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In {{TA|1981}} the last of the dwarves living in [[Moria]] fled from the [[Balrog]] who had slain [[Durin VI]] and [[Náin I]].<ref name="TA">{{App|TA}}</ref>  Some of the escaping dwarves wandered as far as the Iron Hills and settled there.<ref name="Third"/>
 
In {{TA|1981}} the last of the dwarves living in [[Moria]] fled from the [[Balrog]] who had slain [[Durin VI]] and [[Náin I]].<ref name="TA">{{App|TA}}</ref>  Some of the escaping dwarves wandered as far as the Iron Hills and settled there.<ref name="Third"/>
  
In {{TA|2570}} Dragons began afflicting the dwarves in the north and in {{TA|2589}} [[Dáin I]] was slain by a dragon in the Grey Mountains.<ref name="TA"> Due to these deprivations, in {{TA|2590}} [[Grór]] left the [[Grey Mountains]] and established a realm in the Iron Hills.<ref name="TA">{{App|TA}}</ref>  Over hundreds of years it became a great realm, especially after the destruction of [[Erebor]] in {{TA|2770}}.<ref name="TA">
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In {{TA|2570}} Dragons began afflicting the dwarves in the north and in {{TA|2589}} [[Dáin I]] was slain by a dragon in the Grey Mountains.<ref name="TA"/> Due to these deprivations, in {{TA|2590}} [[Grór]] left the [[Grey Mountains]] and established a realm in the Iron Hills.<ref name="TA">{{App|TA}}</ref>  Over hundreds of years it became a great realm, especially after the destruction of [[Erebor]] in {{TA|2770}}.<ref name="TA"/>
  
During the [[Battle of Azanulbizar]] ({{TA|2799}})<ref name="TA"> the dwarves of the Iron Hills, led by [[Náin (son of Grór)]] and coming late and fresh to the fray, turned the day.  Náin was slain by [[Azog]] in one-on-one combat.  Náin's son, Dáin Ironfoot, then avenged his father by slaying Azog.  After this battle Dáin Ironfoot led the Iron Hills dwarves home where he became their leader as Dáin II.<ref>{{App|Durin}}</ref>
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During the [[Battle of Azanulbizar]] ({{TA|2799}})<ref name="TA"/> the dwarves of the Iron Hills, led by [[Náin (son of Grór)]] and coming late and fresh to the fray, turned the day.  Náin was slain by [[Azog]] in one-on-one combat.  Náin's son, Dáin Ironfoot, then avenged his father by slaying Azog.  After this battle Dáin Ironfoot led the Iron Hills dwarves home where he became their leader.<ref name="Durin">{{App|Durin}}</ref>
  
Before the death of [[Smaug]] in {{TA|2941}},<ref name="TA"/> the dwarves' realm in the Iron Hills was the main dwelling of [[Durin's folk]] in the East, and also the strongest realm militarily in [[Wilderland]].  After Smaug's death Dáin Ironfoot became [[King under the Mountain]];<ref name="TA"/> how many dwarves may have returned to or stayed in the Iron Hills after the [[Battle of Five Armies]] is unknown.
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Before the death of [[Smaug]] in {{TA|2941}},<ref name="TA"/> the dwarves' realm in the Iron Hills was the main dwelling of [[Durin's folk]] in the East, and also the strongest realm militarily in [[Wilderland]].  After Smaug's death Dáin Ironfoot became [[King under the Mountain]] and [[Kings of Durin's Folk|King of Durin’s Folk]] as Dáin II;<ref name="TA"/><ref name="Durin"/> how many dwarves may have returned to or stayed in the Iron Hills after the [[Battle of Five Armies]] is unknown.
  
 
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Iron Hills
Physical Description
TypeHill range
LocationEast of Erebor, northwest of Rhûn
RealmsThe Kingdom of Durin's folk
InhabitantsDurin's Folk
DescriptionHill-remnants of the Ered Engrin and a realm of many of Durin's folk

The Iron Hills were a range of hills in the northeast of the known parts of Middle-earth, border-lining Rhûn. There was a Dwarf-realm located in the hills, led famously by Dáin Ironfoot.

History

The Hills were mined for thousands of years by the Dwarves, being their main supply of iron.[1] The Dwarf-road of Mirkwood ran northeast to the Hills for the Dwarf-traders that went to and from Khazad-dûm and the Hills.[2]

In T.A. 1981 the last of the dwarves living in Moria fled from the Balrog who had slain Durin VI and Náin I.[3] Some of the escaping dwarves wandered as far as the Iron Hills and settled there.[1]

In T.A. 2570 Dragons began afflicting the dwarves in the north and in T.A. 2589 Dáin I was slain by a dragon in the Grey Mountains.[3] Due to these deprivations, in T.A. 2590 Grór left the Grey Mountains and established a realm in the Iron Hills.[3] Over hundreds of years it became a great realm, especially after the destruction of Erebor in T.A. 2770.[3]

During the Battle of Azanulbizar (T.A. 2799)[3] the dwarves of the Iron Hills, led by Náin (son of Grór) and coming late and fresh to the fray, turned the day. Náin was slain by Azog in one-on-one combat. Náin's son, Dáin Ironfoot, then avenged his father by slaying Azog. After this battle Dáin Ironfoot led the Iron Hills dwarves home where he became their leader.[4]

Before the death of Smaug in T.A. 2941,[3] the dwarves' realm in the Iron Hills was the main dwelling of Durin's folk in the East, and also the strongest realm militarily in Wilderland. After Smaug's death Dáin Ironfoot became King under the Mountain and King of Durin’s Folk as Dáin II;[3][4] how many dwarves may have returned to or stayed in the Iron Hills after the Battle of Five Armies is unknown.

See Also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Tale of Years of the Third Age"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "Of Dwarves and Men"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  4. 4.0 4.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk"