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Nargothrond

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[[Túrin Turambar]] later came to Nargothrond and became one of its chief fighters, but he also persuaded the people to fight openly against Morgoth (the bridge was built at this time), which eventually led to its sack by the army of the dragon [[Glaurung]].
 
[[Túrin Turambar]] later came to Nargothrond and became one of its chief fighters, but he also persuaded the people to fight openly against Morgoth (the bridge was built at this time), which eventually led to its sack by the army of the dragon [[Glaurung]].
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[[Glaurung]] stayed there for about five years guarding his stolen horde until he went Northeast to [[Brethil]] to assail Turin, and after being killed by him at [[Cabed-en-Aras]] he never returned.  Then, [[Mim]] the Petty Dwarf settled there reclaiming his peoples ancient home until he was killed by [[Hurin]].  The realm remained deserted for the rest of the first age until the [[War of Wrath]] when it went down with the rest of the Beleriand.
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==See also==

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Nargothrond
Political information
EtymologyS. Narog (river-name) + ost "fortress" + rond "dome-roofed hall"
Head of StateKing of Nargothrond
Societal information
CapitalNargothrond
LanguageSindarin
LocationThe meeting of the rivers Ringwil and Narog, beneath the High Faroth
PopulaceNoldorin elves
Historical information
Formed fromFirst Age 52
DissolutionFirst Age 495

Nargothrond was the stronghold built by Finrod Felagund to dwell in, delved into the banks of the river Narog in Beleriand. This was the base of Felagund's realm that included the lands to the north (the Talath Dirnen or Guarded Plain) and surrounding.

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History

Creation

Inspired by Menegroth in Doriath, and seeking a hidden place from which to be safe from the forces of Morgoth, Finrod established it in the early years of the First Age, in the Caverns of Narog beneath the forested hills of Taur-en-Faroth on the western bank of Narog. He was aided by the Dwarves of the Ered Luin, who also made for him the Nauglamír, the Necklace of the Dwarves.

However, Finrod was not the first to delve in those caves: it had first been inhabited by the Petty-dwarves before they were driven out.

Days of Power

Finrod ruled Nargothrond until he joined Beren in his quest for the Silmaril and gave it to Orodreth. However, the sons of Fëanor, Celegorm and Curufin lived in Nargothrond at this time and were more powerful than Orodreth until Finrod's death was reported, at which time they were exiled.

Fall

(Main article: Fall of Nargothrond)

Túrin Turambar later came to Nargothrond and became one of its chief fighters, but he also persuaded the people to fight openly against Morgoth (the bridge was built at this time), which eventually led to its sack by the army of the dragon Glaurung.

Afterwards

Glaurung stayed there for about five years guarding his stolen horde until he went Northeast to Brethil to assail Turin, and after being killed by him at Cabed-en-Aras he never returned. Then, Mim the Petty Dwarf settled there reclaiming his peoples ancient home until he was killed by Hurin. The realm remained deserted for the rest of the first age until the War of Wrath when it went down with the rest of the Beleriand.


See also