ref>
  
Of the two Dwarf houses of [[Beleriand]], the Firebeards were the least friendly.  They fought the [[Elves]] over the treasure of [[Nargothrond]]. Their lust for jewels and other treasures led them to the murdering of King [[Thingol]] of the [[Nauglamir]], and the [[Sack of Doriath]]. After this act of treachery as they were returning home they were waylaid by [[Beren|Beren Erchamion]] and [[Elves of Ossiriand]] in the [[Battle of Sarn Athrad]].  Those few that survived fled into the woods and the arms of the [[Ents]] who massacred the remainder.
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==Portrayal in adaptations==
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'''2002-5: ''[[The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying Game]]'':'''
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: The House corresponding to the Firebeards is called '''Úri's Folk''', said to being "''instantly recognizable by the fiery hue of their beards''". After the destruction of Nogrod, some of Úri's Folk went to join the Longbeards at Khazad-dûm, while others delved new halls in the southern Ered Luin.<ref>{{D|M}}</ref>
  
They did however, help the Elves and Men in the [[Wars of Beleriand]].
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==See also==
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*[[Dwarves of Nogrod]]
In the [[War of Wrath]] their great city of Nogrod, was destroyed and sunk into the sea along with much of the Ered Luin.  Some Firebeards stayed in the Ered Luin to help rebuild what they could with the remaining [[Broadbeams]], from the also destroyed city of [[Belegost]],  while most went to the halls of [[Khazad-dum]] in the [[Misty Mountains]], swelling its numbers and bringing much craft and lore with them.
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After thousands of years it seems the Firebeards may have parted ways with [[Durin's folk]] after the awakening of [[Durin's Bane]], and returned to the Ered Luin, where things were likely much better than after the sinking of Beleriand.
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Also during the [[Third Age]] it is likely that they answered the request for aid from Durin's folk in the eventual [[War of the Dwarves and Orcs]].
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Revision as of 14:29, 14 January 2013

A Firebeard dwarf by Warren Mahy

The Firebeards were one of the seven houses of the Dwarves. They were originally paired with the Broadbeams. The ancestor of the Firebeards was among the oldest (together with the ancestors of the Broadbeams and Longbeards) of the Seven Ancestors of the Dwarves.[1]

Portrayal in adaptations

2002-5: The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying Game:

The House corresponding to the Firebeards is called Úri's Folk, said to being "instantly recognizable by the fiery hue of their beards". After the destruction of Nogrod, some of Úri's Folk went to join the Longbeards at Khazad-dûm, while others delved new halls in the southern Ered Luin.[2]

See also

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "Of Dwarves and Men", pp. 301, 322 (note 24)
  2. Mike Mearls, Chris Seeman (2003), Moria
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