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Sack of Eregion
Alan Lee - City of Ost-in-Edhil mural.jpg
Conflict: War of the Elves and Sauron
Date: Second Age 1697
Place: Realm of Eregion
Outcome: Destruction of Eregion by Sauron's forces
Combatants

Elves and Dwarves

Sauron's forces

Commanders
  • Elrond
  • Amroth
  • Durin III
Strength

10-20,000 Noldor Elves, and Dwarves of Durin's folk

Thousands of Orcs, Evil Men, and other creatures of Sauron

Casualties

Thousands of Elven civilians and warriors including Celebrimbor, and some Dwarves

Unknown, possibly light

The Sack of Eregion was the campaign in which Sauron destroyed Eregion for not giving him the three Elven Rings of power and scattered the Elves that lived there.