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Sacking of Mount Gundabad

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Second Sacking of Gundabad
Conflict: War of the Dwarves and Orcs.
Date: 2793-2798 of the Third Age. Most the first few years.
Place: Mount Gundabad
Outcome: The Coalition of Dwarves wipe out all the Orcs they can find in the mountain and plunder it of any treasure or valuables.
Combatants

Dwarves

Orcs

Commanders

Thráin II

Unknown Orc Chieftain(s)

Strength

Unknown, but likely 15,000 or so Dwarves of all Seven houses.

Unknown. As the capitol, likely thousands.

Casualties

Unknown

Obliterated. All that were found.

The Second Sacking of Gundabad was a battle that took place sometime between T.A. 2793 and T.A. 2799 during the War of the Dwarves and Orcs. The Mountain was assailed and sacked by the great host of Thráin II, and totally eradicated of Orcs.[1]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk"