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The '''House of Ransom''' was the hilltop of [[Amon Rûdh]] had long been the home of a colony of [[Petty-dwarves]], who lived in an underground complex originally known as [[Bar-en-Nibin-noeg]], the '[[House of the Petty-dwarves]]'. As the [[First Age]] wore on, these people dwindled, until at last only three survived: [[Mîm]] and his two sons [[Khîm]] and [[Ibun]]. To their misfortune, the Petty-dwarves encountered [[Túrin]] at the time he led a desperate band of outlaws. Mîm's sons fled, but Mîm himself was caught, and agreed to house the outlaws in exchange of his own life. So the Dwarf-delvings of Amon Rûdh became known as '''[[Bar-en-Danwedh]]''', meaning ''''House of Ransom''''. The ransom, in fact, was a double one: when they returned to Amon Rûdh, it was learned that Khîm had been shot by an arrow as he fled, and was dead. In recompense, Túrin promised to pay Mîm a ransom of his own, if ever he was able.  
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The '''House of Ransom''' was the hilltop of [[Amon Rûdh]] had long been the home of a colony of [[Petty-dwarves]], who lived in an underground complex originally known as [[Bar-en-Nibin-noeg]], the "House of the Petty-dwarves". As the [[First Age]] wore on, these people dwindled, until at last only three survived: [[Mîm]] and his two sons [[Khîm]] and [[Ibun]]. To their misfortune, the Petty-dwarves encountered [[Túrin]] at the time he led a desperate band of outlaws. Mîm's sons fled, but Mîm himself was caught, and agreed to house the outlaws in exchange of his own life. So the Dwarf-delvings of Amon Rûdh became known as '''[[Bar-en-Danwedh]]''', meaning ''''House of Ransom''''. The ransom, in fact, was a double one: when they returned to Amon Rûdh, it was learned that Khîm had been shot by an arrow as he fled, and was dead. In recompense, Túrin promised to pay Mîm a ransom of his own, if ever he was able.  
  
 
Túrin and the outlaws stayed for more than a year in Bar-en-Danwedh, where they were joined by [[Beleg|Beleg Strongbow]] out of [[Doriath]]. They defended the lands around against [[Melkor]]'s forces, and became so famous in that region that they gained a following, with Túrin and Beleg coming to be known as the [[Two Captains]]. In the end, though, disaster struck: Mîm betrayed them to the [[Orcs]], who slew the outlaws and captured Túrin in a net. Beleg survived, and Mîm fled from him, never to return to his old House of Ransom on Amon Rûdh.
 
Túrin and the outlaws stayed for more than a year in Bar-en-Danwedh, where they were joined by [[Beleg|Beleg Strongbow]] out of [[Doriath]]. They defended the lands around against [[Melkor]]'s forces, and became so famous in that region that they gained a following, with Túrin and Beleg coming to be known as the [[Two Captains]]. In the end, though, disaster struck: Mîm betrayed them to the [[Orcs]], who slew the outlaws and captured Túrin in a net. Beleg survived, and Mîm fled from him, never to return to his old House of Ransom on Amon Rûdh.
  
 
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Revision as of 20:32, 5 September 2010

The House of Ransom was the hilltop of Amon Rûdh had long been the home of a colony of Petty-dwarves, who lived in an underground complex originally known as Bar-en-Nibin-noeg, the "House of the Petty-dwarves". As the First Age wore on, these people dwindled, until at last only three survived: Mîm and his two sons Khîm and Ibun. To their misfortune, the Petty-dwarves encountered Túrin at the time he led a desperate band of outlaws. Mîm's sons fled, but Mîm himself was caught, and agreed to house the outlaws in exchange of his own life. So the Dwarf-delvings of Amon Rûdh became known as Bar-en-Danwedh, meaning 'House of Ransom'. The ransom, in fact, was a double one: when they returned to Amon Rûdh, it was learned that Khîm had been shot by an arrow as he fled, and was dead. In recompense, Túrin promised to pay Mîm a ransom of his own, if ever he was able.

Túrin and the outlaws stayed for more than a year in Bar-en-Danwedh, where they were joined by Beleg Strongbow out of Doriath. They defended the lands around against Melkor's forces, and became so famous in that region that they gained a following, with Túrin and Beleg coming to be known as the Two Captains. In the end, though, disaster struck: Mîm betrayed them to the Orcs, who slew the outlaws and captured Túrin in a net. Beleg survived, and Mîm fled from him, never to return to his old House of Ransom on Amon Rûdh.