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Sack of Erebor

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name=Sack of Erebor|
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conflict=Isolated event|
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| conflict=Isolated event
date=[[Third Age 2770|2770]]|
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| date=[[Third Age 2770|2770]]
place=[[Erebor]]|
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| place=[[Erebor]]
result=Destruction of the Kingdom under the Mountain|
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| result=Destruction of the Kingdom under the Mountain
side1=Dwarves, and Men|
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| side1=Dwarves, and Men
side2=[[Smaug]] the Dragon|
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| side2=[[Smaug]] the Dragon
commanders1=*King [[Thrór]]|
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| commanders1=*King [[Thrór]]
 
* King [[Girion]]
 
* King [[Girion]]
|commanders2=*Smaug|
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| commanders2=*Smaug
forces1=Unknown est. 5-10,000 Dwarves, and Est. 1-3,000 [[Men of Dale]]|  
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| forces1=Unknown est. 5-10,000 Dwarves, and Est. 1-3,000 [[Men of Dale]]  
forces2=Smaug the Dragon|
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| forces2=Smaug the Dragon
casual1=Unknown but many, est. thousands of Dwarves, hundreds of Men including Girion|
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| casual1=Unknown but many, est. thousands of Dwarves, hundreds of Men including Girion
casual2=None|
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| casual2=None
 
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The '''Sack of Erebor''' was the event in which [[Smaug]] descended on the [[Lonely Mountain]] and drove the [[Dwarves]] from their kingdom.
 
The '''Sack of Erebor''' was the event in which [[Smaug]] descended on the [[Lonely Mountain]] and drove the [[Dwarves]] from their kingdom.
  

Revision as of 22:08, 23 March 2011

Sack of Erebor
Conflict: Isolated event
Date: 2770
Place: Erebor
Outcome: Destruction of the Kingdom under the Mountain
Combatants

Dwarves, and Men

Smaug the Dragon

Commanders
  • Smaug
Strength

Unknown est. 5-10,000 Dwarves, and Est. 1-3,000 Men of Dale

Smaug the Dragon

Casualties

Unknown but many, est. thousands of Dwarves, hundreds of Men including Girion

None

The Sack of Erebor was the event in which Smaug descended on the Lonely Mountain and drove the Dwarves from their kingdom.

The Battle

It began when Smaug the dragon, heard of the great wealth of the Dwarves of Erebor. One night in 2770 TA, Smaug descended on the mountain in flames, totally catching the Dwarves and Men of Dale off guard. The warriors of the mountain came out of the great gate to engage the dragon, but they were all killed. Then Smaug moved and attacked Dale whos warriors were all called to arms, which he destroyed most of them. He then withdrew and routed the mountain of Dwarves. After the all these things he piled up all the gold and made his dwelling only ever so often to eat maidens from Dale which eventually was abandoned.


Aftermath

In the end the Kingdom under the Mountain was destroyed, and likely thousands of Dwarves and several hundred people (including their King Girion of Dale were killed. King Thrór himself along with his son Thráin II barely escaped out of the secret entrance. But many Dwarves escaped mostly fleeing to the Iron Hills.

With his family and a small company of follower, 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 Oakenshield would return to the mountain to reclaim his home and treasure.