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|style="color:#000"|[[Image:J.R.R. Tolkien - Conversation with Smaug (large).jpg|125px|left]]'''[[Smaug]]''' (birth unknown – [[Third Age]] {{TA|2941|n}}) was the greatest [[Fire-drakes|fire-breathing]] [[Dragons|dragon]] of the [[Third Age]]. Details of his origin are unknown, but in {{TA|2770}} he attacked the [[Lonely Mountain]] and the town of [[Dale]]. He claimed the treasure of the mountain for himself and forced [[Thrór]], [[King under the Mountain]], and [[Durin's Folk|his people]] into exile. [[Thorin]]'s quest - with the help of his burglar [[Bilbo Baggins]] - to reclaim the treasure ended in success when Smaug was slain by [[Bard]] in {{TA|2941}}.
'''[[Glamdring]]''' was the sword once borne by [[Turgon the Wise|Turgon]], King of [[Gondolin]]. The sword, decorated with jewels and ruelbone, had passed into legend by the time [[Gandalf]] discovered it in a [[trolls|Troll]]'s cave, nearly 6,500 years later. He would use the sword during the [[Battle of Five Armies]] and the [[War of the Ring]].
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{{Quote|But do you remember [[Gandalf]]'s words: Even [[Gollum]] may have something yet to do? But for him, [[Samwise Gamgee|Sam]], I could not have destroyed [[The One Ring|the Ring]]. The Quest would have been in vain, even at the bitter end. So let us forgive him! For the Quest is achieved and now all is over. I am glad you are here with me. Here at the end of all things, Sam.|{{RK|Doom}}}}
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{{quote|<nowiki>'</nowiki>Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens,<nowiki>'</nowiki> said [[Gimli]].<br><nowiki>'</nowiki>Maybe,<nowiki>'</nowiki> said [[Elrond]], <nowiki>'</nowiki>but let him not vow to walk in the dark, who has not seen the nightfall.<nowiki>'</nowiki>|''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]'', "[[The Ring Goes South]]"}}
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Smaug (birth unknown – Third Age 2941) was the greatest fire-breathing dragon of the Third Age. Details of his origin are unknown, but in T.A. 2770 he attacked the Lonely Mountain and the town of Dale. He claimed the treasure of the mountain for himself and forced Thrór, King under the Mountain, and his people into exile. Thorin's quest - with the help of his burglar Bilbo Baggins - to reclaim the treasure ended in success when Smaug was slain by Bard in T.A. 2941.

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"But do you remember Gandalf's words: Even Gollum may have something yet to do? But for him, Sam, I could not have destroyed the Ring. The Quest would have been in vain, even at the bitter end. So let us forgive him! For the Quest is achieved and now all is over. I am glad you are here with me. Here at the end of all things, Sam."
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Mount Doom"

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