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[[Image:Firebeard dwarf.png|thumb|A Firebeard dwarf by Warren Mahy]]
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[[File:Warren Mahy - Firebeard dwarf.png|thumb|A Firebeard dwarf by [[Warren Mahy]]]]
The '''Firebeards''' were one of the seven houses of the [[Dwarves]].<ref>{{PM|X}}, pp. 301, 322 (note 24)</ref>
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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>
==Description==
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The Firebeards lived in [[Nogrod]] in the [[Ered Luin]] during the [[First Age]]. They were most renowned for having the greatest craftsmen 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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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 [[Battle of the Thousand Caves|raiding]] [[Menegroth]]. After this act of treachery as they were returning home, they were waylaid by [[Beren|Beren Erchamion]] and [[Green-elves|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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They did however, help the Elves and Men in the [[Wars of Beleriand]] in the years before.
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==History==
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The Father of the Firebeards awoke beneath [[Mount Dolmed]] with the Father of the Broadbeams
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In the [[War of Wrath]] their great city of Nogrod, was ruined.  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-dûm]] in the [[Misty Mountains]], swelling its numbers and bringing much craft and lore with them.
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During the [[Third Age]] it seems the Firebeards may have parted ways with [[Durin's folk]] during the seclusive years of Khazad-dûm, and after the awakening of [[Durin's Bane]].  More than likely returning to the Ered Luin.
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Also during the [[Third Age]] it is more than probable that they answered the request for aid from Durin's folk in the eventual [[War of the Dwarves and Orcs]].<ref name=A3>{{App|A3}}</ref>
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==Portrayal in adaptations==
 
==Portrayal in adaptations==
 
'''1982-97: ''[[Middle-earth Role Playing]]'':'''
 
: The Dwarves of Nogrod are called '''Dwalin's Tribe'''.<ref>{{ICE|8004}}</ref><ref>[[Thomas Morwinsky]], "A Brief History of the Dwarven Mansions", in ''[[Other Minds]]'' issue 4 (July 2008)</ref>
 
 
 
'''2002-5: ''[[The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying Game]]'':'''
 
'''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.<ref>{{D|M}}</ref>
 
: 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>
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==See also==
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*[[Dwarves of Nogrod]]
  
 
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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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