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| side2=[[Smaug]] the Dragon
 
| side2=[[Smaug]] the Dragon
 
| commanders1=*King [[Thrór]]
 
| commanders1=*King [[Thrór]]
* Lord [[Girion]] †
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* King [[Girion]] †
 
| commanders2=*Smaug
 
| commanders2=*Smaug
 
| forces1=Unknown est. 5-10,000 Dwarves, and Est. 1-4,000 [[Men of Dale]]  
 
| forces1=Unknown est. 5-10,000 Dwarves, and Est. 1-4,000 [[Men of Dale]]  
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== Aftermath ==
 
== Aftermath ==
In the end the [[Kingdom under the Mountain]] was destroyed, and likely thousands of Dwarves and several hundred people (including King [[Girion]]) of Dale were killed.  King [[Thrór]] himself along with his son [[Thráin|Thráin II]] barely escaped out of the [[Back Door|secret entrance]].  Most of the Dwarves who escaped fled to the [[Iron Hills]].<ref>{{UT|Erebor}}</ref>   
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In the end the [[Kingdom under the Mountain]] was destroyed, and likely thousands of Dwarves and several hundred people (including King [[Girion]]) of Dale were killed.  King [[Thrór]] himself along with his son * '''[[Thráin|Thráin II]] barely escaped out of the [[Back Door|secret entrance]].  Most of the Dwarves who escaped fled to the [[Iron Hills]].<ref>{{UT|Erebor}}</ref>   
  
With his family and a small company of followers, the King went into a homeless wandering southward but not before cursing Smaug.  It would be almost two hundred years before Thrór's grandson [[Thorin]] would return to the mountain to reclaim his home and treasure.
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With his family and a small company of followers, the King went into a homeless wandering southward but not before cursing Smaug.  It would be over two hundred years before Thrór's grandson [[Thorin]] would return to the mountain to reclaim his home and treasure.
  
 
== Portrayal in adaptations ==
 
== Portrayal in adaptations ==
'''1966: [[The Hobbit (1966 film)|''The Hobbit'' (1966 film)]]:'''
 
:The Sack of Erebor appears briefly in the prologue.
 
 
 
'''2012: ''[[The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey]]'':
 
'''2012: ''[[The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey]]'':
:The Sack of Erebor appears in the prologue of the film, with the events narrated by [[Bilbo Baggins]] as he writes his book ''[[There and Back Again]]''. Thorin participates in the failed defense of the Mountain, and Thráin loses the [[Arkenstone]] in the evacuation.
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:The Sack of Erebor appeared in the prologue of the film, with the events narrated by [[Bilbo Baggins]] as he wrote his book, ''[[There and Back Again]]''.
 
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[[Category:Conflicts of the Third Age]]
 
[[Category:Conflicts of the Third Age]]

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