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| language = [[Language of Dale]]
| location = Northern [[Wilderland]], between the southwest & southeast arms of [[Erebor]]
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| location = Northern [[Wilderland]], between the southwest and southeast arms of [[Lonely Mountain|Erebor]]
 
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| dissolved = [[Third Age 2770|T.A. 2770]]/During the [[War of the Ring]]
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The '''kingdom of Dale''' was a city state formed in the [[Third Age]] by Northmen.
  
The Kingodm of Dale was a city state formed in the [[Third Age]] by Northmen
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== Geography ==
  
== Geographpy ==
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The Kingdom of Dale was established in the Northen [[Wilderland]], just south of [[Lonely Mountain|Erebor]], near the banks of river [[River Running|Celduin]].
  
The Kingdom of Dale was established in the Northen [[Wilderland]], just south of the mount [[Erebor]], near the banks of river [[Celduin]].
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==Background==
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The Township and Lordship of Dale was most probably formed around the year {{TA|2590}} by the Northmen who lived in that area for centuries. That was the time when [[Thrór]] brought his people back to Erebor. The Men of Dale may therefore have benefited from an influx of neighboring peoples who hoped to trade with the Dwarves, inviting all their relatives from all over the region to join them, forming the city of [[Dale]].{{fact}} Dale saw great rise until the year {{TA|2758}}, when the [[Long Winter]] came.
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In the year {{TA|2770|n}} [[Smaug]] attacked Dale, killing [[Girion]] and ruining the town for 172 years.
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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After the [[Battle of Five Armies]], [[Bard|Bard the Bowman]] founded the Kingdom, and he was later titled King '''Bard I'''.
  
The Old Kingdom of Dale was most propably formed around the year 2590 of the Third Age by the Northmen who lived in that area for centuries. That was the age when Thor brought his people back to Erebor. The Men of Dale may therefore have benefitted from an influx of neighboring peoples who hoped to trade with,
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The Kingdom must have benefitted by the simultaneous refounding of the [[Kingdom under the Mountain]]. In the later years, the realm was said to extend far to the south and east of [[Esgaroth]]<ref>{{FR|Council}}</ref>, including perhaps all the lands between [[Carnen]] and [[Celduin]]<ref name=RF>[[Robert Foster]], ''[[The Complete Guide to Middle-earth]]'', entry "Dale"</ref>
inviting all their relatives from all over the region to join them, forming the city of [[Dale]].
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Dale saw great rise until the year 2758, the time of the Great Winter. This is propably the date when the first mentioned King of Dale, Blaorthin, died
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and his succesor, Girion became King.
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In the year 2770 [[Smaug]] attacked Dale, killing Girion and ruining the Kingdom for 172 years.
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After the [[Battle of Five Armies]], the Kingdom was Refounded by [[Bard]] the Bowman, who was later named '''Bard I'''
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Dale was sacked for a second time during the [[War of the Ring]] by invaders from [[Mordor]] and the [[Easterlings]]. The people of Dale took refuge in [[Erebor]] with the Dwarves, and it was during the Battle of Dale that King [[Dáin II Ironfoot]] of Erebor and [[King Brand]] of Dale were slain. However, after the fall of Sauron, the siege was broken and Dale rebuilt once more, though it was never restored to its former glory, partly because of the weakening of the dwarves who lived in Erebor.
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== Diplomacy ==
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Dale was sacked for a second time during the [[War of the Ring]] by invaders from [[Mordor]] and the [[Easterlings]]. The people of Dale took refuge in [[Lonely Mountain|Erebor]] with the Dwarves, and it was during the [[Battle of Dale]] that King [[Dáin Ironfoot]] of Erebor and King [[Brand]] of Dale were slain. However, after the fall of Sauron, the siege was broken and Dale rebuilt once more.
As almosty every clan of the [[Northmen]], the men of Dale were allied
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with the Numenorians, who civilized them after the reign of [[Turambar]].
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They were also friendly with the Dwarves of Erebor and the Men of [[Esgaroth]].
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== References ==
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During the [[Fourth Age]], Dale was independent, but allied to the [[Reunited Kingdom]].<ref name=RF/>
  
*The Hobbit
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*The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, Appendix A
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* [[Michael Martinez]], "[http://www.merp.com/essays/MichaelMartinez/michaelmartinezsuite101essay59 Resurrecting Dale]"
  
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[http://www.merp.com/essays/MichaelMartinez/michaelmartinezsuite101essay59 Resurrecting Dale]
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[[Category:Mannish realms]]
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Revision as of 07:12, 14 January 2013

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Kingdom of Dale
Political information
GovernmentMonarchy (City state)
Head of StateKing of Dale
Societal information
CapitalDale
LanguageLanguage of Dale
LocationNorthern Wilderland, between the southwest and southeast arms of Erebor
PopulaceNorthmen
Historical information
EstablishmentT.A. 2944

The kingdom of Dale was a city state formed in the Third Age by Northmen.

Contents

Geography

The Kingdom of Dale was established in the Northen Wilderland, just south of Erebor, near the banks of river Celduin.

Background

The Township and Lordship of Dale was most probably formed around the year T.A. 2590 by the Northmen who lived in that area for centuries. That was the time when Thrór brought his people back to Erebor. The Men of Dale may therefore have benefited from an influx of neighboring peoples who hoped to trade with the Dwarves, inviting all their relatives from all over the region to join them, forming the city of Dale.[source?] Dale saw great rise until the year T.A. 2758, when the Long Winter came.

In the year 2770 Smaug attacked Dale, killing Girion and ruining the town for 172 years.

History

After the Battle of Five Armies, Bard the Bowman founded the Kingdom, and he was later titled King Bard I.

The Kingdom must have benefitted by the simultaneous refounding of the Kingdom under the Mountain. In the later years, the realm was said to extend far to the south and east of Esgaroth[1], including perhaps all the lands between Carnen and Celduin[2]

Dale was sacked for a second time during the War of the Ring by invaders from Mordor and the Easterlings. The people of Dale took refuge in Erebor with the Dwarves, and it was during the Battle of Dale that King Dáin Ironfoot of Erebor and King Brand of Dale were slain. However, after the fall of Sauron, the siege was broken and Dale rebuilt once more.

During the Fourth Age, Dale was independent, but allied to the Reunited Kingdom.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Council of Elrond"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, entry "Dale"